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XCOM: Enemy Unknown free to play this weekend on Steam

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is free to play on Steam this weekend. The preview is available now and will end at 6pm (BST) on Sunday, September 13, 2015. If you enjoy your trial and fancy jumping into the game for realsies, you'll be ...

 
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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...

 
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits Google Play this week

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 wasn't really gim...

 
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XCOM for iOS gets multiplayer, on sale for $9.99

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...

 
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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 Firaxis bringing b...

 
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Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (iOS)

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 lo...

 
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Massive sale on PSN keeps good times rolling for Sony

Sony came out of their E3 press conference smelling like roses. Capitalizing on the miscues of their competitors, the platform-holder seems poised for a resurgence this winter with the PlayStation 4. In the meantime, Jack Tretton and compan...

 
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XCOM: EU for iOS won't go overboard with in-app purchases

Considering the game's unforgiving difficulty and meaningful character losses, it's all too easy to imagine a mobile version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown that runs wild with microtransactions in a hugely successful way. Thankfully, that is n...

 
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XCOM reboot director and original creator hug it out

Adam Sessler and Rev3 Games brings two noteworthy turn-based designers together in the same room to chat and hug it out. On one end is X-COM (1994) creator Julian Gollop; the other is occupied by 2012 XCOM reboot designer Jake Solomon. Gol...

 
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PAX: 'Full port' of XCOM comes to iOS this summer

Series reboot and turn-based strategy crossover hit XCOM: Enemy Unknown will come to iPad and iPhone this summer, Polygon reports. Jake Solomon, lead developer of the title at Firaxis Games, calls it a "full port," in line with the excellen...

 
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to Mac soon

Last year's awesome "save Earth from evil aliens" simulator, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, will be finding its way onto Macs very soon. The port is being handled by Feral Interactive, who has ported a lot of good titles like Batman: Arkham Cit...

 
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Green Man Gaming has XCOM: EU for $16 right now

Green Man Gaming is doing that thing it does again where it heavily discounts a worthwhile PC title that's redeemable on Steam and also offers a coupon code (GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS) for an even greater deal. In this case, the game in question is...

 
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Download XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Second Wave DLC now

Go load up XCOM: Enemy Unknown today and grab your free title update. Titled "Second Wave," this new DLC adds a heap of modifiers to the campaign, including anything from weapon buffs, to guaranteed crits. It's the second piece of content t...

 
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The winner of Destructoid's best strategy game of 2012

And now, the last of our editorial picks for the best games of 2012, we bring you the winner of the best strategy game. While settling on which games we would select as our nominees for the category was not at all easy, picking a winner cer...

 
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Slingshot DLC video and screens

Here are some new screenshots and video showing off the Slingshot Content Pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It's available now on PSN, Windows PC and Xbox Live for $6.99 or 560 Microsoft Points.  With this DLC expect three new maps tied t...

 
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Slingshot Pack priced and dated

Having already taken a brief look at the Slingshot downloadable content for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it's now the obligatory time when we find out the release specifics for the add-on. It'll be available for $6.99 / 560 Microsoft Points on PC, ...

 
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More XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC is planned for 2013

It seems as if more XCOM is on the way: an announcement that couldn't have been better timed with the recent news that it sold fairly well. After the two announced DLC drops, the Elite Solider and the Slingshot Content Pack, there will be m...

 
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First look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Slingshot Pack

A pair of add-ons are on the way for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the first, the Slingshot Content Pack, has been detailed by 2K Games and Firaxis. It's centered around three new maps which are tied to the game's Council missions, offering furth...

 
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BioShock creator Ken Levine is playable in XCOM

In dark times, pray upon your gaming gods and you shall receive redemption. Or, at least, Ken Levine.Irrational Games founder and BioShock creator Levine makes a cameo in Firaxis Games' XCOM reboot as a hidden hero character. Alongside Levi...

 
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XCOM or Dishonored? YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE!

If there's one thing my Twitter feed has been telling me this week, it's that gamers are desperately choosing between XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Dishonored, two good looking games that, in their own ways, stand out among the generic "me too" g...

 
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Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

I dream of XCOM. I have fever dreams where I debate using my assault soldier’s Run and Gun ability to flank an alien or play it safe and stay behind cover. I wish I was kidding or being hyperbolic, but I’m not. I gain new str...

 
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Let's Play XCOM Multiplayer with a couple Firaxis Devs!

In a little over a week, Firaxis's XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be hitting stores, and last week, we had a couple of the devs come by the office to play some multiplayer. I teamed up with Jake Solomon, and our producer Zac Minor teamed up...

 
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Play a round of XCOM: Enemy Unknown through YouTube

2K Games has released this interactive trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown that details how the game plays, all while you pick and choose what happens. It's an interactive video, and apparently YouTube now has the tech so that all your choices...

 
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now up for digital pre-sale

2K Games and Firaxis are about to unleash their re-imagining of a classic PC title with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, set to release on October 9. You can pre-purchase the game now from your favorite digital retailer and claim a free launch bonus in...

 
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XCOM: Try not to get everyone killed

In the original X-COM titles, the loss of a squad member would always cut me up. Those wee, heavily armed men and women were under my care, and I'd be damned if I was going to let some alien scum end their lives. I'm glad to see there's an...

 
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Interview: XCOM: Enemy Unknown, as hardcore as you like

There is a reason why strategy and adventure games faded away in the late '90s. It's the same reason why publishers are bringing franchises back and hamfisting them into more popular genres. It's about money. We used to call it "Xboxificati...

 
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a strategy game I want to play

Being the resident baby here at Destructoid, I've never played any of the original XCOM games back in the mid-to-late '90s. Of course, I respect the series' legacy and understand its place in gaming history, but I've still never played it. ...

 
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E3: XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer arrives

Man, what's going on with all of the publishers deciding that today is the day to drop all their new trailers and screenshots? Here I was, planning to relax, maybe read a book and have a nice cup of tea. Instead, I bring you the latest pro...

 
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Hands-on preview: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

When XCOM: Enemy Unknown was revealed earlier this year, series fans seemed to get behind this re-imagining. Most of them, anyway. Change is scary -- I get it. Sure, there are some changes involved when updating a 20-year old title, and eve...

 
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown launch bonus and PC special edition

To go along with our first hands-on preview of XCOM: Enemy Unknown we have details on a launch preorder bonus and a special PC edition of the game.  When the game launches later this fall, a launch bonus will be available from par...

 
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A look at the art of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Ever since 2K Marin's announcement of an X-COM remake last year, fans of the MS-DOS strategy original were horrified that it had taken the form of a first-person shooter format, albeit with significant strategy elements. Then, another...

 
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Bringing XCOM: Enemy Unknown to a modern console audience

X-COM: UFO Defense is almost 20 years old, and gaming has changed immeasurably since its release on the PC in 1994. With XCOM: Enemy Unknown, its re-imagining of that strategy title, Firaxis Games has the unenviable task of building a moder...

 
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Dive into the first XCOM: Enemy Unknown developer diary

2K Games has released the first in a series of "Deep Dive" developer diaries for Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the remake of the 1994 strategy game X-COM: UFO Defense. In the video, which runs for nearly six minutes, a few Firaxis fo...

 
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Preview: Saving men and mankind in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Most strategy games give players command of massive armies, relegating individual soldiers to the status of faceless grunt. Even when players are micromanaging small units, the components of those groups are usually identical and interchang...

 
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New XCOM: Enemy Unknown images emerge

Game Informer has shared three more images -- screenshots and concept art -- of Firaxis' upcoming XCOM: Enemy Unkown with the world. From the looks of it, the UI is pretty clean to fit the multiplatform approach and the new game features so...

 
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown screenshots and details

Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a pleasant surprise for the people who wanted the series to come back, but not in the form of a first-person shooter. Game Informer has the first screenshots for the new game, described as a re-imagini...

 
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Turn-based XCOM title revealed, Firaxis developing

The cover story for Game Informer's February issue has finally revealed a turn-based strategy title called XCOM: Enemy Unknown (not X-COM). Firaxis Games, of Civilization and Sid Meier fame, will be developing this re-imagining of the class...

 

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