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Versus – Aliens: Colonial Marines Reveal vs. Reality

July 17, 2015 Written by Alex Co

With Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford making the news once again with his remarks about the highly controversial game Aliens: Colonial Marines, we thought it’s a good idea to air this Versus episode focusing on the game’s reveal, versus what we actually got (reality).

While it’s no secret that the game, for lack of a better word, sucked hard, that wasn’t obvious until we’ve actually played it. The initial reveal gameplay shown by Gearbox brought the atmosphere, and seemed to hit all the right things. Unfortunately, what we saw and what we got were two completely different beasts. 

If you’re one of the many who bought the game, or just saw the real thing, then it’s safe to say that you’ve witnessed one of the industry’s biggest hoodwinking ever. It got so bad that lawsuits were filed even.

Do you agree with our video? What do you make of all this Aliens Colonial Marines controversy? Who should be more liable? SEGA, Gearbox or us, the gamers themselves for being fooled? Sound off and let us know in the comments below.

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Versus is PlayStation LifeStyle’s recurring video series where we we pit a game, franchise, basically anything game-related against another and pick a winner.

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