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G4TV- Aliens: Colonial Marines Hands-on Preview -- A Love Letter Blockbuster in the Making

G4TV- The year 2012 is a big one for Ridley Scott's Alien franchise, and not just because the acclaimed director is finally returning to his sci-fi roots with the (supposedly) Xenomorph-free prequel story Prometheus. Gearbox Software is also getting in on the action, with plans to at last release Aliens: Colonial Marines for Sega in the fall.

The game got its first big reveal in a 2008 Game Informer cover story, but little was heard after that until E3 2011. Colonial Marines made a public eyes-on debut at the annual trade show, though many were left feeling underwhelmed by the heavily scripted presentation. The same did not hold true at a recent press event in Dallas, TX where Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford walked members of the press through an early portion of the game's campaign before inviting them to take a hands-on crack at the marines vs. Xenomorphs multiplayer.

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