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Submitted by stonepaintings 1087d ago | news

Randy Pitchford openly thanks fans who enjoyed Aliens: Colonial Marines

At a point where there's not a lot of positive press surrounding, "Aliens: Colonial Marines," Randy Pitchford took time to thank fans who had sent him reassuring messages of their support and love for the developer’s recent release.

Pitchford told one player, “Thanks for the kind words, you're a hero to me” and said to another fan that his kinds words were “good to hear right now.” Perhaps the well-known figure in the gaming industry is appreciating knowing not everyone dislikes “Aliens: Colonial Marines,” even though looking at the games review scores around the web might lead one to believe otherwise. Randy Pitchford has often times mentioned that he strives to please his fans and dislikes to (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

blue_flowers  +   1087d ago
this just in! Randy Pitchford doesn't apologize to the fans who thought the game was garbage.
hulk_bash1987  +   1087d ago
Wow so I guess they're really gonna trying to sweep this one under the rug. Mr. Pitchford thank you for making one of my favorite franchises this gen in Borderlands, but fuck off for this disrespect to the gaming community.
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sunnygrg  +   1087d ago
It's pretty clear Randy is going on a damage control mode, and trying to indirectly insult gamers who "did not" enjoy the game using underlying cynicism. Boycott this guy and any game he creates so that he learns of the power of the internet.
WitWolfy  +   1087d ago
Its Like Mass Effect 3 all over AGAIN!!!!
Nitrowolf2  +   1087d ago
guys IDK if those are even real accounts. Two of them ar freshly new accounts XD
zerocrossing  +   1087d ago
I've asked Randy Pitchford on twitter, for an apology to the fans that feel lied to and betrayed over ACM.

We'll see what happens but Im not holding my breath...
ApolloTheBoss  +   1087d ago
This is going to come back to bite him on the a**. I guarantee it.
antz1104  +   1087d ago
Wow, I kinda think that makes him look like a bigger jerk.

Enjoy my $60 asshat.
nutcrackr  +   1087d ago
not many to thank :P
caseh  +   1087d ago
I can see this hitting the bargain bins withn 2 months, same thing happened to Binary Domain with the exception that the game was actually awesome.

When it does i'll swoop on it for the multiplayer as its apparently a lot of fun.
Skate-AK  +   1087d ago
Binary Domain was pretty cool.
Myst  +   1087d ago
First yeah Binary Domain was really fun and enjoyable wish I could have tried the MP on that one. Second the MP in Aliens is okay if things actually work for you and you don't encounter any problems.
EbeneezerGoode  +   1087d ago
I have REALLY enjoyed this game!! Sue me!

I'm glad I form my own opinions rather than only read reviews and avoid. Same goes for positively reviewed games, many of which have left me annoyed and shaking my head.

This game = 7/10 - good fun thrillride through the Aliens universe, decent gameplay, decent to great graphics, good immersion, brilliant score and sound and nice pacing.
Nicaragua  +   1087d ago
I also really enjoyed Bubble Bobble, but i'd be pissed off if thats what loaded up when i was expecting Crysis 3
caseh  +   1087d ago
After what I experienced with Crysis 2, if I inserted Crysis 3 disc and Bubble Bobble loaded up I would actually be relieved that I wouldn't have to endure another sh*t FPS thats applauded for how sexeh it looks.
antz1104  +   1087d ago
LMAO, well said!

I thought the campaign was decent. If nothing else the environments seemed very bland and empty in between fire fights. The multi felt very clunky and lopsided so unfortunately it didnt have too much replay value to me.
aPerson  +   1087d ago
You must be the fan Randy was thanking.
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krisq  +   1087d ago
Is that you, Randy?
isa_scout  +   1087d ago
If you enjoyed the game that's fine, but if you've been waiting several years(like I did) anticipating this games release then a 7/10 still isn't good enough. Also, i fail to see how the graphics were decent to great in any way shape or form. Damn, you must play some crappy looking games if you thought the graphics were great. Actually pretty much everything you said is wrong; it wasn't a fun thrillrid, it's gameplay wasn't decent, itdidn't have decent to great graphics, nowhere near good immersion(glithes break immersion), brilliant score and sound? only the motion tracker sounded good, and the pacing was horrible. How can the pacing be "nice" when everything about the story and cutscenes and missions is total garbage?
deadfrag  +   1087d ago
I thought this guy was already in the hospital with a broken jaw after all the lies he told to fans!Im guessing he is in a bunker waiting for the storm to pass and counting the money Gearbox made with all the lies.Mot%%% Fu%%%%!
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OccludedGamer  +   1087d ago
Yes because there are so many gamers who would actually go punch the guy in the face rather than moan from their keyboard. :/

Here's the problem, remember the article that claimed the game was completely outsourced? It was a rumor and still is, why does every rumor on N4G suddenly turn to fact?

Im not saying it isn't a possibility, just that rumors become fact too fast on N4G
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ApolloTheBoss  +   1087d ago
Words cannot express how astounded I am right now.
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MightyMatt101  +   1087d ago
Hey someone had to step up and thank the 3 who liked it. APPLAUSE RANDY, really classy :p
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Sandmano  +   1087d ago
I wrote a blog post about his lies and included the walk through that wasn't even in the final game! Check it out
Animal Mutha 76  +   1087d ago
I would have enjoyed the game a lot more if it bore a full resemblance in quality, effects and content to what was shown to us in the demo footage and other media. The game would have got great reviews 4 years ago but things have moved on and this title does not have the sheen and polish of features that are standard in today's titles. It reeks of last minute and feels cobbled together.

The gameplay and feel of this game is simplified at best. It reminded me of Unreal or a shooter from a few years ago with its basic physics, hit detection, collision detection and map design.

Overall I was disappointed with the game. It's an average shooter at best and if it wasn't for the Aliens brand would have been still born.

I generally don't pre order or buy games until reviews are in. I didn't follow my own rules this time and got burned. It won't happen again.

As for Gearbox this title is a black mark on your reputation and I will seriously consider any future purchase where your name or that of Mr. Pitchford is concerned. I really bought into what he said in the YouTube videos about the effort and quality put into the title. Don't make promises you can't keep as you have now mugged yourself off to the world and true gaming fans have a long memory.
ceballos77mx  +   1087d ago
I was liking it, until I got killed by my stupid AI partner twice.

1st time I was behind him thinking he cleared the spot he was hiding, but no bad Guy with shotgun standing next to my partner just killed me and my partner just looked.

2nd time same level as I throw a grenade partner walks in front, hits him in his head and bounces back to me and killed me, I guess they don't teach marines in the future to not walk into a friends line of fire.
BanBrother  +   1087d ago
The marines AI was so advanced, that they purposely tried to kill themselves so they didn't have to be trapped inside that piece of s*** game.
ceballos77mx  +   1087d ago
The problem Is I keep shooting them but they don't die, this game was a wasted opportunity.
adam21sa  +   1087d ago
he better have a good explanation for lying to everybody. why cant he answer all our questions regarding the lies and poor quality product but he can reply back to people who gave positive feedback.... JERK
zerocrossing  +   1087d ago
Unbelievable, has anyone checked the user accounts of the fans Randy Pitchford is replying to and thanking for all the praise towards A:CM? They look brand new! a week old if that and most of them still have their default display pictures.

Looks like the PR spinning and outright lies aren't gonna end anytime soon...
Hanso  +   1087d ago
lol lol this industry is so sad
some companies really deserve to get pirated
BanBrother  +   1087d ago
I agree, so long as 'pirated' means kidnapped by pirates, then forced to walk the blank in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after being r**** up the ass with a copy of the game :-)
isa_scout  +   1087d ago
I'm not usually a vengeful person, but damn I wish Pitchford would get a beat down. The moment when I realized how little effort was put into the game was when the very first cutscene started. I couldn't tell the difference between Cruise and Winters. The character you play as, and the captain(he's the one with the robot leg) look almost identical. I was wondering if they were brothers or maybe they were both synthetic and it would be part of the plot, but no the developers were just to lazy to even make the characters look different.
The most annoying thing though was the A.I.Why can I walk through my partner like he's a spirit or something, but when he steps in front of my grenade it bounces back and kills me? It nice to know there's nothing stopping me from passing threw his body, but bullets and grenades wont.??? O'Neal may get the award for dumbest A.I partner of the year. You'd be hard pressed to find something worse. Dont get me wrong I've bought worse games, but I knew they wasn't great when I bought them(I wasn't lied to) and I sure as hell didn't pay $60.00
isa_scout  +   1087d ago
By the way I picked Binary Domain up brand new for twenty bucks two weeks ago. I absolutely loved that game. The story was awesome. Traded my A:CM in yesterday and kept Binary Domain. Thats the first time I've bought a twenty dollar game, and thought damn I wish I had spent 60.00 on this game and twenty on A:CM. Either way I'd have been spending eighty, but at least my sixty dollars would have went to a developer that earned the sixty.
1nsomniac  +   1087d ago
...and yet he also claims he didn't make it at all...

I hope all his "but BOrd3er1and5 wos best in teh wor1d" fans take note of his greatness!!
Animal Mutha 76  +   1087d ago
I see the disagree pixies are out in force today. There must be a fan in here defending the games honor lol. If you disagree with any of the previous comments above feel free to have the bollocks to say why to your fellow n4g users.
zerocrossing  +   1087d ago
I dislike the anonymity the disagree system on N4G allows, you should be able to see who agrees/disagrees much like the "like" option on facebook, IMO at least.
THC CELL  +   1087d ago
Gunna be free along side resident evil 6 on ps plus soon and I still wont get it
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MassOnesumis  +   1087d ago
Its ok to enjoy the game but a person has to admit that this game is a "hallmark of electronic vacuity".
chukamachine  +   1087d ago
Finished the game, silly ending.

Game was ok in places, poor in others.

barb_wire  +   1087d ago
How can anyone be happy with 'A:CM' especially after that WIP demo that released in October 2012.. that demo was awesome and yet the final retail game looked/sounded nothing like it.

Makes me wonder if that demo was made with the 'Borderlands 2' engine just to appease fans/SEGA?
lovegames718  +   1087d ago
kiss that #ss losers. I will never buy another game backed by Gearbox. They hype things to death then lie about the amount of input and hands on time they had with the same game they hyped and made their own. Bottom line they dev. part of that game sp and mp and it turned out trash!!!!!

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