the storm doesn't look like a pulse rifle... it IS a pulse rifle. same grip, same frame, same receiver, same heat shield, same magazine(that couldn't even FIT a 5.56), same grenade launcher. it's just a very lazily edited pulse rifle with a pad on the stock, a longer barrel and a really shitty looking scope. it doesn't have an antenna or anything close to something that could communicate with a satellite, as the pulse rifle didn't either. they should have put a proto-smartgun if they wanted to make all that tracking stuff make some sense at least.
the AP... i guess it would work if the one in the website said "coming soon" and it told us it's just a concept render, and by the time of aliens we could asume WY was just using old hardware because they're cheap bastards. but it doesn't. technology is that
stangnant in the Aliens universe.
but the power loader is the worst of all. i mean, we have power loaders right now
. they could have pasted an image of this:
and it would have worked better.
i'm dissapointed at how they prefered to give fan service to casuals than getting creative and show us neat new stuff.