Delving into Cyberpunk through Cyberpunk 2077 #SciFiSunday

What is cyberpunk? You may not have a specific definition of the word, but here in the corporatist, AI-inflected, body-modded, post-plague world, you certainly feel it. Somewhere in the Thatcher/Reagan crucible of the 80’s a new literary worldview peeked out from between the painstakingly crafted sentences written by William Gibson in his seminal novel Neuromancer. From there, cyberpunk invaded movies, fashion, critical theory, and, of course, video games.

A couple years ago, in an extensive review of the video game Cyberpunk 2077, game designer Tim Rogers laid out the most through exploration of cyberpunk ever released on the tubes of the internet. Maybe you don’t play video games. That’s ok. This “review” is about far, far more than video games. It’s long. It’s glorious. It’s experimental. Here’s more from Tim Rogers at Action Button:

Action Button Reviews Cyberpunk 2077. Season One Finale. Presented with an introduction and seven stories with six intermissions. This video is absolutely not intended to watch in one sitting. As always, we strongly encourage you to consider this video a mini-series. For optimal enjoyment of this review we recommend following the instructions given in this introduction chapter. We tried a more experimental structure this time–a structure so experimental no existing app properly supports it. So we deliver this review to you with the smallest possible collection of necessary compromises…

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