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6:00 PM on 07.31.2013

Listings for XCOM: Enemy Within have popped up

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 ...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 07.30.2013

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

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...

Brett Makedonski

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



The Bureau: XCOM walks a tightrope of strategy and action photo
The Bureau: XCOM walks a tightrope of strategy and action
by Abel Girmay

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 series fans. Straddling the line between action and strategy, The Bureau is making deliberate strides to blend the core tenets of the series into a modern third-person action game.

And you know what? It works. It really does work.

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11:00 AM on 07.05.2013

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

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...

Chris Carter





3:00 AM on 07.03.2013

BioShock 2 creative director leaves 2K Marin

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...

Abel Girmay

11:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Critical Hit! XCOM: Enemy Unknown finally out for Macs

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...

Jason Cabral

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



Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (iOS) photo
Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (iOS)
by Chris Carter

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 '90s series.

I loved the emotional thrill of deciding the fate of the world, and living with the sorrow of war, defeat, and death -- it comes naturally in Enemy Unknown, and is all the better for it. Pretty much all of that translates into iOS, surprisingly.

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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

1:15 PM on 06.07.2013

XCOM and Uncharted 3 are next for PlayStation Plus

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 ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 05.14.2013

Shaqfighter, Ride A Pokémon, The Bureau, & Metro Reviews

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...

Max Scoville

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



XCOM Declassified is still a strategy game at heart photo
XCOM Declassified is still a strategy game at heart
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 alien invasion upon Earth, and unlike past XCOM titles, this one is presented through a third-person view.

Don't let the perspective change fool you though. XCOM at its heart has always, and will always, be about strategy; going around acting like a wreckless soldier in The Bureau will get you killed pretty quickly. Strategy is crucial, and you need to play smart if you hope to save the United States of America from the threat of alien enslavement.

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9:30 PM on 04.26.2013

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

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...

Max Scoville