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Linux version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown spotted in Steam database

Posted: 08.05.2014 by Technet2k

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Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown has had its cover blown by a nosy-parker who spotted the turn-based strategy lurking within the Steam database with penguins of a dubious nature. It's possible they're extra-terrestrial.

Steam has been making a big push for Linux especially as their SteamOS is based off it. It makes sense Firaxis would want their XCOM reboot ready for Steam Machines.

2K: Firaxis announcing "new AAA game" tomorrow at PAX East

Posted: 11.04.2014 by Technet2k

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization developer Firaxis will be announcing a "new AAA game" tomorrow, according to 2K Games teaser for their PAX East 2014 'pre-show checklist'. More XCOM or Civilization?

The 'Firaxis Games Mega Panel' will commence tomorrow at 4:30pm BST for one hour at the DragonFly Theatre. 2K promise an "exciting sneak peek" at their latest project.

"AI should be a lot better now," says XCOM creator, "but I am not convinced"

Posted: 24.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Julian Gollop, creator of the XCOM series, has said that "AI should be a lot better now," but that it hasn't really improved since the original XCOM's AI of a "few Kb" designed for 80386 PC. It hasn't leaped with hardware.

While XCOM: Enemy Unknown "does a good job" with its AI, it still "relies a lot on the player triggering stuff." It's behaviour-based and predictable patterns soon emerge.

Firaxis blog the impact of EXALT with XCOM: Enemy Within

Posted: 22.10.2013 by Technet2k

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The secret organisation of XCOM isn't the only game in town with the arrival of XCOM: Enemy Within, as a rival group known as EXALT starts putting the moves on the alien invaders too for their own purposes.

Developer Firaxis has blogged a little bit more about them, and how they ultimately plan to "rule what's left of the world" once the aliens are finished stomping on humanity.

XCOM: Enemy Within adds save scum option

Posted: 17.10.2013 by JonahFalcon

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While XCOM: Enemy Unknown has an Iron Mode that doesn't allow players to save and continue, the upcoming Enemy Within DLC will add a Save Scum mode, designed to let players, well, save scum, with a randomizer on loading so that the same result doesn't always occur when loading a quick save.
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