Sega has offered to settle the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit for $1.25 million. Out of that chunk of change, the plaintiff will get $2500. For reals.
Sega has offered to settle the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit for $1.25 million. This lawsuit was of course a class-action lawsuit that stated that the finished game was nothing like the advertised product and therefore Sega was guilty of false advertising.
Roger Damion Perrine and John Locke filed the suit in 2013 on behalf of of gamers who bought the Aliens: Colonial Marines on the strength of pre-release trailers, demos, etc. that they said misrepresented the game's quality.
Of course, this doesn't mean that Sega is admitting guilt in the case; it just means that the company wants the suit to go away.
If SEGA's settlement offer is accepted, the attorneys will get $312,500, admin and court costs will take $200,000, and main plaintiff John Locke will get a whopping $2,500. The remaining cash will go to gamers who made a claims and the renumeration will not exceed the value of Aliens: Colonial Marines.