Shack Ten: Video games that changed dramatically between announcement and release

By Shack Staff, Dec 02, 2016 4:00pm PST

Team Fortress 2? Is that you? And Halo! Did you do something third-person-y with your hair?


"For the record I actually like the way Dark Sector turned out. There was too little in the ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown headed to PS Vita, according to ESRB

By Daniel Perez, Aug 31, 2015 9:16am PDT

An ESRB rating has popped up for a game called XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus for the PlayStation Vita.


"I keep wanting to get this for ios or android, but I keep hearing how it's a total memory hog ..."

- daggot see all 2 comments

E3 2011: XCOM

By Garnett Lee, Jun 09, 2011 9:20am PDT

It's not the turn-based tactical combat game of the old games, but this year's new E3 demo gets a lot closer to getting the classic XCOM "vibe."


"Yeah, it was a really interesting mechanic. Just this thing entirely separate from anything else ..."

- SpaecKow see all 92 comments

XCOM releasing on PS3, Xbox and PC in March

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 03, 2011 7:30am PDT

2K Marin's controversial reboot of XCOM will arrive in March 2012 not only on Xbox 360 and PC, but PS3 as well. A new gameplay trailer shows off its divisive FPS gameplay.


"I like some of the visual effects. Not sure on the game otherwise yet, the development ..."

- megarust32 see all 53 comments

Spec Ops, XCOM Slated for Fiscal 2012; 'No Update' on Max Payne 3

By Xav de Matos, Feb 08, 2011 4:15pm PST

In its latest financial report, publisher Take Two has adjusted its release calendar to coincide with recently revealed information but threw in a...


"What are you talking about? there has never been a sequel to xcom. I was playing it yesterday ..."

- d_strand see all 15 comments

XCOM E3 2010 Preview

By Garnett Lee, Jun 22, 2010 12:20pm PDT

QUICKTAKE: The 50's "dawn of the atomic age" era provides a great atmosphere for an alien-hunt shooter whether you know the original or not. And for those who do, while it's not a strategy game, there are ample nods to the X-Com spirit


"Rounding the corner and ending up face to face with a Sectoid was scary. Watching one of your ..."

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Weekend Confirmed Episode 13

By Garnett Lee, Jun 18, 2010 3:00pm PDT

E3 2010 goes into the books with a deluge of games and we dive right into the deep end of them. Shacknews's own Chris Faylor joins Garnett, Brian,...


"Great show guys. first time listener and I loved it. Enticing, interesting, diverse and full ..."

- Kombit see all 123 comments

XCOM E3 Media: When Oil Attacks!

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 16, 2010 5:33am PDT

Oil! Our trusted tacky friend. Fuel of innovation, powering a new bright


"The original X-Com and Lemmings 2 came with my parents PC back in 94, and X-Com is what got me ..."

- Spiral Serenade see all 60 comments

XCOM Trailer Shows Off FPS 'Re-Imagining'

By Chris Faylor, Jun 11, 2010 9:40am PDT

The very first trailer for XCOM--the "re-imagining" of the strategy series as a "mystery-filled first-person shooter" by developer 2K Marin--has...


"Meh, looks okay, but this ain't XCOM. Us old, bitter gamers while LOVED the original XCOM will ..."

- Inarion see all 149 comments

2K's XCOM Reboot Coming in 2011

By Chris Faylor, Jun 09, 2010 9:05am PDT

2K's XCOM, the "re-imagining" of the classic strategy series as a "mystery-filled first-person shooter," now has a release window: 2011. Upon...


"I'm not saying they were bad, just not all that similar except for I guess being in the same ..."

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X-Com 'Re-Imagined' as Xenonauts by Indie Dev

By Chris Faylor, Apr 16, 2010 10:30am PDT

Following word that franchise owner 2K Games is "re-imagining" the turn-based tactical series X-COM as a first-person shooter dubbed XCOM,...


"The real accomplishment of X-COM is that it would ass-rape you and you'll love every damn minute ..."

- MBlueD see all 35 comments

XCOM FPS 'Re-Imagining' Coming From Both 2K Australia and 2K Marin [Updated]

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 15, 2010 5:40am PDT

[Update - 1:30pm CST] 2K Games has clarified that "both the Novato, California and Canberra, Australia arms of [2K Marin] are collaborating on...


"The Aussie games industry has taken a beating in the last few years because of the financial ..."

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X-Com 'Re-Imagined' as FPS by BioShock 2 Dev

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 14, 2010 5:40am PDT

BioShock 2 developer 2K Marin is to revive the classic turn-based tactical PC series X-COM as a first-person shooter, publisher 2K Games announced...


"And I am not afraid to see what a competent group of individuals can do with it. If it ends up a ..."

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