Take on the role of an operative in the Hex Gen network, a decentralized movement of hacktivists resisting the economic pillaging conducted by the unholy alliances of Big Tech, Big Military, and Big Finance. Think "The Windup Girl" meets "Neuromancer". Features: -Facial, vocal biometric capture devices -"Nohface" electronic face projector for thwarting surveillance/drones which cover almost every inch of city -Wireless internet -Darknets - all web activity is fully surveilled, you need stealth not only in meatspace but in cyberspace -More types of hacking - cryptography, DDoS, spoofing -Hunger: experience real economic destitution as you slowly die of starvation and are forced to beg, steal, or even kill for a piece of bread. -DIY: Upgrade your hemp trenchcoat with solar trim, syphon electricity from the private power grid, take apart old phones and radios to hack together an EMP gun, set up a hydroponic garden in your squatted flat so you don't have to kill for every meal.

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Lovely description for what's inside the suitcase.

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Thanks! That was one of my favorite aspects of DX, the detailed dossiers on all the objects. Little capsules of speculative micro-fiction!

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Biohacking. In keeping with the DIY, slumworld theme of the mod where you have no deep-pocketed super-governmental agency or "MI6-R-US" Discount Warehouse from which to acquire your fancy gadgetry, even your augmentations or "biohacks" will need to be researched/created on your own. As was mentioned, virtually everything in the game will be modifiable/hackable, including your own DNA.

Enter the Suitcase Biolab. No, not a briefcase stuffed with weapons-grade anthrax for bioterror, although that might happen later.

A biotech/genetic engineering-grade lab condensed into a laptop-sized bag. Collect genetic source material from various "mutations" caused by industrial dumping of toxic waste in New Shenzhen, California. Sequence genes, remix, etc, create personal genemod biohacks, inject yourself. The one pictured involves modifying yourself with bioluminescence genes for use as a human flashlight (or blinding flashbang at higher levels). Inspired of course by the recent decentralization of biotechnology seen in the "biohacking movement", but taken to the next level. And, as always, one must be discrete as science itself is completely illegal, outside of official, 'government-sanctioned' corporate labs (public universities don't exist anymore either).

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