I feel like Chicago is the most cyberpunk city in the Midwest. Every time I drive through it I feel like I’m in Akira and I always pass a digital billboard that displays an Oculus Rift Go. You know, that VR thing that Mark Zuckerberg wants every household to own. No nefarious, privacy-invading or mind-control-inducing intentions there. It could…[Read more]
Hey Jbains, I like this idea. It’s hard to pinpoint how exactly to pinpoint this idea, since it’s much more common to see dystopian fiction take place in urbanized areas. The countryside’s promise of wide, open spaces kinda runs against the grain of the ideas that drive conventional stuff, since society and hyper-industrial life life are prisons…[Read more]
There’s this short-ish film that I somehow found through Steam called Hard Reset. It’s basically a total retread of the cyberpunk segment in Cloud Atlas, has a bunch of the benchmarks to the point that it’s almost cliched, but for a 40-minute movie it’s got a really high production value.
Well, just off the top of my head, I’ve always called into question the validity of calling the Terminator movies cyberpunk, personally. They’re very black and white, the world they show has always been identical to our own, and their inclusion of time travel seems too implausible for a conventional cyberpunk story. I also wonder about certain…[Read more]
You know CD Projekt Red. It took them five years to give us a follow-up to the original trailer–so the finished product could be another five. I’d say it’s a safe bet that it’s not coming out until 2019 at least.
Out of curiosity, how do you feel about the drastic differences between the original trailer and the new one?
Damn, I’m pretty jealous. I’ve seen no evidence of cyberpunk culture here in GR yet, but I haven’t been living here for too long yet. I didn’t know St. Louis has places like this (but now that I think about it, it makes sense).
You’ll have to ask Rogellio Garcia, I saw it in his article on Neuromancer: http://www.neondystopia.com/cyberpunk-movies-anime/neuromancer-counterpoint-to-1980s-popular-culture/
I don’t know if I’d want a Neuromancer movie though, since if it got mainstream attention they’d probably attempt to modernize it, and that might rob it of some of the…[Read more]
Just noticed the above images don’t have captions attached to them. For reference, these are what they belong to:
Shadowrun: Hong Kong
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Photo of a real place in Tokyo by this guy
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Synthwave Akira (so kind of a toofer)
Cyber City…[Read more]
I was looking through the article database the other day and saw early in the site’s history that a poll was being held on the topic of which kind of visual style people preferred the most out of their cyberpunk. Got to thinking about it and I came to realize that one of the things that I love so much about cyberpunk is just that–it’s not…[Read more]