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Civilization Online adapts Sid Meier series into MMO

By Steve Watts, Aug 07, 2013 1:30pm PDT

XLGames has announced Civilization Online, an MMORPG that uses the broad strokes of Civ, but puts you in the shoes of a single citizen.


"I do wonder how the buildings progress while these hundreds of people construct. Hopefully they ..."

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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea demands 'thoughtful' approach while playing as Elizabeth

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 07, 2013 11:30am PDT

BioShock Infinite DLC "Burial at Sea" will let players play as Elizabeth for the first time. But what does that mean? How will that work?


"So this nexus point created stuff before the event of the baptism before it even happened at ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown's new achievements hint at expansion

By Steve Watts, Aug 07, 2013 10:30am PDT

A large set of blank Steam achievements seems to imply new XCOM: Enemy Unknown content is on the way.


"I really hope they add a lot of stuff to base management rather than just add a bunch of ..."

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HangoverX teaches you the tactics of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 06, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Get ready for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified with this cute Flash mini-game called HungoverX.


New XCOM game in the works, 2K Games confirms

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 01, 2013 11:15am PDT

2K Games has announced plans to announce a new XCOM game at Gamescom. It'll likely be XCOM: Enemy Within for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.


"Well I'm excited. Hopefully it has terror from the deep inspiration, given the story of it and ..."

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WWE 2K14 Phenom Edition comes in Undertaker coffin

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 01, 2013 9:45am PDT

If you wish video games still came in cool boxes so you could decorate your dwelling with tat, oh boy, you can't get much cooler than a tin coffin. 2K today revealed a 'Phenom Edition' of WWE 2K14 dedicated to that fairweather goth, The Undertaker. Packed into a metal coffin...


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified experimented with a top-down view

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 31, 2013 11:00am PDT

Perhaps no game has been so drastically--and so visibly--changed in recent memory than The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. As the team was iterating on the game, they even transformed the game into a top-down strategy game at one point--a brief experiment that 2K Marin tried (and...


BioShock Infinite DLC detailed: return to Rapture

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2013 5:55am PDT

2K Games has sold a DLC Season Pass for BioShock Infinite since the FPS launched in March, but long months went buy with nary a word on what the three add-ons it covered actually were, until now. The 'Clash in the Clouds' DLC is out today, adding a challenge mode, while the ...


"In the GB audio interview, Ken said something like half of the first episode of Burial at Sea ..."

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Borderlands 2 level cap jumps to 72 with Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 20, 2013 10:45am PDT

Gearbox isn't done with Borderlands 2 quite yet. This fall, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 will expand the level cap up to 72 and will add the Digistruct Peak Challenge, a new map.


"While I don't doubt that was annoying, that's one of the best bug descriptions I've ever read."

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified drops radial wheel for PC version

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 17, 2013 6:00am PDT

The PC version of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified drops the radial wheel when playing with mouse and keyboard. It's a rather dramatic change that takes some time to get used to, but ends up being a rather smart way of adapting the controls for players that refuse to use a game...


"yeah I played bastion with a controller, using big picture, worked great. but for FPS, give me ..."

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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...


"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.


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...


"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.


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

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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?


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

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