Legendary Sci-Fi conceptual artist, designer, and Self-proclaimed ‘Visual Futurist’ Syd Mead has passed away at age 86. Complications from his three-year battle with lymphoma is being reported as the cause.
Syd Mead is well known among our community for his work on ‘Aliens,’ where he developed the designs for the Sulaco spaceship exterior and interior, as well as concepts for the ... [Read More]
2013 were dark times for gamers within the Alien fandom. After 6 years of waiting, and big talking from Gearbox and Randy Pitchford, Alien fans were subjected to the abysmal disappointment that was Aliens: Colonial Marines. The disappointment was so intense that to this day I refuse to purchase anything that Gearbox has had anything to do with.
But it also ... [Read More]
One of the biggest gripes people had with Aliens: Colonial Marines was the lackluster (to say the least) Xenomorph AI, but now it seems that some of the issues can be traced to a single letter typo.
This was posted
back in October of 2017 by ModDB user jamesdickinson963, who created the TemplarGFX mod that was well-received for its improvements ... [Read More]
Video game documentary channel GVMERS
has just released a investigative look at the ill-fated development of Aliens Crucible, the Aliens Role Playing Game developed by Obsidian Entertainment which was ultimately canceled by publisher Sega in favor of Aliens Colonial Marines.
The video gives a chronicle of the events surrounding the game’s development process and ultimate demise, as well an ... [Read More]
Following on from his recent comments about the lawsuit against Gearbox
and proving once again that Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford, has absolutely no grasp on the reality of why Aliens: Colonial Marines was so hated by fans and critics alike
, Pitchford blamed the terrible response and lawsuit over Aliens: Colonial Marines on the “sadistic” nature of ... [Read More]
Speaking for the first time about the subject since Gearbox was dropped from the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit
to Games Industry.biz
, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said that the lawsuit against Gearbox for the false advertisement of Aliens: Colonial Marines was ” a huge waste of time” and that their standing up against the lawsuit was ... [Read More]
We finally have an update on the long-running Aliens Colonial Marines class action lawsuit which was originally filed in April 2013 by two gamers because of the game’s misleading marketing. We last heard in August 2014 that Sega had agreed to pay out $1.25M in the settlement to gamers who either preordered the game or bought it on day one. ... [Read More]
Following the news last week
that Rebellion’s Aliens vs Predator (2010) and Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines had been removed from Steam, it would now appear that both titles have returned to Steam
. No statement has been offered as to why the titles were removed in the first place or as to why they have now been ... [Read More]
Rebellion’s Aliens vs. Predator and Gearbox Software’s Aliens: Colonial Marines have been pulled from Steam on January 1st, 2015. Both titles are no longer purchasable from Valve’s digital platform but they still can be activated and accessed via your Steam Library.
While no official explanation has been given as to why both games aren’t available through Steam any more, this could ... [Read More]
The revelations just keep coming out regarding the Aliens Colonial Marines class action lawsuit. We last heard earlier in August that Sega had agreed to pay out $1.25 million over the “mis-advertisement” of 2013’s Aliens Colonial Marines game. This week, Sega has filed court documents
saying that Gearbox is just to blame as they are for the marketing ... [Read More]
In a surprising move regarding the Aliens Colonial Marines lawsuit, Sega has now agreed to settle the class action lawsuit against them according to Polygon
at a cost of $1.25m. Of that money, a large amount will be used to pay for legal/admin fees while $2,500 will go to the plaintiff, John Locke and the rest will be used to refund the ... [Read More]
You may remember the class action lawsuit against Gearbox and Sega that was filed in April 2013 by Roger Damion Perrine and John Locke stating both companies falsely advertised Aliens Colonial Marines at various tradeshows. When the game was released in February 2013, critical reception was extremely negative and the graphics were extremely poor compared to how it looked at tradeshows. There were ... [Read More]
Moosh, one of the people behind the drive to create further content for Aliens: Colonial Marines, recently interviewed Dave Flamburis formerly of Demiurge Studios, the team responsible for the Bug Hunt add-on:
“Without passionate fans and player-advocates like you, Melissa, there is no market. This is why we do what we do and, more important, who we do it for. It’s ... [Read More]