No Females In Aliens: Colonial Marines Prompts Petition


Some female gamers are not too pleased with the apparent fact that Aliens: Colonial Marines will have no female characters, so much so that one “Melissa K” has started a petition hoping to change the situation.

Says Ms K:

“Aliens: Colonial Marines developed by Gearbox Software and published by SEGA is an upcoming First Person Shooter where according to the official website “You and your friends will become the most badass military outfit in the galaxy – the US Colonial Marines.”… “Enlist in the Marine Corps: Bringing you a true sequel to James Cameron’s classic Aliens…”… ” An extensive upgrade system allows players to customize their characters to play the way they want”, yet according to Brian Burleson, Producer at GBX, You CANNOT play as a female marine,” reads the petition.

“This is unacceptable for a game that makes such claims as are listed on its official website, made after a film franchise that has many strong female characters like Ripley, Vasquez, Ferro and Dietrich to name a few. There is roughly 5-6 months before the game goes Gold and releases February 12th, 2013 so we need to let them know NOW that they are not being true to the ALIENS universe by not including the ability to play as a female in Multiplayer. There are many females that enjoy playing video games and are fans of the films who are tired of playing as a male all the time. Lets let Gearbox Software know what they are doing is not true to the franchise!”

Are her claims justified? Share your thoughts.

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4 Comments on "No Females In Aliens: Colonial Marines Prompts Petition"

  1. nick July 6, 2012 at 4:56 am -

    jesus tap dancing christ does it really matter!?
    Some people seriously need to get a life!
    disgusting how whiny and picky the world has become!!!!!!!!!
    next were going to have WW3 over some country had a party and did not invite a certain country.

  2. nick July 6, 2012 at 4:58 am -

    reminds me of all the bitching how ubisoft have only shown red coats getting killed in AC3.
    they make it sound like its propaganda to bring down the country or something!
    for fucks sake its a video game, who cares who is in it and who is not?
    and who cares who kills who!?

  3. Ernice Gilbert July 6, 2012 at 8:57 am -

    Man, give the ladies a break. I say we NEED female characters! Pitchforks everyone!! :D

  4. nick July 6, 2012 at 11:36 am -

    i couldent care less whether we do or dont!
    just pisses me off how people create a mountain over a grain of dirt these days!
    EVERYTHING has to be blown WAY out of proportion!
    just like when bioware had no gays in their games, so everyone listed them anit gay.

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