Aliens: Colonial Marines Delayed

Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed! At least we have Left 4 Dead! (click for larger image)Xbox gamers anxious to get their hands on a pulse rifle will still have to wait a while.

Shack News reported today that Aliens: Colonial Marines has been put on hold following a bunch of company lay-offs although Gearbox president Randy Pitchford assured the press that “Aliens isn’t canned.

Maybe this will give developers time to insert a marine named “Private W.S. Anderson” just so he can meet a horrible demise.

On the bright side, the long wait will hardly matter to those of us who got their consoles killed by the ungodly NXE update. Thanks for nothing, Microsoft!

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  • Blockbuster

    My cousin’s bricked BEFORE the update happened…I think I may have fixed it though, I’m keeping my fingers crossed…He had the older generation of 360, and I had to literally tear it down to component level, but with the right amount of thermal grease, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! Heheh…we’ll see.

  • frank_dracman

    The update is working fine for me also. The little guy you have to make is kinda lame, but being able to install your favorite game (and therefore giving your disk reader a break) more than makes up for it, IMO.
    By the way, I’ve seen Creepy’s picture and must say his Mii (or whatever they are called) is a pretty fair likeness. Just wish they had more options.

    • MagusMaleficus

      I haven’t paid much attention to the avatars. Mine looks roughly like me, just not as cynical (or as scarred–they don’t let you put enough on, dammit). I’d rather put regular glasses on him, since I don’t wear those sporty things my avatar has on now… Hopefully Microsoft will roll out new accessories for these lil’ dudes that don’t cost me my first born child.

  • MagusMaleficus

    Dude, the NXE didn’t kill your 360.

    I don’t really get the hate for it either. It wasn’t necessary, but it doesn’t really change how you play games, so what’s the big fucking deal?

    • Sirand

      I don’t think it’s a coincidence that hundreds of Xbox users suddenly started getting freeze-up and red rings after the update.

      • Uncle Creepy

        I love the update. Works fine for me. On gaming sites everyone blames everything for the Ring — My game did it … I downloaded this and it … I synced the headset and … I don’t think the update RROD’ed anything per-se as much as it is bad timing and faulty hardware.

        • MagusMaleficus


          I’m not defending Microsoft or the hardware, Sirand–I hate Microsoft just as much as every respectable geek, and I’m well aware of the 360’s terrible track record in the RROD department. I just hate seeing people blame every goddamn update for their RROD. If the update was the cause, you’d wouldn’t see hundreds of fuckups, but rather thousands–possibly every damn 360 (connected to the net anyway).

          • Sirand

            All I can speak is from my own experience. Never had a problem with my Xbox before. The second I get the update, my console always freezes up after a minute of gameplay. Now it’s back to the shop.

          • MagusMaleficus

            One guy I know fairly well on my friends list said his 360 bricked after updating to the NXE… but, in his case, it was bound to happen: the guy left his console on all damn day, had it in a very bad spot (poor ventilation; stacked on other equipment), and just plain treated it like garbage. But I’ve also read about folks who’s 360s bricked for no good reason.

            What pisses me off most about this isn’t what people are claiming, but rather the simple fact that 360s are still going tits-up. Sure, it isn’t as rampant as before, but it’s still clearly a bigger-than-it-should-be issue. I really hope Microsoft works long and hard on a nigh-indestructible console for the next generation.