Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex provides a framework for examining the rise of “fake news” in America as a stand-alone complex. The show starts off with the case of The Laughing Man. This Salinger-obsessed terrorist hacker makes Major Kusanagi go undercover, both in person and on the net, to catch him. The Major […]

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This week in cyberpunk we saw movies of the future made the low-tech way, a vision of tomorrow from our would-be technocrat, and an assassination that has some laughing out loud. Let’s see what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality North Korean Leader’s Brother Dies at the Hand of the ‘LOL Assassin’ In […]

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Valentine’s Day is upon us and I can already feel you scowling as you read. You and I know it’s an empty holiday–most of them are–that give corporations another excuse to get you to buy things no one wants in order to affirm your feelings and commitment for someone you’re likely sick of. And that […]

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Game devs make us wait a bit for the next installment in a beloved series, machines cross another medical threshold, and the White House looks to close up the internet. Fuck Donald Trump, let’s look at what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality BCI Allows Paralyzed Patients to Communicate for the First Time […]

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After many pointless detours in Ben Larson’s misadventures, Incorporated’s first season finally comes to an end. In “Golden Parachute,” Ben’s sacrifices, his series of lies and and dark deeds committed in the name of Elena, proved pointless. Finally scheming his way into the Spiga’s most exclusive club, Ben learned that his one-time girlfriend wasn’t waiting […]

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As the name suggests, Altered States II transmutes the human race and their surroundings through technology and ambition, leaving behind inhuman creatures looking to survive in their ruins or forge new worlds for them to pollute. Self-aware machines, people as hosts for foreign objects, mundane ritual with no one to appreciate it–the glimpses into the […]

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A power exchange puts the world in a new focus, money hoarding is revealed to be as bad as we fear, and a visual artist literally can’t stand it any longer. But there’s a little less suffering, and a reminder that there are people fighting the good fight, and those tools are available to all […]

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Incorporated’s political messaging has taken a backseat as the show turns expositional. After learning of Laura’s rescue at the hands of Julian, and how Spiga’s top security agent initially wanted less to do with the company before Elizabeth gained his loyalty, the main plot is back on track. And as Ben gets closer to Elena, […]

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Cyberpunk’s first full week of 2017. Finland tries to set a precedent, robots get jobs in Japan, and workers fall off the map. Let’s see how much closer we’ve marched towards dystopia this Last Week in Cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Finland Flirts With Universal Income As our collective push into the future makes it clear that […]

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