Watch an hour of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself yesterday, though you'll have missed it if you don't follow social Twitfacestreams. So come, enjoy over an hour of tactical delights.

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You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself yesterday, though you'll have missed it if you don't follow social Twitfacestreams. So come, enjoy an hour of tactical delights.

Lead designer Jake Solomon and lead programmer Casey O'Toole from developer Firaxis, of Civilization fame, got together with community manager Greg Laabs yesterday to play and stream 56 minutes of Enemy Unknown, showing off two single-player campaign levels.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 9.

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    August 28, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Watch an hour of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

    You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself yesterday, though you'll have missed it if you don't follow social Twitfacestreams. So come, enjoy over an hour of tactical delights.

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      August 28, 2012 7:07 AM

      Oh! Snap uhhhh huuuuu, nice.

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      August 28, 2012 7:40 AM

      I really want this game.

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      August 28, 2012 12:19 PM

      The beard really suits dahanese!

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        August 28, 2012 3:57 PM

        thanks dude. i also decided to get lifts and go on the "look like a skeleton" diet.

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      August 28, 2012 12:20 PM

      Why is this not getting more attention? It looks great.

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      August 28, 2012 1:06 PM

      aaahh to watch or not to watch...

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        August 28, 2012 4:23 PM

        Skip through. There aren't any story spoilers but there's a lot of gameplay and you see 4 or 5 enemy types. It looks amazing.

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      August 28, 2012 5:52 PM

      Very nice! But the guy going "That's X-com" every fucking time something happens becomes very old very fast.

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        August 29, 2012 12:01 AM

        Jake is just very excited about XCOM :P

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          August 29, 2012 7:02 AM

          That is nice, but he comes across as someone who tries too hard to say that this is a worthy successor to x-com. Which may be true.

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            August 29, 2012 8:36 PM

            That's what the rabid X-Com fans want to hear, though. And it wasn't every time something happened, it was every time an X-Com-ism occurred. Actually, I was saying it right along with him, though mine was sorta pleasantly surprised in tone!
            It's like having to complete a mission, then coming back and getting your reward, then killing the guy who gave you the mission. "That's Fallout."

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      August 28, 2012 6:00 PM

      will buy, hell, maybe even on PS3, turn based means I wont need twich fps skills.

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      August 28, 2012 6:02 PM

      Why can't I watch shack videos on my iPad :(

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      August 28, 2012 8:18 PM

      If this isn't a must-buy, then you must hate video games!

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      August 28, 2012 10:31 PM

      Tasty.

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      August 28, 2012 11:34 PM

      this video finally inspired me to try and get into x-com for the first time

      really cool game

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      August 29, 2012 12:00 AM

      We put the video up on YouTube which is clamped so you don't have to skip to the start: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VP4YmExQAE

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        August 29, 2012 2:19 AM

        I must say...It. Looks. MAHVELOUS. And I wasn't ever a fanboy. I liked X-Com, but... It was no Eternal Dagger, or Breach, but it was cool. But THIS ONE...It *is* a Breach or Eternal Dagger...

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      August 29, 2012 12:50 AM

      Is this game Steamworks?

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      September 1, 2012 4:42 PM

      That was great, and looked good to play with a gamepad