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The reclusive Yoko Taro, a sort of anti-Kojima in the Japanese game development scene, updates the NeiR series in a game that pits androids against automatons. Though this studio is behind some massive action titles, NieR: Automata is part of a series that never reached the prominence fans would say it deserved. Does NieR: Automata […]

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There is a whole host of news relating to cyberpunk movies this week, some have officially died and some have moved forward, some have been resurrected. Reality, as always it seems, has ignored the warnings of cyberpunk and stepped gingerly into our cyberpunk future. Cyberpunk Reality NYPD Raises Privacy Concerns Over Use of Facial Recognition […]

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Neuromancer – Deliberately Counter to American Expectations In the forward to the 2004 reprinting of Neuromancer, William Gibson says that he felt his book would never find an audience in the United States because he was writing deliberately counter to what he felt American audiences wanted, unlike something like the Rocky franchise. I always found […]

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The Matrix. While it works as an allegory for nonconformity, and an army of G-Men that assimilate random civilians into their network, it’s best known for making people question the realness of their surroundings. Are we real? Living in a simulation? Researchers like Nick Bostrom have explored this possibility in academia, and it seems every […]

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It’s not like you haven’t done this before, but there’s an illicit thrill about getting access to music when you’re not supposed to that just doesn’t dim with age. Your contact forwarded you a valid crypto key for one-time use. It was fate, really, you reflect as you punch in commands: git clone ssh:guest@>neondystopia.com/dossier/march git […]

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News this week brings us a dissection of a classic from the creator himself, internet prices may go up while coverage drops, Fancy Bear gets interested in European elections, but we can watch a baby xenomorph and a lamb put the beauty of nature on full display. Let’s see what happened this Last Week in […]

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Unless you lived under a rock for the duration of 2016, you’re probably aware of the fact that the United States elected a new president. Promises of good paying jobs, which had vanished nearly ten years before, returning, likely played a role in the election of Donald Trump, but the ability for him to fulfill […]

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Set in a future in which you are either an inhabitant of the Inland or the Offshore, 3% is a Brazilian dystopian series produced by Netflix. While the Inland inhabitants are doomed to poverty, the Offshore citizens benefit from an excess of resources and high quality of life. If you are one of the Inland […]

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Megacorporations walk us into our dystopian future, while governments continue oppressive trends and the line between Black Hat and White Hat hackers have never been blurrier, this week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality US Doubles Down on Assange In the wake of CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s statements where he said, “It’s time to call out WikiLeaks […]

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