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Aliens: Colonial Marines  



Reviewed: 2.5/10: Bad
( xbox360 version reviewed )





3:30 PM on 07.31.2013

Now Bloody Playing: Aliens: Stasis Interrupted Part 4

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.

Jim Sterling




9:30 AM on 07.29.2013

Now Bloody Playing: Aliens: Stasis Interrupted Part 3

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!

Jim Sterling




10:15 AM on 07.26.2013

Now Bloody Playing: Aliens: Stasis Interrupted Part 2

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!

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 07.25.2013

Now Bloody Playing: Aliens: Stasis Interrupted

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 ...

Jim Sterling




6:00 AM on 07.24.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Stasis Interrupted' out now

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 07.08.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines campaign DLC uncovered

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...

Jim Sterling




12:15 PM on 07.01.2013

Pitchford encourages Aliens: Colonial Marines PR tactics

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 05.03.2013

Aliens: Gearbox defends its right to mislead customers

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 05.01.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines gets class action suit for lies

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 ...

Jim Sterling




12:45 PM on 04.05.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U canceled

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 04.03.2013

SEGA admits Colonial Marines trailers are unreflective

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...

Jim Sterling




10:15 AM on 03.21.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines 360/PS3 update released

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...

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 03.20.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Bug Hunt' DLC out now

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 ...

Jim Sterling




6:00 PM on 03.19.2013

4GB Aliens: Colonial Marines patch available for PC

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...

Jim Sterling




4:15 PM on 03.07.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines update rolls out for Xbox 360

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...

Brett Makedonski




9:00 PM on 02.25.2013

Developer on why Aliens' E3 demo was better than game

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...

Allistair Pinsof




10:00 AM on 02.24.2013

Anonymous whistle blower claims Gearbox stole from SEGA

[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...

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 02.21.2013

TimeGate resumes show a LOT of Colonial Marines work

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...

Jim Sterling




2:15 PM on 02.19.2013

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

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...

Jim Sterling




12:15 PM on 02.19.2013

Gearbox 'looking at' an explanation for Colonial Marines

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...

Jim Sterling




6:20 AM on 02.19.2013

Randy Pitchford has only time for Colonial Marines praise

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...

Jim Sterling




6:15 PM on 02.15.2013

Randy Pitchford doesn't like being called a liar

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...

Jim Sterling




12:15 PM on 02.15.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines not canceled for Wii U

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...

Jim Sterling




10:45 AM on 02.15.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines 360 save wipe bug

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 02.15.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines mods add better lighting

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...

Jim Sterling




2:45 PM on 02.14.2013

Gearbox lied about Aliens: From E3 demo to retail product

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...

Allistair Pinsof




1:15 PM on 02.14.2013

TimeGate exec: Aliens was developed 'horizontally'

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...

Allistair Pinsof




10:00 AM on 02.14.2013

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

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 ...

Jim Sterling




4:45 PM on 02.13.2013

Jimquisition: A-LIE-ns: Colonial Marines

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...

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 02.13.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines patched on all systems

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 ...

Jim Sterling




1:45 PM on 02.12.2013

SEGA denies Aliens: Colonial Marines was outsourced

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...

Jim Sterling




11:45 AM on 02.12.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines says hello, my honey

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!

Jim Sterling




10:30 AM on 02.12.2013

Reviews Elsewhere: Aliens: Colonial Marines

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 02.12.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines innovates with self-heal glass!

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...

Jim Sterling




3:00 AM on 02.12.2013

Review: Aliens: Colonial Marines

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...

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 02.07.2013

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

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...

Jim Sterling




7:45 PM on 02.01.2013

Meet your new Alien buddies in Colonial Marines

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...

Jason Cabral




2:30 PM on 01.30.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines will have a $30 Season Pass

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...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 01.24.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines trailer prepares to kick ass

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...

Jim Sterling




5:30 PM on 01.16.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines is finally finished

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...

Conrad Zimmerman




10:30 AM on 12.27.2012

Aliens: Colonial Marines gets a story trailer

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...

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 12.12.2012

Hands-on with Aliens: Colonial Marines

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 ...

Casey Baker




1:30 PM on 12.12.2012

Aliens: Colonial Marines screens have aliens in them

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...

Jim Sterling




1:30 PM on 11.21.2012

Aliens: Colonial Marines gets Survival Mode trailer

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. ...

Jim Sterling




10:30 AM on 10.17.2012

Aliens: Colonial Marines gets TWO WHOLE SCREENSHOTS

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...

Jim Sterling




2:30 PM on 09.17.2012

Fight to live in Aliens: Colonial Marines' Escape Mode

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.

Abel Girmay




10:15 AM on 09.03.2012

Yep, female marines are in Aliens: Colonial Marines

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 ...

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 08.30.2012

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

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...

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 08.14.2012

New Aliens: Colonial Marines video filled with tension

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...

Conrad Zimmerman




10:30 AM on 08.07.2012

Aliens: Colonial Marines video pits Xenos against Marines

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. 

Jim Sterling








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