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  • Blog Post: Firaxis Partners With Long War Studios For New XCOM 2 Mods

    The first of five new XCOM 2 mods from the developers of the Long War is available today, and it opens up a lot of new game options...literally. The creators of the Long War are working on some mods to Firaxis’ excellent strategy alien hunt. You might already be familiar with the the SMG, Muton... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] 2K Finally Releases Civilization Revolution 2 Plus On Vita

    Update 2: And now it's official. You can download CivRev 2 Plus on Vita for $19.99 right here . Update 1: Or perhaps we'll be waiting a little longer. The tweet from the official Civilization account that prompted this story has been deleted. Hope is not lost, though. The PlayStation Blog's... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM 2’s First DLC Pack Brings Mad Max-Style Customization Options

    The first XCOM 2 DLC pack arrives next week, giving you new ways to differentiate your resistance soldiers from one another. The new options are a bit radical though, taking a page from wasteland settings seen in Mad Max and Fallout. The Anarchy’s Children pack adds more than 100 customization... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM’s Double Vinyl Soundtrack Now Available For Preorder

    Iam8bit opened up pre-orders for vinyl versions of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2's soundtracks today. Let’s be honest, horrible things have happened to us in XCOM 2 . Hopefully this vinyl collection doesn’t conjure up too many traumatic memories. This double vinyl set is a collaboration... More
  • Blog Post: A Corgi Gun? XCOM 2 Mod Support Is Working As Intended

    XCOM 2 is out today, and modders are already starting to flex their muscles. You can add submachine guns to your arsenal. A Muton Centurion enemy type can show up and give your squad trouble with another user-created add-on. Oh, and then there’s a corgi gun. The ACORG-47 transforms your weapon... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Two Hours Of XCOM 2 Before Release

    Update: The stream has concluded, but you can check out the archived version here: Original Story: Anything can happening while playing XCOM 2, and we're not going to cut ourselves any slack. Will we survive this alien infestation, or will we get crushed by their enormous three-toed boot? XCOM 2... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization Revolution 2 Plus Gets Another 11th Hour Delay, No New Date Announced

    Vita owners are having the rug pulled out from under them again at the last minute. 2K has announced that the Vita port of Civilization Revolution 2, due to release tomorrow, January 26, has been significantly delayed. 2K does not have an estimated release window beyond “2016.” “Sid... More
  • Blog Post: Firaxis Takes Its Turn With Civ And XCOM In Latest Humble Bundle

    The latest humble bundle belongs to Firaxis, which hopes to score an economic victory for itself and charity. A set of strategy games is on offer, including XCOM and Civ titles. For those looking to get in at the base level, paying $1 or more gets you: Ace Patrol Bundle Sid Meier’s Civilization... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM 2 Will Have A $20 Season Pass, Deluxe Edition, And Pre-Order Bonuses

    We just published our first hands-on impressions of Firaxis’ XCOM 2 . In addition to all the information about how the game has changed since Enemy Unknown, we have some additional information about post-launch and pre-order bonus content. XCOM 2, which is arriving only on PC, will be sold in standard... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization Revolution 2 Plus Delayed Until Late January

    You won’t be taking that one more turn this December after all. 2K and Firaxis have delayed Civilization Revolution 2 Plus on Vita. The game was announced earlier this year for a December rollout worldwide. Those in Asia will still be playing on December 3 as planned. North American and European... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization Revolution 2 Plus Coming To Vita In December

    Last generation’s Civilization Revolution introduced the long-running series to console gamers in an extremely accessible way. Its sequel, however, only debuted on smart devices when it was released last year. On December 3, 2K and Firaxis are expanding it to another platform. Civilization Revolution... More
  • Blog Post: X-COM: Enemy Unknown ESRB Rating Points To Vita Release

    2012's X-COM: Enemy Unknown saw release on platforms both mobile and home-based, but it never made it to the Vita. It looks that may be changing. A rating on the ESRB website lists a Vita version of the game and an updated title – X-COM: Enemy Unknown Plus. Outside of those details, not much... More
  • Blog Post: Firaxis Welcomes Fans Back For Second Firaxicon Celebration In October

    With XCOM 2 and a new Civilization: Beyond Earth on the horizon, Firaxis has a lot to discuss. After a successful first Firaxicon last year, the studio is inviting fans back for another celebration. Firaxicon 2015 will take place on October 3 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. There, fans... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Expansion Raises The Game

    This new trailer for Firaxis' Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide will whet your appetite to conquer the world from sea to shining sea. The expanded terrain – including volcanoes – presents all sorts of new challenges as well as new artifacts, factions, and resources, and this first... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth’s Rising Tide Expansion Brings New Biomes And Diplomatic Options

    Firaxis and 2K have delivered new footage of the E3 2015 behind closed doors demo for the next Civilization add-on. Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide adds new biomes and diplomatic features that help take a pulse of the planet’s cultures. Of course, with a name like Rising Tide, you’d... More
  • Blog Post: Firaxis Wants You To Play PC-Only XCOM 2 Forever, With The Help Of Modders

    Earlier this month, 2K and Firaxis announced a sequel to 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown . Unlike its predecessor though, XCOM 2 is (at least for now) a PC exclusive. Speaking with IGN , XCOM 2 lead producer Garth DeAngelis and creative director Jake Solomon explain that the game they are making embraces... More
  • Blog Post: Sid Meier’s Starships Dated And Priced For March Release

    You’ve colonized an alien world and identified your preferred affinity in Civilization: Beyond Earth. Now, it’s time for the next chapter. Sid Meier’s Starships ties into Beyond Earth, taking the colonies of Beyond Earth into space. You’ll pick one of the affinities (Purity, Supremacy... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth Getting A Substantial Update

    An upcoming Civilization: Beyond Earth update will focus on game balance and improvements as well as setting the stage for integration with Sid Meier's Starships. This cross-game connectivity will allow those with 2K accounts to link the games together and receive a new planet, the Glacier. Wonders... More
  • Blog Post: Sid Meier's Next Strategy Game Gives Us Control Of Starships This Spring

    2K and Firaxis have announced the next title from famed developer Sid Meier. His next strategy title, Starships, will take us to space to build a federation of planets and civilizations. According to GameSpot , Meier sees this as the next step following Civilization: Beyond Earth . Humanity has experienced... More
  • Blog Post: Pre-Load The XCOM Board Game App Now Before The Game Arrives This Month

    Back in August, Fantasy Flight Games announced a tabletop version of XCOM . The publisher is almost ready to release it onto an unsuspecting world, and you can get ready now. XCOM tasks players in different roles across the XCOM organization. The Commander, Chief Scientist, Central Officer, and Squad... More
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