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Can you play Aliens: Colonial Marines as Gearbox Software intended? Find out now. Thanks to Sega, today we unveil the minimum and recommended PC system requirements for the upcoming Aliens shooter.

Additionally, we can reveal that Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available for pre-purchase on Steam from Monday, January 14th at the game’s Store Page.

Minimum Specs: Operating System: Windows XP SP3. Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor. RAM: 2GB RAM (XP),2GB RAM (Vista). HD: 20GB free hard disk space. Optical Drive: DVD. Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible. Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 minimum).

Recommended Specs: Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7. Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Quad CoreProcessor. RAM: 2GB RAM. HD: 20GB free hard disk space. Optical Drive: DVD. Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible. VideoCard: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum).

Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only).


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    I asked bout it. Because i heard in an interview with Randy.P that this is an "actual" SEQUEL to movies. Therefor, if someone will want to make a sequel in a movie or a game format. Will have to consider events from this game as a part of main canon.

    They won't.

    Things like books, comics and games are never taken into account when making more movies (not that I think they'll ever make another movie set between Alien3 and Resurrection - but one never knows).  Even certain movies aren't taken into account (AvP and Prometheus for instance).  And the writers of said books, comics and games aren't obliged to conform to other books, comics and games.

    Similar to how Gearbox wasn't obliged to stick to the events depicted in Aliens.
  2. I think the thing that puts a hole in the whole authenticity thing is alien suicide bombers.

    Please don't say radiation. That word doesn't mean what you think it means. This isn't the Marvel universe, where radiation gives you super powers.


    Does anyone know if we're going to even see a demo at some point?

    What super powers? Exploding is considered a superpower? Spitting is considered  a super power? Smart!

    I'd consider it something that doesn't happen when you're subject to nuclear fallout. I'd think being able to spit acid would be one hell of a super power, actually.
  3. I think the thing that puts a hole in the whole authenticity thing is alien suicide bombers.

    Please don't say radiation. That word doesn't mean what you think it means. This isn't the Marvel universe, where radiation gives you super powers.


    Does anyone know if we're going to even see a demo at some point?

    What super powers? Exploding is considered a superpower? Spitting is considered  a super power? Smart!
  4. I think the thing that puts a hole in the whole authenticity thing is alien suicide bombers.

    Please don't say radiation. That word doesn't mean what you think it means. This isn't the Marvel universe, where radiation gives you super powers.


    Does anyone know if we're going to even see a demo at some point?
  5. I asked bout it. Because i heard in an interview with Randy.P that this is an "actual" SEQUEL to movies. Therefor, if someone will want to make a sequel in a movie or a game format. Will have to consider events from this game as a part of main canon.
  6. Oh for f*ck sake, not again. This lack of dedicated servers will kill the f**king game before it will fully shine on multiplayer. What a bunch of bullshit. AvP even tho it wasn't a perfect game, was decent to play. But lack of servers (PC) just kept the fans and players away from the title. It would definitely survive longer with the proper support, it was just to late. Hope Gearbox will NOT let this game to die and NOT milk the shit out of it. Anyway, remind me if im wrong.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is a --- canon --- sequel to the second(2) and third(3) movie. And will fill this nasty gap between those.

    Best Regards.
    I agree. This is complete bullshit. Devs and publishers say they don't integrate features like dedicated servers because the PC market size doesn't justify it, but most PC gamers end up straying from the PC version BECAUSE there aren't certain basic features available like dedicated servers. It's a self fulfilling prophecy.

    I'm also pretty pissed to hear the PC version may not even support DX10. Seriously? Note even DX10?! That can't be right. Didn't Randy say in an interview sometime last year the PC version is getting DX10 & 11 support? If not, I'm going to be SUPER pissed.

    I don't even want to touch the whole "A:CM is the most authentic Aliens experience yet" argument.

    I don't care whether new canon/story  bugs people to death.  We are getting something new and refreshing. And if that irritates the shit out of people so be it. Bring it on.
    Just remember that most of us only get irritated because "new canon" usually is shit. Other than that, we love new and refreshing material.

     
    So far you can say for real that the canon were getting in ACM is shit? How has played the whole game yet?
     
    You're generalizing. Not every piece of "new canon" in the game is shit, but there are a few pretty BIG ones. Like how the hell Hadley's Hope is relatively intact after the atmospheric processor went into meltdown. Or how the Alien warriors and drones or *yet again* too small. Or how they all tend to run like panthers.

    Then there's smaller issues like Ripley's flamethrower design, Alien acid color, and do I really have to bring up the new spitter and banzai Aliens?

    I can't speak for others, but I try to base my opinions only on what is concrete. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but what I mentioned above doesn't require actual hands-on gameplay. Just observation.

    Dammit. Just realized I got sucked into another canon debate. lol
  7. Oh for f*ck sake, not again. This lack of dedicated servers will kill the f**king game before it will fully shine on multiplayer. What a bunch of bullshit. AvP even tho it wasn't a perfect game, was decent to play. But lack of servers (PC) just kept the fans and players away from the title. It would definitely survive longer with the proper support, it was just to late. Hope Gearbox will NOT let this game to die and NOT milk the shit out of it. Anyway, remind me if im wrong.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is a --- canon --- sequel to the second(2) and third(3) movie. And will fill this nasty gap between those.

    Best Regards.
    I agree. This is complete bullshit. Devs and publishers say they don't integrate features like dedicated servers because the PC market size doesn't justify it, but most PC gamers end up straying from the PC version BECAUSE there aren't certain basic features available like dedicated servers. It's a self fulfilling prophecy.

    I'm also pretty pissed to hear the PC version may not even support DX10. Seriously? Note even DX10?! That can't be right. Didn't Randy say in an interview sometime last year the PC version is getting DX10 & 11 support? If not, I'm going to be SUPER pissed.

    I don't even want to touch the whole "A:CM is the most authentic Aliens experience yet" argument.

    I don't care whether new canon/story  bugs people to death.  We are getting something new and refreshing. And if that irritates the shit out of people so be it. Bring it on.
    Just remember that most of us only get irritated because "new canon" usually is shit. Other than that, we love new and refreshing material.

     
    So far you can say for real that the canon were getting in ACM is shit? How has played the whole game yet?
     
  8. Oh for f*ck sake, not again. This lack of dedicated servers will kill the f**king game before it will fully shine on multiplayer. What a bunch of bullshit. AvP even tho it wasn't a perfect game, was decent to play. But lack of servers (PC) just kept the fans and players away from the title. It would definitely survive longer with the proper support, it was just to late. Hope Gearbox will NOT let this game to die and NOT milk the shit out of it. Anyway, remind me if im wrong.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is a --- canon --- sequel to the second(2) and third(3) movie. And will fill this nasty gap between those.

    Best Regards.
    I agree. This is complete bullshit. Devs and publishers say they don't integrate features like dedicated servers because the PC market size doesn't justify it, but most PC gamers end up straying from the PC version BECAUSE there aren't certain basic features available like dedicated servers. It's a self fulfilling prophecy.

    I'm also pretty pissed to hear the PC version may not even support DX10. Seriously? Note even DX10?! That can't be right. Didn't Randy say in an interview sometime last year the PC version is getting DX10 & 11 support? If not, I'm going to be SUPER pissed.

    I don't even want to touch the whole "A:CM is the most authentic Aliens experience yet" argument.

    I don't care whether new canon/story  bugs people to death.  We are getting something new and refreshing. And if that irritates the shit out of people so be it. Bring it on.
    Just remember that most of us only get irritated because "new canon" usually is shit. Other than that, we love new and refreshing material.
  9. Oh for f*ck sake, not again. This lack of dedicated servers will kill the f**king game before it will fully shine on multiplayer. What a bunch of bullshit. AvP even tho it wasn't a perfect game, was decent to play. But lack of servers (PC) just kept the fans and players away from the title. It would definitely survive longer with the proper support, it was just to late. Hope Gearbox will NOT let this game to die and NOT milk the shit out of it. Anyway, remind me if im wrong.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is a --- canon --- sequel to the second(2) and third(3) movie. And will fill this nasty gap between those.

    Best Regards.
    I agree. This is complete bullshit. Devs and publishers say they don't integrate features like dedicated servers because the PC market size doesn't justify it, but most PC gamers end up straying from the PC version BECAUSE there aren't certain basic features available like dedicated servers. It's a self fulfilling prophecy.

    I'm also pretty pissed to hear the PC version may not even support DX10. Seriously? Note even DX10?! That can't be right. Didn't Randy say in an interview sometime last year the PC version is getting DX10 & 11 support? If not, I'm going to be SUPER pissed.

    I don't even want to touch the whole "A:CM is the most authentic Aliens experience yet" argument.

    I don't care whether new canon/story  bugs people to death.  We are getting something new and refreshing. And if that irritates the shit out of people so be it. Bring it on.
  10. Oh for f*ck sake, not again. This lack of dedicated servers will kill the f**king game before it will fully shine on multiplayer. What a bunch of bullshit. AvP even tho it wasn't a perfect game, was decent to play. But lack of servers (PC) just kept the fans and players away from the title. It would definitely survive longer with the proper support, it was just to late. Hope Gearbox will NOT let this game to die and NOT milk the shit out of it. Anyway, remind me if im wrong.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is a --- canon --- sequel to the second(2) and third(3) movie. And will fill this nasty gap between those.

    Best Regards.
    I agree. This is complete bullshit. Devs and publishers say they don't integrate features like dedicated servers because the PC market size doesn't justify it, but most PC gamers end up straying from the PC version BECAUSE there aren't certain basic features available like dedicated servers. It's a self fulfilling prophecy.

    I'm also pretty pissed to hear the PC version may not even support DX10. Seriously? Note even DX10?! That can't be right. Didn't Randy say in an interview sometime last year the PC version is getting DX10 & 11 support? If not, I'm going to be SUPER pissed.

    I don't even want to touch the whole "A:CM is the most authentic Aliens experience yet" argument.
  11. Aliens: Colonial Marines is a --- canon --- sequel to the second(2) and third(3) movie. And will fill this nasty gap between those.


    ALIENS- COLONIAL MARINES is a video-game- therefore it will be no more canon/relevant than ALIEN 3 was for the SEGA MEGA DRIVE/SNES or ALIEN TRILOGY* (*a bizarre retelling that all took place on LV-426 with the ALIEN 3 Fury prison just being a prison wing of the Hadley Hope ??? and a climax at the Space Jockey ship) for the Playstation one.

    I've got a feeling- no I already know- that A-CM will be a daft game story/concept wise. If Hicks does turn up alive it'll be almost a sacrilege as him dying in ALIEN 3.
    Also I'm gonna LOL if it turns out that the Sulaco had a faceless onboard crew/hanger we didn't know about- considering they could've sent down a second dropship  ::)  to be used as victims for a xenomorph infestation. What made General Lotz ALIEN 3- The Gun review so hilarious is that same observation.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwi-fI76has" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwi-fI76has</a>
  12. Oh for f*ck sake, not again. This lack of dedicated servers will kill the f**king game before it will fully shine on multiplayer. What a bunch of bullshit. AvP even tho it wasn't a perfect game, was decent to play. But lack of servers (PC) just kept the fans and players away from the title. It would definitely survive longer with the proper support, it was just to late. Hope Gearbox will NOT let this game to die and NOT milk the shit out of it. Anyway, remind me if im wrong.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is a --- canon --- sequel to the second(2) and third(3) movie. And will fill this nasty gap between those.

    Best Regards.
  13. For those still wondering, you can use this website to see if your PC meets the system requirements: http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10569/


    Thanks for the link.

    However I don't think PC gamers should trust that website. Their PC scans said I could run ALIENS VS PREDATOR (2010) if I turned down the textures and graphic details.
    I reininstalled AVP and it still had a seriously jerky framerate due to my graphics card being a 7600GT overclocked as opposed to a 7900.

    Whereas this website I originally posted basically said I needed an overhaul of my system.
    http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

    I'm gonna wait for the reviews of A-CM before any upgrades (if any I'll still wait).

    This means the game is a direct port from the console version. So we can assume no dedicated servers too.


    Correct.

    I thought most modern PC games were built around console releases anyways for the mass market?

    Crysis 2 being one of them.
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    If anyone knows where I can buy legit copies (no russian key sites thanks, my steam accounts are far too valuable to risk) without being asked to pay double the US price then please let me know.


    http://www.cjs-cdkeys.com/products/Aliens%3A-Colonial-Marines-Steam-CD-Key.html


    Thanks, site says

    "Region Lock:
     
    The CD Keys we are selling are completely region free and include all languages."

    4 copies of the Limited edition comes to under US$200 - less than 1/2 the Steam store price, good enough for me, thanks again.

    Ozgameshop can send me 4 physical copies for under $160 too, much more reasonable pricing.


    www.g2play.net if you don't mind legit digital keys.
    Superb site and I've used it plenty, usually really good deals & you can use paypal no problem.
  15. Yes but Steam/Valve are not converting the price if the publisher/devs don't push 'em and most don't to it, so they just put the price for rest of the world (besides USA) the same as number but actually the currency is different and this comes very expensive for the EU and the AU guys.
  16. Quote

    If anyone knows where I can buy legit copies (no russian key sites thanks, my steam accounts are far too valuable to risk) without being asked to pay double the US price then please let me know.


    http://www.cjs-cdkeys.com/products/Aliens%3A-Colonial-Marines-Steam-CD-Key.html


    Thanks, site says

    "Region Lock:
     
    The CD Keys we are selling are completely region free and include all languages."

    4 copies of the Limited edition comes to under US$200 - less than 1/2 the Steam store price, good enough for me, thanks again.

    Ozgameshop can send me 4 physical copies for under $160 too, much more reasonable pricing.
  17. Nice work on the regional price rorting, $50 for US customers, $80 for Aussies and an embarrassing $100 for New Zealand customers, was looking forward to some co-op on this thing - but there is no way in hell I'll be parting with $400 for a four-pack.

    If anyone knows where I can buy legit copies (no russian key sites thanks, my steam accounts are far too valuable to risk) without being asked to pay double the US price then please let me know.

    $100 NZD is equivalent to $80 AUD.

    However, $50 USD is only $48 AUD.

    And local retailers whine about Australians buying shitloads of stuff online.

    No, you misunderstand.

    In NZ, Steam price is US$100 not NZ$100, ie a 100% increase for a digital product.

    Feck!  Why would anyone buy it off Steam then?
  18. Nice work on the regional price rorting, $50 for US customers, $80 for Aussies and an embarrassing $100 for New Zealand customers, was looking forward to some co-op on this thing - but there is no way in hell I'll be parting with $400 for a four-pack.

    If anyone knows where I can buy legit copies (no russian key sites thanks, my steam accounts are far too valuable to risk) without being asked to pay double the US price then please let me know.

    $100 NZD is equivalent to $80 AUD.

    However, $50 USD is only $48 AUD.

    And local retailers whine about Australians buying shitloads of stuff online.

    No, you misunderstand.

    In NZ, Steam price is US$100 not NZ$100, ie a 100% increase for a digital product.
  19. Can anyone respond my question????

    The pre-order of a:cm on steam says, that it will have one bonus only(Didnt pre-ordered it yet)

    And it is SHARP Rifle...Why only that?Where are the other bonus like the limited edition said?O.o..

    The other bonus material is exclusive to Gamestop and other stores or for the Collectors Editions. You'll have to buy it from those stores.
    Yeah, but if Steam is required, it won't matter where you pre-order it. As far as I can tell, it is. :D
  20. ACM should be a bit better since it have smaller playable areas. But its up to you, I am just telling that the game wont run that good on the consoles too. I assume ACM is have way faster pace than BL2 so you should find where it will run best for ya.
  21. That well you said  :laugh: Borderlands 2 is running with 10-15fps on PS3 if you play with 3 other people online.. Is that well?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y1Ovp6I2Vo#ws

    In some areas its even worse.
    At least I know what to expect though, I can just imagine me starting it up on the pc and have it run a lot worse and me dreaming of it being as good as the vid you post, at least with the ps3 the graphics/textures are still high quality whereas I imagine low settings on a pc the textures will be scaled to look muddy as hell.
    Is it worth getting on pc? As the framerate will be shit on both I don't see how the ps3 will be worse in other areas. I also don't know how good it will run

  22. That well you said  :laugh: Borderlands 2 is running with 10-15fps on PS3 if you play with 3 other people online.. Is that well?

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y1Ovp6I2Vo" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y1Ovp6I2Vo</a>


    In some areas its even worse.
  23. So success kind off, I meet minimum requirments. Now how poor of a quality does minimum mean, I have only ever played games on my pc that can easily handle the game so how poor should I expect it to run?
  24. Can anyone respond my question????

    The pre-order of a:cm on steam says, that it will have one bonus only(Didnt pre-ordered it yet)

    And it is SHARP Rifle...Why only that?Where are the other bonus like the limited edition said?O.o..
  25. Nice work on the regional price rorting, $50 for US customers, $80 for Aussies and an embarrassing $100 for New Zealand customers, was looking forward to some co-op on this thing - but there is no way in hell I'll be parting with $400 for a four-pack.

    If anyone knows where I can buy legit copies (no russian key sites thanks, my steam accounts are far too valuable to risk) without being asked to pay double the US price then please let me know.

    $100 NZD is equivalent to $80 AUD.

    However, $50 USD is only $48 AUD.

    And local retailers whine about Australians buying shitloads of stuff online.
  26. Nice work on the regional price rorting, $50 for US customers, $80 for Aussies and an embarrassing $100 for New Zealand customers, was looking forward to some co-op on this thing - but there is no way in hell I'll be parting with $400 for a four-pack.

    If anyone knows where I can buy legit copies (no russian key sites thanks, my steam accounts are far too valuable to risk) without being asked to pay double the US price then please let me know.


    http://www.cjs-cdkeys.com/products/Aliens%3A-Colonial-Marines-Steam-CD-Key.html
  27. Nice work on the regional price rorting, $50 for US customers, $80 for Aussies and an embarrassing $100 for New Zealand customers, was looking forward to some co-op on this thing - but there is no way in hell I'll be parting with $400 for a four-pack.

    If anyone knows where I can buy legit copies (no russian key sites thanks, my steam accounts are far too valuable to risk) without being asked to pay double the US price then please let me know.
  28. I may need to upgrade my videocard since I have a Radeon HD 5770.

    It seems like this is going to be one MASSIVE game! 20 GB of data is twice that of AVP 2010. Skyrim was only 6GB. I wonder how long this game is going to be.
    Yeah, I was thinking my dad and I are gonna need to upgrade, too. lol I have the 5750, and he has the 5770. :P

    I'm sorry if someone asked this before, but does the PC version will come with the extra stuff announced with the collectors edition for xbox and ps3 because that's the only and main reason I'm getting it for console, for people like me who doesn't live in US we have to wait about 2 weeks for the retailers to make international shippings so if steam will deliver the extra stuff anounced with the CE I'm getting this baby for download the moment it comes available.
    I want to know this, too. I really want all the CE/pre-order DLC.

    I see Steam has updated their game page so that the S.H.A.R.P. Rifle is available as a pre-order bonus, but nothing on the Competitive Multiplayer Pack. Does anyone know if A:CM uses Steam regardless of which digital distributor you purchase it from (like how AVP did)?

    I'm so irritated the US market is getting shafted with the PC CE again (no word on the Wii U version either; which doesn't bode well). :-\
  29. I'm sorry if someone asked this before, but does the PC version will come with the extra stuff announced with the collectors edition for xbox and ps3 because that's the only and main reason I'm getting it for console, for people like me who doesn't live in US we have to wait about 2 weeks for the retailers to make international shippings so if steam will deliver the extra stuff anounced with the CE I'm getting this baby for download the moment it comes available.

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