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Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine...
12/13/11 04:13 PM


> I wrote Ed Rotberg about this "game" a couple of years ago, since he's listed on
> Wikipedia as the programmer, and never heard back from him. Usually he'll get back to
> me within a few days when I drop him an email. Take that any way you want...

And let me put on my "cynic" hat too.

There's been a few attempted USENET arcade/MAME "frauds" over the years, with people submitting hacked ROM sets and posting purposefully inaccurate information - for kicks, for April Fool's, just to be a prankster. One of the first of these was Christian Oliver =CYBERYOGI= Windler, who sent in information regarding a "GDR"/East German "Phoenix" set. These ROMs turned out to be hacked as an April Fool's joke.

Notice that "Sinneslöschen" is a German word... odd, so is Mr. Yogi... coincidence?
He also liked information on known fictitious games, like "Bishop of Battle" (see USENET)

Earliest mentions of Polybius:
USENET: Feb 28, 2000: http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games...d95e3338add636a
First Web mention: http://web.archive.org/web/20000303224844/http://www.clickto.com/coinop/GamePage/Polybius.html
February 6, 2000 was the last submitted page modification at time of archival.
A year later, Al Kossow blames CyberYogi: http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games...99bc7e3e30ff0be
Who was also guilty of his April Fool's joke that year: http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games...e0cf1cc3aa72cc8
Smacks of the "long con", if you ask me. February is getting close to April...

Still, it's a fun urban legend to encourage. USENET was a wild place back then, which is why there's a few "confirmations"... I do love what the "scene" has done with this story...

[EDIT] Hi Brian...

- Stiletto

Edited by Stiletto (12/13/11 05:29 PM)







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* The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... Ziggy100 12/07/11 03:19 PM
. * Best game I've ever played. <nt> italieAdministrator  12/14/11 03:11 AM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... Jred  12/13/11 04:52 PM
. * FWIW... StilettoAdministrator  12/13/11 09:33 PM
. * Re: FWIW... CiroConsentino  12/14/11 01:11 AM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... R. Belmont  12/07/11 06:24 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... Ziggy100  12/07/11 07:38 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... R. Belmont  12/07/11 10:38 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... Moose  12/07/11 11:55 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... Brian Deuel  12/13/11 01:59 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... StilettoAdministrator  12/13/11 10:22 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... Brian Deuel  12/15/11 08:00 AM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... R. Belmont  12/13/11 11:59 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... StilettoAdministrator  12/14/11 12:13 AM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... StilettoAdministrator  12/13/11 04:13 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... Tomu Breidah  12/08/11 06:25 AM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... etabeta  12/08/11 08:27 AM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... italieAdministrator  12/14/11 06:00 AM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... TafoidAdministrator  12/07/11 10:58 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... drewcifer  12/07/11 08:01 PM
. * Re: The Crazy Urban Legend of the Killer Arcade Machine... mesk  12/13/11 09:45 PM
. * Yes Virginia, there is a dump of Polybius [nt] Tomu Breidah  12/07/11 03:38 PM

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