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New Aliens: Colonial Marines Screenshots

Sega and Gearbox Software have just released two new Aliens Colonial Marines screenshots to celebrate the reveal of new competitive multiplayer mode Escape at PAX Prime 2012. You can visit the forums for constant updates on this weekend’s expo. Also keep an eye on Gearbox Software’s PAX Prime panel which will be taking place this Sunday at 4:00 PM in Pegasus theatre.

In related news, the game will be playable in the UK at the Eurogamer Expo this September (27th – 30th).  More information on the event and tickets can be found here at their official website.



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  1. RagingDragon
    Interesting - you can customize the alien's color and spikes on its head...

    Wut?  Haven't watched this latest vid yet... but that sounds like it could go either way.  Could get some really cool designs or some lime-green Call of Duty failiens. :laugh:  At least there are more options.  Options!

    I just wanted to laugh at Penny Arcade interview worrying about the game being 'bro-heavy.' :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  Holy hilarious, but I agree completely with the interviewer on his concerns.  It doesn't look very scary to me either.

    Still, I have to give these bastards credit. :-\  I don't want to, but they've managed to even out their fail with some smashing success.

    They would be so golden if the Pitchman could keep a lid on it.  "We like to let the game speak for itself" during the panel almost made me slap myself, lol.
  2. Xeno Killer 2179
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    Even the sound has been scrutinized. Mulkey explained that, surprisingly, one of the biggest hurdles for the team was to reproduce the iconic pulse rifle sound. “When you’re doing it in a film, that’s easier to control when the firing bursts are done, all that kind of stuff,” he said. “In the game, you can start and stop the firing any time you want. What it ends up doing is, you start getting this really repetitive duh-duh-duh! Duh-duh-duh! Duh-duh-duh! Ugh, it’s horrible.” They were able to tweak the sound effect to work well in the game, but it was a time consuming process.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic4.fjcdn.com%2Fcomments%2FCan%2B_0772783aa91f0985437f9c649ad99d80.jpg&hash=246b577d63e4b8b5b007cfd33bd8f4230b77bc1b
    What about the smartgun?!
  3. FightFinda
    Don't worry, judging by the flamboyancy and repetitiveness that GBX has shown so far, they'll have an equally cringeworthy slogan in no time ;)... along with an animation of someone putting their glasses on and staring thoughtfully into the off-camera abyss.
  4. WinterActual
    GBX should use some slogan/motto like this Hunting or Hunted, like Rebb did for AvP 2010 Hunter-Survivor-Prey Which will you be? Do you remember this trailer? I was mind blown when I saw it the first time

  5. PVTDukeMorrison
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-sD1eN1MHXJo%2FTe-FthpJTnI%2FAAAAAAAAAPY%2F_b2nakdJkm4%2Fs1600%2F23308WeAreSneaky_1280.jpg&hash=bed8a2065c93e5fa0c638df6d90c2a14a5164880

    Here's just to compare what it used to look like.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thatvideogameblog.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2008%2F05%2Faliens_colonial_marines-mar02.jpg&hash=64186d5da9346123bfdd9329cfc7cbf99b04255e

    EARLY screen before the eggs were more ADIed.  :-[

    Those are ADI eggs in the early screenshots also. Look closer...

    Even AVP 1999 has ADI eggs
  6. Predaker
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-sD1eN1MHXJo%2FTe-FthpJTnI%2FAAAAAAAAAPY%2F_b2nakdJkm4%2Fs1600%2F23308WeAreSneaky_1280.jpg&hash=bed8a2065c93e5fa0c638df6d90c2a14a5164880

    Here's just to compare what it used to look like.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thatvideogameblog.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2008%2F05%2Faliens_colonial_marines-mar02.jpg&hash=64186d5da9346123bfdd9329cfc7cbf99b04255e

    EARLY screen before the eggs were more ADIed.  :-[

    Those are ADI eggs in the early screenshots also. Look closer...
  7. Predaker
    Here is an interview from PAX, but the lady doing the interview is only pretending to play the games. The clips of gameplay for A:CM are "borrowed" from the gameplay clips Ikarop posted from the Brian Burleson interview.

    Also the part where she pretends to play "Dishonored," she is not wearing headphones, just making faces while standing next to someone who is sitting down and actually playing.

    Journalism at its finest...

     
  8. WinterActual
    The praetorian is not exactly "original" since it's not from the movie so we can not say its cannon but if thats the case they should remove all the new xenos. Anyway, I don't think they will add the Praet because the Crusher is somehow the same type of enemy, the only difference being that the Crusher walks on all four while the Praet is bipedal.
  9. FightFinda
    Great news there guys and (a confirmed ;)) congrats Moosh!

    In other news, I found this YouTube vid posted today () which reveals that there will be 5 alien classes on launch; the lurker, soldier and spitter are standard classes available at match start, there will be 2 alien classes which require a xeno to 'evolve' into mid-match, those being the crusher and an unannounced xeno (anyone else hoping for the queen?). Beware there are some minor story spoilers regarding WY and the Sulaco, nothing too surprising though.

    I saw that too and it will be good if it's a queen or praetorian but it would also be great to see a new original type of alien like the crusher.

    I personally hope they include one of the already established xeno breeds like a queen or praetorian but I can't see that happening for 2 reasons:

    1. The Praetorian, going off what I've seen, is not really on a par with the crusher in that it seems to small and similar in utilisation to the warrior/soldier; the queen on the otherhand seems totally overpowered compared to the crusher so could only be used if their different stages 'evolvement' if you get my meaning.

    2. These 2 xenos (the crusher and the as yet unannounced xeno) may only be used if the player reaches an 'evolve' location. This concept of evolvement suggests that they are totally new and unique breeds of xenos only produced by the specific events which unfolded on LV-426, when the atmo. blew up, meaning that this will be similar to the crusher and spitter in that we have never seen it before.

    I don't know about you guys but I find that disappointing since the only original, playable xeno sub-species we can play as are the lurker (giger alien) and soldier (warrior). They are missing out so many including the runner, praetorian, queen, facehugger & chestburster, and you could possibly even include the carrier and ravager aliens from AVP:E.
  10. Berserker Pred
    Great news there guys and (a confirmed ;)) congrats Moosh!

    In other news, I found this YouTube vid posted today () which reveals that there will be 5 alien classes on launch; the lurker, soldier and spitter are standard classes available at match start, there will be 2 alien classes which require a xeno to 'evolve' into mid-match, those being the crusher and an unannounced xeno (anyone else hoping for the queen?). Beware there are some minor story spoilers regarding WY and the Sulaco, nothing too surprising though.

    I saw that too and it will be good if it's a queen or praetorian but it would also be great to see a new original type of alien like the crusher.
  11. WinterActual

    I'm only saying that limiting the number of players slows the pace of the game. Allowing more time to think and strategize. Rather than just zipping all over the place which quite frankly is boring... fun at times but does nothing for replay ability.
    ZPS features 24 players at once, starting with 3 zombie players vs 21 survivors and it works pretty well. The Zombie team wins in 99% of the time, no matter if the map is Objective based or Survival type.
  12. SM
    so any other announcements from the panel?...

    Yes.  On the topic of playable females, The Pitchman said "While we're now including playable female characters - which we intended to all along, honest - said playable females look like stereotypical video game chicks, and completely unlike their distinctly unglamourous filmic counterparts.  SUCKERS!!!  ...oh you can edit that last part out right?"
  13. ShadowPred
    Sounds good to me.

    Co-op is NOT multi player. At least not the multi player we had in mind.


    Quote from: ChrisF;2708666
    I am happy to be able to confirm that female marines are playable in competitive multiplayer as well as co-op, complete with customization elements. This is something the team has been planning and working on for quite some time, and that work is finally at the point where we can confirm it will indeed ship with the game when it releases on February 12, 2013.

    Hoping its like I listed!!

    Anyway, Congrats for real this time!!!
  14. FightFinda
    Great news there guys and (a confirmed ;)) congrats Moosh!

    In other news, I found this YouTube vid posted today () which reveals that there will be 5 alien classes on launch; the lurker, soldier and spitter are standard classes available at match start, there will be 2 alien classes which require a xeno to 'evolve' into mid-match, those being the crusher and an unannounced xeno (anyone else hoping for the queen?). Beware there are some minor story spoilers regarding WY and the Sulaco, nothing too surprising though.
  15. chupacabras acheronsis
    A playable female marine character, as well as other playable characters, just got announced:

    http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=145411

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    Demarcus, Jennifer and Guillermo appear as playable characters in co-op. When playing through the campaign in co-op, the host controls Winter with the rest of the party able to choose between players Demarcus, Jennifer and Guillermo -- complete with a variety of customization elements we’ll have more on later.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FOjsXA.jpg&hash=cad5971449c205a32455848f367e14767f2cee5b

    Congrats again, Moosh!

    now this is news!
  16. ikarop
    A playable female marine character, as well as other playable characters, just got announced:

    http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=145411

    Quote
    Demarcus, Jennifer and Guillermo appear as playable characters in co-op. When playing through the campaign in co-op, the host controls Winter with the rest of the party able to choose between players Demarcus, Jennifer and Guillermo -- complete with a variety of customization elements we’ll have more on later.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FOjsXA.jpg&hash=cad5971449c205a32455848f367e14767f2cee5b

    Congrats again, Moosh!
  17. Moosh89
    Here is some more screens from that gameplay video:

    Hudson:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi282.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk254%2FMoosh89%2Fhudsonpax2012.png&hash=c65414ee2dd7b80da8b24c76391772b9269187d1

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi282.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk254%2FMoosh89%2Fhudsonpax20122.png&hash=a24b05c856ec74ba634db450cfe6a3edf0800dd0

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi282.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk254%2FMoosh89%2Fhudsonpax20124.png&hash=0e3d962e061cf4bbee424bcaa9bf1a70df712ecd

    Apone:

    (Someone can lighten this up)
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi282.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk254%2FMoosh89%2Faponepax2012.png&hash=fe91e8461b98e858ef626fb99d1a5b6e46609c1a


    and look!!!

    A new set of armour to pick up!

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi282.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk254%2FMoosh89%2Fnewarmourpickuppax2012.png&hash=462bb2c93f376440a940e5d789f969f740d31df2
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