According to Prometheus Movie News, they’ve received an anonymous tip that English actor Rik Barnett could be in line for a role in a sequel to Prometheus. He has reportedly met with Ridley Scott several times to discuss his role.
According to the source, Ridley Scott, who is still set to direct Prometheus 2 has apparently met many times with an English actor named Rik Barnett for an undisclosed role in Prometheus 2. The source adds that Rik’s potential role could be connected to Noomi Rapace’s character (Elizabeth Shaw).
Our source adds that until the script is finalized, anything is possible and nothing is final, but they do hint at the strong possibility that Rik Barnett will have some kind of role in Prometheus 2. The fact that Ridley is reportedly personally meeting with this actor on multiple occasions, suggests that his role will not be a minor one and with the hint that his role could relate to Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw adds further speculation!
But who is Rik Barnett? Well, He is an English actor who won best supporting actor award from Ibiza International Film Festival in 2010, for his work in Rebels Without a Clue. You can learn more about him on his website as well as a history of his works, by visiting his IMDB page.
Take this news as a rumour for now as we’ve heard hardly anything about a potential sequel to Prometheus or whether Ridley Scott would be involved again. Thanks to Chris P and RoaryUK for the news.
You may remember that I posted other panel videos from the fantastic Alien Encounters – 25 Years of Aliens convention, the event organizers have now uploaded the video of their cast panel. The cast that attended the event were Daniel Kash, Cynthia Scott, Ricco Ross and Trevor Steedman. Check out the video of their panel below and be sure to comment on the video!
Actor Michael Biehn has recently commented on Aliens: Colonial Marines in an audio interview with Xbox Live’s Major Nelson about his involvement in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The Aliens actor, who reprised his role of Corporal Dwayne Hicks for the poorly received Aliens videogame, explained:
“I did an Aliens game last year that nobody really talked about very much, I never really heard too much about it.“
“I heard when it came out. Nobody ever came up to me afterwards and said ‘Oh, that Aliens game was really good’, or whatever.“
When asked if he would like to work on more videogames, he replied:
“I don’t want to spread myself out to other games that don’t have the passion… You know, like the Aliens game.”
You can listen to the full podcast here (35:12 – 1:02:46).
Additionally, Dark Star’s John Carpenter, has also commented on the game for Game Informer:
“It’s all about money. It’s not that something is being mistreated, it’s just another marketing issue. They are trying to get you to buy the game, which I stupidly did.”
Gearbox Software has released a new patch for the PC version of Aliens: Colonial Marines today. This update adds support for tomorrow’s MP DLC as well as several visuals enhancements. Check below for comparison screenshots and the changelog.
More screenshots can be found at our forums.
As previously reported, new DLC for the game Aliens: Colonial Marines has been revealed earlier this week. Additionally, a small number of European users were able to download the new pack early via PSN and now a series of video previews of the upcoming Reconnaissance pack have been uploaded onto Youtube. You can watch a preview of the Alien skins, Survivor map and more below:
Thanks to TheWoolyNinja for the videos.
Sega and Gearbox Software have responded to the class action suit that was issued earlier this week by a consumer. You can read their comments on the subject below.
Gearbox Software: “Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless. We continue to support the game, and will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation.”
Sega: “SEGA cannot comment on specifics of ongoing litigation, but we are confident that the lawsuit is without merit and we will defend it vigorously.”
On a related note, the lawsuit has been assigned an Alternate Dispute Resolution.
A new DLC release for Aliens: Colonial Marines named Reconnaissance Pack has been revealed today. The new pack, priced at £7.99/€9.99, includes additional MP maps and character customization. More information can be found below:
- Three new Team Deathmatch/Extermination maps including ‘Shipwreck’, a multi-tiered map where environmental awareness is key in getting the drop on your enemy.
- A new Survivor map called ‘Off the Grid’ located around the iconic Derelict ship outside the Weyland-Yutani military base.
- New skins, fatalities and heads for each xeno class allow for additional xeno customisation.
Update: The Reconnaissance Pack will be rolling out on all platforms beginning May 7th (May 8th for PlayStation 3 players in Europe).
Sega and Gearbox Software have been reportedly sued by a consumer over claims of false advertising in regards to Aliens: Colonial Marines, says Polygon. The lawsuit, filed yesterday by law firm Edelson LLC on behalf of Damion Perrine, claims that Aliens: Colonial Marines was falsely advertised by Gearbox Software and Sega at trade shows, misleading consumers by giving an inaccurate representation of the final product.
“Unfortunately for their fans, Defendants never told anyone — consumers, industry critics, reviewers, or reporters — that their ‘actual gameplay’ demonstration advertising campaign bore little resemblance to the retail product that would eventually be sold to a large community of unwitting purchasers.” Read more here.
In related news, Steam appears to be issuing full refunds to consumers who have filled a complaint with Washington State Attorney. Find more here.
“Valve Corporation has agreed to credit your full purchase price of $49.99 paid for the software product Aliens: Colonial Marines on 2/5/2013. This does not necessarily reflect on the validity of your claim, nor does it preclude you from, or, assist you in seeking private legal remedies. (…) We will retain a copy of your complaint as part of our public record of the firm’s business practices.”
Gearbox Software has released a new hot fix for Aliens: Colonial Marines today on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3. This temporary fix adjusts some of the variables of the game in order to address some of the balance issues present in single player and multiplayer. Read on to find out more:
“A hot fix is automatically applied at the “Press Start” screen when Aliens: Colonial Marines is connected to the internet. In general, hot fixes are used to temporarily address issues between major updates. Hot fixes are not permanent — they are temporarily stored in memory during the game session and lost upon exiting Aliens: Colonial Marines.
To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when Aliens: Colonial Marines boots up. A hot fix differs from an update in that an update contains changes that are permanently stored on your system and only needs to be downloaded once.” You can find the full changelog below:
- Adjusted “Recruit” difficulty to be easier.
- Reduced Xeno Bludgeon skill stun duration from 1 second to .75 seconds
- Xeno Heavy Chitin armor bonus decreased from 15% to 10%
- Xenos are now more vulnerable to damage during ‘Rage’
- Xeno Rupture trait damage reduced
- Lowered the horizontal and vertical reach of Xeno Rupture
- Increased Xeno Enraged Pounce attack cool down from 2.5 seconds to 3 seconds
- Reduced marine claymore damage
Angry Mob Game’s Alien vs. Predator: Evolution has been update recently in all platforms. This update adds plenty of unlockable content which includes additional playable characters, side missions, weapons & the introduction of a new mini-game.
You can read the full patch notes below:
Thanks to Mr. Runner and Ridgetop for the news.