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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Drakovicz Sad.... :(
Sad.... :(
Jan 5th 2012 at 10:29:18 AM

..... Its still too soon for 1st April Jokes.

Has a compulsive editing and re-editing disorder.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Jan 5th 2012 at 10:30:43 AM

No. This is real. cool

Jonah Falcon
SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Insert title
Jan 5th 2012 at 10:34:46 AM

Great, now I gotta cry for two reasons ;-;

1) Tears of happiness 2) I had wishful thinking of remaking first three xcom games with sprite graphics and expansing greatly on Apocalypse which is my fav one. Of course, that was unrealistic dream which I wasn't really planning to do, just dream about it xD

Note: Part 2 is partly joking because I'm not really crying about that one, i'm pretty sure most people who are fan of something have some fantasies about working on that thing they are fan of, but I don't think anybody takes them that seriously xD So yeah, happiness

*also angry because I read comments D:< Not just the "What is Xcom?.." comment, the ones that were disappointed it wasn't something else*

edited 5th Jan '12 10:37:17 AM by SpookyMask

Time to change the style, for now
Jan 5th 2012 at 10:42:40 AM

Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Next they'll announce that Fallout is getting a faithful sequel, and that Jagged Alliance 3 will be turn-based.

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Jan 5th 2012 at 10:47:55 AM

I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so.

2K Marin's XCOM was a way to get people to care about the IP, and I'll enjoy BOTH games. (Maybe now that people won't have to worry about XCOM being killed as a strategy title will enjoy both now, too.)

edited 5th Jan '12 10:48:11 AM by JAF1970

Jonah Falcon
DemoralizedAnt Book Fort is Best Fort from Chairman Cheng's broom closet
Book Fort is Best Fort
Jan 5th 2012 at 10:57:27 AM





I never thought that this day would come...

Okay, fine! I'm going to do something I'm sort of good at!
ShirowShirow Eat the rich from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Eat the rich
Jan 5th 2012 at 11:01:40 AM




-Checks original X-COM playtime on steam-

-Notices it's hovering at 97 hours-


Bleye knows Sabers.
NotSoBadassLongcoat The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24 from People's Democratic Republic of Badassia Relationship Status: Puppy love
The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24
Jan 5th 2012 at 11:32:38 AM

Heh, funny thing about going back to the original: I got spoiled by games like Silent Storm and Jagged Alliance 2, so, what shouldn't surprise you, I was trying to do stuff like using keyboard shortcuts and other now-standard things.

"We were somewhere around Wonderland, on the edge of the chessboard, when the cookies began to take hold." - William Radar Storm
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Jan 5th 2012 at 11:34:19 AM

PS. Is 2K Games forgiven now?

Jonah Falcon
LOEADITOOx .... from -???-
Jan 5th 2012 at 11:47:33 AM

[up]I never ever hated them in the first place, I though the wole complaining was exxagerated
MrW from some place
Jan 5th 2012 at 12:14:43 PM

This is certainly surprising. Though the significant amount of backdraft the reboot got makes it less so.

onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Jan 5th 2012 at 3:43:13 PM

Well since the guy who has been the most vocal about this in the forums (Deuxhero) got forum banned, we won't really know his response unless we PM him...

Huh, Firaxis is making this? Strange but awesome...

edited 5th Jan '12 3:43:48 PM by onyhow

Give me cute or give me...something?
Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Jan 5th 2012 at 4:28:03 PM

Not going to happen. Something will ruin this. The new shooter will flop or something and the publishers will panic and vaporware happens.

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
TheGunheart Some nights I rule the world... from on the street.
Some nights I rule the world...
Jan 5th 2012 at 4:32:10 PM

Given how long XCOM has been in development, it wouldn't surprise me if this one came out first.

"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
LOEADITOOx .... from -???-
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Jan 5th 2012 at 5:23:41 PM

XCOM is being delayed because the team was shifted to help out with Bio Shock Infinite, and will be released in 2013.

So, yes, this game will come out before the shooter.

Jonah Falcon
Jan 5th 2012 at 10:21:13 PM

@ Rotpar

Let's be a little optimistic about this, shall we?

edited 5th Jan '12 10:21:27 PM by Talby

Thorn14 Gunpla is amazing!
Gunpla is amazing!
Jan 5th 2012 at 10:32:03 PM

Recent video game events have made optimism a bad idea.

That said.

I'm cautiously optimistic.

There is a good chance it will be very dumbed down.

LOEADITOOx .... from -???-
Jan 6th 2012 at 3:58:16 AM

[up]What part of "optimistic" didnt you understand?
GiantRobots ELBOW ROCKET ENGAGED from Victoria Harbour Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Jan 6th 2012 at 6:05:18 AM

Firaxis makes dumbed down strategy games?

Drakovicz Sad.... :(
Sad.... :(
Jan 6th 2012 at 6:14:11 AM

[up] Pretty much this.

Firaxis making the X:COM remake is pretty much best case scenario as far as I am concerned, so I am pretty optimistic about this (In fact it sounds so good, that I still doubt its real tongue )

Has a compulsive editing and re-editing disorder.
Jan 6th 2012 at 6:48:34 AM

Here's hoping for better interface and game balance though.

Home of CBR Rumbles-in-Exile:
Jan 6th 2012 at 7:24:38 AM

If it were a random developer making this, I might be worried. But this is Firaxis, they make the Civilization games. They know how to make a compelling turn-based strategy game.

Jan 6th 2012 at 12:36:08 PM

Firaxis makes INCOMPLETE strategy games. Then refuses to patch them outside of constantly churned DLC. Civ V completely robbed me of my faith in them. Hope you all like paying 99c for mutons, sectoids, blaster bombs, snakemen, etc.

2k doesn't get forgiven until they stop making different iterations of thier cash cow (bioshock) with different skins on it constantly. Since that company is run by suits intent on attacking the lowest common (fratboy dudebro whoa isn't that epic trash) they'll just keep reskinning that one game, marketing it to people who simply don't know better or don't care about quality.

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