Eh, I don't hold Duke Nukem against them. To make that game good, they would have had to redo the entire thing. As it stands, they bought everything from 3D Realms, pieced it to together and basically showed the world that 3D Realms' owners were con artists.
However, Aliens just seems like a deliberate choice to screw over a publisher and gamers in order to focus on something that would make actual money for just Gearbox, Borderlands 2.
It paid off for Gearbox, and Borderlands 2 was good, but it means I don't touch anything they make without a review from now on.
Yeah, this is where I'm at with Bioware. DA3 is a wait for reviews before I buy