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  • Blog Post: Why XCOM: Enemy Unknown Is One Of The Best Games Of 2012

    Ever since we featured XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the cover of the February issue of Game Informer , the excitement and passion for the game within the office has only grown. War stories from the alien-littered battlefields dominated every morning discussion and we were taught how a turn-based strategy game... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: What's At Stake?

    Over the course of my gaming career, I've bested towering bosses, gunned down entire platoons of enemy soldiers, and saved the galaxy more times than I can count. I've become so jaded that even the most bombastic setpiece moments elicit little more than a smile or a muttered praise of approval... More
  • Blog Post: Interactive Ant Farm: Exploring XCOM’s HQ

    Little kids will watch wandering bugs with an intensity most of us only display during an online deathmatch. Firaxis wanted to recapture that childlike sense of wonder and fascination with the HQ management portions of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. This is why the studio has dubbed XCOM’s new headquarters... More
  • Blog Post: Advanced Tactics: Exploring XCOM's Combat, Part 2

    In the world of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, players will need much more than brute strength and Rambo tactics. Would-be generals will need to implement precise coordination between all of their elite soldiers. Take note as we walk you through some sample tactics, this time we explore flanking. [This feature... More
  • Blog Post: Advanced Tactics: Exploring XCOM's Combat, Part 1

    In the world of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, players will need much more than brute strength and Rambo tactics. Would-be generals will need to implement precise coordination between all of their elite soldiers. Take note as we walk you through some sample tactics, featuring a three-person squad. [This feature... More
  • Blog Post: Alien Breeds: The Evolution Of XCOM’s Enemies

    Humanity has been staring at the stars and dreaming for centuries, but it’s not easy to envision what alien life might actually look like. It’s also not easy to resist the urge to try. The designers at Firaxis have the advantage of building off an existing framework, but redesigning 18-year... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: A Series That Almost Wasn’t

    X-COM didn’t change the world. In fact, even if you were a gamer throughout the early ‘90s, it’s possible the game flew under your radar. However, this science fiction strategy title quickly developed a cult following and is widely considered one of the best turn-based strategy titles... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – X-COM

    If you weren't playing strategy PC games in the '90s, chances are you're most familiar with X-COM as that weird alien invasion-focused first-person shooter that BioShock 2 developer 2K Marin is working on. The pedigree for this game goes back much further and to a completely different style... More
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