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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified  



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9:00 AM on 10.02.2013

XCOM Declassified 360 exclusive DLC detailed

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...

Chris Carter




11:00 PM on 08.19.2013

Review: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

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...

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 08.08.2013

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified devs discuss art style

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...

Chris Carter




3:00 AM on 07.27.2013

Dominic Monaghan is an agent for The Bureau

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...

Alasdair Duncan




4:00 PM on 07.22.2013

This trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is spooky

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...

Alasdair Duncan




2:30 PM on 07.17.2013

The Bureau: XCOM walks a tightrope of strategy and action

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 ...

Abel Girmay




7:00 PM on 06.27.2013

Order others around in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

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 ...

Jordan Devore




1:30 PM on 06.19.2013

Post-release DLC for The Bureau hits Xbox 360 first

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...

Jordan Devore




12:00 PM on 05.13.2013

New redaction-heavy The Bureau: XCOM Declassified trailer

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 ...

Jordan Devore




7:00 AM on 05.13.2013

XCOM Declassified is still a strategy game at heart

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




2:00 AM on 04.26.2013

XCOM shooter re-emerges as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

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) ...

Allistair Pinsof




4:00 PM on 04.23.2013

Video hints at April 26 unveil of the XCOM shooter

[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...

Jordan Devore




8:00 PM on 04.19.2013

Promo materials point to return of XCOM shooter

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 ...

Jordan Devore




10:00 AM on 04.16.2013

All evidence of XCOM shooter silently disappearing

Evidence of the long-in-development XCOM first-person shooter is starting to disappear from the Internet, 2K Games apparently trying to wipe all trace of it from existence. The publisher itself is only offering "no comment" i...

Jim Sterling




3:15 PM on 04.15.2013

2K wipes trailers and website for XCOM FPS remake

Just a few weeks after a possible change of direction was hinted for the troubled XCOM FPS reboot, Digital Trends is now reporting that the website for the game has been taken offline. The project has been delayed multiple t...

Alasdair Duncan




7:00 PM on 03.29.2013

Take-Two possibly reworking FPS XCOM as new title

2K Marin may be reworking its 2010 first-person shooter XCOM into a different title entirely. Just last week, Take-Two Interactive had registered three domain names; thebureau-game.com, thebureau-game.net and whathappene...

Jason Cabral




12:00 PM on 10.01.2012

XCOM might have become a third-person shooter

Right now, all eyes are on XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and for good reason -- it's sounding surprisingly promising. But what of 2K Marin's first-person XCOM? As nice as it is to only have to focus on one of the two, I'm more curious...

Jordan Devore




4:15 PM on 05.22.2012

2K Marin's XCOM hit with yet another delay

Lately, all of the XCOM-related news has been nothing but further information on the turn-based XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It seems that trend won't stop anytime soon, as Take-Two Interactive announced in its financial report that ...

Jordan Devore




10:30 AM on 11.09.2011

2K delays XCOM to somewhere between 2012 and 2013

2K Games has revealed that contentious shooter XCOM has been pushed back to April 2012 at the earliest and March 2013 at the latest. That's the period of time covered by the new "Fiscal 2013" launch window provided by the pub...

Jim Sterling








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