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Honestly, if you haven't heard of XCOM, you've been living under a rock... or weren't born in time to experience this marvel of gaming. It's been named the greatest computer game of all time something like ten different times by assorted gaming authorities, and oddly enough, it has a slightly 40k flavor to it in that you're basically bitchslapping aliens for the good of humanity.

My buddies don't appreciate this blast from the past because of its sorely outdated graphics (although they were pretty damn good for their day) and the fact that you actually have to run a program to slow your computer down just to play the game :lol: but I figure that people who appreciate the finer points of 40k can see the pretty obvious similarities between XCOM and Rogue Trader in the mechanical sense. Some of it's even carried over to the current edition, I think, but there's still definitely influence there.

And if you need any further proof, you can have XCOM operatives in power armour wielding an autocannon with armour-piercing, mass-reactive rounds (*cough* bolter *cough*). And once you get past the funky three-eyed helmet design, the armour even looks vaguely like Space Marine armour, with the oversized shoulder pads and all...

I STILL can't beat the stupid thing on anything much harder than the mid-range difficulty settings, and that's saying something... the AI for XCOM is insane... it puts most AI in current games to utter and complete shame with how smart it is. The game runs on a calendar, and you start typically in August '99. On Superhuman (the hardest difficulty) I can't usually make it past October '99... and from what I've heard, that's an accomplishment in and of itself. Anyone else still addicted to this golden oldie?

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