Here's a trick.
Xenocide begins with X
XCOM begins with X
I don't know the justification but, say, if somehow the name was
you could arrange things so that it says XCOM and yet doesn't if you catch my meaning. (damit Micah you don't have the sly smiley in the list, I posted a whole bunch of smileys in a thread somewhere around here -- one of them was corupted into a happy purple sausage).
As for the graphic. I'll forgo stating it should be in color as I assume that's what you intend. The present font reminds me of Diablo and demons and swords and medieval kind of stuff. I think the Xenocide should be in a "computer" font, perhaps an older one like Data 70
. The idea being it would look cold, impersonal, uncaring; reflecting the aliens attitude to us, (if you read the opening sentences to H. G. Wells "War of the Worlds" it captures the feeling I'm going for - those words still send shivers).
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
(H.G. Wells, "The War of the Worlds")
The X should look like a piece of equipment (preferable weapon-like), I'm not sure though if it should look terrestial or extra-terrestrial but I think the edges should be rounded.