Aliens: Colonial Marines was so bad that Gearbox and Sega are being sued
The launch of Aliens: Colonial Marines in February was a disaster. The game took a beating from the press, and was ripped to pieces by critics and fans alike.
As if that wasn't enough to punish the game's shoddy workmanship, Polygon has revealed that the game's developer, Gearbox Software is the target of a lawsuit over the game's final state.
The suit alleges that Gearbox and Sega knowingly misrepresented the levels, graphics, and artificial intelligence of A:CM in previews and press demos, and that they restricted reviews of the title until after the game shipped to prevent potential early buyers from learning the truth about the game's quality.
In a fascinating addition, the suit apparently also cites a tweet from Randy Pitchford as supporting evidence for the case. Proving that not only is everybody responsible for the things they say on Twitter, but your tweets can and will be used against you in a court of law, or at least during litigation.
The full Polygon report is well worth a read and incorporates a comment from the prosecuting company, Edelson LLC.
- Griffin McElroy