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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sci-fi’

Darth Vader Runs For Ukraine’s Presidential Race

Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yanukovych was ousted by the parliament in February 2014 after a series of protests. A total of 328 of the 447 members of the parliament opted to remove Yanukovych from his post for failing to live up to his duties as the country’s leader. As a result, Ukraine will be having a snap presidential election, which is …

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The True Terror Of Caffeine Is That We Run Out Of The Stuff

Caffeine is the most widely consumed drug on the planet. It’s in everything from coffee and tea to chocolate and energy bars. What happens then when caffeine runs out? Do we just stop ingesting the stuff, or do we go out into space to mine it? In a new game slated for released in 2015, the latter scenario is what …

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Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel

Googler Rachel Searles has a new sci-fi book out called The Lost Planet. Matt Cutts points us to it, and has only good things to say about it: Amazon has a pretty substantial preview. Searles is from the search quality team. Here’s a video of her talking about reconsideration request tips, which we covered a couple years ago. You can …

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Gillian Anderson Is Writing a Sci-Fi Trilogy

Publisher Simon & Schuster has just announced a new science fiction endeavor, an imprint called Simon451 (a clear homage to Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451) – and one of the first authors to sign on to the new division is none other than Agent Scully herself. Gillian Anderson is set to pen one of Simon451’s inaugural titles – A …

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Here’s Some New Info On Alien: Isolation

Sega surprised nobody yesterday when it announced that it was going to give this Alien game thing another try with Alien: Isolation. Still reeling from the embarrassment and resentment from Colonial Marines, some wondered if Sega should even bother. Well, it seems like the publisher is actually bothering to ship a good game this time. As reported yesterday, Alien: Isolation …

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Alien: Isolation Will Attempt To Clean Up After Colonial Marines In Late 2014

I think it’s safe to say that Aliens: Colonial Marines was the biggest letdown of 2013. After years of teases and one impressive trailer, the final product was a run of the mill shooter that reduced xenomorphs to cannon fodder. It seemed like all hope was lost for the Alien franchise in video games, but Sega is giving it another …

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This Robot Has Its Very Own Death Laser

After years of appearing in science fiction, lasers that can actually cause harm to humans are finally small enough to be held. Now one laser aficionado has combined two sci-fi nightmares into one by giving a robot a laser. In the latest video from the self-proclaimed DIY Laser Guy, he attached a 2W laser to a spider robot. He then …

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Tom Cruise Fights Aliens in First ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer

With the mild success of this year’s Oblivion behind him, Tom Cruise is now set to star in yet another summer sci-fi thriller. Edge of Tomorrow will star Cruise as Bill Cage, a rookie soldier thrown into battle with an alien force that has invaded the Earth. Cage falls in battle and the finds himself in a time loop (think …

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New Wachowski Movie Trailer Teases Sci-Fi Action

Ever since the first Matrix movie, the Wachowskis have been dabbling in action and sci-fi, with mixed results. V for Vendetta was well-received, though Speed Racer was not. Last year’s Cloud Atlas was long and ambitious and caused wide disagreement among critics. For their latest project, the Wachowski siblings seem to be going back to the roots of their success. …

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Netflix’s ‘Sense8’ To Begin Pre-Production In January

While we’re not going to be seeing it for probably another year or better, the wheels are in motion for Netflix’s ambitious science fiction series Sense8. Netflix announced the show back in in March. It will debut with a ten-episode season, and is slated for a release in late 2014. During the company’s earnings call last week, Netflix said it’s …

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Horror Game ‘Soma’ Announced for PlayStation 4 and PC

This week and last, Frictional Games began teasing a new sci-fi game. Two trailers were released, each showing unsettling footage of robots acting strangely. It seemed, based on the teaser site, that Frictional was set to tease the game for weeks. Today, however, the developer has officially unveiled Soma. Soma will be another horror game from Frictional, which is best-known …

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‘Amnesia’ Creators Reveal New ‘Soma’ Project, Trailer

After a countdown on the “nextfrictionalgame” website, Frictional Games has revealed its next project, Soma. The project has not been fully revealed, however, and all the information about the game comes from the cryptic website somasystems.org. The website appears to be a viral marketing campaign for the game, with a series of “case files” that might be revealed in the …

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