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First 10! Aliens: Colonial Marines

The Overseas Connection takes a First 10 look at the widely criticized Aliens: Colonial Marines, a 1st person shooter game.

Developer: Gearbox
Publisher: Sega
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3 & PC
Rating: M

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doomtrain4069d ago (Edited 4069d ago )

oh wow , another shitty review of colonial marines . i'm sure it has nothing to do with latching on to the latest popular thing in the media and sensationalizing it in order to get hits on your page etc etc .
the game is awesome , anybody who was expecting anything more than an aliens themepark shooter , is a dumbass who has way to much time to fantasize about the perfect aliens game .
i love the game . its alot of fun , yaknow , the fucking core of videogaming........

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Gearbox confirms layoffs following sale by Embracer

Gearbox Entertainment has confirmed layoffs at the company, following the announcement of its sale by Embracer.

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UltimateOwnage8d ago

I’m glad Embracer is selling them. I hope someone other than MS buys them and frees them up to make great games.

Knightofelemia8d ago

Says right in the article Take Two bought Gearbox off of Embracer.

Sgt_Slaughter8d ago

Reading the article is hard for most people it seems

Knightofelemia7d ago

@Sgt Slaughter

I just like how when a studio automatically goes up for sale. People automatically think Microsoft is just going to jump on it like a fat kit eating a cake.

SimpleSlave8d ago

I mean, having multiple CEOs is a redundancy, soooo... Good luck Randy!!!

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Layoffs Hit Gearbox Staff Hours After Embracer Sale

Less than a day after the news that Take-Two Interactive would acquire Borderlands developer Gearbox Entertainment from the embattled Embracer Group, layoffs have already begun. In the hours since former Gearbox employees were made redundant, they've taken to Twitter, and while the total number of staff impacted remains hard to determine, it sounds significant.

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Knightofelemia14d ago (Edited 14d ago )

I am glad to see Gearbox under Take Two. But lay offs I am not surprised they aren't the only company cutting staff and they won't be the last. And I have a feeling the Borderlands movie honestly will tank when it comes out. The cast is just wow a complete mess Lilith is too old Roland is to small and scrawny. They are missing Brick and Mordecai and I don't think Tiny Tina will be as bat shit nuts as she is in the games.

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Inverno13d ago

The movie will definitely flop. It has all the usual actors that have casted in all these video game movie adaptations. Whenever I see Kevin Hart or The Rock or Jack Black i just know it's a cash grab. More so when it's all three together. (The Rock isn't in it)

Juancho5113d ago

When you see actors like that in a movie you can expect it to be bad, i definitely do. They have good chemistry but the movie doesnt shine because it just banks on their presence and people going to see them.

Inverno13d ago

Pfft, literally said yesterday how it must be nerve wracking for the devs and then this shite. People aren't looking to get fired, and these companies don't care in the slightest.

Andrew33613d ago

People aren't looking to get fired. Good insight.

kaos8913d ago (Edited 13d ago )

Inflation post 1/20/2020 is really causing pain to everyone. The cherry on top was companies waiting post 11/8/2022 to start doing layoffs. Hmm, I wonder why they waited past that date... Staring with Google in January 2023 and everyone following suit there after.

anast13d ago

Companies that over-hire should be fined heavily and the CEO loses his/her bonus during layoffs, and that money can go to the workers that they laid off.

Leeroyw13d ago

There's a lot going on in this post that needs further scrutiny.

anast13d ago (Edited 13d ago )

It's a game forum. But you are free to chose one and argue it.

Shiore2u13d ago

I hope Pitchford got let go for the sake of employee safty. The man is a walking grease fire waiting to happen.

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Embracer Group Looks to Sell Video Game Studio Gearbox

The game developer is best known for Borderlands, which has generated more than $1 billion in revenue

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persona4chie212d ago

Hey n4g, can we maybe not allow articles where you can only read 3% of it before hitting the pay wall?

Snookies12212d ago

The disagrees were from people that already paid, haha.

neutralgamer1992212d ago

They just bought them not long ago. This is absurd. Embracer owns so many gaming studios and IP’s. They just don’t know to manage them right TBH

Give us saints row 1-2 proper HD remaster (3-5 million in sales confirmed as long as no major bugs)

Focus on AA games that cost less than 40 million go develop while funding 2-3 major AAA titles. Those smaller titles should aim for 8/10 type games with focus on fun and be released within 2 years while bigger games are given 3-5 years

Sniperwithacause212d ago

You got it all figured out!
Sounds like you need to send over your resume to corporate office! Lol
All jokes aside. They need to figure it out quickly.

neutralgamer1992212d ago (Edited 212d ago )

Lol no they need suits and number crunchers haha

What use to be available to us as bonus content for free by unlocking or cheat codes is now micro transactions

Gaming is generating so much money that we have so much soulless content simply for money grabs

Ristul211d ago

Embracer's problem is that they have spent too much on acquisitions of game studios and when they did, interest rates were lower when compared to today. With higher interest rates on their loans, they have to sell studios to raise capital.

crazyCoconuts212d ago

Sounds like a multi-million dollar "oops"

BrainSyphoned212d ago

If they would have bought Bethesda their stock would have crashed and sunk the company a couple days ago.

1Victor212d ago (Edited 212d ago )

I’ll be the jerk that says it
Get’m Microsoft get’m, or Sony 🤷🏿

Outside_ofthe_Box212d ago

Hopefully Microsoft saves us and buys them. Gaming has never been better because of them!