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Why is Cyberpunk so underrepresented in video games?
Will the new Deus Ex help popularize the genre?
Also general Cyberpunk thread.
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>>315576605
>Why is Cyberpunk so underrepresented in video games?

Because it's not popular comparatively to other genres.
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>>315576701
But why? It's so good.
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>>315576605
every new AAA game has adopted the "cyber" feel ie. the new cods
Maybe not cyberpunk high tech low humanity in the city feel, but it's there... Crackdown 3 and CDPR's Cyberpunk (whenever that it coming out) is also on the way. also this but
>nexon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYucNjpnXHg

at least were not steampunk fans
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>cyberpunk is coming back

>C-can you feel it, insect? My return...my....my return is inevitable.
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>>315577091
I tried to get into this game because it seems cool but damn it's so exhausting to play.
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>>315576946
WHAT IS THAT? A COD GHOST IN THE SHELL?
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honestly i hope cyberpunk doesn't become the next big fad

we already have had several themes like zombies and desert wastelands being done to death
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>>315577928
This.

/thread
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>>315576605
you're 20 years too late. dead fad is dead
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>>315576605
Because everyone's already seen Blade Runner.
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>>315577928
This.

I like the niche it has at the moment.
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Is cyberpunk the most comfy genre?
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>>315578273
Dystopian futures are never "comfy."
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>>315578273

It's supposed to be the opposite of comfy.
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>>315576605
Cyberpunk was a really popular 20 years ago because people looked at the new millennium like a huge jump to a new technological era, but it never happened because the Cold War ended, and there was no reason to improve the thecnology. Sure, we have archieved amazing things like partial virtual reality, but its 2015. In the late 80's we'll have already robotic arms and shit like that
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>>315578587
>glitches who can't appreciate a e s t h e t i c and will never raid a megacorp

cyberpunk is mad comfy
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>>315578273
I hate this catchall "comfy" shit.

It's exciting. It's aesthetically pleasing. It's even a little scary sometimes.

I get the same feeling every time I find myself in a major city. It's crowded and cramped but the brilliance of the highrises and lights blot out the nervousness. There's a thrilling sense of danger and action - you could get mugged by any random nigger in the street at any time of day. You could disappear and no one would ever notice.
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>>315579221

i fucking love comfy things and i can appreciate cyberpunk, but liking something a lot doesn't make it 'comfy' automatically

if you find comfort in cyberpunk there's probably something wrong with you
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>>315578709
But technology has a new reason to grow, consumerism and cheap labor/resources. Even 12 years ago if you had shown someone (the average person at least) an iphone their heads woulds have exploded, and now it's something even the poor have.
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>>315579246
Comfy is something that is visually pleasing and relaxing for me. Something thats not stressful. For example, the Alice Pod Gardens in Deus Ex HR. That place's atmosphere was so chill and interesting to me.
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>>315579406
it dont have an iphone : )
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>>315576761
It's very repetitive. If you want to stay true to the genre, there's really not a whole lot of room for creativity.
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>>315579704
WHY IS EVERYTHING YELLOW
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>>315579914
Yellow is a good color m8. Its the game's filter. I think there was a remastered version without it.
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>>315576605

It was popular 20 years ago then its time passed. Its legacy is Steampunk and all the other derivative genres with '-punk' at the end.


>>315578709

Cyberpunk was never meant to be a realistic prediction of the future.
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>>315579914
ITS THE FUCKING SUNGLASSES
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>>315579914

Muh golden age.
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>>315580120
oh shit
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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
PERSONAL RESPONSE INSANITY
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

...delivered from the hands of our enemies-enemies.....
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>>315579402
You will never be comfy with that attitude
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>>315580120
this
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>>315579914
Jensen has severe liver problems.
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>>315577281
if you're playing on normal and have enough skill for the assault rifle and are able to maintain/repair it eventually you can become reasonably safe like bioshock
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Cyberpunk is just the bottom rung of any standard SciFi setting
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>>315580220
There is absolutely nothing cyberpunk about that picture. That's just a modern city.
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>you will never invade the Tessier-Ashpool compound on Freeside and point a gun to 3Jane's head so she'll give you the password to release Wintermute
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>>315576605
>Why is Cyberpunk so underrepresented in video games?
It isn't.
Cyberpunk has significantly more games than most settings.
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>>315576605

>There will never be a stealth game with the violence level of Hotline Miami and open levels of DOOS ECKS based on Soft Apocalypse
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>>315580621
exactly : )
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>>315579221
immersive != comfy
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>>315580220
you hype. i'm hype. we all hype.
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>>315576946
>Cyberpunk
Hate to break this to you......
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>>315580630

>You will never jack in and practice voodoo in cyberspace, unaware of their true origin.

Truly life is suffering.
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>>315576605

I like SF that's pretty low tech and shitty but not cyberpunk level. Like the Water Knife or Shovel Ready or >>315580781.

Is there a name to that genre? I always called it prettyshittyfuturebutnotfuturepunk. It reminds me of the 70s
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Gimme some good cyberpunk-y anime to watch.
Preferably pre-early 2000's.
Rewatching some Armitage III, Serial Experiments Lain soon to follow.
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https://youtu.be/elKx4ABj_eU
if we ever get a new cyberpunk game, it has to be made with the unreal engine
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>>315581186
How shitty? You can run the gamut of spearpunk all the way up to horsepunk.
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>>315580924
>you will never be a virtual pop-idol who eventually comes to life in every convenience store in the world simultaneously via extremely sophisticated 3D printers

fuck this gay 21st century
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>>315581328

Like there's a collosal divide between rich and poor and the world generally sucks but cyborgs aren't a thing and climate change is fucking everyone's ass

See also: Shovel ready or Looper
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Cyberpunk is probably the best treated niche setting

Westerns and Pirates need more love
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>>315581706
Check out Terminal World if you haven't already read it
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>>315581970

But that looks so damn opera-ey. I like the opposite of that
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>>315580630
This reminds me that I need to finish Mona Lisa Overdrive
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>>315580621
WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU
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>>315582213

Where are you? Finished it last week.
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Because if it got big, normies might get a clue of where the world is going and start trying to overthrow their shit governments.
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We are living in the infant stages of a cyberpunk world.
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>>315576605
cyberpunk is hard to make, easy to fuck up. no proof that it has any real sizable audience--only that they are very loud.
unless the devs are into the theme it's much safer and better to go traditional fantasy than generic scifi than cyberpunk/steampunk.
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>>315578189
you mean the virtually nothing? A few more titles wouldn't fucking hurt.
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>>315582662
now I wanna shoop this into a double decker city
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>>315582454
I sidetracked off to Burning Chrome after Count Zero
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>>315582302
That someone needs to learn to label their pictures properly?
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>>315582662
No, we don't.
Cyberpunk is based on the real world.
It's stupid to look at the similarities and say 'we cyberpunk now.'
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>>315582662
>infant stages

nigga you literally carry the internet around in your pocket every day. so do most people who live in a 1st-world country.

the gap between "mega rich" and "everyone else" has been widening since the Reagan administration, and corporations are constantly circumventing national/international law. TPP is going to blur that line even further.

>infant stages
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why don't more games have sex bots
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>>315583348

Especially when cities like that >>315582662
were the inspiration for cyberpunk back in the 80's, anon has it backwards.
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>>315583763
thanks for this pic, anon : )
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I miss SAC.
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>>315583763
>that slang

what the hell am i even reading
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>>315583480
checking the twitter and the peru reaction over the deal, the anti-TPP front seems to be picking up real fast.

hell, 2 House members just followed the hashtag trend showing their opposition
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>>315587201
Yeah, but at least in Germany we will get it, 100% certain. Democracy is an illusion, our politicians are doing what they want anyways.
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>>315576605

>Why is Cyberpunk so underrepresented
Fuck off. I'm tired of cyberpunk kids like you crying that their genre is overlooked. When there's dozens of other genres worse off.
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>>315576605
Because it's only a specific sub-genre of sci-fi and I wouldn't even say it's that underrepresented it's been getting alot of attention lately, their are more cyberpunk themed games than say pirate or ninja games which are two truly underused vidya settings.
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Every cyberpunk story ever:

> SMOKE CANCERSTICKS
> EVIL CORPORATION THST CONTROLS EVERYTHING
> RAIN
> MAIN PROTAGS COME FROM GROUP OF NEO HIPSTERS THAT SPRAY PAINT BILLBOARDS TO FIGHT THE MAN
> MUH SAVE WORLD FROM CORRUPT CORPORATION
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>>315594417
you forgot
>CHUMMERS
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>>315594417
>HEXAGONS AND OCTAGONS
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>>315594417
>THEM NEON LIGHTS
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>>315594417

To be fair, while Blade Runner had a lot of those things, they weren't the focus of the story. And are based on 'Noir' stereotypes, which was the inspiration for Blade Runner.
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>there will never be a proper, high budget sequel

This shit was so ahead of its time.
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>>315576605
We have two High Profile Cyperpunk games coming out soon, not to mention loads of indy games.
It may not be as popular as Sword and Sorcery Fantasy or Post Apocalypse, but it is far from an underrepresented genre in /v/
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>>315597445
Good game, but at times unbalanced.
Fucking laserrifle one shotting from across the map.
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Got nothing against cyberpunk but why do fags on here obsess over it so much? What is so great about Hong Kong slums and cyborgs that give everyone here such a hard-on?
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>>315597014
Blade Runner was also the main trope setter for the genre, so we can hardly blame it for tropes that subsequent entries overuse.
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>>315598215

Guns, smoking and dark environments. Its basically the trifecta combining all of a young males obsessions. Legitimized by a genre.

What's funny is, even outside of the cyberpunk genre, most western games are focusing on all those things anyway.
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>>315598351

I agree. I was kind of pointing that out. That most of what people consider 'mandatory' for a cyberpunk is athstetic based. Overlooking what made Blade Runner such a good movie (good direction, characters and story). Most people who obsess over wanting a cyberpunk are just wanting something that looks cyberpunk. But not story content.
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>>315583486
Writing a character who was purposely made as a sex toy (or any other single-purpose robot), but wants to be treated as a person, contrasted with humans who don't care about anything about getting laid/having kids, arguing over how much civil rights bots deserve, showing how comfortable people feel around sex-bots in and out of sexual situations...

That's hard work, buddy.

We'll just give you another kuudere battle-buddy which learns the meaning of love because the protagonist picks the right dialogue choices a few times.
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>>315581706
Just sounds like dystopian scifi with some post apocalyptic elements probably not a specific name for it.
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>>315598742
This,the thematic elements are what make cyberpunk what it is not the look. Mirror's Edge especially the upcoming one is a good example of cyberpunk done without the stereotypical cyberpunk aesthetic.
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>>315579402
Cyberpunk is comfy like how chilling in the zone in stalker is oddly comfy
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I prefer Cyberpunk concepts in bright settings. There needs to be more of that than just Noir dark cyberpunk.
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>>315600425
Well some Cyperpunk has both. Take Hengsha is DE:HR. Poor people live in the classic looking dark and gritty cyperpunk city, while the rich live above them in a city that looks almost Utopian.
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>>315600773
>while the rich live above them

Am I the only one sick and tired of this?

Give me a dystopia where the poor and downtrodden live close to the sky and the rich and privileged live beneath them.
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>>315601240
That really wouldn't make sense, unless the air was so polluted that the rich decided to live completely underground or something.
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>>315580630
>you will never boot up an Ono-sendai and school normies with blackmarket icebreaker programs.
>you will never fall in love with a scary as fuck razor girl.
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>>315601240

That wouldn't fix or even subvert the cliche. It would just be stupid.
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CYBUERPUNK IS COMING DESU SENPAIS
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>>315576605

>Why is Cyberpunk so underrepresented in video games?
>Will the new Deus Ex help popularize the genre?

This has got to be a troll. I can't believe someone who knows about Dues Ex can be this stupid.
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>>315581264
Battle Angel Alita?
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because most cyberpunk games are shit, I mean I really like the aesthetic but the actual games blow, except for system shock and the first deus ex what other genuinely good game is there?

and please dont say human revolution, its a game where I can walk into a police station kill everyone and move on like nothing happened, and its ending is the most stupid shit ever, seriously what kind of a studio has 3 giant buttons - "edit/upload/delete"?

couldnt he just approach the keyboard and show up a list?
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Because its a huge risk to develop a cyberpunk game with various things that make the game good overall.
It will need a great score that fits the theme of the game. A likable MC/the player's character, a great setting, and great designs.

There are a TON of elements required to make a great cyberpunk game and because it needs to be fantastic to make money, the budget to start out with will be large. I'm not saying its impossible, its just a huge risk for triple A industries to do it. Besides, we got Mass Effect 4 (idk if you count that as cyberpunk, probably not. Just sci-fi)
Cyberpunk 2077, and probably Prey 2? coming out.

We probably lacked the technology to create good looking cyberpunk games for consoles (Deus Ex had a shitload of filter, I'm talking bout a cyberpunk game filled with neon lights and dynamic weather effects).

Yes, PCs are held back by Consoles, believe it or not... unless the game devs make a game exclusive for PC, which is very unlikely due to the cost.
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There need to be more science fiction games with transhumanist themes that aren't necessarily tied to dark, grimy back streets and rain-drenched, neon-lit high tech low life cityscapes.

How are the themes in SOMA? It's hardly comfy, but the premise was interesting when I first saw gameplay.
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>>315576605
Because the theme is either merged with general sci-fi, or that it became so normal it simply be referred to as sci-fi. Subcategories are dying out basically.
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>>315576605
Don't worry Pham real life has got you covered. companies have already developed tazer and tear gas drones and the TPP/SOPA/CISPA whatever the fuck shit they wanna call it next time they try will eventually pass and privacy will be completely dead. real life is going to be Cyberpunk.
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