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The particular dissection of XCOM's 'Will' mechanic

Being a well-practised, pedantic prick I wanted to take a granular look at certain games and their specific mechanics. My approach is purely based on my own (most likely ill-informed) opinion but I find it quite intriguing to magnify certain game aspects and wonder if they hinder or improve the game. 1,194 more words

XCom: POP Goes The Toy

I have a complete obsession with the video game XCom by Firaxis. I was introduced to it on the PS3 with XCom: Enemy Unknown in 2012. 540 more words



A collective sigh was let out by the entire staff around the XCOM HQ when this UFO was shot down with .1 second left. I probably… 23 more words

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Living the Good Life, Episode 32 (May 12, 2017 ): Another productive, but not stressful week! :D

Another week, another set of good times! And another low-down, of course :D


Berserk 18: Excellent episode, at least by Berserk TV standards. None of the scene cuts seemed to be that poorly conceived, some nice characterization, and Guts looked pretty badass when he started cutting up those trolls. 754 more words


Living the Good Life, Episode 30 (April 28, 2017 ): A productive, but not stressful week!

Excellent week, my friends! I’ll get to my dissertation stuff soon, but first things first: I got a recliner on Tuesday and it is SOOOOOOO comfy. 1,625 more words


XCOM 2 (PS4)

Slowdowns and some graphical glitches aside, XCOM 2‘s transition to eighth gen consoles is as smooth as Firaxis’ last couple goes at the franchise. The control scheme for squad movement, tactical setup, lobbing grenades, overwatch, et al. 318 more words

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