Requiem Convention II Report - December 24, 2007
- by Jay
Brothers Strause introduced a couple of sequences from AVP-R
-- which consisted of footage that has been previously been
made mention of on the net -- with the added bonus here of
seeing the footage displayed in a theatrical setting with
stunning dynamic digital picture and sound. "
Requiem Convention Report - November 06, 2007 -
Los Angeles, California.
"A rogue Predator surveys his environment... watching,
stealthy stalking its prey.
"...No folks, I'm not talking about Predator 2!
"This is the "Los Angeles Comic Book and Sci-Fi Convention"
which was held this past weekend -- and the "creature" is
a Predator fan, wearing an impeccably self-made costume."
Requiem - The Battle Goes International! - September
23, 2007 - by Jay
now have the newest AvP-R trailer -- the International version...
and it rocks!
"In comparison to the previous trailer, I actually prefer this
newer version... while the before-mentioned red band trailer
offers more violence, this latter version offers a better
build up and contrast in drama -- albeit it's a bit like watching
Dawson's Creek at the beginning of it -- nevertheless,
it showcases very good-looking Alien and
Predator action... and that's the core of what every Alien
and Predator fan wants... the (lowering) population meter
of the townsfolk is a great touch, too... as it implies the
repercussions and casualties incurred by our kick-ass xenomorphs!"
Best Aliens Game - September 13, 2007 - by Tyler
"I am slowly inching my way down a dimly lit hallway with my fellow soldiers by my side. I try to check each and every crevasse that I approach to make sure that there is no threats awaiting me. Suddenly, a fellow marine lets out a disgusting scream behind me and I turn around quickly only to see him being pulled up into the ceiling by one of those creatures. We all quickly ready our weapons, check our ammo gauges, and prepare for war.
"This vision brings back so many memories that I had in my younger years about taking on the role of my favorite characters in a video game. Ever since I can remember, I have wished and hoped for a video game that let me take on the role of an actual member of the United States Colonial Marines as seen in the great film of all time: Aliens."
Requiem - The Battle Continues! - September 10,
2007 - by Jay
great to see our beloved Aliens and Predators kickin' it up
for another cinema 'bout... these sci-fi titans are looking
in fine form in the AvP Requiem trailer.
"The trailer has visual energy right out of Aliens
with a definitive Predator tip -- and the 'Kelly O'Brien'
character definitely channels 'Ripley' in both look and
panache in the trailer."
Requiem Trailer Guide - August 25, 2007 - by Gareth
long last, the much anticipated trailer for Aliens vs. Predator
Requiem has arrived. The film is the second film to pit the
deadly extra terrestrials from the Alien and Predator film
series and looks to be everything fans had hoped for."
Planet Review - January 18, 2007 - by SiL
"From the beginning of the script, I knew this was
going to be much different from the dozens of other fan
scripts and fan stories of a potential 'Alien' sequels floating
around the 'Net. Set onboard the space ship USS Vassus,
we watch as the 80-odd crew members wake from their sleep.
They talk, they laugh, establish past relationships. Familiarity
and family is thick in the air. But we're not part of it.
We're detached, simple viewers, held back by the fact that
the only person we are familiar with is a stranger here,
bemused and alone. We try to get in, but our emotions are
firmly keyed into one person: Ripley."
The Unrated Edition DVD Review - November 09, 2005
- by Gareth Von Kallenbach
over a decade fans of the Alien and Predator films series
have been tempted by various rumors regarding a proposed film
that would match the two titans in an epic on-screen clash
to determine who is the ultimate Sci-Fi bad guy.
Sadly none of the rumors panned out as one script after another
was rejected ranging from issues over proposed budgets in
excess of $200 million to lack of a human character dynamic.
Fans continued to follow the series in the only ways that
they could, comics, books, and games all the while hoping
that someday a film would come."
What Characters? - October 11, 2005 - by vIM
you own the great pleasure of being able to play the game,
Aliens vs. Predator 2, then you will know that there is a
selection of characters in which to choose from, when playing
a multiplayer game. When I join one of the hundreds of different
games hosted in the AvP universe, I notice only four of these
types are ever used."
Monsters - August 03, 2005 - by Windebieste
movie guide book, Beautiful Monsters is not a work of fiction.
Nor does it purport to represent or to be in any way an
interpretation or fictional realisation of Aliens or Predators.
This is a nonfiction work; and it lives up to the expectations
of extensively documenting a great many well known facts
regarding all 4 Alien movies and both Predator 1 & 2.
It also includes useful information regarding the 2004 released
crossover film, Alien vs. Predator movie to lend it a satisfying
level of completeness. Furthermore, there is to be found
inside the pages of this independent and unauthorised tome
many obscure facts and anecdotes that will surprise and
please any fan of these movies. I would safely say without
any doubt for anybody interested in picking up this book,
you will find new information regarding your favourite movie
that had previously escaped your knowledge."
Collectible DVD Gift Set Review - January 26, 2005
- by Whitney O'Meara
vs. Predator movie was released on DVD today - January 25th,
2005. Potential buyers have many options when it comes to
what extras they would like to get with their DVD. One of
these options is an exclusive that can be purchased at Blockbuster.
Blockbuster has created and released 25,000 AvP Collectible
DVD Gift Sets (limited edition) to celebrate the release
of the movie on DVD."
versus Predator: Bridging the Void - October 20,
2004 - by Windebieste
Predator is a curious film. It is the bridging segment between
both the Alien and Predator movie series. It means that it
has been dealt the onerous task of having to be authentic
in content to both mythos, while generating valuable credibility
points as a stand-alone movie in its own right. Not an easy
goal to achieve, and while it suffers on some levels, in other
areas it can boast a victory cry proud of its heritage."
the Governator - June 18, 2004 - by Evan
strange happened to me on Wednesday, something that I could
not believe at first. I had received a message on my answering
machine inviting me to meet the governor of California at
the Chico mall the next day. Despite my skepticism, I strolled
down to the Chico Mall, on East 20th Street, around 11:30."
of Darkness: Allusions in the Alien Movies - Part V
- June 03, 2004 - by ::GenoDice::
more thing before I movie on! The shuttle that Ripley escapes
from the Nostromo on is called the Narcissus;
a reference to another Conrad book. The name of the shuttle,
Narcissus, was taken from the Conrads The
Nigger of the Narcissus. The plot revolves around a black
sailor who brings death on board a ship with him. Sounds strangely
like the plot of Alien, only a xenomorph, not a black sailor,
brings death to the crew."
Diary: Predator Game - May 18, 2004 - by Mechman
"Well, today I got up bright and early to get there before
the show started. I headed up to check out the new Predator
game in the Vivendi
booth. The game certainly seems impressive visually, with
some interesting cut scenes and good effects for the vision
of Darkness: Allusions in the Alien Movies - Part IV
- May 04, 2004 - by ::GenoDice::
hopefully, with what I said under 'Philosophies and Style,'
and with the list of allusions I provided earlier in this
article, you are starting to see some serious, concrete
connections between Conrads philosophical criticisms
and the Alien films. These connections come across most
notably in the first and third films; Alien Resurrection
seems to have ignored the tradition of providing allusions
to Joseph Conrads literature altogether (which is
yet another reason why I loathe the movie, at least as an
of Darkness: Allusions in the Alien Movies - Part III
- April 22, 2004 - by ::GenoDice::
Conrad was a literary mastermind who would often express
his love for ships and sailing throughout his novels. The
creators of the Alien films apparently either appreciated
Conrad and thought they would look witty by alluding to
his works, and/or actually found some inspirations or connections
between Conrads creations and their own. I prefer
the latter, though it is, at best, merely a presupposition."
of Darkness: Allusions in the Alien Movies - Part II
- April 14, 2004 - by ::GenoDice::
a lot of speculation when it comes to connections between
Alien and Blade Runner, both of which were directed
by Ridley Scott. Each film has androids that are virtually
indistinguishable from humans -- in Blade Runner
theyíre called replicants; in the Alien films theyíre called
synthetics. Many people claim that Ash, Bishop, and Call
could merely be replicants and that the odd and sometimes
deadly traits of Ashís model would correspond with the violent
tendencies of the replicants from Blade Runner."
of Darkness: Allusions in the Alien Movies - Part I
- April 13, 2004 - by ::GenoDice::
you ever wondered at the richness of the Alien saga? Have
you ever thought of how incredibly deep the movies are? How
much symbolism, how many themes and real-life connections
are scattered throughout each film? To be honest, itís somewhat
ineffable; somewhat overbearing."
#2 Analysis - April 10, 2004 - by Acidbyte
"Amalgamated Dynamics, the good people who brought us the creature
FX in Spider-Man and Starship Troopers, are
responsible for the creature FX in the upcoming Alien vs.
Predator movie. Anyone who saw Starship Troopers is
no doubt already foaming at the mouth. For those who aren't,
keep reading. Those who are, read slowly -- or you might miss
something in your rabid-frenzy state."
the One You Believe is Fitting. Defeat Them All. Become
a God. - October 13, 2003 - by KittyKid
you can see from the 'weird' title of my article, this month's
edition is about the three species of Aliens vs. Predator,
and why some people prefer to play Aliens, Predators, Colonial
Marines or Corporates.
Marines and Corporates will be treated as one species... because
they are. *Giggles*)
why do some people like to play one species instead of the
First of all, I'd like to make a difference between people
who choose to play a species because it fits their character,
and people who choose a species based on what their opponent
Art of Melee: Melee with Aliens - October 07, 2003 -
have all the Aliens vs. Predator 2 melee predators gone?
It seems that, at least these days, the game is completely
littered with plasma-spammers and, as I like to say, 'disc-jockeys.'
Granted, Iím an advocate of using all the weapons that have
been put at oneís disposal, but the fighting Iíve seen in
your average AvP2 server is full of players who donít even
touch the combistick or, God forbid, wristblades. I remember
seeing far more melee predators in AvP2ís earlier days,
and that includes games in unlocked, non-clan servers. As
a matter of fact, the only places you can go these days
to be sure of meeting a master of the combistick are clan-servers."
Tips on How to Win with the Pulse Rifle - September
08, 2003 - by ::GenoDice::
the M-41A Pulse Rifle - a highly underrated and under-used
weapon in the game of Aliens versus Predator 2 these days.
Dont let the title of this article fool you, as the
pulsie is arguably every humans (both corporates and
marines, mind you) best asset. Its uses go far beyond engaging
just other humans; but, alas, an article on all of its utilizations
would be so long it wouldnt hold the interest of even
diehard pulse rifle fanatics. Thus, Ive decided to give
an overview on how exactly to use it - and win by using it
- against other humans. Hopefully Ill encourage at least
one or two n00bs to see the light and convert from the smartgun.
"So, lets start, shall we?"
in the History of the AvP Community and Movies -
August 15, 2003 - by KittyKid
human species 'found out' there's two genders out there, one
called the other "male," and another called the
"Since the beginning of the computer century, the male
humans have always thought that the females would not be
suited for using computers, or even using any computer games.
"After we think about that, who would even dare to
think about having females working on a computer game like
"Well, I do, and I got proof that there are women
working on AvP2! According to my research, there are plenty
of women working for Fox Interactive, Sierra Studios and
Vivendi-Universal in all the AvP games..."
of 'Colonial Marines: Elite Force - Chapter 1' -
August 13, 2003 - by Johner
6th, 2003 - , I was browsing through the front page of Planet AvP,
and I noticed when Matt Pruitt wrote a news report announcing
the release of the first chapter of "Colonial Marines:
"Well, I downloaded it, and honestly -- the level of detail
and smooth animation amazed me."
vs. Predator vs. Fanboy 2 - April 01, 2003 - by ::GenoDice::
sure that by now most of you have heard about Aliens vs.
Predator: Extinction. Needless to say, diehard Alien &
Predator fans are a wee bit angry over the whole thing.
This game is definitely oriented towards 'fanboys', as theyre
called, and casual followers of the AvP series. I take it
that Planet AvPs readers are nearly all sincere AvP
fans who want to see an Extinction that is true to the series
that they became so enthralled by after seeing the movies.
This article is how I think AvP: Extinction, or any other
AvP strategy game for that matter, can and should be done
to please the devout crowd."
3D Glasses Review - January 15, 2002 - by David
world of 3D 'realism.' Is it worth it?
"That was a question I asked myself, once, while watching
movies through so-called "3D glasses." I was just
a boy, back then, but that made my experience of using these
glasses only more real. (I had to learn not to wear them
backwards first, though.)
"Now, almost more than a decade later, I get the chance
to wear another set of 3D glasses... maybe with a bit more
technology put into it. Most importantly, it's meant for
a more favored subject of mine: gaming.
Engine Goodness - December 29, 2002 - by AthlonDude
there, fellow AvP fans! This is just your old pal, AthlonDude,
here to give you all some more thoughts to ponder on concerning
the future of AvP. With that in mind, I'll get started."
of the World Unite - November 22, 2002 - by AuthorX
hard to believe, that in the year 2002 - , places on Earth
condone things without knowledge of the subject. Itís hard
to believe people and societies are still wrongly accused
of crimes. Itís hard to believe there is still poverty and
suffering. But it's even more strenuous to think of the
selfish people that donít recognize these problems."
Fall of Breakdown - November 15, 2002 - by AuthorX
Christmas is almost here, and you know what that means:
somehow at the end of the night, I'll find myself on a couch
in some random city with only my underwear.
"But Christmas also marks the best time of the year
as a gamer."
Creation Overview - November 05, 2002 - by TimmyG
document is to help start the character creation process
of any model that you want to bring into the Lithtech engine.
The first thing you want to do is focus on the design of
the model, if you really want to take advantage of some
of the cool stuff the Lithtech engine provides."
vs. Predator III and the Multi-Focii Narrative -
September 04, 2002 - by Windebieste
been a lot of discussion in the forums, news sites and elsewhere
regarding the eventual release of a possible third installment
in the Aliens vs. Predator series. Oft refered to as 'Aliens
vs. Predator 3', no real announcements have been officially
made by the franchise owner..."
III - A Fan's Prespective - August 29, 2002 - by AthlonDude
there, readers! I know I haven't been on here in a while,
but I am back now... at least for the moment to tickle your
reading bone with a little article I like to call "AvP
3 - A Fan's Perspective". Written, of course, by your
friendly neighborhood AthlonDude."
II: Primal Hunt Review - August 28, 2002 - by SirYawnalot
vs. Predator 2 was just crying out for an expansion pack.
We battled through the same story from all three perspectives,
exhausting every single way to hunt, dismember and generally
survive against the multitude of enemies. When the dust
settled and the carnage was over, though, there wasnt
much left to return to as a lone player."
Butes Quickie - August 22, 2002 - by TimmyG
butes are used to finish up a model for insertion into the
engine. Of course if you miss this step, you won't be able
to fully use your model, add new models as well as custom
some of the aspects of your new model."
Butes Overview - August 19, 2002 - by TimmyG
butes are primarily used for hit-tracking, (just make sure
you read the butes file before editing!), they help in identifying
what part of the body on the skeleton gets what animation
when hit, as well as how much damage and explosion effects
a body part has."
to Get Models to Work in the Talon Engine - August
16, 2002 - by TimmyG
to get models to work in the Talon engine? Here's how!
"It wouldn't matter if you wanted to use multiple nodes,
or single mesh. I worked both in, and so can you. The only
thing I prefer is that multiple nodes will LOD a little
nicer, as well as support multi-hit detection easier. (Though
I am sure you can do the same with single mesh)."
with a Star: Part II - August 12, 2002 - by Mechman
all the fan mail about the last interview we had with the
AvP2 monkey, we just had to do another one. When I talked
with his agent, some startling new information came out.
But enough of the filler, on to the monkey! "
In His Own Words - August 10, 2002 - by Windebieste
article is edited together from correspondence between Red_riot
and myself at the end of July and the beginning of August,
2002 - . Red_Riot had notified me that his latest map for Aliens
vs. Predator 2 had been released and was now available for
download. That map is Jungle and it features numerous unique
and creative gameplay elements for Multi-Player sessions."
II: Primal Hunt Preview - August 02, 2001 - by Praetor
much anticipation, the chilling experience of AvP2 will
be brought back through the creative minds of Third Law
Interactive. Once again, the three single-player campaigns
revolve around a similar storyline, but will allow the player
to see the events through the eyes of a human, Predator,
vs. Predator II Tactics - Part One - July 30, 2002 -
Primal Hunt coming out soon, I thought Id take the
time and let the new guys in on some alien tactics. If youre
not new, still read on, since there's some things you might
not know yet.
"I am not responsible for how you use these tactics.
If someone claims you are cheating, too bad; its not
with a Star - June 29, 2002 - by Mechman
I have finally managed to arrange an interview with the
star of two really great games that I enjoyed playing. His
first appearance was in the game No One Lives Forever
(NOLF), developed by Monolith and published by
Fox Interactive. This game won game of the year for 2000 -
from Computer Games Magazine, and was runner up for
the PC Gamers' coveted Game of the Year spot."
Take on Aliens vs. Predator 2I - July 20, 2002 -
the recent interview with Paul Pawlicki, gamers found out
AvP 3 is going to be made, so I thought Id express
what I think it should be like. And maybe some of my ideas
will make it to Sierra (pfft!). Heck, every game needs a
storyline, so lets give this a shot..."
Fan-Fiction: A Guide for the Aspiring Writer - June
12, 2002 - by Mechman
you first read some of the fan fiction on our site, you
probably think that it's not gonna be possible for you to
ever even dream of writing something like this. That's where
I come in. I have a handy list of things to do to make successful*
Games: Past, Present, and Future - June 27, 2002 -
years ago playing games was only for, 'nerds' or 'geeks'.
But in time, it has drastically changed. It became a past
time, and for some a hobby, but still its changing,
no longer is it a spare-time waster, its evolved into
a culture. A culture where everyone is able to be the hero,
an alien, or simulate life as we know it."
for Planet AvP: The Experiences of the New Guy -
June 12, 2002 - by Mechman
what people as when they find out where I work? I mean after
they ask why I have a fire hose and I'm sneaking around
behind their house. They ask what it's like to work here
(Making chitchat before the cops arrive).
Well, to answer all the fanboys question, here it is: A
day at Planet AvP!"
with AvP - June 10, 2002 - by Mechman
time to answer some of these questions. At least so far
as AVP goes. We have 5 contenders for the title of champion.
They are the cast of AVP 2, the Halo Chief, Havoc
from C&C: Renagade, Gordon Freeman from Half-Life,
and an anonymous soldier from Battlezone 2."
in Games - June 01, 2002 - by Mechman
you haven't noticed lately, the singe best selling game
last year for the PS2
was also the most violent, Grand Theft Auto 3. Given
that you're reading this, you probably play one of the most
violent computer games available. But what does this really
mean? Does it make you violent? Does anybody care?"
to Respect Your Foes, And Still Play with Your Food
- May 19, 2002 - by Mechman
you haven't guessed from the title, this is a guide for
the aliens, not the marines (but with the food in
the army, it could have been). This is going to be a completely
honest guide for how to respect the other guy, yet still
taunt his inferior species."
Highly Biased View of the Species in AvP2 - May
15, 2002 - by Mechman
not gonna even pretend to be fair in this. I'm just going
to point out the facts as I see them. In all the other guides
I read, it talks about the awesome firepower of marines,
or the brute strength of the preds, but seems to always
point out the weaknesses of the aliens. The aliens are really
the strongest species, but not very durable. When used correctly,
they can be devastating."
the Good Fight - April 21, 2002 - by Tony
mastered the single player missions, and are ready to take
on real-life opponents. No matter how good the A.I. is,
it canít compare to a skilled human opponent. So youíre
going to need something more than just a mastery of the
basic skills to win the game."
II: Corporate Tactics - March 25, 2002 - by Lazerus
the least understood and least appreciated classes in Aliens
vs. Predator II is the Corporate Machine. In the movie series
the Corporation was always considered to be the enemy. The
Corporation didnít seem to care about its people. Just look
at the terraformers from the second movie."
in Today's Society - March 16, 2002 - by Edge
today's gaming society, snipers aren't usually held in high
regards. Cowards. Bastards. Pure evil spawned from hell
to ruin your day. I hear it all. A whole lot. Because I
prefer to view life through the good end of a rifle. In
my life as a gamer, I have many favorites. I used to have
assault rifles as my favorite. Now I like the ones with
vs. Rebellion? - March 08, 2002 - by AthlonDude
the rumor that Rebellion may be getting the AvP franchise
back in circulation I thought it only fitting to address
this issue in an article I like to call Monolith vs. Rebellion.
What a concept. The thought that Rebellion might get the
franchise back is enough to make some jump for joy, and
some shake with fear. What do I think?"
10: Worse Ways to Die in AvP2 - February 24, 2002 -
know we have all had this happen or watched some poor sap
(like myself) do it. Your happily trotting along with your
flamethrower, life is good. ďOh Hey! Whatís this? Bob must
have just greased this dirty Alien scum, its still steaming.Ē
You admire his work for a few minutes oblivious to the nearby
edge. Yeah! Its all fun and games until you fall off. Those
Marines just arenít built like they used to be."
II Mod Spotlight - Aliens vs. Predator Extreme -
December 11, 2001 - by Windebieste
hasn't taken long for people to start getting stuck into
modding AvP2. We've already seen skins and soundpacks appear,
so it was just a matter of time before we got to see a mod
that addresses how we actually play the game.
"The AXP Public Beta Release Version 1.0 is now available.
This modification for Aliens vs. Predator 2 features a nice
clutch of useful functions and selectable characters for
Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch multi-player modes."