By Alexa Ray Corriea on May 03, 2013 05.03.13
Silicon Knights' survival horror title Eternal Darkness will have a spiritual successor, Shadow of the Eternals, with details and a crowdfunding campaign set to launch Monday. However, an internet cache for a Shadow of the Ancients crowdfunding campaign might shed more light on the project. Gearbox says the lawsuit against it and publisher Sega for falsely advertising Aliens: Colonial Marines is a "frivolous litigation." Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag lead scriptwriter Darby McDevitt tells us the game's story will be one of "immorality and repentance," and Arkane Studios' Ricardo Bare and Harvey Smith speak about their new fiction novels. Eternal Darkness spiritual sucessor teased, reveal and crowdfunding campaign launch May 6 Eternal Darkness spiritual successor will be episodic,...
By Chris Plante on Feb 12, 2013 02.12.13
View this Today I Played as a travel journal. Join me on a journey into the darkness, where aliens move like humans and humans move like aliens. Behold the view from inside my colleague's animated face. Gasp as stray combustible barrels detonate my character's body like a water balloon full of strawberry soda. Video should help you better comprehend the flaws of Aliens: Colonial Marines. They are numerous. Some are painful, others are frustrating and a few are, intentionally or not, hilarious. If you had to choose, would you live in a world with Aliens video games or Aliens GIFs? Let me know in the comments section. And watch previous Today I Played videos here.
By Samit Sarkar on Feb 07, 2013 02.07.13
Aliens: Colonial Marines launches in five days, and publisher Sega released an extended cut of the game's "Contact" cinematic trailer today to continue building anticipation for the game, a canonical sequel to the film Aliens. Sega originally released the "Contact" trailer just over a year ago. The trailer is scored to the haunting sounds of Clint Mansell's "Welcome to Lunar Industries," a piece from the soundtrack to the Duncan Jones film Moon. It takes viewers through the U.S.S. Sulaco, a spaceship, with scenes illustrating the Xenomorph infestation of the vessel and the Colonial Marines' futile attempts to fight off the creatures. Colonial Marines' score was composed by Kevin Riepl, who also did the music for the original Gears of War. Aliens: Colonial Marines, developed by...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 30, 2013 01.30.13
A new trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines showcases the different abilities, classes and tactical choices players will be able to make during multiplayer matches. Xeno players will be able to chose from three different classes, each with their own moves. The Smoke Screen ability, for example, will allow players to conceal their position. Xenos can also spit acid as a primary mode of attack. Marines can revive fallen teammates and use a variety of weapons, ranging from flamethrowers to shotguns. You can watch the trailer above. Aliens: Colonial Marines is scheduled for a Feb. 12 release for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC, with Wii U releasing at a later date. A PC season pass for four DLC packs was revealed today.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jan 24, 2013 01.24.13
The latest trailer for Gearbox Software's Aliens: Colonial Marines asks players to fight back their fear as they touch down on planet LV-426, as well as offers a few points for taking down the xenomorph enemies. "If it moves, kill it," says the trailer's marine sergeant narrator. "If it's not moving, kill it again." Check out the trailer above for a first-person look at what it's like going up against attacking aliens and the large scope of weapons available in players' arsenals. Aliens: Colonial Marines will be released on Feb. 12 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, with a Wii U version to follow at a later date.
By Samit Sarkar on Jan 10, 2013 01.10.13
Gearbox Software's Aliens: Colonial Marines takes place after the film Aliens, and publisher Sega released a new video today that shows off the state of the Alien Hive in the game — particularly, how that location is different from its appearance in Aliens. The Aliens constructed their Hive in the engineering room of the U.S.S. Solaco, a vessel players will have to explore in order to search for missing personnel. The video starts off with a piece of concept art for the Hive, and transitions into the in-game location. Aliens: Colonial Marines is set to be released Feb. 12 on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a Wii U launch to follow at a later date. Check out our most recent preview, which focused on the single-player campaign.
By Samit Sarkar on Jan 02, 2013 01.02.13
Gearbox Software's Aliens: Colonial Marines launches next month, and a trailer released today by publisher Sega encourages interested parties to pre-order the shooter. The trailer intersperses shots of a dark, foreboding planetary base and the aliens crawling through the installation with brief moments of light provided by the Marines' muzzle flashes and flamethrowers. Aliens: Colonial Marines launches Feb. 19 on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a Wii U version to follow at a later date. For more details, check out our preview from last month.
By Dave Tach on Dec 27, 2012 12.27.12
A trailer released today for Aliens: Colonial Marines introduces the space marines allied against the Xenomorph menace in Gearbox Software's upcoming shooter. Check out the trailer above for a glimpse of the game's characters and story. For more on Aliens: Colonial Marines, be sure to check out our impressions from a recent hands-on session.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Dec 20, 2012 12.20.12
A new trailer for Gearbox Software's Aliens: Colonial Marines was released today, comparing film concept art and in-game screenshots of Hadley's Hope, the center of action for James Cameron's first Aliens film. The story for Colonial Marines begins seventeen weeks after the events of the movie, on the Hadley's Hope colony on planet LV-426. In the video posted above, Gearbox shows how the development team strove to build the area identical to its original incarnation, faithfully recreating the game world for players to explore. Aliens: Colonial Marines is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC on Feb. 12.
By Emily Gera on Nov 30, 2012 11.30.12
Gearbox released a new video for the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines depicting the evolution of concept art to in-game environment for the title's Hadley's Hope setting. Hadley's Hope is described as a former human colony on planet LV-426 where all living inhabitants are believed to have been killed. The first-person shooter allows players to take on the role of a member of the United States Colonial Marines, as part of a search and rescue team sent to investigate the U.S.S Sulaco in an attempt to locate Ellen Ripley and fellow colonial marines. Aliens: Colonial Marines is set for release on Feb. 12, 2013, on PC, Xbox 360, Wii U and PlayStation 3.