Yet Another Video Essay on the Origins and Impact of Cyberpunk #cyberpunk
There are so many video essays and mini-docs on YouTube that attempt to explain what cyberpunk is, where it came from, and the impact that it has had on technology, art, and culture. Most of them say similar things, but they all have a somewhat different focus.
This video, by a German YouTube gamer, emphasizes (not surprisingly) the influence of the genre on video games. Given this focus, it’s a shame he didn’t also include cyberpunk tabletop RPGs, as it was these games that directly influenced their digital counterparts, all the way up to Cyberpunk 2077 whose world is taken directly from Mike Pondsmith’s 1988 Cyberpunk tabletop RPG.
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