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Researcher Breaks Down Cyberpunk Video Games | WIRED

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In this episode of Game Over(analyzed), Associated Researcher of Media Culture Lars Schmeink breaks down how cyberpunk is portrayed in modern video games. Most people recognize the cyberpunk aesthetic from movies like Blade Runner and The Matrix, but there are plenty of video games that fit into this subgenre as well. Lars talks about how the cybernetic enhancements from games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution relate to both real-life and cyberpunk fiction.

Lars Schmeink is an Associated Researcher of Media Culture with Hans-Bredow-Institut.

Lars is co-editor of "The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture” (https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Cyberpunk-Culture-1st-Edition/McFarlane-Schmeink-Murphy/p/book/9780815351931)

0:00 - Intro
0:46 - Cyberpunk 2077 - Deepnet
3:01 - Cyberpunk 2077 - Upgrading
6:04 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Forced Augmentation
7:34 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Biohacking
9:00 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Consciousness
10:38 - Ghostrunner - Megacity
11:43 - Cyberpunk 2077 - Cityscape
13:15 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Police State
15:09 - Watch Dogs: Legion - Privatization
16:52 - Cyberpunk 2077 - Cyberware
18:17 - Syndicate - Repossessing Cyberware
20:19 - Detroit: Become Human - Android vs. Human

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Researcher Breaks Down Cyberpunk Video Games | WIRED
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