: So long as you don't kill them with a Flamethrower (or by dropping them into
: harmful lava or goo), they'll drop a nice little gift that, despite
: lacking an official name besides the Alien Weapon, is often called the
: Scatter Rifle (if my memory serves me correctly). It's so called because,
: despite being slightly more accurate than the Assault Rifle, it fires
: bazillions of little (but very powerful) pellets all in a horizontal line
: in front of you.
I probably should've mentioned this earlier, but here it goes: how do we know how to use an Alien Weapon? In M2, it almost makes sense, considering that the 'N-Cannon' looks just like a human gun and seems to operate just like one too (aside from the obvious change in what we're shooting), but in M1, how do we even know the thing can be fired by a human (and/or freaky cyborg thing)?