This week we are doing things a little differently. After the heist ends poorly for V you end up in the memories of Johnny Silverhand as he executes his plan to take down Arasaka. We figured it would be a good time to learn more about Arasaka and how it rose to power. We discuss Arasaka’s beginnings in 1915 Japan, how it built its wealth through World War II, Saburo’s vision, and how it was executed.

We also discuss Love Like Fire, the interlude between Act 1 and 2 where Johnny Silverhand [REDACTED] at Arasaka tower. Cyberpunk 2077 does not really do justice to the impact Johnny’s actions, so we also discuss the fallout from the event that left Arasaka, and even the Japanese government, crippled. Finally, we discuss how Arasaka regained its strength and how it got such a strong foothold in Night City.


Jarret Redding

Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Combat games.

Bob Schissler

IT System Engineer by day, avid gamer by night! Bob has been gaming his entire life and first started standing on a chair playing the arcade version of Super Mario Bros. Now he plays all kinds of games but focuses mainly on Overwatch.

Justin Maxey

Over 30 years of gaming in the book and looking forward to a lot more. Love all genres of games in one way or another, but ARPGs, Story Driven Single Player, and Multiplayer Shooters are my jam.

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