Category: Computer Games

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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World Of Warships Review – Wargaming turns to the sea with its BigWorld Engine

World Of Warships Review Last Thursday Wargaming unexpectedly announced that its latest free-to-play MMO World of Warships would be released to the public. The game had only been in open beta for a short period and so the news came as a surprise. That said, World Of Warships feels polished and in the game industry the saying goes ‘when its done, its done’. It’s time for my World Of Warships Review. WOWS (World of Warships) is the spiritual successor to World...

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Quantum Break Preview – a Remedy blend of games & live-action

Quantum Break, the new Alan Wake or Max Payne? Xbox One is already 18 months old and so far is at has not managed to win over as many gamers as the PS4. However, the consoles best days may still be ahead. Halo 5 will release in the fall while Remedy Entertainment announced their hotly anticipated game Quantum Break will be released on April 6th 2016. That is still a long wait but at GamesCom in Cologne the studio also announced there...

Remake of Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic for XBoxOne

Remake of Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic may be in production

Remake of Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Firstly, before I continue with this article I have to apologize for being absent for a week. I just started a new job and the first week was tough, but now that I have recovered SciFiEmpire will continue as usual. This week there was GamesCom in Cologne, Germany and besides the exciting announcement of the Quantum Break game and TV show there was also a rumor floating around. Neither LucasArts, EA nor Bioware will...

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Cyberpunk 2077 – CD Projekt RED take on a tabletop RPG

Cyberpunk 2077, an announcement too soon! One of E3’s biggest surprised and disappointments this year was Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED’s action role-playing game. The producers of The Witcher 3 had announced the game’s existence back in 2012. It was hoped some details would leak or that even a teaser trailer would be shown at the game convention. Sadly, little new was announced. CD Projekt RED did state the release date had slipped into 2017 and that they would not release any details until some months beforehand. This...

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Star Wars Battlefront Preview

Star Wars Battlefront Preview It has been just over two months since I reported a new Star Wars Battlefront game was in production. At this years E3, LucasArts showed an extended 5 minute in-game trailer that just blew everyone away. Now it is time for an in-depth preview and see whether this new game is worth the hype. So what is Battlefront? The game is a reboot of the original two battlefront games that were released over 10 years ago. They...

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Fallout 4 Preview – From Bethesda With Love

Fallout 4 Preview It seems like only last year that I played Fallout 3, Bethesda’s reboot of the Fallout franchise from the 1990’s. Yet the game was released back in 2008. I remember having borrowed a PS3 from a friend who went on holiday because my PC was rubbish and I just had to play Fallout 3. Strangely enough I also remember fallout 2, a game I received as a birthday gift in 1998 but which I traded for WarGames....

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Mass Effect Andromeda E3 Preview Roundup

Mass Effect Andromeda The announcement that a new Mass Effect game was in the works was unexpected at E3. Sure, it was announced long ago that Bioware was indeed working on a new installment in the franchise. However, few people believed the game was far along for a formal announcement. In truth, Mass Effect Andromeda, won’t be released until the fourth quarter of 2016. So perhaps fans still have an 18 month wait. Until then they can dream of exploring, shooting up aliens and...

Adam Jensen in Deus Ex Mankind Divided E3 Preview Roundup!

Deus Ex Mankind Divided E3 Preview Roundup!

Deus Ex Mankind Divided E3 Preview Roundup! E3 2015 is over and so it is time to give a roundup of all the sci-fi games that were shown. Or at least the good ones. Those games that got me excited were the fifth Deus Ex game (if you include The Fall in the count), but also Mass Effect: Andromeda, Star Wars Battlefront and The Division. Today I have written a roundup preview for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Right from the...

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Star Wars Battlefront (2015) Preview

Star Wars Battlefront is back! During the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim a teaser trailer was show for the new Star Wars Battlefront game. The game would actually be the third iteration in the Battlefront franchise. As it has been 10 years since the second game was released the franchise is starting over as a reboot. The new game takes place during the Original Trilogy but will have tie-ins with Star Wars The Force Awakens which is scheduled for release on...

Deus Ex Mankind Divided trailer and screenshots revealed. Suppresssed handgun.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided trailer and screenshots revealed

Deus Ex Mankind Divided trailer and screenshots revealed The Deus Ex franchise is certainly one of my favorite gaming franchises ever since the original was released in 2000. The game got a sequel in 2003, Invisible Wars that was less well received with complaints it was somewhat dumbed-down. After 8 years new life was blown into the franchise with Human Revolution to which Mankind Divided, announced today, is considered a direct sequel to. The original Deus Ex was a brilliant blend...