I know we’re a little ( more than that, really) late on getting to X-COM, but John just picked it up and has been loving it. I don’t really have much to say about the game as I haven’t played it myself, but what I’ve seen looks incredible. There’s something really fun about games that allow you to name all of your characters. You get attached to them and make up stories and whatnot. And for some reason, everyone I’ve met who has played X-COM names their characters after their friends. It seems a little grim to me since people seem to die pretty regularly. That said, John actually only lost the guy named after Micheal Otters real life counterpart until the final mission of the game when we both sacrificed ourselves to save the earth.