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New Growth – XCOM: Enemy Within

At weekendwarrio.rs we loved XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It got a mention as one of the best games of 2012, and I regaled you all with my tale of science fiction’s finest taking on the extraterrestrial threat.

Now Firaxis gives us Enemy Within – a proper Expansion Pack from the days of yore. But is it more of a good thing, or have they managed to cock the whole thing up?

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New Growth – The Stanley Parable

In the grand (recent) tradition of Thirty Flights of Loving and Gone Home, The Stanley Parable is a game that uses the tropes and expectations of FPS and turns them on their heads to create a wholly unique narrative experience. I’m not sure that it’s possible to spoil The Stanley Parable because it is so very much about the process of exploring and experiencing the game. That said I shall try my best to avoid any potential spoilers, and you should avoid not playing the game for the next couple of hours so you can fully come to grips with it.

If “fully” coming to grips with The Stanley Parable is even possible.

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New Growth – Gone Home

It’s hard to discuss Gone Home without using spoilers because the very nature of the game requires that you explore and discover all these things yourself. I’ve tried my best, but if you play games for the story and the experience – as opposed to fast-paced action and visceral combat – then Gone Home is surely something you will appreciate.

Go play it first, then come back. The words below the jump can wait for you.

Intellectual Response (Fewer Spoilers).

Emotional Response (More Spoilers).

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