Articles tagged with: Aliens Vs. Predator
“The terror has returned, but this time you are not alone.” Those haunting words, situated at the beginning of the new Dead Space 2 trailer, confirms that EA are no longer content with giving solo frights; they now want to group a bunch of gamers together to scare the living daylights out of the lot of them, together.
SEGA have been taking a lot of heat recently from the Aliens vs. Predator community when it was announced on the forums that console patches would no longer be coming to the game, despite the PC having received five already. We now have an official response from SEGA of America.
So here we are with another Deals of the Week, and the first for July 2010!
As many of you know, both England and the United States went out of the last 16 in the World Cup last weekend, and so if you’re a football/soccer fan, we think you may need a little cheering up.
Aliens vs Predator will be getting its second batch of downloadable content on July 7th with the Bughunt Map Pack. For $6.99, players get four brand new maps; two for Multiplayer and two for Survivor.
Not only that but these new maps are the first to feature environmental hazards and new weather effects. And we though the only thing you had to worry about about was pools of acidic blood and invisible spears.
According to Develop, UK-based developer Rebellion has failed to pay wages and redundancy payments to employees of its Derby branch amidst speculation that the studio is about to file for bankruptcy.
The UK’s position as a world-leading developer of video games is under threat. For years it has been the third largest employer of development staff in the world, with the USA and Japan in first and second position, but recent times have seen the UK overtaken by the Canadian games industry.
Aliens vs. Predator will be getting four “new” multiplayer maps later this month. We say “new” because the term only applies if you purchased the standard edition. Those of you who own the special edition already have the featured maps.
Aliens vs Predator is a game that combines two great 80s feature films together for the 21st Century.
Now the title is back and reimagined for 2010, the first time we have seen a full game since 2007’s awful film Aliens vs Predator: Requiem.
It seems to be the case that the more powerful consoles are becoming, the rarer it is that we can just pick up and play a game. Instead, our time is being spent downloading and installing patches to rectify bugs which should have been resolved prior to release.
It begs the question: has the ability to release downloadable updates led to developers becoming more complacent than in previous generations regarding the bugs in their games?
The technical issue that plagued the AvP multiplayer demo have finally been fixed!
After our meaty hands-on, we were really looking forward to hearing what you guys thought of the new Aliens Vs. Predator game.
It would appear, however, that some technical issues have plagued the release of the multiplayer demo, and those of you hoping to get your slicin’ and dicin’ on, may still be waiting.
Long before Master Chief and his elliptical world. Before the invasions of Vekta and the subsequent incursion into Helghan. There was Aliens Vs. Predator (hereafter AvP).
Shocking the bejesus out of us all back in 1999 when it reared its xenomorphic tongue-sprouting head on the PC (though this author also remembers the Jaguar version quite fondly), Rebellion’s marrying of both action properties – while also inspired by the eponymous Dark Horse comics – have a special place in the hearts of a lot of FPS veterans. Right where the chest-burster usually goes.
With a new AvP game on the dark horizon, we got the opportunity to visit the guys at Rebellion and get a first-hand look at how the resurrection of one of the most renown franchises in the FPS arena is coming along.
Details regarding the seven different multiplayer modes of Aliens vs. Predator have been released on the SEGA Blog and they are just as awesome as you would imagine. Aliens vs. Predators vs. Marines; what more could you ask for?
Death Match, Infestation, Mixed Species Death Match, Survivor, Predator Hunt, Species Death Match and Domination offer a variety of matches that will pit you against the odds at either surviving or destroying the opposition.
Lance Henriksen, the actor who is most known for his role as the android Bishop in the Alien series, will be lending his likeness and voice to the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator video game.
His character in the game will be Karl Bishop Weyland, a descendant of Charles Bishop Weyland.
Sega have confirmed via a press release that the upcoming Aliens Vs. Predator game will not be submitted to the USK (Germany’s classification board) and hence preventing the game from being released in the country. The reason quoted is that getting the title passed in the country would be near impossible “without significant cuts that would harm the gameplay experience”.
It takes a lot to ensure your FPS title stands out from the crowd these days, especially with the vast array of options available.
Aliens versus Predator does this in spades by allowing you to play in single-player and multi-player as any one of the three main factions in the game; Alien, Predator or Marine.
When you think of Aliens and Predators facing off against one another — undoubtedly with some Colonial Marines frantically dying in the middle — you probably think of three obvious groups: Aliens, Predators and Dead Guys.
However, with the influx of complex class systems in the likes of Killzone 2 and the Call of Duty games, more and more people are expecting weird and wonderful roles for their characters when they jump online.
Would a Colonial Marine medic for example be proficient in the skill of face-hugger removal? And what of Predator snipers? Would they come fitted with a specialised shoulder-mounted laser-turret?
Confirming in an interview with GameSpot, developer Rebellion have announced that they see the three main factions within their upcoming game as “a beautiful purity” and will not be over-complicating things further with an intricate class system.
Sega’s harem of Aliens games have gone through a number of ups and downs of late, from Obsidian Entertainment’s RPG finally succumbing to an acidic themed end to Aliens: Colonial Marines slipping to 2010.
One xenomorphic game we are certain will eventually see the cold light of day is Rebellion’s Aliens Vs. Predator. And to prove it’s not all just shadows shifting ominously down sterile and vacant corridors, some footage of the game has finally surfaced.
We’ll keep this brief as it’s likely you won’t even read these words, too busy simply drooling at the accompanying image. We could pretty much say anything we want now, couldn’t we?
Back on point. Thanks to our friends over at Sega, we have the following screenshot of the new Aliens Vs. Predator game.