Aliens: Colonial Marines Performance and IQ Review @ [H]

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People were warned. Did they listen? Uh no.
"shnerf shnerf i knew it all along."

No you didn't. The one concession I'll make is that it's stupid to pre-order based on a GMG discount when there are no reviews/previews out yet. Last time I made that mistake.

But no, the level of bad was NOT anticipated. The smugness was though.
 

DrezKill

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Here's one account of what happened:

http://kotaku.com/5986694/from-dream-to-disaster-the-story-of-aliens-colonial-marines?popular=true

Outsourcing development of a game that was outsourced to you to develop. GG Gearbox.
I was going to post a link to that same article myself. Definitely sheds more light on just WTF actually happened.

Like you said, Gearbox outsourced a game that was outsourced to them to develop. Great fucking idea. Look how well everything turned out.
 

YeuEmMaiMai

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So, what you guys are saying is that my 2008 Core 2 Duo rig can run this game effectively, right?
 

Devistater

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I've been around here a long time, and I think that's the first time I've seen the [H] fail award, lol.
Start reading some of the power supply reviews :)
Example:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/17/diablotek_phd650_650w_power_supply_review/9

I bust out laughing whenever I read this, especially the last page.
OMG, I just did read it again and now I have hiccups.
With the PHD650, Diablotek seemingly tried to polish a turd with a turd and as such we got the expected outcome, a pile of crap.
Funnily enough, that line could apply to ACM if you replace the name and company.
 

mzs_biteme

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Here's one account of what happened:

http://kotaku.com/5986694/from-dream-to-disaster-the-story-of-aliens-colonial-marines?popular=true

Outsourcing development of a game that was outsourced to you to develop. GG Gearbox.
Good article... But once I saw this quote:

"There was really good synergy between both teams about what needed to happen," one source told me. "It was a very love-love situation."

I was like; Abandon ship motherfuckers!!!! This turd is a gonna sink!!!! Every time I read or hear somebody use word "synergy" I scream inside (and sometimes out loud) BULLLLLLLSHIT! Hipster PR assholes....
 

XamediX

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No. No one knew the game was going to be released in the state it was in.

There was concern that it might not be "amazing" but nothing like this.
Are you kidding? Warned how?

The E3 demo and countless previews shown to the press looked NOTHING like the final release. Hell I watched a live stream from IGN with Gearbox dev's and all I thought during the entire stream (which was hours long) was "What THE FUCK??!!!??? This is nothing like the preview builds.."

But since the game was releasing only hours after watching that I didn't want to prejudge. I figured IGN was just running a console build or crappy gaming PC.. NOPE I was right and should have trusted my gut.

We got screwed , without warning of any kind.
"shnerf shnerf i knew it all along."

No you didn't. The one concession I'll make is that it's stupid to pre-order based on a GMG discount when there are no reviews/previews out yet. Last time I made that mistake.

But no, the level of bad was NOT anticipated. The smugness was though.
You all have yourselves to blame for this. Pre-ordering .... for a game with that much drama behind it? Cmon now. Then the initial reviews on day one damn near panned it. No one to blame but yourselves and/or not trusting your gut(common sense).



People were warned. Did they listen? Uh no.
No they did not. Haha. No one wants to believe they made a bad decision on their own. It was obviously the corrupt game developers trying to steal their money.

But honestly I just don't see why people pre-order shit anymore given the high amount entitlement and demand for quality that these gamers put forth. You would figure theyd wait to confirm the quality first.
 

MrAgmoore

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"Aliens: Colonial Marines Performance and IQ Review"

* rolls eyes :rolleyes:, next thread... *
 

MavericK

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No they did not. Haha. No one wants to believe they made a bad decision on their own. It was obviously the corrupt game developers trying to steal their money.
Maybe you should actually read some info about this game before posting douchey remarks. The vast majority of gamers and reviewers alike agree that the game shown as being "100% gameplay" is significantly different from what was delivered.

Yes, pre-ordering was stupid, no one is denying that. But that doesn't absolve Gearbox of guilt, nor does it make it the "gamers' fault" that Gearbox put out a shitty game that was shown as being something completely different.
 

XamediX

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Maybe you should actually read some info about this game before posting douchey remarks. The vast majority of gamers and reviewers alike agree that the game shown as being "100% gameplay" is significantly different from what was delivered.

Yes, pre-ordering was stupid, no one is denying that. But that doesn't absolve Gearbox of guilt, nor does it make it the "gamers' fault" that Gearbox put out a shitty game that was shown as being something completely different.
Like I said, that only applies to people who pre-ordered. Gearbox is not at fault for you buying their game and not liking it. Unless you were hiding under a rock and missed ALLL the reviews on DAY 1 panning the game, you had to have seen something. I didn't buy it after reading the first reviews and given the drama behind it, seemed too DNF-ish. Gearbox is guilty of making a poor game. They are NOT guilty of making people pay for it.

So I actually did "read some info about this game" before I posted my comment. But I understand that your emotional response to someone calling out your bad decision made you see my comment as "douchey". I forgive you. I don't even think "douchey" is a real word now that I think about it. :)

edit: my comment wasn't so much towards you Maverick now that I read back. More so the people complaining about being screwed over. You just noted that people really didn't know and didn't mention that you actually purchased it. So .. yea
 

WaltC

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While this game is not as bad as people make it out to be...you know how the herd mentality goes... but it does look and play like a game from 2008. Pc Gamers want games what push the hardware...you can play this game with a Voodoo2 Sli set up.
By 2008, Voodoo2 SLI was long, long extinct...;) By 2000, both the 3dfx V3 and the V5 5.5k had obsoleted V2 SLI. Just wanted to point out that 2008 was not that long ago. I agree that this game looks like it stinks, royally, though. Gearbox hasn't interested me since "Duke Nukem I Pukem Forever" was released--and for $49.95, too! I didn't care for both releases of Borderlands, either, because the rendering made the games look like 2d cartoons. My "suspension of disbelief" disintegrates in the presence of cartoon graphic styles, and so I find them next to impossible to enjoy. I did sort of like "Blue Shift," though...;)
 

DaRkL3AD3R

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I'm kind of disgusted that you guys undermined the massive 22 minimum FPS gap between the Apples-to-Apples HD7970 vs GTX 680.

Barely holding 60 fps, and having 81 be the bare minimum is a huge difference. It means that when the **** hits the fan and things get crazy on screen, that 60 fps minimum could turn into 45, or 30, while the GTX 680's 81 minimum could turn into 60, or 40. Huge difference and I feel you guys significantly undermined it.
 

polonyc2

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People were warned. Did they listen? Uh no.
exactly...I was planning on getting this but as soon as numerous bad previews and reports of a crappy game started coming out I decided to hold off on buying it...the signs were all there and some people just chose to ignore them
 

TheReproducer

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Apologies if someone has mentioned it but I'm pretty sure AvP 2010 was DX11 not 10 as stated in conclusions of the article.
 

DejaWiz

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So, in a nutshell, Gearbox just released it's own twist on id Software's crowning accomplishment titled Rage.

Awesome. I will maybe give this some serious thought when I can pick it up off Steam for <= $5. Maybe.
 

mzs_biteme

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So, in a nutshell, Gearbox just released it's own twist on id Software's crowning accomplishment titled Rage.

Awesome. I will maybe give this some serious thought when I can pick it up off Steam for <= $5. Maybe.
That should take exactly, hmmmmmm, a MONTH!!!! ;)
 

FoBZY

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whats with all the console hate? not all games look and play like crap on consoles
 

Dangman

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whats with all the console hate? not all games look and play like crap on consoles
Just think of the love people have for their sports teams. It's basic human nature to hate the other team.
 

EquaLiZr

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I "got" this game a few weeks ago and only played the first level then deleted it. End thread :(
 

TroyX

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Min fps on nvidia cards are double of that of amd cards, like ive been saying all along, the fps on amd cards have been erradic for the last 4 years.
 

xbiker321

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Lol^ With that graphics mod I posted, the game looks decent.. definitely not great. But if the gameplay was better I'd love this game.
 
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