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2016 is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. For 50 years, we have had our screens graced with a vision of humanity that is hopeful and believes that we will be able to overcome our human weaknesses.  Star Trek‘s first episode aired in 1966, solidly in the period of science fiction that cyberpunk rebelled against. […]

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In Cyberpunk we’re usually experiencing a world where high technology is more than a way of life. It’s everything. The world spins, and spins, and spins, because technology allows it. The history of how the world got to this place of all consuming, ever present, can’t live without it technology– is many times left out […]

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Endless reboots and hardware swaps, still deleted files have an impression in Westworld. New faces emerge as chaos brews, and old players just want to know how to enter the maze. Westworld: “Chestnut” William, a quiet businessman, is dragged to Westworld for the first time by his colleague and (kind of) friend Logan who knows […]

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Cold War tensions return while simultaneously AI chat-bots dominate the news. We see more information about Battle Angel Alita and Blade Runner 2 finally has an official title. Last week in cyberpunk was exciting, for good or ill. Cyberpunk Reality Russia Ends Anti-Nuclear Research Pact Russia has ended their participation in Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaties, citing […]

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As we approach Neon Dystopia’s 2-year anniversary in November, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve opened our own online store! You’ll find specially commissioned cyberpunk designs from skilled artists across the world on quality t-shirts and posters (different products may come soon!). Note: Unfortunately for our international fans, the store is currently US-only. This is because […]

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Roleplaying with a guy named Bino Prassa, a tall goth dressed all in black with a mohawk, I didn’t expect to discover a cyberpunk musician.  Wandering around the apartment while we took a break, I noticed all of the hallmarks of a cyberpunk in my midst. Antiquated technology, Shadowrun books, CDs including Front Line Assembly, […]

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Those of you who had the opportunity to read our interview with Mike Pondsmith, already know that one of the major inspirations for the classic cyberpunk game, Cyberpunk 2020, was the novel Hardwired. And this was for good reason. Outside of Neuromancer this is one of the best examples of classic cyberpunk. Hard-edged outlaws living […]

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Think about an artistic movement that praised the machine, technology, and speculated about the future: that saw in those the beginning of a new era, so to speak, the aesthetics of which would be colorful and neon. It sounds a lot like cyberpunk — doesn’t it? And it’s not entirely unusual to put both side by side, […]

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Westworld is HBO’s ambitious foray into sci-fi, hoping to mirror past success in crime and fantasy drama and achieve even more awards and acclaim in this golden age of television. But can this reboot really recreate the success of the original, or is it all just a simulation? Westworld: “The Original” Dolores sits motionless as […]

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