Aliens: Colonial Marines

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

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Duke Nukem Forever the victim of high expectations, says Gearbox

Duke Nukem Forever the victim of high expectations, says Gearbox

Duke Nukem Forever received a pretty icy critical reception, including in our own review, but that doesn't bring down Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. The passionate developer says he's still very proud of putting out the game, and that its poor response was the product of high expectations.

Read more: 'No possible way to meet or exceed such expectations' »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines trailer stays frosty

Aliens: Colonial Marines trailer stays frosty

Oh, cinematic trailers! So pretty; so unrepresentative! Still, if you've got a minute or two to fill this morning, stop your grinnin' and drop your linen to enjoy the snazzy new trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines. It won't show you how Gearbox's FPS will play, but it will show you some jolly nice static images rendered at 30fps to simulate motion.

Watch: The 'Contact' trailer »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed; fall 2012 release targeted

Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed; fall 2012 release targeted

Sega delivered some sad news to Xenomorph hunters today: Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed. After dropping off the radar following its 2008 reveal, Aliens: Colonial Marines was pushed back into the spotlight and given a spring 2012 release date.

Former Shacknews editor and current Gearbox Community Manager Chris Faylor tells Shacknews that the upcoming PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 shooter is set for sometime within the fall 2012 release window.

Read more: Sega's official comment on the delay »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition leaked

Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition leaked

A collector's edition of the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines has reportedly been leaked. It looks to include a few extra weapons, an extra mode, a set of dossiers, and a resin model immortalizing Ridley's famous exosuit battle with the queen from the film Aliens.

Read more: Multiplayer weapon, extra mode details »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines gameplay video walkthrough

Aliens: Colonial Marines gameplay video walkthrough

"I'm freaking out because we're making an Aliens game," Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford says in the introduction to his E3 gameplay demonstration of the upcoming Colonial Marines. This presentation was previously exclusive for the eyes of E3 attendees, but now you'll be able to see from the comfort of your home.

"This is a big moment for us... You're going to see what the game actually looks like. Not just screenshots. Actual gameplay," Pitchford adds.

Watch: Eleven minutes of gameplay »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines debut trailer leaks

Aliens: Colonial Marines debut trailer leaks

UPDATE - The YouTube trailer is actually not a leak, but rather pulled from this GameSpot exclusive.

ORIGINAL STORY - Aliens: Colonial Marines has gotten its debut trailer, featuring confused and stranded marines who are then inevitably picked off and devoured like fleshy little hors d'oeuvres. The game appears to feature a not-insignificant amount of head-biting, but the aliens spill their share of green blood as well.

Watch: Game over, man! Game over! »

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Daily Filter: August 17, 2011

Daily Filter: August 17, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Strap yourself in! It's Gamescom 2011; we have a ton of new videos and screenshots for you to enjoy. Be warned, you might be here for longer than usual.

Read more: Check out today's Filter »

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Aliens: Infestation revealed as DS side-scroller

Aliens: Infestation revealed as DS side-scroller

Aliens: Infestation has been detailed, thanks to a few different ratings boards. Siliconera reports that the game was first quietly outed as a WayForward-developed DS game in May by the Australian ratings board. Now the ESRB has filled in more details. The T-rated side-scroller includes violence (for obvious reasons), cursing, and brief male nudity. Who says the DS is a kiddie system?

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E3 2011: Aliens Colonial Marines

E3 2011: Aliens Colonial Marines

QUICKTAKE: After the events of David Fincher's Alien 3, a group of USCM troops touch down on the mysterious planet known as LV-426, coming face-to-face with the menacing Xenomorphs. Dubbed as a true narrative sequel to James Cameron's Aliens, my short demo of the Gearbox-developed game Aliens: Colonial Marines did a lot to prove the team behind it has a deep admiration for the series. But, I'm left wondering how the game will tie in with the series canonically.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines due spring 2012

Aliens: Colonial Marines due spring 2012

Gearbox's much-anticipated co-op shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines largely dropped off the radar after it was announced in 2008, but the Borderlands developer has always insisted it was still on its way. Today, publisher Sega pulled back the curtain to reveal a new trailer, more details, a single screenshot, and a release window--spring 2012.

Described by the official site as "a true sequel to James Cameron's classic Aliens," Colonial marines promises drop-in/drop-out co-op for up to four players. Marines will venture into movie environments such as Hadley's Hope, the Sulaco and LV-426, armed with weapons including pulse rifles, motion trackers and flamethrowers on "self-contained missions within an over-arching narrative." Read more »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Teased at PAX 2010

Though Gearbox was unsurprisingly focused on the news that it's helming Duke Nukem Forever and now owns the Duke property, at PAX the Borderlands developer gave a short update on its mysterious Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Several screenshots, hastily photographed [left] by Kotaku, of the four-player co-op shooter based upon the sci-fi action film were shown to a PAX panel audience. Read more »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Release Date Dependent on Aliens vs. Predator Sales, Says Sega

Sega now says that Gearbox's delayed Aliens shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines may ship earlier or later depending on the success of Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator.

"What I would say is it's unlikely that we'd launch anything within six months [after Aliens vs. Predator], but probably nine months, eight to 12 months possibly," said Sega president Mike Hayes to G4TV. "Though we literally are looking at that at the moment and a lot of is going to depend, as well, on how successful AvP is at the box [retail]." Read more »

"dammit sega, now you've put me in a position where i'm going to buy AVP simply so theres more ..."
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Aliens RPG Still Alive, Colonial Marines Headed to DS

Though Obsidian's Aliens RPG was thought to be cancelled, Sega has confirmed that it still plans to release the title along with its other two announced Aliens games.

Asked about the Obsidian's Aliens RPG and Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines at E3, Sega told Joystiq that it will have "have more news to share about the other two games in the near future so stay tuned," adding that "[Rebellion's] Aliens vs. Predator will be the first to ship out of our triplet of Aliens titles; hence it was shown at this year's E3." Read more »

"I cannot wait to play these games. It has been too long since I've visited the Aliens universe. ..."
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Aliens: Colonial Marines Seemingly Alive as Developer Gearbox Begins Hiring on 'All Projects'

Following the latest batch of rumors that Aliens: Colonial Marines was in trouble, developer Gearbox Software has indicated that it's still developing the title.

The Texas-based studio today told the press that it's hiring for "all projects," with the company's games page listing the squad-based Aliens shooter under the "in development" banner. That page was updated April 13, 2009--two months after the rumors hit. Read more »

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Rumor: Sega Cancels Obisidian's Aliens RPG, 'Reviewing' Aliens: Colonial Marines (Updated)

Update: On top of the previous report, Joystiq's sources claim Sega has stopped funding both the Aliens RPG and Aliens: Colonial Marines. Obsidian's layoffs are also said to have affected the team for Alpha Protocol, which Sega is publishing this year.

Original: Sega has reportedly cancelled the Aliens role-playing game that was being worked on at Knights of the Old Republic II and Alpha Protocol developer Obsidian. Read more »

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