"In 2001, a fresh faced and optimistic twelve year old (who happened to share my name), picked up a gaming magazine and read an article. The piece managed to bring up a convoluted range of emotions, beginning with joy and excitement and culminating in a weighty sense of disappointment and despair. The article in question concerned a game hitherto unknown to my young self, entitled Aliens: Colonial Marines. It gave a brief description of the development history, informed me of some cool sounding game play elements, teased me with one small, hard to make out screenshot, and then in the very last paragraph informed me of the title’s cancellation. I was hurt."