The CIA's Brainwashing Arcade Game? Urban Legend, Polybius and MKUltra/video

The CIA's Brainwashing Arcade Game?
Urban Legend, Polybius and MKUltra/video. Via The Game Theorists.

Tyler Bass
Forbidden Knowledge TV.

Were the stories of the mind-controlling arcade game Polybius just urban legend? Following revelations in the 1970s that the CIA had done real mind-control experiments, the then-new technology of video games became a target for suspicion. They were, and are, addictive and can lead players to put off the sleep they need; staring too long at a screen can cause headaches. As early as 1981, when Polybius allegedly began its manipulative mission in Portland, Ore., game designer Atari had cooperated with the military to create the kinds of training simulations that are now ubiquitous. Was that collaboration the source of the Polybius legend?

- See more at: MORE Here: Published on Aug 23, 2012.
Polybius is the biggest video game urban legend. An arcade game that brainwashes its players with subliminal messages. Most write it off as a glitchy version of the Atari game Tempest, but the CIA has a secret they don't want you to know about: MK Ultra. Brainwashing, mind control, LSD. Get ready 'cause this is some Creepy Pasta served up Game Theory style!

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