Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the same alternate Earth as a tabletop RPG that first saw print in 1988. That first edition of Cyberpunk was set in the dark future of 2013, but its definitive follow-up Cyberpunk 2020 jumped ahead seven years. After a couple of false starts, a new edition—Cyberpunk Red, created in collaboration with CD Projekt Red—takes us to the year 2045. There's still a fair way to go from there to the videogame's 2077, but now that the first Cyberpunk Red books have arrived we do have a clearer idea of how things shake out for the world and for the setting's centrepiece of Night City.This timeline takes the version of events from the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit as its primary source, fleshing them out with additional details from the Cyberpunk 2020 core rulebook and supplements like Deep Space, Rockerboy, Live & Direct, Protect & Serve, Home of the Brave, EuroSource, Rough Guide to the U.K., and Pacific Rim Sourcebook. Where contradictions occur, … [Read more...] about Major events in the Cyberpunk RPG timeline
Texas declared independence
I ride off the top of a butte backward on a burro. I’m also being shot at, but I’m pretty sure that’s just a bonus here. If it were real-real, it’d be about a 500-foot fall, minimum. I’m tumbling like a crash test dummy off the side of what is clearly a virtual replica of West Mitten Butte. The burro is along for the ride. I don’t feel great about that, if we’re going to consider the feelings of the burro for a minute. Let me rephrase that: It’s a beautifully rendered knockoff West Mitten Butte. If someone did not know West Mitten Butte by name — and I didn’t, prior to looking it up in a long list of things I had a form, but no name for, in Red Dead Redemption — then you know it. It’s one of the biggest rock formations in Monument Valley, aka John Ford’s backyard used in iconic Westerns like The Searchers and Stagecoach, aka Bone County from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, aka the spot in the desert where … [Read more...] about Why the original Red Dead Redemption is the greatest Western ever made
President Trump announced Tuesday night that Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appellate court judge based in Washington, D.C., is his pick to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy — a nominee who, if confirmed, will cement a conservative majority on the nation’s highest court.Trump made the announcement from the East Room of the White House.Kavanaugh worked closely with independent counsel Ken Starr during Starr’s Whitewater investigation of President Bill Clinton. As documented in the latest episode of the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” Kavanaugh debunked the conspiracy theories that the Clintons were responsible for former aide Vince Foster’s death before becoming the primary author of the report laying out the case for Clinton’s impeachment. Kavanaugh was concerned with the more explicit sexual details of the report and attempted to redact them just before its publication.One of the possible grounds for … [Read more...] about Trump announces his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on Supreme Court
To understand the socio-political effect YouTube has on the world in 2018, you first have to ask: What is YouTube? There’s a divide between how a large portion of the general public views YouTube — as an open platform where almost any ideology can live — and how YouTube executives seem to regard their company — as a stage for encouraging social change. That dichotomy led to the alleged “YouTube Purge” this past week, a term coined by predominantly right-wing voices that say YouTube is trying to remove their content from the site and censor free speech. It all came to a head on March 3, when Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist who owns and hosts on the right-wing network Infowars, said that YouTube was going to delete his personal channel and all of his videos on March 4. “The Alex Jones channel with billions of views is frozen,” he tweeted. “We have been told it will be deleted tomorrow and all 33 thousands (sic) videos will be … [Read more...] about How does YouTube decide to get rid of certain channels?
Poll: Did you lose any friends or disown family members in the past year because of politics and/or who they said they voted for? (26 votes) No, I didn't let politics get between friends or family because we never bought up politics. 42% Yes, I was against Donald Trump and I dumped family and friends that admitted they supported him. 15% Yes, I was against Hillary Clinton and I dumped family and friends that admitted they supported her. 0% No, I was against Donald Trump, but I didn't dump any family or friends that supported him unless they were unreasonable*. 27% No, I was against Hillary Clinton, but I didn't dump any family or friends that supported her unless they were unreasonable*. 15% *For the purpose of the answers, unreasonable refers to them doing something you can't dismiss as a simple difference in political opinion, such as being openly bigoted in their support of their candidate or against yours, … [Read more...] about Did you lose any friends or disown family members in the past year because of politics and/or who they said they voted for?