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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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One of the most satisfying things about cyberpunk is that its visions of tomorrow will always be a day away. Wearable tech, hacking scandals, personal drones and other items and occurrences that would once have been part of cyberpunk fiction may now be commonplace, but new futures and possibilities arrive at a rate that feels almost impossible to […]

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Trends are often thought of as cyclical, and as they drop to the floor of the ocean of social consciousness, they swim underneath larger trends only to surface again. That there is an explosion of of EBM, industrial, glitch and other tech-specific genres of music coming back to the mainstream from their heyday in the […]

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Starting back in 1997, the aggrotech/dark electro Dutch band Grendel was named after the beast in the Anglo-Saxon tale Beowulf. That’s where the folk inspiration ends – the group, headed by VLRK (JD Tucker), is totally about cyberpunk, science fiction and rebellion. In 2000, they released their first promo CD, featuring some club favorites such as Strangers […]

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True Skin may have come out a few years ago, but it’s lasting impact on me is always somewhere when I watch other cyberpunk films. It takes place in the distant future where it is said that people no longer want to be “organic, grow sick, grow old, and die”. It follows a man who […]

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