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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


SCREEEEEE!
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


OH MY GOD IT'S LIKE COD ZOMBIES WHAT A RIPOFF!
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...




Fight to live in Aliens: Colonial Marines' Escape Mode


Sep 17
 
Gearbox is absolutely on fire these days. After the unprecedented success of Borderlands, their resurrection of Duke Nukem Forever (Yeah, it sucked, but they at least got it out), and the hype surrounding Borderlands 2, it really seems like they can do no wrong. After a recent showing of the Escape multiplayer mode from Aliens: Colonial Marines, it looks like their hot streak is far from over.




Yep, female marines are in Aliens: Colonial Marines


All we need now's a deck of cards ...
Sep 03
 
At PAX this weekend, Gearbox revealed that female playable marines are now officially part of the multiplayer experience, answering calls for inclusion around the Internet. Randy Pitchford addressed the matter not long after ...




Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Escape' mode IS Left 4 Dead


New four-against-four multiplayer revealed
Aug 30
 
Gearbox Software has unveiled a new four-versus-four multiplayer mode in Colonial Marines, Escape. In Escape, the Marines are charged with fighting their way to a safe zone, while four distinct breeds of Xenomorphs have to s...




New Aliens: Colonial Marines video filled with tension


Aug 14
 
Sega just dropped the third developer diary for Aliens: Colonial Marines, featuring members of the team at Gearbox Software. Purporting to be about the tension and fear found in the storied franchise, by the second half of t...




Aliens: Colonial Marines video pits Xenos against Marines


Aug 07
 
Time for another Aliens: Colonial Marines developer diary. Just look at the way Randy Pitchford puts those glasses on his face in slow motion with repeating video frames. Ooh, he is like the Prince Regent of Badasses or something! This time around, Gearbox talks about the differences in playing Xenomorphs and Marines in multiplayer while trying to look really cool. Oh, those cool dudes. 




Aliens: Colonial Marines dev diary promises authenticity


Aug 01
 
Developer diaries really make me cringe. They're really just a studio masturbating on camera for a few minutes. It's especially bad with this Aliens: Colonial Marines one, because really the underlying message is, "We met Ridley Scott and you didn't, f*ck you!"  Still, there's some cool Aliens stuff in there for fans. Watch it if you want.




Aliens: Colonial Marines and upping the female ante


Jul 05
 
According to Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will not feature any playable female characters in the multiplayer, sticking instead to an all-male roster. So sayeth senior producer Brian Burleson in a live chat a sho...




Aliens Colonial Marines producer hides things from us


Jun 13
 
In this interview shot during the Electronic Entertainment Expo last week, Max Scoville chats up the producer of Aliens: Colonial Marines, Brian Burleson. Brian seems to be struggling a bit to not spill details about a game ...




E3: Hunting MOAR bugs in Aliens: Colonial Marines


Jun 06
 
Another event, another Aliens: Colonial Marines preview from yours truly. I caught my first glimpse of this interactive Aliens sequel one year ago during E3 2011, and I was suitably impressed. Of course, watching a hands-off ...




Aliens: Colonial Marines has 'never been delayed'


Jun 01
 
To my knowledge, Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines has been given release dates in 2010, 2011, 2012 and more recently 2013. Four consecutive years. Four years slated for release, with shifting dates in between. One could jus...




Aliens: Colonial Marines collector's edition is HNNNNNG


May 31
 
It's been a while since talk of an Aliens: Colonial Marines collector's edition was had, but here we are with an official SEGA announcement, and details of some really sexy stuff that this particular Xenomorph lover is going ...








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