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Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is coming in March and here is what I think of it!

Nintendo Switch After months of speculation Nintendo has fully unveiled its upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch. Officially it is labelled as the successor to the tepid Wii U, but with its portability it has potential for more. Along with last Friday’s announcements and press unveiling Nintendo revealed the console will sell for 300 dollars from March 3rd onwards. While the price may have been a little higher than expected the console certainly received interest due to its novel concept. A...

Outcast Second Contact - Cutter Slade on Adelpha

Outcast: Second Contact – Do we really want a remake?

Outcast: Second Contact – Do we really want a remake? All too often I find that my mind has played a trick on me, as with the news of Outcast: Second Contact. My opinion of some games and movies is way better than they deserve. Perhaps ‘deserve’ is not the right word. I remember them as though they offered photo-realistic graphics and special effects. I am thinking of games such as Knight of the Old Republic and movies such as...

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net, your website for all Sci-Fi news

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net 2016 has come and gone. For many it outstayed its welcome. Problems such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump has certainly made me apprehensive about the future. Sadly we also lost far too many celebrities: Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds and actor Alan Rickman to name just a few. On the last day of the year we also lost William Christopher, who played father Mulcahy on M.A.S.H for over a decade. All this makes...

The end for SciFiEmpire.net - So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell! Readers of SciFiEmpire.net may have noticed I have been absent from posting for a few weeks. I had a lot of work to do and there are some big changes coming in my life. After some hesitation I decided the best decision was to stop posting on SciFiEmpire.net. Effectively that means the end of this blog. If anyone wants to continue the torch feel free to contact me. The decision to...

All 4 LEDs are on. Flashing your BeagleBone Black eMMC with Debian

Flashing your BeagleBone Black eMMC with Debian

Flashing your BeagleBone Black eMMC with Debian As many of you may know I am writing an introductory book on Linux and Programming. I have already posted some sample chapters. Yet, as a TA and Software Engineer I am frequently asked a question regarding the BeagleBone Black. The BBB won’t be a part of my book but I thought I would post my answer anyway. One of a the recurring problems I have with the Beaglebone Black and one I am frequently questioned about is...

Quantum Break review - stopping time when it matters

Quantum Break Review – Remedy bends time to its will

Quantum Break Review For some time now I have had Quantum Break on my radar. After playing through Alan Wake I was looking forward to a sci-fi time travel shooter with a strong story. Remedy has not disappointed. Yet, Quantum Break is not a polished product either. The game has some flaws. To find out if it is worth the money read this review. Setting Quantum Break is set in the North Eastern United States. After a time travel experiment...

A Happy New Year from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy New Year from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy New Year I would like to wish all readers a Happy New Year. I am sure 2016 will be a wonderful year filled with family happiness, job promotions and of course exciting Science Fiction! To get a glimpse of what you can expect from the new year you can read my two previous posts. The first previews upcoming sci-fi games and the second upcoming movies. The start of 2016 is also very promising. This evening the BBC will air...

Deus Ex Mankind Divided. Upcoming Sci-Fi Games of 2016

Upcoming Sci-Fi Games of 2016

Upcoming Sci-Fi Games of 2016 Arguably 2015 was not the best year for Sci-fi games. Fallout 4 was excellent, but not without flaws. Several games that were originally slated for release this year slipped into 2016. Some delays can be expected, games such as Star Citizen (scheduled for 2017) and No Man’s Sky are groundbreaking with their technical innovations. One innovation that has also slipped into 2016 is VR. Head-mounted displays such as Oculus Rift have finally reached the end-state of...

SciFiEmpire christmas tree in winter. Wishing you the Seasons Greetings

Wishing you the Seasons Greetings

Wishing you the Seasons Greetings Christmas has almost arrived and the year is almost over. As such I wish every reader of this website the seasons greetings. I hope you will enjoy your holiday. I know I will. I will probably end up viewing The Force Awakens at the cinema for a second time this week. If you haven’t seen it yet, do go! For those who worry about a drought in articles can rest assured. I will post plenty over...

Fallout 4 Review

Fallout 4 Review – From Bethesda with love!

Fallout 4 Review – Bethesda wins over gamers again! For just under a week now I have been playing Fallout 4, Bethesda’s second iteration of the Fallout 3 franchise it inherited from Interplay Entertainment. Fallout 4 continues the familiar setting from the third game, a open-world RPG with shooter elements. Those familiar with other Bethesda games such as Oblivion or Skyrim will instantly feel at home with the gameplay, but instead of a fantasy setting the Fallout series is set in...

Rebel Galaxy title poster

Rebel Galaxy Review – the game that bests Elite Dangerous

Rebel Galaxy, an indie game that may just beat Elite Rebel Galaxy is a game available for download on Steam and produced by Double Damage Games. It is available for PC and MAC OS X, there is also a PS4 version in the works. The game is a space-faring action shooter similar to Freelancer and Elite but one that concentrates on ships that are larger. Gameplay is set on a two-dimensional plane but with all the graphics cheats it has a gorgeous 3D...

Syfy cancels Defiance

Syfy cancels Defiance – After 3 seasons fans will have to switch to Dark Matter, Killjoys and The Expanse

Syfy cancels Defiance In a surprise twist Syfy has cancelled Rockne O’Bannon’s futuristic series. Defiance has only completed its third season this summer, but the steadily dropping ratings were cause for Syfy to cancel it entirely. Defiance first aired in 2013 and was an experiment at a transmedia franchise. At the time of the TV-series launch a Massive Multiplayer Online game set in the same universe was released by Trion Worlds. The MMO game continuous and last year became free-to-play using micro transactions for...

Star Citizen cockpit view

Star Citizen Preview – Chris Roberts strikes back at doubters at the 2015 CitizenCon

Star Citizen is back! Last weekend the founder of Cloud Imperium Games, Chris Roberts, held the annual CitizenCon in Manchester. For some years he has been busy developing Star Citizen, an ambitious MMO-space simulator that harkens back to his early years (Wing Commander and Freelancer). After some delays, the release date has shifted to early 2017 for the MMO part and 2016 for the single player campaign. Chris Roberts came under attack from rival game-designer Derek Smart for being the reason the game...

PAMELA Preview - bloom effects on the promenade

PAMELA Preview – open-world survival horror mixes BioShock and Mass Effect

Nvyve throws caution in the wind – PAMELA Preview One of the most sought after games for 2016 is the open-world survival-horror game PAMELA, stylized as P.A.M.E.L.A. The game has been in development with a small indie game producer NVYVE Studios. NVYVE has only six employees who are working full-time to bring the game to release for STEAM. PAMELA is being produced using the Unity engine which so far is mostly used for Android games and budget console games. Yet the quality of the screenshots speak...