Although the new year has brought a lot of new game announcements, it has also forced a few games to be removed from Steam.
Aliens: Colonial Marines
The Sega/Gearbox courtroom drama has gotten a little more interesting this week, with Sega throwing some new accusations Gearbox's way
Sega has tentatively agreed to pay out a cool $1.25 million as part of a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought to them and Gearbox Software in regards to Aliens: Colonial Marines.
In an ongoing lawsuit filed for Aliens: Colonial Marines' being falsely advertised, Gearbox Software has distanced itself from Sega, claiming that it funded the game and never saw any royalties from the Sonic publisher.
Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox trademarked a new Aliens video game, giving fans hope the dreadful Aliens: Colonial Marines
All of the drama surrounding Aliens: Colonial Marines still isn't over, as a new lawsuit has been filed against both Gearbox and Sega with allegations of false advertisement.
Aliens: Colonial Marines has officially been canceled for the Nintendo Wii U, ensuring that this game won't be coming out of the walls anymore for other consoles.
Sega's European branch came under scrutiny from the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Agency for the Aliens: Colonial Marines marketing, and has acknowledged the trailer did not "accurately reflect" the retail release.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is well known for needing a bit of … work, let’s say. The game suffers from a variety of glitches and problems in both its single and multiplayer modes. We have known for a while that Gearbox was working on fixing some of these problems, and PAX East gave them the chance to give us even more info.
According to Polygon, TimeGate Studios, one of the many developers to work on the much maligned Aliens: Colonial Marines, has laid off a number of its employees.