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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?

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

- HyperionAlpha see all 9 comments

XCOM 2 gets traditional controller support on PC starting today

By Daniel Perez, Nov 08, 2016 7:50am PST

It's been a long nine months for those who prefer to play PC games with controllers, but now you can use an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller to play XCOM 2.

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"Cool. I was happy with the PC controls this time, but I still wish they had gamepad support from ..."

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XCOM 2 DLC Shen's Last Gift out for PS4 and Xbox One

By John Keefer, Oct 26, 2016 8:34am PDT

A new trailer shows off the new robotic content.

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"I wonder if they held this back from release just so they could sell it separately. Seemed ..."

- jaytima see all 2 comments

XCOM 2 finally will invade PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

By John Keefer, Jun 07, 2016 7:50am PDT

Mark September 6 on your calendar (September 9 if you are in Europe).

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XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC releasing next week with new Ruler aliens, story-based mission, and more

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2016 5:00am PDT

It's hunt or be hunted in XCOM 2's Alien Hunters.

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Xenomorphs, Banshees, and Other Terrifying Video Game Aliens

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 26, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Happy Alien day! To celebrate Ellen Ripley's continued conquest for survival against Xenomorphs, let's take a look back at some of the most terrifying aliens we've encountered in video games. 

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XCOM 2's first major patch released; includes new option to speed up gameplay

By Daniel Perez, Mar 11, 2016 8:30am PST

The first major patch for XCOM 2 is now available, and with it, comes a new option to speed up animations and some delays within its gameplay.

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XCOM 2's first DLC offers tons of soldier customization options; new patch coming soon

By Daniel Perez, Mar 09, 2016 7:26am PST

We wouldn't blame the aliens for running away after seeing Anarchy's Children.

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"I don't care if they sell it or whatever, just wondering how the business side thought this was ..."

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XCOM 2 features native Steam Controller support; other gamepads not supported yet

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2016 2:20pm PST

As Firaxis warned back in June, gamepad support for XCOM 2 just isn't in the cards at launch. Well, not all gamepads anyway, because thanks to a collaboration with Valve, the latest game in the series now features native support for Steam Controllers.

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"The mouse cursor to move was real fiddly when moving players on turns in the last XCOM. So many ..."

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XCOM 2 getting mods from Long War Studios at launch

By Daniel Perez, Jan 21, 2016 7:55am PST

Long War Studios has partnered with 2K and Firaxis Games to create some mods for XCOM 2, which will hopefully be available at launch.

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"Are we to infer that the game is launching with mod support? Or are they just making an ..."

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XCOM 2 system requirements revealed

By Daniel Perez, Dec 10, 2015 1:10pm PST

You actually won't need such a powerful machine in order to run XCOM 2.

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"Cool, those seem pretty good must be scalable. The new screens look really nice so that is good ..."

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XCOM 2 Devs Address Mod Support, Procedural Levels

By Steve Watts, Oct 05, 2015 9:00am PDT

Shacknews talks with XCOM 2 creative director Jake Solomon and art director Greg Foertsch about the future of mod support, how its procedural generation works, and alien win conditions.

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"And just as the player is trying to complete the game, the aliens are too. XCOM 2 introduces ..."

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XCOM 2 introduces us to its new, and familiar, personnel

By Daniel Perez, Sep 02, 2015 9:46am PDT

2K and Firaxis are introducing us to the personnel we'll be working with on the Avenger in XCOM 2.

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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.

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"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

XCOM 2 release date pushed back to February 2016

By Daniel Perez, Aug 28, 2015 9:32am PDT

The upcoming sequel to 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown needs a little more time to be developed, so 2K and Firaxis have announced XCOM 2 is getting delayed.

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