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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified preview: mash effect

By Andrew Yoon, May 13, 2013 5:00am PDT

XCOM as it is today can be best summed up as this: Mass Effect, set in the 60s.

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"Yeah I hope for this too - I loved the story in 1 and 2 but Combat rated a 5 or 6 for me. Big ..."

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The Bureau is 'an evolution,' not reboot of XCOM

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 12:01am PDT

After years of silence, the XCOM FPS has resurfaced as a tactical cover-based third-person shooter known as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. Yet, in...

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"continuing on those thoughts... i think men in black 3 had the style of a sixties agency pretty ..."

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified coming August 20th, now a third-person shooter

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 12:00am PDT

After a week of teases, 2K Games has officially announced The Bureau: XCOM Declassified--the game formerly known as just XCOM.

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"3rd person? LOLOLOL...and a hearty "meh" settles around the internets..."

- wytefang see all 22 comments

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 ..."

- Mr.RGP see all 13 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown available on Mac today

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2013 10:40am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown has hit the Mac today, available through the App Store for $49.99.

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"Nope, the Mac version isn't on Steam. Looks like they had Feral Interactive do the Mac port, and ..."

- BlackCat9 see all 8 comments

XCOM shooter has 'evolved'; new screen shows situation room

By John Keefer, Apr 24, 2013 6:45am PDT

2K Games has finally revealed what we have known for awhile: The planned XCOM tactical shooter has "evolved," and an announcement on what is going on at developer 2K Marin should be revealed in "the coming days," perhaps as early as April 26.

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"Imagine walking through that on your way to get the newest reports on UFO sightings 8)"

- Vogerl see all 9 comments

New trailer hints at XCOM shooter reveal on April 26

By John Keefer, Apr 23, 2013 10:21am PDT

A new trailer has emerged from Veritas MCMLXII pointing toward an impending relaunch of the XCOM shooter. This trailer isn't quite as detailed, but as with any conspiracy theory, it's what you don't see at first that is more important.

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"People seem to forget that it wasn't just a straight up shooter. It also had squad based ..."

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XCOM shooter relaunch could be soon, based on marketing pack

By John Keefer, Apr 19, 2013 3:00pm PDT

The mystery surrounding 2K Games' XCOM shooter rivals the conspiracy theories and covert shenanigans the series is known for. But it looks like the wait on news may be ending soon.

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"I think the idea is rad, but I love my Xcom anyway, but I think a noir scifi would be cool."

- k1ld0r see all 9 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming to iOS

By Steve Watts, Mar 23, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Today at its PAX East panel, Firaxis and 2K games announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to iOS devices.

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"Civ Rev was headed for Wii at one point but they canceled it. Not sure why but it probably had ..."

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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 gets free Second Wave DLC today

By John Keefer, Jan 08, 2013 7:30am PST

If you feel like killing some aliens today and jump into XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you will be greeted with a brief download bearing a free gift. Publisher 2K Games has released the second DLC pack for the game entitled Second Wave.

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"Actually you're just plain incorrect about that. On Steam, if they release free DLC, you cannot ..."

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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 patch to make Easy easier

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2012 12:35pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting a patch that will make Easy mode easier, fix some hanging problems, and provide various other bug fixes and balanced adjustments.

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"Incorrect, because changing your next action (firing with the heavy instead of the sniper) means ..."

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