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  • XCOM creator Gollop voices concern over "paper-thin illusion" of weak AI

    XCOM creator Julian Gollop has discussed the pitfalls of weak AI in games during a new interview. The developer has voiced concern that visuals are becoming the main focus of games, rather than intelligent enemies or NPCs, creating what he called an “elaborate paper-thin illusion”, of a believable world.

  • XCOM-related package shows up on Videogamer's doorstep

    2K has been really quiet regarding XCOM of late, until it recently went so far as to remove official videos from its YouTube channel and taking the website offline. Last month, a report from Superannuation stated that the game may be in the process of a re-brand due to domain registrations for “thebureau-game.com” and “whathappenedin62.com” popping […]

  • XCOM: Firaxis saved a brand "gone so badly awry", says creator

    XCOM franchise creator Julian Gollop has praised Firaxis for rescuing the property from 2K’s “schizophrenic approach” – and his own mistakes.

  • The XCOM shooter spinoff may no longer carry XCOM brand - rumor

    Internet wizard Superannuation today made a new post, and the highlight, probably, involves the shooter version of XCOM that has been in development at 2K Marin for a while now. We haven’t seen any updates on that title in a long time, and Superannuation’s data suggests it might be because they’re dropping the XCOM brand […]

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown has "really awesome" DLC coming in 2013

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown lead designer Jake Solomon has said to expect more DLC for the game this year, as Slingshot and Second Wave are just the start. “We do have more content coming in 2013,” he told Polygon. “We’re working on something really awesome.” A release window wasn’t provided, as Solomon said it will take […]

  • Walmart Black Friday gaming deals include Dishonored, XCOM, Epic Mickey 2 for cheap

    Walmart has revealed its Black Friday gaming deals, and according to the mega retail chain’s ad, it will have over 30 games on sale for $15. It also notes that over 25 other titles will be on sale for $10, while another 40-plus can be yours for $25. The later sale includes such titles as […]

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown getting two pieces of single-player DLC

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be getting two pieces of single-player add-on content. In addition to these two add-on content packs, the Elite Soldier Pack, which was free to those who pre-ordered the game, is now available for purchase.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown can now be pre-loaded on PC

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out next week, and those who pre-ordered the game on Steam can now pre-load the game to save some time come launch. Those who pre-ordered through Green Man Gaming should check their inboxes for the key so they can start the pre-load process as well. The download size is approximately 12.3GB, […]

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Jake Solomon wants you to buy Firaxis' game

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown lead designer Jake Solomon has taken it upon himself to convince customers at a games retail store to buy his game. Check out the video below. XCOM: Enemy Unknown launches in North American on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 9 and in Europe on October 12.

  • XCOM: screens for 2K Marin's shooter leak, suggest strategic revamp

    XCOM, the first-person shooter from 2K Marin – not to be confused with XCOM: Enemy Unknown by Firaxis – has been dark for a while, leading to rumours of the game being delayed. However, new screens have leaked suggesting the game has been reworked into a third-person strategic shooter instead. More details and screens below.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown PAX panel - "A Thousand Stupid Ideas on the Road to Glory"

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown was at PAX, and if you missed out on the panel conducted by Firaxis, it’s posted below. The video is titled: “A Thousand Stupid Ideas on the Road to Glory,” and in it the four leads discuss the development process and some of the ideas which didn’t make it into the game. […]

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC version "is a big deal," says Firaxis

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s PC version is a “big deal” for developer Firaxis Games, lead designer Jake Solomon has said.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown's narrative is a "fairly large part of the game," will be "completely new to players"

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s lead designer Jake Solomon has said there is still much regarding the game which has not been revealed.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown multiplayer video details point system, strategies

    A video showing the multiplayer mode in XCOM: Enemy Unknown has been unleashed on YouTube courtesy of Gamespot. In the video posted below, the site discusses the mode, point system, and balancing with lead designer Jake Solomon, and shows the various strategies players can use to defeat their enemies. Players will be able to craft […]

  • Take-Two financials: XCOM slips to FY14, Max ships 3M

    Take-Two has released its results for Q4 and year end 2012, announcing Max Payne 3 has sold-in nearly 3 million units,  as well as a delay into FY14 for the XCOM shooter reboot.

  • 2K: Borderlands 2, Spec Ops: The Line, XCOM playable at PAX East

    2K has said the Gunzerker and Siren classes in Borderlands 2 will be playable at its PAX East booth next week. Players will be able to run around the Pandora Park and Caustic Caverns maps shooting things. Sounds fun. Other 2K-published titles playable in the booth include: Spec Ops: The Line, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and […]

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown video shows first in-game footage, developer interview

    A developer video for Firaxis viaRPGis posted below and features footage from XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

  • Report - XCOM delayed into 2013

    IGN has highlighted a mention in the print version of GameInformer that 2K Marin’s shooter XCOM has been pushed back to 2013. The delay was apparently revealed as part of the unveiling of Firaxis’s strategy release, XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The shooter had been expected during 2012, and a 2K Australia representative could not confirm the […]

  • Research uncovers new details on XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Less than a week after its big reveal, we’ve been drip-fed some more info about the upcoming reboot/remake of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, on its way from Firaxis.

  • Rumour - 2K Marin struck by layoffs

    Whispers say a number of staff at 2K Marin’s Canberra studio have suddenly found themselves unemployed.

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