Tag: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Genre/Divergence – Turn-based tactics

    Genre/Divergence is a new series of features that dive into niche genres of gaming, exploring their history, impact on the industry and current standing. At their core is the topic of theme and variation. What defines the genre in its simplest terms, and how games have built upon and modified the central idea. Without further…

  • Ananda Gupta on XCOM and board game design

    With the worlds of videogames and board games seemingly on a collision course, there’s no better time to speak to Ananda Gupta, a man who has had no small degree of success in both fields. In the world of board games his collaboration with Jason Matthews produced Twilight Struggle, a card driven strategy war game…

  • Golden Joystick Awards 2013

    I had no idea what to expect she I rocked up to the Park Plaza Hotel for the Golden Joystick Awards on Friday 25th October 2013.┬áThat an event of some magnitude was occurring was obvious even from a distance as the crowd of, slightly over-dressed, folk standing outside the main entrance. I signed in, got…

  • XCOM: Enemy Within

    In case you hadn’t heard, Firaxis’ critically acclaimed 2012 strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting an expansion in the form of XCOM: Enemy Within. The expansion doesn’t offer a whole new campaign, but it does reinvigorate the original campaign with a number of new elements far beyond just new weapons and maps. The new…

  • The Ready Up Podcast – Season 2, Episode 9 – End Of The Year Review 2012

    Laura and Tony are joined by The Supreme Editor-in-Chief, the Grand PooBar, the one and only Dan Bendon. This episode is our end of the year review where we take a look at all of the games we’ve reviewed over the last twelve months and pick out some highlights, lowlights and also-rans from the HUGE…