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Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines Single Player review

I've got a bad feeling about this plop.

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2 years ago

Feature: Nuked from orbit

Have You Played… Aliens: Colonial Marines?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. You probably haven’t and you probably shouldn’t. A year before the world finally got the Alien game it deserved with Alien: Isolation, the burning wheely bin known as Aliens: Colonial Marines was dragged into public view and stank out the industry with countless…

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Feature: No Man's Whine

The Broken Promise Of No Man’s Sky And Why It Matters

After years of waiting, No Man's Sky finally took off last week. For some, it soared above the clouds. For others, it crashed into a ditch and exploded. Our John had a rocky flight himself, saying that, while he was enjoying the journey, it was often infuriating. My own experience was one of disappointment. I didn't enjoy the focus on crafting, the endless menus, the…

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3 years ago

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Which Digital Game Store Is Best For Refunds: Steam vs. UPlay vs. Origin vs. GOG

Rumour has it that the decrepit Arkham Knight port beat a retreat on account of Steam refunds. After all, what better way to get a dastardly developer to blush and shuffle its hooves than to reverse its cash flow? Until June, when no-questions-asked refunds came into force, such a feat was impossible. Perhaps, after years of pro-consumer jabs at Microsoft and other corporates, Valve sought…

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5 years ago

Feature: Unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality

Alien: Isolation Devs Talk Xenos, Horror & the Ripley Dynasty

We sent Brendan to Creative Assembly to meet the star xenomorph of their new first-person survival horror, Alien: Isolation. While he was able to file yesterday's extensive hands-on report from the field, he has not been seen since. But a crack team of RPS androids infiltrated the facility and recovered a sticky voice recorder with his name on it, containing an interview with Al Hope,…

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Hands on – Alien: Isolation

We have all been burned by past Alien games and I would like us to maintain a healthy scepticism about Creative Assembly’s recently unveiled Alien: Isolation, which I went to see and play just before the turn of the year. With this in mind, I believe it an obligation, before we begin discussing this new threat, to observe a moment of silence in which we…

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6 years ago

Feature: Going Straight To The (Out) Source

Who Made Aliens? Here’s What We (Sorta) Know

If Aliens could cry, entire planets, ships, and conveniently placed ventilation systems would be dissolving under a torrential downpour of acid-laced tears right now. See, in spite of their lovable looks and multi-mouthed charm, no one wants to take credit for, well, pretty much anything about Aliens: Colonial Marines. First, Gearbox kinda did, but then TimeGate was accused of incubating Colonial Marines' loathsome single-player campaign…

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Someone Else Mostly Made Colonial Marines, Mostly (Maybe)

Edit - Sega Senior Producer Matthew J. Powers has said of this allegation that "Absolutely not, the game has been developed by Gearbox Software. Other studios [like Timegate] helped Gearbox on the production of single and multiplayer." Which doesn't really clear anything up, but there you go. By almost all accounts, Aliens: Colonial Marines, released this week, is a trainwreck. And not one of those…

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Feature: Aliens versus Editor

Hands-On: Aliens – Colonial Marines

Recently, I had the chance to play Aliens: Colonial Marines and I'm going to try and write more than one thousand five hundred words about the experience without quoting Aliens once. Will I manage to describe two varieties of multiplayer from the perspective of both alien and marine without once using the words of Hudson or Hicks? Will I convey my thoughts about the small…

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7 years ago

Have A Randy Old Time At Rezzed

Excellent news, troops. Reinforcing the ranks of impending PC games show Rezzed - orchestrated of course by Eurogamer and this here website - is lord of the Borders Randy Pitchford. The Gearbox head and former magician whose surname isn't but should be Pitchfork, veteran of Borderlands, Brothers in Arms, Half-Life: Opposing Force and Ukeday Ukemnay Oreverfay, will take to the stage in Brighton on Friday…

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Incubating Until 2013

Back in February 2008 when Kieron first wrote that Gearbox were working on an Aliens game, you'd have had to be the sort of maniac who believes Prometheus is a sensible name for a hubris-invoking scientific expedition to propose that the game wouldn't be released until February 2013. Today, any such maniacs can be released from the padded cells that hold them because it turns…

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Winter Is Running – Aliens: Colonial Marines

Gametrailers, who insist on putting trailers before their trailers, have some footage from Aliens: Colonial Marines, as seen at PAX 2012. Dubbed 'First Contact', it shows a series of moments in the life of Winter, a marine: he slips on blood, sneaks through a mossy chamber, barely manages to mind the celestial gap and sees a shadowy alien or two. I've got some theories about…

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Gets Shooty Footage

Good morning, Internet! I've been off having adventures, but I suppose I'd better try and put together an entertaining Saturday. Let's kick off with the latest Aliens stuff: after that CGI trailer it's good to get at least a few fragments of game footage, which is what you can see below. This latest emission from the developmental innards of the Gearbox creature show a bunch…

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Aliens Coming Out In Goddamn Fall, Trailer

I sure hope that's the “RPS Release Radar” (patent pending) pinging, and not the “Approaching Alien Xenomorph Motion Tracker”. Why did we program them to sound the same? That was my mistake. I'll take the blame, but there was a two-for-one sale at “Stock Sounds For Imaginary Devices”. Hmm, I think it's RPSRR and not the AAXTM, as I'm also hearing that Sega's and Gearbox's…

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SEGA’s Aliens: Colonial Marines Presentation

This was shown in private at E3 earlier in the year, but the eleven-minute presentation has just turned up on SEGA blog. It shows off a bunch of game footage and is narrated by Randy Pitchford. He claims that the aim of the game is to creating the Aliens movie in videogame form. It's not looking like a bad attempt that, either. Watch it below.

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First Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer

EDIT: Ah, it's from Gamespot. There's nothing official from SEGA, but it looks like this might be the new trailer for Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines, below. It has come skittering out of the darkness on YouTube, but there's a good chance SEGA will set the flamethrowers on it if this is a leak. Regarding the trailer itself, there’s plenty of frantic shooting and yelling but…

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8 years ago

Feature: Another bug hunt?

First Look – Aliens: Colonial Marines

When I was over at Heatwave earlier in the year, checking out Gods & Heroes, a huge bug cropped up during Scrum. The team stopped gabbing. The silence of clever people racking their brains filled the room. From the back came a lone grunt, followed by "nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." That's how pervasive Aliens is, especially in…

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A Pulse (Rifle): Colonial Marines Lives

Could these be the worst screenshots ever? Well, no. PCG still talk about the time Kieron handed in a review that included a shot of some sand, with the caption "The game has a lot of sand", and I once sent a review with a shot of the game's loading screen. Also, Kotaku poster Stephen Totilo has an excuse other than laziness- he took these…

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11 years ago

How many drops? 38. Simulated.

And here's another one. We've known that Gearbox were working on an Aliens FPS - whose name has now been confirmed as Aliens: Colonial Marines - but Sega have released some more information. It's going to have a script from Battlestar Galactica (The Good one, obv) scribes Bradley Thompson and David Weddle, and while based on the mood and tone of the film, will take…

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