The Game-Changing Additions to XCOM: Enemy Within Detailed

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25w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman detailed some of the game-changing additions to XCOM: Enemy Within below today.

To quote: XCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of 2012′s gaming triumphs; an obsessively playable sci-fi epic that injected new life into the turn-based tactics genre.

As the commander of the counter-extraterrestrial agency XCOM, you faced impossible choices on both a macro and micro level. Send aid to China and risk upsetting Africa? Send a trooper into harm's way to save a high-level comrade, or eat the loss and regroup from a stronger defensive position? XCOM is at its best when the stakes are highest.

With XCOM: Enemy Within, legendary developer Firaxis is expanding on the foundation of the original with tons of new maps, new equipment, new aliens, a mechanized soldier class, and new genemods that can transform your troopers into superhuman killing machines. We caught up with Lead Designer Ananda Gupta to get the inside scoop, and we sent him some of your questions.

BVAidan: Is this a new game or an add on? I'm new to the series and don't know much about XCOM.

Ananda Gupta: It's an expansion to last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and on PS3 you'll be able to get all of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, all the DLC that was released for that game, and...
 

The RPG Influences of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified on PS3

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36w ago - 2K Marin Lead Systems Designer James Clarendon detailed the RPG influences of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified on PS3 to fans today.

To quote: Hi there! This is James Clarendon, Lead Systems Designer on The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. For those of you who want to get a head start on how to build and maintain your roster of agents, I'm here to provide some insight into how these systems work, and how you can maximize your strategies in the field.

As field agent William Carter, you take the role of squad commander, making important choices as to how you and your agents progress in their careers and achieve certain victory. Bringing low-ranking agents into a mission can easily spell disaster, so you've got to take the time to invest in and develop each squad member for the challenges ahead.

First, the basics: you can keep a roster of eight agents, and two of these will join you in the field to form your squad. There are four classes in The Bureau, each with unique capabilities:

• Commando - hits hard and uses direct abilities.
• Engineer - deploys traps; the lynchpin of tactical combat.
• Recon - eagle-eyed marksman best used at long range.
• Support - bolster's the squad's abilities and hampers enemies.

Each of these agents is hand-crafted...
 

PlayStation Plus: E3 2013 Sale: Free Machinarium, Uncharted 3, More

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45w ago - Sony Community Manager Morgan Haro of PlayStation Digital Platforms officially announced the PlayStation Plus E3 2013 sale todya, which includes free Machinarium, Uncharted 3, XCOM and more below!

To quote: Many of you saw the announcement last Friday of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and LittleBigPlanet: Karting.

In addition to those, I'm here to drop some new content and sales for this week's PlayStation Plus update, which include Machinarium coming free for PS Plus members, and an E3 2013 sale on some of the biggest games available digitally. It's a big week, with a ton of content, so read on to learn more!

June 11th PlayStation Plus Update

UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception (PS3) Single Player and Free to Play Multiplayer Bundle

PSN Price: This item is only available as Free for PS Plus members
The highly acclaimed single player campaign of Uncharted 3, along with the Free to Play Multiplayer Mode will be available for all PS Plus members to experience, free with their membership!

A search for the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands" propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance, forcing him to confront his deepest fears.

XCOM: Enemy...
 

Sony Reveals XCOM: Enemy Unknown Invades PS3 on PSN Today

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54w ago - Sony Lead Producer Garth DeAngelis revealed that XCOM: Enemy Unknown officially invades PS3 on PSN today!

Below are the details, to quote: 2K and the development team at Firaxis Games are excited to announce the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PlayStation 3 on PlayStation Network in North America and Brazil on Tuesday, April 9th!

We hope the PlayStation community is ready to save Earth in a way they may have never experienced before.

As a lifelong PlayStation gamer, and a huge fan of PlayStation-bred squad-based tactical games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea, and Vandal Hearts, I'm proud to have something fresh and so easily accessible within Sony's amazing game catalog.

If you missed XCOM: Enemy Unknown's launch in October, this is a heck of an opportunity to see what the fuss has been about.

We're humbled by the 18 Overall Game of the Year wins we've been awarded, but even cooler to us as game creators are the individual stories we hear from gamers regarding their play experience.

In XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you'll defend the world against a global alien onslaught, making epic decisions via your secret underground base, and then deploy your squads...
 







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