Aliens: Colonial Marines PC Gets A 4GB Update, AI Overhauled, Changelod Revealed

Aliens Colonial Marines v2
Now that’s more like it. Gearbox unveiled today that a new update for the PC version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is now available and that it weights around 4GB in size. Yeap, you read that right. 4GB in size and is available as we speak. Gearbox has also released the changelog of this huge update, revealing that the enemy and friendly AI has been tweaked in order to be more aggressive and responsive. Hell bloody yeah. You can view the complete changelog below, so go ahead and take a look. The only downside is that Gearbox introduced a film grain filter that cannot be disabled. According to the developers, a new update might make this effect toggleable.
Aliens: Colonial Marines PC Update Changelog:
3/18/2013 Update
General
Improved texture resolution.
Various visual improvements.
Added mouse smoothing to options menu.
Fixed crashes tied to launch and motion tracker.
Added additional safeguards to better protect save data.
Resolved an issue where a player’s level could sometimes appear incorrect when backing out of a party.
Addressed several scenarios under which players could spawn without a weapon.
Changes to better prevent audio from sometimes cutting out during end of mission cinematics.
Fixed issue where Xeno death animation was not properly calculating momentum of the killing blow.
Smart Gun animation now properly tracks targets.
Addressed some instances where Xenos would display erratic animations.
Increased light radius for player’s shoulder lamp.
Adjusted aim assist to better reflect player input.
Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause co-op player revival to not work under certain circumstances.
Addressed issues with players not spawning into a level properly.
Fixed a marine player invincibility exploit.
Resolved several instances where players could walk or fall outside of maps.
Addressed an issue where Ripley’s Flamethrower (bonus content) would sometimes fire continuously without player input.
Fixed an issue that could cause localized text to sometimes display incorrectly.
Addressed an issue where weapon ammunition was not always highlighted properly.
General user interface improvements.
Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Campaign
Tweaked enemy and friendly AI to be more aggressive and responsive.
Modified campaign difficulty to account for improved AI responsiveness.
Improved enemy collision detection regarding doors and Power Loader.
Addressed some issues that could cause improper warping for co-op players.
Various tweaks to address instances where NPC characters would not always properly navigate to objectives.
Added safeguards to prevent players from using a weapon in the weapons-suppressed portion of “One Bullet.”
Modified Bella and Reid’s behavior in “No Hope in Hadley’s” to prevent them from spawning at the wrong point.
Players will no longer bleed out immediately when downed in a Power Loader.
Versus
Fixed issues that could cause clients to report inaccurate results and statistics.
Addressed instances where a map would appear to “pop in” when loading into a new match.
New Xeno appearance customization added.
Multiplayer teams should now correctly auto-balance between rounds.
Increased duration of Lurker Pounce Challenge “Cat-Like Reflexes” from 10 to 20 seconds.
Fixed issue where certain multiplayer challenges would not unlock properly for all characters.
Crusher pick-ups now correctly appear as highlighted for clients.
Aliens Colonial Marines: With 4GB patch (PC)

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