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  • Blog Post: Why Do I Even Bother?

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown. You've only got yourselves to blame 2K -- or I guess, more accurately, Firaxis. Or you know what, even more accurately, XCOM fans. You all had to complain about a perfectly good game that could have provided some variety to the shooter genre and potentially been a great hybrid... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review- A love letter to strategy gamers

    In this day and age where games cost more than ever to make and titles like Call of Duty and copycats take the market by storm, you won’t often see publishers taking chances with new games or reviving old franchises in a modern market. Reboots of classic games like Syndicate pop up occasionally... More
  • Blog Post: Decisions with Lasting Consequences

    I've just visited the Memorial in the Barracks of the XCOM headquarters. I pause as the music plays to honor the soldiers that have passed in the war for Humanity's survival, and reminisce on my memories with them, however long or short. One of them is a Russian Corporal who specialized in Assault... More
  • Blog Post: Easy to become attatched!

    As the title says, it is easy to become attached to this game-- and more importantly, the soldiers/characters you create. I went in to the game thinking that it would be relatively easy to keep my favored soldiers alive, oh boy I was wrong! Losing people left and right on what would be deemed an easier... More
  • Blog Post: A Re-make for the Ages

    I'll date myself a bit here, but was a junior in high school when the original XCOM released. I wasn't privileged enough at the time to have a computer, but spent many an evening playing through it, Civilization, and Master of Orion at a more fortunate friends house. In many ways, the stable... More
  • Blog Post: Xcom Review - Good Men Will Die.

    Xcom is a game that I have been looking forward to for some time. I have never been great at strategy games, but this one grabbed my attention from the first time I started reading about it. While my wife scoffed at the idea of aliens attacking Earth, cliched and what have you, I thought more about the... More
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