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Posts tagged “Cyberpunk”

Feature: Kat has thoughts about cyberpunk

Priceless Play – 6 July 2019

For most of my life, I've been cyberpunk ambivalent. I like speculative fiction just fine, but I feel like if there are Fantasy People and there are Science Fiction People, I am firmly in the former camp. I've never truly vibed with fiction revolving around spaceships, computers, and dystopian futures, but I never could really articulate why. Transmetropolitan? Tried it. Blade Runner? Eh. Shadowrun? Never…

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Conglomerate 451 looks a bit Grimrock-meets-XCOM-in-cyberpunk-cosplay

Fantasy folk and cyberpunks have much in common. They wear studded leather/pleather gloves, they can work wonders with the right incantation/code, they lust for gold coins/credit card numbers, they're a grubby lot whose morals can be overwritten by the promise of a big haul, and they're mega-horny. So how come fantasy nerks get to do all the dungeon-crawling? Italian studio RuneHeads say thee nay, making…

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No, The Witcher 3’s Ciri won’t be appearing in Cyberpunk 2077

A Witcher 3 Easter Egg that players believe references the world of Cyberpunk 2077 has, several years later, started to become a bit of a headache for the latter’s game director, Adam Badowski. It turns out that a lot of people are hoping to bump into Ciri as they explore the futuristic streets of Night City, but Badowski is putting his foot down. “I am…

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Hack the planet to save it in The Red Strings Club

Guns can only get you so far in cyberpunk. To thwart a megacorp in newly-announced adventure game The Red Strings Club, a little more subtlety will be required. It'll have us playing as a bartender mixing drinks to manipulate emotions and squeeze information from people, as a hacker armed with a phone using social engineering to bypass security, and even sculpting genetic implants to whack…

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Feature: Cyberspace and meatspace meet

Have You Played… Dystopia?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. If I'm mentioning NeoTokyo, I have to ask about Dystopia [official site] too. If the two Source mods could be combined in some kind of magical combine-o-tron, I'd be so happy. NeoTokyo has the style but Dystopia has the guts. It's a multiplayer…

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Feature: A stylish cyberpunk FPS

Have You Played… NeoTokyo?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Given my recent gushing over news that the composer for NeoTokyo [official site] is providing tunes for the new Deus Ex's new mode, I suppose now's a good time to ask: do you know what the H-E-double-hockey-sticks I'm going on about? NeoTokyo is…

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Cyberpunk “Bigger Than Anything CD Projekt Has Done”

Details about Cyberpunk 2077 [official site], CD Projekt RED's long-in-the-making sci-fi RPG that will, so far as we know, be their follow-up to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site], are rarer than miracle cures for wartime Russian mycotoxins. Even rarer is the slightest implication of a release date. However, CDP are happy to reveal that this is no mere experimental side project - “We're…

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Cyberpunk Adventure Void And Meddler Going Episodic

I really enjoyed the surreal cyberpunk world of Void & Meddler [official site] last year. Created in a game jam, it was an adventure game which gave a fine sense of a weird, sprawling world by not explaining any of it. No lengthy exposition about the grubby future, the humanoid animals, our character's history, or any of that guff - you launch the game and…

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Work A Cybernetic Implant Support Line In Bionic Bliss

I feel anxious when I load a game to find a static view of a desk or computer terminal. Will I find the tension and jumpscares of Five Nights at Freddy's or the grinding dread of Papers, Please? Bionic Bliss [official page] offers neither, though it might be even more horrifying to some. We work at a call centre on a helpline, see, dealing with…

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Freeware Garden: Condor

Equipping you with everything from a jetpack and a stealth field to bionic legs and a pair of cool rocket boots, Condor tasks you with navigating the tricky rooftops of the sprawling metropolis of NeoQusqo in order to reach the Spire. Acts of cyber-terrorism will ensure that you don't encounter any resistance. The heights will be your only enemy and your payment will be more…

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Feature: "You'll encounter many more problems than a simple violence debate"

CDP On Cyberpunk’s Trailer, Social Commentary In Games

CD Projekt's been quite busy as of late. Most recently, it teased some whizzbang, probably Witcher-3-related engine tech, but potentially even more intriguing is Cyberpunk 2077,  a whole new world full of intrigue, transhuman tech, and deranged Scyther ladies. However, while a recent CG trailer gave us a tantalizing glimpse of Night City's corruption-twisted guts, it didn't leave us with too terribly much to go…

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Feature: Digging For Facts

Cyberpunk’s A ‘Sandbox,’ But What Does That Mean?

Sanboxes are tricky things. I mean, the label's shared by Grand Theft Auto, Skyrim, Just Cause 2, and Mount and Blade - among zillions of others - but it means very different things in all of those cases. I was recently informed that it can also refer to a box full of sand, which isn't a videogame at all but instead some kind of devilishly…

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CDP Augments Cyberpunk’s Name, Location, Combat

Man, what even is a Cyberpunk? CD Projekt announced that it was making one earlier this year, but tossed us back into the rain-slick, neon-bathed streets starved for details. For the longest time, I assumed it was some kind of cleaning device - perhaps a rival to the Dirt Devil - but eventually came around to the idea that it could also be a videogame. Turns…

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GOG Are Up To Something, Teasing Things

I'm probably falling into a marketing trap. The GOG people are watching the Internet for a mention of GOG, and now I've just pinged RPS on their global map of suckers. I don't care. Fill me in on your spreadsheet, if you must. You have my attention. On Thursday, 18:00 GMT they'll be hosting a live press conference on their website to talk about "an…

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To Wit(cher): Cyberpunk’s Plot-Altering Customization

This may come as something of a surprise to you, but Cyberpunk looks to be decidedly less witchy than The Witcher. I'm not complaining, either. Geralt's tale marches in line behind the player's decisions, but it still definitely belongs to, well, Geralt. CD Projekt's take on Cyberpunk, then, sounds like a refreshing (and extremely intriguing) change of pace. This time around, you're shaping your own…

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Feature: CDP At E3, Pt 2

CD Projekt On Game Of Thrones, Sex’s Place In Gaming

Yesterday, I mind-melded with CD Projekt CEO and owner of the most victorious last name ever, Marcin Iwinski, on all things Cyberpunk. Also, DRM. However, with those topics covered and safely underneath fluffy wordblankets of information, the conversation weaved its way toward the next natural stop. I'm speaking, of course, of Westeros. Read on for Iwinski's thoughts concerning parallels between The Witcher and Game of…

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Feature: CDP At E3, Pt 1

Interview: CD Projekt On Cyberpunk, Future Of DRM

Don't worry, members of Witcher's (thankfully not immortalized in card form) lover legion: Geralt's not gone for good. He is, however, enjoying a bit of a vacation, and - for the foreseeable future - CD Projekt's giving its frequently sexed up brand of swords and sorcery a break. But, on the upside, we're now in for a change of pace. Announced late last month, Cyberpunk's…

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