The Legal Battle Over Aliens: Colonial Marines Just Got Juicy

We're still seeing fallout from one of the biggest video game flops in recent history, and some recent court documents reveal a number of juicy details that give us a behind-the-scenes look at the marketing of Aliens: Colonial Marines, including internal e-mails and some jargon-filled PR plans that are as insane… » 9/03/14 4:00pm 9/03/14 4:00pm

Source: The Next Aliens Game Stars Ellen Ripley's Daughter

In Case You Missed Last Night's Live Stream, Here's The Best Part

Last night, as part of my review of the AverMedia Live Gamer Portable, I streamed random Steam games from my PC for nearly an hour and a half. I took requests. I chatted with readers in the Twitch.tv chat box. I hid in a tunnel and amused myself. » 5/08/13 9:20am 5/08/13 9:20am

Aliens: Colonial Marines Dev In Trouble, Owe Pizza Restaurant Money

Timegate studios, the co-developers of the awful Aliens: Colonial Marines, are in serious financial trouble. Filing for bankruptcy protection in a Texas court, they owe a lot of people a lot of money. » 5/02/13 11:30pm 5/02/13 11:30pm

Sega: The Aliens False Advertising Lawsuit Is "Without Merit" [UPDATE]

A class action lawsuit claiming that Aliens: Colonial Marines used false advertising is happening. Today, SEGA—publisher behind the title—has responded with a comment. » 5/02/13 8:09pm 5/02/13 8:09pm

Lawsuit Claims Aliens: Colonial Marines Used False Advertising

Looking at the demos and previews for Aliens: Colonial Marines, it's difficult not to notice just how much better they look than the final product. Bullshots are one thing—in this case, arguably, Aliens had false advertising. Now there's a class action lawsuit claiming exactly that according to Polygon. » 4/30/13 9:30pm 4/30/13 9:30pm

From the Makers of Most of Aliens: Colonial Marines Comes a Much Cooler…

TimeGate, the studio Gearbox tapped to complete the neglected Aliens: Colonial Marines, turns its attention from making the majority of another company's game to making a Minimum of its own. Damn this looks lovely. » 4/10/13 5:30pm 4/10/13 5:30pm

Half the People Who Got BioShock Infinite on Steam Have Finished It.…

Can we judge the quality of a video game by the number of people who finish it? Probably not, since I've met many a people who just loooove Shadow of the Colossus and never reached the fourth Colossus. Nevertheless, that PC gaming service Steam allows us to determine which games people bother to finish. » 4/09/13 6:30pm 4/09/13 6:30pm

OXM reports that, in response to a redditor's complaint to the UK's Advertising Standards Authority about the visible differences between the playable and trailer-demonstrated versions of Aliens: Colonial Marines, Sega Europe has agreed to put disclaimers stating that the game shown is the demo version next to their… » 4/03/13 7:05am 4/03/13 7:05am

Gearbox Is Working On More Patches To Fix Aliens: Colonial Marines, But…

Gearbox recognizes that there are some...flaws with Aliens: Colonial Marines. That's why they're continuing to work on patching the game. » 3/24/13 1:11pm 3/24/13 1:11pm

Hey, Aliens: Colonial Marines Is Pretty Good As A Three-Part Comedy

The consensus seems to be that Aliens: Colonial Marines isn't a very good game. But that doesn't mean Aliens can't make for entertaining playthrough videos. Ah, the wonders of YouTube. » 3/04/13 3:30pm 3/04/13 3:30pm

From Dream To Disaster: The Story Of Aliens: Colonial Marines

On December 11, 2006, Sega announced that they had snagged the rights to the much-beloved sci-fi franchise Aliens. Eager to get people excited, Sega quickly announced that they had two big games in the works: a role-playing game and a first-person shooter. » 2/25/13 1:14pm 2/25/13 1:14pm

PC Modders Still Hard At Work Fixing Aliens: Colonial Marines

You may have heard that Aliens: Colonial Marines has some problems. Among those problems is the fact that the PC version of the game looks like pretty raggedy. The ship interiors and darkly-lit alien worlds taking very little advantage of recent advances in PC graphics technology. » 2/18/13 8:30pm 2/18/13 8:30pm

Aliens: Colonial Marines Should Have Followed the Example of Sports'…

Inside a publisher or a studio, there are few surprises when a video game bombs in its reviews. Before it goes from gold master to warehouse to retailer, the focus groups are empaneled, the "mock reviewers" are contracted, and their verdicts are in. Everyone knows roughly where the game will land in the… » 2/17/13 3:30pm 2/17/13 3:30pm

Maybe Mods Can Improve Aliens: Colonial Marines On PC

No other version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is as disappointing as the PC edition, seeing as it ships with such limited support for even the most basic level of visual flair gamers on the platform are accustomed to. » 2/14/13 11:00pm 2/14/13 11:00pm

In Defense Of That Aliens: Colonial Marines GIF Everyone Keeps Making…

By now, if you've been keeping up with Aliens: Colonial Marines, you've probably come across a certain GIF of an alien waddling through a sewer level. See above. I know, I know. It looks silly, it looks ridiculous. » 2/14/13 6:00pm 2/14/13 6:00pm