[UPDATED DECEMBER 12TH, 2013]
"Share & Tweet" GIVEAWAY!
Come on you guys and girls, we are giving away complete packages of the game, and winning couldn't be easier!
HOW TO WIN
Be the first person to send me proof that you've shared the petition or messaged SEGA/FOX about the petition WIN! Boom!
One gift of the FULL ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES Base Game on Steam, as well as the ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES Season Pass, which grants you access to Bug Hunt, Reconnaissance Map Pack, Movie Map Pack and Stasis Interrupted DLCs. Enjoy A:CM with the best version!
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Send a private message or email to Moosh which contains your e-mail address, as well as a link which shows that you shared the petition on Facebook and/or sent a Tweet to SEGA/FOX's accounts. Moosh's email address is "mooshie1989(at)hotmail.com"
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[UPDATED NOVEMBER 28TH, 2013]
XENOMORPH WARRIOR CONTEST RESULTS!: I would like to announce the WINNER of the NECA SERIES ONE XENOMORPH WARRIOR Action Figure! CONGRATULATIONS to "PRJ_since1990"! You have won the action figure! Please check your email for further instructions on how to claim your prize!
Thanks everyone who took part in the contest!
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11/14/13 UPDATE As many of you know, the media push has officially begun and we have shared the petition with several different gaming journalists across the internet. Since the PS4 is getting a lot of coverage today, tomorrow, and throughout the weekend, we are hoping that petition-related coverage will begin to roll out in the coming weeks, as gaming journalists get a chance to cover more stories outside of the PS4 and Xbox One launches. Even so, I encourage everyone to keep an eye on the page views for this thread, as we have provided the media with this thread link, and it is quite possible that the amount of viewing activity will receive a spike in the days and weeks ahead. For example, when we were beginning the media push, we were around 17,000 page views, and I believe we are already at about 18,000 at the time of this posting. So if you are interested in gauging the amount of interest, I recommend following the page views, and looking for any additional signatures that may be coming from the journalists themselves, while they are researching and preparing their stories. Other than that, I do believe that we are in the final stretch of our last stand, everyone. Hopefully with media coverage spread throughout this month and the next, in a perfect world, the petition will gain enough momentum to help convince the powers-that-be (20th Century Fox & Sega) to authorize one last round of Bug Hunt DLC. If we are successful, I hope that we will receive an announcement of Bug Hunt DLC by the New Year, possibly with a release in March to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Bug Hunt, and to bring about the official retirement of Aliens: Colonial Marines (A:CM). Other than that, I would like to extend my deepest thanks to everyone who has helped make this petition possible, and to everyone in the community who continues to support us. I would also like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the Bug Hunt developers who have helped us along our journey, and are continuing to stay abreast of all our latest developments here. Just the other day, I received a wonderful e-mail from one of the developers, which assures me that our posts ARE being read, everyone. As such, while the fate of Bug Hunt on current gen systems hangs in the balance, I encourage everyone to feel free to express your thoughts and well wishes to the Bug Hunt team that made this all possible. I assure you that developers are lurking, and you may be happy to know that one even shed a tear of joy at the Armageddon-inspired speech I shared a few posts back. I share this to remind everyone that these are very real people who love the franchise and are absolutely blown-away every time they see that their work is appreciated by the very people they made it for. Trust me, when I heard how they were geeking out while watching Shev's "Tribute to Tribute" together, it just touched my heart to realize that, regardless of what side of the fence we are on, they are us and we are them. We are all fans who want what's best for this franchise, and even though there may be missteps along the way, it's great to see when we have real fans on the inside working on our behalf, and giving us great experiences like Bug Hunt on Tribute. So with all that being said, I would like to salute all the fans, all the developers, and especially all those with clout who read this posting, and can help us go on one last bug hunt. That's what I would like for Christmas this year - a Bug Hunt announcement for myself and the rest of the community. Until then, if you all encounter any petition-related articles either on websites or via Facebook postings, please do whatever you can to steer those discussions in a positive direction, and remind people that there's a horde mode that deserves a second chance. Tell 'em it's called Bug Hunt and that for at least one fan who was waiting for an A:CM game since the EA announcement in May 2001, it was worth the wait. Help spread the message by signing the following petition and using the links below to help ensure that those with decision-making authority receive our message loud and clear: 20TH CENTURY FOX/SEGA/GBX/DEMIURGE: Please give us more A:CM content (Bug Hunt), or the tools to develop content (full sdk). We'll give you $$$ in return. Simple. https://www.change.org/petitions/sega-of-america-corporation-gearbox-software-demiurge-studios-please-release-additional-bug-hunt-dlc-for-aliens-colonial-marines 20th Century Fox Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoxMovies?ref=br_tf 20th Century Fox Twitter: https://twitter.com/20thcenturyfox Sega Customer Support Ticket: https://help.sega.com/anonymous_requests/new Sega Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sega Sega Twitter: https://twitter.com/SEGA
[UPDATED NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013]
This last weekend I had the chance to chat with Dave Flamburis, formerly of Demiurge, who was the Lead Artist who worked on Bug Hunt! I asked him a series of fan friendly questions! Read the interview here at AvPGalaxy:
Thanks to JustaGrunt who prepared the excellent questions, and thank you to Dave for taking the time to speak with me, and also HUGE thanks to AvPG for hosting the interview!
As a bonus, Dave has written an incredible “Dev Diary” on the making of the Bug Hunt favourite map “Tribute”, which you can read on his Wordpress site here:
We have emailed close to 70 gaming sites today asking them to help us make a last stand for More Bug Hunt!
Hopefully we can start seeing some stories pop up in the next few days.
I know some of you might be worried about competing with the Juggernaut PS4 and the XBOX One releases, but I believe we reached out to a good variety of smaller websites. I have good faith!
Here is a copy of the email we sent out:
Game Title: ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES [Multiplatform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC] Game Licensor: 20th Century Fox Game Publisher: SEGA Game Developers: Gearbox Software / Demiurge Studios Hi! My name is Melissa K., or known on many forums and gaming sites as “Moosh” or “Moosh89”. You may remember back in 2012 when I led a petition for ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES to include Playable Females in the game’s Multiplayer modes. We managed to get over 4,000 signatures thanks to widespread media coverage, as well as thanks to many actors of the 1986 blockbuster film who pledged their support by signing the petition, which included Jenette Goldstein (Pvt. Vasquez), Cynthia Scott (Cpl. Dietrich), Colette Hiller (Cpl. Ferro), Ricco Ross (Pvt. Frost), William Hope (Lt. Gorman), Trevor Steedman (Pvt. Wierzbowski), and Daniel Kash (Pvt. Spunkmeyer). Back in February of this year, both gamers and journalists alike were disappointed with the release of ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES. For several different reasons, the game failed to live up to most people’s expectations, and, as a result, it was universally panned by critics. What many people missed, however, is the contributions of Demiurge Studios, who developed and released an amazing horde mode called “BUG HUNT” after the game’s launch. Since BUG HUNT was released as DLC, it was NOT included in the game’s original reviews, and there are still many, many people who are unaware of this hidden gem, or redeeming aspect, of ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES. This is why I am calling on the media to help me spread awareness for a new petition I have created for one last wave of BUG HUNT. The petition already has hundreds of signatures from people around the world, the approval of an actor from ALIENS, and support from Demiurge Studios! - LINK to Petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/sega-of-america-corporation-gearbox-software-demiurge-studios-please-release-additional-bug-hunt-dlc-for-aliens-colonial-marines - What is Bug Hunt? Bug Hunt is an objective based horde mode that allows up to four players to battle increasingly difficult waves of enemies in the same vein as other fan-favorite horde modes, such as those found in the Call of Duty or Gears of War game franchises. It allows players to: (1) play in iconic settings featured in James Cameron’s Aliens film, like the Hadley’s Hope colony on LV-426; (2) use iconic weaponry and gadgets featured in James Cameron’s Aliens film, such as the pulse rifle, smartgun, motion tracker, etc.; (3) play as a customized Marine, or as characters from the film, as Hicks, Hudson, Apone, or Drake; and (4) battle against H.R. Giger’s classic movie monster, the alien xenomorph, which was voted as one of the most memorable movie villains by the American Film Institute. - WATCH: Aliens: Colonial Marines Bug Hunt Petition Teaser Trailer (1986 Style): VIDEO - Why Demiurge Studios? Demiurge Studios is an independent video game developer who developed the BUG HUNT horde mode that many people argue is the best part, and saving grace of ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES. Demiurge Studios has lent its support to the petition with several developers providing their signatures. Demiurge has expressed that working on BUG HUNT was a labor of love, and judging from their work, many fans most definitely agree. - WATCH: A Tribute to Tribute (Visual Demonstration of what Demiurge brings to the table and why their work stands apart from the others studios involved in the production of ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES): - READ: A Developer Diary from former Demiurge Artist, David Flamburis, who worked on Bug Hunt as its Lead Artist and supports ONLY Demiurge because of their highly-skilled and unique abilities as a top-tier development studio: http://aeternumars.wordpress.com/hadleys-hope-and-the-making-of-tribute/ - READ: An Exclusive Interview with former Demiurge Artist, David Flamburis: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/games/aliens-colonial-marines-sega/interview-dave-flamburis-demiurge-studios-bug-hunt/ - Why is Bug Hunt so important? For ALIENS fans, the BUG HUNT horde mode is arguably the best way to re-live the action-packed, adrenaline-filled rush from James Cameron’s epic science fiction film. As you know, horde modes are still a very popular feature in video games, which can be evidenced by its inaugural outing in Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, which, coincidentally, includes a horde mode with aliens. However, BUG HUNT remains special because the horde mode in Ghosts does NOT have the Aliens license and, as such, cannot provide any of the distinctive elements from the Alien franchise. - WATCH: "Why Bug Hunt is Awesome" (Bug Hunt gameplay demonstration): VIDEO - WATCH: “Aliens: Colonial Marines - Bug Hunt DLC Review”: VIDEO - READ: Bug Hunt DLC review by MP1st.com “Overall, Bug Hunt mode is a great and – to a surprise – a well-made addition to the game.” – James Lara, one of the few journalists who took the time to review the Bug Hunt DLC http://mp1st.com/2013/03/22/aliens-colonial-marines-bug-hunt-mode-review/ - What is this BUG HUNT petition all about? Our BUG HUNT petition is primarily aimed at 20th Century Fox and Sega of America, as they have the authority to authorize one last wave of content by Demiurge Studios. The petition has been written by fans, for fans, who are hoping to have Demiurge Studios provide us with more of what we liked. At the time of this letter, WITHOUT any major media attention, we have already surpassed over 380 signatures, representing interested gamers from all over the world. As previously mentioned, developers from Demiurge have signed the petition, and provided such comments as the following: Josh Glavine: https://www.change.org/users/64913963 "Hey Guys, This is Josh. I was the Lead Designer on the Bug Hunt project here at Demiurge Studios. Today is my birthday and finding this petition is one of the best birthday gifts ever. We love Aliens we loved working on this project and we would love to make more! Keep playing, keep getting signatures and who knows what might happen! " As well as Lead Bug Hunt Artist David Flamburis, formerly of Demiurge Studios: https://www.change.org/users/64974132 "I'm doing this for Moosh ! As Lead Artist on Horde, making the Tribute map was one of my inadvertent bucket list achievements. TRULY an honor and a labor of love...hands-down." - Why Bug Hunt Has Potential: A lot of the content that fans want in BUG HUNT can be easily put together by using and recycling assets that already exist in the game, which should help lower development costs and time considerably. In addition, since Demiurge Studios has expressed that they are ready and willing to revisit BUG HUNT, Sega now has the opportunity to retire ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES on a fan-friendly note, and in the process, gain a lot of goodwill from fans who are still sore about their overall experience. - WATCH: Why Bug Hunt Has Potential Part 1: VIDEO - WATCH: Why Bug Hunt Has Potential Part 2: - WATCH: Suggestions to help improve Bug Hunt: VIDEO - WATCH: Why Bug Hunt Makes Sense: VIDEO - Fans Making a Last Stand Fans have pulled together and shared their talents for the BUG HUNT petition, even going so far as donating prizes for contests to keep everyone engaged and having fun. Donations have been Promotional Artwork, Videos, Articles, and cool prizes such as new NECA ALIENS Action Figures, Copies of ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES, New Release Movies, and XBOX 360 and PSN currency. Even Sergeant Apone (aka, Al Matthews) has approved! http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk254/Moosh89/Aponeapproved_zps665e13fd.png - JOIN THE FUN AND DISCUSSIONS!: Main Petition Thread (“Home Base” that has over 17,000 page views): http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=321905 Sister Petition Thread (at ALIENS VS. PREDATOR GALAXY website): http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=49012.0 - How YOU can help us!: Please consider sharing our story with your readers! To get a true sense of why we’re making a last stand for the BUG HUNT horde mode, please look over all the video links that have been provided. We believe BUG HUNT, in particular, is worth fighting for and hope that you will understand our very real passion behind this cause. We further encourage you to share this story with your readers because we believe that there are many people who will be interested in this news, and in order to try and convince Fox and Sega that there is enough demand, we need every signature and as much support as we can possibly get. With the game’s troubled history, we realize we are fighting an uphill battle, but we press on because we don’t want to see Demiurge (and their incredible work) be lost in the bad reviews. Thank you so much for your time and for your consideration! If you need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email! Yours truly, Melissa K./MOOSH89 P.S.: To help assist you in publishing a news article, I have created a press release for you to accompany your story with. The press release is as follows: PRESS RELEASE Fans making one last stand for Aliens: Colonial Marines A fan-made petition has been created with the intention of influencing Fox and Sega of America to authorize one last bundle of Bug Hunt DLC by Demiurge Studios. Bug Hunt is an objective based horde mode that allows up to four players to battle increasingly difficult waves of enemies in the same vein as other fan-favorite horde modes, such as those found in the Call of Duty or Gears of War game franchises. Bug Hunt was developed by Demiurge Studios, who is an independent video game developer that is based out of Cambridge , Massachusetts . Demiurge has worked on many different games for many different platforms, and recently released the well-received Marvel Puzzle Quest game for mobile devices. Demiurge has given its support to the petition, and its lead designer, Josh Glavine, has announced that the studio would love to make more content. With developer support in place, fans of Bug Hunt have come together to raise awareness of what many people consider to be the best part of Aliens: Colonial Marines, and a hidden gem that was overlooked due to the wave of controversy that the game received at its release. Fans behind the petition assert that because Bug Hunt was made available after the base game launched, it was largely overlooked by video game journalists, as well as fans who were disappointed with other aspects of the game that were made by other companies. As such, the fans behind the push for a final wave of content are currently seeking petition signatures from individuals who would like Demiurge to release one last offering of fan requested Bug Hunt content that can help retire A:CM on a much higher note. Petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/sega-of-america-corporation-gearbox-software-demiurge-studios-please-release-additional-bug-hunt-dlc-for-aliens-colonial-marines
Regardless of what happens, it’s been a hell of a ride with you all, I love this community so much! You are all simply amazing. Thank you for accepting me into your ranks!
I believe it can only go up from here
Let’s take a moment to congratulate everyone on a job WELL DONE! Pat yourselves on the back, pop a top of whatever your favourite beverage is, and enjoy!
[UPDATED OCTOBER 13TH, 2013]
We are hard at work still for the cause!
This has been a HUGE week for the petition, with getting support from the talented guys at Demiurge, and Gearbox president Randy Pitchford. We still gotta push hard to finish the fight though! Please keep sending polite requests to SEGA! Here are some ways to contact them!
Sega Customer Support Ticket:
(Agents are available 9AM to 5PM Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday)
Sega A:CM Forum:
In other news, I have personally reached out to the one and only "Sgt. Apone" (Al Matthews) for his approval. It was a small gesture we received, but approval all the same!
I am friends with Mr. Matthews on Facebook, and while he doesn't post much, he does love to hear from his fans, so if you are on Facebook, send him a nice Thank you for everything he's done for us since 1986! He's feeling a bit under the weather lately so that oughta cheer him right up!
[UPDATED OCTOBER 7TH, 2013]
It appears as if Demiurge is on board!
Hey Everyone, This is Josh. I was the Lead Designer on the Bug Hunt project here at Demiurge Studios. Today is my birthday and finding this petition is one of the best birthday gifts ever. We love Aliens we loved working on this project and we would love to make more! Keep playing, keep getting signatures and who knows what might happen!
You heard the man! Let's keep at it!
Be sure to share your excitement with them at their Facebook page as well, which you can find here:
As well as their General Discussion thread:
Also sent a Massive email to all the people the petition is aimed at, first response came from Randy Pitchford himself!
Thanks for the info and links and care - I'll sign the petition, too! - Randy
Dave Flamburis has also signed the petition!
That's 3 signed Devs, with Randy committed to signing!
[UPDATED OCTOBER 6TH, 2013]
First up, I want to congratulate EVERYONE on reaching the 250 signature milestone! Since we have reached this milestone, we would like to go ahead and email any gaming media sites about our petition!
You can help us by finding contact emails for any gaming news site you think might be interested. Big sites, small sites, ANY site!
Post email addresses/links in this thread or PM me directly please!
Move it out, Move it out, Move it out!
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[UPDATE AUGUST 31, 2013]
We have surpassed our first goal of 100 signatures!
Our next goal is 1000 signatures, so we need all the help we can get from you guys and girls!
We have some prizes to start giving out once we figure out fun ways for you all to promote the petition, or just have fun playing A:CM.
If you have signed the petition, please also share it with your friends, put it in your forum signatures, post it on other forums, etc...
Lets see how fast we can push to 1000!
A very good friend has finished writing our petition, and they did an excellent job combining their opinion, my opinion and the opinions of the A:CM Community regarding the possibility of more Bug Hunt DLC.
If you'd like to see more content for A:CM's Bug Hunt mode, please take some time to read, understand and sign our petition. Leave your own thoughts in the comments and if you have any ideas to share, please feel free to do so in this thread
And spread the word!
Thanks for your support!