Critics pour acid on Aliens: Colonial Marines

In aliens-review-roundup-top630space, no one can hear you scream…unless you’re screaming obscenities about the new Aliens video game. We’re hearing that loud and clear.

Critics are eviscerating Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox’s long-anticipated game/sequel to 20thCentury Fox’s film franchise, making the horrors the game’s xenomorphs inflict seem paltry by comparison.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

James Cameron lobbies for Avatar MMO

The first video game adaptation of James Cameron’s Avatar wasn’t exactly a hit with players, but the director/3D visionary isn’t ready to give up on the idea.

Cameron noted recently that he believes the franchise is ideally suited for a massively multiplayer online game, much like “World of Warcraft” or the upcoming “Star Wars: The Old Republic”.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog

Avatar 3D finally headed to homes

The marketing relationship James Cameron and Panasonic struck in the fall of 2009 continues to bear fruit. Panasonic today announced that the 3D Blu-ray version of “Avatar” would be available exclusively to buyers of its 3D TV sets.

From now through Jan.1, consumers who buy a Vierra 3D TV will receive a copy of the film – which has previously only been available in 2D in homes – as well as two pairs of rechargeable 3D glasses.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog