History Trivia / XCOMEnemyUnknown

10th May '16 10:30:41 PM VutherA
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** {{Prestige Class}}es were considered for inclusion in ''Operation Slingshot'', including the [[KillItWithFire Flame Trooper]] for Assault classes. They would be unlocked through special missions that would be identical between playthroughs.

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** {{Prestige Class}}es were considered for inclusion in ''Operation Slingshot'', including the [[KillItWithFire Flame Trooper]] for Assault classes. They would be unlocked through special missions that would be identical between playthroughs.playthroughs.
** There is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFdwgtW91-k proof of concept footage]] of significantly more dynamically-animated combat for ''XCOM: Enemy Unknown'', almost looking like {{VideoGame/Gears of War}} turned into a turn-based tactics game with the units constantly moving in their square to exchange fire and duck (a bit like the animations of units inflicting or receiving Suppression), and the senior soldier ordering the junior. Also, a soldier gets injured and grips himself in light of that as well as visibly reacting with horror to his comrade being killed. Lastly, the ending shows a soldier having killed a Muton with his knife, making it obvious the use of melee combat for ''XCOM'' was considered before it actually happened in ''2''.
20th Mar '16 7:04:37 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The spokesperson of the Council of Nations is voiced by Jon Bailey, aka the [[Webvideo/HonestTrailers Epic Movie Trailer Voiceover Guy]].
** Dr. Shen is the guy from the Dharma videos in ''Series/{{Lost}}''. Those who've been gaming long enough to have played [[{{XCOM}} the original]] may remember him better as [[VideoGame/WingCommander Vagabond]].
** Meanwhile, Dr. Vahlen is Moira Quirk, the co-host and referee for NickelodeonGuts.
** English Female voice 1 is [[Franchise/MassEffect Jack]]. English Female voice 2 is [[Franchise/MassEffect Ashley Williams]]. English Female voice 3 is [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander]] [[Creator/JenniferHale Shepard]].
** [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Brian Bloom]]'s a male soldier.



** {{Prestige Class}}es were considered for inclusion in ''Operation Slingshot'', including the [[KillItWithFire Flame Trooper]] for Assault classes. They would be unlocked through special missions that would be identical between playthroughs.

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** {{Prestige Class}}es were considered for inclusion in ''Operation Slingshot'', including the [[KillItWithFire Flame Trooper]] for Assault classes. They would be unlocked through special missions that would be identical between playthroughs.
22nd Dec '15 10:03:56 PM AnotherGuy
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** The cover art is an {{Homage}} to ''Videogame/LaserSquad''.[[note]]The original ''Videogame/XCOMUFODefense'' was originally ''Laser Squad II''.[[/note]]
6th Sep '15 3:33:17 PM Folamh3
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* DoingItForTheArt: Lead designer Jake Solomon has been an enormous fan of the ''X-COM'' franchise since he was a child, and as [[http://www.polygon.com/features/2013/1/31/3928710/making-of-xcoms-jake-solomon-firaxis-sid-meier this article]] reveals, it's no understatement to say that his journey to create ''Enemy Unknown'' was nothing short of a lifelong passion.
8th Jul '15 4:17:18 PM nombretomado
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** Dr. Shen is the guy from the Dharma videos in ''{{Lost}}''. Those who've been gaming long enough to have played [[{{XCOM}} the original]] may remember him better as [[VideoGame/WingCommander Vagabond]].

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** Dr. Shen is the guy from the Dharma videos in ''{{Lost}}''.''Series/{{Lost}}''. Those who've been gaming long enough to have played [[{{XCOM}} the original]] may remember him better as [[VideoGame/WingCommander Vagabond]].
17th Jun '15 4:51:05 AM AceOfScarabs
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** FUTBOL: Muton squads, as popularized by Youtube and Twitch streamer Beaglerush.
15th Jun '15 3:21:04 AM AceOfScarabs
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** Ayy: Sectoids, appropriated from the Ayy Lamo meme.

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** Ayy: Sectoids, appropriated from the Ayy Lamo ''ayy lmao'' meme.
1st Jun '15 10:06:38 AM MetalSlimeHunt
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** Ayy: Sectoids, appropriated from the Ayy Lamo meme.
25th Feb '15 12:22:42 AM GentlemensDame883
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The main menu shows a non-smartphone lying on the ground next to the car with its late owner.
31st Dec '14 11:58:19 AM nombretomado
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** English Female voice 1 is [[Franchise/MassEffect Jack]]. English Female voice 2 is [[Franchise/MassEffect Ashley Williams]]. English Female voice 3 is [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander]] [[JenniferHale Shepard]].

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** English Female voice 1 is [[Franchise/MassEffect Jack]]. English Female voice 2 is [[Franchise/MassEffect Ashley Williams]]. English Female voice 3 is [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander]] [[JenniferHale [[Creator/JenniferHale Shepard]].
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