XCOM Series News


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.


"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."


"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.


"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.


"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.


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

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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.


"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...


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

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown achievements hint at DLC

By Steve Watts, Oct 17, 2012 2:00pm PDT

A series of XCOM: Enemy Unknown Steam achievements hint at extra missions not found in the main game, including special win conditions and a new squad member.


"Any psionic soldier you put in psi-armor and send to the device is the chosen one, because you ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC patch enables 1080p movies

By John Keefer, Oct 15, 2012 4:15pm PDT

If you were one of the unlucky ones that could only get those really cool XCOM: Enemy Unknown movies in 720p instead of 1080p, fear not, human, as the new patch makes 1080p movies the standard for PC.


"speaking of which what happened to those aliens? The ending kinda just forgot about them"

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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 ..."

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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.


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

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Rumor: XCOM being reworked into third-person tactical shooter

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2012 7:30am PDT

Could the other XCOM game be turning into a third-person shooter? A newly released survey seems to suggest so.


"I agree with you, I'm skeptical as well. However it does irk me to think that a game as great ..."

- Poor Yurik see all 31 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 ..."

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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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