Firaxis News


XCOM: Enemy Unknown review: a space odyssey

By Steve Watts, Oct 09, 2012 6:00am PDT

Firaxis has revived the classic XCOM series by showing the world how to pull off a turn-based strategy game. Our review.


"A true gamer cares not about platforms, but plays games regardless of platform."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer launches the team

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2012 9:00am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out next week, and 2K has released a new launch trailer to mark the event.


"MOOM is right. That's all in-game footage (with maybe an exception to the globe fly-by at the ..."

- Teirdome see all 5 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown interactive trailer is next-best thing to playing

By Steve Watts, Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT

An interactive trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown lets you choose some of the mission elements.


"I understand, although the trailer comes across like there's a cut and dry right (defensive) and ..."

- Poor Yurik see all 63 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo available on PC

By Steve Watts, Sep 24, 2012 9:30am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown now has a demo up on Steam, letting you try out the tutorial missions and look around the XCOM base camp.


"Pretty cool. Went from nowhere on the radar to a probable purchase down the road..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown preview: Little Gray Target Practice

By Steve Watts, Sep 07, 2012 9:00am PDT

A hands-on look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown, peppered with thoughts on updating the classic from lead producer Garth DeAngelis.


"this game is going to rock, I got UFO to learn how to play and its pretty brutal .. like no ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer shows casualties of war

By John Keefer, Aug 24, 2012 6:45am PDT

The scene on the ground is pandemonium. People are dying out there, and the enemy is still unknown. The new trailer for XCOM from Firaxis shows off the need to train good soldiers to keep your team's casualties to a minimum.


"Cannot wait for this, of course I am currently playing through the first one, Really hope they ..."

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Civilization V: Gods & Kings review

By Thierry Nguyen, Jul 10, 2012 1:15pm PDT

Civilization V: Gods & Kings won't be changing anyone's opinion -- positive or negative -- about Civ V as a whole, but it does enhance it into a better package overall.


Civilization V: Gods & Kings coming June 19

By John Keefer, Apr 05, 2012 9:15am PDT

The expansion that brings religion and espionage back to Civilization now has a release date.


"90 metacritic score and one of the most popular games on Steam..."

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Xenonauts dev promises 'proper remake' of XCOM

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2012 8:00am PST

Goldhawk lead Chris England talks about his reaction to the news of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and how he feels Xenonauts still has a place in the market next to the strategy remake.


"To be honest, I'm expecting Xenonauts to be much more in line with what I want from an X-Com ..."

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Civ V adding Korea, Ancient Wonders packs

By Steve Watts, Aug 08, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Civilization V is getting two new DLC packs this Thursday, highlighting Korea and some of the world's Ancient Wonders. You can grab them for $4.99 each, or $7.49 combined.


"I've yet to play a mutliplayer game, but is all DLC is available in multiplayer games with ..."

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Civ V getting two new DLC packs next week

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2011 8:45am PDT

2K Games and Firaxis announced today that Civilization V will get two new DLC packs next week: a Denmark Civilization and Scenario Pack, and an Explorers Map Pack.


"Denmark? Come on, why not just make Vikings? I'm fine with Bluetooth as leader, but Vikings is a ..."

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