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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."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown 'Slingshot' DLC announced

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 23, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Hands up, who wants more XCOM? You do. It's you. All of you. Delightfully, more is coming "soon" in the 'Slingshot' DLC, announced today by publisher 2K. The trio of Council missions will see your squad "meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship's course, and d...

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""more ways to customise your mens"...lets see some regional accents, I'm sick of Imamu "Doc" ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown's original pitch video revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 03, 2012 2:30pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown's release next week marks the return of a franchise in hiding for over a decade. But, how has it changed since its inception? Developer Firaxis Games has released Enemy Unknown's original pitch video.

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"WOW. That map! The wheat, the barn, the traditional house made of wood! THAT looked like a ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown experiments with pre-order bonuses on Steam

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 07, 2012 6:00am PDT

Ever keen to experiment with digital distribution, Steam is trying something unusual on XCOM: Enemy Unknown pre-orders with publisher 2K. Rather than offering fixed bonuses, Steam will unlock increasingly fancy goodies as more people pre-order, including extra character cust...

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"I agree that Stack of Doom was a bad thing. I think 1UPT is an equally-bad swing in the opposite ..."

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Watch an hour of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2012 6:45am PDT

You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself ye...

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"That's what the rabid X-Com fans want to hear, though. And it wasn't every time something ..."

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