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Humble is giving out X-COM: UFO Defense

The next time you're in the mood for soul-crushing, despair-ridden turn-based tactics, you'll want X-COM handy, and currently, the Humble Store is giving away X-COM: UFO Defense. Done and done! This 48-hour offer is for a Steam copy, and th...   read

 
 
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Oh wow, XCOM 2's Long War 2 overhaul is out now

And here I was, about to write up a bit of late news about how Pavonis Interactive (née Long War Studios) planned "Long War 2" mega-mod for XCOM 2 would include some new types of missions, when the damn thing just up and dr...   read

 
 
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How did Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2016 turn out?

One year ago, before 2016 became a hackneyed punchline ("2016? More like 2000-sucks-teen!!!" the peanut gallery offered when Johnny Depp tragically fell into an active volcano while doing the "Mannequin Challenge" on its rim), we had hope. ...   read

 
 
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Dang, XCOM 2 is only $12 in this Humble Monthly deal

Yesterday's news of the Long War 2 mod reminded me that I failed to snag XCOM 2 at launch and, dumber yet, while it was discounted in recent end-of-year sales. But actually, that indecisiveness has paid off -- the alien-blastin', bad-luck-c...   read

 
 
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Long War 2 mod is coming to XCOM 2

Long War Studios, the fellers wot brought you the Long War mod for 2012's XCOM reboot, are replicating those actions for the sequel. A rebranding has led to the team calling itself Pavonis Interactive, and its official site mentions both Lo...   read

 
 
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What's your most-played Steam game?

While I'd love to offer you my hours-count in Pokemon Some Such Color or Final Fantasy Some Such Roman Numeral, that would require much too much digging through boxes. Beyond that, plenty of games like Super Smash Bros. or Street Fighter II...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2 console editions delayed by nearly a month

Just like the PC version, XCOM 2 has suffered a delay on consoles. The PS4 and Xbox One editions were originally supposed to come out on September 6, but Take-Two interactive has announced that due to some extra polish, they're now arr...   read

 
 
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Dan Hsu is starting a video series on board games

Part of my personal mission at Destructoid over the past several years has been to cover tabletop gaming as it relates to the predominantly video game crowd. The fruits of my efforts pale in comparison to shows like Wil Wheaton's Tabletop a...   read

 
 
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Shen's Last Gift is XCOM 2's Last DLC (for now)

Ready for more XCOM 2 DLC? I wasn't, frankly speaking, because whenever a new pack drops I get an irresistible urge to start again fresh. At this rate, I'll never see plasma weapons! And yet, the packs keep coming, with the newest one,...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2 is indeed coming to consoles this year

After 2K Games announced that XCOM 2 was a PC-only title some time ago, everyone collectively smirked, because they knew that one day it would reach consoles. That day, according to the publisher this morning, is September 6, 2016. Pri...   read

 
 


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XCOM 2 on PC is 46% off for the weekend

XCOM fans who have been on the sideline since XCOM 2 released back in February will now get an extra incentive to pick up a PC/Steam copy. Through this weekend, XCOM 2 is discounted instantly by 33 percent on Green Man Gaming. Stack on...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2's Alien Hunter DLC is out now, has hella snakes

XCOM 2 is still very much relevant, and it just dropped its new Alien Hunter DLC this week. The gimmick of the add-on is that it features tons of gigantic alien bosses, allowing you to steal their technology from them after you're victoriou...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2's Alien Hunters DLC is all about that boss, that boss

Despite running like poo on my more-than-capable PC, I enjoyed XCOM 2 more than Nic did, and have been eagerly awaiting new content, whether it was new missions, weapons, or just plain better optimization. Looks like next week we'll get all...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem-inspired XCOM 2 mod focuses on squad relationships

No, this won't let you marry your squadmates, give birth to little baby alien killers, or pet your soldiers. Instead, a new mod adds something far more important into XCOM 2: Friendship. The Squad Cohesion mod uses Fire Emblem-inspired rela...   read

 
 
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Freedom Force, Railroad Tycoon, Pirates, and other 2K titles hit GOG.com

Publisher 2K Games has added a handful of games (Windows only) to GOG.com's catalog and they're even on sale to start. Between Railroad Tycoon 2 & 3, Sid Meier's Railroads!, Pirates! (the mid-'00s remake), Freedom Force, and Freedom For...   read

 
 
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XCOM creator developing new strategy game

XCOM creator Julian Gollop is working on something new, a strategy game called Phoenix Point. Gollop provided few other details about the project, which is in development at Snapshot Games, the studio Gollop founded in 2013 after leaving Ub...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2 DLC

XCOM 2 rebels against dad with Anarchy's Children DLC

I've always been...a 'lil twisted (winky face smiley) and now XCOM 2 lets me express this dark side of my personality with the "Anarchy's Children" DLC, a $5 aesthetic pack that "features more than 100 new exotic soldier customization optio...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2 patch brings balance and performance tweaks

I loved XCOM 2, but even its biggest fans could agree that it needed some serious patch-love. Bugs, hitches, and some nasty difficulty spikes all conspired to keep the game from becoming the instant classic it should have been. Thankfully, ...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2 rides the Fury Road with Anarchy's Children DLC

One of my favorite things about XCOM 2 is the level of customization that's been added to soldiers. The ability to mix-and-match armor pieces, colors, and accessories really helps me individualize my troops, and alongside the many...   read

 
 
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Dragon Age Tactics

Would you like a 'Dragon Age Tactics' game in the style of XCOM or Fire Emblem?

Two of the hottest games this month are Fire Emblem Fates and XCOM 2, which seems to have Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah wondering if fans would like to see BioWare develop a more strategy-oriented entry in the franchise at some ...   read

 
 
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Firaxis is 'working very furiously' to fix XCOM 2

XCOM 2 might be a fine strategy game, but for many players, it's one marred by bugs. Speaking with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, lead designer Jake Solomon expressed surprise at the title's rocky launch, saying "I can honestly say that we didn...   read

 
 
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HAVE YOU HEARD OF HATSUNE MIKU? This XCOM 2 mod has

Hello everyone. I'm Steven Hansen, Features Editor of Destructoid Pizza. Have you heard of Hatsune Miku? Today I'd like to announce a new, collaborative project featuring Hatsune Miku. This XCOM 2 mod, featuring Hatsune Miku('s hair). Bless...   read

 
 
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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

 
 
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XCOM 2 tips

Very Quick Tips: XCOM 2

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 XCOM team has more...   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 the best turn-b...   read

 
 



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