I used to be the slowest XCOM player on Earth. Then XCOM 2 happened.
You can save at any time in XCOM 2, and you can name your saves. This is, unquestionably, a good thing.
We already knew XCOM 2 wouldn’t support traditional game pads, like the Xbox 360 controller, but it will work with the Steam Controller. They’ll tweak the way it works over time, and consider this an “initial implementation.” Gotta admit, I’m still bummed I can’t play XCOM 2 on my big TV!
The Long War is, far and away, the most popular mod for the 2013's XCOM reboot. It’s a pleasant surprise, then, to learn Firaxis has partnered with its developers to have something similar available for next months’s XCOM 2.
PC strategy game XCOM 2 has been delayed from November to February 5 of next year, according to dev studio Firaxis and their publisher Take Two.
The latest XCOM 2 trailer gives a sense of how base management will work. Research and development, troop training, and monitoring for attacks, all from your new mobile base on a repurposed alien ship. Which I’m sure won’t lead to any complications...
IGN has the first details on XCOM 2, the secretive project 2K Games has been teasing for a little while now. It’s coming to PC, Mac, and Linux in November. Nothing for consoles, at least not yet.
It was Nietzsche that wrote, "What does not kill me makes me stronger". In reality, that's regularly true. When it comes to videogames, it really depends on how you are about to be killed. In some cases, dying is part of the learning process. In other games, your demise will only result in a minor punishment, or have…
In real life Toby's a database guy for Goldman Sachs. Tonight, he's XCOM's Chief Scientist and he's spending worryingly large amounts of our money.
It's called Bedlam, and it's a post-apocalyptic RPG with Fallout's ramshackle vibe, XCOM-style gameplay, and gorgeously detailed animated art. There's also permadeath, marauders, mutants, and cyborgs. I like all of those things!
The new XCOM board game sounds phenomenal, but last month I played a different kind of XCOM board game. Watch the Skies was a day-long game run by the UK Society of Megagame Makers. "Megagame" is a name that doesn't disappoint—each one features dozens of players controlling small parts of a massive story.
While the idea of a co-op XCOM board game sounded great, the fact it required use of an app turned a lot of people - myself included - off. Well, maybe I was being premature, because it turns out calling it an "app" is doing it a disservice.
"In a nutshell, Hard West is a turn-based squad tactical with adventurous world exploration. Think X-Com combat with Heroes of Might and Magic world map". Well hello there perfect game description.
There's a new XCOM board game that comes packed with 16 soldiers, over 200 cards and tokens, and more:
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore "soon," according to the game's official Twitter account. This is great news for all the mobile gamers out there who've long felt the sting of not owning an iPhone or iPad. Not only is Enemy Unknown one of Kotaku's all-time favorite ways to kill…
Julian Gollop, the Bulgaria-based designed best known for creating the original XCOM game, has just launched a Kickstarter for a new "wizard tactics" game called Chaos Reborn.