Technology

“Audible even over the gunfire”: A Review of A Song Called Youth Trilogy

There has been some debate about the nature of politics in cyberpunk. The punk suffix should give it away, but then again, the politics of punk do not form a consensus. Just as listening to any The Cl...

‘All dreams come to an end’: A Review of Total Recall (1990)

Re-watching Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall feels like a breath of canned air from the early nineties. A hulking protagonist, copious amounts of violence, snappy one-liners, dramatically evil villains, ...

‘Maybe it was software in my head all along’: A Review of Cyberpunk Dreams: Cincinnati Stories

Cyberpunk Dreams: Cincinnati Stories is a collection of short stories, written and compiled by science fiction writer and game designer, Rob Chant. After a successfully backed Kickstarter, Chant’...

Neon Dystopia’s Reaction to Cyberpunk 2077’s Gameplay Reveal

Oh boy, how long have we been waiting for this? It seems like forever, hasn’t it? But here it is in all its glory, the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage. Before you continue, I strongly urge you to watc...

DNA Databases and Jamming the System

Imagine a world where the government has your genetic profile on file before you’ve even committed a crime. This is a world where prevention trumps privacy and your most inherently personal data – you...

‘In the end, there were only images’: A Review of Until the End of the World

Ah, here I am again reviewing a hidden cyberpunk-styled gem for you guys. Yes, it has been a little while, but today I kickstart my reviews with a chunky film that hovers around the four-hour mark! Di...

Neofeud: The Point and Clicky Adventure of a Cybernetic Dude

Neofeud, developed by Hawaiian writer, artist and game dev Christian Miller (also known as “Silver Spook”), is, as the title suggests, a point and click adventure game set in a dystopic near-future Co...

‘Science made him a god’: A Review of The Lawnmower Man’

Wow…I did not expect this in the slightest. Originally titled as Cyber God, and then Stephen King’s: The Lawnmower Man (even though it virtually bore no resemblance to his short story) and finally The...

Spinnortality: Become the Megacorporation

I’ve always been partial to the megacorporations in cyberpunk fiction. They are ominous, brooding, reptilian, unwavering in their ethics (or lack thereof) and almost omniscient. They pervade the broke...

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