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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines
« Reply #105 on: April 03, 2013, 04:30:00 PM »
In order to avoid investigation, Sega Europe is altering the deceptive trailers for Aliens: Colonial Marines-

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Sega Europe will alter its deceptive trailers of Aliens: Colonial Marines in the UK to acknowledge the difference between promotion and final product. [GI.biz] reports a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK by a [Reddit] user triggered Sega to make amends in order to avoid a formal investigation.

"Sega Europe acknowledged your objection that the trailers did not accurately reflect the final content of the game," Niall McVeigh, complaints executive at the Advertising Standards Authority wrote. "[Sega] agreed to add a disclaimer, both on their website and in all relevant YouTube videos, which explains that the trailers depict footage of the demo versions of the game. The disclaimer will be visible when each online trailer is played."

According to the ASA website, the organization received four complaints. It's widely known now that Sega and developer Gearbox Software misled the press and public with inaccurate demonstrations of Aliens: Colonial Marines for years. The game currently stands as one of the worst reviewed titles of 2013.

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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines
« Reply #106 on: May 10, 2013, 03:40:07 PM »
Aliens: Colonial Marines managed 1.31 million sales
That about merits a sequel doesn't it? What?

Aliens: Colonial Marines was one of Sega's best-selling games last financial year (ended 31st March 2012) despite being absolute pants.

The shooter, made by Gearbox Software - oh really? - shifted a successful 1.31 million copies, according to Sega's annual financial report.

Nevertheless, Colonial Marines remains a sore spot for Sega, having been pelted with critical scorn and even class action lawsuits about misleading advertising. And rumour has it that TimeGate Studios, the team thought to be responsible for the bulk of Aliens: Colonial Marines, has now been closed.

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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines
« Reply #107 on: July 08, 2013, 04:22:24 AM »
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines
« Reply #109 on: July 23, 2013, 11:23:42 AM »
There goes my 100%!

Aliens: Colonial Marines to get new campaign DLC
Updated Achievements  >:(

This feels very much like they're testing waters for another future entry...if it happens, hopefully it's handled with much more care than this was.

 

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