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Aliens: Colonial Marines

Did Gearbox steal from Sega?

Anonymous whistle blower makes accusations.

A blogger calling himself Bryan Danielson and Sega Awakens, whose identity remains unknown has gone on to name who's to blame for that mess that is Aliens: Colonial Marines.

While, putting some of the blame on TimeGate for their "shoddy" work, and Sega for not cancelling completely in 2008 when they realised Gearbox was not living up to their contractual responsibilities - the chief blames lands heavily on Gearbox Software and Randy Pitchford.

"Gearbox stole from SEGA, they robbed us, lied to us about the game, and tried to get another company to make the game instead. Let's see where the funding went shall we? Everyone said the game went to both Borderlands games, but Duke Nukem Forever gets a mention as well, but it's pushed out of the spotlight, because people want to forget about that game, and I don't blame them! Duke Nukem Forever, had a big impact on Aliens: Colonial Marines (ACM) as well."

Sega Awakens or "Bryan Danielson", says that 99% of what is floating around the internet about Aliens: Colonial Marines is true.

"As for the legal action, I'm hearing rumors that SEGA still might try to find ways for legal action on Gearbox for the massive train wreck this whole saga has caused, and they should. However, since the game has been released, the contract has been fulfilled, so depending on the wording of the contract, there might be no legal action taken against Gearbox, or having a case against them will be difficult. I strongly believe that SEGA should not have released the game and made the fans pay for it, they should have taken Gearbox straight to court, because they stole money from us to fund Borderlands and Duke Nukem Forever!"

What do you think? Should Sega have cancelled the game when they realised Gearbox wasn't really making headway with the development, assigning their staff on other projects?

Aliens: Colonial Marines