Long War Studios Tasked with Creating XCOM 2 Mods

The recently formed Long War Studios have entered into a partnership with Firaxis Games and 2K Games to produce mods for the upcoming XCOM 2. Long War Studios consists of Rachel “Amineri” Norman, John Lumpkin, and James “JCLewis” Karlson, who were previously involved in developing the ‘Long War’ mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown (EU). The ‘Long War’ mod wa...

XCOM 2 Interview With Greg Foertsch

The XCOM series is one that is close to my shriveled up heart with the original series being one which kicked off my love of gaming. Firaxis and 2K’s reboot of the series, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, helped bring the series back to life as well as reinvigorating the turn-based strategy genre for a new generation. As well as getting a chance to play a preview build of the game, I also had the opport...

XCOM 2 Extended Hands-On Impressions

Over the holidays, I was granted access to the XCOM 2 build by the folks at Firaxis and 2K… so while the rest of you were enjoying time with family and friends, I was fighting a repressive alien occupation force. I had some time with a similar build a couple of weeks ago, I’ve now had the chance to more thoroughly explore the mechanics and processes in play. I’ve spoken about the tactical changes ...

XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition Announced, New Trailer Released

2K and Firaxis Games announced today that the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition will be available in Australia. The package will cost $110 USD and contains XCOM: Enemy Unknown Game of the Year Edition, XCOM 2, XCOM 2 “Reinforcement Pack”, and the XCOM 2 soundtrack. The “Reinforcement Pack” contains three DLC packs adding new customization, gameplay, and classes that will launch...

XCOM 2 Hands-On Preview

If you’ll allow me a moment get my fanboy credentials out of the way, I’m going to tell you straight up that I am a huge fan of the XCOM series. I love playing as a paramilitary organisation trying to defend the Earth from aliens. The love the interplay of tactical and strategic choices with soldiers gaining experience and dying in the course of duty. I love managing funding and research into the ...

Catch up with XCOM 2’s E3 Gameplay with a New Video

The rush of E3 videos is still continuing with 2K and Fixaxis Games posting the E3 gameplay demo of XCOM 2 on YouTube. The 10 minute long video is introduced by Creative Director Jake Solomon. The video covers a sabotage mission, one of the new missions being added to the game. The gameplay starts off with a short cut scene that sets the stage for the mission. Jake Solomon will be leading his team...

Sid Meier’s Starships Launches on iPad, Mac, and Windows

Legendary game designer Sid Meier’s latest game has launched. Sid Meier’s Starships is a turn based space combat game set in the Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth universe. Players will build their fleet and explore a dynamically generated universe filled with citizens needing help, rogue AIs, and pirates. Like the Civilization series, there are many paths to victory, both p...

Firaxis Games Announces New Title, Sid Meier’s Starships

Firaxis Games and 2K Games have announced a new turn-based strategy games set in the popular Civilization universe titled Sid Meier’s Starships. The title is to be released for Mac, PC, and iPad, as a tactical turn-based space-combat strategy game. Sid Meier’s Starships will allow players to command a fleet of starships to explore the galaxy. Players will have to fight to build and pro...

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Review

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Developer: Firaxis Games Publisher: 2K Games Platform: Linux, Mac, Windows (Reviewed) Release Date: 23 October 2014 Price: $49.99 USD – Available Here / $89.95 AUD – Available Here Overview Gamers have long bemoaned that Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri never received a sequel. Although not a true sequel, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth serves as a spi...

Civilization: Beyond Earth Intro Cinematic Released

2K Games released the intro cinematic to Sid Meier’s upcoming 4x strategy title Civilization: Beyond Earth. The trailer entitled “The Chosen” shows the lucky few who are leaving Earth to forge a new life on new planets. There seems to be a certain level of desperation in the air, as families are separated. Personally, the trailer sent chills down my spine. Civilization: Beyond Ea...

XCOM Board Game Sighted

Good news for all the fans of the XCOM series; a new strategy boardgame developed by Fantasy Flight Games is set to be released later this year and will be based on the recent Firaxis Games reboot. The game will be named XCOM: The Boardgame and will allow for up to four players to take on the roles of four XCOM leaders. Each leader will be the head of their own department with varying responsibili...

Civilization Revolution 2 announced… for smart phones

While Civilization Revolution might have been a simpler version of the Civilization series, it had plenty of fans on consoles as well as an eventual release on mobile phones. Well today we have some news for fans of that game, but it might not be news you’ll be excited to hear. You see, Civilization Revolution 2 has been announced by 2K Games but they are not going to be releasing it to cons...

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