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Submitted by HULKGAMECRIT 1019d ago | rumor

Massive Updates May Be On The Way For Aliens Colonial Marines

Gearbox announced day one patches for Aliens: Colonial Marines and now rumors are speculating of a possible 8Gb patch being in the works. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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PopRocks359  +   1019d ago
Well, hey. If they fix the problems the reviews have with it then awesome. Hopefully they can make all versions better. The size for it is bothersome, but hey, a large fix is better than no fix.
guitarded77  +   1019d ago
I seriously doubt there will be an 8gb patch... but yeah, it's all good to fix issues with a patch. However, if it is an 8gb patch (witch it won't be), it will make Team Ninja and TECMO look like a bunch of asshats for reselling Ninja Gaiden 3 to PS3/360 users claiming a patch would be too big to do.
ninjahunter  +   1018d ago
Tell that to BF3, they drop 2-3 gb patches just to balance guns.
Psn800  +   1018d ago
Yeah hope so , I will wait .
Skate-AK  +   1019d ago
Says I don't have permission to view drafts.

On Topic: Holy Crap 8 GB is huge for a patch.
ACEMANWISE  +   1019d ago
What could 8GB of data do? Rehaul the gameplay?
insomnium2  +   1019d ago
MY god this sounds like BS. Why the hell did they push it out the door if it was still this effed up? Post release paching has become such a burden. I'll never buy a game on launch unless it's from a trusted dev.
HULKGAMECRIT  +   1019d ago
I'm speculating on my own experiences, but its possible they could somehow expand the game with that much space being used. I seriously doubt it though because of this Reddit conversation.
Oh_Yeah  +   1018d ago
With an 8gb patch they could change the game in its entirety...instead of it playing the files from the disc, the disc can act as a place holder to activate the vastly improved game. (the patch)
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1019d ago
They could redo all of the Cut-Scenes that people complained about- that would easily take-up a lot of Space.

Thinking about some of the MMO downloads- they can make a huge difference over the original game.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   1018d ago
Anybody know how much GB needed to install on PS3? 8GB is pretty big for a patch so maybe they are fixing most the issues that plague this game.
Skate-AK  +   1018d ago
2.7 GB
BLow  +   1019d ago
Man, that's bigger then a lot of full retail games. If true, this will have to be a record for a patch size.
ACEMANWISE  +   1019d ago
Hopefully they can improve the visuals. Is that possible through updates?

Gearbox would completely redeem themselves in my eyes if they'd just improve the visuals and lighting. The fact it was removed really hurt the movie atmosphere. Sound is great and well done. Please Gearbox. This is probably the only game we'll ever see in our lifetime based on that movie . Please make it right. Please.
Kalowest  +   1019d ago
"Hopefully they can improve the visuals. Is that possible through updates?"
Its possible, Darksiders 1 is a good example.
Sp1d3ynut  +   1019d ago
They could definitely release an HD texture pack, like DICE did with BF3...but the animations, and lack of dynamic lighting can't really be fixed through a matter how big. 8GB is larger than the original game, so this sounds more like wishful thinking than anything.
DarkBlood  +   1019d ago
sounds like the wiiu version is going to be the definitive one out of the box then
HULKGAMECRIT  +   1019d ago
Rumors have it the game has been cancelled.
stragomccloud  +   1018d ago
What rumors? I've only heard that it's coming out next month.
Neonridr  +   1018d ago
SEGA UK has denied those rumours.
ZeekQuattro  +   1019d ago
If anything the patch will be a bug fix be it with the A.I or fixing game breaking errors.

If they couldn't care to refine the graphics with all the time they had I doubt they would bother with a graphics revamp patch now.
Neurotoxin  +   1019d ago
Should rename this game Colon Marine.
Psychonaut  +   1018d ago
Sounds good to me, the game is fun if your an Aliens fan, so many easter eggs. Also if you have three friends who are into the series as much as yourself its nothing but s fun time talking, assigning weapon rolls, and hunting for the easter eggs.
RFornillos4  +   1018d ago
an 8GB update for a game that's less than 8GB. sounds like they're not only patching stuff, they're practically replacing the whole game with it.

could it be that Gearbox just decided to have the game certified, mass produced and shipped while it was still unfinished, just to make the deadline release date, i suppose?
Sp1d3ynut  +   1018d ago
That...would be impossible. Not to mention, by the time such a "patch" passed Microsoft's certification process, we'd be halfway into next gen.
aliengmr  +   1018d ago
There will not be an 8 gig patch. At most the entire game is 10 gig, but I'm pretty sure its well below that. High res textures for the entire game might push 1 or 2 gig depending on resolution.

They could do a major patch, but it certainly won't hit 8 gigs.

8 gigs could be referring to all the dlc combined. Even that's pushing it.
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SOM3ROiD  +   1018d ago
Gearbox sux.
andron666  +   1018d ago
Lol so this game is only an early april's fool and they are going to patch in the real game later??! Yeah right...
WitWolfy  +   1018d ago
Sounds like the balls up Alone in the dark had back in 2007... Now that was a broken game... Luckily the PS3 version was the best out of the two
Saleem101  +   1018d ago
Im no longer buying gearbox games...

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