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Submitted by zerocrossing 671d ago | opinion piece

Jimquisition A-LIE-ns: Colonial Marines

Sterling walks through Gearbox's walkthrough of Aliens: Colonial Marines.

That is, the Aliens: Colonial Marines Gearbox wanted the world to believe in, not the one that actually happened.

While demo footage is not representative of the final product, it isn't supposed to be more polished, better animated, boast superior features and be almost entirely comprised of sequences that never happen in the game. A vertical slice of gameplay? A reasonable excuse ... if the gameplay being sliced as actual gameplay, and not an entire fabrication. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Godmars290  +   672d ago
So is this just a general case of misrepresentation, or just the PC crowd being lied to?

Was this presented as being what was going to be on all platforms, or just PC?
zerocrossing  +   672d ago
We were led to believe this footage was going to be present on all platforms and was actual gameplay showing events that would appear in the final product... 90% percent of it is a lie, the graphics and animations in this trailer seem to have been fabricated solely to sell the game.

It's a promotional trailer disguised as a gameplay video, Gearbox appears to have made no effort to inform the fans that what they were seeing was only representative of the final product and would not appear in the retail version.
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fossilfern  +   671d ago
The demo looks 100x better in terms of graphics and gameplay
DevilishSix  +   671d ago
The demo is the game that was wanted by fans and players. It is obvious the demo was not taken from the final game because the demo is of much higher quality.

The bigger concern is getting over this idea that somehow misrepresentation is ok and shrug it off like "hey you got me you kidder". Actually in alot of other areas of life, misrepresentation is FRAUD and people go to JAIL because of it. This demo was used to lure gamers into buying this game and the demo was not a fair representation of the final product. The demo was great and the final game is crap. That is fraud and stealing gamers money.

Since the demo is of public record and the final product is out, Someone should get a class action lawsuit going on this right away so everyone can have an option to get their money back.
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The_Klank  +   671d ago
I don't know what to say, it kinda reminds me of the Killzone Cg trailer but even so, this was taking it to a whole new sleazy level. This is THE trailer that got me excited for this game, I'm just glad that I waited for the reviews.

For anyone that got suckered in by this I feel bad for them and Gearbox should be ashamed of themselves.
How often do we see a work in progress 'build' of a game become much worse when the game is released?
Does that ever happen?
aliengmr  +   671d ago
I wonder if the DEMO was actually interactive.

IMO that DEMO crosses a line in misrepresenting the final game. Pitchford makes it sound as though he is actually playing the game and thus leads one to believe that this will be in the final version.

Whether you like the game or not, this seemingly deliberate misrepresentation shouldn't happen.

Star Wars 1313 did the same exact thing. It was playable by all accounts, but it was still a sequence designed entirely for demo purposes. The characters weren't final, just stand-ins. Best keep the A:CM DEMO in mind when getting hyped for SW:1313.
deadfrag  +   671d ago
This just shows that Randy.P is a liar,and gearbox a above average team!Getting this kind of lies to gamers is just awfull,and a way of getting people to buy a false promoted game in order to fill Randy pockets!It showns how low this guy is!I hope he burns he really needs to be spankying hard. Im against violence but Randy and guys like this diserves to get punch in the face hard!Fuc%ing SOAB!
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