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Aliens: Colonial Marines

New Aliens: Colonial Marines Making-Of Video Features More Human vs. Xeno Action

It may be a slow news day today but the fine folks over at Sega have released something that may be worth your time to check out.  The game itself may still be a few months away, but in case you’re excited for Aliens: Colonial Marines then you may want to take a look at this new making-of video.  As per the tradition set forth by the video game industries and the many PR people that occupy it, talking heads are abundant in this new making-of video, but it does give us what we’re most excited for: human vs. xeno combat footage.

Sega Shifts Company Focus, Plans New Software Strategy

Sometimes when a rumor actually pans out it’s a cool occasion since it heralds a new game announcement or simply a cool development that pleases a part of the gaming community. But every once in a while we see a rumor become reality that we never actually wanted to happen since it’s nothing but bad news all around. As rumored earlier this year, Sega has announced a slight restructuring plan that could see the company eventually go the THQ route by focusing on smaller projects.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Hands-On [E3 2012]

Seeing a game in action is one thing but actually getting some hands-on time with it is when things get truly interesting.  It’s fine to see a game be demoed or presented through a pre-recorded video, but grabbing a controller putting a game through its paces is when it’s known if a game is on the track to greatness or if we’ve basically been tricked for the last few months and the game in question is merely a fake gemstone that could pass for the real thing at first but upon closer inspection is a noticeable fake.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Is Finally Given A Release Date

At long last Sega has finally announced a release date for Aliens: Colonial Marines, the oft-delayed Aliens fps game that could either be amazing and give fans of the Aliens franchise everything they want or it could be so bad that being impregnated by a face hugger would be a more enjoyable experience.  Originally set to drop in the first half of 2012, Sega and developer Gearbox Software decided to let Aliens: Colonial Marines bake in the oven a bit more since I guess an estimated four year+ dev time wasn’t enough to ensure the product was in tip top shape.

New Aliens: Colonial Marines Screens and Video May Either Please Or Disappoint You

If there’s one sci-fi FPS game that people seem to be generally excited about its Aliens: Colonial Marines.  Being the franchise that initially started the space marine craze, at least in the world of cinema, Aliens was a kick-ass film and having the opportunity to experience that in a video game is something that may be too good to pass up, even if we’re all sick and tired of dudebro corridor shooters.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition Leaked, Looks Slightly Cool

We may have our first major piece of “it’s kind of cool but is kind of silly junk” video game item of 2012.  The wallets of consumers may be thinning in some respects due to the economy, but that isn’t stopping video game publishers from releasing Collector’s Editions' that feature a $40 mark up so we can partake in the joy of having one extra weapon or a nice statue to collect dust on our shelf.  Today we have what appears to be a leak for the Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector’s Edition, which sadly doesn’t include a mini face hugger.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Preview [PAX Prime 2011]

The somewhat thinly veiled drama that has surrounded Aliens: Colonial Marines is somewhat known, at least it is by gamers such as myself with way too much time on their hands.  After debuting with a strong positive reaction in an issue of Game Informer magazine, Aliens: Colonial Marines drifted away into the far recesses of space – much like Ripley at the end of the first Alien movie.  Even more disheartening was the fact that Sega reportedly had developer Gearbox Software put the game on the back burner due to having reservations about the status of the Aliens franchise in the vi

First Footage Of Aliens: Colonial Marines Is Glimpsed In This Terrifying New Trailer

Some gamers may have totally cast Aliens: Colonial Marines aside since the game seemingly seemed to be in development stasis mode for four years.  Not only did the long development time and lack of media put a damper on the hype for Aliens: Colonial Marines but the whole issue of the game being based on a pre-existing license probably has some gamers being a bit skeptical. 

Aliens: Infestation For The Nintendo DS Is Officially Announced And Dated

Thought to be long dead, Aliens: Infestation for the Nintendo DS thankfully came back to life, almost in a surprise way akin to a sole xenomorph messing things up Alien 3 style (that intro still has me pissed nearly twenty years later).  As we all saw back in May, an Australian government certification website revealed that Aliens: Infestation for the DS was still alive and kicking and now Sega has officially announced the project.

Aliens: Colonial Marines - Preview [E3 2011]

There are some things that are just sacred when it comes to the world of video games and films.  It may not happen all the time, but occasionally we’re lucky to receive a film that comes along and immediately makes an impression on all of us that is so strong that its influence spans decades instead of fizzling out shortly after release.  Films like Star Wars, TRON and Indiana Jones have made an impression on the film community and video games as well, with a noticeable inspiration of sorts being the Indiana Jones vibe present in Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series.

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