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PSA: XCOM: Enemy Unknown lands on iOS today

Firaxis Games' reboot XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available on iOS. We certainly enjoyed our time with the $20 touch-enabled port, which you can read all about right here. And while the iOS game doesn't include multiplayer right now, it's been promised as a free update later down the road. Good...

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iOS is spec-tap-ular

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. XCOM: Enemy Unknown seems like it was built for iPad. The touch-screen controls on the iOS port are so good that the game feels like it was lovingly crafted specifically for touch devices from the get-go. These...

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Commander, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is on iOS June 20

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available on iOS devices this Thursday, June 20, for $19.99. Commanders of the XCOM Project will now have mobile access across iPad 2+, iPhone 4S+ and fifth generation iPod touch devices. The iOS XCOM is a the PC experience with the exception of the head-to-head...

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GameFly summer PC sale includes super-cheap BioShock Infinite, Mass Effect Trilogy, Walking Dead

GameFly has a pretty legit sale going on right now for PC games on Steam and Origin -- deals that, when coupled with this 20-percent off coupon, can lead to some decidedly redonk savings. BioShock Infinite, for instance, can be yours for $28 after using the coupon code. Meanwhile, The Walking Dead,...

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Uncharted 3, XCOM, LBP Karting free on PS Plus next week

Next week, when the PlayStation Store updates on June 11, three new games will be added to the PlayStation Plus free Instant Game Collection library: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and LittleBigPLanet Karting. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will include the full...

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XCOM iOS multiplayer to be added after launch

The iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown will launch with the full single-player experience seen on consoles and PC, with multiplayer modes following later. "We're sort of focusing our design resources on the single-player experience. We're certainly going to provide [multiplayer] after launch,"...

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Jake Solomon on XCOM iOS and the 'happy accident' of mobile strategy games

"This isn't just like a port to a new platform," XCOM: Enemy Unknown designer Jake Solomon tells me over the phone. "From a development angle, this is one of the – and I honestly can't think of another experience except for The Walking Dead – where it's a game, a AAA game that we just...

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Cheap Firaxis bundle headlines Amazon Digital Mayhem sale

Amazon is bundling together three of Firaxis Games' most recent at a really low price. For $20, you can snag PC download codes of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Civilization 5: Gold Edition – a definitive version with Gods and Kings and a bunch of other DLC – and Civilization 4: The Complete...

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Mac version not on Steam

Though XCOM: Enemy Unknown Elite Edition arrived on Mac on April 25, one place it didn't launch was Steam. A representative of the Mac version's developer, Feral Interactive, told Joystiq that it "does not release games on Steam." This isn't the only game that Feral has shipped on platforms not...

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Prototypes show the evolution of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown art director Greg Foertsch conducted a GDC 2013 panel called Art Direction Autopsy: XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Foertsch shared a few internal videos chronicling the different directions considered by Firaxis Games, and was kind enough to share those videos with Joystiq. Above, you...

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