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XCOM 2 review in prog

Review in Progress: XCOM 2

I've only had a few hours with XCOM 2, Firaxis Games' follow-up to its 2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown and I can already tell it's a different beast. At its core, it is still the same isometric turn-based strategy game it has always been, but a da...

 
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2 will be compatible with the Steam Controller at launch

While playing a review copy of a game that may or may not rhyme with Frying Dwight, a pop-up appeared to announce that Firaxis and Valve are implementing Steam Controller support for XCOM 2. If you have one of them fancy doohickey's, you ca...

 
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XCOM 2

Look at this XCOM 2 release schedule map while you wait for our review

XCOM 2 is almost here! This handy 'lil map will help you determine when you'll be able to start sending your soldiers (that you named after your best buddies, you monster) to their inevitable deaths. I think I've made that joke before,...

 
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Deals

XCOM 2 pre-load now live, pre-order deals roundup

Firaxis finally let the cat out of the bag earlier today and has revealed the release schedule for Friday's XCOM 2. If you've already pre-ordered, you need to launch your Steam client and get going on the 31GB download because pre-load is n...

 
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XCOM 2

If you can't wait four-ish more days, this is XCOM 2's opening cinematic

I know, I know. I really want to be surprised by XCOM 2 in every way possible, and I've almost achieved a perfect media blackout. And now I'm tempting you away from your impressively monastic willpower by dangling an intro cinematic in...

 
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XCOM 2

XCOM: Long War mod creators are bringing submachine guns, new enemies, and leader abilities to XCOM 2

Knowing that the creators of  XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Long War mod have been working on new content for the upcoming XCOM 2 launched my anticipation into space. Eurogamer spoke with Firaxis and Long War Studios over the weekend...

 
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Deals

Cheap XCOM 2 & Rise of Tomb Raider in Weekend Deals

Oh, you thought you saved humanity when you beat XCOM: Enemy Unknown? Nope! XCOM 2 says you didn't (or at least that humanity surrendered at some point). Come next week Friday we'll all be forced to reverse the fortunes of Earth we tho...

 
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XCOM 2 mods

The creators of XCOM: Long War are making mods for XCOM 2

Folks who wanted an even more challenging experience in XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within got exactly that in the acclaimed mod, Long War. Nick recently warmed our hearts with news that the mod's creators had formed their own studio and ...

 
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Cheap XCOM

$1 XCOM and a whole lot more in Firaxis' Humble Bundle

Holy shit holy shit holy shit, XCOM 2 is out next month. It's a follow up to the sublime strategy reboot by Firaxis with 2012's XCOM Enemy Unknown, which is one of the highlights of the Firaxis Humble Bundle. You can get it, and prep for sa...

 
2016 most anticipated
While 2015 might have been a rathole of a year, a terrible time for all parties involved, it at least had better games than 2014. That year sucked. With the current generation of consoles finally hitting their stride (and a p...   read

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XCOM Long War

The XCOM: Long War mod team is making its own game

I always love it when the creators of a great mod strike out and make their own thing. That's exactly what the minds behind the excellent XCOM mod, Long War, are doing. The team, now branded under the cheeky name of Long War Studios, has st...

 
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Deals

25 percent off Dragon's Dogma: Boxing Day PC pre-order deals from GMG

Green Man Gaming is running a "Most Anticipated 2016" titles Boxing Day sale (its page makes no reference to Boxing Day but that's what it told us, anyways). The sale page doesn't seem to be public yet, but you can view the list of availabl...

 
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XCOM 2

$20 Season Pass confirmed for XCOM 2

Since XCOM 2 is a AAA game that exists, it is getting a Season Pass. This one, though, is a lot easy to swallow than the vast majority of publisher's "Mystery Passes" that I loathe so much. 2K Games is calling it the "Reinforcement Pac...

 
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XCOM 2 gallery

XCOM 2 looks quite nice outdoors

Sometimes, I just want to look at the world of XCOM free of distraction. It's quite pleasant, in fact, when you aren't obsessively worrying about the many ways in which your squad can and likely will perish. Or how your never-big-enough org...

 
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Heck yeah XCOM 2!

XCOM 2 Dark Events offer 'dramatic gameplay changes'

One of my favorite things about XCOM: Enemy Unknown was that it lets you fail, so I kind of love that XCOM 2's canon centers around the Commander having failed in the first go and now needing to oust our alien overloads off of Earth. Firaxi...

 
Weekend deals
If you enjoy paying money for a random shot at getting a game you don't already own, this weekend's deal at GOG is for you. The DRM-free retailer is running an "Indie Piñata" Sales event where you can pay $3 to wack at...   read

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XCOM

XCOM: Enemy Unknown free to play this weekend on Steam

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is free to play on Steam this weekend. The preview is available now and will end at 6pm (BST) on Sunday, September 13, 2015. If you enjoy your trial and fancy jumping into the game for realsies, you'll be ...

 
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X-COM

ESRB rates X-COM: Enemy Unknown Plus for Vita

An ESRB rating has popped up for X-COM: Enemy Unknown Plus, which is being listed as a Mature game for the PlayStation Vita. It's important to note that the listing is for "Unknown," which is the base game, and not the "Within" expansion th...

 
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2 delayed into 2016

Welp. Just a few months after XCOM 2 was announced as a PC-exclusive bound for a 2015 release, 2K Games has relayed the news of a delay. It is now coming worldwide on February 5, 2016. The reason for the delay? According to developer F...

 
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XCOM 2 Muton

XCOM 2 Muton is borrowing Marcus Fenix's Lancer

2K Games and Firaxis just released a couple screenshots for the new Mutons in the upcoming XCOM 2, and something jumps out right away. Is that a chainsaw bayonet? Granted, it's not like anybody could "own" the idea of attaching a chainsaw t...

 
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2's mission gameplay looks gooooood

Want to see what XCOM 2's all about? Check out the latest trailer above, which not only details the entire narrative, but also shows an in-game mission, albeit with a more cinematic touch. From what I can see it's XCOM alright, which ...

 
Newstoid #3
We are back with another episode of Newstoid, your favorite video game news show. On this episode we discuss all things Fallout 4, dogs, and Splatoon takes over. I might be a bit biased, but I think this is our best episode ...   read

XCOM 2
2K Games has just sent word that XCOM 2 is in development, and will be a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the recently beloved reboot of the series. Firaxis Games is once again handling the project, which is great news fo...   read

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Newstoid #2

A Taco Bell with Bloodstained windows painted by Splatoon - Newstoid #2

Newstoid is back, and this time with no green screen! We heard your cries of "your heads look weird" and "get rid of that fucking green screen" and we listened. Is this better? We are thinking of getting a small piece of green screen and u...

 
Character building
I've probably spent more time creating characters, builds, and dreaming up party compositions in my head than I have actually playing games. It seems odd to think of it in that way, but if I could somehow tally it all up I be...   read

Immoral games
With Hotline Miami 2 recently released, I realized I am really, really tired of games that belong in its genre. When I say "genre," I refer not to "action games" or "indie games" or even "violent games," but a subtler, more h...   read

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XCOM stream

Destructoid saves the world! Sorry, Kyle

Last time on Destructoid Saves the World, I looked around the map, panicked, to find that Kyle MacGregor had died. I didn't even see him go. It was tragic. Brett Makedonski is actually en route to my home at the moment, so maybe he'll ...

 
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XCOM stream

Destructoid saves the world: XCOM hasn't killed any of us yet

Last time on Destructoid Saves the World, I made strained addiction analogies (not the Kanye song) and found a work-related reason to play XCOM. Now if only I can find a work-related reason to do nothing but play Puyo Puyo Tetris for t...

 
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Destructoid plays XCOM

Destructoid saves the world: Come watch me play XCOM

I've not played anything more than turn-based strategy games in recent months, years. Massive Chalice. Invisible, Inc. Fire Emblem: Awakening. XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I started an Enemy Within playthrough one evening last year and suddenl...

 
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Enemy Within

XCOM: Enemy Within on mobile could ruin my life

Every once and awhile I see something that I desperately want but know I shouldn't get because it would ruin my life. Motorcycles, home-installed espresso machines, that sort of thing. Now I can add XCOM: Enemy Within on mobile, available t...

 

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