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.

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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.

You'll play as three different characters in an interlocking story. Xbox Live Marketplace details the add-on:

Waking up unexpectedly from hypersleep, Lisbeth and others must figure out why the spaceship they are on, the Legato, has been diverted to intercept the Sulaco leaving LV-426's orbit. Fight your way through the alien infested spaceship, find out what Michael Weyland is after and discover what truly happened to Hicks.

The 2GB DLC is out now on Xbox 360 and Steam. It should hit PlayStation Network later today as well. It costs $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points), and is included with the Season Pass.

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    July 23, 2013 11:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 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.

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      July 23, 2013 11:22 AM

      5 bucks for the whole shebang, no more

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      July 23, 2013 11:22 AM

      ummm, he died in a cryotube?

      /shortest DLC ever!

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      July 23, 2013 11:31 AM

      The way the treated Hicks after Aliens 3 was one of the worst travesties in any movie series :(

      That movie doesn't exist, Hicks is still out there..somewhere.

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        July 23, 2013 11:58 AM

        it's right up there with Boba Fett's untimely demise. Hasn't Alien 3 been retconned as a "cryo-sleep dream" or some shit?

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          July 23, 2013 12:06 PM

          The special edition of Alien 3 is much better. If they would have allowed Fincher to finish it I bet it would have been great.

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            July 23, 2013 12:20 PM

            i liked it for what it was, actually and for what it could have been. it was just very conflicting because who didn't fucking love Hicks?

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        July 23, 2013 12:08 PM

        3 is actually a really good flick if you get over the need for it to be like the second one. Also blame Weaver for it if anything. If she had signed up instead of holding out for more money or whatever they might have gotten started while Newt was still vaguely the same age.

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          July 23, 2013 5:03 PM

          No one had a problem with Alien not being an action movie. That's not why people dislike the third movie.

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          July 23, 2013 5:06 PM

          3 is a piece of dog shit. Liquid buttery dog shit.

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          July 24, 2013 4:37 AM

          Holding out for more money, holding out for a decent script and project, same thing.

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      July 23, 2013 11:31 AM

      Who did Gearbox outsource to for this DLC?

      Most disappointing game of the year. I've licked my wounds and moved on.

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        July 23, 2013 11:48 AM

        I wonder if they ripped it away from TimeGate and shoved it off to some other dev for finishing. If it was finished internally, that would be depressing to work on, instead of Borderlands 2 DLC.

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          July 23, 2013 11:50 AM

          Did gearbox develop any BL2 DLC? I thought it was all outsourced.

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            July 23, 2013 12:02 PM

            The last one was done internally I believe.

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      July 23, 2013 11:32 AM

      Wait they made DLC for this game? Why on earth?

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        July 23, 2013 11:36 AM

        because they presold it with the game presale

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        July 23, 2013 11:38 AM

        Contractual obligations and they sold a season pass

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          July 23, 2013 12:37 PM

          This is the new primary argument against the Season Pass model.

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            July 23, 2013 12:42 PM

            well, anyone who buys a pack of dlc sight-unseen is already taking a risk.


            I don't mind the season pass model, but buyer beware

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              July 23, 2013 1:52 PM

              I prefer the Season Pass model honestly. I really wish the Mass Effect series had such a thing. I don't like the nickel and dime feel of most DLC but a season pass basically qualifies as an expansion pack to me.

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                July 23, 2013 3:34 PM

                What about the case where the DLC is very delayed, like Bioshock Infinite? Between that, and cases where they cut content out of the release schedule and make it DLC, I think it's irresponsible to offer pre-order DLC.

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                  July 23, 2013 3:43 PM

                  I don't disagree, but I also think that the thing about fools and their money is relevant

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                    July 23, 2013 3:45 PM

                    Yeah, that's why the only times I've preordered something, I've considered it equivalent to lighting that amount of money on fire. And the only game I've ever preordered is the Japanese version of Catherine (which was pretty damn good; even though I couldn't understand the dialogue, still lots of fun).

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            July 23, 2013 4:56 PM

            Suckers eat up that stupid mess.

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        July 23, 2013 4:53 PM

        They've gotta be careful with season passes. Something tells me they lost money on this one.

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      July 23, 2013 11:42 AM

      Remember when we were all excited for this game? Fucking assholes. I'm still pissed.

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        July 24, 2013 4:34 AM

        Not really. I'd say cautiously optimistic at first but it didn't take long to see it was going to suck.

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      July 23, 2013 11:51 AM

      So basically it's about positive drug stories and rock 'n roll

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      July 23, 2013 12:17 PM

      None of you have played the game, eh. My second time through the campaign, and the season pass Bug Hunt coop is fun (did a round of that last night; it takes ~2hrs for a 30 wave round). Looking forward to trying this dlc in a day or two.

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        July 23, 2013 12:36 PM

        The new dlc hasn't been added to my account yet; looks like a steam database snafu.

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        July 23, 2013 5:39 PM

        I beat the game. It was shit.

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        July 24, 2013 3:37 AM

        completed the game, it was fucking shite

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      July 23, 2013 12:22 PM

      Hicks died in the crash. What's there to tell? He's already dead when Alien 3 starts.

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        July 23, 2013 12:24 PM

        The DLC is a frozen cryochamber screen followed by fade to black followed by this pic and a game + OS hardlock: http://images.wikia.com/half-life/en/images/archive/d/da/20091001172538!Randy_Pitchford.jpg

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        July 24, 2013 6:31 AM

        It wasn't Hicks we saw for a brief moment in Alien 3, the actor wasn't even Michael Biehn. In fact Biehn threatened to sue production if they used his likeness.

        After several decades, we finally find out who it actually is, and sure enough--this DLC makes Alien 3 better knowing Hicks isn't dead, what's unfortunate though is that Ripley has no idea.

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          July 24, 2013 6:20 PM

          Doesn't make any sense. They even have nametags at some point (as I recall) stating who they were in Alien 3 during their autopsies.

          Plus, where else would Hicks be?? How could he survive the crash? It doesn't make much sense...

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      July 23, 2013 1:50 PM

      After playing this game for 10 minutes I'm convinced that not a single person working on this game saw the Aliens movie or just wasn't paying attention. Even my dad who doesn't play video games at all, was like "they take a lot of bullets to drop" and that was on easy mode. Pulse rifles fire exploding bullets, not slugs.

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      July 23, 2013 3:56 PM

      Game over man, game over!

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