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Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 16:42:05 Reply

Which one's better?

Personally, I'm all for Cyberpunk due to COLORS and the fact that the music is great. Not only that, but those cityscapes.
Just beautiful.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 16:44:56 Reply

Steampunk just because I have a penchant for trains and the Victorian era.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 16:45:06 Reply

At 7/4/12 04:44 PM, Otto wrote: I'm a human being

That's a cool, unrelated story.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 16:46:31 Reply

At 7/4/12 04:44 PM, knightsofthecircle wrote: Steampunk just because I have a penchant for trains and the Victorian era.

I'm gonna have to agree with you. Steampunk all the way.

Cyberpunk is also pretty cool though, not gonna lie.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 16:50:19 Reply

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 16:51:39 Reply

At 7/4/12 04:47 PM, Protagonist wrote: What I don't get is, what do either of these have to do with punks?

Well, Cyberpunk usually has a lot of anti-corporate or anti-totalitarian government sentiment with it. I.E. Shadowrun, which most campaigns deal in fucking with corporations above the law, or Dues Ex. Electro-Indrustrial bands like KMFDM are extremely radical in that ideology, take the WWIII album.

I don't know how Steampunk is though. I do usually expect child chimney sweepers from it.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 16:55:49 Reply

At 7/4/12 04:53 PM, RightWingGamer wrote: Cyberpunk. Because a dark, Blade Runner-esque future is alot more interesting than a damn steam engine.

Yeah, while at the same time, that darkness is flooded in neon lights and actually really colorful.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 17:19:27 Reply

I will vote for Cyberpunk.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 17:59:18 Reply

Steampunk.

I'm actually working on a steampunk rave outfit right now :]

Cyberpunk just looks cheesy and gaudy.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 18:07:22 Reply

Steampunk, easily.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 18:19:30 Reply

I like the mechanical things in steampunk, but I like how pretty cyberpunk can be. They're both good.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 18:23:05 Reply

Steampunk is actually pretty lame IMO.

Cyberpunk and Dieselpunk are where it's it.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 18:26:35 Reply

I like them both.

But I think I like Cyberpunk a bit more.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 18:30:03 Reply

At 7/4/12 05:59 PM, tarahloveshentai wrote: Steampunk.

I'm actually working on a steampunk rave outfit right now :]

Cyberpunk just looks cheesy and gaudy.

Yeah, cause plastic armor isn't gaudy at all.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 19:05:22 Reply

I like the idea of Steampunk stuff, I hope to eventually make a webcomic in a steampunkish setting. Cyberpunk is alright but I usually think it's a little dull.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 19:05:50 Reply

Cyberpunk. The only things I like about steampunk are the cool hats.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 19:14:43 Reply

They're both the same nerdy crap.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 19:16:55 Reply

At 7/4/12 07:14 PM, Darthdenim wrote: They're both the same nerdy crap.

So is Newgrounds. Your point?


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 19:32:34 Reply

I don't really like steampunk that much, I hate the industrial revolution and all that shit.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 19:55:31 Reply

Cyberpunk. I loved GITS and the first Matrix. Akira was cool too.

I just like the styling

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 19:55:31 Reply

Cyberpunk tends to work better when it's more realistic, Steampunk works better with outlandish scenarios and going purely for "awesome" factor.
Trying to make cyberpunk "over the top" usually nets you stuff that is just plain silly or just regular science fiction/fantasy, while steampunk can't be realistic because of base idea - the more real you get, the more it starts to look like alternate history.

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 20:03:13 Reply

At 7/4/12 07:55 PM, shinobody wrote: Cyberpunk tends to work better when it's more realistic, Steampunk works better with outlandish scenarios and going purely for "awesome" factor.
Trying to make cyberpunk "over the top" usually nets you stuff that is just plain silly or just regular science fiction/fantasy, while steampunk can't be realistic because of base idea - the more real you get, the more it starts to look like alternate history.

I disagree. Shadowrun isn't very realistic, but it's so fucking interesting. It's just the speed and the thump of the culture is what makes it cool. I remember being a kid and seeing this one show. I think it was called "Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century" and it was amazing how they had all these things working for it, even though it was a half-rate kids show.

Not only that, but Technomancer and Ghost In The Shell expand on the stranger parts of tech.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 20:05:46 Reply

At 7/4/12 07:55 PM, shinobody wrote: Cyberpunk tends to work better when it's more realistic, Steampunk works better with outlandish scenarios and going purely for "awesome" factor.
Trying to make cyberpunk "over the top" usually nets you stuff that is just plain silly or just regular science fiction/fantasy, while steampunk can't be realistic because of base idea - the more real you get, the more it starts to look like alternate history.

I disagree. Shadowrun isn't very realistic, but it's so fucking interesting. It's just the speed and the thump of the culture is what makes it cool. I remember being a kid and seeing this one show. I think it was called "Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century" and it was amazing how they had all these things working for it, even though it was a half-rate kids show.

Not only that, but Technomancer and Ghost In The Shell expand on the stranger parts of tech.

Try playing Phantom Crash. It adds an absolute STYLE to Cyberpunk, much like Jet Set Radio

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 20:12:40 Reply

I love em both.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 20:19:19 Reply

Steampunk is pretty cool, but i gotta go for Cyberpunk. I like futuristic settings rather than past settings

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 20:25:43 Reply

At 7/4/12 04:53 PM, RightWingGamer wrote: Cyberpunk. Because a dark, Blade Runner-esque future is alot more interesting than a damn steam engine.

But what about a steampunk space fleet?

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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 21:11:43 Reply

Cyberpunk would win, they obviously have more technology


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 22:56:54 Reply

Steampunk of course. It's simply intricate and complex, yet it's used for so many things.
It also doesn't seem to be over zealous like cyberpunk.

I really love Steampunk, that's why I bought Bioshock.


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Response to Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk 2012-07-04 23:10:10 Reply

Steampunk isn't done enough. ever seen Steamboy? That movie is awesome.


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