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I totally get it. You're still recovering from December's barrage of sales and don't have the fortitude (or cash reserves) to spend more on games right now. However, if you're keen on Firaxis' XCOM 2 and passed on recent discounts, well, I have great news — Humble currently has it on offer for $US12 (about $17 Australian).

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If, like me, you're not at PAX Aus and wondering what you were going to do with your Sunday, it's time to fire up XCOM 2 with a mate and get alien-slaying. Team Dragonpunk has just released its "Tactical Co-Op" mod for the game and while it's technically a beta, it's good enough to have fun with.

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Supernatural crimes? Turn-based tactics? A detective main character who sounds like when he says he wants a whiskey on the rocks, he means jagged shards of gravel? Gee, Witch House, it seems an awful lot like you're trying to get my attention.

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Video: I'm not sure why ion bomb decided to mash-up XCOM 2 and sci-fi anime classic Cowboy Bebop, but you know what? It works weirdly well. (Warning: this video will give you glimpses of a few later-game alien types. Also "Tank" will be stuck in your head forever.)

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It's a long, grisly war out there, commanders. These alien occupiers are tough bastards, and you're gonna lose a lot of good men and women. We're here to help you keep casualties to a minimum.