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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

Trauma in the Desert: How One Mod Defined an Entire Series

Trauma in the Desert: How One Mod Defined an Entire Series

Saying that modding is one of the great advantages of PC gaming is an understatement. Mod(ification)s take many forms, from ‘unofficial’ patches that fix problems developers can’t or won’t deal with, to adding in totally new content or modifying existing content. Sometimes though, they go a step further and radically change the way a game looks, plays and feels, like the Super Skyrim Brothers mod for Skyrim, which exchanges the grim barbarians and frozen tundra of the latest Elder Scrolls for bouncy, colourful Mario cuteness. Sometimes, mods make the base game inarguably better than the ‘vanilla’ version of the game. [...]

December 3, 2014 Neurotic Editorials, Varia 1