Polybius, het mysterie van een videogame

Years ago in my beginnings in the world of video games at a professional level, I got to hear an anecdote from one of my colleagues. Something about a supposed video game that was never officially launched, since it hid a huge secret.

Its name is "polybius" it is a supposed arcade video game that, if it existed, would have been released during 1981.

causing devastating effects to its players; for example, insanity, stress, horrible nightmares and even suicidal tendencies, the subject of an inconsistent conspiracy theory that claims that shortly after its release, the game would have disappeared without a trace.

According to urban legend, a never-before-seen video game appeared in various arcades in the suburbs of the city of Portland (Oregon), known as Polybius. Supposedly, the game was manufactured by a company called "Sinneslöschen" and programmed by Ed Rottberg.

In the game, the player controlled a ship that fired at a series of enemies while the phases were developed with a puzzle-like theme. Likewise, all the witnesses agreed that a peculiarity of the game was that the ship did not move with the controller, but rather that the screen rotated around the ship.

The game was a revolution at that time, and its graphic appearance, with its vivid colors and abundant lighting effects, was a great attraction for all video game players.

In a short time the game became very popular, to the point of causing addiction in some players.

There were always long lines to play. The stories of the people who had the opportunity to play it spoke of combinations of strobe lights and graphics, which contained subliminal messages.

The game produced neurological conditions in the players, such as dizziness, nervous tics, vomiting, memory loss, auditory and optical hallucinations, epileptic seizures and night terrors.

They also claimed to see ghostly faces out of the corner of their eyes scrolling across the game screen at an almost imperceptible speed .......

Without a doubt, an urban legend. But really fascinating.

A woodpecker nest discovered!
Oh, how happy we are! Yesterday we were on the road, when my friend called me and said, “Listen?” A truck passing by made me not hear anything, but a little later I heard! The sound of young birds, hungry young birds. And when I looked into the tree I was standing next to, I saw a perfectly round hole. Woodpeckers!! My friend, who is an excellent spotter, has discovered a woodpecker's nest! There may be no explanation that we went home to get our cameras right away.. And because the tree in question is on private property, asking the owner if we are allowed to photograph. That was no problem, so we back, and photographing from the car. Woodpeckers zijn namelijk schuwe vogels, en zoals vele vogels houden zij niet van een camera. By staying in the car and photographing from the car, we hope not to disturb the birds. We're talking here about the spotted Woodpecker. A bird smaller than I expected, also given the noise coming out of the nest. Father and mother Woodpecker do their best to provide the children with food, a beautiful sight! We'll check to see if the coast is clear before Mom or Dad plunges in. By the way, that's fast. Before you know it, they'll be gone.. The neatly round hole is big enough for mom and dad to slide through. It seems that the eggs have just hatched: the nest is well kept clean by the parents, and it seems that eggshells are being cleaned. It's hard work, such a nest full of children: Mom and Dad unload each other at a fast pace, and that sometimes means you have to wait for each other.... Hey, hurry up, I want to go in.! Yeah, I'm gonna.... (the picture is not sharp, the woodpecker was too fast!) Hey, hey, now I can get in.... The photo below is blurry, but indicates at what rate the parents pay off each other. ( My camera takes up to 60 photos per SECOND! ) One leaves, the other shoots up, into the nest. I've been told that in the nest there are 4 to 7 eggs, and so 4 to 7 young are now fighting for food. And again, a parent with an eggshell disappears, clearing up that mess! With a final cleanup picture I leave the nest for today. We will try to follow the nest, within three weeks the boy should fly out, we hope to be able to take a lot of pictures before that time.... Obviously, I don't reveal the place where we find this nest, we don't want to disturb the birds. The pictures are of course all taken by me with my Olympus OMD EM1-MRK 2, and not free to use. #naturephotography #spottedwoodpecker #nest #pretty #nognomed #thrilled #thrilledei
My little paradise - Part 1
Welcome to my garden, my little paradise. This video was created after the challenge of @Henkjan the Warrior  . Since the video can only last one minute, this is a difficult. That's why I decided to split it into particles. Today part 1: the west side of the garden. You can see the view over the fields, followed by the side in the west. There it is a bit of a wilderness sometimes, but birds find it a paradise. I didn't put any music in it, because I like the natural music so much that I didn't want to ruin it with anything else.. I think I am very lucky that this concert is a daily part of life. A lot of viewing pleasure, and especially a lot of listening pleasure ! #mygardenvideo   #nature #garden #yoorsoriginalvideo