XCOM Has Changed. See For Yourself.

Strategy games have a tendency to straddle an area between slow, decisive moves and the chaos of action happening seemingly out of your hands and all around you. Some strategy games are slower-paced than others. As tense as things can get in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it’s more or less leaned towards the ease of turn-based… » 10/09/13 8:00am 10/09/13 8:00am

Sounds Like Aliens Will Invade Your Base in XCOM: Enemy Within

The 30 new achievements for XCOM: Enemy Within—the expansion for last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown—slipped out to Steam a couple of weeks ago, but only now have I noticed what they describe. From the list, we can assume that a Base Defense mission is returning to the series. » 9/28/13 5:00pm 9/28/13 5:00pm

See XCOM's New Super Soldiers in Action

It figures that right after I write my hands-on preview of XCOM: Enemy Within, Firaxis would then release the video of its PAX closed-doors demonstration. (Video during my playthrough was forbidden.) Well, it's worth the double-dip, because you can see some things I forgot to mention. » 9/04/13 11:00am 9/04/13 11:00am

XCOM's 'Flying Spider Shark' Wasn't Left on the Cutting Room Floor

At the beginning of the latest video for XCOM: Enemy Within you can see some hideous tentacled thing that turns invisible and sneaks up on a lone soldier to strangle him, facehugger-style. That's a Seeker, and its original concept looked even more dreadful. » 8/31/13 10:00pm 8/31/13 10:00pm

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Gets Its First Major Expansion This Fall

Just when you thought you were out… they pull you back in! Into another war against an invading alien menace, that is. This November, Firaxis' fantastic (and Kotaku Game of the Year-winning) strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting its first major expansion, titled XCOM: Enemy Within. » 8/21/13 4:00am 8/21/13 4:00am

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified: The Kotaku Review

In an early mission of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a deer clattered across the pavement of a wrecked college town's main drag as I took my orders. It paused and looked at me, and I at it. Even before this invasion, that deer's world was under constant threat from death-dealing technology beyond its comprehension.… » 8/20/13 9:20am 8/20/13 9:20am

Chasing Aliens Leads to Something Disturbing in Live-Action XCOM Video

If you’ve been watching the YouTube series attached to The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, you know that agent Ennis Cole is obsessed with hunting down the aliens among us for very personal reasons. Well, in this latest episode, he finally tracks one down. Then he probably wishes he hadn’t. » 7/26/13 9:30am 7/26/13 9:30am