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XCOM: Enemy Within trailer shows the Exalt faction


This substantial expansion is set for release on November 15
Oct 09
I've put 30 hours into XCOM: Enemy Unknown and I still suck at it. I'm losing soldiers left, right, and center but maybe that's the game's appeal. Still, I'm hankering for new enemies to fight so the upcoming Enemy Within lo... read
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XCOM expansion has me xcompletely excited
If you haven’t played the eXcellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you should. However, now there is a caveat to that. You should play it, but you should probably wait until November 12 to do so because that’s when the Enem... read feature

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XCOM Declassified

XCOM Declassified 360 exclusive DLC detailed


'Hangar 6 R&D'
Oct 02
Hey, remember when 2K announced that The Bureau: XCOM Declassified was getting Xbox 360 exclusive DLC? Me neither -- I barely remember XCOM Declassified. For those of you who did enjoy it though, a brand new DLC campaign is o... read
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Let's take a look at XCOM: Enemy Within's gameplay


Look at it!
Sep 04
Missed gamescom and PAX Prime 2013? Well don't stress about it too much if you were hoping to catch the gameplay demonstration for XCOM: Enemy Within as it's now available to view right here. Lead designer Ananda Gupta shows... read
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XCOM too big for consoles

XCOM: Enemy Within 'too big' to be console DLC


XCOM's enemy is size
Sep 04
Over the weekend we posted the trailer for XCOM: Enemy Within, the meaty expansion to the excellent strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It showed off new enemies that look like a mix between the mechanical squids of The Matrix... read
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XCOM: Enemy Within video

XCOM: Enemy Within: Ghost robots & transhumanism


I asked for this
Aug 31
You're well Enemy Within your rights to be upset with the lackluster The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, but when you remember that XCOM: Enemy Unknown was excellent, you should be back to appropriate levels of excitement for its... read
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Mmmmm, cybernetic modification!
Being at gamescom has its perks, especially when it comes to having the first opportunity to play a newly announced game. Or in this case, a new expansion so big that it's essentially a new game. 2K officially announced expan... read feature

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Official expansion to Enemy Unknown is officially official
2K Games has lifted the lid on XCOM: Enemy Within, an expansion to the wildly popular Enemy Unknown. It'll be available on November 12, and aims to bring a whole host of fresh content to the original game.  New soldier ... read feature

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Worthy of XCOMmunication
The press materials for The Bureau like to stress that, for 2K Games, this is considered a brand new intellectual property. It says this, even though the game continues to cling to the XCOM name it origina... read feature

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XCOM Declassified

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified devs discuss art style


New developer diary focuses on tone and visuals
Aug 08
2K Games has released another developer diary for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and it talks about about the general tone of the game, including the visual style, and how other forms of media influenced it. Specific influen... read
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XCOM

2K will officially announce XCOM: Enemy Within this month


We'll be waiting
Aug 01
Now that listings for XCOM: Enemy Within are out in the wild, 2K has come out to confirm that an announcement will be happening soon. The reveal is set to take place on Wednesday, August 21 -- right around when gamescom 2013 ... read
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XCOM

Listings for XCOM: Enemy Within have popped up


I like the sound of this
Jul 31
XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a nice jolt to the system. You don't come to truly appreciate (virtual) life until you take it one step at a time, fearful that any moment could be your prized soldier's last. The sense of sheer dread ... read
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Take-Two

Take-Two has its chin up despite a down first quarter


It was 'better than expected'
Jul 30
Take-Two may have lost money in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, but it has high hopes for the remainder of the year. The publisher, who owns Rockstar Games and 2K Games, reported a first quarter net loss of $61.9 m... read
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The Bureau: XCOM

Dominic Monaghan is an agent for The Bureau


The LOST and LOTR star is the hunter or is he the prey?
Jul 27
The live-action trailers for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified just keep on coming. This time instead of creepy clown shows, we've got Dominic Monaghan of LOST and The Lord of the Rings fame, as Agent Enis Cole, chasing an unsee... read
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The Bureau: XCOM

This trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is spooky


And that's not just because it has a clown in it.
Jul 22
Those suffering from coulrophobia look away now. In this new live-action trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, we get another hint of the paranoid flavour of the game's early 1960s setting. Young Kevin is watching his f... read
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Now if we can just get some psionics in here...
Once considered the flagship reboot of the XCOM franchise with a side meal strategy game to go with it in Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has found itself playing second fiddle in the eyes of many ... read feature

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Bioshock Infinite sale

The final day of the Xbox Live game sale is a good one


Day 4 closes out the Ultimate Game Sale
Jul 05
There's tons of great deals today for the Xbox Live "Ultimate Game Sale," including Bioshock Infinite for $39.99, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for $29.99, XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $19.99, and Tomb Raider for $19.99. Infinite... read
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BioShock 2 creative director leaves 2K Marin


Starting a two man indie team
Jul 03
Jordan Thomas, creative director at 2K Marin, has left his post at the company to establish his own two person indie. During his tenure at 2K, Thomas worked on titles such as BioShock, BioShock 2, and The Bureau: XCOM Declass... read
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XCOM

Critical Hit! XCOM: Enemy Unknown finally out for Macs


Running a paramilitary organization has never looked this trendy
Jun 29
Seems like a fair bit of critically acclaimed titles are finally making their long-awaited hop over to the Mac gaming universe. Last week we had Rockstar's take on a modern noir story in Max Payne 3, and this week we have Fir... read
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XCOM

Order others around in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified


Did he even use his gun once?
Jun 27
While I'm not entirely sold on where The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is headed, so far so good. We got an excellent, traditional turn-based title in Enemy Unknown, which has me more open to what 2K Marin is attempting to pull ... read
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Relive the despair of permadeath on the go
I was pretty blown away by Firaxis Games' re-imagining of the X-COM universe last year in XCOM: Enemy Unknown. So blown away in fact that it was my second choice for Game of the Year -- and this is coming from a fan of the '9... read feature

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XCOM Declassified

Post-release DLC for The Bureau hits Xbox 360 first


And a first look at the 'Codebreakers' bonus mission
Jun 19
Here's footage of tactical gameplay in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified to go along with the usual news that, yes, post-release DLC is happening. The August 20 launch on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 isn't exactly right aroun... read
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PS Plus

XCOM and Uncharted 3 are next for PlayStation Plus


A good month for the Instant Game Collection
Jun 07
Next week, LittleBigPlanet 2, inFAMOUS 2, and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One will exit PlayStation Plus' Instant Game Collection. Don't wait until the last minute if you want any of them in your library. Do, however, prepare ... read
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Shaqfighter, Ride A Pokémon, The Bureau, & Metro Reviews


The Destructoid Show shuts up and JAMS
May 14
Hey gang, here's today's Destructoid Show! ...It's a weird one. Did you see those new Pokémon from Pokémon X & Y? You can ride one of them, but mostly, they just look like regular animals. If you like weird... read
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XCOM

New redaction-heavy The Bureau: XCOM Declassified trailer


They certainly like their secrecy
May 13
There was a rocky period there where I wasn't so sure 2K would keep the XCOM shooter going. To hear that it's back, albeit with new branding, and still looks more or less like what I was hoping to get out of the game in its ... read
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Defend America against the foreign invaders
Following the huge success of last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, the latest entry to the now revitalized franchise. Developer 2K Marin is bringing us an origin story set at the start of the a... read feature

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The DTOID Show

CoD: Ghosts, Nintendo's E3 Plan & The Bureau Declassified


The Destructoid Show holds up a single banana
Apr 26
On today's Destructoid Show, we did a whole bunch of extra-serious journalism about video games. For starters, we have some facts and also some rumors about the upcoming reveal of the next Xbox. Boxart for Call Of Duty: Ghos... read
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E3 2013

2K Games won't have a booth at this year's E3


But will still be lurking around Los Angeles
Apr 26
In today's mildly interesting, good-to-know-in-advance news, 2K Games has revealed it will not be at E3 2013 with a proper booth and everything that entails. Instead, the publisher will utilize its Twitch.tv and YouTube ... read
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An origin story about the XCOM organization
2K Marin's first-person XCOM reboot, first shown in 2010, has undergone some changes: 1) It's now a third-person tactical shooter slated for a $59.99 retail release on August 20 for  Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. 2) ... read feature

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Or; Another reason why Persona 4 is still cooler than most other games
As I was knee deep in the glorious Persona 4: Golden, something curious happened. A heavy 50 hours into the game after something resembling a climax, the game ended. It was an ending that felt hollow, strangely devoid of reso... read feature

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XCOM

Video hints at April 26 unveil of the XCOM shooter


'What Happened in 62'
Apr 23
[Update: A blog post from 2K Games has confirmed that the "XCOM universe is expanding. In the coming days the world will get a fresh look at the long-awaited squad-based tactical shooter in development at 2K Marin."] It... read
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XCOM

Promo materials point to return of XCOM shooter


The black goo is back
Apr 19
2K Games' XCOM first-person shooter recently found its way back in the news after the publisher was found removing the title's official website and years-old videos. It's not entirely clear what's happened to ... read






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