XCOM: Enemy Within Announced

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This is an expansion for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Click through to see the entire description.

Key features for XCOM: Enemy Within will include:

New Soldier Abilities: Research a new alien technology to advance the capabilities of operatives.

Gene Mods: Construct the Genetics Lab to physically enhance operatives' abilities, including augmentations to the chest, brain, eyes, skin and legs.

MECs: Build the Cybernetics Lab to enable the construction of the new Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit, or MEC. The new MEC Trooper class has specialized abilities and each suit can be upgraded with new weapons including the flamethrower, grenade launcher and more.

New Weapons and Equipment: Give operatives an extra tactical edge with new projects from the engineering team in the Foundry.

New Enemy Threats: Adopt new tactics to counter the threats from a host of new enemies, including the Mechtoid.

New Strategic Resource: A valuable new alien resource, known as Meld, has been discovered. Secure it on the battlefield and use it carefully back at base to unlock new research and upgrades.

New Tactical Challenges and Maps: Face new tactical challenges, on nearly 50% more maps.

New Multiplayer Maps, Units and Abilities: Create custom squad from a wider array of options and dominate opponents in intense, one-on-one, turn-based matches.

Microsoft Announces Indie Self Publishing and a New Certification Process

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This will allow independent studios to access digital distribution without a publishing partner.

The new certification process will target a turnaround time of 14 days for approvals.

Update: CONFIRMED

Will You Buy the Xbox One?

Playstation 4 Release Date is November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe

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Are You Buying a PS4 at Launch?

Check Out This Awesome CGI Trailer for Destiny

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The Kinect is No Longer Mandatory for the Xbox One to Operate (But Will Still Come With One)

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In a AMA on IGN with Marc Whitten, Chief Xbox One Platform Architect stated,

You have the ability to completely turn the sensor off in your settings. When in this mode, the sensor is not collecting any information. Any functionality that relies on voice, video, gesture or more won't work. We still support using it for IR blasting in this mode. You can turn the sensor back on at any time through settings, and if you enter into a required Kinect experience (like Kinect Sports Rivals for instance), you'll get a message asking if you want to turn the sensor back on in order to continue.

Microsoft, UR A GENIUS

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PC Gamer Gets It

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