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It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact moment where cyberpunk and the 1980s VHS trash aesthetic became so inexorably intertwined. I’d hazard that it likely stems from the slew of low-budget, straight to video attempts to capture some of the success of the likes of The Terminator and RoboCop with hyperviolent, synth scored, delirious pulp. In addition to a […]

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5 Lives Studios have released an update to their Kickstarter-funded, Early Access cyberpunk game Satellite Reign, bringing it up to version 0.6. With this version comes the release of a new district (the game world is split into 4 distinct districts); this time it’s The Grid. “The Grid is the home of The Eternals, an organisation […]

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“By 2085, ocean levels have risen to a point that entire coastal cities and islands have been submerged. On an island megalopolis, a genetic virus and cybernetic beings are threatening the survival of its population. Oz, a health services employee, must find a way to survive amidst the swelling chaos.” Temple is a concept short […]

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Should we consider 2015 as the year of transhumanism? Well, we’re barely at the end of its first semester, but there are already several milestones to be mentioned.  Maybe the technology didn’t evolve much, though we have some important achievements in culture and society – and this started last year, actually. Even though I may […]

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When I originally watched the trailer for Vice, I immediately thought this is what Westworld would look like if it had been an action movie. Now, having actually watched the film, I find that I was right. The robots of a resort become aware and attack the visitors, is equally descriptive of both films. Even […]

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It was reported this past Thursday that China dragged the world into the future, caring little as to the preparedness of everyone else. Genetic researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China are the first scientists in the world to announce that they have edited a human embryo. As the name of the process suggests, they […]

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Although John Carpenter’s excellent recent release of original music Lost Themes is perhaps a little too horrorcentric to be within Neon Dystopia’s remit, the recent video for for lead single ‘Night’ certainly draws on the director’s previous contributions to cyberpunk in Escape From New York and Escape From L.A. in a big way. The video combines the tungsten lit city at […]

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Released in 2001, Oni is a video game developed by Bungie West. Available for Windows, Mac OS and Playstation 2, it’s a third-person action game with hand-to-hand combat heavily inspired by Mamoru Oshii’s movie Ghost in the Shell. You might think this soon after learning that the protagonist’s name, Konoko, sounds pretty much like an adaptation of Motoko. […]

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The words “Call of Duty” are enough to put a lot of people off, but perhaps not when it starts to venture into cyberpunk territory. Take a look at the latest “Ember” trailer below. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 If you didn’t know it was CoD, you might mistake it for a movie trailer […]

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