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Agent William Carter peeks around a backyard wall, surrounded by the buoyant remains of a scattered birthday party. Straight-faced in an evacuated 1960s suburbia, he is the man who shouts against the alien invasion on America's porch. "Draw their fire!" he tells his two colleagues in arms. "Put a mine there!" And finally, with a bold pose and a deep cache of air in...

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Steam deals: The Bureau, The Raven, games that don't start with 'The'

This should come as little surprise to consistent Steam users, but the digital distribution platform is holding a sale on some video games over the weekend. Italics. A smattering of tempting deals are lined up right now, starting with The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for under $12.50 (and also now...

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified out now on Mac

Mac owners can unearth the secrets of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, with the game now available to the public via the App Store, priced $35. If you'd rather scrutinize the third-person shooter under the cover of Steam, the good news is TransGaming is bringing it there "soon." We were taken in...

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Report: Bureau, BioShock 2 developer allegedly done for

Yesterday's confirmed layoffs at 2K Marin, developer of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and BioShock 2, may have been simply the prelude to the long goodbye. Several outlets are reporting the classified story behind the story is that 2K Marin won't be around much longer. A source tells...

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Layoffs hit The Bureau: XCOM Declassified developer 2K Marin

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified developer 2K Marin has been hit with layoffs. The game launched in August, with downloadable content having arrived just a few weeks ago. A 2K representative told Game Informer, "We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin. While these were difficult decisions, we...

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified 360-exclusive DLC launches next week

The first DLC for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will be uncovered next week, available exclusively on Xbox 360 as detailed previously. 2K Games will make The 'Hangar 6 R&D' DLC available to the public on Tuesday, October 8, priced $5 on the Xbox Games Store. The DLC stars Agent Nico DaSilva...

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The Bureau - XCOM Declassified review: Mad men are from Mars

Agent William Carter peeks around a backyard wall, surrounded by the buoyant remains of a scattered birthday party. Straight-faced in an evacuated 1960s suburbia, he is the man who shouts against the alien invasion on America's porch. "Draw their fire!" he tells his two colleagues in arms. "Put a...

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified launch trailer gives you new orders

Survive. Adapt. Win. And look suitably smart when you do. The Bureau: XCOM Declassified suits up on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this week; check back soon for our thoughts on 2K Marin's mixture of XCOM strategy, third-person shooting, and 1960s style....

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified live-action series ends with an ambush

As this final installment in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified's live-action series shows, humanity hasn't quite learned how to deal with alien invaders. In 1962, we just punch the crap out of them because Space Channel 5 has yet to teach us how to come together through dance....

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HungoverX is a Bureau: XCOM Declassified mini-game

When Take-Two recently registered the domain HungoverX.com, we weren't sure what to expect. The publisher pulled the curtains back on the URL today to reveal a mini-game related to The Bureau: XCOM Declassified in which players guide a hungover Bill Carter through a groggy day at the office. ...

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and Commander YOLO

The latest trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified takes a lighthearted approach to the clandestine organization's permadeath philosophy. See, other secret organizations, like MI6, believe "you only live twice." XCOM is all about the YOLO....

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