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'The transition' of The Bureau: making XCOM Declassified a more tactical shooter

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 17, 2013 5:00am PDT

"We're trying to make a more skillful game that requires more than just run and gun," XCOM Declassified's creative director told us. "We decided if the player obscenely uses tactics and his agents, there should be the possibility that you can beat certain fights without pers...

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"Three player tactical Co-op where you don't just run and gun and actually have to think about ..."

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NBA 2K14 debuts Euroleague Basketball teams

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2013 5:00pm PDT

2K Sports has struck a multi-year deal with Euroleague Basketball and will bring European teams to the NBA 2K series, starting with NBA 2K14.

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Civilization V patch adding Pitboss mode

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 02, 2013 6:00am PDT

Almost three years after launch, Civilization V's promised Pitboss multiplayer mode is finally arriving today in a new patch. The update also brings an observer mode, support for custom maps in multiplayer, AI tweaks, new terrain art, bug fixes, and more, making everything s...

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"Ha, I saw the Steam update downloading, and go to View Details, and click "Read More" thinking ..."

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified trailer is more tactics than shooter

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 9:00am PDT

A new trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified shows off its strategy roots, as the player proceeds through an enemy encounter without ever firing a single shot.

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"That's what I was looking forward to. I can understand them switching it back to the roots of ..."

- iamgoat see all 17 comments

Mobile review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Firaxis and 2K have released the long-awaited iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Does it hold a candle to its PC and console brothers?

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"Just got it, little sluggish but otherwise spot on to the Xbox/pc. I'm on an iPad 2 16gb"

- k1ld0r see all 4 comments

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified first DLC is Xbox-exclusive

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 19, 2013 6:30am PDT

With only two months to go until the launch of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, you may have been concerned about publisher 2K's silence on the subject of downloadable content. Relax! The tactical shooter will indeed receive DLC, 2K announced today, and you'll surely be thrill...

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"That sad, but it still wont sway me away from PS4. Thanks for the try though XBone."

- rtricoche see all 6 comments

Civilization V: Brave New World trailer highlights World Congress

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2013 12:55pm PDT

While we were distracted gushing over horseback stealth and hair dragons last week during E3, 2K Games quietly released another Civilization V: Gods & Kings trailer. Now that we've had time to see it, hey, it's a short but interesting look at one of the expansion's big new f...

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"I did, bought it on release day. Your attempt to cheerlead for them falls on deaf ears around here."

- agcrouton see all 26 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits iOS on Thursday

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2013 6:30am PDT

We were jolly pleased when we got to play the iOS port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and soon you should be too. The proper full game, which we're assured has "no free-to-play aspects to it," will launch this Thursday, June 20, at $19.99.

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"Picking this up on day 1. I used to use Splashtop to play when I was at work over a remote ..."

- mastermike569 see all 9 comments

NBA 2K14 coming October 1 with LeBron James on cover

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 07, 2013 4:15pm PDT

NBA2K14 is coming out October 1. LeBron James has been unveiled as the cover athlete for the game, the first next-gen installment of the long-running franchise.

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"Since I'm from Cleveland and hate LBJ, I can only hope he suffers from some kind of voodoo curse ..."

- oribiasi see all 7 comments

Interview: Why XCOM: Enemy Unknown is such a 'good fit' for mobile

By Gabriella Tato, May 31, 2013 10:00am PDT

We chatted with Jake Solomon, lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown about the upcoming iOS version, and what it means for the future of 2K.

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"Its a good fit for mobile, but not my WiiU?! Thats bananas man."

- rtricoche see all 8 comments

Borderlands 2 trailer shows Krieg the Psycho's sensitive side

By John Keefer, May 31, 2013 6:30am PDT

Krieg the Psycho is a new vault hunter in the world of Pandora and it turns out he has a soft, sensitive side. Sadly its deeply buried under such wild phrases as "poop train" and "meat bicycle."

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"haha Krieg is the best. he's saying that sort of goofy shit all the time while playing too"

- Psigun see all 4 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown iOS preview: made for mobile

By Gabriella Tato, May 30, 2013 5:00am PDT

After spending some time with XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the iPad, it's safe to say that the game for iOS feels like a match that was meant to be.

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"until I saw the bank draft which said $7529, I didnt believe that...my... friends brother woz ..."

- JeanieOwen19 see all 17 comments

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified video looks at agency's origin, tactics

By John Keefer, May 28, 2013 12:30pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown built on the premise of a modern day UFO agency designed to hunt down and eliminate alien threats. But a new video for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified delves into how developer 2K Marin envisioned the creation of that clandestine organization back in the 19...

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer delves into new ideologies

By John Keefer, May 23, 2013 9:30am PDT

The Civilization 5: Brave New World is bringing a new ideology system to the game, as well as adding some social policies. A new trailer for the...

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Grand Theft Auto 5 Special Edition, Collector's Edition, pre-order bonus unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, May 23, 2013 5:30am PDT

Good old Rockstar, you can rely on it to offer special edition goodies slightly more interesting than the usual cruft and rubbish that wants to fill your shelves. The developer today announced a Special Edition and Collector's Edition for Grand Theft Auto 5, offering in-game...

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"Definitely not an easy job doing a PC version. I'm okay wit a later PC release."

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