Aliens: Colonial Marines: is authenticity enough?


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.

Borderlands 2 review

Borderlands 2

Decisions of the mind and heart are the crux of Borderlands, the FPS-cum-RPG that has possibly the greatest practical understanding of what makes a great shooter: guns. And by ‘guns’, we mean the interplay between a lot of different parameters, each of which both Gearbox and you explore in the ‘bazillions’ of guns in Borderlands 2.

Brothers In Arms Furious 4 now a new IP

Brothers In Arms Furious 4, the fourplayer co-op Gearbox shooter announced at E3 in 2011, has "evolved" into an all-new IP.The news was revealed at PAX over the weekend by Gearbox president Randy Pitchford. Speaking to Kotaku, he hinted that the new game would, like Gearbox's shooter-RPG hybrid Borderlands, fuse two established genres in a new way, but refused to elaborate."Our Pokémon has evolved," he said. "It has different powers."

Gearbox demakes Borderlands for browsers

Gearbox demakes Borderlands for browsers

Gearbox Software's marketing campaign for the upcoming Borderlands 2 has taken a novel turn with the studio releasing a 16bit-style demake of the original game.Playable in browsers at the marvellously named Borderlands 2 website, The Border Lands is a single-screen shooter that gives players a choice of four of the game's characters – Salvador, Maya, Zero and Axton.