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Old 09-07-2012, 08:31 AM   #26
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Sid Meier joins XCOM in new video, first PC screens revealed, digital pre-sales open

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown




Alongside the announcement of Steam pre-sales for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 2K has released a gameplay walkthrough narrated by lead designer Jake Solomon. Things don't start out looking very good for humanity ... until Sid Meier's psionic powers turn the table, that is.

In addition to the new video, we also have the first screens of Enemy Unknown's PC version. Apart from the obvious point-and-click differences, the PC version also features a traditional grid system, which should be familiar to fans of the series.

Finally, 2K has announced that digital pre-orders for Enemy Unknown are now open. In addition to Steam's pre-order promotion that Valve revealed yesterday, the downloadable version of the game is available from other outlets as well, including GameStop and Amazon. As with its retail counterpart, pre-orders of the digital version include the "Elite Soldier Pack," which features the original X-COM flat-top hairstyle, among other soldier customization options.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC Interface)

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Dive into the combat gameplay of XCOM in this walkthrough video with the Lead Designer of Enemy Unknown!



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XCOM: Enemy Unknown designer Jake Solomon on the importance of PC

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X-COM has quite a history on PC. In fact, apart from a pair of PlayStation ports (and one for the 3DO!), the franchise's home is entirely bound to the PC. Developer Firaxis is definitely aware of the franchise's history, lead designer Jake Solomon tells me, and that history was taken into account when developing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, not to mention Firaxis' own history with the platform.

"When we first talked about reimagining X-COM, it made a lot of sense, because we were Firaxis, and we have a lot of experience with PC-based, turn-based games," he says. The studio always intended to make the game for consoles as well, but unlike an action game or a first-person shooter, Firaxis couldn't simply port the console version over to PC. "You couldn't say, 'Well, let's just do the least amount of work,' because interfacing with the characters, interfacing with the world, is so different."

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Old 09-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #27
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown: Sid Meier not the only heroic game developer cameo





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Legendary Civilization game developer, Sid Meier himself, made a cameo appearance in an E3 trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown – now the lead developer Jake Solomon confirms he will not be the only game industry stalwart to turn up as a playable character.

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Looking forward to this...

and hoping already for a Terror from the deep expansion
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    During the recent PAX convention, Firaxis got together with television personality Geoff Keighley, behind a table and in front of a crowd, to discuss the development of its upcoming alien-fighting strategy game, X-Com. If you weren't lucky enough to attend the panel in person, you can now check it out in its entirety online.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:27 PM   #31
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Sending rookies to die in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown mission


We've been able to spend quite a few hours with the PC version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, so we decided to put together a quick video walkthrough of one of its missions. Join us as we blast some Sectoids, snipe a few Floaters and just stand there and watch as our poor rookie gets murdered.



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XCOM: Then and Now


XCOM: Enemy Unknown has come a long way from the original X-COM. And we're not just talking about the absence of a hyphen. Check out the video above to see just how far XCOM has come since 1994. Just make sure you're stocked up on time units first.


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Perks list - http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?t...lities_(EU2012)

a few other neat things - http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?t..._Unknown_(2012)

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo out today on Steam

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown mission

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
will have a PC demo available today on Steam, with a console version "available soon." The demo covers two levels of the strategy game's single-player tutorial campaign, which also introduces the XCOM base, where all the training, research and alien autopsies happen.

We've been impressed with how the game is shaping up so far, both its single-player campaign, seen in the video above, and multiplayer component. XCOM will admit new recruits on October 9.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

UFO Walkthrough

The GameTrailers crew is employed in an all-out assault on a downed UFO! Will Pachter save the day? Will Keighley get the kill – and the exclusive? Only one way to find out!


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If you're unable to download XCOM: Enemy Unknown's PC demo due to a Sectoid incursion of your higher mental functions, check out this YouTube-based choose your own adventure video.

The fork-in-the-road style video lets you choose what will happen to your squad on a routine mission to give planetary outsiders a ticket to XCOM HQ's autopsy slab. Don't worry if rookies die. Rookies always die.

If you're looking for a less interactive XCOM viewing experience, you can always check out the hour-long playthrough by the developers.


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The tier 3 unlock on Steam went through a couple days ago btw. Now you're guaranteed a free copy of Civilization V if you pre-order. Which is a terrible marketing strategy coz nobody's gonna have time for XCOM if they start playing Civ.

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lol well if they like Xcom which is more action paced they will look over civ's though .


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I only started reading into this yesterday but, yeah, I'm definitely on board.

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Lead Designer Jake Solomon on XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Briana catches up with XCOM: Enemy Unknown lead designer Jake Solomon to learn more about the multiplayer in the tactical strategy RPG.

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The crew at Firaxis is pretty passionate about XCOM: Enemy Unknown, few more so than lead designer Jake Solomon, who went to a local shop to pitch the upcoming game to customers. In his own special way, he tries to get customers to give the game a shot come launch day.

If you appreciate Solomon hamming it up, be sure to give our Gamescom podcast a listen, where he joins us as a guest with XCOM producer and designer Garth DeAngelis. They eventually get around to talking about XCOM, but it's a fun and bizarre journey before we get to that point. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will begin abducting your time October 9.

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2K has released the official launch trailer for Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The game launches in the U.S. on October 9 and in Europe on October 12 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. As reported by: EGM.

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Saw that trailer a while ago, it says Game Informer gave them a 9.5/10.

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Saw that trailer a while ago, it says Game Informer gave them a 9.5/10.
Oh so they've started having viewer rate the trailer like GT does on their site. Interesting.

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I don't know if this offer is only good in the States or what, but Amazon is throwing in $15 of credit if you preorder from them.

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The Weapons and Environments of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Miri gathers intel on the environments and out-of-this-world weapons of XCOM: Enemy Unknown with lead producer Garth DeAngelis.


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Shaun sets his sights on the lead cast of Arrow to find out how the DC Comics hero is making his way to the small screen; Miri catches up with actor Scoot McNairy to find out what it was like working on the new thriller Argo; Jose hits the floor of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 to take a look at the coolest new software and hardware at the event; Victor has Taken 2 and more new movies in the Sonar; Briana finds out how the gameplay of Dishonored combines stealth and magic with the game’s co-creative director Raphael Colantonio; Miri and Ben get a jolt of energy from Tim Burton’s new stop-motion animated movie Frankenweenie; and finally, Miri gathers intel on the environments and out-of-this-world weapons of XCOM: Enemy Unknown with lead producer Garth DeAngelis.



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  • Test Chamber – XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

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    Defending against XCOM’s mysterious alien invasion is one of the most challenging, intense gaming experiences of this generation.
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Good review, I'm glad it keeps to it's roots, but brings it up to modern standards. Tuesday will be a busy day for me.

Dishonored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Prometheus 4 disk blu-ray (with it's 4 hour documentary by Charles de Lauzirika who did the documentaries for Alien Anthology and Dangerous Days on Blade Runner), E.T. on blu, It's Always Sunny on blu.

Tuesday will be good.

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