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The Studio Behind Aliens: Colonial Marines Just Laid Off Its Staff

Kotaku - TimeGate, best known for developing Section 8 and Aliens: Colonial Marines, may be no more.

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ShugaCane1235d ago (Edited 1235d ago )

They're paying for Gearbox and Sega's mistakes and bad management of the game's development. Those employees had their work rushed and were asked the impossible in regard of Colonial Marines. It's really not fair to call them "The Studio Behind Aliens : Colonial Marines" when they're clearly not the only responsible for the disaster.

Vigor1235d ago (Edited 1235d ago )

they are the smaller studio so it's easy to point the finger on them when clearly Gearbox and sega are the real perpetrator. These guy had very little ressource after gearbox had used the money intended for the game to fund memeland and duke.

zerocrossing1235d ago

So TimeGates taking the fall huh... (sigh)
Gearbox and Sega deserve most of the blame IMO.

Jek_Porkins1235d ago

Hmmm, this is a shame, all people deserve a second chance. The game should have been delayed, I own it and will all the title updates it's actually much better now than when it released.

So many developers closing, you have to worry about a possible console game market crash in the near future.

Majin-vegeta1235d ago

If it does you can thank the Companies for becoming too greedy and releasing crap.

Menech1235d ago (Edited 1235d ago )

In business it's not about second changes or having another try. Companies like Sega can Gearbox can make a few mistakes and take it on the chin, small development companies live or die by their decisions.

I don't feel sorry for them at all, it's just business people lose their jobs all the time. In the marketplace of ideas you better make sure yours are the best when trying to profit from them.

Jek_Porkins1235d ago

Everyone deserves a second chance, business or not. Do you not understand that game development is a fragile ecosystem at the moment? More and more developers are leaving console games, more and more people are saying consoles are on the way out, and here you are showing no pity when yet another developer closes up.

Are you a fan of gaming?

Gekko361235d ago

In this financial climate I'm amazed gaming companies are not going to the wall more frequently.

TooTall191235d ago

Section 8:Prejudice was a fun MP game made by them.

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