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Since its stealthy debut on the Ubisoft stage of E3 2012, Watch Dogs wowed audiences with a world of aggressive hackers up against corrupt politicians and enterprising corporate overlords who run the cities of tomorrow. But when players got the game many were underwhelmed by its revenge story tropes and broken visual promises that did […]

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With the season closing up, Westworld inflicts a little pain to remind us of the cost that comes with being conscious. Westworld: “Trace Decay” With Theresa gone and Bernard back in the company fold, Ford has his friend dress up their murder as an untimely accident. The Delos board, however, remains undeterred from their current […]

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Overall, cyberpunk themes — mainly when it comes to the genre’s most important works — have been one of dystopia. One of technology gone rogue, of the population and the world controlled by corporations, and one of the little people who try not only to resist the system but also subvert it in their own […]

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This week in cyberpunk we see some amazing stylized cyberpunk from art to film, and we were also reminded that the computer that we carry in our pockets amounts to being a surveillance device. Cyberpunk Reality Remember, Your Phone is a Surveillance Device Cellphones have played large role in the fast slide into our dystopic, […]

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Corporate power will decide the future of Westworld, and when the cards are laid bare not everyone will believe what they’re seeing. Others might not see it coming at all. Westworld: “Trompe L’Oeil” Delos aims to move forward with their decades-long investment through Charlotte. After applying a little boardroom pressure, Theresa is convinced to help […]

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In the last year, the Ghost in the Shell live-action adaptation has been controversial within the cyberpunk community. Concerns have mounted over whitewashing, Hollywoodification of a timeless property, and whether or not this version of Ghost in the Shell has a modicum of a chance of living up to any one of the previous iterations. […]

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When Neuromancer came out in 1984 the word “cyberpunk” had not yet come to be associated with a new literary movement. The gears of the cyberpunk movement began to turn with early cyberpunk novels like Transmanicon (1979) and City Come A-Walkin’ (1980) from John Shirley, The Artificial Kid (1980) by Bruce Sterling, and a slew […]

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Rough week. 2016 has been a rough experience for all of us, but this past week in global affairs has more than most panicking. Don’t. Be aware, be awake, and catch up on what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Esmail and Brooker take to Twitter, Remind us we’re Witnessing Reality As people […]

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In 1984, William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer took the science fiction world by storm. Cyberpunk was here to stay and in 1986, with the illustrious Bruce Sterling at the helm, Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology solidified the cyberpunk ethos. As the cyberpunk movement traveled up the time stream into the ’90s, many believed the cyberpunk moment was […]

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