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Edited by Crab_Slayer

It's time to shoot some aliens!

Edit: Stupid quest finally over. I can't wait for the game to unlock on Steam. I even took Tuesday off from work so I can get a full day of saving the Earf.

Edited by galloughs

Can't wait!

Edited by thed9984

I cant wait till midnight this is going to be awesome

Posted by LastNinja

Ex-cop, ex-XCOM operative... EX-PLOSIVE!!! Getting this game for sure, but I don't know if it should be for PC or PS3.

Edited by Laini

Woot! The EX was awesome so I dunno what more there is to show but I'm all for more XCOM :D

Posted by Flubagalub

I can't wait for this game. I loved the earlier XCom games.

Edited by HouseOfWolves

Giant Bomb rules

Posted by joshthebear

YES!

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Posted by Teizen

Less than 24 hours to go

Posted by Iodine

My body, I thought it was ready.

Now I know my body will be tortured and killed hundreds of times for me to only play moar

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Posted by CaLe

Jeff missed an opportunity to do his signature 'repeat the last thing I said in an angry demanding voice' with "Who is the enemy?". It would have been perfect.

Posted by Tennmuerti

Goddamn spoiled for content this monday!

Posted by Dezztroy

This looks way easier than the original. Oh well, will still be fun.

Posted by Humanity

Can you name your own doods? I hope so!

Posted by crusader8463

GOD DAM IT! Why won't this game come out already? I have had it pre-loaded for a week now taunting me every time I load Steam.

Posted by Laini

@Humanity: Yup, you can customise all sorts, name, race, appearance, nationality.

Posted by SlashDance

@Teizen said:

Less than 24 hours to go

Damn you americans. :(

Posted by Iodine

@SlashDance said:

@Teizen said:

Less than 24 hours to go

Damn you americans. :(

Look man we don't have much anything going for us right now besides video games.

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Posted by VooDooPC

@Crab_Slayer said:

It's time to shoot some aliens!

Edit: Stupid quest finally over. I can't wait for the game to unlock on Steam. I even took Tuesday off from work so I can get a full day of saving the Earf.

I think if you take time off of work to play video games you have issues.

Posted by Humanity

@SlashDance said:

@Teizen said:

Less than 24 hours to go

Damn you americans. :(

You could use Spotflux to mask your IP

Posted by SuperSambo

@VooDooPC said:

@Crab_Slayer said:

It's time to shoot some aliens!

Edit: Stupid quest finally over. I can't wait for the game to unlock on Steam. I even took Tuesday off from work so I can get a full day of saving the Earf.

I think if you take time off of work to play video games you have issues.

Issues such as enjoying a game?

Posted by charlie_victor_bravo

OK, this is what the demo should have been showing. Now I am actually interested again about this game.

Posted by Delta_Ass

Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?

Posted by davo

Pretty excited for this, but it's a shame the PC version wasn't shown. Kinda interested in seeing how the UI will work with the mouse and keyboard. No worries, though. Gonna enjoy it regardless.

Posted by Maajin

Goddamn, what a great game to watch. Probably will be picking Dishonored this week, though.

Posted by Crab_Slayer

@VooDooPC: How is taking some time off for work to enjoy a game an issues.

Posted by megalowho

@VooDooPC said:

@Crab_Slayer said:

It's time to shoot some aliens!

Edit: Stupid quest finally over. I can't wait for the game to unlock on Steam. I even took Tuesday off from work so I can get a full day of saving the Earf.

I think if you take time off of work to play video games you have issues.

Hey now, some of us have weeks (or even a month+) worth of vacation time for our jobs and never end up using 'em. I know that's how it is with me. Nothing wrong with taking a little staycation to enjoy an anticipated game without distractions and break up the work week.

That being said, I'm travelling for work all week and won't be able to touch this or Dishonored until the weekend :(. Can't wait, both look awesome.

Posted by NekuSakuraba

And here....we.....GO!

Posted by Woodroez

@HouseOfWolves said:

Giant Bomb rules

What is that insane "drip" noise?

That may have been the Xbox notification sound. Go back through the video and see if it coincided with the appearance somewhere on the screen of a little pop-up that says "(somebody) is online." Otherwise, I didn't notice anything unusual.

Posted by Humanity

@Crab_Slayer: I don't think it's a major issue but not being able to wait until 5pm on Tuesday to get home and play the game is sort of like a child not being able to wait to eat candy until after dinner.

Posted by Borklund

Ryan should not play QLs.

Posted by Mechanized

5 mins until gameplay. New record Ryan. Maybe one day you can guide a quick look and start playing in the first minute.

Posted by Korolev

Damn. I didn't think I was going to be interested in this game... but damn. I think I'll have to buy this after my exams.

Posted by leebmx

Arrrgh do I get this or Dishonoured? - I can only afford one til the end of the month.

Posted by ThePantheon

@leebmx: Dishonored. Dishonored. Dishonored. Go read the Rock Paper Shotgun "Wot I Think" for fun maybe.

Posted by strangeling

So...

I watched the Dishonored quick look last night before I went to sleep, and thought that game looked pretty interesting.

Then I had a dream. It had nothing to do with Dishonored.

Of course, I can't remember it all very well, but I guess I was a doctor, and I was trying to diagnose this couple's daughter. They weren't people, per se, but a family of sasquatch or some such. For one of the tests, we pressed the tips of her toes into some mud, and read the pattern they made. Large circle, tiny circle, circle w/ flat right side, circle, circle w/ flat top & flatter bottom (centered horizontally). I looked at the family, and told them... "it's X-com."

What the hell?!?

Posted by Nahkatakkimies

Would totally watch an endurance run of this. Make Brad play Iron Man Impossible.

Posted by Phatmac

This looks awesome!

Posted by Vorbis

I can't tell if the xbox version is really blurry or if it's just the video player being terrible.

Either way, looking forward to the EU release.

Posted by leebmx

@ThePantheon said:

@leebmx: Dishonored. Dishonored. Dishonored. Go read the Rock Paper Shotgun "Wot I Think" for fun maybe.

You say Dishonoured which I was leaning towards and then direct me to that article which just makes me drool for XCOM. You are no help at all!

Posted by Xshinobi

@Humanity said:

@SlashDance said:

@Teizen said:

Less than 24 hours to go

Damn you americans. :(

You could use Spotflux to mask your IP

Steam can ban you for that now. I was thinking of using a VPN until I read the eula. I will just wait it out.

Posted by Dapupeteer

ugh i want to play this so badly but there are no midnight releases in my area

Posted by Delta_Ass

@Vorbis said:

I can't tell if the xbox version is really blurry or if it's just the video player being terrible.

Either way, looking forward to the EU release.

The EU EU release?

Posted by Delta_Ass

@Dapupeteer said:

ugh i want to play this so badly but there are no midnight releases in my area

Just download it on Steam.

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

I loved the short tactical banter in the beginning. It's promising when a game allows for this kind of discourse or even encourages it between different players. I think you made a good call when deciding to give XCOM yet another video with a classic QL. Really excellent treatment, fun to watch and very informative.

Also, this is it. I won't go anywhere near even more XCOM content. Between GB, RPS and several other impressions and videos I finally pulled the trigger to get in on the (very silly) pre-order things. All I want to do now is fucking play and get my own impression of the whole thing. Very much looking forward to that.

Edited by CaLe

@Xshinobi said:

@Humanity said:

@SlashDance said:

@Teizen said:

Less than 24 hours to go

Damn you americans. :(

You could use Spotflux to mask your IP

Steam can ban you for that now. I was thinking of using a VPN until I read the eula. I will just wait it out.

Plenty of people need to use VPNs for legitimate reasons. I've never heard of a single ban due to unlocking a game early. The only banning that happens is when people use the VPN to buy games cheaper from another territory.

Posted by Dapupeteer

@Delta_Ass: i would but i dont have a great computer right now to run it so had to get it for the ps3 :(

Edited by Ares42

There's one thing that's been bothering me when watching a lot of the pre-release stuff (and this video) for this game, and it's how the Firaxis guys have conditioned media into playing the game. I dunno if they've just been holding back not to spoil the satisfaction of figuring some of this stuff out or if they're gonna be surprised by some of this stuff.

Take for instance the "always move into cover". It seems to me like one of the absolute best ways to scout in the game is to move out as far as you can (regardless of cover) on your first move, then either dash into nearby cover if you don't see anything or dash back to your former position if you encounter aliens. If you got caught in overwatch while moving, moving towards cover wouldn't help anyway and this way you can counteract the free move the aliens get.

Then there's the fact that people seem to love ending turns on corners for no apparent reason. While it's great for getting sight yourself it also leaves your soldier in line of sight himself. Why not abuse line of sight and lure the aliens into traps by hiding several soldiers behind corners and then just blasting aliens to bits with overwatch when they move in. The whole cover system seems to have drawn peoples attention away from line of sight completely, which the original X-Coms was all about.

Jeff talks about how you never catch the aliens off-guard, but isn't it mostly just because you're not using tactics to catch them off-guard ? It just seems to me that the introduction of the 2-move system and the cover-system might have put the gameplay into a place where both players and the designers only understand it on an apprentice level and only as time goes by and people get more intimate with it we'll see how well it actually works.

Edited by HansKaosu

@Humanity said:

@SlashDance said:

@Teizen said:

Less than 24 hours to go

Damn you americans. :(

You could use Spotflux to mask your IP

Not if you bought console version.

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Looking forward to play this game. loved the first game for DOS.

Posted by Brandino

Really wanna pick this up but i have a feeling Dishonored is going to keep me busy for a couple of days and AC3/WWE13 is right around the corner.

Maybe ill finish up Dishonored before the 30th.