Crowdfunding is a distributed fundraising system that closely mimics the ethos of the open source movement and that of the hacker mindset. It then comes as no surprise that many cyberpunk projects would take this approach to funding, and there are a lot this month! Meanwhile in the dystopian now, crackdowns on encrypted communications and […]

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Almost no one seems particularly pleased with this year’s E3 (probably because there were more updates to known games than announcements), but that just made it easier to find the best bits and present them to you without hours of publisher spin. The Last Night The Last Night gave a short announcement on the Microsoft […]

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I’ve been interested in driverless cars ever since I saw Uber’s prototype, Johnny Cab, in the original Total Recall when I was 10. It’s a fascinating thought experiment to sit down and extrapolate the implications of mainstream adoption of this technology. Let’s take a dive down the rabbit hole and see what a future with […]

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In anticipation of a new album in 2017, Neon Dystopia looks back at a much-overlooked release from the UK’s legendary Massive Attack. “Take a look around the world, you see such bad things happening…” Upon waking up to the troubling news of recent weeks from the UK, I found myself thinking of the Massive Attack song A Prayer for […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we saw a contractor blow the whistle, were reminded why it’s a bad idea to underestimate the youth vote and heard that an old cowboy is on his way back. Cyberpunk Reality Reality Winner Leaks Russian Docs, Gets Burned by Intercept and Microdots Despite rising to fame through Edward Snowden’s […]

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The Veil Cyberpunk Tabletop Game
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The Veil is a cyberpunk tabletop roleplaying game that provides a sandbox for creating and playing in cyberpunk worlds. Created by Fraser Simons who designed, wrote, and play-tested the game and published by Samjoko Publishing,  it was Kickstarted successfully last year by 665 backers for a total of CA$ 21,073, crushing their goal of CA$ […]

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Sometimes you want to kick back on a fishing boat, feel the cool evening breeze come off the bay, wait for a bite that never comes and listen to pirate radio while drinking a beer. Chances are that you’ll have to imagine the boat, and an open window is as close to the breeze as […]

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The global trend toward the normalization of mass surveillance continues while classic cyberpunk is revitalized, last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Theresa May is Building a Cyberpunk Dystopia in the UK The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, is calling for international agreements that regulate the internet in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack. […]

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It’s difficult to make a lasting impression. Logan should’ve been just another comic book adaptation to pass on but James Mangold may have changed how these films are adapted going forward, and it’s due to a future setting that outperforms most science fiction. In the 2003 edition of Burning Chrome, William Gibson wrote: “Nothing acquires […]

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