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Musical Montage: Billy Idol “Speed”

August 19, 2019

Outside of Mark Mancina’s memorable and propulsive score for 1994’s Speed, the other music tie-ins are not well known at best and forgotten at worst, like a title track off the soundtrack album from none other than Billy Idol.

Gamebox 2.0: Roller Coaster to the Past Edition

January 17, 2019

For our first edition of Gamebox 2.0 in 2019, we’ve played a handful of old favorites making a return for a new generation, whether it’s massive compilation collections or full remakes. We got to explore some creative indie titles that we finally got around to trying between the holidays and an early preview of a […]

Musical Montage: Billy Idol “Shock to the System”

November 12, 2018

Inspired by early 90’s Internet culture and the works of authors like Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Billy Idol created a concept album called Cyberpunk in 1993 which featured the single, “Shock to the System”, where Idol becomes a cyborg who battles the corrupt “Cyber-Cops” in future Los Angeles.

Netflix Gets Cyberpunk in 2018 with Altered Carbon (Trailer)

December 4, 2017

Based on the novel by Richard Morgan, Altered Carbon is a cyberpunk mystery where society learned centuries ago how to transfer the mind into a new body, making death a thing of the past. An imprisoned soldier, Takeshi Kovacs, is released into a new body after hundreds of years “on ice” to solve the murder of a rich aristocrat.