Moving Pixels Podcast: X-ploring ‘X-Com’

Almost 10 years after its release, gamers are still talking about X-Com. This week, so are we.

The formula is simple, a turn-based strategy game mixed with an economic simulation. And yet, is there any other game that is quite like X-Com?

That is the question that we begin our discussion with.

This podcast is also available via iTunes.


Our podcast contributors:

Rick Dakan is a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog as well as to the Gamma Testing podcast.

Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog and appears regularly on the Game Hounds podcast.

G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.

Mike Schiller contributes frequently to the Music and Multimedia sections of He can also be found at his own blog, Unlimited Lives.