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X-Com Diary – First Blood?

Sorry for the delay, but it’s been a while since anything really happened in my X-Com game. Well I say nothing happened, but that mostly means that it didn’t happen where I could see it, as a terrible end of month report from Europe suggests I’ve missed some happenings there. I’m just considering putting a new base in Germany to cover the area, but just as that happens I see this: Aha! The perfect chance to mend relations on the continent! Surely nothing bad can happen here? In fact this gives me a chance to try out my newest toy:…

X-Com Diary – My Spandex Will Protect Me

Through some quirk of the game engine, February always seems to be a quiet month in X-Com, for me anyway. Many of the detected UFOs appear at sea before either escaping my patrols or getting shot down directly into the ocean, meaning they are un-salvageable. This isn’t all a bad thing however.  Having free time on my hands lets me advance the game clock more quickly, letting me whiz through my research and I quickly develop Personal Armour. Personal Armour is the first available protection for your troops, and although it pales in comparison to the later armours, it’s still…