Very nicely done: City of Thamesis
From their website:
Once the seat of power for an ancient, all-powerful monarchy, much of Thamesis is now run by the influential Britomart Corporation who use their seductive psychic technology to exert control.
It has become a city of torn loyalties as it’s inhabitants choose between life as a subject of the Crown or a Citizen of the Britomart.
Meanwhile down in the inner city streets, beyond the reach of either power, dangerous outlaws have successfully hacked Britomart’s technology for their own gain, boosting its power exponentially. Some use it only to escape their daily grind while others maliciously spread terror on the streets.
As the city plunges towards civil war, can anyone bring order to the streets of Thamesis?
Discover how an ambitious young king (Jonathan of the Rose), a scarred ex-war hero (The Lion), a beautiful psychic (The Unicorn), and a teenage scoundrel (The K.I.D.) find themselves caught up in the struggle for control of the city.
Taser sind old-news in Cyberpunk 2020. Aber jetzt erreichen sie den Massenmarkt. US-Polizisten sind bereits damit ausgerüstet.
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This entry shows a tough army soldier being tasered. He describes the experience at 3:40 of the video:
Going to a (even legit) demonstration will become a lot of fun as soon as riot police is equipped with tasers…
“The antique arm whined as he reached for another mug. It was a Russian military prosthesis, a seven-function force-feedback manipulator, cased in grubby pink plastic.”
— William Gibson, Neuromancer
Festo, a german corp, has a movie of a really cool hydraulic cyberarm on their site. Its so cool I want one. The movie indicates that the arm has enough tactile response to write on a touchscreen.
I found the link on lo-fi-samurai’s blog, which is very worth the time you spend there. He was the one I stole both the link and the quote from – I only added William Gibsons name and the title of the book.
Some nice person (mvalente) has collected 20 videos on YouTube with a cyberpunk theme.
Well, this ain’t cyberpunk material, but it’s by far to good not to share it with you guys. A 8 min movie with steam driven robots – what else can brighten your Monday like that?
Update: Now down, a trailer can be found on YouTube.
Would enjoy comments on off-topic posts. Should this be a hard-core cyberpunk 2020 rpg page or do you enjoy (mostly) related stuff?
I found a great database of cyberpunk-related movies (and other stuff). It can be found here. Okay, you may wonder what Transformers (The Movie) has to do with cyberpunk, but…