Aliens: Colonial Marines

PC, XB360, PS3, DS, WIIU / Action / Release: Feb 12, 2013 / ESRB: RP

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Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Stasis Interrupted' DLC tells the story of Hicks, out now

Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Stasis Interrupted' DLC tells the story of Hicks, out now

If, for some reason, you need to play more Aliens: Colonial Marines, today is your lucky day. The last bit of DLC for the game is out today.

"Stasis Interrupted" is a new single-player campaign that promises to tell the story of what happened to Hicks between Aliens and Alien 3.

Read more: Three characters in an interlocking story »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Stasis Interrupted' DLC spotted

Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Stasis Interrupted' DLC spotted

Aliens: Colonial Marines appears to be getting single-player downloadable content, presumably as part of its Season Pass.

Read more: Trophies reveal 'Stasis Interrupted' »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines sold 1.31 million units, Sega reports

Aliens: Colonial Marines sold 1.31 million units, Sega reports

Aliens: Colonial Marines has been through the wringer for a variety of reasons, but despite all the bad publicity, the game sold 1.31 million units since it released on February 12, according to Sega's year-end financials.

Read more: Second best selling title »

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Lawsuit alleges Aliens: Colonial Marines false advertising

Lawsuit alleges Aliens: Colonial Marines false advertising

Aliens: Colonial Marines was roundly panned upon release, but many who pre-ordered or bought on the first day might not have realized that. A new lawsuit alleges that since Sega and Gearbox showed demos claiming they were "actual gameplay" and reviews were embargoed until release date, early adopters had no way to know of the game's problems.

Read more: 'Actual gameplay bore little resemblance to retail product' »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U canceled

Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U canceled

Gearbox's critically-panned Aliens: Colonial Marines will no longer see release on Wii U. A port for Nintendo's HD console was originally supposed to release in March, but Sega has finally confirmed that it is no longer happening, telling both Kotaku and Polygon about the game's new status.

Read more: Wii U version was supposedly the 'best' »

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Report: Sega acknowledges misleading Aliens: Colonial Marines ads

Report: Sega acknowledges misleading Aliens: Colonial Marines ads

Following the poor reception of Aliens: Colonial Marines and the resulting backlash against Gearbox and Sega, the European Advertising Standards Authority stepped in. In response to a complaint lodged against the company, the ASA contacted Sega and received a response admitting the ads did not represent the finished product, and agreeing to add a new disclaimer to them.

Read more: New disclaimer makes ads 'unlikely to mislead' »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines get 4GB patch with 'visual improvements'

Aliens: Colonial Marines get 4GB patch with 'visual improvements'

The PC version of critically-panned disasterpiece Aliens: Colonial Marines has received a hefty 3.8GB update today, promising to address many of the critical flaws noted in the game's original release. For example, the update promises to improve texture resolution and add "various visual improvements," which should make the game look more like the demos that were originally released.

Read more: 'More aggressive' AI added »

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Layoffs at Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate

Layoffs at Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate

An unconfirmed number of people have been laid off by TimeGate Studios, creator of the FPS series Section 8 and, most recently, co-developer of Gearbox's ill-fated Aliens: Colonial Marines. Officially it's part of TimeGate's preparations for "the transition to next-generation consoles and new business models," but rumour says the layoffs come shortly after a publishing deal fell through.

Read more: Studio also developed F.E.A.R. expansion packs »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines single-player review: contemptuous cash-in

Aliens: Colonial Marines single-player review: contemptuous cash-in

Aliens: Colonial Marines has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

One would think making a decent game based off a movie so many other games have successfully aped would be easy, but, despite the pedigree of the numerous teams involved, what's in the box somehow feels half-baked after six years (or more?) in the oven. There isn't one defining fault that brings the experience down. Rather, the culmination of so many poor design choices and an overall lack of care sinks Colonial Marines well before it has a chance to gain any traction.

Read more: No ambiance, no tension and no fun »

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Weekend Confirmed 152 - Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ni No Kuni, Fire Emblem: Awakening

Weekend Confirmed 152 - Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ni No Kuni, Fire Emblem: Awakening

Love (of video games) is in the air on this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed! Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata are joined by Nikole Zivalich and Ariel Angelotti to talk about Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ni No Kuni, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and more! Given the show's late-Valentine's Day recording time, the crew also sprinkles some "Gamer Dating Advice" throughout the show, before bringing it all home with some Finishing Moves.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines mods add DirectX 10 features, lighting effects

Aliens: Colonial Marines mods add DirectX 10 features, lighting effects

By now you've almost certainly heard that Aliens: Colonial Marines is a bit of a disaster. But the PC mod scene is trying to make it slightly less of a disaster, by adding in some features and effects missing from the game proper.

Read more: Softer shadows, better lighting and textures »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines: how too many cooks may have ruined the game

Aliens: Colonial Marines: how too many cooks may have ruined the game

Aliens: Colonial Marines, by all accounts, is a mess. Even after two delays, the game had a lot of issues that not even a huge day-one patch could fix. The game looked promising early on, so how did it end up so bad?

Read more: The many developers of Aliens »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines day-one patch detailed

Aliens: Colonial Marines day-one patch detailed

If your gripes with Aliens: Colonial Marines revolve chiefly around its doors, you'll love the day-one patches! Gearbox has detailed exactly what was in those updates dropped on launch day: performance improvements; a lot of love for doors; and other assorted bug fixes. You'll want to go online and download the patch if you haven't already.

Read more: No more doorways blocking shots »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Bug Hunt' DLC spotted at retail

Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Bug Hunt' DLC spotted at retail

Update 2/8/13: Gearbox has officially announced the "Bug Hunt" mode for March, but did not mention an exact date or price. Walmart purchasers will get this pack for free. The same announcement also confirmed a Season Pass for all platforms.

Original Story - Aliens: Colonial Marines will be getting a Season Pass' worth of DLC. But what will that actually entail? A retail leak may give us an idea.

Read more: March 19 for $14.99 »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines PC getting season pass for four DLC packs

Aliens: Colonial Marines PC getting season pass for four DLC packs

Aliens: Colonial Marines is being done up like a big-budget game with all the trimmings -- including a Collector's Edition, pre-order bonuses, and apparently, a season pass. A retail site mentioned the pass for PC, which includes four packs in all.

Read more: Four packs include campaign content, multiplayer maps and modes »

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