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The 30 Year Backlog

I’ve grown up with the video game industry. I was born in 1977, I can remember the arcade boom and the Atari phenomenon and implosion. I recall the Nintendo Entertainment System’s emergence and rejuvenation of home gaming. I lamented the decline and phasing out of many arcades that came about as a result.

XCOM Tales: "Combo"

I had heard many great things about XCOM: Enemy Unknown over the past several months, but I did not think that it would be my type of game. Turn-based strategy has never generated much of a blip on my gaming radar. But they hype made me curious. I tried the demo on Steam one day. Soon, I was playing the full game for…