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Update: Gearbox president Randy Pitchford has finally acknowledged the discrepancy between the Aliens: Colonial Marines hands-off demo and the final game that shipped to lackluster reviews last week.

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I personally hope this bad of a release damages their reputation. Unless the game is Borderlands, it doesn't seem they can do anything right. Heck, I even though BL1 was a complete disaster.
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At least he's finally addressing it.
However, that doesn't change what he did. His behavior was still utterly reprehensible.
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At least he's finally addressing it.
However, that doesn't change what he did. His behavior was still utterly reprehensible.

Agreed. I can't post it because it has a swear word in the article but go to destructoid and look for the article under PC news "Developer: Gearbox lied to SEGA, 2K over Colonial Marines". Pretty interesting stuff. It's, as of now, the 7th article down.
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Duke Nukem wasn't all quality either.. Borderlands is a fun average game.. BiA is also average..

GearBox doesn't deserve the reputation it have..
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Even an explanation at this point will do little to ease the pain of those who preordered it. Unless, of course, they release a complete overhaul of the game...eh, bascially a new game...which won't happen. Besudes, I just want the Aliens franchise to move on in to more capable hands. There are, clearly, much better developers out there.
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Duke Nukem wasn't all quality either.. Borderlands is a fun average game.. BiA is also average..

GearBox doesn't deserve the reputation it have..

They got the rep because they did something completely different with BL1. I thought it was over glorified garbage. The zillion guns thing was really just the same gun with 2% better accuracy and the big awesome guns were just mission prizes and meh. BL2 actually offered a heck of a lot better story and I enjoyed it a considerable amount more, the co-op drop in worked great but they still can't code driving worth a crap.

Anywho...here's some more to read

http://www.destructoid.com/gearbox-looking-at-an-explanation-for-colonial-marines-245968.phtml

He's blocking people like crazy on twitter right now who don't stroke his false ego.
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I personally hope this bad of a release damages their reputation. Unless the game is Borderlands, it doesn't seem they can do anything right. Heck, I even though BL1 was a complete disaster.

BL1 was a complete disaster. A lot of people seem to have lost their memories in hindsight. The gamespy servers were absolutely trash and just anyone who was willing to actually play the game online had to resort to using either hamachi (spotty at best) or gameranger in order to just play COOP. Of course, the campaign was pretty damn mediocre too and only really good for people who enjoy obsessing over randomized drops.
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Ouch lol, someone used the ME3 issue against him

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Has anyone posted or seen this yet?

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Randy-Pitchford-Says-He-Lose-Huge-Amount-Money-From-Aliens-Colonial-Marines-52739.html
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“We have to pay for our education” is what Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford stated in a tweet, trying to run damage control for Aliens: Colonial Marines' terrible reception among gamers and critics. Pitchford also mentions that this whole fiasco will cost him a lot of money

Edited by h2spartan - 2/19/13 at 6:01pm
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As a glass-half-full kind of guy, so I only want positive feelings with my personal twitter. Thanks for understanding!

You're welcome to say whatever you want, of course. Know that I will tend to block users who I believe are not offering value, but injury.

Dear world, please only stroke my ego.
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