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Several new images from Aliens: Colonial Marines have surfaced online today. Some of the screenshots have already been seen in recent magazine articles but now you can check them out in digital quality.

In related news, Aliens Colonial Marines will making an appearance as a playable demo at the at the MCM Expo in London (May 25th – 27th). More information on the event and tickets here at their official website.

Update: Gearbox has released another concept image today via their Facebook page. See it below:

 New Aliens: Colonial Marines Images [Updated]


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  1. Well mate, this is limitation of the consoles I guess and if thats the case I hope GBX will make it with significant difference in the PC version like in BF3. Or just release high-res textures pack like in Crysis 2. On the other hand if the game is moddable this is not a problem we should worry about  ;D Now I am eager to see PC version screenshots to see if the textures are the same there  :)
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    The earliest version of ACM had a group set in LV-426 doing some research (...) focused around the derelict.

    I posted that almost a year ago. You can see the research facility idea in there. IIRC the ship is being dissected. Some of the concepts for that part were originally done by Craig Mullins so it should be a nice area.
  3. HD versions of some of the images:



    Huh. I didn't notice it before, but that thing in the background looks like the derelict. Maybe someone already pointed it out, but you can see some of the parts have that distinct veined look to them and just below Winter's rifle is what looks like the entrance where Kane, Dallas and Lambert gained access to the ship in Alien.

    http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kxjqc42VCS1qa1o5zo1_500.jpg
  4. The alien warrior design in A:CM still needs some work. I can't quite place my finger on it; perhaps its just because of the engine they are using. The doctored screenshots using resources from the game almost look like a comic book. (Not in a bad way, but still different from the movie ALIENS.)
  5. Not all of us can get to go to E3. It still looks like boobs on the eggs.

    I love how I'm still classified as a "noob" here, as I've been a member of this site for 5 years and have written a lot more than 18 posts, but I have been censored so many times, I look like a troll.
  6. it could have been done in 1 year top...so i dont get it, they work so much, that the expectation will be so high that they just will not come up to that i believe...i hope im wrong... a few casual people could make a very creepy mod for avp2 in a few months so whats with the time if they got everything the need to make it perfect?
  7. To be honest, the more they work on this game, the crappier it looks.
    What we have seen so far is either concept art or very old builds. Don't let that discourage you. Have faith in gearbox, because they still have a chance to deliver a true ALIENS experience. One that the fans deserve after waiting for so long.

    If you have any ideas on how a simple change might have a significant positive impact, then please share it with the community! The demos we have seen so far were already old builds by the time they were released.
  8. I feel where you are comin from. Ultimately, realism will suffer in some form or fashion because this is a video game. In other words, the experience needs to be good from the vantage point of gamers. The game will never be "100% faithful" to the movie because of that.

    Take melee, for example. No aliens fan worth their beans would believe a marine should be able to beat down an alien warrior with a melee attack. But that feature will be in this game, and for good reason. It adds to the flow of gameplay and intensity. It also offers marines a small window of opportunity to save a pinned marine from scripted kills without giving him an acid blood bath. This melee attack should never harm the aliens, but at least buy them an extra second of time. Maybe gearbox can change this feature to only work when the marine starts sprinting beforehand, instead of just standing there and smacking aliens around.

    Much love!  :)
  9. I see what you mean, but the alien in that part was running up some stairs and then it never appeared to be standing fully upright, either. Generally speaking, the aliens do not spend much time standing up stiff as a board so we will not get many chances to see them at full height anyway.
    sorry, no way to that one too.

    I am sorry you are not happy with the game.
    Well I haven't played the game yet tbh. That's another story. Hopefully we still get a fall release and all this will be over once and for all after all these years of pain...

    I wish gearbox could please all the alien fans
    this game was supposed to be 100% faithful to the movie. That's what they kept saying back in 2006. No alien seen yet is faithful to Cameron's alien warrior, and don't get me started on the stalker thing trying to look like a Giger's alien (what a joke this stalker omg). They are smaller (ADI), their design is ADI, they sound different (ADI) and sound like frogs when dying (ADI), and nothing on them take you back to the classics. It is like If they had designed them for the casual and younger audience. No comment about the kenner toys right there at the last GB convention..., If forum member "Chris$$" is right, and the new alien is like spyder, then I guess everything is clear now (we've got the rhino alien already), and what is clear is that hasn't kept their word at least in what It comes to the most important thing on an aliens game, and what thing could that be other than the alien warrior itself...

    but some folks will inevitably be disappointed.
    they could have saved themselves that trouble by just keeping their word and making the aliens true to Cameron's stuff. This is not a matter of "there will always be people dissapointed". That excuse is lame mate If the first thing you do is to forget what you have been claiming in all directions for the past 5 years and then surrender to Fox retardation and ADI crappiness.

    It is just a lethal blow on every one who really loves "Aliens" (like me), and what sours me is how the people ain't raging like mad after witnessing what It was first supposed to be their ultimate aliens game 100% truthful to Cameron stuff might end up being an advertising product of f**king kenner alien toys.

    I can't believe just a few people cares about the aliens. Most of you don't give a shit about them as long as they are barely visible and can be shot!, This is utterly amazing!!, I can't f**king believe almost none of you care about what should be for EVERY ONE OF YOU the most important thing in an aliens game!!, I  can't simply describe what I'm seeing

      Hopefully in the end you will enjoy the game, because the fans have been waiting so long
    you can't even imagine. Since 2002 here dude, since 2002 when the ps2 game was first announced, so you can imagine how I feel about all this shit.

    Thanks for the good wish anyway. After the huge dissapointment AVP2010 was, and now this I'm seeing that is yet to come in ACM...., I'm gonna need It man, absolutely.
  10. I see what you mean, but the alien in that part was running up some stairs and then it never appeared to be standing fully upright, either. Generally speaking, the aliens do not spend much time standing up stiff as a board so we will not get many chances to see them at full height anyway.

    I am sorry you are not happy with the game. I wish gearbox could please all the alien fans, but some folks will inevitably be disappointed. Hopefully in the end you will enjoy the game, because the fans have been waiting so long for a true ALIENS experience that is worth playing for countless hours. :)

    I don't want to derail this thread so I wish you a good day my fellow aliens fan.
  11. Please pause this video right at "2:00" and repeat everything you say again. Repeat they got the size right. Stop It by "2:12" and tell me that's an alien too:

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K4VG9aIFOA" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K4VG9aIFOA</a>


    See how their size in the doctored pics are fake?, but Isn't It obvious enough already?, you really confuse me man
  12. The screenshots that i took myself and posted on these forums were clearly not doctored, and they definitively show the warriors are taller than the marines
    ok man (they are doctored, no way lol). Then refer to the friggin' video. Are they that tall in It when head on?, NO, quite the opposite, so who cares about the pics then?, they are not that big, like always. That's just marketing.


    These are not doctored photos; I took these screenshots straight from the video (E3 2011)

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=40225.msg1303169#msg1303169
  13. The screenshots that i took myself and posted on these forums were clearly not doctored, and they definitively show the warriors are taller than the marines
    ok man (they are doctored, no way lol). Then refer to the friggin' video. Are they that tall in It when head on?, NO, quite the opposite, so who cares about the pics then?, they are not that big, like always. That's just marketing.
  14. Its clearly obvious the aliens in the game are taller than even the tallest marines shown. This is based off numerous screenshots posted, including some that I took myself from the original E3 2011 demo. It's safe to say gearbox has made the aliens approx. 7-8 feet tall, which is exactly in line with the heights featured in ALIEN and ALIENS.
    all those pics are obviously doctored and photoshopped to death. When you see them in the video they are ridiculously small when head on. Get your head out of the clouds already

    The screenshots that i took myself and posted on these forums were clearly not doctored, and they definitively show the warriors are taller than the marines.
  15. Its clearly obvious the aliens in the game are taller than even the tallest marines shown. This is based off numerous screenshots posted, including some that I took myself from the original E3 2011 demo. It's safe to say gearbox has made the aliens approx. 7-8 feet tall, which is exactly in line with the heights featured in ALIEN and ALIENS.
    all those pics are obviously doctored and photoshopped to death. When you see them in the video they are ridiculously small when head on. Get your head out of the clouds already and quit saying they are tall because their size has been touched in a couple of shots clearly oriented on hidding the size problem when they started hearing the people talking about this on many web sites around.
  16. Verry boldly spoken. I would never make a game or movie for you
    and not only I but the entire human race would be eternally grateful for that
    The entire human race? That is a bit of an exaggeration.

    The alien is not canonically 8 feet tall just because that was the height of a prop/puppet. Maybe in your personal canon, but that is not movie canon. For example, the dimensions of the set props for Hadley's Hope were not the size of a full colony, but in the movie its depicted as a huge sprawling environment.

    Its clearly obvious the aliens in the game are taller than even the tallest marines shown. This is based off numerous screenshots posted, including some that I took myself from the original E3 2011 demo. It's safe to say gearbox has made the aliens approx. 7-8 feet tall, which is exactly in line with the heights featured in ALIEN and ALIENS.

    Is it really necessary to completely flip out over a couple of inches in height? I think not...
  17. Verry boldly spoken. I would never make a game or movie for you
    and not only I but the entire human race would be eternally grateful for that

    The first pic is misleading because that guy is not tall. I don't know his exact height but he is a short dude.
    the guy is around 1'75-1'80mt..., dude

    And the last pic from the first movie marked +8 foot is incorrect. The actor who played the alien was 6'10" (7'0" with the costume on.)
    and Ridley had to use those weird camera angles to make the viewer believe It was as tall as the +8 foot tall puppet, so the alien, canonically, sizes +8 foot tall.

    The puppets used in the second movie were 8 feet tall, but the actual film does not contain any solid references to the exact height of the aliens.
    the puppets sized right the same than Giger's in the other pic. The are smaller (human size) in aliens because they are actors hired 8 foot tall too, so the warriors, and again canonically, sized 8 foot

    but I am not worried.
    I wouldn't like to be worried too, believe me, but I have many years of experience on this hype things and how they end up.

    I just don't have any interest in raining on your legit hype mate, or anyone's
  18. don't they look like in aliens?
    no

    http://i46.tinypic.com/2iw34v7.jpghttp://i48.tinypic.com/2vjvts1.jpg (+8 foot)

    imo, the best feet & hands had kane's son.


    http://i45.tinypic.com/mvkg9y.jpghttp://i46.tinypic.com/2s9t27a.gifhttp://i49.tinypic.com/332rm6s.jpg (+8 foot)

    Exquisite right?, It is blatantly true how first Fox and then game developers mistake evolution (of the IP like they say) for involution, right?

    Also, I'd highly recommend you to see and admire Locusta's alien warrior. Then you will understand why It is necessary to criticize some decisions when It comes to, first Fox, and then developers. Only then you come to understand that the franchise is not in the right hands


    The first pic is misleading because that guy is not tall. I don't know his exact height but he is a short dude. (Below average height for a male)

    And the last pic from the first movie marked +8 foot is incorrect. The actor who played the alien was 6'10" (7'0" with the costume on.)

    The puppets used in the second movie were 8 feet tall, but the actual film does not contain any solid references to the exact height of the aliens. The point is that they were intended to look big and scary.

    In short, I believe gearbox is capable of delivering a true ALIENS experience rife with fear, anxiety, and intensity. We won't know for sure until we get to play the game but I am not worried.

    Thanks a bunch for finding these new pics ikarop!
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    Also, I'd highly recommend you to see and admire Locusta's alien warrior. Then you will understand why It is necessary to criticize some decisions when It comes to, first Fox, and then developers. Only then you come to understand that the franchise is not in the right hands


    Verry boldly spoken. I would never make a game or movie for you. and apparantly, I dont think gearbox is either.

    The aliens look excellent size wise,
    I just wish they had gone with the more humanoid foot & hands, like the earlier movies particularly ALIENS.


    Hands and feet weren't very humanoid in Aliens. Unless you're talking about the tri jointed legs.

    http://www.sheepsclothingproductions.com/files/Displays/AliensDisplay.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GIchwvJ-aNk/TKJIQWRsJlI/AAAAAAAAVCo/kjpG0aAtchI/s800/Actual+Alien+costume+Aliens.jpg


    I dont think the top one is entirely accurate, It looks kind of stylized, Probably made from scratch years after the film finnished, for showcasing. the ALIENS have three fingers including thumb. its a more streamlined and elongated variant from the original alien design.

    Seeing the actual feet of the ALIENS I changed my mind about them, they look dumb, However, the aliens in the game could use a little less ADI, I agree. But only beacuse its trying to be ALIENS.
  20. don't they look like in aliens?
    no

    http://i46.tinypic.com/2iw34v7.jpghttp://i48.tinypic.com/2vjvts1.jpg (+8 foot)

    imo, the best feet & hands had kane's son.


    http://i45.tinypic.com/mvkg9y.jpghttp://i46.tinypic.com/2s9t27a.gifhttp://i49.tinypic.com/332rm6s.jpg (+8 foot)

    Exquisite right?, It is blatantly true how first Fox and then game developers mistake evolution (of the IP like they say) for involution, right?

    Also, I'd highly recommend you to see and admire Locusta's alien warrior. Then you will understand why It is necessary to criticize some decisions when It comes to, first Fox, and then developers. Only then you come to understand that the franchise is not in the right hands

  21. The aliens look excellent size wise,
    I just wish they had gone with the more humanoid foot & hands, like the earlier movies particularly ALIENS.


    Hands and feet weren't very humanoid in Aliens. Unless you're talking about the tri jointed legs.

    http://www.sheepsclothingproductions.com/files/Displays/AliensDisplay.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GIchwvJ-aNk/TKJIQWRsJlI/AAAAAAAAVCo/kjpG0aAtchI/s800/Actual+Alien+costume+Aliens.jpg

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