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XCOM 2 Gamescom 2015 demo boards the Avenger

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 20, 2015 5:00am PDT

2K Games and Firaxis have released the XCOM 2 demo shown during Gamescom 2015, showing off the game's central hub.

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"The guy speaking from 8min22s onward sounds exactly like Optimus Prime! oO"

- scary_monster see all 24 comments

XCOM 2 lead producer discusses what happened to Central Officer Bradford

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2015 1:25pm PDT

He was one of the central characters of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but what ended up happening to Central Officer Bradford? XCOM 2 lead producer Garth DeAngelis explains during a recent livestream.

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"Nice I need any info I can get even if it's a rehash of stuff from e3"

- bolneze see all 5 comments

Watch the full XCOM 2 E3 2015 gameplay demo

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2015 5:00am PDT

XCOM 2 is coming exclusive to PC later this year. To help generate some excitement, here's the full demo from E3 2015.

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XCOM Enemy Within video review: luck of the draw

By Shane Satterfield, Nov 11, 2013 4:00am PST

Last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a critical darling, redefining how a turn-based strategy game can look and play. A year later, Firaxis returns...

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"Until we're gaming on the oculus rift, I think everyone is bored. "

- pjargon see all 21 comments

Significant layoffs at 2K Marin, developer of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 17, 2013 1:15pm PDT

2K Marin, developer of the recently-released The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, is laying off a "large number" of employees.

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"Rod Ferguson's team consists of ex-S.W. 1313 and Prey 2 team members, so I'm guessing we'll be ..."

- Dr Proton see all 4 comments

XCOM: Enemy Within adds 'save scum' option for players that exploit quicksave

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 16, 2013 12:45pm PDT

In XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the dice rolls have already been set when you save the game. Enemy Within lets you turn that off so you can better abuse the quicksave system.

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"Just because the odds aren't in favor, doesn't mean it won't happen. "

- twifosp see all 31 comments

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified's Xbox 360-exclusive DLC coming next week

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2013 8:30am PDT

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will get its first DLC next week, the Xbox 360-exclusive "Hangar 6 R&D." 2K has detailed what's coming in the pack.

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"Yeah I'd love to see an evolution of the mechanics with a totally different scenario (ie get rid ..."

- Sephiras see all 5 comments

XCOM from aliens' perspective would be complicated, says Firaxis

By Steve Watts, Sep 30, 2013 8:15am PDT

XCOM has plumbed the depths of a human story, but switching perspectives to the aliens would require more than just replacing human units with alien ones, according to Firaxis' Anada Gupta.

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"I agree with this, I don't see the point of an alien POV campaign. Make the aliens playable in ..."

- Captain Loco see all 8 comments

XCOM: Enemy Within has you punching aliens with mechs

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 03, 2013 7:30am PDT

The upcoming Enemy Within expansion for XCOM: Enemy Unknown adds a bevvy of new features for players to tinker around with. However, there's one primary takeaway fans have become fixated on: the ability to punch aliens with mechs.

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified review: potential unknown

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 26, 2013 11:30am PDT

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified shows the potential to be a mixture of third-person shooting and tactical XCOM strategy, but winds up falling short in both departments.

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"Oh man! It wasn't until I read your post just now that this stuck out to me. I mean, I've seen ..."

- warcrow see all 32 comments

XCOM: Enemy Within encourages less conservative play

By Steve Watts, Aug 21, 2013 12:45pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Within lead designer Ananda Gupta explains how obtaining the new "meld" currency is designed to encourage more risky play, as conservative players won't gain as much from exploring the map.

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"I think this is the right direction if they can pull it off. There really was no downside to ..."

- sasoi see all 5 comments

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified live-action web series, from beginning to end

By Steve Watts, Aug 09, 2013 12:30pm PDT

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has been hosting a live-action web series, which concluded today and paved the way for the game's launch.

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"Wow. If the game's story is anything like those videos it'll be a great atmosphere."

- BornAcorn see all 5 comments

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.

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

- DeBurgo see all 7 comments

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.

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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.

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

- BornAcorn see all 24 comments