Are you still angry about Aliens Colonial Marines not living up to expectations or agreed gameplay footage? Well good news then, because I can help YOU get back at Gearbox and Sega for that travesty. It’s time to get your legal pants on, because we’ve got a lawsuit to file!
Sega and Gearbox have been given the ol’ “one two I’mma sue you” lawsuit, as they’re being taken to court for lying about their game. Honestly, I’m surprised that it took this long to get the case rolling.
Edelson LLC will be handling that case according to Polygon via Destructoid, who say that the fake demo footage shown to promote the game, alongside other images "bore little resemblance" to final clusterf$%k of a game.
Damion Perrine filed the suit, in which he claims that "Unfortunately for their fans, defendants never told anyone — consumers, industry critics, reviewers, or reporters — that their ‘actual gameplay’ demonstration advertising campaign bore little resemblance to the retail product that would eventually be sold to a large community of unwitting purchasers."
The gaming community had a strong reaction to the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines," said Edelson, on why it took the case. We think the video game industry is no different than any other that deals with consumers: if companies like Sega and Gearbox promise their customers one thing but deliver something else, then they should be held accountable for that decision.
Is it fair that Aliens Colonial Marines is being taken to court like this? Hey, don’t look at me. I’m not responsible for a half-arsed attempt at resurrecting a classic franchise that pissed on fan expectations and flatout lied to their faces about the quality of said game.
Hopefully, Star Trek will be next. Geoff deserves to be compensated for the pain and suffering that he endured over the ten hours that he had to play that game.
Last Updated: May 2, 2013