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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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12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:45 Cutter
 
Ad what did we all say with the first trailer? This is going to suck...hard.
 
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11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:40 nin
 
MoonSpook wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 09:39:
I actually think this game might go down in history as being as infamous - and possibly moreso - than Duke Nukem Forever and Daikatana.

Oh, I doubt it will beat those two. Way too much smacktalk and promises associated with them.

edit: It does make you wonder what's up at gearbox, though. They treat their own IP decent, while dumping out stuff acquired from previous devs. Guess it was a quick cash grab.


 
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10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:39 InBlack
 
...and this is how Gearbox ruins another great franchise by releasing a totally mediocre game...  
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9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:39 MoonSpook
 
I actually think this game might go down in history as being as infamous - and possibly moreso - than Duke Nukem Forever and Daikatana.  
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8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:37 nin
 

Somebody get Darks in here! Tell him to bring the pinata!

 
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7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:34 Verno
 
I'm glad I waited, I figured this would be a 60 or 70s scoring game based on the preview footage and was surprised to see the reviews when the embargo lifted this morning. Maybe the MP will salvage some value for the people who preordered.  
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6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:34 BadIronTree
 
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/aliens-colonial-marines 47/100  
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5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:32 SpectralMeat
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 09:28:
This is why I dont preorder games as a general rule. Can someone who bought and is currently playing the game be bothered to write a few sentences regarding their experience so far?
Just check out the Steam forum for this game.
Doesn't look pretty.
 
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4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:32 InBlack
 
3/10, 5/0, 2.5/10....holy shit! No punches pulled with these reviews....hahah...well now I really want to read a few lines from those here who preordered?  
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3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:30 nin
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 09:28:
This is why I dont preorder games as a general rule. Can someone who bought and is currently playing the game be bothered to write a few sentences regarding their experience so far?

Here ya go.

 
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2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:28 InBlack
 
This is why I dont preorder games as a general rule. Can someone who bought and is currently playing the game be bothered to write a few sentences regarding their experience so far?  
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1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:26 nin
 

In space, no one can hear their wallet being raped.

 
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