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Is this cyberpunk? Is that? Is it cyberpunk enough? The sameness of the kinds of questions that get passed around online circles about the genre can make anyone sick of cyber-anything. Just about every permutation of those simple questions has been asked over and over again that they no longer stimulate conversation (but, man, do […]

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With the forthcoming release of Ghost in the Shell (2017) at the end of March, I’ve been preparing myself. I’ve rewatched the 1995 anime. I’ve listened to the soundtrack. I’ve held back from binging on Stand Alone Complex. I’ve suffered through the Steve Aoki remix of Reawakening. Today, in my capacity as Neon Dystopia’s go-to […]

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Reboots, revivals, and confusing renewals. People in power seem to be ignoring obvious security flaws but at least you’ll have something to watch while your microwave watches you. Log out of your Yahoo account and let’s find out what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Kellyanne Conway Displays Lacking Tech Knowledge, Thinks Microwaves […]

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Those of you who have been with us on ND for awhile will remember the genesis of the Cyberpunk Video Game Database. Today, we’d like to announce a huge update and expansion of our database. The new Cyberpunk Database contains a video game database (of course), but also one for each movies, television series, short […]

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Here’s a scenario most of us are familiar with, your flight is delayed, and your phone is in the throes of death. You have a plug, but the outlets are not just limited but occupied. Not all hope is lost; the airport now provides USB ports so that you can charge your devices without plugging […]

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It is officially Ghost in the Shell month, and though this short trailer has been out for a little while, I thought that it would be prudent to perhaps shine a bit of a light on the GITSchannel’s  VR diver depicting the cobbling of the Major Motoko Kusanagi. Akin to my previous overview for Josh […]

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Neon Dystopia has the honor of premiering the remarkable short film from director David Placer, Genesis. It’s neon-soaked aesthetic immediately pulled me into the world, no surprise there. The 80s-inspired synth score from Siddhartha Barnhoorn and Sound Design from Dave Walker complete the immersion. I can’t say that there is much real acting in this […]

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Imagine a future where brains can be scanned, where personalities and consciousness become simulacra. Let’s take all of the energy and passion of youth and let it loose on a digital playground. Let’s raise it in a world where killscores mean more than lives because lives mean nothing – because you have no attachment to […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we witnessed the watchdogs of net neutrality bow their heads before telecom giants, experienced outages in the cloud (thanks to careless techs), and saw some talented hands capture the majesty of robots in the wild. There’s no time to waste. Let’s see what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk […]

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