Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Remakes are always tricky, but Firaxis beat the odds to deliver a phenomenal game with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Even those who have never touched an XCOM game before should give it a chance. Remakes and reboots are a dicey business. Whether you’re painstakingly modernizing a beloved classic for the next generation (see: Black Mesa) or…

Diary of an XCOM Soldier

The following is an account of my squad’s activities during the first 6 hours or so of gameplay of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. A remake of the classic PC strategy game, XCOM asks you to command an elite international task force defending Earth against a mounting extraterrestrial invasion. Pretty much everything I’ve written here is exactly…

My Fall Preorder Lineup

Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Preorder I’ve gradually grown to love “preordering” upcoming titles before they’re released. Originally I viewed the practice as a way for desperate Gamestop employees to harass you at the register, by running through all the additional games they’d like you to buy beyond the one…