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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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E3 2017 – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Is So Massive, It Could Form the Basis of XCOM 3

Speaking to Polygon, XCOM designer Jake Soloman dropped a pretty huge bombshell regarding XCOM 2‘s upcoming “War of the Chosen” expansion. The DLC, which is set to launch on August 24, apparently boasts enough content to “form the basis of a sequel.” He went on to explain that, while the quantity of content is there, a sequel would also “require an entirely new narrative.” If you’re wondering what exactly is featured in the War of the Chosen expansion, then read on: New Factions & Hero Classes – Three additional factions – the Reapers, Skirmishers and Templars – each with its own Hero class The Chosen – A deadly new enemy force that will kidnap, interrogate and kill XCOM’s soldiers. They can even invade the strategy layer and ravage XCOM’s global operations New Alien and Advent Threats – Adopt new tactics to counter a deadly new alien known as the Spectre, the explosive attacks of the ADVENT Purifier, and the psionically charged ADVENT Priest New Environments and Mission Objectives – Players can engage in wide-ranging tactical missions, from abandoned cities devastated by alien bioweapons during the original invasion, to underground tunnels and xenoformed wilderness regions Enhanced Strategy Layer – Manage relations with READ FULL…

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E3 2017 – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Comes to PS4, Xbox One & PC on August 29

[embedded content] The War of the Chosen expansion for XCOM 2 was announced today during the E3 PC Gaming Show by 2K and Firaxis Games. It launches on August 29 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Featuring three new resistance factions, new enemies, new missions, new environments, and increased depth, here’s what to expect from War of the Chosen: New Factions & Hero Classes – Three additional factions – the Reapers, Skirmishers and Templars – each with its own Hero class The Chosen – A deadly new enemy force that will kidnap, interrogate and kill XCOM’s soldiers. They can even invade the strategy layer and ravage XCOM’s global operations New Alien and Advent Threats – Adopt new tactics to counter a deadly new alien known as the Spectre, the explosive attacks of the ADVENT Purifier, and the psionically charged ADVENT Priest New Environments and Mission Objectives – Players can engage in wide-ranging tactical missions, from abandoned cities devastated by alien bioweapons during the original invasion, to underground tunnels and xenoformed wilderness regions Enhanced Strategy Layer – Manage relations with factions while countering enemy operations from the Avenger Greater Customization & Replayability – Soldiers cultivate bonds with compatible teammates for new abilities and perks, READ…

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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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Games, Franchises, and Experiences We Want in VR

Resident Evil 7 is proving to be quite the virtual reality masterpiece, with 10% of registered players across all platforms choosing to play in PlayStation VR. While playing for our review, I played for eight hours straight in VR, happy that virtual reality is getting longer triple-A experiences. As I was playing, I couldn’t help but think what the success of Resident Evil 7 could be paving the way for in the future of VR. In fact, certain segments within the game sparked ideas for what I wanted to see, setting off the series of ideas you see below. Don’t worry, it’s not just a bunch of horror games I want adapted into VR, though those dark experiences do make up their fair share of the list. We’ve also added some games that are visual masterpieces, as well as experiences that are improved through the intimate immersion of PlayStation VR. With such a fascinating platform, I’m hoping that developers take the initiative to take some risks and continue to develop unique experiences for PlayStation VR. If any developer wants to skim off the ideas we have below, fell free. We here at PlayStation LifeStyle think these would make for stellar READ…

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XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds New Technical Soldier Class

In case you missed it, last week, 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,  …Read More The post XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds New Technical Soldier Class 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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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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Spectacular Long War Mod Triumphantly Returns in XCOM 2

Studio Behind Original, Expansive Long War Mod for XCOM Working on Long War 2 Today, 2K and Firaxis Games announced that the popular mod for XCOM, called “Long War” will be coming soon to XCOM2. Appropriately named Long War 2, the mod is being developed by the same people who created the original mod for Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within. Above links are for console versions of the game, click here for PC. While the mod is being released for PC, XCOM 2 runs perfectly on consoles and it is conceivable that the official support of the developers could mean eventual console support. Formerly knows as Long War Studios, newly renamed, Pavonis Interactive, has already been working on the mod for some time. They are the same team that has already brought some great mods to XCOM 2 on PC like the Alien Pack and the “Perk” and “Laser Pack” mods. The Long War mod for the last XCOM game was incredibly well received by the community as well as the developers.  The original mod was a tremendous overhaul to almost every aspect of XCOM and was in beta from 2013 to 2015. Hopefully with all that Pavonis Interactive has learned, Long…

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Mafia III Sets Launch Record for Series, lands at No. 2 on UK Sales Charts

2K’s Mafia III has set a launch week sales record for the franchise. Exact sales numbers weren’t divulged, however, UKIE Game Charts did reveal that sales were up 58.7 percent compared to the launch of Mafia II six years ago. Unlike the previous entry in the series, which released at number one, Mafia III  managed to only grab the number two spot this week for the UK sales charts. What stole its glory? FIFA 17, which according to UKIE dominated again for the second straight week. Beyond Mafia III, no other new releases managed to grab a top ten spot, with the closet being Paper Mario: Color Splash charting at number 14. Important to note: the week’s chart only features sales numbers up to Friday, October 8th. Meaning for a game like Mafia III, only the first day of sales were recorded. Here’s the full top ten for Week 40 of this year: FIFA 17 MAFIA III FORZA HORIZON 3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKET LEAGUE BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION XCOM 2 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2017 FALLOUT 4 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION

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XCOM 2 Review – A Seamless & Beautiful Transition From PC to Consoles

XCOM 2 Review XCOM is one franchise that has been around nearly forever, but not everyone knows that it existed past 2012. Its history spans all the way back to 1994, but it’s in 2012 where XCOM made its first real step into the current “modern” gaming world. XCOM: Enemy Unknown was the “re-imagined” remake of the first XCOM game, UFO: Enemy Unknown, that originally launched in 1994. It was an impressive game that humbled many and won numerous “Game of the Year” awards. Eventually XCOM: Enemy Within, the expansion to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, was released that added more gameplay elements and content which further impressed its audience. Two years later, we’re given XCOM 2 and I can tell you one thing: it still doesn’t fail to impress. There’s a whole lot of the same, but even more of the new as well as the better. Set 20 years after the events of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the backbone of the story is the same but the times have changed. As part of XCOM, instead of fending off an alien invasion like in Enemy Unknown, the aliens have already occupied earth making XCOM a resistance force. There’s no short of topics…