Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 31: UFO Landing

XCOM embarks on what are most likely its last regular missions, with an underground guerrilla ops and a disabled UFO.

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XCOM 2
DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice
Difficulty: Veteran

Episode 31: UFO Landing

M49: Operation Earthly Witch – Sabotage Transmitter

  • Cap. Korinn ‘Draconic’ Dragonborn (Grenadier)
  • Lt. Azaka ‘Tiger’ Stormfang (Skirmisher)
  • Col. Miri ‘The Monk’ Greycastle (Ranger)
  • Maj. Undril ‘The Order’ Silvertusk (Specialist)
  • Maj. Tymierous ‘T.I.M.’ Marbrand (Specialist)
  • Magus Troll ‘Shaman’ Ursev (Psi Operative)

M50: Operation Shackled Laughter – Secure the Disabled UFO

  • Cap. Korinn ‘Draconic’ Dragonborn (Grenadier)
  • Maj. Kazin ‘Mind-Zei’ Eldric (Templar)
  • Col. Mauta ‘Shadowrun’ Kulia (Sharpshooter)
  • Maj. Undril ‘The Order’ Silvertusk (Specialist)
  • Maj. Tymierous ‘T.I.M.’ Marbrand (Specialist)
  • Magus Troll ‘Shaman’ Ursev (Psi Operative)

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Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 30: Codex Skulljack

An interesting Council Mission lets us rescue high-ranking soldiers. Then we assault a new alien facility.

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DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
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Difficulty: Veteran

Episode 30: Codex Skulljack

M47: Operation Swamp Queen – Gather Survivors from Abandoned City

  • Col. Gillian ‘Triton’ Flounderson (Specialist)
  • Col. Mauta ‘Shadowrun’ Kulia (Sharpshooter)
  • Maj. Kazin ‘Mind-Zei’ Eldric (Templar)
  • Col. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)
  • Col. Xandala ‘Summerwise’ Cimber (Reaper)
  • Magus Dommel ‘Talus’ Stonereach (Psi Operative)

M48: Operation Wolf Hound – Sabotage the Alien Facility

  • Cap. Korinn ‘Draconic’ Dragonborn (Grenadier)
  • Maj. Felgolos ‘Flying’ Misfortune (Sharpshooter)
  • Col. Miri ‘The Monk’ Greycastle (Ranger)
  • Col. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)
  • Col. Xandala ‘Summerwise’ Cimber (Reaper)
  • Magus Dommel ‘Talus’ Stonereach (Psi Operative)

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Risk of Rain 2 Shows Incredible Promise in Early Access [Pixelkin]

Read the full Early Access preview at Pixelkin

I lived through the initial 3D gaming era of the mid to late 90s. Whether for better or worse, most games made the awkward, ugly transition from pixels to polygons. And for every Mario 64 there was, well, a Sonic 3D.

Thankfully we’re far removed from those days. But rarely do we see a series so completely, and effectively transform from 2D to 3D, as I’ve seen in Risk of Rain 2. The sequel was announced and released via Steam Early Access during the Gearbox panel at PAX East, and it’s already fantastic.

Read the full Early Access preview at Pixelkin

Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 29: Butt Stroke Series

Standard Guerrilla Ops and Council Missions allow other soldiers to break out and shine and help deepen XCOM’s roster.

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DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice
Difficulty: Veteran

Episode 29: Butt Stroke Series

M45: Operation Cosmic Laughter – Neutralize Target in AVENT Vehicle

  • Maj. Felgolos ‘Flying’ Misfortune (Sharpshooter)
  • Magus Dommel ‘Talus’ Stonereach (Psi Operative)
  • Col. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)
  • Col. Gillian ‘Triton’ Flounderson (Specialist)
  • Lt. Korinn ‘Draconic’ Dragonborn (Greandier)
  • Cap. Tymerious ‘T.I.M.’ Marbrand (Specialist)

M46: Operation Frozen Grave – Recover Item from ADVENT Facility

  • Sgt. Azaka ‘Tiger’ Stormfang (Skirmisher)
  • Maj. Mauta ‘Shadowrun’ Kulia (Sharpshooter)
  • Maj. Kazin ‘Mind-Zei’ Eldric (Templar)
  • Col. Gillian ‘Triton’ Flounderson (Specialist)
  • Lt. Korinn ‘Draconic’ Dragonborn (Greandier)
  • Cap. Tymerious ‘T.I.M.’ Marbrand (Specialist)

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Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 28: Three-Soldier Squads

After a standard mission in the sewers, we’re thrown into back-to-back missions where XCOM can only send half-size squads of three soldiers each.

XCOM 2
DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice
Difficulty: Veteran

Episode 28: Three-Soldier Squads

M42: Operation Haunting Thunder – Destroy the Alien Relay

  • Maj. Falkirk ‘Runner’ Anderson (Skirmisher)
  • Magus Dommel ‘Talus’ Stonereach (Psi Operative)
  • Col. Saran ‘Decker’ Amus (Specialist)
  • Cap. Bryseis ‘Daemon’ Esterborn (Grenadier)
  • Maj. Undril ‘The Order’ Silvertusk (Specialist)
  • Maj. Mauta ‘Shadowrun’ Kulia (Sharpshooter)

M43: Operation Northern Grin – Raid the ADVENT Convoy

  • Magus Dommel ‘Talus’ Stonereach (Psi Operative)
  • Col. Saran ‘Decker’ Amus (Specialist)
  • Cap. Bryseis ‘Daemon’ Esterborn (Grenadier)

M44: Operation Witch Shriek – Rescue Operative from ADVENT Compound

  • Magus Dommel ‘Talus’ Stonereach (Psi Operative)
  • Col. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)
  • Col. Gillian ‘Triton’ Flounderson (Specialist)

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Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 27: Avenger Down

The aliens strike back while XCOM is wounded and tired, first with a resistance assault, then a devastating UFO attack that downs the Avenger, forcing XCOM soldiers to fight for their lives.

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DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice
Difficulty: Veteran

Episode 27: Avenger Down

M40: Operation Ghost Face – Haven Assault

  • Lt. Korinn ‘Draconic’ Dragonborn (Grenadier)
  • Init. Troll ‘Shaman’ Ursev (Psi Operative)
  • Cap. Tymerious ‘T.I.M.’ Marbrand (Specialist)
  • Col. Xandala ‘Summerwise’ Cimber (Reaper)
  • Col. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)
  • Cpl. Filkur Foppin (Specialist)

M41: Operation Half-dead Corpse – Defend the Avenger

  • Sgt. Filkur ‘Swamp Druid’ Foppin (Specialist)
  • Cap. Felgolos ‘Flying’ Misfortune (Sharpshooter)
  • Col. Gillian ‘Triton’ Flounderson (Specialist)
  • Maj. Kazin ‘Mind-Zei’ Eldric (Templar)
  • Lt. Bryseis ‘Daemon’ Esterborn (Grenadier)
  • Cap. Kethra ‘Trickster’ Keyleth (Ranger)

Mid-mission the following soldiers were added:

  • Maj. Miri ‘The Monk’ Greycastle (Ranger)
  • Col. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)

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Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 26: Hunter Showdown

We effortlessly take out the final Chosen, then carefully investigate the alien forge.

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DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
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Episode 26: Hunter Showdown

M38: Operation Burning Star – Assault Chosen Stronghold

  • Maj. Mauta ‘Shadowrun’ Kulia (Sharpshooter)
  • Magus Dommel ‘Talus’ Stonereach (Psi Operative)
  • Col. Gillian ‘Triton’ Flounderson (Specialist)
  • Col. Xandala ‘Summerwise’ Cimber (Reaper)
  • Col. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)
  • Maj. Kazin ‘Mind-Zei’ Eldric (Templar)

M39: Operation Demon Priest – Investigate the ADVENT Forge

  • Cap. Kethra ‘Trickster’ Keyleth (Ranger)
  • Maj. Miri ‘The Monk’ Greycastle (Ranger)
  • Maj. Undril ‘The Order’ Silvertusk (Specialist)
  • Maj. Saran ‘Decker’ Amus (Specialist)
  • Cap. Felgolos ‘Flying’ Misfortune (Sharpshooter)
  • Lt. Bryseis ‘Daemon’ Esterborn (Grenadier)

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