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6:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Starbreeze's Storm pitched as 'Payday in space'

Little is known about Starbreeze Studios' upcoming game Cold Mercury other than that it is (or was, as of 2012) going to be free to play. According to one of the company's investor reports, the game was eventually merged with...

Jordan Devore


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6:30 PM on 09.18.2013

So there's this new Riddick game for iOS...

You might've heard about Riddick: The Merc Files, a new iOS game that was frightening to see crop up so close to the news that Vin Diesel, Tigon Studios, and some ex-Starbreeze developers are working on a Riddick game. These ...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 09.13.2013

Payday 2 has sold 1.58 million copies

Payday 2 is doing very well for itself. At retail, it broke into the NPD's top 10 for August 2013 but, here's the thing about that: the game's 1.58 million copies sold, according to Starbreeze, were 80 percent digital. Intere...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 09.10.2013

There's a third Riddick game in development

As a fan of Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, it's been a pleasant surprise to see another film based on that world and character come to fruition. I wasn't holding out for another videogame, however. While this is o...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 08.08.2013

Payday 2 is profitable and it's not even out yet

Despite the fact that it hasn't even launched yet, Payday 2 is profitable. The cooperative heist game, which is currently playable in beta, hits Steam on Tuesday. "Starbreeze today has once again demonstrated that our strateg...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 08.08.2013

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons also coming to PS3, PC

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons just came out for Xbox Live Arcade to little marketing and fanfare this past week. We're here to remind you that's it pretty great though, and something worth adding to your XBLA collection. Or, ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons Achievement Guide photo
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons Achievement Guide
by Brett Makedonski

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons is an anomaly when it comes to Achievements. Not a single one will be unlocked through normal gameplay. However, every last one takes only seconds to get and isn't dependent on anything other than traveling a bit off the beaten path.

No, there's nothing strenuous about this list, but most of the Achievements are pretty cryptic in their description. If you're stuck on some or simply want to take all of the mystery out of it, I've put together a guide to unlocking all of them in the order that they appear. I've tried to keep it as spoiler-free as possible, but you probably shouldn't check it out if you want the purest experience possible.

That being said, 400/400 Gamerscore is right around the corner!

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3:00 AM on 08.07.2013

PayDay 2 launching August 13 on Steam

It's time to pull off the ultimate heist as PayDay 2 arrives next week. It'll be out first on August 13 for Steam on PC, then August 16 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To go along with that announcement is the latest trailer and batch of screens. Spoilers: In it we see people committing crimes. Whoa!

Hamza CTZ Aziz



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Review: Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
by Brett Makedonski

It all starts innocently enough with a pair of brothers making their way through town. Sure, there's a task at hand, but urgency isn't an issue. It should be, but it isn't. Soaking in the warm glow of the sun and playing with some bunnies feel like more pertinent matters.

Before long, it's not apparent where the siblings are, but it's obvious that they took an unexpected turn toward Crazyville. Thinking back to just a few hours prior, it's remarkable that this is even the same adventure -- how far things have come.

That's when it hits you. Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons isn't about the destination; it's about the journey, cliché be damned. And, oh, what a journey it is.

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4:30 PM on 07.31.2013

There's a little Hotline Miami in Payday 2

There's a special homage to Hotline Miami in Payday 2! You can purchase a pig mask called "The Hog" and it has some familiar sounding text associated with it too. Yeah that's about it. Just a neat little thing. Anyway, we're...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 07.09.2013

Payday 2 Collector's Edition comes with a real mask

The North American collector's edition for Payday 2 is notable in that it's priced at a reasonable $59.99. That, and it includes a wearable mask, which is a pretty good bonus as far as these things tend to go. There's also a...

Jordan Devore







Payday 2 blew away my expectations, stole my heart photo
Payday 2 blew away my expectations, stole my heart
by Steven Hansen

Payday 2 feels like one of the most ambitious sequels in recent memory. I was a fan of Payday: The Heist, which in and of itself is high praise. Normally I can't be bothered to play online multiplayer and I've had first-person shooter fatigue for years, but Payday clicked with me. The focus on carefully orchestrated cooperation combined with the game's sometimes vicious level of challenge against near overwhelming odds is exhilarating. 

We knew Payday 2 was going to be much improved, given that it's receiving a retail release in addition to digital, and we knew that new elements were going to be added, like stealth possibilities. Still, I wasn't prepared for how much has improved. Talking to director David Goldfarb and then playing for myself left me pleasantly surprised and wanting to play more.

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2:00 AM on 05.24.2013

Live-action Payday series wants to rob you blind

Behold, a teaser trailer for the upcoming Payday live-action web series. The teaser stars Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf, and Chains as they get ready to pull off some heists in Washington D.C. Episode one should be launching in a week or so. Obviously this is all aimed at hyping up Payday 2, which will be out this August in North America for Steam, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 03.13.2013

PAYDAY 2 trailer here for the banks money, yours too

PAYDAY: The Heist always reminds me of Michael Mann’s brilliant, taut tale of thievery, Heat. The opening of The Dark Knight reminded me of Heat, too; a more somber Point Break, given the creepy clown masks. And now PA...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 03.08.2013

New video for Starbreeze's Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

Coming up later this spring is an intriguing game from Starbreeze and film director Josef Fares called Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. We got a brief look at this Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network title last ye...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 09.27.2012

Starbreeze reveals Brothers - a Tale of Two Sons

Syndicate developer Starbreeze has finally lifted the lid on the project once known as P13. It's a 505 Games-published title for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, titled Brothers - a Tale of Two Sons.  Not quite...

Jim Sterling