A while back, SEGA and Gearbox got in trouble for their Aliens: Colonial Marines trailers, which did not accurately represent the finished product. In an attempt to apologize, SEGA slapped a disclaimer on all of its trailers saying that the footage shown was from a demo version of the game and not representative of the final product. Unfortunately, a disclaimer wasn’t enough.
This disclaimer was put up long after the game had been released and many players had purchased copies. One such buyer, Damion Perrine, has taken legal action against SEGA, accusing them of false advertising. Edelson LLC is taking the case.
"The gaming community had a strong reaction to the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines," said Edelson. "We think the video game industry is no different than any other that deals with consumers: if companies like Sega and Gearbox promise their customers one thing but deliver something else, then they should be held accountable for that decision."