Long read: Who is qualified to make a world?

In search of the magic of maps.

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Watch us play Aliens: Colonial Marines from 5pm GMT

Maybe we could build a fire and sing a couple of songs?

Well, that just happened. Aliens: Colonial Marines launched today, and you've probably already dissected Dan Whitehead's verdict on the long-awaited game from Gearbox. Still, while it might hardly be a great game, it's definitely an interesting one, and you might want to check out what exactly all the fuss is about.

Cover image for YouTube videoAliens Colonial Marines - Let's Play LIVE - Eurogamer

Which is where the lovely Ian Higton comes in. He'll be playing through the game's opening few hours from 5pm today, and will be able to field any questions you may have. Pop along to cheer him on, or maybe just come to gawp at the horror of it all.

You may also want to check out some of Ian's other videos of Colonial Marines, including a rundown of the biggest WTF moments from the campaign itself. And! You can also check out some of our other playthroughs and video features on Eurogamer's dedicated YouTube channel.