Firaxis remaking XCOM: Enemy Unknown


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#241 Sorbicol

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

I have just logged into Steam.

The pre-load is now available, 12.3GB.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:22 AM

Pre-loading.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:46 AM

Review... Where's our copy :(
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

What, we never got one?! I thought it came with the prizes! Well, if all else fails, we'll review the game from our own copies after the game is available.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

Well I was supposed to find out on Wednesday, then Friday but never heard a peep.

At this rate we might get it by the 9th if we're lucky, but that's when the flood of US sites (and players) will all be writing their own reviews too.

*sigh*

You help to promote the series for over a decade and this is the thanks you get - yes, if anyone from 2K/Firaxis is reading it really is bugging a lot of us here that every man and his dog has had a preview copy and by now a review copy and we've not had even the faintest whiff of either by this point, despite asking through the proper channels Posted Image What do I have to do? Fly to America, get down on my knees and beg to Jake? Posted Image

EDIT: I know we're a speck on the radar (probably a crumb from the pizza of the radar operator) in comparison to the larger sites out there, but at least we know how to play a strategy game. Have you seen some of the previews out there? The only response to some of them is this:

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:46 AM

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We'll just have to form a MP clan and show Firaxis how they suck at their own game. Posted Image

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:18 PM

Right, another GI article surfaced, with Jake giving us some more info.

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Namely regarding how the game ramps up given time and chosen difficulty mode.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

Taking tips? Well PC Gamer is giving a trio for first encounters with not-our-kind...

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:41 PM

The Eurogamer review is up. I would link but my mobile signal is struggling to load up eurogamers image heavy site.

All I'll say is that XCOM scored more than Dishonored.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

And here we go for the Review deluge!! Posted Image

Eurogamer (thanks Sorbicol!)
RPS
PC Gamer
Strategy Informer
GameSpy
IGN
Joystiq
Kotaku
Destructoid
Ploygon
Edge
OXM
OPM
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CVG
G4TV
GamesTM
VideoGamer
LazyGamer
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TAG
GodIsAGeek
Game Reactor
Atomic MPC
GamingBolt
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Gaming Nexus (ps3)
GamesBeat
Play Magazine (ps3)
PSNation (ps3)
Gram.pl
Gamer.nl
Gamers.at
SpazioGames.it
Gamer.no
Pressfire.no
Gameblog.fr
JeuxVideo (french)
3DJuegos (spanish; has a clip with a mission in India)
VaDeJuegos (spanish)
Hardgame2 (spanish)
MeriStation (spanish)

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:43 PM

Im still busy at work. Anyone got an idea what the overall reviews think? Not that i trust any of them, but.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

I'd say they average to something like 9/10. Not bad, huh? ;)

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:04 PM

Not bad at all.

*fanboy squee*

Cant wait for my copy to show up! :D

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

Quick - somebody cut off Ze Yanks from the Internet :P
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

I've heard a little tweet: PC Gamer has a new guide for your XCOM domination. :)

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

View Postsilencer_pl, on 08 October 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

Quick - somebody cut off Ze Yanks from the Internet Posted Image

pffft. I've a will of mythril, boy! I've yet to look at any of the reviews/previews/etc. I want an unsantized opinon when I start dying horribly because I STILL suck at XCom after all these years!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:31 AM

Argh! Them pesky aliens are clearly tampering with the laws of physics!!! Time is passing sooooooooooo slowly this week :-/

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

View Postsilencer_pl, on 08 October 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

Quick - somebody cut off Ze Yanks from the Internet Posted Image

BTW, I hear there is a way to persuade Steam that you are an American and have XCOM unlocked NOW. You need to log in through some American server or something... I'm not too bothered by the delay, so I have not read the details.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 10 October 2012 - 08:53 AM, said:

BTW, I hear there is a way to persuade Steam that you are an American and have XCOM unlocked NOW. You need to log in through some American server or something... I'm not too bothered by the delay, so I have not read the details.

I don't fancy Steam then finding out and revoking access to my entire library if they didn't see the funny side though :(
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:08 AM

Okay, so I finally rid myself of a long-standing distraction. I uninstalled Star Trek Online. It was affecting important things I was supposed to be doing and like most MMO's there's not much to do when you're at the top but wait for more content.

Now I have 2 days to get heaps of work out of the way before a most distracting weekend Posted Image
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