Alien: Isolation Sure Looks Less Scary In Third-Person

One of the coolest things about Alien: Isolation was how thoroughly it put players into the quaking space-boots of its protagonist Amanda Ripley. There was a button for re-focusing her eyes! » 3/04/15 9:30pm 3/04/15 9:30pm

How to Make a Cohesive (and Compelling) Alien Cinematic Universe

It's official. Fox is making a new Alien movie in addition to a new Prometheus and a new Predator. You know what that means: the best-known sci-fi horror setting is back in business. » 3/02/15 11:37pm 3/02/15 11:37pm

Why People Get So Worked Up About 'Canon'

Last week the news emerged that director Neill Blomkamp's recently confirmed Alien movie will wipe away the series' less celebrated sequels and will pick up the story of Ellen Ripley from James Cameron's Aliens. "I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of Aliens," Blomkamp said. » 3/02/15 5:30am 3/02/15 5:30am

Holy Xenomorphs! Neill Blomkamp WILL Be Making His Alien Movie After All

From the moment that District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp released his concept art for a possible Alien movie, we've been salivating over the possibility of a Blomkamp-directed Alien film. But after saying that he wasn't "ready" to make it, Blomkamp has apparently confirmed it's his next project. » 2/18/15 4:39pm 2/18/15 4:39pm

What happens when Alien: Isolation and Team Fortress 2 mix? You get this nicely done short film by MaGGoT4th, in which an Alien turns TF2's colorful cast into quivering mush puddles. Make sure to stick around for the twist ending. » 1/09/15 10:15pm 1/09/15 10:15pm

Neill Blomkamp's Secret Alien Movie Looks So Good We're Furious

Guess what? Neill Blomkamp was working on a secret Alien project that included Sigourney Weaver reuniting with Corporal Hicks, and the concept art is gorgeous. But now it's dead, or was never going to be made in the first place, and I'm just going to scream "PROMETHEUS" into a pillow all day until I pass out from… » 1/02/15 7:40am 1/02/15 7:40am

Now You Can Get Your Alien Toy Nostalgia Gold-Plated

This might just be the ultimate faux-nostalgia grab ever. Gentle Giant Have Jumbo-sized Funko's retro Kenner-style Alien action figure based on the scrapped toy from the movie's release - and then gold plated it to celebrate the movie's 35th Anniversary. Fancy! » 12/22/14 3:00pm 12/22/14 3:00pm

The 20 Most Revolting Special Effects Ever Created [NSFW]

Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder. It's also grossed us the frak out. Exploding heads, severed limbs, strange mutilations... Here are the 20 most disgusting special effects of all time. Warning: NSFW! » 11/27/14 10:00am 11/27/14 10:00am

A Cheat Sheet for Alien: Isolation’s Weirdest Plot Holes

Alien: Isolation gave players an incredibly tense outer space horror game that successfully invoked the essence of the movie it's based on. But, if you stopped and thought about what happens, not every thing makes sense. Some of it is downright silly. » 11/03/14 12:15pm 11/03/14 12:15pm

Alien: Isolation's first DLC is out next Tuesday, October 28. It'll add three new maps to the game's currently thin survivor mode, and will tell the story of a new playable character, a Seegson employee named Ransome. More info here; read our review of Isolation here. » 10/21/14 1:58pm 10/21/14 1:58pm

12 "Futuristic" Worlds Where Everybody Uses Obsolete Technology

Imagining the future is a huge challenge — few people saw smartphones and DNA-based medicine coming. But if you want proof that "futuristic" science fiction is always about the present, just look at the obsolete devices people think will still be around. Here are 12 future visions that include tech we've already… » 10/15/14 10:12am 10/15/14 10:12am

Alien: Isolation, Without All The Horrifying Parts

Alien: Isolation is a damn gorgeous game—but sometimes, that beauty is difficult to appreciate while you're playing, what with a bloodthirsty Alien on your trail and all that. » 10/14/14 5:00pm 10/14/14 5:00pm

Alien: Isolation Isn't As Scary When The Alien Glitches Out

Alien: Isolation can be a pretty tense, terrifying game. But that experience depends on having things in the game actually work like they're supposed to—which isn't always the case for everyone. » 10/08/14 4:50pm 10/08/14 4:50pm

Apparently The Scariest Part Of Alien: Isolation Is... A Door

Oh god just look at it. Look at it standing there. All door-like. Also today, we've got clips from Call of Duty, Forza Horizon 2, Battlefield 4, League of Legends and more! » 10/08/14 1:30pm 10/08/14 1:30pm

​Watch People Panic And Die In Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation isn't exactly a "fun" game to play. It's super stressful and really difficult. It's definitely fun to watch other people play it, however. » 10/06/14 8:30pm 10/06/14 8:30pm

Alien Isolation's Worst (Best) Aspect: The Unpredictable Alien

One thing I noticed playing Alien Isolation was its unpredictability. Multiple replays showed the alien and other characters never did the same thing twice, which is entirely the point, explains creative lead Alistair Hope. » 7/18/14 9:00am 7/18/14 9:00am

Alien Isolation's Awesome 1979 Mode Will Be Available For Everyone

Isn't it great there'll be a way to play Alien Isolation using the film's original cast? Wasn't it stupid that this mode was announced as a preorder bonus? Well, "good" news: the content is going to be available to everyone, not just those preordering the game. » 7/10/14 7:05pm 7/10/14 7:05pm