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XCOM 2 trick

One weird trick is cruise control to shorter XCOM 2 load times

XCOM 2 is pretty hitchy and janky, though I've not encountered any game-breaking issues. Still, worse than the lazy virtual camera man too busy on his phone to always keep the focus on the action are the sometimes lengthy load times. Especi...   read

 
 
XCOM 2 tips
Even if you're a veteran of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 is likely to catch you off guard. The aliens are a meaner, sneakier lot this time out, and it's going to take every dirty trick in the book to keep up with them. The XCO...   read
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XCOM 2 review

Review: XCOM 2

XCOM 2 is a frustrating game, and not just due to the infamous difficulty the franchise is known for. It's frustrating because there is an absolutely fantastic game at its core, a total improvement on what was already one of ...   read
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Corgi gun

Why yes, yes there is a corgi gun in XCOM 2

Shout out to the ravioli-date-owing boo Dalé and shout out to XCOM 2, which, damn, I want to be playing right now and shout out to JonTerp whose mod turns a gun into a cute-ass corgi. It fits fight up there with the three "official" ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
XCOM 2 photo
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,...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
XCOM 2 photo
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...   read

 
 
XCOM 2 photo
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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 


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XCOM 2
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$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...   read

 
 
XCOM 2 gallery photo
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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2
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This is your home on the go in XCOM 2

The Avenger is where stuff happens in XCOM 2. It's where staff gets assigned, it's where research gets done, it's where scientists explain their roles in a new 12-minute video from Firaxis. Go ahead and get acclimated with the Avenger. Put...   read

 
 
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Deals

Civ: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide pre-order deal shores up free Steam weekend

Update: GMG's deal dropped another $3 to account for the 10% off instant savings. Pre-orders for Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide (the first expansion) went live today, and you know what that means... deals coupled with a free ...   read

 
 
XCOM 2 Muton photo
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...   read

 
 
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Civilization Beyond Earth

Civilization: Beyond Earth getting an expansion this fall

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth came out last year, and although I loved it, a lot of the series' hardcore fans picked it apart as being less complex than past entries. Though it doesn't nearly address every complaint, the newly anno...   read

 
 
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Sid Meier's Starships

Sid Meier's Starships blasts off March 12 for $14.99

Sid Meier's Starships warped in out of nowhere. We had never heard anything about it until just last month, and it turns out that it will be launching on iPad, Mac, and Windows early next month. March 12, to be exact! It is retailing for $1...   read

 
 
Sid Meier's Starships
  Watch Video Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth released to mixed reactions. I loved how it took the took the classic gameplay to alien worlds, and I especially appreciated its underlying narrative about the future of the human race. ...   read
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Sid Meier's Starships photo
Sid Meier's Starships
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Sid Meier runs through Starships' customization and a small battle

Last month 2K and Firaxis announced Sid Meier's Starships, a strategy game set in the Civilization universe, continuing the story that Beyond Earth set up. With an impending spring release, it looks like it is pretty far along, and the tea...   read

 
 
Sid Meier's Starships photo
Sid Meier's Starships
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Sid Meier's Starships is a 'tactical space combat' continuation of Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization and XCOM studio Firaxis Games is sticking with space for its next game, Sid Meier's Starships. The studio and publisher 2K describe it as a "new turn-based, adventure-driven interstellar strategy game" (PC, Mac, iPad) based on...   read

 
 
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