So in about an hour (10 PM PST/1 AM EST), I'll be starting a stream for Four in Feburary, which you'll need a Steam account to watch. What am I kicking off the month with? The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.


What is The Bureau: XCOM Declassified?

Essentially, from what I've gathered (which isn't much), The Bureau is basically XCOM meets Mass Effect. Like Mass Effect, you have a squad of three (You and two squadmates), you have abilities, you pause/slowdown time in combat (not sure which yet) to give yourself time to think about how to tackle the missions. Like XCOM, you get recruits, and perma-death is a thing, although you can just save-scum if you really want no deaths and to have the perfect/ideal team.

And just like both series, you fight aliens! In this one, they're more "Grey Man" big-headed/small-bodied aliens, but they're supposed to be tough.

Also, I haven't heard much about the game, and I haven't quite heard good things about the game. So there's that.

But, I have heard that it's tough. And a tougher Mass Effect is what I'm looking for (I'm in the middle of my Insanity runs for the series).

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Oh, and it's set in the 60's, when the series posits that XCOM was formed. I dig the fashion styles of the 60's.


Anything I need to know for the stream?

I'll have my mic on, so there's that. Also, I'm pretty new to the whole streaming thing, and if I can figure out OBS and if my internet connection (the biggest factor right now) can support it, I'll upgrade to streaming on Twitch later in the month when I have time (for greater accessibility).

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At this point in time you'll need an active Steam account with at least one purchase tied to it to view streams, either Chrome or Safari as your web browser (here's the link), or alternatively, if you're friends with me on Steam, hit me up in a chat and I'll invite you to watch. You may need to be in the Steam beta, I'm not 100% sure if everybody can watch yet.

I'll put up a blip over in TAYClassic (to not clutter up TAY proper) as I start so that you can watch! See you there?