Posts Tagged ‘Payday 2’

Monday morning machinima: watch the Saxxy winners

What use are Saturday morning cartoons? Who’s even around to see those? Mate, what I need is Monday morning cartoons. Some short fun cartoons around 10 on my first day back at work sounds just the ticket. So come on, let’s enjoy the 2016 Saxxy Award finalists and winners. Valve unveiled this year’s finest Source engine machinima on Friday night after I’d already flicked a match into the RPS treehouse and walked away growling “See you in hell!” as it exploded behind me (I didn’t look, obvs – I felt the heat), which means they’re handily here for me today as I sit on the floor amongst ashes. Read the rest of this entry »

Who’s Boo In Halloween Video Game Events

The Big Spooky isn’t until Monday but plenty of games are already celebrating Halloween with special events for people with nerves of steel and eyes in the back of their head. If you’re feeling extra brave, check out our collection of spookyspoos going on this weekend. This isn’t a definitive list, mind, just a fair spread of things you might fancy trying. Do share your favourites too! Read the rest of this entry »

Payday 2 Gets New Safe House, New Heist, Much More

Cooperative first-person heister Payday 2 [official site] has concluded ten days of content updates – a little shindig developers Overkill called Hoxton’s Housewarming Party. They really make a big scene out of everything, that mob. Don’t even get me started on their weddings… Anyway! Additions include a new safe house chill-out zone buttled by John Cleese, a new enemy, new weapons, new masks, new wacky mutators, and a new (old) heist to play. My question is: can I drink all Hoxton’s fancy booze then fall asleep on his floor in a nest of half-unpacked boxes? Read the rest of this entry »

Payday 2 Biker DLC Introducing Playable Ron Perlman

As part of their recent promise to support Payday 2 [official site] for at least the next 18 months, Overkill Software have now revealed what its latest batch of DLC, due out on Thursday, is all about. It’s two separate expansions – The Biker Heist and The Biker Character Pack – taking the total number of paid-for and free add-ons for the first-person robbery fest to an impressive 60. Between the two, expect new weapons, masks, a new character, and a new heist.

To mark the occasion, Overkill released a typically Payday live-action trailer alongside the reveal. It’s got a shotgun-wielding Ron Perlman in it and it’s all a bit Sons of Anarchy. See:

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Payday 2 Drops Microtransactions, Payday 3 Confirmed

Last year, Overkill Games upset a pretty vocal corner of their Payday 2 [official site] community by introducing microtransactions to the co-op heist ’em up – something they’d previously promised to avoid. In an announcement made yesterday, Starbreeze – Overkill’s parent company – revealed they’ve now acquired full rights to the Payday franchise and as such will scrap paid-for in-game items via the next update. Oh, and Payday 3’s been confirmed.

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Payday Co-Creator Announces New Co-op FPS

Heck, tell me a new co-op FPS is coming from a collective whose logo is a ten-chamber revolver cylinder and I’ll already be a touch excited. Surely no bad shootyshoots could come from anyone who understands the importance of ridiculous huge revolvers? Maybe that’s a bit too over-keen. But 10 Chambers Collective was also founded by Ulf Andersson, co-founder of Payday developers Overkill and co-creator of the co-op heist FPS series. Ooh! Their game is still a bit of a mystery, but what they are saying has my attention. Also, that giant revolver.

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Starbreeze Making Co-op FPS Based On F2P CrossFire

Starbreeze Studios, makers of the Riddick FPS and owners of Payday devs Overkill, have announced a new co-op FPS based on Smilegate’s F2P mega-hit CrossFire (pictured above). How big a hit? Up to six million players online at once big. I’m familiar with South Korean developers making free-to-play versions of western FPS–and still fascinated by Counter-Strike Nexon Zombies–but can’t think of many times it’s gone the other way. Fingers crossed their CrossFire embraces the original’s weirdness.

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