2077*

don’t touch cyberpunk if you don’t get it.

don’t act like you’re on some holy crusade when you make a video game with neon and rain and the look of cyberpunk but then throw in stuff like how women’s rights and basic income are the backbone of a dystopia

don’t make a movie with scarlett johansson playing a poor send-up to motoko kusanagi and then lack the spine to even mention the socio-political points of why the character prefers a caucasian chassis in the first place (spoiler alert: it makes incredibly unkind point about western women). especially don’t call it feminist when the themes and narrative are stripped away in favor of a generic revenge tale. don’t retell akira and put it within and about the culture that dropped those nukes in the first place. the teenage edgelord connoisseurs can just go watch these anime and film in the first place

don’t copyright the word ‘cyberpunk’ no matter how noble your intentions are. you have no real way of guaranteeing that your successors at your place of work will share your sentiments.

don’t tell another faux-deep story that cosplays badly as Blade Runner about a hacker or a detective or an android and his manpain 

don’t give me more cool-looking stuff that either lacks the teeth to get political or has the fundamental politics of the genre contorted and perverted so that spoiled Gen X dudes never have to challenge themselves or their way of life. 

just…don’t, okay?

E3 DRINKING GAME

TAKE A SIP:

  • “For the gamers.”
  • The words “exciting,” “innovative,” and “revolutionary” are used in regards to a shooter.
  • Fallout 4 VR is shown
  • Some guy wears a graphic t-shirt + sports jacket on-stage.
  • A forgettable survival game trailer is released. You swear you have seen this game before. Haven’t you?
  • DLC.
  • Season Pass.
  • Person on-stage makes an awkward joke and 3 people in the audience laugh.
  • You see a fantastic cosplay.
  • Call of Duty WWII gameplay is shown + “We’re returning to our roots.”
  • Someone asks Todd Howard/Pete Hines about TES VI and they sigh and say, “It’s a long way off.
  • Red Dead Redemption announced to be releasing this year.
  • New Assassin’s Creed revealed.
  • New Wolfenstein revealed.
  • Forgettable white guy protagonist with stubble and a gravelly voice.
  • Remaster. Remaster. Remaster.
  • Yet another multiplayer team-based shooter.

TAKE A SHOT:

  • New Far Cry game is really a Western.
  • Pokemon game for Switch revealed.
  • New IP from Bioware makes an appearance.
  • Xbox Scorpio costs less than $499 USD.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 makes an appearance.
  • Another awful song-and-dance number.
  • Beautiful indie game captures your heart.
  • Evil Within 2 revealed.
  • Reboot of a game from 10 years ago that looks like an entirely new IP.
  • A game leaves you thinking, “What in the fresh fuck is that meant to be?”
  • New Ratchet and Clank.
  • Remake? Remake!

FINISH YOUR DRINK

  • Bethesda Game Studios reveals new IP. (Take an additional shot if it’s Starfield.)
  • Another Fallout spinoff-title developed by another studio is revealed.
  • Remedy’s new game revealed.
  • Release date for first episode of Final Fantasy VII remake announced.
  • Sony Conference features live orchestra AGAIN.
  • Bloodborne 2.
  • Square Enix talks about Final Fantasy XVI.
  • A game comes out of NOWHERE and destroys you. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted. Fuck, pour yourself another drink!
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[Edits made by me :)]

ign.com
CD Projekt RED Explains 'Cyberpunk' Trademark - IGN
According to CD Projekt RED, the trademark was registered as "a self-defense measure only."

Cd Project Red Trademarks The Word ‘‘Cyberpunk’‘

Lol. Really? Thats Like Def Jam Trademarking ‘‘Hip Hop’‘

we’ve talked plenty about mccree’s high noon being fucking weird as shit but you know what else unsettles me? torbjorn’s ult. yeah i get it he has like, the pack on him or whatever but his ENTIRE being turns into that magma fuckshit. what explanation do you have for me in 2077 for this short man becoming a fucking lava man. that’s fucked up.

@saingirl101 @starsherit @blackwatch-jess

Reaper: …you ever wonder why we’re here?
Widowmaker: don’t do this to me right now.

On Route 66:

Reaper: oh joy, another empty box canyon.
Widowmaker: WILL YOU GET ON THE PAYLOAD.

Talon lackey: this is our new ship! We call it “The Raptor”.
Reaper: …kinda looks like a puma to me.
Talon lackey: wait - what. What the hell is a puma?

Talon boss: okay so I’m not MAD that you failed the museum heist -
Reaper: Widow did it.
Widowmaker: excuse me?

Soldier: 76: Look we could really use you on our side -
Reaper: Sounds like a blue team problem.
Soldier: 76: …
Reaper: …
Soldier: 76: better than your red team problems, Sarge.
Reaper: HEYO THERE IT IS