Cyberpunk's power came from global dystopian politics

It might look like the 1980s, but we're still living in it

CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 comes out today, and judging from the trailers and early reviews, it’s a game that leans heavily into the ‘80s styling for the subgenre: lots of neon, people with tons of body augmentations, and lots of over-the-top violence.

I’m looking forward to playing the game — it’s currently sitting…

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