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The Terminator: Future Shock

Moby ID: 2239


German Index

On September 28, 1996, The Terminator: Future Shock was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.


In the demo you could shoot the moon and it would fall down from the sky with a silly sound. In the final game shooting the moon will cause a red "OW" to appear.


If you have the sequel, SkyNET, you can use it to run this game in high resolution (640x480).


The title "Future Shock" can be seen as a reference to common concepts which are discussed/projected in the so-called Futurology (or futures studies). Part of Futurology is the concept of a Technological Singularity, an event where artificial intelligence in combination with raw computing power reaches a stage where it surpasses the capabilities of a human (or of humanity in general). Alvin Toffler's first book on this topic, Future Shock (1970), describes his observations of the effects the technological (r)evolution has on society. Since then the term Future Shock was referenced in numerous publications of different kind (books, music albums, comic strips like Futurama, pen&paper roleplaying games, etc.).

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