I never expected to like Saints Row the 3rd as much as I did, but underneath its silly surface was an incredibly polished action experience drenched in creativity, mayhem, and fun. When we got word that Volition games was booking appointments for Saints Row 4 at this year’s PAX: East, I couldn’t wait to see what new trouble the Saints had gotten themselves into. Wow, I’m a fan of this franchise?
James Cameron’s Aliens is one of my favorite films of all time. As a matter of fact, while riding around in the limo during my bachelor party we watched Aliens in-between stops of mayhem. In one of the saddest moments in film history the Aliens franchise took a nose-dive after the second installment. In a case of “worst idea ever” the geniouses at FOX decided to kill off Newt, Hicks, and Bishop and erase some amazing characters. That’s right, three iconic characters gone with the stroke of a pen. Fast forward twenty years. Aliens has been ripped off dozens of times by other major films and video games. Blockbuster AAA titles like Halo blatantly stole their technical design from Cameron’s Aliens. Imitation as they say…. So why has there never been a truly amazing Aliens video game? Gearbox hopes to remedy that with Aliens: Colonial Marines coming in 2012. Take a look at this teaser… for the film that should have been.