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  • Blog Post: Humble 2K Bundle Adds Collection Of Classic XCOM Games

    The Humble 2K Bundle, which offers a collection of 2K games at a significant discount, has added five classic XCOM games to sweeten the deal. The bundle currently includes BioShock, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and The Darkness II, which can be purchased for any price. You can also pay more than the... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM Creator’s Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Surpasses Goal

    Launched early last month , XCOM creator Julian Gollop’s Kickstarter project Chaos Reborn, has met and surpassed its goal. Chaos Reborn is a sequel of sorts to Gollop's classic ZX Spectrum game Chaos: The Battle of Wizards, which you can read about here . With 6 hours left in its campaign as... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM Creator’s Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Underway

    Last month we learned about Julian Gollop’s Kickstarter project, Chaos Reborn , set to release in spring 2015. The title is a reboot of the X-COM: UFO Defense creator’s ZX Spectrum game Chaos: The Battle of Wizards. Today marks the first official day of the Kickstarter campaign. The Chaos... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Civilization V Complete Edition Out Today, XCOM Complete Coming In March

    Both Civilization V and XCOM have had some expansions and DLC release since their initial releases, and now it appears that 2K Games is collecting them together to produce PC-exclusive definitive editions of both titles. According to Take-Two's 3rd Quarter financial release, the two titles from Firaxis... More
  • Blog Post: Download Alternative XCOM: Enemy Within Box Art In Honor Of Opposite Day

    Firaxis and 2K games are celebrating opposite day today by offering alternative cover art for the recently released XCOM: Enemy Within. The original art (seen below) features aliens on the cover, while the new downloadable and printable art (see above) puts the humans on the cover. You can head here... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/11/13

    This weekend, some GI editors are taking a break from GTA V with new releases like Pokémon X & Y, Beyond: Two Souls, and The Wolf Among Us. But mostly everyone is, you know, playing GTA V. Kimberley Wallace: My mission is to finish Beyond: Two Souls this weekend. I liked what I played of a... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM Enemy Within Listing Appears Online

    Listings for something called XCOM Enemy Within have appeared on Korean ratings boards , as well as the Steam database. The mysterious listings were spotted by CVG , and outside of the name, there is no evidence or indication hinting at what Enemy Within could be. The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is coming... More
  • Blog Post: "Ultimate Game Sale" On Xbox Live Next Week

    If you want to stock up on some great games for the summer, Microsoft might have a good reason for you to wait just a little bit longer. Announced on Major Nelson's blog, the "Ultimate Game Sale" begins next week on Xbox Live. We don't know how long each game will be on sale or what... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM And Agricola Star In This Week’s Mobile Roundup

    In this week’s mobile roundup feature we’ve got another top-notch digital board game, a portable version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and classic Mickey Mouse. Enjoy. XCOM: Enemy Unknown Developer: Firaxis Games Platforms: iOS Price: $19.99 XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an all-around excellent tactical... 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: Viral Video May Be Teasing The XCOM Shooter

    A video playing off the recent Russian meteor crash may be teasing the XCOM first-person shooter that recently and inexplicably disappeared form the Internet . Shack News did some research on the video, discovering that the source code page reveals the keyword 'whathappenedin62', which is a domain... More
  • Blog Post: The XCOM Shooter Disappears From The Internet

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the tactical strategy game, released last year, but there is (was?) another XCOM game in development. It is a first-person shooter, and like evidence of aliens on Earth after government intervention, it has suddenly and inexplicably disappeared. Digital Trends noticed yesterday that... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Heading To iOS This Summer

    Firaxis, the developer behind last year's XCOM: Enemey Unknown has announced that the game is coming to iPhone and iPad. According to Firaxis, the game will basically be a direct port of the console and PC version of the game. No word on pricing just yet, or an exact release date yet, but it should... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Second Wave DLC Available Right Now For Free

    Firaxis, the developer behind XCOM: Enemy Unknown, announced this morning that its free Second Wave DLC is available right now for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The DLC adds post-campaign content that allows players to modify the game in a number of different ways. You can check out the full list... More
  • Blog Post: Firaxis Sends Its Holiday Regards

    We received a card in the mail from Firaxis, the developers of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and it included a special message. I grabbed a quick video of it so that you can share in the holiday greeting joy. Check it out below. More
  • Blog Post: Honor Your Fallen XCOM Soldiers On Facebook

    If you've played the fantastic XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you know that death is an inevitable and sobering occurrence. Many of us have seen our friends and family perish at the hands of various sectoids, floaters, and (especially) sectopods. Now you can honor their sacrifice in the noblest of ways...via... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Slingshot DLC Is Available Now

    XCOM's Slingshot DLC is available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC today and Firaxis has released a trailer and screenshots to let fans know what they're getting into. Slingshot costs $6.99 on PSN and PC, and 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live. The pack introduces three new maps tied to Council... More
  • Blog Post: Original X-COM Creator Remaking Chaos: The Battle Of The Wizards

    Julian Gollop, the creator of the original X-COM, announced on Twitter that he is remaking one of his older games, Chaos: The Battle of the Wizards. In follow-up tweets he said he literally just started working on the game, so he didn't have anything to show off yet. The game will be for iOS, PC... More
  • Blog Post: Chris Warcraft's 10 Rules To Surviving XCOM

    XCOM is a great game. It can also be a very frustrating game, particularly if you aren't used to turn-based tactical strategy. That's why I'm here to help (note: the actual helpfulness of these rules is open to some debate). Editor Note: If you've read any of Chris Kluwe's recent... More
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