Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Goes Multiplayer

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  1. MajorDomo

    MajorDomo [H]ard as it Gets

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    There’s more teasing going on with the Colonial Marines than at last year’s junior prom. :D At last we see the light at the end of the tunnel for the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines, which is now set for February 12th, 2013. To keep gamers interest up, Gearbox/Sega is still rolling out teaser trailers like this “Escape”. Colonial Marines will be available on PS3, Xbox and PC platforms.
     
  2. Negative Decibel

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  3. Kinsaras

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    I'm cool with that!
     
  4. Rusty4560

    Rusty4560 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Anything Aliens is okay with me!
     
  5. Shodin10k

    Shodin10k Gawd

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    for the love of god, let us be able to duck >< (newest AvP didn't let you duck fyi)
     
  6. LastQuestion

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    Rather amusing you linked a video uploaded with a Russian description and less than 50 views :p
     
  7. awsiemieniec

    awsiemieniec Gawd

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    4 v 4? Naw. Marines have an advantage with ranged weapons. True that aliens have advantage in CQB, but still, I think it should be 4M v 12A. (?)
     
  8. awsiemieniec

    awsiemieniec Gawd

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    Plus, the marines are in the hive. There are definitely more than just 4 aliens in a hive.
     
  9. Ur_Mom

    Ur_Mom I'm Not Serious

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    I don't mind it that it's like L4D. I loved the Doom mod that gave you the Aliens stuff. "Game over, Man!". This is a dedicated game for Aliens, and it looks pretty f'in awesome. Count me in. I'm an Aliens fan, though.
     
  10. alienz

    alienz Limp Gawd

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    @awsiemieniec I don't think they're going for realism here. :)
     
  11. Kinsaras

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    Here is some info. Sounds like they pulled the hunter and spitter from L4D
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    http://www.examiner.com/article/big-reveals-new-aliens-colonial-marines-trailer

    The Marines must survive the entire match without dying. Therefore, teamwork is a must for the human side of the battle as you should be looking out for your teammates as much as you are looking out for yourself. Once they get to the "evacuation point" in the map, then the Marines would get the victory.

    On the opposite side of the match is the Xenomorph squad which will be controlled by 4 players. And they will just keep on coming. To make it interesting there are additions to this group than the Xenomorph "Soldiers" that are best known from the James Cameron "Aliens." Gearbox has included a few new faces to help create chaos for the opposing Marine unit.


    Video: Aliens: Colonial Marines "Escape" Reveal TrailerThe first is the "Lurker," which is designed to be an extremely mobile and frustrating target to hit. It is also said to be "able to pin Marines to the ground," making any Marine's day a little less than pleasant. It could be assumed that this class could be very low on the attack and/or the defensive scale as that tends to be the norm when it comes to agility classes.

    Another newcomer is the "Spitter." This class can use long range attacks to either damage or - better yet - distract the Marine forces attempting to escape. It's safe to believe that this class could be the most damaging to both the physical and the mental condition of the Marines. The concept of an Alien spitting acid isn't new to the Alien franchise. However, this is the first time there will be a Xenomorph that is specifically known for its acid-spitting capabilities, especially since the Xeno's design makes it unique from the others so it's recognizable to opposing forces
     
  12. FuzzyPoncho

    FuzzyPoncho Limp Gawd

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    This game has been delayed/suspended so many times I have little hope that the game will turn out better than the latest AVP game.. :)
     
  13. Kinsaras

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    I've been following it pretty closely. I'm pretty sure the last delay was mostly to get it away from BLOPS2 and all the other huge releases this fall. Anyway I'm hoping Gearbox doesn't let me down.
     
  14. lenardo

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    It is also coming for the WiiU.

    which- according to Gearbox, will be the best looking/performing of the - console- bunch :) pc - probably not.

    plus who wouldn't want the wiiu gamepad to be the scanner....
     
  15. Johnny_Utah

    Johnny_Utah Limp Gawd

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    I'm with you bro!

    This looks like fun and the sounds/weapons everything brings me back to ALIENS. I'm IN.


    Ripley: They cut the power.
    Hudson: What do you mean, "*They* cut the power"? How could they cut the power, man? They're animals! "
     
  16. kuyaglen

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    There have better be a "nuke from orbit" event.
     
  17. Outamyhead

    Outamyhead [H]ardness Supreme

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    It's the only way to be sure.
     
  18. Godmachine

    Godmachine [H]ardForum Junkie

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    And? You are acting like that's a bad thing? Have you ever seen Aliens? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Dan_D

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    I really hope not. I can't stand Left 4 Dead.
     
  20. tubular

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    Anybody else notice that the shotgun sounds like somebody beating a metal trashcan lid with a stick? The assault rifle sound is vintage, so I'm fine with that, but the other weapons all sound like crap.
     
  21. Negative Decibel

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    It is a bad thing... Why? Because I love L4d and L4D2. There is no way that this game will ever live up to my expectations. The fact that its aliens, well that's just awesome. The game play has potential to be shite. I've learned long ago, that just because you are a fan of a movie or a particular character, and even if the trailer for the game looks totally BAMF; the game is going to suck. I'll wait for the reviews.
     
  22. Red Falcon

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    Did none of you ever have a LAN party with AVP2?
    Seriously, the aliens kick ass, you can keep your wimpy-ass marines! :D
     
  23. Netrat33

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    They are the sound effects straight from the movie. They acquired the rights to everything for this game. So you hate the movie too.
     
  24. MavericK

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    I don't think you've ever played any of the other games...
     
  25. Creepingdeath1977

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    Yea I read awhile back in an interview with Randy Pitchford that Aliens is one of his all time favorite movies and he's pretty much throwing the kitchen sink and then some with this project. Acquiring all the rights, etc...If you've seen ALIENS a 100 times like I haven you can tell from the pulse rifle to the the aliens screams that their straight from ALIENS.

    I'm looking forward to this game more than any other in the near future, I just want the singleplayer to be great since it's supposed to feel the gap between ALIENS and ALIEN 3.
     
  26. SiXiam

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    But compared to Aliens, Alien 3 was horrible! Let us hope it stays on the far left of that gap! ;)
     
  27. Bamboo

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    I was thinking the same thing.

    I saw Aliens with my dad in the theater. I got popcorn, soda, candy, etc.. When the movie was over I realized I hadn't eaten any of it. For me, Aliens was mind blowing. It's still an awesome action/horror movie unless, you have seen it 50 times like I have. I would pay triple to see a movie like that again.

    The only other movie that suprised me like that was, Saving Private Ryan. I had no idea that movie would be so awesome when I saw it. -Not the same genre I know

    Well, there was also walking home from elementary school and seeing a bootleg Betamax tape with the words "Star Wars" written on it. "Hey Dad, Whats Star Wars?"

    Ahh good times.:p
     
  28. CaptNumbNutz

    CaptNumbNutz Bulls[H]it Master

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    OMG, I seriously cannot wait for this game. This is only one multiplayer game mode. It shares a lot with L4D series, thats for sure. In retrospect though, L4D shared many aspects of AVP2 multiplayer also.

    However, they need to bring back the awesomeness that was AVP and AVP2 multiplayer. The aliens were lightning quick, and could do everything from walk on walls and ceiling to going through secret corridors to get to other places on the map that the marines couldn't get to. I remember playing in massive servers and being able to ambush in packs. You also had to do the entire Alien life cycle, and IIRC eventually someone morphed into the Queen who would demolish everything in her path kind of like the tank from L4D.
     
  29. sleepeeg3

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    It sounds repetitive.
     
  30. sleepeeg3

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    That was an option on some servers if you went on a killing spree. I forgot about that. Really cool.

    The new AvP was dumbed down for consoles. Too bad, because it had solid graphics.
     
  31. Monkey God

    Monkey God Mangina Full of Sand

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    The video shows narrow FOV and clunky targeting....consolitis infection detected.