Aliens: Colonial Marines News (Xbox360)

Gearbox dismisses Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit as "beyond meritless"

Posted: 03.05.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Sega and Gearbox had been named in a class-action lawsuit over having deceived the public with an E3 2012 build and trailers of Aliens: Colonial Marines that turned out to be nothing like the finished product. Sega had even admitted the trailers were misleading.

Timegate Studios files for bankruptcy

Posted: 03.05.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Timegate Studios, which developed the Kohan series, Section 8 and the unfortunate Aliens: Colonial Marines with Gearbox, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy thanks to the fraud suit filed against it.

SEGA and Gearbox in Aliens: Colonial Marines "falsely advertised" lawsuit

Posted: 01.05.2013 by Technet2k

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Attorneys are on the march as a lawsuit is launched against SEGA and Gearbox Software for 'unrepresentative trade show demos' regarding Aliens: Colonial Marines, which took place at PAX and E3 2011.

The lawsuit targets game levels, AI behaviour and visual fidelity not present in the final version. Review embargos led to the gamers who pre-ordered 'left in the dark' as to the discrepancies.

SEGA acknowledges trailers 'not reflective' of Aliens: Colonial Marines

Posted: 03.04.2013 by Technet2k

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The UK's Advertising Standards Agency has received a response from SEGA Europe with the publisher admiting game trailers "did not accurately reflect the final content" of Aliens: Colonial Marines.

However, as SEGA has "agreed to amend or withdraw" advertising for the game, the ASA won't be pursuing a formal investigation. SEGA "weren't aware of issues" when airing the trailers.

Dead Space 3 #1 US seller in February, Black Ops 2 beats Crysis 3

Posted: 15.03.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Dead Space 3 was the king of best-selling games in the US for the month of February 2013, according to the NPD. Crysis 3 came in third but was viewed as underperforming as it couldn't beat Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in sales; the latter had been released back in November 2012.