Gearbox, Sega Sued For Misrepresenting Aliens: Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines was a mess. It was even more disappointing because based on what we'd seen from trailers and demos, it had promise.
Well, now that very issue is going to court. According to a recent Polygon report, developer Gearbox Software and publisher Sega have been named in a class-action lawsuit that claims the two companies knowingly misrepresented the game in question.
After the terrible game launched, many noticed that what we saw just didn't match the trailers and videos that had previously circulated. So now, plaintiff Damion Perrine and the law firm of Edelson LLC have opted to go after those in charge. The suit even cites a Tweet from Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford, who said the complaints about the gap between the promos and the actual product were "understood and fair." The suit further says some footage was misleadingly labeled "actual gameplay," and seeks damages for anyone who pre-ordered the game or bought it on launch day.
None of this sounds like much fun. And it isn't a black-and-white situation, unfortunately. We could just say "buyer beware," but...
Related Game(s): Aliens: Colonial Marines
4/30/2013 10:20:07 PM Ben Dutka