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Colonial Marines at PAX Prime

Sega has just announced that Aliens Colonial Marines will be making an appearance at PAX this year (August 26th – 28th). While the announcement states that the game will be playable at the show, we can exclusively confirm that this is sadly a typo. According to Gearbox, attendees will be able to check out the game at the Sega booth (#3625 ), but they won’t be able to go hands-on with it.

In addition to this, Gearbox Software will be hosting a panel at PAX Prime on Sunday, August 28th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (Pegasus Theatre).

Finally, you can now VOTE for Colonial Marines as your most anticipated game of 2012 at the Golden Joystic Awards. Make sure to vote now!

Update: Sega’s announcement has been now corrected.



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Comments: 29
  1. ikarop
    PAX Prime begins this Friday and as you know Colonial Marines will be there.

    When asked for comment on whether or not cameras will be allowed at the Sega booth, Sega told us: "There will be no need for cameras. :)".
  2. newbeing
    Whats the point of PAX exactly? Wouldnt the point of having a booth be to advertise your product? Kindof dumb to advertise to only a small number of people and not allow them to record; resulting in free mass advertisement.
    They might as well build a wall around the booth and say "No one is allowed to see whats on these screens.... no one!"   

    But really, I have no idea what these expos are.

    Have you ever seen Men In Black. The speech that Agent K gave J. "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."

    The build that Gearbox currently has is probably rather rough. Its an early example of gameplay. That fact is easy to explain to a few people in a small area, but even if you have it plastered at the beginning of the footage before releasing it to the masses, people will still point out all the flaws and immediately come to the conclusion that the final product will be bad.

    It sucks for the fans and the people who can't attend the expo, but in the end its Sega protecting the image of the game. Many companies do this. In fact if I remember correctly most of the games at PAX were sort of hidden away. Mystery is sometimes more intriguing too I guess.

  3. PsyKore
    Whats the point of PAX exactly? Wouldnt the point of having a booth be to advertise your product? Kindof dumb to advertise to only a small number of people and not allow them to record; resulting in free mass advertisement.
    They might as well build a wall around the booth and say "No one is allowed to see whats on these screens.... no one!"   

    But really, I have no idea what these expos are.

    I'm with you on that. I don't understand the point of them if they don't show anything. Only thing I can think of is they want to tease the public by only showing it to a small handful of people (some of which would report about it on the net), which would generate curiosity about the game until an actual demo or even the full game finally came out. A pretty cruel method though.
  4. Helbound
    Whats the point of PAX exactly? Wouldnt the point of having a booth be to advertise your product? Kindof dumb to advertise to only a small number of people and not allow them to record; resulting in free mass advertisement.
    They might as well build a wall around the booth and say "No one is allowed to see whats on these screens.... no one!"   

    But really, I have no idea what these expos are.
  5. newbeing
    It would be odd if they disallowed cameras.

    If that's the case, can't someone make a pen camera, or something? Maybe rig up a little camera in a shirt button. Go in undercover.  :P

    It isn't odd. I remember at PAX east they had the Darkness II as a playable demo, but you were forbidden to record footage of what you played.

    They'll probably have the same setup they had at E3 and Gearbox community day.
  6. PsyKore
    It would be odd if they disallowed cameras.

    If that's the case, can't someone make a pen camera, or something? Maybe rig up a little camera in a shirt button. Go in undercover.  :P
  7. SizzyBubbles
    I voted for it... but honestly I've grown impatient of it. I was really excited when it was announced... but that is now on hold till it actually comes out. I would have rather voted for The Last Guardian (which is half the reason i got a ps3 for)
  8. Ash 937
    I think August is too soon for a playable demo for a game thats coming out in the middle of next year.  If the demo even was playable it would be utter crap and the rumors would fly that A:CM is a bad game before GBX can even finish it.  I think its time for us to see some in-game footage but the playable demo needs to be saved for later.
  9. JayHy17
    Thanks for posting this ikarop, i was going to but ive been super busy. Anyways, i think we'll get a trailer of some sort... Anyone in the Seattle area thinkin about going to this event? They need to have a mid west game expo, i'd go!
  10. PHANTOM
    Not showing footage to the masses and only to a small VIP crowd at this point is kinda inappropriate and extremely unnecessary.

    This doesn't fall under "oh yeah let's build hype by not showing anything" or "the game is in beta stage so it's not ready" no no, this falls under baby bullsh-t and there for I can only assume SEGA/GearBox is hiding a bad game and don't feel confident enough to show it to the masses :-\

    I think yes, hope I'm wrong though.
  11. ikarop
    And it's a typo. We just confirmed it.

    Attendees will be able to check out the game at the Sega booth but they won’t be able to go hands-on with it. Hopefully the original announcement will be fixed shortly.
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