A bit late but here is the latest dev diary of XCOM: Enemy Unknown where Firaxis talks about the base, the place where the player will be elaborating offensive and defensive plans against the invading enemies. The game will be out on October 9th (12th in Europe).
i'm a fierce supporter of niche games, which is why i'm willing to pay $50-60 USD on a module (a deep simulation of a single plane) for DCS. (54 minutes ago)
i don't have a problem paying full price for a 10-15h experience, but i know many do. I also wouldn't choose to play a game i was perhaps gonna spend a lot of time with based on if it was free or not. (59 minutes ago)
the 10-15h games could ofc be put into some netflix type service, not as the primary distribution i think, more like getting 1 year old movies on netflix, after they had their theatrical and video run (1 Hour ago)
Basically.. online-only PVP stuff works pretty naturally. Applying the same logic to a single player game is doomed to fail. (1 Hour ago)