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TimeGate layoffs

Aliens: CM co-creators TimeGate Studios hit with layoffs

TimeGate Studios, one of the development teams that worked on the poorly received Aliens: Colonial Marines, has had some of its staff laid off according to Polygon. The development of the game, its reception, and the story of just what the ...   read

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Aliens Smelliens

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 that far outma...   read

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Gearbox shenanigans

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 response on his part ...   read


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, revealing the extent...   read

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Gearbox lied

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 controversy afoot. He...   read


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 he claims offe...   read


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 to display conte...   read

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When co-op meets horror

Co-op and horror don't work together in Dead Space 3

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 reminder that you ...   read

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Jimquisition: Previewed, Preordered, Prescrewed

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 recent disappoint...   read

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PlayStation 4, Watch_Dogs, Destiny, & Iwata's Luigi Hat

Hey guys, if you missed it, here's today's Destructoid Show, which was live earlier. Because we do that every Friday. Lots of news today: Naughty Dog delays The Last Of Us for an extra month. This thing is an actual prototype of the PlaySt...   read


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 clear that he does...   read


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 been "postponed ...   read


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 being wiped. O...   read


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 features and improve t...   read

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Gearbox lied
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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 Marines looks li...   read

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TimeGate exec on Aliens

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 traditional co-dev si...   read

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Colonial Marines madness!

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 the question of...   read

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Hope for Fallout, doubt for Batman and sadness for Aliens

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 M...   read

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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 representative of the f...   read


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 44/100 Metacrit...   read

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Aliens disappoints, Demos kill sales, and Toys are fun

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 the week here in...   read

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Aliens: Colonial Marines

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 Studios (and possi...   read


Aliens games to play that aren't Aliens: Colonial Marines

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 Xenomorph rela...   read

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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...   read


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 it quite clear i...   read

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