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31. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Responses May 3, 2013, 14:46 Beamer
DangerDog wrote on May 3, 2013, 14:34:
Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless.

but using fake gameplay footage from a demonstration and putting it in marketing videos that had "100% in game footage" text included is deceptive if not false advertising.

we'll see if the judge thinks it's without merit.

How can you prove it was fake gameplay footage?
Obviously if you have internal documents, but the story we've heard is that, at the time, it was absolutely real gameplay footage. But it didn't run well, was optimized only for what they showed, and it was scaled back considerably.

Here's something people seemed to know in the past but have all forgotten: virtually everything you see at E3 is optimized for the specific moment you're seeing and often running on more powerful hardware than it will ever be played on.

Again, this is an extreme example of this, but the general consensus is that, at E3 last year, Gearbox legitimately thought the game would look like that. They then got the outsourced stuff, saw it was crap, made it even worse, and released it.

But it isn't as if they were showing that footage at launch, were they? We were already seeing the footage that looked like garbage.

Gearbox handled this very poorly and deserves all the crap they're getting, but I don't think this can be proven as "illegal" instead of just "inept and shitty," and this is also just another reason why we haven't seen anything about HL3.
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