As most of you know we run a X-Box 360 game night for Aliens: Colonial Marines on Sundays at 8:00pm GMT. With the release of the latest map pack, the Movie Map Pack, earlier this week we’ve decided to host a night exclusively for the recent DLC releases. I’d really like to use all the map packs but for those of you who brought specific ones, please let me know and we’ll make sure to not exclude anyone!
For those interested please add my gamertag cplhicks2310 and let me know you’re interested in DLC night. Also send me a message stating with map packs you have. See you on the ready line, marines!
Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Movie Map Pack is available today on Steam, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $9.99/£6.99/9,99€ (June 12th for PlayStation 3 players in Europe). As previously announced, this multiplater DLC includes 4 new maps set in locations from previous aliens movies; Alien, Aliens and Alien 3. You can check below for a collection of images showing the new maps. Additional images can be found here.
A new DLC for Aliens: Colonial Marines, entitled “Movie Map Pack”, has been announced today. This multiplayer DLC includes two new Deathmatch/Extermination maps, one new Survivor map and a new Escape map. All these maps are based on locations from Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3.
“The two new Team Deathmatch and Extermination maps feature locations from Aliens & Alien 3 – ‘Fury 161’ takes place in the run-down prison facility as seen in Alien 3, while ‘Processor’ puts you in the heart of the Alien hive from the Atmospheric plant in Aliens.
The new Survivor map, ‘Nostromo’, features marines defending themselves against Xenos inside the iconic spaceship from Alien.
The new Escape map, ‘Exodus’, is situated on the doomed Sulaco. Marines awaken from cryo-sleep and must navigate their way to escape pods whilst under Xeno attack.”
The Movie Map Pack will be available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 from June 11th (June 12th for PlayStation 3 players in Europe). Thanks to Predarker for the news.
The various pre-order incentives offered for Aliens: Colonial Marines are now available to purchase on PSN, XBLM and Steam. These DLC packs include the four movie characters skins, Ripley’s Flamethrower, the US Colonial Marines Academy firing range and more. You can check them below:
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.”