Human Existence Is a Big, Sad Video Game in William Gibson's New Novel

Human beings are the most important ingredients in game design. Without the participation and attention of an actual person, games are just basically systems waiting for input. In the new novel by legendary science-fiction writer William Gibson, humans aren't just controlling disembodied avatars in made-up worlds.… » 11/28/14 3:00pm 11/28/14 3:00pm

William Gibson on Cyberpunk's "Dirt in the Corners"

In an interview with author William Gibson, the creator of the notion of "cyberpunk"—a milieu that remains heavily influential to the world building of video games—comments on what inspired him to deviate from the then-too-polished world of mainstream science fiction. It's relevant to today's Neuromancer-inspired… » 11/02/11 1:40pm 11/02/11 1:40pm