Easily, one of the more recent controversial and disappointing game titles of this decade was 2013’s Aliens: Colonial Marines, which had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, the game completely stunk, as stated by both reviewers and gamers alike. Talking with IGN, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford noted that he lost $10-15 million dollars on the project. Pitchford claimed he still doesn’t know how it all went wrong.
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Randy Pitchford Defends Aliens: CM, Claims It Was “Intent To Entertain” And Not Exploitation, Then Blames You For Not Understanding
There’s no denying that Aliens: Colonial Marines was a hot mess of a flop. From setting high expectations with an E3 demo showing, to literally scrapping everything about that demo and replacing it with a substandard product, it truly was a big let down for a title that claimed it would improve the overall Aliens canon. Now we thought that eventually we would hear what really happened, but of course no apology or explanation was forthcoming from either SEGA or Gearbox. And speaking about Gearbox, it’s very own head, Randy Pitchford, took to Twitter today to defend the title by saying it’s intent was to entertain and while that may be true from the creative standpoint, it certainly didn’t feel that way for the majority of players.
The concept of pre-orders was a solution to a problem, the problem being that shops could not keep up with demand for a product on release day due to its popularity. Thus Pre-orders came about, a practice which guaranteed the consumer a copy on launch day.
Six years have come and passed since the sudden announcement of Aliens: Colonial Marines, a game enthusiastically advertised as set to fix all the wrongs of Alien 3 and answer many of the unresolved plot threads in the franchise. As a longtime fan of the films, this announcement had me filled with extreme excitement. While I did have some initial fears that A:CM would be yet another terrible film based game, a “gameplay” demo shown at the E3 2011 event quickly vanquished those thoughts and left me to craving more. However, upon release, the supposed finished product wasn’t even a work in progress compared to that E3 2011 demo but rather it was a work in regress.(more…)
Well this is pretty cool! With Aliens: Colonial Marines just 5 days out from its US launch date of February 12th, Sega/Gearbox have released an extended cut of the previously seen “Contact” trailer. I’m not sure which one I like more, but this latest trailer has some pretty great scenes added on. Check it out below!
It seems Gearbox and Sega have decided to give every Aliens fan out there an early Christmas present in to form of a bunch of new Colonial Marines footage and info! Speaking personally as a fan who has been waiting his whole life for an Aliens experience like this one, February simply can’t come quickly enough.
Sega have released a trailer showcasing a new gamemode in Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines. The name is pretty self-explanatory. This trailer also shows some brief glimpses of gameplay from the Xenomorph side, so get at it.
Machinima have posted another trailer featuring Gearbox talking about how awesome Aliens: Colonial Marines will be. This game sadly isn’t out until February.
In this latest trailer for Gearbox’s love letter to James Cameron is plenty of info on both the Marines and Aliens. We see plenty of great multiplayer shots and even some concept art of brand new Xenos. If you watch carefully you may even spot an acid spitting variant with a cool looking head crest. Check out the trailer below.
Here we have a pretty cool developer diary of sorts going into quite a bit of detail on how Gearbox plans to deliver an authentic Aliens experience to the fans. It’s pretty cool, but I can’t help feel like the game’s prominent multiplayer wont be authentic without playable females, a subject that this video sadly ignores. Anyways, check out the trailer below.
Lots of cool but short multiplayer footage of Aliens: Colonial Marines, including our first look at what it looks like from the Xenomorph’s perspective. Check it out!
SEGA’s official blog has announced the games the publisher will be taking with them to E3 2012. You can find out which after the break.