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32 Years of Alien Games (Part 3)

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 3)

Well marines, it’s been a long and crazy ride, but hang tight, we’re finally nearing the end. We left the base in Part 1 for a look at the first ever Alien game, Fox’s own Atari 2600 Alien cartridge in 1982, and ended with the last of the licensed Alien 3 games and the now-legendary first of Rebellion Developments’ AvP games for the Atari Jaguar, all in 1994. That was also the year in which a particularly interesting sub-set of id Software and Counterstrike-based fan-made Alien mods took off, with a Doom TC (total conversion) that was so good, several [...]

January 28, 2015 Neurotic Editorials, Varia 1

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 2)

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 2)

Fifty years elapsed between the end of Alien, when Ripley entered cryostasis for the long journey home aboard the Nostromo’s shuttle, to the beginning of Aliens when she was de-thawed. Fortunately for us though, only one week has elapsed since we first delved into the thirty-two year history of H.R. Giger’s iconic Alien’s computer and video game history. Now, I’ve de-thawed the fish fingers and chips, put the kettle on and sat down to carry on our epic journey into gaming history. Are you ready? Here comes the bug hunt. If you recall, we began last week with the very first [...]

January 21, 2015 Neurotic Editorials, Varia 4

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 1)

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 1)

Two weeks ago, it was widely reported that Rebellion’s Aliens vs Predator (2010) and the notorious Aliens: Colonial Marines had both disappeared from Steam. Last week, it was reported that they were back again, with the whole thing shrugged off as a bit of standard legal business whilst SEGA’s Alien franchise licensing rights were renewed with 20th Century Fox. To make a long story only slightly shorter, this led me to reinstalling the 2010 AvP, playing the Marine campaign for about 15 minutes, then quitting in terror before I’d even met the first alien (which is exactly how I played [...]

January 14, 2015 Neurotic Editorials, Retro Gaming, Varia 1