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XCOM: Enemy Within trailer reveals human rivals EXALT

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 09, 2013 7:30am PDT

Oh, how ruddy marvellous! As if aliens attacking our cities and murdering our citizens weren't trouble enough, now a mysterious rogue human organisation named EXALT is stirring trouble too. They'll spread dissent in XCOM: Enemy Unknown's expansion Enemy Within, 2K has reveal...

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"i'm definitely ready for more xcom. has there been any mention of map/mission generating being ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Within trailer shows 5 minutes of gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 04, 2013 9:15am PDT

Grenades spitting needles, snipers leaping metres into the air, punching aliens to death with your mechsuit, and other treats are shown off in a five-minute narrated gameplay trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown's expansion Enemy Within. Yes, it's a very scripted demo, but mechsu...

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"have they talked about AI and whether enemies will just roam the map like they actually exist in ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Within expansion announced

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 21, 2013 2:30am PDT

Just as XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a wonderful callback to days of yore, so's its expansion pack. Enemy Within, announced today by 2K, is far more than a mere mission pack, adding add oodles of shiny newness including new enemies, maps, augmentations, abilities, weapons, equipm...

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"The name and trailer reminded me of Apocalypse's Cult of Sirius."

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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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XCOM dev launches Haunted Hollow on iOS

By Alice O'Connor, May 02, 2013 6:45am PDT

The clock has chimed thirteen, blood drips down my walls, I hear footsteps in the empty hallway, and a Dracula is biting my neck, which all chilling omens all indicate that XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization developer Firaxis has now launched its first mobile game. Turn-ba...

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How original X-COM creator would have made Enemy Unknown (and failed)

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Original Xcom creator Julian Gollop has played through XCOM: Enemy Unknown and found it to be a great and entertaining game. But that doesn't mean he wouldn't have done some things differently, and probably failed in the process.

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"I know what he means, I just lost the same way yesterday (4/25/13). I was doing great, and had ..."

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Firaxis 'cannot live by Civ alone,' as dev moves to mobile

By John Keefer, Mar 28, 2013 8:30am PDT

Firaxis game has always been traditionally a PC house. So why is it making a mobile free-to-play game?

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"I'm getting a Plants vs Zombies vibe off of this new game, which is a good thing. I am worried ..."

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Haunted Hollow coming from XCOM dev this spring

By John Keefer, Mar 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Developer Firaxis is continuing to stay busy. After the success of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the recent announcement of a new expansion for Civilization 5, the studio known for its strategy games has revealed a new title for iOS called Haunted Hollow.

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Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion announced

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT

Culture, trade and diplomacy are to become more important in Civilization 5 with Brave New World, the second expansion pack, announced today by publisher 2K Games. Arriving this summer on PC and Mac, it'll bring a new Culture Victory condition, international trade routes, th...

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"How many players? We tried an ~8 player game once, and the main problems were that you couldn't ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown invading Mac

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 26, 2013 11:15am PST

If you're a Mac owner whose stubborn refusal to dual-boot Windows has kept you from playing one of 2012's best games good news: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to you. Port publisher Feral Interactive today announced it's bringing Firaxis's turn-based tactics 'em up to Mac thi...

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"I had no intention of doing that, I just predicted it would happen anyway, because somehow it ..."

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Best of 2012: #2 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm PST

XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is #3 in our Best of 2012.

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"Yeah, I just hit ESC if I need to break for any reason, then resume."

- Ride-My-Rocket see all 13 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown holiday card teases sequel possibility

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm PST

A simple black card with XCOM's "Vigilo Confido" logo emblazoned on it opens up with a warning. The card tells us to consider Enemy Unknown "for any annual video game awards" because "future funding for the XCOM project may depend on it."

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"Nono, bridery. It's a courting ritual. They want to marry the game review sites (yes, all of ..."

- SilverSnake see all 10 comments

Field Report: XCOM Enemy Unknown - Slingshot

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 04, 2012 7:30am PST

You'll have to start a brand new campaign to access any of the new content for XCOM: Enemy Unknown's "Slingshot" add-on. Considering how great the core game is, that's not really a bad thing.

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"I just want to make sure I read this correctly: $7 is expensive? Apparently they're not paying ..."

- sarah180 see all 5 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown 'Slingshot' DLC coming next week

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST

The first expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown lands on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC December 4th. It will be available for $6.99.

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"I would like a Skirmish mode. Fully customisable too. Want to go up against 15 Elites? Or want ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC to continue in 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 31, 2012 9:30am PDT

Prepare yourself for even more XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Described as a "commercial success" by publisher 2K Games, the company has announced that it will continue supporting the game with DLC in 2013.

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"lol big plans; we have less than 2 months till the real aliens show up."

- massdev see all 3 comments