Hello, and welcome to another edition of Gaming For Official Use Only. I’ve been playing a lot of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified lately, which is a fun amalgam of XCOM, Mass Effect and Mad Men, so I thought I could get into the interesting lore behind this early version of XCOM. I have covered XCOM in a previous Gaming FOUO, but that covered the modern day, multinational XCOM. This article will cover its earliest incarnation, when it wasn’t designed to fight aliens. The Bureau, aside from being a different type of gameplay, shows the titular bureau that becomes XCOM starting with its rise to prominence in the 1960’s. As always, let’s have that big SPOILER ALERT, as I will discuss the full storyline of the game.