• <h2>The History of The Hunt, An Interview With Peter Briggs – AvP Galaxy Podcast #130</h2><span class='featuredexcerpt'>We have just uploaded the 130th episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! For our latest episode Corporal Hicks and Xenomorphine […]</span>
  • <h2>AvP Galaxy Gets Hands-On With Preview Of Aliens: Fireteam Elite With 15 Minutes of Gameplay!</h2><span class='featuredexcerpt'>We’ve got just about a month to go until the release of Aliens: Fireteam Elite, the new co-op survival shooter by Cold Iron Studios. After only hearing […]</span>
  • <h2>AvP Galaxy Reviews Aliens: Infiltrator</h2><span class='featuredexcerpt'>I don’t think it’s a secret that I’ve really been enjoying Titan’s Alien novels. As of Alien: Into Charbydis, Titan has now been responsible for publishing the […]</span>

Corporal Hicks


Biography

My name is Aaron Percival - although I go by the handle Corporal Hicks in the Aliens/vs/Predator community - and I'm the co-administrator of AvPGalaxy. I also work specifically as editorial doing news posts, interviews, articles, etc and handle public relations for the website. I also host and edit the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast.

I first saw the first half of Aliens on my 5th birthday after going on the Aliens - Ride at the Speed of Fright 4D cinema at American Adventure. It gave me nightmares for 5 years until I finally saw the film in its entirety and became obsessed with the franchise.

I have worked on various Aliens vs Predator websites since 2003 when I learnt HMTL over a weekend and created a website called AvPWorld. In retrospect it was a terrible looking website but it further enhanced my love of the franchise and the online community. I became a newsposter for AbsoluteAvP (previously AvP2.net) later that year.

In 2005 I eventually decided to close AvPWorld and take on a more editorial role working for the re-incarnate version of AvPNews hosted on GameGossip. Unfortunately the administrator left and I was left to run an entire website by myself again. Following the AICN script review of Aliens vs. Predator 2 I eventually lost the heart and left AvPNews in April of 2006.

When I was contacted by Darkness in November 2006 about using my articles & reviews for AvPGalaxy, I volunteered to join him as permanent staff and have been here ever since.

I have a very open mind when it comes to the franchise so I enjoy reading the various comics and novels so I can experience other stories outside of the films. I enjoy attending various conventions and playing numerous games based on the series.

During my time working on Alien vs. Predator Galaxy I've had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the Alien Encounters: 25 Years of Aliens Convention. I've been featured in a documentary about Alien fandom called Alien Fans by Dennis Lowe. There is also a ship in the Aliens vs. Predator novel trilogy, The Rage War, named after me.

Location

United Kingdom

Recent Posts

Recent Articles


Austin Wintory Previews Aliens: Fireteam Elite Soundtrack!

We’re finally in August and the countdown to Aliens: Fireteam Elite’s August 24th release begins! I briefly mentioned Austin Wintory’s soundtrack in our recent hands-on preview of Cold Iron’s upcoming game. Now the composer has shared a preview of the game’s score! With immense pleasure, I can officially reveal my role as composer in Cold Iron’s new squad shooter ALIENS ... [Read More]

Exclusive Field Intel On Synthetic & Pathogen Enemies in Aliens: Fireteam Elite!

We should all know by now that the Aliens aren’t the only enemies you’ll be coming up against in Aliens: Fireteam Elite when it releases at the end of August. You may have caught a glimpse of the various synthetic units in our recent preview footage, or seen some of the artwork of the Pathogen enemies that Cold ... [Read More]

The History of The Hunt, An Interview With Peter Briggs – AvP Galaxy Podcast #130

We have just uploaded the 130th episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! For our latest episode Corporal Hicks and Xenomorphine are talking to none-other-than Peter Briggs, the screenwriter behind the very first Alien vs. Predator movie script! Peter Briggs poses for an interview with Starlog. We talk about how Peter career direction took ... [Read More]

Updated: “It’s The Ingenuity Of A Human Being Who Won’t Give Up” – Producers John Davis and John Fox Talk Predator 5 Details!

Despite being well into filming, the talk about Dan Trachtenberg’s Predator 5 has been practically non-existent! Now, the film’s producers John Davis and John Fox have broken the silence and dished some details with Collider! According to Collider, the film will be known as Skull, dropping the plurality from the previous title, and will in fact be about ... [Read More]

AvP Galaxy Gets Hands-On With Preview Of Aliens: Fireteam Elite With 15 Minutes of Gameplay!

We’ve got just about a month to go until the release of Aliens: Fireteam Elite, the new co-op survival shooter by Cold Iron Studios. After only hearing rumors about the game since development was announced in January of 2018, the game was finally revealed to us in March of 2021 as Aliens: Fireteam. Now with the recent slight name change ... [Read More]

There Are Some Places In The Universe You Don’t Go Alone, Aliens 35th Anniversary Retrospective – AvP Galaxy Podcast #129

We have just uploaded the 129th episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! Today mark’s the 35th anniversary of Aliens’ general release in the United States and Canada! And to mark the occasion Corporal Hicks, RidgeTop, Xenomorphine and VoodooMagic are back to celebrate 35 years of Aliens! We discuss the circumstances around our ... [Read More]

Isabelle Enters The Hunting Ground! June’s Predator: Hunting Grounds DLC Is Here!

We’ve been expecting her arrival for a while, and now it’s official! Predators’ Isabelle is here to stalk the Hunting Grounds as Illfonic’s paid June DLC! And as with Dutch’s big return to the Predator franchise, Isabelle’s reappearance also comes with Alice Braga returning to voice the character. Our paid DLC pack for this summer re-introduces a fan ... [Read More]

No Cross-Play for Aliens: Fireteam Elite, But Cross-Gen Play & Free Generational Upgrades!

It’s a common question I’ve seen asked about Cold Iron Studio’s upcoming Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Will it support cross-play? Gamespot has given us a definitive answer to that question, having confirmed with Cold Iron Studios that the answer to that question is no. When asked, Cold Iron Studios CEO Craig Zinkievich told GameSpot that “there is currently no ... [Read More]

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Achievements Gives Us Campaign & Difficulty Names, & New Enemy Type!

Now that we’ve got a date to mark in our calendars for Aliens: Fireteam Elite’s release, we’ve also got a look at the game’s achievements. We now know the names of each of the four campaigns, the names of the 4 different difficulty modes and possibly the name of a new enemy category that we glimpsed ... [Read More]

Updated: It’s Official! Aliens: Fireteam Elite Releases August 24th, New Trailer & Pre-Order Incentive

Following on from the Best Buy news this morning, a new trailer for Cold Iron Studio’s new game has confirmed the change in title and the August 24th release date. In addition to the confirmation, we also get a look at a new enemy type and an Engineer’s Pilot Chamber! We’ve also got the announcement of the pre-order ... [Read More]
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