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  • Blog Post: Layoffs Hit 2K Games' Marin Studio

    We just received a statement from 2K Games indicating that layoffs have hit the publisher. The layoffs come out of 2K Marin, the studio responsible for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. "We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin," a representative told Game Informer. "While these were difficult... More
  • Blog Post: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Hanger 6 R&D DLC Gives Players A Mustache

    Next week will see the arrival of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified's first DLC. 2K Marin is resting Agent William Carter in this prequel story, giving players control of Agent Nico DaSilva. In addition to taking control of DaSilva (and his up-rezzed mustache), players will get access to new weapons... More
  • Blog Post: New NECA Figures Take You Back To Rapture

    If yesterday's news about the upcoming BioShock Infinite DLC got you thinking about the denizens of Rapture again, you're sure to recognize these latest figures from NECA featuring splicers from the ruined underwater utopia. The 2-figure pack includes the crawler and ladysmith splicers, which... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive - 2K Games Teasing Something Exciting For The Bureau

    2K Games sent us some interesting information regarding The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. They haven't spelled it all out for us, so we're putting on our fedoras and doing our best impression of protagonist William Carter. 2K Games has told us that tomorrow the first of a series of live action vignettes... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Marin Live Streaming The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Today

    You've seen us talking about 2K Marin's upcoming third-person shooter set in the early days of the XCOM universe. Now, you can see The Bureau: XCOM Declassfied for yourself. Starting at 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern, 2K Marin will be streaming portions of a level we haven't been privy to yet... More
  • Blog Post: The Bureau's Lead Narrative Designer On His Influences, The Future, And Infusing RPG Into A Shooter

    The XCOM series has seen a recent resurgence, with Firaxis' popular Enemy Unknown delighting series faithful and wooing new fans. But what about the other XCOM game? As we mentioned in a recent preview , The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is shaping up quite nicely, retaining much of what makes the series... More
  • Blog Post: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Detailed And Described

    It was the game no one wanted. When it was announced in 2010 (after four years of speculation), 2K Marin's XCOM was slated to be a first-person shooter, borrowing familiar foes and firearms from the classic series. The title drew the ire of strategy fans desperate for the return of their favorite... More
  • Blog Post: Keep An Eye On The Sky For XCOM Shooter News

    Maybe we'll get to stop calling it " XCOM Shooter " soon, as 2K Games is prepared to re-reveal the action-oriented alien blasting title. This morning on the official blog, a statement was posted promising "a new experience within the world of XCOM." This follows the scrubbing... More
  • Blog Post: Classified XCOM Evidence Comes Our Way

    Nobody knows what's going to happen to 2K Games' originally announced XCOM title (back in 2010), but if this stash of classified info is any indication, we may find out soon. There has been buzz recently that 2K's XCOM (which started out as a first-person shooter take on the series) was going... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: XCOM Undergoes Big Change

    You want classic X-Com strategy? You may get it with 2K Marin's XCOM, but perhaps not in the way you think. 2K Marin's XCOM – the one that was announced before Firaxis' version, and which was a first-person shooter – may be getting a gameplay overhaul, according to a rumor from... More
  • Blog Post: That Other XCOM Game Is Still Coming

    2K Games' other XCOM title developed by 2K Marin is still coming, the publisher confirmed. This morning, 2K announced XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a strategy game developed by Civilization creator Firaxis. The publisher first unveiled the 2K Marin XCOM game, a first-person shooter, in April 2010. The game... More
  • Blog Post: Fan-Made Teaser Provides Tantalizing Glimpse Of BioShock Movie

    It's still unclear if the lost-in-development-hell BioShock movie will happen or not , but hardcore fans aren't going to sit around waiting for something official. Someone snatched up the YouTube name "TheBioshockMovie" and posted a brief but awesome teaser. The clip lasts less than... More
  • Blog Post: Three Months Of Work Went Into This Big Sister Papercraft

    Deviant Artist Destro2K put over three months of work into this amazing, custom BioShock 2 Big Sister papercraft, and says that this particular model ranks 10 out of 10 on the papercraft difficulty scale. "I put so much soul into this project that i believe a this model would jump right from my... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM Reboot Coming Next March

    Publisher 2K Games has announced when the alien invasion will be going down. The reboot of XCOM will be available March 6, 2012, on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game was announced last year, and after showing off a preview build , 2K has been pretty quiet about it. The game marks a departure... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock 2 Minerva's Den DLC Finally Headed To PC

    Come May 31, PC owners will finally get to download the excellent BioShock 2 single-player DLC, Minerva's Den. The download will cost 800 Microsoft Points ($10) and will be available on any rig that supports Games for Windows Live. BioShock 2 first released last February and Minerva's Den was... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock 2: Protector Trials DLC Impressions

    BioShock 2's most memorable moment altered my perception of the Little Sisters. I don't want to spoil the surprise for people who haven't finished the game yet, but the twist explains how a young child could have such a jovial demeanor in such a violent atmosphere. I walked away from BioShock... More
  • Blog Post: Survive Splicer Onslaught In Protector Trials

    Update: The Protector Trials DLC launches today for 400 Microsoft Points/$4.99. How many of you plan on playing savior to a Little Sister? BioShock 2 publisher 2K detailed Protector Trials early this morning, the first single-player download for the game. The pack joins previous DLC Sinclair Solutions... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock 2 Rapture Metro DLC Screens

    Six new maps are coming to BioShock 2 multiplayer soon, and these newly released screens make them look like perfectly solid places to shoot dudes in. The Rapture Metro pack, which is releasing on all three platforms and will run you $10 or 800 Microsoft points, includes the six maps, three new Achievements... More
  • Blog Post: More BioShock 2 Toys On The Way

    Come this summer, BioShock fans will be able to add a handful of new figures to their toy shelves. NECA Toys is currently putting the finishing touches on the second wave of figures for its BioShock 2 line. This series consists of a Big Daddy Rosie, a Ladysmith Splicer complete with tommy gun and removable... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Games Announces XCOM FPS Reboot

    Publisher 2K Games announced that its 2K Marin studio is working on a re-imagining of the classic series X-COM, simultaneously revealing the game and swatting down longstanding speculation that Irrational Games was working on the project. Aside from de-hyphenating the title, the new XCOM appears to be... More
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