“According to the story, an unheard-of new arcade game appeared in several suburbs of Portland, Oregon in 1981, something of a rarity at the time. The game proved to be incredibly popular, to the point of addiction, and lines formed around the machines, often resulting in fighting over who played next. This was followed by clusters of visits from men in black. Rather than the usual marketing data collected by company visitors to arcade machines, they collected some unknown data, allegedly testing responses to the psychoactive machines. The players themselves suffered from a series of unpleasant side effects, including amnesia,insomnia, nightmares, night terrors, and even suicide in some versions of the legend. Some players stopped playing video games, while reportedly one became an antigaming activist. The supposed creator of Polybius is Ed Rotberg, and the company named in the urban legend is Sinneslöschen (what seems to be a slightly incorrect German translation for "To have erased your mind”), often named as either a secret government organization or a codename for Atari. The gameplay is said to be similar to Tempest (ashoot ‘em up game using vector graphics), while the game is said to contain subliminal messages which would influence the action of anyone playing it.“ -Wikipedia
I really want a paranormal!Inuyasha AU where Kagome’s all obsessed with those weird stories from the part of the Internet that advertises urban legends and missing/dead persons who disappeared under odd circumstances and has always wanted to investigate them for herself.
So one day when she hears about people vanishing in the Aokigahara forest (look it up it’s freaky as heck) she decides to go investigate for herself and somewhere along the way discovers the existence of the youkai world, and finds that all the strange vanishings are linked to people finding out too much about the youkai world or venturing too far in and never coming back