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Pitchford: Fans wrong to sue Gearbox over Aliens: Colonial Marines

Also talks why the game failed
Jul 10
Gearbox Software's 2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines is possibly the best recent example of a game gone completely awry. The reception was almost universally negative from fans and critics alike. The pre-release footage was ...

Aliens: Colonial Marines and AVP 2010 are back on Steam after a snafu

The former could have stayed off
Jan 09
Last week, Steam removed Aliens: Colonial Marines and Alien vs. Predator 2010. Speculation arose as to why it happened -- was it because of all the Colonial Marines drama at Gearbox in the past, or is it because of ...

Sega outs Gearbox for lying in Aliens: Colonial Marines case

The plot thickens
Sep 04
Sega has released a statement placing the majority of the blame for the misrepresentation of Aliens: Colonial Marines to customers firmly on Gearbox, especially Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. Sega has alleged that Gearbox did i...

Sega agrees to settle in Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

Gearbox found crying by the toilet talking about how 'no one understands art'
Aug 13
Sega of America has tentatively agreed to pay out $1.25 million to settle a class-action suit brought against it and Gearbox Software that claimed the two companies falsely advertised Aliens: Colonial Marines by using fake ga...

Gearbox thinks it should be dropped from the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

Gearbox throws Sega under the bus
Aug 01
Last year a class action lawsuit was filed against Sega and Gearbox accusing the companies that the press demo shown at E3 of Aliens: Colonial Marines was not indicative of the final product and was misleading. Gearbox has re...

Now Bloody Playing: Aliens: Stasis Interrupted Part 4

The final part of the unthrilling saga
Jul 31
In the thrilling conclusion to a rubbish playthrough of a boring campaign, the noble Jim Sterling fights his way through Stasis Interrupted, fighting more Weyland Yutani mercs, having a close encounter with an alien Queen, and giving up on the last bit because it's dumb. It was going on far too long anyway.

Now Bloody Playing: Aliens: Stasis Interrupted Part 3

Hicks and his magical pants!
Jul 29
Lisbeth is dead, and we continue our boring journey through space with ... some other person! Witness the terror of aliens that stand around waiting to die. Be amazed by Hicks' magic pants! Feel shock at the comprehension of Weyland-Yutani's Danger Ammo!

Now Bloody Playing: Aliens: Stasis Interrupted Part 2

Jim finally gets a gun!
Jul 26
Hell yeah, I finally gets a gun! After the crawling and dawdling of the first part of Stasis Interrupted, the next slice of Aliens: Colonial Marines action actually gets some action! Thanks for all the watching and feedback on part one! People are really digging this, which is great. Expect more!

Now Bloody Playing: Aliens: Stasis Interrupted

Your ol' pal Sterling plays through the 'final' Colonial Marines DLC
Jul 25
I woke up slightly before 5am this morning and thought to myself, "You know what the world needs? Another man with an annoying voice talking to himself while playing videogames on the Internet." So it is that I sold out and ...

Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Stasis Interrupted' out now

Find out the truth behind a stupid retcon
Jul 24
One of the dumbest elements of Aliens: Colonial Marines was the sudden appearance of Corporal Hicks, a move that undid the canon of the movies for no real reason other than the desperate need for a recognizable character. Hic...

Aliens: Colonial Marines campaign DLC uncovered

World excitedly anticipates paying more money for garbage
Jul 08
Aliens: Colonial Marines is getting downloadable campaign content in the near future, with leaked PS3 trophies revealing all. Stasis Interrupted is the name of the DLC, and it'll be part of the Season Pass some people actuall...

Pitchford encourages Aliens: Colonial Marines PR tactics

The School of Bullshit is open to new students
Jul 01
Randy Pitchford is far from ashamed that Aliens: Colonial Marines looked nowhere near as good in real life as it did in highly scripted showcase demos, going so far as to encourage the industry to do it more. According to the...

Aliens: Gearbox defends its right to mislead customers

Studio lashes back at 'frivolous litigation'
May 03
Both Gearbox and SEGA have responded to a class action suit that alleges customers were lied to during the development of Aliens: Colonial Marines. Both companies are happy to defend themselves and seem unswayed by the threat...

Aliens: Colonial Marines gets class action suit for lies

Gearbox and SEGA targeted for misleading advertising
May 01
SEGA and Gearbox have been slapped with a class action suit for Aliens: Colonial Marines, accused of lying about the game to get it sold. It was only a matter of time.  Edelson LLC has taken the case, which alleges that ...

Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U canceled

What. A. Shock.
Apr 05
Those of you left caring may have noticed Aliens: Colonial Marines missed its Wii U release launch window. There's a very good reason for that -- SEGA finally decided to shoot the lame dog in the head, and has quietly cancele...

SEGA admits Colonial Marines trailers are unreflective

European branch of publisher 'fesses up
Apr 03
Following an upheld complaint with the UK's Advertising Standards Authority, SEGA Europe has admitted that trailers for Aliens: Colonial Marines do not reflect the game's final (shoddy) content.  The complaint was upheld...

Aliens: Colonial Marines 360/PS3 update released

Nope, still not 'getting over it'
Mar 21
I'm sorry, dear readers. I've still not "gotten over" Aliens: Colonial Marines. After a set period of time, gamers tend to get aggressively apathetic over certain situations, and seem to grow angry if someone else isn't as re...

Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Bug Hunt' DLC out now

Extra content for this game is almost impressive in its arrogance
Mar 20
Aliens: Colonial Marines' long-awaited (haha) "Bug Hunt" downloadable content is now available on Steam, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network. It's a wave-based survival mode that, given the general brevity of the game's hyped ...

4GB Aliens: Colonial Marines patch available for PC

Oh man, remember this game? It wasn't very good!
Mar 19
Gearbox continues to demonstrate that, contrary to popular idioms, you can actually polish a turd. Aliens: Colonial Marines is being made shinier -- but no less stinkier -- in a 4GB PC patch that improves textures, A.I. behav...

Aliens: Colonial Marines update rolls out for Xbox 360

PS3 and PC updates are on the way too
Mar 07
Gearbox Software has taken steps to make its awful game slightly less awful. The studio's second update for Aliens: Colonial Marines is rolling out on Xbox 360 right now. The update covers issues and bugs found throughou...

Developer on why Aliens' E3 demo was better than game

'There was a reason [the demos] were never playable.'
Feb 25
That Aliens: Colonial Marines E3 demo sure was neat, but you know what wasn't neat? The actual game. According to an anonymous source that spoke with Kotaku, this was always going to be the case since the demo ran on hardware...

Anonymous whistle blower claims Gearbox stole from SEGA

Secret SEGA blogger says Duke Nukem Forever had a big impact on Aliens' failure
Feb 24
[Update: Just to make it clear, I have been able to corroborate the basic information presented by "Danielson," not his more editorialized opinions. I can't back his claims of "embezzlement" -- likely more an emotional respon...

TimeGate resumes show a LOT of Colonial Marines work

Studio more than 'helped' Gearbox, according to TimeGate employees
Feb 21
The Aliens community has been digging hard to get to the bottom of the ever-winding Aliens: Colonial Marines story. The latest development involves the unearthing of a number of resumes attributed to TimeGate employees, revea...

Developer: Gearbox lied to SEGA, 2K over Colonial Marines

Anonymous Aliens whistle blower blows whistle anonymously
Feb 19
It's fair to say the Aliens: Colonial Marines story has been a fascinating one. From the years of hype, to the negative reviews, to the later confusion over who actually developed the game, there's a lot of mystery and contro...

Gearbox 'looking at' an explanation for Colonial Marines

Pitchford claims there are 'stakeholders' to think of first
Feb 19
After breaking his radio silence this morning to respond to lots of praise for Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford went on a bit of a blocking spree, cold-shouldering yours truly and a number of other people...

Randy Pitchford has only time for Colonial Marines praise

Still zero explanation for the game itself
Feb 19
While the Internet at large still waits for Randy Pitchford -- or anybody -- from Gearbox to come clean and explain what went wrong with Aliens: Colonial Marines, the studio CEO has decided his best course of action is t...

Randy Pitchford doesn't like being called a liar

Gearbox CEO breaks radio silence after Colonial Marines launch
Feb 15
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford raised his head above cover today, making a few indirect Tweets regarding the controversial Aliens: Colonial Marines launch. While he didn't provide an explanation or an apology, he did make it cle...

Aliens: Colonial Marines not canceled for Wii U

Publisher confirms the shame is still coming
Feb 15
In the fallout of the Aliens: Colonial Marines controversy, fact and fiction are difficult to separate. SEGA has, at least, put paid to one of the not-so-true suggestions, denying rumors that the Wii U version has b...

Aliens: Colonial Marines 360 save wipe bug

Do not clear your cache if you want to keep your saves
Feb 15
Oh, Aliens: Colonial Marines could really use some bad press? Sure, why not? It's been such a long time since we heard anything negative about it. Try this one on for size -- players are reporting that Xbox 360 save files are...

Aliens: Colonial Marines mods add better lighting

Once again, a modder does a developer's job
Feb 15
As usual, unpaid PC gamers have stepped up to the plate and finished what clearly inadequate developers started, adding improvements to the critically mauled Aliens: Colonial Marines. These enhancements add DirectX 10 feature...

Gearbox lied about Aliens: From E3 demo to retail product

Pitchford goes to Molyneux and beyond
Feb 14
How often we forget that demos are sales tools, designed to pitch consumers a dream of what may be, not what actually is. Dull knives slice cans like butter, hamburgers perfectly cook on a budget grill, and Aliens: Colonial M...

TimeGate exec: Aliens was developed 'horizontally'

'TimeGate and Gearbox do everything horizontally'
Feb 14
After the last couple days of dispute between anonymous Gearbox and TimeGate employees on Reddit, we have a quote that settles the capacity that the two companies worked under on Aliens: Colonial Marines. "Whereas in a tradit...

So ... who the hell DID make Aliens: Colonial Marines?

A rundown of all the known (and not-so-known) events so far
Feb 14
Aliens: Colonial Marines has turned out to be more than just a bad game. It's a confusing story of allegations, outsourcing, and potential deception on a considerable level. The biggest mystery to come out of this debacle is ...

Jimquisition: A-LIE-ns: Colonial Marines

Emergency Jimquisition!
Feb 13
Waking through Gearbox's walkthrough of Aliens: Colonial Marines. That is, the Aliens: Colonial Marines Gearbox wanted the world to believe in, not the one that actually happened. While demo footage is not represen...

Aliens: Colonial Marines patched on all systems

May as well be using harsh language
Feb 13
Gearbox Software has released three big launch patches for all versions of Aliens: Colonial Marines, with a laundry list of improvements.  If you're hoping the patch fixes all the issues that netted the game its current ...

SEGA denies Aliens: Colonial Marines was outsourced

Claims wholeheartedly that Gearbox developed the game
Feb 12
Shortly before the embargo broke on Aliens: Colonial Marines reviews, a potential explanation for the game's woeful quality begun to surface. According to reports, Gearbox Software outsourced the solo campaign to TimeGate Stu...

Aliens: Colonial Marines says hello, my honey

All singing, all dancing!
Feb 12
So yeah, Aliens: Colonial Marines is pretty glitchy, but considering the lack of entertainment value in every other facet of the game, I guess we have to take our laughs where we can get them. This, for the record, is worth a solid chuckle.  At least this game's proving itself fertile ground for video clips and .gif silliness!

Reviews Elsewhere: Aliens: Colonial Marines

What other critics thought of Gearbox's (or is it TimeGate's) Xenomorph romp
Feb 12
The verdict is in for Aliens: Colonial Marines, and it's not pretty. Even having beaten the campaign over a week ago, I'm still in a hazy shock over just how bad it was, even by licensed game standards. Of course, I've made i...

Aliens: Colonial Marines innovates with self-heal glass!

A window into the FUTURE!
Feb 12
Aliens: Colonial Marines is a stinker, this much is true. However, it's not all bad. As the super-duper really-real canonical sequel to Aliens, Gearbox's outsourced labor of love is rewriting the script on a beloved movie fr...

Review: Aliens: Colonial Marines

Get away from this bitch
Feb 12
Aliens: Colonial Marines has been one of my most anticipated games every year for over half a decade. My love of anything distinctly related to Xenomorphs, as well as my general high regard for the majority of Aliens games re...

Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Bug Hunt' DLC $14.99 at Walmart

Blame our headline restrictions for that weird-ass headline of jumbled information
Feb 07
The first bit of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been outed by Walmart. Suspected to be a "horde" mode, the "Bug Hunt" game type has been valued by the retailer at $14.99, though the coupon the mode was outed by suggests Walmart...

Meet your new Alien buddies in Colonial Marines

Also, the Marine Smart Gun is pretty cool!
Feb 01
The Aliens franchise has always had its hits and misses, but Gearbox is looking to expand upon the series fiction with Aliens: Colonial Marines and bring out some new Aliens to for us to play with. Don't worry though, they h...

Aliens: Colonial Marines will have a $30 Season Pass

Four content packs planned at $10 each
Jan 30
Fresh off the new "kick ass" trailer, we now have more info on Aliens: Colonial Marines -- it will have four pieces of downloadable content at $10 a pop, and a Season Pass for $30. According to the listing, all of the add-ons...

Aliens: Colonial Marines trailer prepares to kick ass

That is why the video is called 'Kick Ass'
Jan 24
A new trailer has arrived for Aliens: Colonial Marines, the game that's finally, definitely out in February and nobody can take that away from me. It's a video all about kicking ass, and how the Marines are the ones who shal...

Aliens: Colonial Marines is finally finished

Gearbox announces gold status for long-awaited title
Jan 16
It seems like we've been waiting an eternity for Aliens: Colonial Marines to see release, with the game having been expected as early as 2010. Today, a post on the Gearbox website confirms that the wait will only be a mo...

Aliens: Colonial Marines gets a story trailer

Watch a thing on the Internet please
Dec 27
Here's a hot new trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines, which is finally arriving on February 12 AND THERE'S NOT A DAMN THING ANYBODY CAN DO TO STOP IT. Except, delay it. I guess they could delay it.  Anyway, check out t...

Hands-on with Aliens: Colonial Marines

Chestbursting excitement!
Dec 12
Before going out to view Prometheus, I felt it necessary to watch the first three Alien movies again to get a more cohesive feel of the universe. After coming away from this marathon viewing, I noted once again how different ...

Aliens: Colonial Marines screens have aliens in them

Dec 12
SEGA has sent over a smattering of new screenshots for Aliens: Colonial Marines, focusing mostly on the multiplayer aspect and the various Xenomorph classes available. Check out the Warriors, Drones, and Spitters. They do thi...

Aliens: Colonial Marines gets Survival Mode trailer

Nov 21
I have to admit, you can throw a wave-based survival mode into almost any game, and I'll be happy. I've always got time for that particular game type, and the inclusion of Xenomorphs just makes it all the more perfect. ...

Aliens: Colonial Marines gets TWO WHOLE SCREENSHOTS

Don't spend them all at once
Oct 17
SEGA has seen fit to grace the Internet with two new screenshots for Aliens: Colonial Marines. One of them features some people, one of them features the Queen. You can look at them with your eyes and then think about them in...

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