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Old Oct 22, 2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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XCOM Enemy Unknown

I recently purchased XCOM last week. I've never really been into a turned based strategy game link this. I mean I loved the total war series and that is turn based, but this is extremely different. But still amazing. Here is the trailer. If anyone else has this game let me know. I'd love to discuss it! I'm not sure if it works on macs.

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Old Mar 21, 2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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Totally love this game. Got it yesterday and can't wait to play it again
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 06:38 AM   #3
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Just love that game! I'm on my second play thru on Classic Ironman on second wave. I have so many casualties

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[spoiler]Get those satellites up, but wait until the last day before the Council reports!! Or your funding will low later on![/spoiler]
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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Heading to the Mac soon for anyone who's on the fence or waiting...
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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It's heading to iOS this summer too.
http://toucharcade.com/2013/03/23/pa...s-this-summer/
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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It's heading to iOS this summer too.
http://toucharcade.com/2013/03/23/pa...s-this-summer/
This is awesome!

The game does not have high system requirements, but it's still amazing how well it runs on the iPad. Hopefully, the game won't require the next generation iPad for it to run smoothly.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 05:32 PM   #7
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It's heading to iOS this summer too.
http://toucharcade.com/2013/03/23/pa...s-this-summer/
...squee. Squee! SQUEEEEEEEE!

Yeah, thanks a lot, Firaxis. Making me throw yet more money on a game I've bought already. Really. Appreciate it.

My only concern is that the PC version is about a 9-10GB install. How much are they gonna have to cut to get it to fit into the App Store's 2GB per app limit?
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 10:11 PM   #8
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...squee. Squee! SQUEEEEEEEE!

Yeah, thanks a lot, Firaxis. Making me throw yet more money on a game I've bought already. Really. Appreciate it.

My only concern is that the PC version is about a 9-10GB install. How much are they gonna have to cut to get it to fit into the App Store's 2GB per app limit?
Apparently gameplay-wise, only a few maps were cut. I'm guessing they cut it down further by leaving out things like high-quality textures.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 10:54 PM   #9
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Apparently gameplay-wise, only a few maps were cut. I'm guessing they cut it down further by leaving out things like high-quality textures.
That's a bit concerning, considering the dearth of maps was one of the bigger complaints about the game. Still, I'll buy it and likely love every second if it. XCOM is a game practically tailor made for the iPad
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 08:16 AM   #10
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...squee. Squee! SQUEEEEEEEE!

Yeah, thanks a lot, Firaxis. Making me throw yet more money on a game I've bought already. Really. Appreciate it.

My only concern is that the PC version is about a 9-10GB install. How much are they gonna have to cut to get it to fit into the App Store's 2GB per app limit?
Videos alone are about 8GB never mind the texture size. Once you knock those down to mobile sizes it should all fit. I would not expect any missing levels.

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If any of you reading this are like me (an old-timer who remembers the original Xcom game) and are on the fence about getting this... buy it!

While the game is different, the new version is still a compelling game to play. The geo-scape and base management might be more simplistic, but managing panic is more critical and forces some hard choices. Where the game really improves is in the variety of missions and the combat flow with good graphics.
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 12:05 PM   #12
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It's official, it's coming April 25th. Pre-order placed!

http://www.macgamestore.com/product/...Elite-Edition/
It's a lot of fun, I know we have enjoyed testing it. Does installing Ringtones and listening to the soundtrack on our iPhones count as testing

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Old Mar 27, 2013, 12:26 AM   #13
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It's official, it's coming April 25th. Pre-order placed!

http://www.macgamestore.com/product/...Elite-Edition/
I'm most likely getting this and also the iPad version when it comes out lol
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 07:28 AM   #14
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If any of you reading this are like me (an old-timer who remembers the original Xcom game) and are on the fence about getting this... buy it!
And if you've played the new one to death, the older games hold up pretty well (though the interface is clunky). I heard this reboot has done so well they're going to do a sequel - maybe it'll be Terror from the Deep!
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You guy's know they are bringing this game to iOS right?
So you'll be able to play it on your iPad and I guess iPhone etc:

http://toucharcade.com/2013/03/23/pa...s-this-summer/
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 08:09 AM   #16
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You guy's know they are bringing this game to iOS right?
So you'll be able to play it on your iPad and I guess iPhone etc:

http://toucharcade.com/2013/03/23/pa...s-this-summer/
Did you read the thread before posting?


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It's heading to iOS this summer too.
http://toucharcade.com/2013/03/23/pa...s-this-summer/
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XCOM is a game practically tailor made for the iPad
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...squee. Squee! SQUEEEEEEEE!

Yeah, thanks a lot, Firaxis.
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I'm most likely getting this and also the iPad version when it comes out lol
Yeah I think we all know about the iOS version.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 07:18 PM   #17
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Did you read the thread before posting?

Yeah I think we all know about the iOS version.
Of course not! I just thought I'd wait for someone like yourself to tell me that! I can't be expected to read all 10 posts on here!! haha now where's that animated suicide emoticon..
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 01:15 AM   #18
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I just posted about playing this game today on the ipad and MacBook Air. I used splashtop. Runs so well you can't tell it's remotely connected. Works really well with the microsoft controller too. I just started so I haven't really gotten in to the game yet.
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 04:07 AM   #19
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@Edwin about the Performance

hi Edwin - how well will the game run maxed out on an imac mid 2011 27" maxed out. 3,4i7, 16gb Ram, ati 6970m 2gb 10.8.3 so on ...??

i would love to see this game on my machine running really good with all that eye candy on max !!!!

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hi Edwin - how well will the game run maxed out on an imac mid 2011 27" maxed out. 3,4i7, 16gb Ram, ati 6970m 2gb 10.8.3 so on ...??

i would love to see this game on my machine running really good with all that eye candy on max !!!!

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Old Apr 2, 2013, 07:35 AM   #21
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Can't wait to get it for the iMac and iPad!
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Old Jun 26, 2013, 06:20 PM   #22
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XCOM Enemy Unknown

I feel the same way. Never liked this type of game and fought about buying it but glad I did

Picked up an iPad mini and game plays great on it.

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