CD Projekt Red just pulled a (cyber)punk move.

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For those who haven’t heard about it, Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming game from relative newcomer to the video game development world CD Projekt Red (of The Witcher 3 fame). We’ve known about this game’s production since 2012, yet the developer has only said about the release date, that it will be sometime between 2017 and 2021. Fine. Great. Whatever. Just make sure it’s good, folks.

On Sunday, April 9th, however, Gizmodo published a story that, in preparation for the game’s release, CD Projekt Red trademarked (and now own) the word “Cyberpunk”. That’s right, they actually trademarked a word that has been in use for over 30 years. A word that began its life cycle in literature, then was also used to refer to different movies and games years later.

I’m calling a whole bunch of BS on this.

Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, let’s start with a little history…

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