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Aliens: Colonial Marines get 4GB patch with 'visual improvements'

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Mar 18, 2013 3:10PM PDT

The PC version of critically-panned disasterpiece Aliens: Colonial Marines has received a hefty 3.8GB update today, promising to address many of the critical flaws noted in the game's original release. For example, the update promises to improve texture resolution and add "various visual improvements," which should make the game look more like the demos that were originally released.

AI has also been tweaked to be "more aggressive and responsive." This image went viral around the game's release, which properly summed up people's feelings about the AI. (However, Alice points out that in this specific section of the game, "it's supposed to do that.") In addition, campaign difficulty has been modified "to account for improved AI responsiveness."

While it's commendable that Sega and Gearbox have been working to address the game's many criticisms, many would argue that these are features that should have been in the game when it was originally released. Today's update is for PC, but "future updates" for Xbox 360 and PS3 promise to incorporate many of these features as well.

For a full list of patch notes, click here.

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