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Aliens

Action plus co-op is fun, but scary? I'm not so sure
The room is dark, cold, and unusually calm. The once bare walkways are now riddled with blood and severed limbs. In the distance, a faint hum can be heard echoing throughout the metal encampment. Its repetition is a solid rem... read feature

Jimquisition: Previewed, Preordered, Prescrewed


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Feb 18
Preorder culture expects gamers to trust developers more than ever, but how does that work when they inspire so little faith? The "take cash now, provide content later" tactic is currently serving companies well, but with re... read

Torture yourself with Obsidian's Aliens: Crucible footage


Video of the game SEGA canned so we could have Colonial Marines
Feb 18
If ever a video was more perfectly timed to scorch a fanbase's soul, it's this one. In the fallout of the Aliens: Colonial Marines debacle, demo footage of Obsidian's cancelled Aliens role-playing game, Aliens: Crucible, has... read

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... read

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... read

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... read

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... read
Pitchford goes to Molyneux and beyond
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... read feature

A rundown of all the known (and not-so-known) events so far
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 ... read feature

Office Chat

Hope for Fallout, doubt for Batman and sadness for Aliens


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Feb 14
In another casual conversation from Destructoid's news room, Jordan Devore, Daniel Starkey and and I discuss the possible futures of Batman and Fallout. Plus, we marvel at how spectacularly wrong Aliens: Colonial Marines went. read

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... read

AvP: Evolution is all about Valentine's lovin'


Xenomorphs and Predators can get along after all!
Feb 13
Okay, so Aliens fans were let down this week by a certain game, but interactive Xenomorph entertainment is always on the horizon, and iOS users have AvP: Evolution to look forward to. The only way is up from here! But we've g... read

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 ... read

Aliens disappoints, Demos kill sales, and Toys are fun


The Destructoid Show wants out of this chickensh*t outfit
Feb 12
Hello there, boys and girls! It's your creepy uncle Max with another installment of the critically-acclaimed [citation needed] Destructoid Show! Today we talk about Aliens: Colonial Marines, which seems to be the bummer of t... read
Aliens: Colonial Marines

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... read
Xenomorph action that won't ruin your day
Aliens: Colonial Marines is finally out over more than half a decade of waiting, and the disappointment is real enough to lick. It's a terrible letdown, to the point that this particular Aliens fan -- who buys almost anything... read feature

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! read

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... read
Aliens: Colonial Marines

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... read
Get away from this bitch
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... read feature

In space, no one can hear you be mediocre
By now, you may have heard the inarguable, absolute truth -- as is the case with Destructoid's reviews that are handed down from the maker to our holy reviewers -- that Dead Space 3 is not as great as the first two games. Bei... read feature

Colonial Marines

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... read
Aliens season pass

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... read

Boob Wars: Colonial Marines, HD Wind Waker & RIP THQ


The Destructoid Show gets weird on Fridays
Jan 25
Hey gang, here's the recording of today's live Destructoid Show! Nintendo Direct happened, so we talked about all of that, and SimCity has new curved roads in it, I hope you're ready for that. That new Aliens: Colonial ... read
Aliens: Colonial Marines

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... read
Aliens

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... read

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... read

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... read

No Borderlands 2 for Wii U, wouldn't be 'OMG' enough


Gearbox unable to come up with cool ideas for it
Nov 26
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said that Borderlands 2 wouldn't be coming to Wii U, due to an inability to exploit the GamePad in some sort of Earth-shattering way. In contrast, the studio has plenty of ideas for Aliens: Col... read

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. ... read






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