XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Strategy Game - Developed by Firaxis

BlackSabre wrote:
Prozac wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
BlackSabre wrote:

Hmm, best I've seen so far is $44.95 from Ozgameshop.com. But that means I probably wont get the pre-order perks and I'll have to wait a week for delivery. But it's either that or $70 from steam.

It's also the same at Green Man Gaming. $44.99.

They also have a 25% off coupon, but for some reason won't let you apply it to this. But they've had constant 20-25% off coupons for a few weeks now, so maybe the next one will work.

GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G just worked for me!

I traded in some free games GMG gave me which brought the final price down to $35.50 for the XCOM pre-order. I really shouldn't have spent the money but I couldn't pass up that deal.

WOOT!!! That worked for me too. $37.50 and it's mine! Awesome. Can't wait.

Still not working in North America. Wonder if there's some reason it works in some regions and not others.

Apparently the code only works with the EU version. I'm guessing it has something to do with that dumb Steam pre-order stretch goal thing that's going on. I hope it changes, I'll wait up until launch to see if it does. I definitely don't care about the Steam bonuses.

Is the game currently locked outside the U.S.? I tried adding it to my wishlist but alas, no show on my steam.

MannishBoy wrote:
BlackSabre wrote:
Prozac wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
BlackSabre wrote:

Hmm, best I've seen so far is $44.95 from Ozgameshop.com. But that means I probably wont get the pre-order perks and I'll have to wait a week for delivery. But it's either that or $70 from steam.

It's also the same at Green Man Gaming. $44.99.

They also have a 25% off coupon, but for some reason won't let you apply it to this. But they've had constant 20-25% off coupons for a few weeks now, so maybe the next one will work.

GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G just worked for me!

I traded in some free games GMG gave me which brought the final price down to $35.50 for the XCOM pre-order. I really shouldn't have spent the money but I couldn't pass up that deal.

WOOT!!! That worked for me too. $37.50 and it's mine! Awesome. Can't wait.

Still not working in North America. Wonder if there's some reason it works in some regions and not others.

It's amazing that the Aussies that would have to pay $70 on Steam because of stupid region pricing are getting this cheaper than the Americans on Pre-Order

Tamren wrote:

Just to celebrate the new game coming out in a month, would anyone be interested in another X-Com community lets play? Me and Prozac had an idea where you do a luddite campaign. Basically, superhuman difficulty, no high earth tech and no alien tech except for personal armour and the bare minimum required to go to Cydonia.

I know I lost momentum on the other one and didn't finish. But this one will likely be short, for obvious reasons. If you are interested just leave a name here to volunteer for the massac- I mean, my masterful command skills. :D

Hell freakin yeah!!! Add me up, good sir! How you plan to do this without plasma guns, I have no idea, but definitely interested in seeing it happen. Is this gonna happen in the original x-com thread?

GMG seems to have worked for me too, but it looks like I might miss out on the Steam goodies, and I'm one of the few people that actually wouldn't have minded a copy of Civ V to pass on to my girlfriend. Ahh well!

Squadie D-Man777, reporting for duty, Sir.

Might I recommend a fresh thread for this travesty?

Lt cannon fodder reporting for duty, sir! I have a cocked grenade ready and waiting for - oops!

Tamren wrote:

Just to celebrate the new game coming out in a month, would anyone be interested in another X-Com community lets play? Me and Prozac had an idea where you do a luddite campaign. Basically, superhuman difficulty, no high earth tech and no alien tech except for personal armour and the bare minimum required to go to Cydonia.

I know I lost momentum on the other one and didn't finish. But this one will likely be short, for obvious reasons. If you are interested just leave a name here to volunteer for the massac- I mean, my masterful command skills. :D

Private Hobbes reporting for duty, sir!!!
Any chance for missions recorded to the YouTubes?

Hobbes2099 wrote:
Tamren wrote:

Just to celebrate the new game coming out in a month, would anyone be interested in another X-Com community lets play? Me and Prozac had an idea where you do a luddite campaign. Basically, superhuman difficulty, no high earth tech and no alien tech except for personal armour and the bare minimum required to go to Cydonia.

I know I lost momentum on the other one and didn't finish. But this one will likely be short, for obvious reasons. If you are interested just leave a name here to volunteer for the massac- I mean, my masterful command skills. :D

Private Hobbes reporting for duty, sir!!!
Any chance for missions recorded to the YouTubes?

Ohh, ohh, yes, this!

kexx wrote:

Is this gonna happen in the original x-com thread?

Do we have one at this point? I don't remember. I will make a new one as soon as I start. To avoid cluttering this thread if you want in send me a PM.

Hobbes2099 wrote:

Any chance for missions recorded to the YouTubes?

I don't have any recording experience unfortunately. I will probably just take screenshots as I go and patch them together.

Just to celebrate the new game coming out in a month, would anyone be interested in another X-Com community lets play? Me and Prozac had an idea where you do a luddite campaign. Basically, superhuman difficulty, no high earth tech and no alien tech except for personal armour and the bare minimum required to go to Cydonia.

I know I lost momentum on the other one and didn't finish. But this one will likely be short, for obvious reasons. If you are interested just leave a name here (CORRECTION, send me a PM) to volunteer for the massac- I mean, my masterful command skills.

Dammit Tamren! stealing my idea before I got around to executing it!

Sir, I will commit to a second superhuman difficulty Luddite campaign using the same list of Fodder as you. Let's do this over the next month and see who lasts longer (based on in game clock)

PM me when your thread is up, just in case I miss it.

I'm always down to be a part of that.

Redwing wrote:

GMG seems to have worked for me too, but it looks like I might miss out on the Steam goodies, and I'm one of the few people that actually wouldn't have minded a copy of Civ V to pass on to my girlfriend. Ahh well!

Call me a soothsayer, if you must, but if that goal is reached, I'm sure there will be plenty of free copies floating around to still get your girlfriend a copy. I may even volunteer my free copy. Is she cute?

There are some games that seem to bypass my brain and go straight to my Paypal account. Anything with the word "Fallout" in it. Anything with Mechs in it. Anything with System Shock in the title and of course anything with XCOM in it, except perhaps XCOM Enforcer ~shudders~.

I really, really, really tried to resist. But the videos just sucked me in. Now that my bank account is $50 lighter I will just have to live with the results of my addiction. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

I'm in for an autocannon (at least until I get a heavy laser or heavy plasma).

Does anyone have a copy of that graphics mod for the original X-Com that added the extra front door to the sky ranger and a few other niceties? I was looking for it the other day and I think it's a lost project.

If you're talking about Two Sides, yeah, that one has unfortunately been discontinued.
In my latest replay of the game I used some of the stuff from this mod: UFO Extender

edit: added link.

While we can't use the 25% off code in North America, they've gotten creative. I had Greed on there from a freebie, and they're giving a trade in bonus for it, $.5 to $7. That brings the total price to right about 25% off. Worth checking out if you have trade ins to use.

*sigh* It's still a month away.

BlackSabre wrote:

*sigh* It's still a month away.

Such a Negative Nelly.

As of today, XCOM IS ONLY A MONTH AWAY! (in North America)

Lars wrote:
Redwing wrote:

GMG seems to have worked for me too, but it looks like I might miss out on the Steam goodies, and I'm one of the few people that actually wouldn't have minded a copy of Civ V to pass on to my girlfriend. Ahh well!

Call me a soothsayer, if you must, but if that goal is reached, I'm sure there will be plenty of free copies floating around to still get your girlfriend a copy. I may even volunteer my free copy. Is she cute? ;)

I never thought of it that way, the market is going to be somewhat flooded, and to be fair I could trade a cheap game for an extraneous copy. Steam is great! Except for the international price hiking, that's not great. But otherwise Steam is great!

Oh, and very cute by the way.

D-Man777 wrote:
BlackSabre wrote:

*sigh* It's still a month away.

Such a Negative Nelly.

As of today, XCOM IS ONLY A MONTH AWAY! (in North America)

Yeah, we're 99.6% done waiting from the first game to the release of this game.

You people and your positive attitudes!

I' just super eager to play this.

Was that a boss fight in the last video?? Every time I allow myself to get worked up and excited about the game, they go and pinprick my balloon of hyped up expectations and deflate me again. Ah well...

I don´t think that was a boss. I think that´s just the Sectopods.

The only boss in that video was Sid Meier.

Hypatian wrote:

The only boss in that video was Sid Meier.