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Payday 2 celebrates its fifth anniversary with a week of new criminal content

Five years ago, co-op FPS crime 'em up Payday 2 was a scrawny little thing with only a few missions to its name. Now it's a massive, still expanding ball of hyper-criminality featuring permanent crossovers with five film universes, arguably putting Reservoir Dogs in John Wick canon. To celebrate its fifth anniversary today, developers Overkill are rolling out a week of free updates, starting with…

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It’s Payday… [2: The Bomb Heist Trailer]

I'm watching The Bomb Heist trailer for Payday 2. Mostly it feels like a cross between a German car advert and an episode of The Killing – it has that same washed out colour palette and deliberate measured dialogue. It's a live action thingummy starring Babylon 5's Mira Furlan which introduces the new DLC. There's a heist (The Bomb), a new crew member (Dragan) and…

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Today Is The (Pay)day (2): Launch Trailer Within

Payday 2, Overkill's co-operative heist 'em up, eventually had to come out with its hands up, and they've decided today is that day. They've chosen to let us know with a launch trailer, and actually released it on launch day. That's a rarity for the games industry. It is one of those frozen moment type deals, where the action of a heist has been stopped…

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Re-Route Masters: Payday 2’s Dynamic Maps

What promise of gaming's future has failed to materialise for you? What was the most exciting feature that's only been half thought out, or tried once and then abandoned? For me, it's multiplayer shooters levels with dynamic elements. Left 4 Dead 2 was supposed to feel like you were crawling over different routes depending on the difficulty selection, but what it amounted to was the…

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Feature: "quietness feels like almost like a secondary goal"

Hands On With Payday 2

You’d think robbing an art gallery would be fairly straightforward, especially if there are four robbers working together to pull off the job. But when one of those robbers sets off a noisy hand dryer in the bathroom, and another one falls through the skylight, knocking himself out on the hardwood floor beneath, you should probably take some time to reflect. Just not now. Because…

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Shhhhh: Payday 2 Probably Just Stole Your Wallet

And you didn't even notice. That's how cold, calculating, and quiet it is. It rushed your home and left no witnesses. Your coat rack? Lying in a pool of its own fabrics. Your pet goldfish? Sleeping with the fishes. Other fishes. Dead ones. And you? Next. Hah, just kidding. I have no idea why someone's stalking through your home, but it's not Payday 2's fault. The…

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Payday 2: Mo’ Money, Less Problems (Hopefully)

I haven't played the original Payday, so I asked the current guests at RPS manor to provide an opinion for me. "It was good, but cruelly tough," claimed Craig Pearson, Scottishly. "It really is Left 4 Dead," he added, Welshly. Said Adam: "" Said John: "" Said Cara: "" Therefore my opinion of Payday is that it was good, but cruelly tough. It really was…

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Playday: Payday’s Official Unofficial L4D1 Map Out Now

We are suddenly talking about Left 4 Dead a lot again. Could this be a sign of more substantial things to come? I doubt it, but it's fun to hope for things - so long as you never stop hoping and are incapable of sorrow. Regardless, Payday: The Heist's much-vaunted reproduction of Left 4 Dead's Mercy Hospital is here to cure whatever ails you -…

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Super Team-Up! The Left 4 Dead / Payday Crossover

Seems a trifle odd to be saying this given 2009's foremost angry internet man-generator was the perceived too-soon release of a sequel to Left 4 Dead, but Valve's zombathons seem to me to have been left a little fallow of late. Team Fortress 2's ongoing transformation into QVC, Portal 2's awards-hogging and fever-pitch speculation about Half Life has been the order of the day for…

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PayDay: The Heist Is A Game About Robbery

How would you like to play Left 4 Dead, only instead of killing zombies you're killing a building robbing a building? Do you think that's something you'd enjoy? That's what download-only multiplayer FPS PayDay: The Heist is going to offer. This game's name surfaced about a week back, but now we have a debut trailer and footage of some people playing the game at E3.…

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