I have not played Cyberpunk 2077 but it’s my favorite game of the year

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Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077
Image: CD Projekt Red

Like many non-gamers, I have experienced Cyberpunk 2077 mostly through news articles and Twitter posts. And I’ve got to say — this is possibly the best way to experience it.

I mean, look — I’ve heard about this game for years, because a lot of my coworkers and friends are gamers. Everyone got all hype! I had to delay the end-of-year package I was project-managing in order to accommodate it.

But almost immediately after launch, there was drama: Sony pulled the game from its store and started offering refunds! Microsoft is also offering refunds! So are Best Buy and Game Stop! Employees of the game’s maker, CD Projekt Red, are revolting! If your file gets too big, it’ll be corrupted and useless! An epilepsy warning! DMCA strikes!

If there…

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