The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Viral Vid Hints at XCOM The Bureau Relaunch
Written Monday, April 22, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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Over the weekend a video popped up online that may point to 2K’s upcoming rebranding of the XCOM shooter as The Bureau.

Repurposing footage from the recent Russian meteor, the vid can be found on a YouTube account called Veritas MCMLXII, which means Truth 1962.

Funnily enough, the XCOM shooter was set in 1962. However, after a nasty reaction from purist fans of the original X-COM strategy game, it looks like the game is set to be reborn as something else.

A few weeks ago, 2K snapped up websites for a number of websites with variations on the name, The Bureau. Shortly after, XCOM websites and videos were taken offline.

We’ll know soon. There’s an invite in our inbox that, while unmarked, whiffs of The Bureau. We’ll report back as soon as possible. In the meantime watch the vid below.


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Comment #1 by Feared Despair
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 06:10:31 AM
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Are u guys ever gonna add the black ops 2 achievements or

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Comment #2 by Feggans222
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 07:09:54 AM
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@1 FFS why do you even bother.

OT: I'm really hoping this hasn't been canned, it looked interesting, and not just a pointless use of the licence (ala Syndicate). 2K, unlike EA, will hopefully pay it some respect and make a decent effort.

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Comment #3 by BruTaLyZe
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 07:55:25 AM
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On topic, I agree with #2 that this looks way to interesting to just cancel as a whole.

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Comment #4 by Feared Despair
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 08:09:13 AM
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I am not even joking or trolling where are the achievements

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Comment #5 by grantandsherri
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 08:17:30 AM
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Just for #4

1.... you need to turn on your computer
2.... ask for permission to go online.... you can usually ask you parents or another consenting adult will do....
3.... go to - watch spelling
4.... click on the tab labeled achievements
5.... click on the retail games achievements
6.... click on the letter C
7.... locate and find black ops 2
8.... read achievements
9..... the final and most important.... stop being a jack ass and look it up.... it isn't hard to do....

Now....on the Xcom reboot or whatever it is... do it... I will buy day 1... well maybe 2.... depends on how my pay check falls

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Comment #6 by HokeyCokey2303
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 08:19:24 AM
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@4 Didn't you hear? they canned the game because it was the same as the last.

On topic: Now they are not just shamless cashing in on a license, colour me interested.

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Comment #7 by Feared Despair
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 08:58:45 AM
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@6 thats funny cuz they made a shit load of money form blops 2 two but what i heard tho u dont like it cuz u suck at cod even when u use a sub

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Comment #8 by Feared Despair
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 08:59:57 AM
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@5 ive got all the achievements and that but i just find it werid how this website havent uploaded them no need to be mean :(

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Comment #9 by PhoenixTemplar
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 09:20:31 AM
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This video looked kinda fan made to me. Guess time will tell. On an XCOM related side note, I lost my third Ironman game on Enemy Unknown last night. God I hate that game.

God I love that game. Time for round four.

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Comment #10 by bLaKgRaVy
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 10:40:45 AM
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@8 - They are uploaded them the site, they just didn't post a story about it. Take a look for yourself.

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Comment #11 by Papa Gooch
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 11:52:02 AM
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@7 He doesn't like COD cause it's the same rehashed bullshit every year and sheeple, like yourself, keep mindlessly buying it and it's rip-off Season Passes... if you hadn't noticed, COD is actually destroying the industry.

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Comment #12 by I mak3 big boom
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 01:15:05 PM
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@11 shut up, no one wants to hear how right you are

@5 hes talking about the new DLC @4Theyre on idk why the site didn't make a story for it in the achievements section.

Anyways ... OT that's really weird

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Comment #13 by bensonrecon
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 02:45:34 PM
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XCOM/Bureau viral camapign brought to you by Alex Jones and tINFOilWARS

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Comment #14 by bLaKgRaVy
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 03:52:43 PM
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@Everyone complaining - They are on the site. Go the the Black Ops II achievement list and they are listed there. There's even an achievement guide in the forum already.

Maybe they just forgot to make a story about it? They're allowed to, you know. I'm sure everyone here complaining about it has never forgotten anything at all. Does it really matter that there wasn't a story posted about it? No, not one bit. Who cares really? You want everything handed to you on a silver platter? Have you forgotten how to actually search for something? Is it something that would change your lives so dramatically that you can't live without it? I highly doubt it, unless you people just wanted to post how much you love/hate zombie achievements, making those posts as useless as these. Post in the CoD forum then, not in a comments section of a completely different, unrelated game.

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Comment #15 by Feared Despair
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 07:37:59 PM
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@14 thx

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Comment #16 by LeviXLush
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 02:52:42 PM
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@1 I love you. haha

@Everyone else....fuck XCOM, it'll probably never come and if it does it'll blow because of the bs delays.

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