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XCOM First-Person Shooter Announced

2K Games Announces XCOM, a first-person shooter reimagining of the X-COM series of counter-UFO tactics games. The project is in the works at 2K Marin, developers of BioShock 2, and it is due for Windows and Xbox 360, though a release date is not set at this point. A screenshot accompanies the news, and the preliminary XCOM Website is online. Here's a bit:

XCOM is the re-imagining of the classic tale of humanity’s struggle against an unknown enemy that puts players directly into the shoes of an FBI agent tasked with identifying and eliminating the growing threat. True to the roots of the franchise, players will be placed in charge of overcoming high-stake odds through risky strategic gambits coupled with heart-stopping combat experiences that pit human ingenuity – and frailty – against a foe beyond comprehension. By setting the game in a first-person perspective, players will be able to feel the tension and fear that comes with combating a faceless enemy that is violently probing and plotting its way into our world.

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80. Re: XCOM First-Person Shooter Announced Apr 15, 2010, 13:23 JoeNapalm
Blackhawk wrote on Apr 14, 2010, 17:40:
You can't criticize my logic until you improve your reading comprehension. I didn't say that an XCom FPS was a good idea. I could bring up X-Com Enforcer or C&C Renegade to counter that. What I said is that a spin off into a different genre isn't automatically a bad idea. Whether this is a good idea or not will have to wait until the reviews are out.

Oh, actually I can. What you SAID was that nobody stated SWAT 4 was horrible, and SWAT 4 was a cross-genre spin-off of Police Quest.

If that is meant to demonstrate anything about X-COM, then your logic is off the mark.

Let's break it down:

1. SWAT 4 is a good cross-genre sequel to Police Academy
2. X-COM is a cross-genre sequel
3. Therefore, X-COM (as a cross-genre sequel) isn't a bad idea/will be a good sequel/whatever result you want to stick here.

This is affirming the consequent:

1. If A, then B.
2. B.
3. Therefore A.

This is bad logic. Commonly used logic, these days, but still wrong.

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