Category Archives: Behind The Scenes

Posts about the making of the Encyclopedia

The two missions of the USS Sephora: Conjecture in the Alien Encyclopedia

We know that the fate of the Sulaco was something that was not addressed in the Alien movies. This changed when the Nintendo DS game Aliens: Infestation was released in 2011. In the game, the Sulaco is located by the … Continue reading

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5 Things you have to consider when writing an Encyclopedia

I’m not gonna lie: Working on version 7 of the Encyclopedia was particularly challenging, for many reasons. These reasons, however, were just extremes of issues that are representative for working on such a project. After 4 years, I thought it … Continue reading

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Prometheus review (Facebook repost)

The short version is: I REALLY liked the movie, maybe even loved it! Just for the record: I concur with the general buzz about the movie’s strengths. It’s hard not to, because the visuals and atmosphere are really great. However, … Continue reading

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A Word About… Aliens: Thanatos Encounter

Dealing with Aliens: Thanatos Encounter was a surprisingly satisfying experience. At first, it seemed to have a frustratingly vague and thin storyline, but eventually, it turned out that the game allows a possible interpretation that makes the events much more … Continue reading

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The Alien Encyclopedia turns 2!

Today is the second birthday of the Alien Encyclopedia, and things have been good for the project in 2013… something which cannot be said about the Aliens franchise. So come with me on a short retrospective about what happened to … Continue reading

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Aliens: Colonial Marines review (part 3 of 3)

7 – Story (cont’d): I have to start the negative side on a very basic level. Yes, I know that it’s been done to death at this point, but I see no other way but to take Gearbox’s statements about … Continue reading

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Aliens: Colonial Marines review (part 2 of 3)

4 – Graphics: Good things first: The game is incredibly faithful to the franchise: Pulse Rifles, APCs, Powerloaders, they are all here and look the way they should. The levels look suitably dark and dirty, and the new areas expanding … Continue reading

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Aliens: Colonial Marines review (part 1 of 3)

Here’s my review of Aliens: Colonial Marines. I posted this on Facebook in nine parts, and I thought it would be a good idea to archive it here for your convenience. Enjoy! 1 – Introduction: The game press is having … Continue reading

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v0.2 content preview

Here’s a list of all new entries written so far. You may notice that they mainly consist of content from the No Exit novel. Stay tuned for another sneak preview coming soon! Armat Braley, Charles C-3 L/M C-3 L/M incident … Continue reading

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A Word About… Aliens: No Exit

First, let me send a big Thank You! to AvPGalaxy.net for posting about my blog. You’re great! I welcome all new visitors with a new lengthy behind-the-scenes article, this time about one of Dark Horse’s new novels, No Exit. No … Continue reading

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