Michael Biehn: Working on Colonial Marines 'wasn't fun at all'

Actor Michael Biehn, who played Corporal Hicks in landmark 1986 sci-fi film "Aliens," recently described Gearbox Software's first-person shooter spinoff, Aliens: Colonial Marines, as a "passionless" project, and revealed that reprising his film role in the game "wasn't fun at all."

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Wni01730d ago

Well, I dont think gearbox was the best choice for what they were trying to do. If they just made the game arcadey like Borderlands it woild have been better. That or get the guys at Monolith who made the first Condemned.

Vladplaya1730d ago

Gearbox could have made great game, but they were simply were interested in finishing Borderlands 2 first, because that was THEIR game. Colonial Marines was just a side project for them, they took money that suppose to go to that game, and they just didn't care. I don't know how anybody can not care about games with Aliens, but they didn't, Borderlands 2 was more important to them, which turned out to be pretty decent game, but it totally suppressed A:CM.

So Gearbox would have made a great Alien game, if their management and leadership actually allowed the team to work on it.

jdaboss1730d ago Show

Imagine you are a chef, and you have to make the two hard dishes, one you know and one you don't, What is going to happen? One will turn out great (the one you know how to make AKA Borderlands 2) and one will burn (the one you don AKA Aliens:CM )

Also don't turn these arguments hostile, You turned a peaceful conversation into an argument with a few choice words.

Now in all respect, Go soak your head kid

KrystofKage1730d ago

Seriously? Resorting to personal attacks because of someones opinion?

Anyways, Gearbox is hit or miss. They've shown they can make amazing titles when they put their core team to work. Anything else I'd be ashamed to put my company logo on. The A:CM footage was a pretty blatant lie, one that not only Gearbox is guilty of doing.

RememberThe3571730d ago

I don't know guys, I like his style. Lets get some ol fashion trollin in here.

Some Breakfast trolling. Some of that PowerOfGeen trolling.

All the OGs know what I'm talking about. I see ya.

Things have been pretty boring around here since all these babies joined us from the Open Zone. Too much crying, not enough sh!t talkin.

I like this here. I like where this is going.

Dead_Cell1730d ago

Trolling : Why choose the Lesser Evil?

3-4-51729d ago

Yea can't stand that Gearbox guys face anymore. He is so weasley.

webeblazing1729d ago

ahhh PoG and breakfast. yes the era of the open zone. it seem like the power flipped now its more psfanboys than xboxfanboys. this site use to be way better back then too.

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Chug1730d ago

Neither was playing it.

tanookisuit1730d ago

I don't think Gearbox will ever recover from this debacle! Even Borderlands 2 is teetering on praise and annoyance from the community.

Bimkoblerutso1730d ago

They just need to focus on single projects at a time.

Borderlands, Brothers in Arms, and even the two original Half-Life expansions prove that they are capable of doing things right, but when they start picking up random projects here and there, it becomes very obvious that they put next to no effort or time into them.

MrChow6661730d ago

they sure wont be seeing a sigle cent from me, I despise the way they shamelessly lied through the endless development of the game and pre-release, I dont like being treated like a idiot, I wont forget it randy dickford

madpuppy1730d ago

Randy Pitchfork needs to get a back alley beating for what his company allowed to become of A:CM as well as for the unapologetic rants the scumbag spouted after the game was released.


Borderlands 2 is getting mixed reviews? This is news to me. It was my GOTY last year

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Len1730d ago

He had fun spending the money he made from it though. xD

MrChow6661730d ago

he did his job, doesnt have to like it tho

Yodagamer1730d ago

The sad thing is this game is considered cannon and even then it still screwed up the story :/

KillrateOmega1730d ago

Just when I thought that I had finally moved past the disaster that was A:CM, I see this article and I'm freshly reminded...

Vladplaya1730d ago

Aliens fans never forget, and never forgive >.>

madpuppy1730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

YEAH! The demon barber of Fleet Street, I'd pay the two bits for Randy Pitchfork to get a shave and a haircut from Sweeney Todd...

Rhaigun1730d ago

I had high hopes for this game. And, why shouldn't I from the demo we were shown? Too bad it was all smoke.

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