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War of the Chosen was almost XCOM 3

PC Aficionado: "XCOM 2’s massively ambitious expansion, War of the Chosen, is the largest pack of DLC the game has ever received. To put it in perspective, it’s twice the size of XCOM: Enemy Within"

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gangsta_red2555d ago (Edited 2555d ago )

Cannot wait! Seriously...I can't wait!

poolbuddy2555d ago

XCOM 2 was one of my favorite games of 2016! I still play it religiously.

gangsta_red2555d ago

For real, I have created a bunch of troops that I am way too attached to so much so that I reset the game every time one of them is killed.

zekk2552d ago (Edited 2552d ago )

I renamed my troops after my friends in ironman legendary difficulty...most are dead.....so I guess I can't carry them over to the expansion except at a memorial plaque huh

opinionated2553d ago

Nice. That's what I love about systems heavy games. They are "add-ins" not "add-ons".

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IGN Instructed & Offered Prizes for Crowd to Cheer During Phil Spencer and Other Live Interviews

During the IGN Live interview with Phil Spencer, the crowd cheered even if the topic was about closures, and its because they were told to.

GaboonViper1d 16h ago ShowReplies(15)
Snookies121d 15h ago

Just reading this headline alone made me feel grimy. Disgusting, all around. Haven't trusted IGN since over a decade ago, so this isn't really surprising to hear.

Leeroyw1d 10h ago

IGN lost a lot of credibility a long time ago. Now they're running on fumes.

MrDead1d 1h ago

MS are buying up the industry so you need a compliant media to tell you how awesome consolidation and mass layoffs are... and they know MS is IP hunting too, they will be cut off from review copies of some of gaming's biggest IP's if they don't play ball.

peppeaccardo1d ago

The only way they can rise excitement in a crowd is paying for it. LAMENESS is MIcrosoft best product to date.

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Skuletor1d 15h ago (Edited 1d 14h ago )

I think that kind of thing night be standard. I once was in the audience for Wheel of Fortune and there was a guy that briefed us before the show on his hand signals, when we were supposed to react/applaud and stuff like that and we were told to check under our seats because one of them had a prize underneath it.

Edit: Okay, read the article, this was definitely some slimy behaviour by IGN and it sounds like it wasn't just on the behalf of Xbox either.

Also, since IGN bought Humble Bundle years ago, they stopped occasionally giving a game away for free during certain big sales events etc, screw IGN.

Profchaos1d 14h ago

It is for say a game show or similar shows for entertainment purposes but a interview not really.

Petebloodyonion1d 12h ago

Bruno Rodriguez confirmed that his statement applied to the entire three-day Fanfest event, not solely Phil Spencer's interview. Regrettably, this part of his response is absent from the article, which raises questions about its omission.
Here is the complete explanation
https://x.com/BrunoRo115301...

DarXyde1d 8h ago

Petebloodyonion,

It is an odd omission. While I do believe IGN has some problematic biases, one can't really say it's done for Spencer in light of this information.

Good follow up.

Inverno1d 14h ago

IGN not being trustworthy? Yeah we've been knowing that.

GaboonViper1d 14h ago

I remember when they gave Alien Isolation a bad review because the alien AI acted like a actual Xenomorph which was free to do what it wanted and hunt you down, and docked Days Gone points because it had a white female as Deacons Girl, oh and they have one of the worst fanboys in Dustin, he has no shame whatsoever.

Inverno1d 13h ago

Don't forget "too much water". It's like they hate hire people that hate their jobs. This is a people problem, when people aren't humbled they become full of themselves. IGN and other news publishers have been given too much sway, and too much preferential treatment. They forget they're meant to inform the people, and have instead become a tool to sell an image these companies want to portray. Perception of power and authority and influence corrupts people.