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XCOM 2's Upcoming Expansion Is Inspired By Shadow of Mordor

Image credit: Firaxis. Back when Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor first came out in 2014, people pretty much immediately started asking, “When will other games get Nemesis Systems?” Flash forward three years, and the most prominent game to do it is… Shadow of War, the sequel to Shadow of Mordor. But soon you’ll be able to add XCOM 2 to that painfully short list as well. XCOM 2’s War Of The Chosen expansion, which comes out this August, unfortunately does not add orcs (Firaxis has gotta save something for XCOM 3), but it does shake up the game’s strategic and tactical layers with persistent enemy aliens called “The Chosen” who remember and reference what’s happened in previous battles. They’ll mention how other Chosen are doing or taunt soldiers they don’t like. They can even kidnap your soldiers, and, if you rescue them, that Chosen will give your soldier shit for getting kidnapped. In an interview at E3, XCOM 2 designer Jake Solomon told me the dev team was inspired by Shadow of Mordor in ways both obvious and subtle. “We used [Shadow of Mordor] as a jumping off point,” Solomon said. “You’re playing that game, you’re developing these relationships, READ FULL…

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Gets New Character Trailer Highlighting The Assassin

Upcoming PS4, Xbox One, and PC expansion — XCOM 2: War of the Chosen — shows off the newly added Assassin unit via a new trailer. …Read More The post XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Gets New Character Trailer Highlighting The Assassin by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One; Launches on August 29th

New XCOM 2 Expansion Coming This August

A new expansion, called War of the Chosen, will come out for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this summer, on Aug. 29. The War of the Chosen will feature three new enemy commanders that evolve and adapt over the course of your war with them. Advertisement In response, you’ll be able to deploy several new classes including the stealth-saboteur Reaper and the Skirmisher, soldiers that deserted the alien forces to join the resistance. To acquire these classes, you have to court the different resistance factions who employ them. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Civilization VI’s Next DLC Adds Australia and John Curtin; Australian Summer 2017 Update Coming Soon

Developer Firaxis has announced that the next premium DLC pack for Civilization VI will feature, for the first time ever in a Civilization game, Australia, led by Prime Minister John Curtin. …Read More The post Civilization VI’s Next DLC Adds Australia and John Curtin; Australian Summer 2017 Update Coming Soon by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds Coilguns Weapon Tier

In case you missed it, developer Pavonis Interactive (previously known as Long War Studios) and publisher 2K announced Long War 2 for XCOM 2, a follow up mod to the incredibly popular and extensive mod, Long War,  …Read More The post XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds Coilguns Weapon Tier by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Video Teaches Players How to Generate Culture

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Get XCOM 2 for Only $12 in the Next Humble Monthly Bundle

Firaxis’ XCOM 2 was adored by both critics and fans when it released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One last year (we gave the console version a 9.0). If you haven’t picked the game up yet, …Read More The post Get XCOM 2 for Only $12 in the Next Humble Monthly Bundle by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

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Pavonis Interactive Announces Long War 2 Mod for XCOM 2 as Well as a New Original Project

If you’re a fan of the XCOM series — like myself — you will be familiar with XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s Long War mod from Pavonis Interactive (previously Long War Studios), as it was perhaps the games greatest …Read More The post Pavonis Interactive Announces Long War 2 Mod for XCOM 2 as Well as a New Original Project by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Learn How to Generate Science in New Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Video

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Civilization VI Launch Trailer Is Suitably Epic, As Usual

Civilization VI Launch Trailer Gives Us Chills It’s not long now, folks. Civilization VI drops in just a few days, but Firaxis keeps giving us the good stuff, with the latest trailer for the game. Civilization trailers are always a treat to watch, as they manage to contain so much in such a brief window, but the right music, accompanied with the very pleasing narration of Sean Bean, helps make this trailer a standout among the series. The game drops for PC on October 21st, and fans can expect to log some serious time with this entry. It is shaking up the formula, and early impressions from the title have been very, very positive. You can read for our thoughts on what we got to play of Civilization VI so far, but we’re excited, and with good reason. You can scoop the title up on Steam, unlocking the additional Aztec Civilization before they are released for free post-launch. The more leaders you get to play as, the more chance you find a civ that matches your playstyle, so it may not hurt to get your hands on this one before it launches. This is shaping up to be one of the biggest installments,…