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Character building photo
I'm the man with the plan (and little else)
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 feature

Immoral games photo
Now move on, already
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 feature

XCOM stream photo
XCOM stream

Destructoid saves the world! Sorry, Kyle


Filling my squad with Destructoid staff, heh heh heh
Feb 28
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, ... read
XCOM stream photo
XCOM stream

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


Filling my XCOM squad with Destructoid staff
Jan 30
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 Pu... read
Destructoid plays XCOM photo
Destructoid plays XCOM

Destructoid saves the world: Come watch me play XCOM


Filling my XCOM squad with Destructoid staff
Jan 13
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 y... read
Enemy Within photo
Enemy Within

XCOM: Enemy Within on mobile could ruin my life


Save Earth by slacking off at work
Nov 12
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 mobi... read
Firaxicon photo
Firaxicon

Civilization, XCOM dev doing its own fan convention


Firaxicon
Aug 26
Firaxicon sounds like an expensive drug for lumberjacks. Or a bad sci-fi original film. But it's actually a new convention put on by Firaxis, developer of the Civilization games and the recent, real good XCOM reboot... read
XCOM: The Board Game photo
XCOM: The Board Game

Fantasy Flight announces XCOM: The Board Game


Four player cooperative strategy
Aug 05
Fantasy Flight Games has a pretty good reputation for taking hit videogame franchises and translating them to the tabletop space. Previously, the publisher has released board games based on DOOM, StarCraft, Sid Meier's Civili... read
Deals photo
Deals

Classic X-COM games join the Humble 2K Bundle


Beat the average price to unlock them
Jul 15
2K said it would add more games to its ongoing Humble Bundle featuring the likes of BioShock, The Darkness II, and Spec Ops: The Line and indeed it has. Folks who pay more than the average (approximately $8) will gain access ... read
Deals photo
Deals

BioShock, The Darkness II, and more in this Humble 2K Bundle


Morbid curiosity has me interested in The Bureau
Jul 08
If you want to jump straight to the new 2K Humble Bundle, here's the link. It's a tremendous value. This one is offering pay-what-you-want pricing for The Darkness II, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and the original BioShock.... read
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XCOM on Android

XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits Google Play this week


You can grab it for $10
Apr 24
XCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of my favorite games of 2012, and a year later, I enjoyed its iOS port all the same. It was a wonderful way to play it on the go, and considering the fact that it was basically the full game, it wa... read
Deals photo
Deals

XCOM and Sid Meier titles discounted in 2K mobile sale


Now through Jan. 2
Dec 20
Publisher 2K has a holiday sale going for its mobile games now through Thursday, January 2. This is a great opportunity to pick up the iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, though, fair warning, it's a comparatively expensive d... read
XCOM: Enemy Within photo
It almost feels like a sequel
XCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of my favorite games of 2012. As a fan of the original franchise back in the '90s, I felt like it did an excellent job of not only re-introducing the once-beloved franchise back into the fold ... read feature

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25% off good games

Deal: 25% off Batman Arkham Origins, XCOM expansion, more


Jolly green giant
Oct 18
Deals! Green Man Gaming is currently offering a 25% off voucher that is good for just under a week. With it, you can get a host of titles at 25% off, from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins to the XCOM expansion Enemy Within... read
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2K Marin layoffs

BioShock 2, The Bureau dev 2K Marin 'essentially' closed


Bureau of bad news
Oct 18
Yesterday, Polygon got word of a massive layoff that hit BioShock 2 and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified developer 2K Marin. "We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin," the statement read. "While these were difficult decisio... read
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XCOM for iOS gets multiplayer, on sale for $9.99


Normally goes for $19.99
Oct 11
XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iOS has received a new update that brings in asynchronous multiplayer. Additionally the update brings in iOS7 optimization and a newly implemented leaderboard. The game usually goes for $19.99, but it's on sale for $9.99. Check out our review to see why the mobile version is worth picking up.  read
XCOM photo
XCOM

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
XCOM Enemy Within photo
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

XCOM Declassified photo
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
XCOM too big for consoles photo
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
XCOM: Enemy Within video photo
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
XCOM: Enemy Within photo
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

XCOM: Enemy Within photo
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

XCOM Declassified review photo
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

XCOM Declassified photo
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
XCOM photo
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
XCOM photo
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
The Bureau: XCOM photo
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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