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"Today, we had to make the difficult decision to let go of some great game developers. This is never easy, and we're doing all we can to assist those developers affected," TimeGate president Adel Chaveleh told Polygon. "TimeGate is preparing, as is the entire industry, for the transition to next-generation consoles and new business models. As part of this reinvention, all projects and strategic initiatives continue to move forward at the studio."

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Wonder if Sega and Gearbox are going to suffer the same fate. I hope Randy loses his job for being a liar.
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Their reputation got a kick to the balls.....should hurt them financially in the long run. I, for one, am not going to purchase another Gearbox game as long as Mr. Pitchford is working for them...and yes, I know, there are more people to blame but, as president, he's the face of that company and he openly lied to his customers.
Edited by h2spartan - 3/5/13 at 7:32pm
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So, what was the big deal with this game, anyway? Looks like another Aliens vs. Predators-type game. You know, that cheap, sleazy console FPS feeling.
   
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So, what was the big deal with this game, anyway? Looks like another Aliens vs. Predators-type game. You know, that cheap, sleazy console FPS feeling.

I think you said it...that was kind of the issue. It was ANOTHER failed attempt for a much needed successful game for the Alien's franchise. Plus the expectations were set so high from those deceptive demo videos (you know, the one in which Mr., Pitchford tauted as actual gameplay) that it was asking to fall flat on its face with their 'console first and forget about pc' mentality. Actually, I think even the consoles could have handled a more graphically intensive game lol
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So, what was the big deal with this game, anyway? Looks like another Aliens vs. Predators-type game. You know, that cheap, sleazy console FPS feeling.

Randy pretty much lied for over a year about how awesome it was going to be, they released video at how amazing it looked and felt (the video vs what we got was night and day difference) and in the end, half the game was cut out, scenenes removed, everything dumbed down, but nothing was ever said until it was realized it was a bait and switch on release.
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.....aside from graphics, the story was lame. The story was an awkward attempt at making it fit in (after the events of the third film) through farfetched and often unexplained answers...
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This is so wrong. A hired studio as Timegate can't be the only damaged so far for this whole fiasco. They actually developed what was seen in the Demo. And right now Pitchford is feeling generous and giving BL2 SHiFTcodes through twitter. SHiFT codes probably stole this morning from a retailer. kookoo.gif

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I think you said it...that was kind of the issue. It was ANOTHER failed attempt for a much needed successful game for the Alien's franchise. Plus the expectations were set so high from those deceptive demo videos (you know, the one in which Mr., Pitchford tauted as actual gameplay) that it was asking to fall flat on its face with their 'console first and forget about pc' mentality. Actually, I think even the consoles could have handled a more graphically intensive game lol

The game demo we saw was the actual game, at that time. Unfortunately it was scrapped due to being overly demanding of "current hardware"...

i.e. console.
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This is so wrong. A hired studio as Timegate can't be the only damaged so far for this whole fiasco. They actually developed what was seen in the Demo. And right now Pitchford is feeling generous and giving BL2 SHiFTcodes through twitter. SHiFT codes probably stole this morning from a retailer. kookoo.gif

Quick guys, grab your pitchforks and start poking Pitchford!! biggrin.gif

Really? How is that constructive to the conversation? Gearbox creates the codes at will, it is their damn game.....they don't need to steal anything.

...

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Just your money after buying ACM!!

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So far, while trying to play the game, all I like is the voice acting. That's all what was well done. Very "true to Aliens" feel to it. I can't play it, though. Far too boring and awkward.
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I hope it's not just TimeGate taking the hits here. Gearbox deserves some fallout for this, and I don't mean community outrage that'll disappear as soon as they release another game (one they could actually be bothered to work on).
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