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  • Derblington 30 Sep 2011 23:12:11 22,281 posts
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    There are rules, and they are established.

    The differences in design between the human hosted xenos are a product of directors/designers wanting to put their own stamp on the creature. That's pretty natural. The A3 host change is irrelevant as they were script changes, neiethr take place at the same time and we can only take one as canon, which is the dog (the cow, essentially, doesn't exist in the established movie lore). The act of the xeno morphing to it's host's features were established in A3, yes, but it's still now canon and therefor anything taking place after that point will have that knowledge held against it should they ignore the rules, so criticism is fair.

    Regardless of all of that, the planet is dead and there is nothing to host the new xeno, especially a new strain, so how the hell has it got there? Maybe that's answered in the game story.
  • oldschoolsoviet 30 Sep 2011 23:12:29 5,549 posts
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    Alien 3 suggested they take on aspects of the host, the other films didn't.


    Nope. Giger did, then got involved with a huge spat with the design bods on Alien 3, who subsequently told him to fuck off. There's a whole backstory there, but the short version is that well before the release of Alien 3, most of the graphic novels/comics, notably the 90's Dark Horse publications, stuck to this theory of genetic inheritance.

    Shit, I remember Alien whales ! Just don't get me started on the Royal Jelly stuff.......
  • Deleted user 30 September 2011 23:17:00
    The co op for this could be awesome if they use L4D as an influence.
  • Gearskin 30 Sep 2011 23:26:21 2,084 posts
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    oldschoolsoviet wrote:
    Alien 3 suggested they take on aspects of the host, the other films didn't.


    Nope. Giger did, then got involved with a huge spat with the design bods on Alien 3, who subsequently told him to fuck off. There's a whole backstory there, but the short version is that well before the release of Alien 3, most of the graphic novels/comics, notably the 90's Dark Horse publications, stuck to this theory of genetic inheritance.

    Shit, I remember Alien whales ! Just don't get me started on the Royal Jelly stuff.......

    So why, if all huggers look the same, did one produce a queen? Why aren't there 20 Queen's?
    Why did the creature from Kane have a shiny carapace for a head and a humanoid limb structure when the creatures from the human colonists have no carapace and extra joints the the legs?

    James Camerons film coined them "bugs" and a hive mentality. Ants have hives, and different casts of ant. Why couldn't there be different casts of aliens?

    When it comes to a mysterious Sci fi monster that has never been explained, everything is fair game. You can't say what it is capable of if you don't know what its not.
  • Ged42 1 Oct 2011 00:04:55 7,804 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    Regardless of all of that, the planet is dead and there is nothing to host the new xeno, especially a new strain, so how the hell has it got there? Maybe that's answered in the game story.

    The Company probably diverted a ship load of colonists to the planet to keep their investment alive.
  • Derblington 1 Oct 2011 00:09:43 22,281 posts
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    The story of the game is about a search & recuse team looking for the missing marines and Ripley. They wouldn't send a bus load of colonists in before that.
  • Tricky 1 Oct 2011 00:32:12 4,485 posts
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    Well it is The Company so who knows what shit they've been up to :-)
  • mikeck 27 Jan 2012 19:36:40 1,936 posts
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    So, the latest trailer is up, I'm biased, but looks good huh? :)

    Contact Teaser

    Edited by mikeck at 19:37:32 27-01-2012
  • pinebear 27 Jan 2012 19:54:53 8,565 posts
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    How come the new autumn date isn't going to clash with Borderlands 2?

  • mikeck 27 Jan 2012 20:12:47 1,936 posts
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    That is a bloody good question...
  • oceanmotion 27 Jan 2012 21:32:15 16,126 posts
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    pinebear wrote:
    How come the new autumn date isn't going to clash with Borderlands 2?
    Sega - Aliens Colonial Marines
    2K Games - Borderlands 2
  • Vortex808 27 Jan 2012 21:46:43 7,580 posts
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    Oooh. That new trailer looks niiice.

    A new and good aliens game would be very welcome.
  • pinebear 27 Jan 2012 21:51:11 8,565 posts
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    oceanmotion wrote:
    pinebear wrote:
    How come the new autumn date isn't going to clash with Borderlands 2?
    Sega - Aliens Colonial Marines
    2K Games - Borderlands 2
    Gearbox developing both, would that factor?

  • oceanmotion 27 Jan 2012 22:20:41 16,126 posts
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    Doubt it. Contract is a contract.

    So many big games coming out towards the end of the year. Off the top of my head.

    GTAV
    Bioshock
    Halo 4
    Call of Duty
    Resident Evil 6
    Hitman
    Tomb Raider
    Metal Gear Rising
    Far Cry 3
    Devil May Cry
    Last Guardian
    Brothers in Arms
    XCOM
    Wii U as well
    Star Wars Kinect :D

    Even before that.

    Max Payne
    Mass Effect 3
    Ninja Gaiden
    Ghost Recon
    Prototype
    Syndicate
    HD Collections

    Possible a few will slip into 2013 but the everyone looks like they want to blow their load before 2013.

    Anyway, someone wake up Hicks.
  • Ged42 27 Jan 2012 22:43:32 7,804 posts
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    Nice teaser and nice use of the theme from Moon.

    /Starts grinning and readies to grab linen.
  • Apone 27 Jan 2012 23:39:30 4 posts
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    A stylish trailer doesn't stop me turning in my grave.
  • pinebear 28 Jan 2012 08:13:34 8,565 posts
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    Yep, Brothers in Arms Furious 4 is another Gearbox game, though I'm wondering if they haven't optioned it out to a Ubisoft studio somewhere in Eastern Europe or Asia.

    Of the three, surely that's most likely to slip.

    Plus, as you say, there's the prospect of GTA V coming out around that time. Could get very messy for everyone else.

  • muttler 28 Jan 2012 10:03:47 4,286 posts
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    Sega exec says to Gearbox exec:

    "If we release this game during the Christmas period we will both come out of this heros and we will be set up for life."
  • Ged42 28 Jan 2012 11:32:34 7,804 posts
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    You'd thought they would have gone for a June release date to capitalise on the Alien buzz around Prometheus.
  • Jmek 28 Jan 2012 12:51:50 1,357 posts
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    Bah! I knew this would get delayed. :-(
  • KingofJokers 28 Jan 2012 13:31:41 36 posts
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    I don`t know much about this game but i have been looking forward to it for about 8-9 months now and can`t wait to see what it has to offer
  • HoriZon 28 Jan 2012 13:37:26 13,596 posts
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    Looks great fun, but hope its not shit like AvP.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • mikeck 28 Jan 2012 13:42:22 1,936 posts
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    oceanmotion wrote:
    Doubt it. Contract is a contract.

    Ha, really?

    The fact they made Borderlands after taking money to develop this very game (that is still not out) suggests otherwise ;)
  • KingofJokers 28 Jan 2012 13:46:56 36 posts
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    Only flaw to AvP was the online multiplayer due to poor servers.
  • jack24 28 Jan 2012 13:57:52 284 posts
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    And the ridiculously shite campaign?
  • KingofJokers 28 Jan 2012 14:16:48 36 posts
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    I thought the campaign was ok not the best but ok it was fun however to play as the alien tho.
  • Deleted user 28 January 2012 14:19:10
    Not if you've played the other AVP games.
  • KingofJokers 28 Jan 2012 14:25:20 36 posts
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    which ones you talking about may i ask
  • Deleted user 28 January 2012 14:27:43
    The other AVP games?
  • KingofJokers 28 Jan 2012 14:33:34 36 posts
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    which ones are you talkin bout like which ones are you counting when you say that
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