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XCOM Returns to PC, Consoles as FPS in 2012

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June 3, 2011 7:00:42 PM

"Also slated for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3..."

that's all I needed to read before I didn't care about this. So much for innovation and improving graphics...why are AMD and NVidia even bothering with newer cards? nobody will need them if this keep up. My old pc with a HD4850 could play this game...
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June 3, 2011 7:14:03 PM

Not everybody has moved on to pc gaming... there's still money to be made in consoles
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June 3, 2011 7:15:01 PM

I feel your pain brother. All we can do is keep supporting pc exclusive titles.
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June 3, 2011 7:43:08 PM

Makes me sick to my stomach every time I hear about this game. How dare they label this piece of shite "XCOM"... The graphics in that trailer were horrible, not to mention the whole move to FPS and the presumably 1950s era. Its like they held a meeting one day prior to making this crap and went 'well lets see, how can we go in the opposite direction of everything XCOM every stood for?'
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June 3, 2011 7:44:46 PM

sptylerI feel your pain brother. All we can do is keep supporting pc exclusive titles.


the best way to "send a message" is actually to make sure to buy PC versions of non-exclusive games so sales are better on PC than consoles.
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June 3, 2011 8:13:30 PM

MoulaZXMakes me sick to my stomach ...

Well then, you should have bought the rights to the game and done it "right".

You had plenty of time.
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June 3, 2011 9:24:26 PM

I've only ever played the original (and still play a game once a year or so). Making an FPS means that it won't really be anything like the original, but whatever, its not like they're making turn based strategy games anymore (Heroes of Might and Magic 6 not withstanding).
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June 3, 2011 9:25:58 PM

n1k0the best way to "send a message" is actually to make sure to buy PC versions of non-exclusive games so sales are better on PC than consoles.

But then you're just telling them that you're OK with crappy console ports. Now if the game is a PC game ported to consoles, then by all means purchase away.
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June 3, 2011 11:38:00 PM

now THAT looks awful... and yeah, the powerful aliens WILL engage in trench warfare, because that's what they do... never mind the weaponry they have.
...stupid...
I believe Unreal 2 looked better.
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June 4, 2011 12:07:26 AM

Wow! This game looks terribad! They should just shut down 2K Marin after the abortion that was Bioshock 2.
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June 4, 2011 1:08:19 AM

It's like Michael Jackson coming back from the dead to be a dentist.
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June 4, 2011 1:34:45 AM

Why is it so hard to just take the original code and dissect it into a new game engine. Leave it turn-based or add the realtime switch from Apocalypse and hire a follow-on storyline.

I'll bet it would still sell as good or better than the trash I just watched in the trailer.
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June 4, 2011 2:55:48 AM

Is 2k full of retards?
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June 4, 2011 3:00:37 AM

gm0n3yI've only ever played the original (and still play a game once a year or so). Making an FPS means that it won't really be anything like the original, but whatever, its not like they're making turn based strategy games anymore (Heroes of Might and Magic 6 not withstanding).


Not only is that not the best way to send a message, it would be supporting crappy half-assed ports. Didn't they already make an "xcom" fps POS that flopped & pissed people off once?
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June 4, 2011 7:56:56 PM

Is everyone forgetting the old XCOM FPS they made that sucked and totally flopped? The only way this game works as an FPS is if they maintain the same level of RPG style characters, research and strategy that the original had.
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June 4, 2011 9:01:27 PM

This is truly horrible. the graphics suck and its a FPS for Christ's sake! Just remake the original using better graphics. I can guarantee you would have higher sales doing that than making a completely new POS game.
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June 5, 2011 4:27:26 AM

So, they took one of the most beloved and unique, tactical and strategy games combining "city (base) building" and rpg elements of leveling up your different troops, and dumbed it down into a alien FPS like every other alien fps out there except with bad graphics.

Awesome... can't wait.
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June 5, 2011 6:22:24 AM

I've been playing the old X-COM this week! (gold version on XP with the speed bugfix patch, mind you ...) :D 

They'll not get a penny from me for this garbage!! (well, actually I never paid for the old X-COM Gold either, as it came bundled with a PCG disk. The best things always come with the least hassle ...)
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June 5, 2011 12:50:33 PM

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But then you're just telling them that you're OK with crappy console ports. Now if the game is a PC game ported to consoles, then by all means purchase away

No, not in the slightest. Once major devs see that there is an audience in PC and not everyone is torrenting then they will give more attention to the PC games instead of crappy ports.
How else do you think consoles stole our priority? By putting up with ports and gaining support til they drove out PC.


Buy multiplatforms on PC and buy PC exclusives. Buy PC!
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June 6, 2011 3:40:16 AM

terrible news... X-COM one of the greatest games I ever played. Will be awful...

This is what PC piracy is doing. When you see 1000s downloading games for free a couple of days after they have been released no wonder developers just focus on c5ap for consoles these days. Off topic but I was shocked last time I look at what was going on in the world of bit torrent.

P.S. I always buy my games off Steam, definitely the way forward.
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June 6, 2011 10:09:22 AM

I shudder from the horror of it...
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June 6, 2011 12:12:02 PM

gm0n3yBut then you're just telling them that you're OK with crappy console ports. Now if the game is a PC game ported to consoles, then by all means purchase away.

But that would only lead to console exclusive games, where the PC wouldn't be an available option for large game developers & publishers to try and sell on.
When you buy a game and don't like it, express it. More than likely there's others just like you. It may not seem like it, but game developers (Sometimes publishers) actually take criticism. Hell, look at THQ and one game they supported, Homefront. Homefront was one of their largest preorded games, but was terrible on the PC and THQ took notice of that.
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June 6, 2011 12:31:48 PM

Why did I buy a GTX580 if these console games continue being released on PC's?
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June 6, 2011 12:43:38 PM

Have they forgotten about "UFO: Extraterrestrials" from Chaos Concepts/Tri Synergy for the PC in 2007? That game was closer to the original X-Com game than this FPS they are announcing.
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June 6, 2011 3:29:17 PM

Oh thank god, it's another cover shooter. I was afraid they were going to try something new and almost shit my pants in horror.
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June 6, 2011 10:21:30 PM

Up next:

"SYNDICATE returns to PC as a card game"
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June 7, 2011 1:05:10 AM

Old game titles are just coming back from a decade ago.
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June 7, 2011 2:07:14 AM

trayenkHave they forgotten about "UFO: Extraterrestrials" from Chaos Concepts/Tri Synergy for the PC in 2007? That game was closer to the original X-Com game than this FPS they are announcing.


I haven't found a game yet that my 5850 can't handle (40fps min) on max settings on a single 1920 x 1080 display. I don't know what the GTX580 or similar are for either, unless you happen to have a 3 monitor setup or something. This XCOM travesty certainly won't push the boundaries give it's console roots.
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