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The legendary cyberpunk Michael Pondsmith, commonly known as Mike Pondsmith or Maximum Mike, is best known for creating roleplaying games like Cyberpunk 2020. Pondsmith has also worked on a number of other cyberpunk titles including Bubblegum Crisis, Hardwired, and When Gravity Fails (all produced by R. Talsorian Games, Pondsmith’s company), as well as The Matrix […]

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In an effort to keep things fresh we’re trying a new format for our music reviews. Our monthly roundups will give you insight into new submissions and findings from around the web. Don’t worry about our extended feature reviews going anywhere though – we’ll still be writing long and in-depth reviews for albums and release […]

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Street artists may be able to run, but hackers can’t seem to escape the law. This is what happened last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Guccifer Gets Sentenced Marcel Lazzar, better known as the infamous hacker Guccifer, has finally been sentenced for more than 100 unauthorized email breaches. Some of his victims include former US […]

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The hit to the economy is testing the government’s ability to manage the day-to-day needs a country has, like keeping the lights on. But corporations still manage to flex a little muscle and remind everyone who matters that they’re still in charge. It’s a dance for power, and it seems everyone’s got a partner.   […]

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Eliot Peper is a novelist and start-up strategist living in Oakland. Oakland then, unsurprisingly, is the setting for his excellent cyberpunk novel Cumulus (which we reviewed). Before Cumulus, Peper wrote the Uncommon Series which are classified as financial thrillers and more recently he has written Neon Fever Dream, which is about mystery and conspiracy at […]

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Cyberpunk is not and never has been a retrofuturistic genre. Cyberpunk has always been about our future, not a future once imagined. Retrofuturism is defined as “a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era.” This definition is easily applied to other “punk” genres such […]

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Adaptations and remakes dominate our cyberpunk world this week. Is our stagnation in innovative film a sign of our greed ridden cyberpunk world? It is not surprising that the independent film circuit is where the new, original, and subversive films are being created. That doesn’t mean we aren’t excited for new Westworld, Blade Runner, Ghost […]

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While Mr. Robot and Elliot spend their last few hours of incarceration in silence, fsociety fractures as the shit hits the proverbial fan. Things get dangerously real, and it’ every man for himself. But in the chaos we find an unsung hero that’s been with us all along. Mr. Robot: “eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12” With the FBI pwned, […]

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Bluescreen is one of those novels that I picked up based on the cover. The title, Bluescreen, immediately tells you there is going to some kind of computer crash, in this case, it is a brain implant. You crash to get high. Drugs, a cyberpunk staple. The cover’s imagery tells us so much. This is […]

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