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Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit

Perhaps inevitably, SEGA and Gearbox Software are named as defendants in a lawsuit over Aliens: Colonial Marines, the movie-based first-person shooter that met with a good deal of discontent after its recent release (thanks durandal). Polygon reports the suit was filed in the Northern District of California court by law firm Edelson LLC on behalf of plaintiff Damion Perrine, saying the game was falsely advertised. SEGA Europe has already received a scolding over how the visuals in the game did not live up to what was shown in prerelease trailers, and now this is being taken to the courts in the U.S. They offer the following excerpt from the court papers:

"Each of the 'actual gameplay' demonstrations purported to show consumers exactly what they would be buying: a cutting edge video game with very specific features and qualities," the claim reads. "Unfortunately for their fans, Defendants never told anyone consumers, industry critics, reviewers, or reporters that their 'actual gameplay' demonstration advertising campaign bore little resemblance to the retail product that would eventually be sold to a large community of unwitting purchasers."

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46. Re: Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit May 1, 2013, 15:23 Krovven
 
thestryker wrote on May 1, 2013, 15:02:
Not to mention debacles like d3 and sim city haven't really deterred people

I realize I'm probably in the minority, but D3 wasn't a debacle in my opinion. They had issues for the first day (which a lot of game have). Sim City over a month later is still completely broken. People still have never gotten some of their cities back, some still losing cities. As people lose cities and abandon the game, it breaks regions which fucks over any other player in that region. The Ai is still badly broken and their 2.0 patch created more bugs than it fixed. I really wanted to be enticed to get SimCity, but I luckily didn't bite on pre-ordering that one.

On a related note: I bought Tropico 4 Collection on GMG for $10 and it's exactly what the doctor ordered to fill the SimCity void. I also have Anno 2070, but it's more like the Caesar games (throw in some naval RTS combat and trading), where Tropico is more SimCity style.

D3, I've played for hundreds of hours, have all 5 classes to lvl 60 and still play off and on, and will continue to for a long time. I have not had any major problems with the game since the first few hours of launch day/night.

 
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