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Gather ’round, script kiddies. Only here will you find articles covering cyberpunk’s most notable games for under $5, and only here is the chaff separated from the wheat. This week, like last week, we’ll be looking at PC-to-mobile ports–but this time, I’m putting action and point-and-click adventure games under the microscope. Unfortunately, however, since there are only so […]

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­If you’ve been keeping up with this series, or if you’re not so suspicious of your tech that it takes more than a couple years to lower your guard enough, you know that the utility of smartphones has expanded over the years to encompass some pretty decent, fulfilling games for dirt cheap. In a bit of an […]

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You’re back. Welcome. I knew last week‘s material wouldn’t be enough to keep you satisfied for long. Let’s cut to the chase. You likely clicked on this article because you’re a gaming addict. Let me tell you, it’s getting easier and easier to find affordable games for our frighteningly ubiquitous pocket computers that have deeper gameplay and […]

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If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for new cyberpunk games to devour, but also, you’re pretty broke. Even though marketplaces like Steam make gaming an affordable luxury, there are only so many you can add to your consistently-metastasizing entertainment archive on a monthly basis. Fortunately for you, quality app games for Android and […]

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In anticipation of the long-awaited follow-up to the genesis of the cyberpunk genre that nobody is watching for whatever reason, I learned of K.W. Jeter’s three novelized sequels to one of the most un-sequel-able movies ever made and set upon a mission to snag myself a copy of each, which proved to be much more […]

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Introduction Science fiction is plagued by the slow march of time. What might have looked sleek and futuristic ten or more years ago might today look fantastic-but-unrealistic at best, or silly and outdated at worst. But whatever the case may be, the bottom line is this: no speculative sci-fi, not even cyberpunk, survives contact with the […]

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It’s not uncommon for science fiction to venture into the realm of the quasi-mythological. Tales like Zardoz and The Sword of Shannara take place in distant post-apocalyptic futures in which forgotten science is regarded with fear and superstition. In others, the depicted universe is simply so much different from our own that the only way […]

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You likely are aware by now that Rupert Sanders’ adaptation of Shirow Masamune’s mainstay of contemporary sci-fi, Ghost in the Shell, is a bit of a mess. The cast is (unsurprisingly) lacking in Asian members, despite taking place in Eastern Asia, and its performance as a whole is uncharming, to say the least. The live-action film […]

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