|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2019-06-18 |
In the grim future of 2077 there is only superficial dandies.
|IrishWhiskey - 2019-06-18 |
You can't thoroughly enjoy a narrative about the grim consequences of late stage capitalism dehumanizing and exploiting people, without paying $250 for a collectors edition containing little pins, patches and stickers of anarchist symbols and weapons, to show off just how much of a rebel anti-conformist you and the other purchasers are.
Two Jar Slave
By the same token, you're not allowed to purchase any punk album or rent any Hollywood movie with themes of anti-commercialism. Have you ever seen Repo Man or Fight Club? I SURE HOPE NOT.
Give me a break. Cyberpunk a genre of entertainment; a mostly silly, one-dimensional one at that. It's not an ideology to live your life by.
There's a difference between purchasing something with an anti-capitalist message in a capitalist society, and tech-bros wearing $200 Karl Marx t-shirts, or using Born in the USA to promote Reagan.
It's not an ideology you have to live life by, but that doesn't mean we can't acknowledge irony, or how storytellers can use genres and tropes in a way oblivious to, or shallowly reading, why they exist in the first place.
Yeah, I've seen Fight Club. I've also seen people people unironically promote the message of the villains as profound moral insight. There's a little more to criticize there than "hurr durr you say capitalism is bad, but also spend money."
|Ugh - 2019-06-18 |
the "i called a docwagon to wipe my burning diarrhea cyber-asshole" edition
|Old_Zircon - 2019-06-18 |
The fact that at least half of the "special edition" gimmicks on display look like they're CGI mockups is appropriate.
|SolRo - 2019-06-18 |
Is it appropriately cyberpunk if I torrent this due to cd projekt red still having bad working conditions for the people that actually make these games? I mean, ‘when it’s done’ is a great ad line but then having terrible crunch for the employees kind of makes it pointless.
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