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25th Sep '17 1:21:21 AM PFMF
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* Modern society, while not there, is on its way into it. The first Mega-Corporations are cropping up, Tokyo at night looks like it was cut right out of a Cyberpunk-Anime, and most technologies that we see in Cyberpunk already exist or are in development. Even the high tech low life motives start to become reality. In a few decades tops, robots and augmented humans will also likely be a common sight.
21st Sep '17 6:57:29 PM Mercy
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* England's dependent states, such as Guernsey and particularly Sark, the former of which is run primarily by the owners of locally operating firms (who put all public construction through their firms, thus making the MP expenses look like nothing, and resulting in schools that are just refurbished warehouses, built for profit margin rather than a decent environment.) and English corporate employees (who abuse the island's tax status and purchase houses, perform routine maintenance and then sell them on at an inflated rate, meaning the average small house costs well over three times what it'd be worth in London), while the latter island recently repelled an attempt by the Barclay Brothers to put corporate sponsored politicians in power, effectively trying to annex the island as their personal corporate enclave. Following their failure, they pulled their investments from the island, collapsing its economy and causing the unemployment to rise to over 50%.

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* England's dependent states, such as Guernsey and particularly Sark, the former of which is run primarily by the owners of locally operating firms (who put all public construction through their firms, thus making the MP expenses look like nothing, and resulting in schools that are just refurbished warehouses, built for profit margin rather than a decent environment.) and English corporate employees (who abuse the island's tax status and purchase houses, perform routine maintenance and then sell them on at an inflated rate, meaning the average small house costs well over three times what it'd be worth in London), while the latter island recently repelled an attempt by the Barclay Brothers to put corporate sponsored politicians in power, effectively trying to annex the island as their personal corporate enclave. Following their failure, they pulled their investments from the island, collapsing its economy and causing the unemployment to rise to over 50%.
21st Sep '17 6:51:20 PM Mercy
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* The notorious Walled City of Kowloon was aesthetically ''very'' cyberpunk, with lax building regulation, and weak law enforcement pushing it into dystopia territory for some. It was demolished between 1993-1994, however, so the amount of cyber was limited.
** However, ''{{TabletopGame/Shadowrun}}'' ran with it as a particularly nasty zone in both tabletop and computer versions.

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* The notorious Walled City of Kowloon was aesthetically ''very'' cyberpunk, with lax building regulation, and weak law enforcement pushing it into dystopia territory for some. It was demolished between 1993-1994, however, so the amount of cyber was limited.
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limited. The ''{{TabletopGame/Shadowrun}}'' ran with used it as a particularly nasty zone setting in both tabletop and computer versions.
21st Sep '17 10:23:48 AM ScrewySqrl
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** However, ''{{TabletopGame/Shadowrun}}'' ran with it as a particularly nasty zone in both tabletop and computer versions.
17th Sep '17 3:21:10 AM Doug86
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* ''MaxHeadroom'' has TV networks that jack into peoples brains, and "The System", its [[TechMarchesOn rather odd]] prediction of the Internet. It was also one of, if not the first example of the genre in the United States.

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* ''MaxHeadroom'' ''Series/MaxHeadroom'' has TV networks that jack into peoples brains, and "The System", its [[TechMarchesOn rather odd]] prediction of the Internet. It was also one of, if not the first example of the genre in the United States.
7th Sep '17 9:01:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The Neo-Tokyo mod for ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}''

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* The Neo-Tokyo mod for ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}''''VideoGame/HalfLife''



* ''VideoGame/{{Dystopia}}'' is a ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' mod that relies heavily on the idea of cybernetic implants and {{Cyberspace}}.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dystopia}}'' is a ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' mod that relies heavily on the idea of cybernetic implants and {{Cyberspace}}.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' series, especially in the Half-Life 2 era of games, which take place in a dystopia controlled by a massive alien empire whose ranks and weaponry are made up of fusions of lifeform and machine.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series, especially in the Half-Life 2 era of games, which take place in a dystopia controlled by a massive alien empire whose ranks and weaponry are made up of fusions of lifeform and machine.
5th Sep '17 2:28:44 PM Xtifr
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* K.W. Jeter could have launched the genre a decade early were it not for the publication of his novel ''Dr. Adder'' getting pushed back for twelve years (Jeter originally finished the manuscript in 1972, but no publishing company would accept it at the time due to its graphic violence and sexual content). It went unpublished until 1984, finding its way to shelves just in time to be completely overshadowed by a certain ''other'' book (see below).

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* K.W. Jeter Creator/KWJeter could have launched the genre a decade early were it not for the publication of his novel ''Dr. Adder'' getting pushed back for twelve years (Jeter originally finished the manuscript in 1972, but no publishing company would accept it at the time due to its graphic violence and sexual content). It went unpublished until 1984, finding its way to shelves just in time to be completely overshadowed by a certain ''other'' book (see below).
24th Aug '17 5:50:42 AM 4444jdm
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* ''Series/UltraSevenX'' combines this with SciFiHorror and deconstructs the SpyFiction as well.


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* ''Series/UltraSevenX'' combines this with SciFiHorror and deconstructs the SpyFiction as well.
24th Aug '17 5:49:20 AM 4444jdm
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* ''Series/UltraSevenX'' combines this with SciFiHorror and deconstructs the SpyFiction as well.
22nd Aug '17 9:37:40 AM Divra
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* ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars'': It's subtle, but definitely present.
** Bruiser, Deadeye and, on a bad day, Jenny, all fall quite squarely into the AntiHero mould (Deadeye is a barely ReformedCriminal, Bruiser is an unrepentant BloodKnight and Jenny definitely has her own agenda, though the series was cancelled before exactly what it was could be explored).
** At least two {{Cyborg}}s show up in the series (Toadborg, who is a mechanical body controlled by a BrainInAJar and Kamikaze Kamo, who sports two not very armlike mechanical appendages in lieu of two of his arms).
** BigBad KOMPLEX is a sapient MasterComputer [[AIIsACrapshoot gone haywire]].
** Pollution, rampant consumerism and environmental destruction are hallmarks of Toad culture.
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