Aliens Series News


Xenomorphs, Banshees, and Other Terrifying Video Game Aliens

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 26, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Happy Alien day! To celebrate Ellen Ripley's continued conquest for survival against Xenomorphs, let's take a look back at some of the most terrifying aliens we've encountered in video games. 


In Aliens vs. Pinball, no one can hear you scream

By John Keefer, Apr 13, 2016 9:55am PDT

New pinball title for the console and PC from Zen Studios will have three different tables.


"Oh man, the VR version has its own separate tables? That sucks. I would have thought they just ..."

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DualShock turns into motion tracker in PS4 version of Alien: Isolation

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2014 8:30am PDT

"Isolation takes advantage of DualShock 4's light bar to mirror the signal on the motion tracker," creative lead Alistair Hope said.


"But yeah the gamepad would be made for this game. Could be integrated in to core gameplay just ..."

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

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 23, 2013 11:15am PDT

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.


"Doesn't make any sense. They even have nametags at some point (as I recall) stating who they ..."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Stasis Interrupted' DLC spotted

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2013 9:00am PDT

Aliens: Colonial Marines appears to be getting a single-player DLC pack, called "Stasis Interrupted."


"I'm getting the DLC, because it will likely answer "it's a long story" and "we got it all"."

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Lawsuit alleges Aliens: Colonial Marines false advertising

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2013 7:30am PDT

Aliens: Colonial Marines is under scrutiny again, this time in a lawsuit alleging that Sega and Gearbox misled customers by claiming "actual gameplay demonstrations" in demos that weren't representative of the final product.


"This suit has merit, and I hope the plaintiff wins. It's bad enough you cannot return a shit ..."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U canceled

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 05, 2013 10:50am PDT

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.


"Don't even get dressed today, stay indoors. Buy your products online, you can do it right from ..."

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Report: Sega acknowledges misleading Aliens: Colonial Marines ads

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2013 9:00am PDT

Following lodged complaints, Europe's Advertising Standards Authority contacted Sega regarding misleading Aliens: Colonial Marines ads. In response, Sega acknowledged that the trailers didn't depict the game accurately, and agreed to add a disclaimer.


"In the same place that Sega's funding towards the original Borderlands is."

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

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2013 3:10pm PDT

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.


"Duke 4 was fast paced and fun IMO. Overhype and delay was its main problems. A:CM is just plain ..."

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13 minutes of Obsidian's cancelled Aliens RPG

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST

While Aliens fans lick the acid from wounds inflicted by Colonial Marines, thirteen minutes of gameplay from a development version of Obsidian Entertainment's cancelled RPG Aliens: Crucible have surfaced. It's clearly not finished, but if you want to squint and daydream abou...


"It could have been decent, if they made it like Mass Effect, but in the Alien Universe."

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

By Timothy J. Seppala, Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. That pretty much says it all.


"I've only played this game for a few hours so far but I like it. It feels exactly like the game ..."

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

By Steve Watts, Feb 15, 2013 9:30am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines has already gotten a few PC mods that attempt to make the game prettier to look at.


"That's cool. It now has the features we saw in the demo long ago, probably. Still doesn't change ..."

- crummynz see all 3 comments

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

By John Keefer, Feb 14, 2013 1:30pm PST

By all accounts, Aliens: Colonial Marines 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?


"They explicitly stated that the goal of shipping DNF was to preserve what George B and the folks ..."

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

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2013 4:30pm PST

A retail ad appears to list a "Bug Hunt" DLC mode for Aliens: Colonial Marines. The ad claims it will hit on March 19 for $14.99.


"Bug hunt is what is likely what they'll likely need to consider before even thinking of any DLC ..."

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

By Steve Watts, Jan 31, 2013 8:30am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines is getting a downloadable content season pass, at least on PC, according to a retail listing. Its season will consist of four packs that add campaign and multiplayer content.


"I'll reserve judgment until I see how the game fares with the gamer base. Sega's support for the ..."

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