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Rumor: Impressive Colonial Marines Footage Was From The Wii U Version

Aliens: Colonial Marines (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Wii U)

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YoungPlex  +   1087d ago
Based on earlier comments from a game tester, the Wii U version is the worst version, but if this is true and the Wii U version was indeed the demo we seen back in e3, then that would be fantastic! I highly doubt it but then again who knows... Here's hoping that this speculation is true.
Nitrowolf2  +   1087d ago
no f'n way. This is entirely BS on gearbox/sega part if true.
YoungPlex  +   1087d ago
I honestly wouldn't know how to react if it was true... On one hand I would be totally excited for the simple fact that I own a Wii U along with a PS3, 360 and PC; on the other hand, I would be disgusted with the fact that the game was terrible on the rest of the consoles and PC. I agree that if true it would be BS on both Sega and Gearbox. Then again it wouldn't be the first time Sega pulled a stunt like this. The most recent game that comes to mind is Bayonetta on the PS3, which was almost like a different game compared to the 360 version.

Like I said I doubt it but then again, it would make sense as to where the demo footage came from.
Root  +   1087d ago
Imagine if it was the worst version....we would have a huge s*** storm on our hands

Gearbox, aka Randy, had been hyping the Wii U up way before it launched by a lot...I mean they were the number 1 developer to stick up for the Wii U and praise it contenstantly and the Wii U version of Aliens CM. If it is the worst version then at least we know why they had being doing it would sell more despite being the worst version.

On the other hand if it's the best version then they are going to have to answer to the PS3/360/PC audiences who have been screwed over. I mean they wouldn't look good would they, praising the Wii U and that version then all of a sudden that game getting the best version by a BIG would seem too suspicious in my opinion
PopRocks359  +   1087d ago
I'd have to agree. I understand having slightly inconsistent performance between versions, but for some versions to be broken enough for people to outright hate the game and for one version to be praiseworthy makes no sense.

Razor's Edge was one thing, that was an updated version of the original game that was released later. This game and its versions were all made at the same time. It's ridiculous and should not have been allowed to happen.

That all said, I am at least relieved that there is a chance the Wii U version will be better (certainly has me giving Demiurge a thumbs up). It was the version I intended to try out to begin with. If it's true, I hope they update the PC and PS3/360 versions as well to match the quality.
Blacktric  +   1086d ago
"There are people out there who thinks that there's a possibility of Wii U version looking better than the PC one."

My sides have left the galaxy. Thanks for the laugh.
JaredH  +   1086d ago
Even if this was true, I highly doubt it is, better graphics and presentation won't make the game's lackluster gameplay, story and AI better.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1086d ago
Just wishful thinking.

Demiurge Studios makes even worse games (original titles) than the Sector 8 devs that supposedly did a substantial part of the PS3/PC/Xbox version. They don't make many of their own titles, instead doing mostly grunt work for other studios.

You'd have to be pretty gullible to think it's going to be revolutionary just because they're finishing the port late. They are not making a completely new game.
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Sano64  +   1086d ago
gearbox is not working on the wii u version
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Hellsvacancy  +   1087d ago
So will the Wii-U get some sort of directors cut?
Erimgard  +   1086d ago
The Wii U version is being made by different people, and it didn't have to meet the same deadline.
ape007  +   1086d ago

if it was made by different devs, then there's a possibility that the Demo was indeed the WIIU version , i hope it is
meetajhu  +   1086d ago
More Gearbox PR BS
With Inferior CPU and GPU and calling it best version than PC is like wrapping Turd with Tin Foil paper.
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chukamachine  +   1086d ago
turd in tinfoil is always kept warm.
young7yang  +   1086d ago

Learn your tech!

Case and point Mass Effect struggles on the ps3 yet it plays better on the Wii U and it is a port..

O and did I mention it eats a fraction of the power that the PS3 consumes..

I prefer the ps3 to the wii u but there is no denying the power of the wii u.
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ape007  +   1086d ago
Need For Speed Wiiu look and run better than ps3 and 360 versions
bullymangLer  +   1086d ago
from article
"The version of the the game that is currently available is rumored to have been largely outsourced and rushed to meet deadlines, but the Wii U version (which is still in development) has not suffered the same fate, and will be the definitive version of the game.

Randy Pitchford has stated multiple times in the past that the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines will be the best version of the game, particularly in the graphics department".
PFFT  +   1086d ago
nice and unnamed game tester said it was the worst out of the three.........Yeah.......ill wait till i see this for myself rather than taking this so called Game testers word for it. If Black Ops 2 can look better on the Wii U so can A:CM.
dantesparda  +   1085d ago
What? BLOPS doesnt look better on the Wii U and it runs at a lower framerate than the PS3 version, learn you facts kid! Fanboys are so delusional
a_adji  +   1086d ago
You do realise that that story could be fake, planted, out there to shit stair?dont believe all you read unless there is authentication attached.
DivineAssault  +   1086d ago
stop having fantasy dreams kid.. It doesnt matter cuz the game sux anyway.. Regardless, the wii u isnt going to change things around for this game or vice versa
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The_Infected  +   1087d ago
If it was from the Wii U then they would've admired that. They no it would've been better to tell that than the other BS they're spouting about. So no I find this not true sorry.
PopRocks359  +   1087d ago
That... was the strangest read ever. But it would be awesome if it was true.
DwightOwen  +   1087d ago
That would totally be the most fucking hilarious thing ever if true.
Ashunderfire86  +   1087d ago
I believe the Game Tester over these liars that the Wii U Version is the inferior version with bad mini game mechanics, bad framerate, and etc. No way that demo was the Wii U version!!! That look more like a Nvidia and AMD High End PC graphic and gameplay physics. Crysis 3 will shit all over this game next week, like that poop cruiser where people were stranded. Crysis 3 is what Aliens Colonial Marines wish it was. I am so angry at these developers, because the Alien franchise started that space marine concept in every shooting game, yet this game can't be as good as the games inspired by it.
DarkBlood  +   1087d ago
makes sense, i guess i will wait and see before getting the wiiu version then as to not get the worse game out of the box minus the patches for futuresake when the online for it is abandoned
Qrphe  +   1087d ago
Why didn't they just release the Wii U version then? I wish this was true but it's most likely not.

Fool me once
Erimgard  +   1086d ago
The Wii U version is still in development. It didn't have to meet the same deadline as the PS3/360/PC one.
deno  +   1087d ago
I do hope this ends up true. That would mean the Wii U has some nice fire power under the hood and we also get a proper Aliens game.
GuyManDude  +   1086d ago
Better graphics won't fix the bad story, or the horrible AI, or the shoehorning of a character from Aliens into the game (that was clearly killed in the movie) with no explanation whatsoever, or the fact that you fight humans more than you fight Xenos.

My money is on the Wii U version getting canceled. Wii U owners needn't be upset though. The game is an abomination. Be glad you weren't one of the many tricked into buying it.
jmc8888  +   1086d ago
Well actually there's a chance a good deal of that might be different.

Since all this broke we've heard a decent amount of stuff was left on the cutting room floor. It's possible some of this stuff that was cut out could be in there. Wouldn't make a huge difference, but might make a small one. Fighting the humans no doubt would still be there (really stupid story decision), so it won't fix everything.

But if you look at the 'kick ass trailer', the part where there is a turret in that tunnel, like the original demo trailer, was there. Thus some more story elements and more gameplay elements (besides the gamepad stuff) might be in there.

The kick ass trailer also briefly showed that tunnel in space breaking open, and you could see it had shadows coming from the right side, like the original demo.

So it seems, if that Kick Ass trailer IS the Wii U version, then it should have more gameplay elements and better graphics (though probably not quite up to the original demo, but significantly closer that the other versions), plus potentially a slightly deeper story.

Overall that might put it up to a decent game. Or just a slight abomination rather than an abortion that survived.

Or it could still suck, the guy on the reddit thread might have been telling the truth, and the game comes out and sucks or is cancelled.

We'll see. I'm still holding off canceling my pre-order from October until I see more. I've got about a $20 savings compared to a regular purchase with $12 off, no sales tax, and free shipping. More stuff should come out between now and when it ships (if it does).
OneAboveAll  +   1086d ago
The Wii U version is out. Why the fuck hasn't anyone made a comparison yet? Seriously.
animegamingnerd  +   1086d ago
the wii u version isn't out yet
Skate-AK  +   1086d ago
Because it isn't out?
masa2009  +   1086d ago
It's not out. Seriously.
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animegamingnerd  +   1086d ago
i doubt it since i hear the PC version sucks
ape007  +   1086d ago
the only way for wiiu version ro be as good as that demo is different devs than ps3\360\pc versions
Neonridr  +   1085d ago
ummm.. that is exactly the case. The Wii U version is being developed by an entirely different studio that developed the PC/PS3/360 versions..

where have you been?
Reborn  +   1086d ago
When it comes out, all will be answered.

If it turns out the same as XBOX/PC/PS3, well.. let the saga continue? If not... it will continue either way. Since that's seriously sloppy development.
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profgerbik  +   1086d ago
Who cares about this anymore.. So much talk about such a mediocre game..
Trago1337  +   1086d ago
That's pretty ironic to be honest.

i'm curious to see now, after this huge shitstorm :P
landog  +   1086d ago
i am 100% sure the wii u version will look horrible compared to the pc version running in 2560x1600 with max anti aliasing at 60 frames

it will be sub-hd and covered in jaggies like all last gen console games

this is a marketing ploy to trick customers into buying this turd again, which, regardless of graphics is worthy of about $5-$10 at most

i'll wait for the steam sale

if you think any wii u game, ps4 or nextbox game will look better than crysis 1 in dx10 on pc with a mod or two, you are going to be in for a long, sad next gen on consoles

let alone the witcher 2, crysis 2, crysis 3, metro2033, shogun 2, far cry 2 and far cry 3, bf3, bf4, anno 2070, ac3,

those games maxed out in high resolutions, you will never see a game look like that on wii u, ps4 or nextbox, sorry, its just a fact, even if ps4 and nextbox were $700 each, they still could not put good enough hardware in them to run graphics like those games.
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aPerson  +   1086d ago
When people say that the Wii U version might be superior to the PC/PS3/360 versions of the game, obviously they're not talking about the fucking graphics! Bad graphics are the least of the game's problems! What's actually being said is - there is a chance that the actual GAMEPLAY may be superior.

And there is absolutely no reason why the Wii U version of Colonial Marines can't look better than the PC version, as the PC (and other versions) of the game all look like trash anyway.
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Qrphe  +   1086d ago
Even then the PC version would potentially be moddable/patched by the community plus you have kb+m controls. I'd doubt ANY shooter would have better gameplay on a console than a PC.
jmc8888  +   1086d ago
Actually you might be completely wrong.

A Geo Metro with 3 cylinders can beat a ferrari, if the ferrari is being driven by a blind, deaf, 95 year old grandma.

It's not about the 'power' of the WIi U versus what's capable on the PC. It's that the PC basically got the 360 version slightly upscaled.

The Wii U is getting a different version, from a different developer, with different textures, and different gameplay, and potentially even a slightly more in-depth story.

So would you rather have BF3 on lowish settings or Call of Duty 4 running in 1600p with max AA? Because it isn't the system running the game we're talking about, it's the decisions made by the devs on what they were going to do with it.

Of course it might end up sucky like the others, it's correct to even think it is more likely than not to be that way, but since it IS being done by a different studio, it makes sense that there is a possibility it could be better.

The PC version of this game looks pretty trashy. It's not a high bar the Wii U has to overcome, even if it looks a bit more jaggy, there's more to graphics then resolution and AA. You can have the PC version of A:CM running in 4k and Battlefield 3 on medium settings at 1080 will look way better.

Just like CoD Blops2 at 1600p and max settings won't look as good as say Crysis 3 at 1080p on medium settings.
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Nevers0ft  +   1086d ago
If you PC is so amazing, why doesn't it distract you away from posting the same damned "PC is better" mantra in every thread you post in? We get it, the PC has better graphics than consoles. I just wish it was relevant in a Wii U discussion :/
Plagasx  +   1086d ago
There is no way this can be true. That would mean they would have made an entirely different game for the Wii U version..(Judging from the earlier demos)How would PS3, 360 and PC owners feel about that?? No so good I think..
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masa2009  +   1086d ago
That rumor is just some unsubstantiated crap started by a small time website.

To be that different, the WiiU version would have had to be remade in depth. All that effort for a port to a console with almost no install base.
And given how much GBX have slacked on the other versions, I don't see them making that kind of effort for the WiiU port, an effort that ports of much better games have not received.
jmc8888  +   1086d ago
It's more complicated then that.

If the rumor is true, the Wii U version was seen as the 1st step towards 'next gen'. The PS3/360/PC was the game built around the 360 gen.

It's not that it had to be remade, it's that they had two versions being made at the same time, both supposed to be similar, think of it like art class, each student paints or draws the object they are supposed to draw. One person might paint it crappy, leave some details out, and rush to hand it in first, while another paints it pretty good, has more details, and finishes it later. Same object painted, two different results.

So it's not that they're making the Wii U game with just the Wii U in mind, but the Wii U version was made with the PS4/720/Wii U/future PC versions in mind. But contractually on this one, they had to make the PC/360/PS3 together.

Of course it IS unsubstantiated, whether or not it's crap is something we'll find out sooner or later. We can guess and be right or wrong, but it's still just guesses.
likeaboss302  +   1086d ago
The Wii U the best version? If anything I would have thought the demo would have been on the PC being it's the most powerful hardware wise.
dcbronco  +   1086d ago
I wouldn't be surprise if the Wii U version was better than the PS3 and 360 versions. The Wii U should be a more powerful machine. The GPU alone is far better than the one in either of the other consoles. And the CPU has some much newer tech in it that should make it at worse on the same level as the others. But if it's better than the PC version something is wrong. That would have to go down as bad programming.


I could see the extra effort if Nintendo supported it. And they might have since they are trying to convince people the Wii U is for the hardcore.
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jmc8888  +   1086d ago
It would be because the PC version was the same version as the 360/PS3 version, slightly upgraded.

Whereas the Wii U version was made differently. No doubt if these rumors are true, had they decided to make a PC version from the Demiurge version of A:CM, it would look better than the Wii U, but they didn't, and that's why it might be inferior to the Wii U version.

People are forgetting that Gearbox and Sega signed the deal years and years ago, for a 360/PS3/PC version.

The Wii U is no doubt a separate contract, since there was no Wii U to be included with the original contract. That's probably why this is the case.

The Wii U version is the step up version (potentially), while the PS3/360/PC version is the 'current gen' version.
MacDonagh  +   1086d ago
If the demo is truly representative of the Wii U; there would have to be questions asked of why the other consoles/PC versions were so derivative.

I sincerely doubt the veracity of this rumour. However if it is true, it'll be bigger than the Mass Effect 3 scandal because a number of gamers unknowingly bought a derivative product and expected the demo footage to at least be representative of the product they were buying.
7uff1  +   1086d ago
I believe it's quite possible, I'll keep my avatar as a sign of hope. Powerful hardware doesn't mean a lot, they "rushed" with the current version, Wii U's version still in development and can improved. I mean, why wouldn't they cancel it after so many poor reviews? I hope it's true.
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ShugaCane  +   1086d ago
The game is terrible on every aspects, not only the technical ones.
Yodagamer  +   1086d ago
Well from one of the reddit posters that were "developers" they did have to throw out the original version due to lack of memory being available and had to redo it all. Maybe it would fit into the wii u memory. Doesn't excuse the pc version though.
Kevlar009  +   1086d ago
As much as I'd like to say "WiiU is teh best, F*** yeah" I highly doubt it. If you are pointing to the WiiU delay it is more likely because of the added gamepad features and minigames(?), not because it is getting the treatment it deserves.

If PS3/360 get crap versions, heck a PC(!) gets crap visuals, I highly doubt the WiiU is getting more love
ozstar  +   1086d ago
For all the negative connotations third-parties associate with Nintendo products, they did save Sega from bankruptcy.

In my personal view, third-parties will eventually tire of MS nazi rules. Question is whether Nintendo have loosened their own enough.
Novistador  +   1086d ago
People do know Gearbox is not involved in the Wii U port right?
7uff1  +   1085d ago
Seriously? Who is and how do you know this?
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Novistador  +   1084d ago
Demiurge Studios
Link079  +   1086d ago
The wiiu version will be worth the buy i think,thats how i feel anyway,i remember epic showing Aliens on wiiu when showing us that UE3 demo so it's fairly obvious the wiiu version is the main version ?

Monster Hunter Ultimate
Lego City Undercover
NFS Most WantedU

There my next 3 games then i'll buy Aliens.
MegaLagann  +   1086d ago
And a tester came out and said the Wii U version is actually worse. Who knows at this point, there's so much back and forth, he said she said and so much shadiness going on with this game. They may even cancel the Wii U version, which wouldn't be surprising. After the terrible reviews you think anyone will go out and by the Wii U version if it's worse? Sega should just cancel the Wii U version and forget it like a bad hangover, because I seriously doubt the Wii U version is somehow magically better despite Pitchford's BS PR. And if it somehow was it would make this shady story even worse.
wiiulee  +   1086d ago
had nintendo had the games ready and not delayed wiiu would be selling alot better..wiiu can do graphics beyond this generation haters breware...wiiu is a fantastic system
Zichu  +   1086d ago
As much as I would like this to be true, I very much doubt it. Considering the game is getting a lot of flak, most likely not selling well, companies will say anything to get people to buy something.

We will just have to wait and see, if they are lying, they are going to get torn apart by gamers. Why would anyone want to continue buying products from a company who lied about it the first time round, then tries to coax people into thinking buying a different version and then lies about it again.

I just hope this is true for Gearbox's sake, because Borderlands 3 isn't going to get as many sales as BL2...
Thepcz  +   1086d ago
ive played the wiiu version
its incredible.

the graphics are mind-blowing. truly next gen.

the wiius power allows the game to render graphics on par with the original alien films. the actual films people- in real time!

the ps3/360 and pc versions were lame, but what do you expect from last gen systems. the wiiu one is next gen, so of course it will be good.

its like playing the movie!

if you put the game on, and put the film on beside it, they are practically indistinguishable.
GuyManDude  +   1086d ago
This is the funniest post I've read in a long time.
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