Aliens: Colonial Marines: is authenticity enough?

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An awkward moment follows Gearbox’s demonstration of Aliens: Colonial Marines’ campaign. After a moodily lit climb up the floors surrounding the gigantic power generator of the marines’ starship, the Sulaco, the Aliens fan in us is delighted to find it exactly as James Cameron’s cast left it back in 1986. But then senior producer Brian Burleson is asked what Gearbox’s new game brings to the firstperson shooter genre besides its storied, weighty licence.

Sega talks restructuring and its digital future

Sega talks restructuring and its digital future
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Following news of Sega’s restructure in June – which lead to layoffs in the west, and reduced focus on boxed products in favour of proven IP and digital game sales – the lesser-known second half of John Clark’s job title took on greater significance. Known to the trade as Sega’s UK managing director, Clark is also Sega’s digital distribution director, responsible for heading up Sega West’s focus on PC and other new markets. Here, the Sega exec updates us on the publisher’s new outlook.