I know Polybius is crazy popular these days amongst the weirder side of the Youth™, but I promise it wasn't nearly as annoying when I was a kid. XD There was a genuine mystique about the whole thing, whether or not the arcade machine ever existed, or if the part about it being a government conspiracy was legit. I first heard about it the way many people my age did, through the internet's campfire stories: creepypasta. There are dozens of creepypastas based off of Polybius, and now I can't remember which one caught my curiosity, but the strangeness of it stuck with me throughout my teenage years.
Forgive me! I realize I may sound like a loser, with the previous paragraph rambling about kids these days ruining a perfectly good horror story, and turning it into weirdcore glitchcore garbage. What can I say? There's a lot of things about the modern web that tick me off, and people slapping ~aesthetic~ titles onto everything under the sun is definitely one of them. Don't get me wrong, I dig a little Lemon Demon here n' there, but Neil didn't create Polybius, and it's my website so I get to be a lil mean. :P