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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Investigate The Bureau : Xcom Declassified for only £2.50 on PS3

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Investigate The Bureau : Xcom Declassified for only £2.50 on PS3

The tactical side of the game needed more work and options as the AI Agents are exceptionally poor at keeping quiet until you tell them. And when they do open fire, they rarely make it count. The 60s era setting starts well and paints a suitably bleak picture of a peaceful suburbia turned upside down overnight. But lazy art design soon ditches this for generic grey corridors. At the end of the day, The Bureau is a solid if unspectacular third-person shooter with a mix of babysitting and rechargeable abilities. The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review | Little Green Mad Men

Great price for a Playstation 3 title delivered. The Bureau : Xcom Declassified is also a part of the current Tesco Clubcard Boost making it available for £2.50 should you meet the relevant points criteria.

Greenman Gaming XCOM weekend

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Greenman Gaming XCOM weekend

It's XCOM weekend over on Greenman Gaming with some fantastic pricing on the 2K franchise.

Greenman have also reduced the price on XCOM DLC, head over to this page to check out what's currently on offer, and remember to use code '23PERC-ENTOFF-48HOUR' for 23% off.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is worth investigating for £3.64 on PS3

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is worth investigating for £3.64 on PS3

Always wanted a tactical third-person tactical shooter that seems like a mashup between Mad Men and X-Files? Well, we've got your oddly specific tastes covered right here as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is only £3.64 on PS3.

This was initially set to be a FPS title, but after the success of XCOM: Enemy Unknown -and a bit of fanboy outrage- 2K opted for a third-person perspective and shoved in some tactical options to make it more in-line with the traditional XCOM experience. It's a little rough around the edges and full of all the grey corridors you can imagine, but there's fun to be had ordering around your Mad Men-era squad. The story is surprisingly strong in parts too.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is worth reopening for £4.37 (PS3/360)

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is worth reopening for £4.37 (PS3/360)

Always wanted a tactical third-person tactical shooter that seems like a mashup between Mad Men and X-Files? Well, we've got your oddly specific tastes covered right here as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is only £4.37 on PS3 and 360.

This was initially set to be a FPS title, but after the success of XCOM: Enemy Unknown -and a bit of fanboy outrage- 2K opted for a third-person perspective and shoved in some tactical options to make it more in-line with the traditional XCOM experience. It's a little rough around the edges and full of all the grey corridors you can imagine, but there's fun to be had ordering around your Mad Men-era squad. The story is surprisingly strong in parts too.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is well worth a punt for £2, also includes pre-order bonus

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is now just £2 on PC at GAME. Click here to buy >>

The Bureau is an odd little game -- a creative experiment with a beloved franchises that didn't quite come off. But it's not a bad tactical, third-person, squad-based shooter at all. Plenty wrote it off in fits of blinkered fanboy rage, but if you're a fan of Enemy Unknown or perhaps coming at it as a fan of tactical, squad-based shooters, definitely give it a look.

You can read our full review for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified here. Cheers Lomi!

Pay what you want for the Humble 2K Bundle - inc. Bioshock, The Darkness 2 and The Bureau

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Another day, another Humble Bundle. This time, 2K have shacked up with the HB team and are practically giving away a bundle that includes Bioshock, The Darkness 2 and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

You can check out the Humble 2K bundle here.

There's a $1 minimum for the base pack, which will net you the three games mentioned, but if you beat the average (currently $7.34) you'll also nab yourselves Bioshock II, Spec Ops: The Line, and Mafia II, along with a few more surprises yet to be announced.

Pay upwards of $20, and you'll also unlock the superlative XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Bioshock Infinite. As always, you can choose how your donation gets divided up between the developers, the Humble Bundle team, and the supported charities -- in this case they are the American Red Cross and Action Against Hunger.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified £7.87 on 360 at Game

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified £7.87 on 360 at Game

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This was initially set to be a FPS title, but after the success of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 2K opted for a third-person perspective and shoved in some tactical options to make it more in-line with the traditional XCOM experience. It's a little rough around the edges and full of all the grey corridors you can imagine, but there's fun to be had ordering around your Mad Men-era squad.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review | Little Green Mad Men

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review | Little Green Mad Men

Platforms: PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed) | PC

Developer: 2K Marin

Publisher: 2K Games

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is far removed from the strategy roots of last year’s much-loved XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It was off to a rough start when originally revealed as an FPS, before the internet threw its toys from the pram over a few minutes of footage.

Fans were appeased when 2K released Enemy Unknown, and since then The Bureau transformed into a third-person shooter and the tactical side of the game was given some much-needed emphasis in the build-up. After all the fuss and returns to drawing boards, 2K may end up annoying fans anyway. There’s no escaping that this is essentially a third-person shooter with squad commands stapled on.

The story is standard alien invasion fare, but with an unusual setting for most video games, the early 1960s. This gives the early parts of the game something of a unique identity. The sharp suits, the hats, the cars, the picture perfect suburban homes and even the music all feel spot on. Mad Men fans will adore it.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review | Little Green Mad Men

You are Agent Carter, a badass grump who, like the rest of his colleagues at the Bureau, doesn’t seem particularly fazed by the sudden appearance of little green men. This was clearly the time when men were men rather than skin-care product enthusiasts.

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Opening Scenes | The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Gameplay - First 25 Mins

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Opening Scenes | The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Gameplay - First 25 Mins

It's had a tortuous road to release and undergone a fair few makeovers, but the game formerly known simply as XCOM, is finally with us, and we've got the first 25 minutes of the game for you to check out.

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UK Games Charts | 24th August 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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UK Games Charts | 24th August 2013

Hail to the chief: Saints Row IV has made its début in an assured first place, ably assisted by chief of staff Sam Fisher, whose game clocked in second. UKIE confirms that the "super-powered sandbox" is 2013's fourth highest-selling new release behind Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us - yet failed to match the prequel's sales. Hopefully the new console generation will help shake things up a bit.

Disney Infinity rounds out an all-new top three, which will need to make serious bank to recoup massive development costs. The Bureau: XCOM Declassified sneaked into tenth place below the predictable familiar faces. We've got the details below...

... wait. Where's The Wonderful 101? Erm... oh. 22nd.

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Launch Trailer

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Launch Trailer

"Survive, Adapt, Win."

You'll have to survive and adapt to win in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and adapt and win to survive. And survive and win to... adapt? Yes. However you slice it, this new launch trailer shows 2K Marin's tactical shooter in action ahead of its European release this Friday.

If you need some eleventh hour intelligence, you can read our preview for The Bureau here.

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, X-COM Complete & Spec Ops, | £20.25 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, X-COM Complete & Spec Ops,  | £20.25 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified pre-order | Green Man Gaming | £20.25 (save £6)
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We posted this deal three weeks ago, courtesy of Conk @ HUKD, but as promised several bonuses have been added to the package. Not only is this the cheapest pre-order price for The Bureau, but you'll also get XCOM: Enemy Unknown and all of its DLC, the entire X-COM legacy collection and Spec Ops: The Line.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Video Illustrates Differences Between 2010 and 2013 Versions

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Video Illustrates Differences Between 2010 and 2013 Versions

It's been a long process for 2K Marin and this XCOM title, but the wait is nearly over for the squad-based, tactical action title now known as The Bureau.

This latest dev diary takes a look at the differences between The Bureau and the 2010 version of the game formerly known simply as XCOM. You can read our preview from E3 2011 here.

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Top Ten Tuesdays | Games To Look Forward To In 'Awesome August'

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Top Ten Tuesdays | Games To Look Forward To In 'Awesome August'

Summer is traditionally supposed to be a quieter time of year, a perfect opportunity to relax and catch up on your backlog of games you bought but never quite got around to starting. Perhaps you'd saunter down to the ol' swimmin' hole (protecting yourself from the sun's deadly solar radiation with a lead-lined suit, obviously), or hang out with your friends in a convertible on your way to some sort of "sick kegger," you cool young things. I already earmarked a perfect ear of corn to lazily dangle out of my mouth as I played through Fallout 3 and Quake for the umpteenth time, before dozing off in the shade of a wide straw hat.

Not this year. Since we're fast approaching the end of this console generation, summer 2013 is utterly ridiculous, with numerous massive games slated to release over the course of a single month. 'Awesome August' is set to put several Christmas seasons to shame, so it's time to take a look at what to expect from this frankly silly month ahead.

Where possible, we've linked you to our very latest preview, news or trailer coverage!

10: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Top Ten Tuesdays | Games To Look Forward To In 'Awesome August'

2K Marin's XCOM reboot saw us sharpening pitchforks two years ago, but now that Firaxis have delivered the strategic last word on the series, we're definitely ready to judge this one on its own merits. Tactical combat and a refreshing 1950s setting leave us rather excited.

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Trailer: #YOLO!

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Sigh. You only live once in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, thanks to its permadeath system that forces you to live through the consequences of any tactical errors. Because we live in an age where hooting nozzles hashtag stupid things, 2K Marin have released a new trailer that carries that most banal of abbreviations. Enjoy.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is out next month. #TBXD

The Bureau Trailer Finalises Hobbit's Decision

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Faced with the aftermath from the Pima incident in which a fair few people copped it, Agent Ennis Cole (LOTR and Lost's Dominic Monaghan) was faced with a choice in the aptly named trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified -- 'The Choice'.

The public voted and the count was tight, but 51% apparently voted that Merry Cole should choose the bottle over the gun, and this is what happened.

Read our preview for The Bureau here. The game's out from August 23rd for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Pre-Order | £20.25 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Pre-Order | £20.25 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified pre-order | Green Man Gaming | £20.25 (save £6)
PC Price Comparison |  Voucher Code: GMG25-VJWFX-5O2IL
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified hands-on preview

Includes pre-order DLC (ugh) and may unlock extra bonuses over time. A significant saving on RRP, but as always, seriously consider waiting to part with your money until reviews release. Thanks to Conk @ HUKD!

New Trailer For The Bureau Shows Off XCOM-Style Gameplay

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Carl Phillips
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The folks from 2K Games have released a new story trailer for their upcoming strategic shooter The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. Titled “Last Defence,” it demonstrates how players will be using their team of field agents to take on the extra-terrestrial threats through by giving orders and using advanced technology, and, perhaps more importantly, it appears to come across as a true XCOM experience.

Matt came away with a sense of optimism when he got hands-on with The Bureau earlier this year, and you can read his impressions piece by clicking here.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Trailer Calls The Shots

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified won't be a garden variety run & gun shooter, instead granting players full control over their squad and their unique abilities. This latest video gives us another look at the Battle Focus Interface in action, which slows down time and allows commanders to concoct high-level strategies on the fly.

2K Marin's tie-in dropped off the radar for two years following massive fan outcry, but the rebranded project is looking rather promising ahead of its August 23rd launch on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Matt has more details in our The Bureau: XCOM Declassified hands-on preview.