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  • Blog Post: The Work of Retards

    Wow. Where to begin with this one? It seems like the disgusting abomination they call "xcom" was built with a very specific audience in mind. Namely those mentally challenged individuals who spend their lives banging the broadside of their skulls against a wall for no other reason other than... More
  • 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: The Real Enemy is Boredom

    This game baffles me. It should be a slam dunk. Take a classic strategy franchise, add a great developer and you should get something amazing. Instead, we got XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Concept Mesh long-term and tactical strategy into an uninteresting mess Graphics Muddy and bland, although character models... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown - An Invigorating Reboot Of A Classic Franchise

    The doomsday scenario of an alien invasion is one that's been portrayed in almost every media format. While most titles focus more on the combat side of these stories, the original XCOM: Enemy Unknown took a different approach and focused more on the behind-the-scenes tactical aspects of such an... More
  • Blog Post: Don't get the PC verison

    I'm keeping this short and to the point. This is the most awful, buggy, unpolished PC port I think I've ever played -- I've played movie tie-in games with less bugs. The game glitched out nuts both just randomly in a mission and when I tried to change the resolutions. I tried it on two different... 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: The Rebirth of One of the Greatest Strategy Titles of All Time

    I can’t say I’ve ever been a fan of the strategy genre. Sure, I have fond memories of a few select titles, but until I killed my first sectoid in XCOM:Enemy Unknown, I never experienced such a great, wholesome strategy game in my time as a gamer. The tough choices you make on and off the... More
  • Blog Post: A well-executed turn base title

    When I first put this game in, I honestly didn't expect much. I thought it would be a stereotypical alien game with little green men and stuff like that. Not to mention that the whole turn base thing sorta scares me off. I got it because people were ranting endlessly about how it was so good. So... More
  • Blog Post: DownPlay Reviews #5 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Honestly, I’m feeling kind of at a loss here, this being the first strategy game I’ve played in about three years. But with the last being Civilization V, and with XCOM: Enemy Unknown being made by the same people, I can say with confidence that XCOM has some pretty hefty talent behind it. Hopefully... 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: RFXRage's Review of Xcom: Enemy Unknown

    Xcom: Enemy Unknown is one of those games that is immensely fun to play, but terribly frustrating other times. What gives Xcom such an advantage over other strategy games is the uniqueness that it possesses. Turn based strategy has become a dying genre being replaced by the ever increasing real time... 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
  • Blog Post: XCOM Enemy Unknown Review: Wanna Feel Like MIB?

    For the first time in a long time a game that has promised so much has actually made good in its delivery. For those (like myself) unfamiliar with the XCOM IP, the most recent installation is a reboot that harkens back to the nostalgia of many gamers before me. Hoping to stay as true to the original... More
  • Blog Post: Preapre To Lose Troops

    First off, I am not much of a strategy player. I do not own a high end PC, so I can't enjoy such hits as Star Craft and Warhammer, and whenever a console RTS rolls around, I tend to fail miserably at it. However, when I first heard about XCOM: Enemy Unknown, something caught my eye. I at first passed... More
  • Blog Post: Review- XCOM: Enemies Unknown

    A game that finally allows the player to exercise their right to carefully, and meticulously kill everyone on their team. XCOM is a strategy game which allows the player to be the commander of a paramilitary organization whose sole purpose is to eradicate the evil, invading aliens. As the commander you... More
  • Blog Post: My Memories of Youth Remain Unsullied with XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM has a special place in my heart. I have fond memories of installing the original game as well as its "sequel" Terror from the Deep on my assigned computer in a high school class and doing nothing but blast away aliens, ignoring the instructor and his terrible lectures. Because of this... More
  • Blog Post: Must Play!

    I'd like to start off by saying I do not play strategy or turn based games very often. I've never played the original XCOM. However, I played this Demo on my PS3 and instantly jumped on Steam to download it for PC and I prefer it on PC. (And I'm a Console Gamer.) The tutorial is great! It... More
  • Blog Post: Xcom:Enemy Unknown --- Party in my Space Pants,,, wanna come?

    I am not a huge fan of turn based games, I hate waiting my turn, waiting sucks, thats what you do when your old, and ready to die. Im a young stud of a gamer, and want that fast around the block action, ya digg playa play?? Even though this is not a run in gun, free run shooter, its still action packed... More
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