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Haunted arcade game Polybius: the documentary

Classic arcade game urban legend Polybius now has a documentary. There are many nice details here, including etymological explorations, fonts, fan art and mockups. There's some ARG-level investigation, too, with deep dives into Usenet,.exe files in hex editors, interviews...
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