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It's a big show this week, featuring an exclusive interview with Garth DeAngelis and Jake Solomon of Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown team, plus discussion about the fallout from the sudden retirement of BioWare founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk and review impressions of Borderlands 2.
First up, host Matt Helgeson and Adam Biessener are pleased to welcome Garth DeAngelis and Jake Solomon to discuss the development and vision behind 2K Games and Firaxis's reboot of the XCOM series. The duo hope to reestablish turn-based strategy and bring the XCOM franchise into the modern day, and provide us with some interesting insights into their development process.
In the second segment, Andy McNamara and Joe Juba stop by to discuss the news that "The Doctors" from BioWare, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, are stepping down and retiring from the game industry. We speculate on what that means for BioWare and also pay tribute to their legacy in games.
Finally, Dan Ryckert (who reviewed the game) and Andy Reiner talk about Borderlands 2, which manages to improve on an already great formula and should be a contender for game of the year.