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Well-Dressed New XCOM Enemy Within Trailer

I adored everything about Firaxis Games’ XCOM Enemy Unknown. I think my favorite part was naming all my soldiers after my Twinfinite coworkers and watching them succeed or fail. I even wrote up a whole mission-by-mission summary of my playthrough. I got a chance to sit in on a hands-off preview of XCOM Enemy Within and thought I couldn’t get more excited. I was wrong. Firaxis released a trailer today which gives you a little more detail about the (dapper) [...]

PAX13 – XCOM Enemy Within Hands-Off Preview

We LOVED the original XCOM Enemy Unknown, so when I found out that the expansion, XCOM Enemy Within, was going to be at PAX, I knew I had to drop by their booth. I had high hopes, and sure enough the hands-off demo I saw made my trip worth it. The demo took place on a new map location, on top of a hydroelectric dam, and immediately looked better than any map in the original game. It started with two [...]



Slow news week for Gaming Happens. MORE LIKE GAMING DOESN’T HAPPEN. I covered what I thought of the Gamescom conferences in the special midweek episode, so this time I’ll talk about Watch Dogs hype (is it Watch Dogs or Watch_Dogs?), GTA V’s countdown, Moogles from Final Fantasy, and everything that Twinfinite is playing. The Caffiene Corner sisters are giving away 10 games this week! Find out how to win those by watching their latest episode! Also, watch this Gaming Happens, [...]

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review – Survive, adapt, win

When I started The Bureau, I was terrified. Not because it’s in anyway a scary game, or even because the bulk of the game’s typography is in a font eerily similar to Comic Sans. No, The Bureau’s opening was horrifying to me as an XCOM fan simply because for the first hour, it’s not XCOM at all. For what feels like forever, you’re dragged down samey corridors, playing Gears of War in the 1960s and being introduced to another bog-standard [...]


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Gets Weird Trailer

Remember way back in 2010 when a reboot of the XCOM franchise was announced as a first-person shooter set in the era of Leave it to Beaver? Years later, we got the fantastic XCOM: Enemy Unknown and we haven’t heard much about the game that we were promised until only recently when it was redesigned as a tactical third-person shooter. Besides being a spin off of last year’s tactics masterpiece, The Bureau seems to differentiate itself in a number of ways, right down [...]


Third-Person XCOM Shooter Rebranded As The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

We here at Twinfinite LOVED XCOM: Enemy Unknown. There was the playthrough of the game with the soldiers named after people on staff and it had a place on many of our GOTY lists. A first person shooter version was announced years ago but shelved by 2K Games after unsuccessful reboots of Shadowrun and Syndicate, until now. The success of XCOM: EU has to figure in their decision to revisit this interpretation of the series. With a third person perspective and a [...]

[News] XCOM: Enemy Unknown Announced For iOS

At the tail end of 2012, the game EVERYBODY at Twinfinite HQ was playing was XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Hell, my man Muaz Zekeria kept a log of his playthrough with all of us as his team. While it was released on PS3, 360, and (its proper place…let’s be honest) PC, it didn’t get any love in the handheld realm. Well, hang on to your ray guns because this game is coming out on iOS! At this point Firaxis hasn’t released [...]

[Featurama] Twinfinite Staff Finishes XCOM

If you’ve been following my playthrough of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you’ll know that I drafted my Twinfinite coworkers to fight the alien menace. So far, we’ve done a pretty good job of handling anything they’ve thrown at us with minimal casualties. The losses we did have, for the most part, were unavoidable and were the fault of the soldiers refusing to follow orders and generally being useless buffoons. Hit the jump for the final few missions and what happens to us [...]

[TSFT] Episode #49: Twinfinite Sexy Fun Time’s Game of the Year 2012!

Welcome to a very special edition of the TSFT Podcast, in which a staggering nine of us lay out our personal top 5′s, and tell you why these games are our end-all be-all best games of 2012. After that, we vote on and reveal the TSFT Game of the Year 2012. Next week we continue our regularly scheduled five-person, hour long format. We hope 2012 was a great year for you, and that 2013 stomps on it with excellence. Stay [...]

[Featurama] Twinfinite Staff Enrolls In XCOM

If you haven’t played XCOM: Enemy Unknown yet, you really should. The strategy and RPG elements are great to play around with. The best thing about XCOM though, is being able to name soldiers after people you know. In this case, I named my entire army after my coworkers here at Twinfinite. This will be updated every couple of days as I progress through the game. Hit the jump to see which of the staff dies and which ones you [...]

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