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10 Things I Learnt Acting Out XCOM In Real Life

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.


OK, The XCOM Board Game Sounds Awesome

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.


Like XCOM, But In The Wild West? You Have My Attention.

“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.


XCOM's Creator Wants To Make A New Strategy Game

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.


Original X-COM's Design Document Had Just 12 Pages

It’s easy to forget that X-COM: UFO Defense came out 20 years ago, which means some players of the more recent XCOM: Enemy Unknown might not realise the latter game is based on a classic, much-loved series. Regardless of your level of knowledge of the franchise, you’ll undoubtedly get something out of this fascinating talk about the decades-old title from its creator, Julian Gollop.


Save 50% On XCOM: Enemy Unknown On iOS

2K Games is celebrating the arrival of February (OK, this is just a guess) by slashing the price of XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the App Store. It’s down a tidy 50 per cent, from $20.99 to $10.49.


Finish XCOM: Enemy Within On Ironman With No Saves Or Deaths? This Is How It's Done

Attention XCOM fans: PC Gamer has a very cool breakdown of Zemalf’s incredible impossible-difficulty Ironman run in XCOM: Enemy Within.


Today, Apparently, Is Opposite Day In The XCOM Universe

XCOM is celebrating by giving you cover art featuring those bastard-arse traitors EXALT from XCOM: Enemy Within.


Fedora Mech Is The Strangest-Looking Soldier XCOM Has Ever Seen

Enemy Within, the expansion set to XCOM: Enemy Unknown added new character customisation: hair styles, colour combinations — and a 1950s fedora. The result above (you can call him Fedora Mech) is the strangest-looking — or coolest-looking — soldier XCOM has ever seen.


XCOM: Enemy Within: The Kotaku Review

Few things fill me with dread like the first terror response mission in XCOM. Kidney stones, for sure. The DMV. But that terror mission — which costs you a nation on the spot if you flunk it — comes when your force is young and underpowered. I know I’m gonna lose someone. I’m probably gonna lose two someones.