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More Competitions! Plus XP Giving Away Anarchy Reigns and Aliens Colonial Marines Goodies

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Plus XP are offering up various SEGA-related goodies that include a copy of Anarchy Reigns, Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC content as well as an Aliens: Colonial Marines t-shirt and bandana.

Click here to see full details of the competition and how to enter. The competition closes on March 28th 2013.

Aliens Colonial Marines: Please Sir, Can We Patch It More?

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Another Aliens: Colonial Marines patch has been rolled out for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. Check out the patch notes below:

Xbox 360

General

•Added additional safeguards to better protect save data.
•Resolved an issue where a player’s level could sometimes appear incorrect when backing out of a party.
•Addressed several scenarios under which players could spawn without a weapon.
•Changes to better prevent audio from sometimes cutting out during end of mission cinematics.
•Fixed issue where Xeno death animation was not properly calculating momentum of the killing blow.
•Smart Gun animation now properly tracks targets.
•Addressed some instances where Xenos would display erratic animations.
•Increased light radius for player’s shoulder lamp.
•Adjusted aim assist to better reflect player input.
•Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Campaign

•Tweaked enemy and friendly AI to be more aggressive and responsive.
•Modified campaign difficulty to account for improved AI responsiveness.
•Improved enemy collision detection regarding doors and Power Loader.
•Players will no longer bleed out immediately when downed in a Power Loader.

Versus

•Increased duration of Lurker Pounce Challenge “Cat-Like Reflexes” from 10 to 20 seconds.
•Fixed issue where certain multiplayer challenges would not unlock properly for all characters.
•Crusher pick-ups now correctly appear as highlighted for clients.

PS3

General

•Added additional safeguards to better protect save data.
•Resolved an issue where a player’s level could sometimes appear incorrect when backing out of a party.
•Addressed several scenarios under which players could spawn without a weapon.
•Changes to better prevent audio from sometimes cutting out during end of mission cinematics.
•Fixed issue where Xeno death animation was not properly calculating momentum of the killing blow.
•Smart Gun animation now properly tracks targets.
•Addressed some instances where Xenos would display erratic animations.
•Increased light radius for player’s shoulder lamp.
•Adjusted aim assist to better reflect player input.
•Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Campaign

•Tweaked enemy and friendly AI to be more aggressive and responsive.
•Modified campaign difficulty to account for improved AI responsiveness.
•Improved enemy collision detection regarding doors and Power Loader.
•Players will no longer bleed out immediately when downed in a Power Loader.

Versus

•Increased duration of Lurker Pounce Challenge “Cat-Like Reflexes” from 10 to 20 seconds.
•Fixed issue where certain multiplayer challenges would not unlock properly for all characters.
•Crusher pick-ups now correctly appear as highlighted for clients.

[Source: Eurogamer]

PC Patch for Aliens: Colonial Marines Rolled Out

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

More patches for Aliens: Colonial Marines! This time the PC version gets a hefty 3.8GB patch to address a huge list of bugs and issues that you can see below:

General

•Improved texture resolution.
•Various visual improvements.
•Added mouse smoothing to options menu.
•Fixed crashes tied to launch and motion tracker.
•Added additional safeguards to better protect save data.
•Resolved an issue where a player’s level could sometimes appear incorrect when backing out of a party.
•Addressed several scenarios under which players could spawn without a weapon.
•Changes to better prevent audio from sometimes cutting out during end of mission cinematics.
•Fixed issue where Xeno death animation was not properly calculating momentum of the killing blow.
•Smart Gun animation now properly tracks targets.
•Addressed some instances where Xenos would display erratic animations.
•Increased light radius for player’s shoulder lamp.
•Adjusted aim assist to better reflect player input.
•Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause co-op player revival to not work under certain circumstances.
•Addressed issues with players not spawning into a level properly.
•Fixed a marine player invincibility exploit.
•Resolved several instances where players could walk or fall outside of maps.
•Addressed an issue where Ripley’s Flamethrower (bonus content) would sometimes fire continuously without player input.
•Fixed an issue that could cause localized text to sometimes display incorrectly.
•Addressed an issue where weapon ammunition was not always highlighted properly.
•General user interface improvements.
•Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Campaign

•Tweaked enemy and friendly AI to be more aggressive and responsive.
•Modified campaign difficulty to account for improved AI responsiveness.
•Improved enemy collision detection regarding doors and Power Loader.
•Addressed some issues that could cause improper warping for co-op players.
•Various tweaks to address instances where NPC characters would not always properly navigate to objectives.
•Players will no longer bleed out immediately when downed in a Power Loader.

Versus

•Fixed issues that could cause clients to report inaccurate results and statistics.
•Addressed instances where a map would appear to “pop in” when loading into a new match.
•New Xeno appearance customization added.
•Multiplayer teams should now correctly auto-balance between rounds.
•Increased duration of Lurker Pounce Challenge “Cat-Like Reflexes” from 10 to 20 seconds.
•Fixed issue where certain multiplayer challenges would not unlock properly for all characters.
•Crusher pick-ups now correctly appear as highlighted for clients.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Further Bugfixes in new Aliens: Colonial Marines 360 Patch

Friday, March 8th, 2013

The Xbox 360 version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been patched to address various issues and bugs.

Gearbox have assured players of the PC and PS3 versions that “updates for Aliens: Colonial Marines on PC and PlayStation 3 are on the way as well – notes will be posted as they become available.”

You can see the full patch notes below:

General:

■Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause co-op player revival to not work under certain circumstances.
■Addressed issues with players not spawning into a level properly.
■Fixed a marine player invincibility exploit.
■Resolved several instances where players could walk or fall outside of maps.
■Fixed an issue that could cause localized text to sometimes display incorrectly.
■Addressed an issue where weapon ammunition was not always highlighted properly.
■Addressed some issues where multiplayer / co-op clients could see interactive objects displayed in a different state.
■Fixed a bug affecting voiceovers with the Firing Range bonus content.
■Addressed an issue where Ripley’s Flamethrower (bonus content) would sometimes fire continuously without player input.
■Addressed a rare issue that could cause Achievements to not unlock properly.
■General user interface improvements.
■Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Campaign:

■Addressed some issues that could cause improper warping for co-op players.
■Various tweaks to address instances where NPC characters would not always properly navigate to objectives.
■Added safeguards to prevent players from using a weapon in the weapons-suppressed portion of “One Bullet.”
■Modified Bella and Reid’s behavior in “No Hope in Hadley’s” to prevent them from spawning at the wrong point.

Versus:

■Fixed issues that could clients to report inaccurate results and statistics.
■Addressed instances where a map would appear to “pop in” when loading into a new match.
■Addressed an issue that was could cause stutter when opening the multiplayer scoreboard.
■Switching profiles while in a lobby now returns players to the title screen immediately.
■Multiplayer teams should now correctly auto-balance between rounds.
■New Xeno appearance customization added.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Anonymous TimeGate Employees Spill The Beans on Aliens: CM’s Troubled Development

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Eurogamer have unveiled a feature that sources various anonymous TimeGate Studios employees who reveal the troubled development of Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Key points include:

– “when TimeGate began to work on Colonial Marines – then codenamed Pecan – as it became apparent that Gearbox had ignored the game for years. According to three staffers, Gearbox had focused the vast majority of its efforts on Duke Nukem Forever, Borderlands, and Borderlands 2.”
– “It’s unclear exactly how much of Gearbox’s work TimeGate was able to salvage with one source claiming that the studio decided to start fresh”
– “TimeGate was the only developer actively working on Colonial Marines starting at the end of 2010.”
– “Both Gearbox and TimeGate also operated very differently. “You could not pick two companies whose general workflow is more diametrically opposed,” said one source”
– “The game feels like it was made in nine months,” said a source who worked on the project. “That’s because it was.”

Read the full feature at Eurogamer by clicking here.

Video Spotlight: Demo to Final Game Comparison of Aliens Colonial Marines

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Videogamer.com have released an interesting comparison video featuring the Aliens: Colonial Marines hands-off demo and the final version of the game. The results are staggeringly different with the demo including better lighting effects and higher quality textures. Check it out below:

[Source: Eurogamer]

Aliens: Colonial Marines is the UK Number One Game

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Despite negative critical reception, the public have chosen Aliens: Colonial Marines as the number one best selling UK game last week. It’s also the year’s biggest selling number one game so far.

Other SEGA games in the All Format Top 40 are Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at number 9, Football Manager 2013 at number 18 and Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games at number 31.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Rumours That Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii-U Has Been Cancelled “Not True”

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Eurogamer have reached out to SEGA for a comment regarding internet rumours that Aliens: Colonial Marines has been cancelled for Wii-U.

Their response? “It’s not true. We haven’t announced the release date for it yet but that’s it.”

Rumours began last night when Kotaku writer Jason Schreier left a comment saying, “We heard from a tipster about a month ago that the Wii U version had been ‘postponed indefinitely’. We reached out to Sega, and they denied it. I’ll let you guys fill in the blanks there. :)”

SEGA had previously announced that the game was due out in the “launch window” for the Wii-U which lasts up to March. Fingers crossed this is still the case.

NeoGAF users have also noticed that the game’s Amazon listing has also disappeared.

Video Spotlight: Aliens Colonial Marines Ragtime Xeno

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Just watch…

[Source: SEGAShiro on Facebook]

Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched to Correct Numerous Bugs

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines has receieved patches across all 3 platforms to correct the many issues reported by users and critics. You can access a full list of patch notes for all 3 platforms via the links below:

PC update information
Xbox 360 update information
PS3 update information

[Source: Gearbox Software]

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