I've been looking for a copy of AvP for a long time, because I have yet to play it, and I hear that it's awesome.
That dude in the back looks like he's sure having a good time.
Anyway, I come to you, PA, because I have just this very day gotten ahold of a copy of AvP Gold (well, a friend is bringing it over in a little bit), and I was wondering if there is anything I should know before playing.
Basically, I'm running XP so I'm not concerned about compatibility too much, but are there any patches I should track down? Mods that make the game better/cooler/scarier?
I'm thinking of going Marine first because I am in the mood to shoot some shit.
So let's discuss AvP while I wait for my friend to bring me his copy.
This has sort of turned into a thread on the new AvP game as well.
It should be out in February for the PC/PS3/360, and it's looking pretty good:
Look at those gibs! They look fantastic.
"AvP gibs look too fantastic" says Australian Ratings Board, game summarily denied classification.
Apparently Rebellion doesn't really want
to release a special version for Australia where all of the blood is removed and the Aliens/Predators/Marines spend their time watching romantic comedies together instead of killing each other, so
We will not be releasing a sanitised or cut down version for territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices.
This is bittersweet, because it looks like gamers from Down Under will have to rely on us Freedom Loving Americans/Crumpet Loving Europeans to gift them Steam copies in exchange for kiwi furs or whatever they use for money down there, but at the same time, hopefully it will set a precedent that will eventually mean a higher ratings classification for videogames in Australia, which would mean less banned games. This is good, because it's pretty lame that an adult should not be able to make adult choices on what media he/she wants to purchase and enjoy.
- AvP in all of it's glory will be available in Australia after all, gg Aussies:
Knew something was up with that trailer rating this morning; Sega just let us know that Aliens vs Predator, a violent game which had previously been refused classification in Australia, has had that ruling overturned.
Sega Australia's general manager, Darren Macbeth, tells Kotaku "It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal. We are particularly proud that the game will be released in its original entirety, with no content altered or removed whatsoever. This is a big win for Australian gamers. We applaud the Classification Review Board on making a decision that clearly considers the context of the game, and is in line with the modern expectations of reasonable Australians".
The ruling means the game will now be classified MA15+, meaning only those aged 15 years over can purchase the game. It also means no cuts or edits will need to be made to the title in order for it be sold, which is lucky, since developers Rebellion had sworn that's something they weren't going to do.
So, here we discuss Aliens, Predators, Colonial Marines, facehuggers, chestbursters, How much the AvP movies sucked, or how Resurrection never existed.
edit: This no longer works, and the demo has been removed from the Steam accounts of the people who used it.
Here is the direct steam link to the avp demo for the poor folks in Germany and Australia, which can't download it normally:
If they browse to this link with internet explorer and steam installed it will install the demo regardless of country. Valve might ban their steam account for this, but it is very unlikely. Nevertheless, please include a warning in the OP.[/strike]
Also, controller layouts:
This needs to be in the OP. Answers quite a few questions.