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Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines

SEGA announces that Aliens: Colonial Marines is now available worldwide, offering a new first-person shooter set in the Aliens sci-fi setting for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, with a WiiU edition coming at some future date. Here's the official launch trailer for the game, and here's word:

SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe Ltd., Gearbox Software and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products® today announced that its highly buzzed-about blockbuster Aliens™: Colonial Marines video game is now available on store shelves across the globe for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows® PC. A release date for the announced Wii U™ version will be revealed at a later time.

Pitting players against the universe’s deadliest killing machine, the Xenomorph, Aliens: Colonial Marines is the official video game continuation to one of Sci-Fi’s most renowned movie franchises. As the authentic addition to the ALIENS canon, the game’s stunning visuals and adrenaline pumping action will deliver a breathtakingly immersive four-player drop-in drop-out cooperative campaign and four expansive competitive multiplayer modes – Escape, Team Deathmath, Survivor and Extermination.

The critical reception for the game so far has been pretty negative, and Eurogamer notes a this tweet and this one from sleuth superannuation pointing to this post from last year that he disregarded at the time. This includes a comment from someone claiming to be an ex-developer on the project saying at the time development had "been a total train wreck," and that Gearbox was only developing the multiplayer portion of a game primarily designed by TimeGate Studios.

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158. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 13, 2013, 13:40 SpectralMeat
netnerd85 wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 13:29:
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 13:01:
netnerd85 wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 12:57:
I think it's difficult to sit back and watch people bash a game you like,
Then don't, just skip the thread and move on. Enjoy your game.
Do you start arguing about everything in your life that you like and others don't?
What's the point? Will you enjoy your game more if John Doe on the internet agrees with you?
Lol, you're talking to someone who has actually convinced someone that a game isn't as bad as he and others thought So, yeah... victories are few and far between but they can be turned!

But to be clear I have no intention of defending this game or be seen to be defending it

However, Darks and anyone else has a right to express their opinion, just as much as anybody. Negative != Right, it's just another point of view. People are trying to convince Darks and others it's crap, by saying "see look at the reviews". Anyone is allowed to counter that.

Why bother? It's a sense of injustice. If you feel something is being wrongly attacked, you step in and stand up for it. Other than that it's just about joining a discussion and having your voice heard.
If I like a game, I don't need others approval or confirmation that it is a good game. I really liked Supreme Commander 2 and Homefront for example that others hated here. Never stopped me from having fun with it regardless of the general feedback from the community.
I also got Starcraft and World of Warcraft and hated both, but millions of others love those games.
To me it is not a victory or loss as in a battle, it is my opinion vs others. Do you agree with me or not on a game doesn't change my enjoyment of the game nor my opinion on it. But that's just me.
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