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9:00 PM on 12.05.2014

Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality

Adam Orth is a recognizable figure in the videogame industry, but not necessarily for the reasons he should be. He played a creative role in several renowned triple-A titles -- God of War, Medal of Honor, and Twisted Met...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 11.06.2014

Had enough yet? Terraria headed to PS4 and Xbox One next week

There's no stopping Terraria. I played, and I do mean played, the 2D sandbox game years ago on PC, and it was quite the time sink. Back then, I didn't imagine it'd come to any other platforms, but it has -- to consoles, handh...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 08.18.2014

Get your tower defense on this September with Defense Grid 2

505 Games and Hidden Path Entertainment have announced that the sequel to the 2008 tower defense hit Defense Grid: The Awakening will launch on September 23. Hidden Path Entertainment hosted demos of Defense Grid 2 during gam...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Sniper Elite 3 lets you pay to kill Hitler now

Now that Sniper Elite 3's been out for a few weeks, anyone that's developed an adequately itchy trigger finger can set their crosshairs on a significantly more prominent figure. Adolf Hitler's the target this time, and he's k...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 06.12.2014

Overkill is bringing Payday 2 to PS4 and Xbox One

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will appear on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at some point, Overkill Software and publisher 505 Games announced today. Details for these ports of the co-op heist title were unusually sparse, although ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Check out Sniper Elite 3's multiplayer and co-op modes

Sniper Elite 3's new trailer sure is full of the gore porn. Headshot, after headshot, after headshot. We've seen a lot of the single-player, but now we're able to see all the multiplayer options. First there's 12-player comp...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 06.03.2014

Breaking Bad's Gus plays The Dentist in new Payday 2 DLC

When Payday 2's Big Bank Heist is available for download on June 17, there will be a new mission contact in the mix. While he may be fresh to Payday players, he's a well-known and calculated voice in the crime worl...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 06.03.2014

PS4 and Xbox One are next for Terraria

After making it to Xbox 360, PS3, and PS Vita, Terraria has set its sights on PS4 and Xbox One. Publisher 505 Games says these ports will be out later this year with all of the 1.2 content "alongside some brand new functional...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Go ahead and pre-order Sniper Elite 3 so you can kill Hitler

Rebellion wants to retcon history and change the way that De Führer fell. Specifically, it wants you to be the one that takes the shot that ends Hitler's life. Well, Rebellion wants all of that if you pre-order Sni...

Brett Makedonski

7:30 PM on 05.07.2014

Learn the skills you'll need in Sniper Elite 3

Being a sniper isn't easy work. The bad ones aren't long for this world. That's why you'll want to know everything you possibly can before trying your hand at this dangerous profession. As demonstrated in this video, there a...

Brett Makedonski

2:15 PM on 03.05.2014

Try to kill Hitler again in Sniper Elite 3's pre-order mission

505 Games has released new details regarding Sniper Elite 3, including a release date. You'll be able to take down targets this coming June 27 on PC, with releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 a fe...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 02.04.2014

Review: Rekoil: Liberator

It's difficult to have a unique idea in a genre that's as over-saturated as 'first-person shooter' is. With Call of Duty, Halo, and Battlefield already out there year after year, making a multiplayer game enticing while offering something fresh and unseen is becoming harder and harder for developers to accomplish. The makers of Rekoil: Liberator are proof of that.

Ian Bonds

5:00 PM on 01.05.2014

Rekoil comes out this month on PC and Xbox Live Arcade

Plastic Piranha's Rekoil is coming out at the end of this month. Expect the Windows PC version on January 28 through Steam. The Xbox Live Arcade version is titled Rekoil: Liberator, and that's out January 29. Each version wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 AM on 12.21.2013

Here's a little Sniper Elite 3 in your eye

A new trailer has released for Sniper Elite 3 and, along with the typical one-man-army machismo, you can enjoy a high resolution bullet to the eye, rendered in painstaking detail. Man, do I not want to see that. I'm not...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:30 PM on 12.18.2013

Terraria feels so right on the Vita

You might not think it, but Terraria is definitely one of the more hotly anticipated games to come to the PS Vita. I myself have been looking forward to playing it on the go for the better part of this year after putting ple...

Brett Zeidler

6:00 PM on 12.08.2013

Terraria on PS Vita: Launch dates confirmed

505 Games has announced that the PS Vita version of Terraria has been officially approved for release by Sony. It's been a long time coming, but it's finally happening. Those located in North America will be able to...

Harry Monogenis

9:00 PM on 11.29.2013

Publisher cancels Ashes Cricket 2013 after release

  It's very rare to see titles on Steam pulled and customers offered a refund, but now we've seen it happen once again. Last week, Ashes Cricket 2013 was released for PC and many fans of the sport jumped at the chance to...

Alessandro Fillari

5:00 PM on 11.23.2013

Terraria coming to PS Vita this December

Sony has revealed via a magazine advertisement that Terraria will be making its way onto the PlayStation Vita this December. The advert, which was spotted by VideoGamer in this week's edition of MCV, shows a screenshot of Re-...

Harry Monogenis

7:30 PM on 11.13.2013

Become President Obama in the new Payday 2 DLC

The Armored Transport downloadable content for Payday 2 comes to PC tomorrow for $6.99. In it you'll get new armored car and train heist jobs playable across the game's six maps. Plus expect three new weapons, four new mask ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

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



Jimquisition: Time To Get Paid photo
Jimquisition: Time To Get Paid
by Jim Sterling

Payday 2 is a success, because the people making and publishing it weren't completely stupid. What sorcery is this?

Yes, it's one of those episodes where we celebrate one game getting it right and not stuffing everything up. Speaking of stuffing, Jim at last unveils the Dragon Dildo ... and does things with it. Terrible things.

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Review: PAYDAY 2  photo
Review: PAYDAY 2
by Jim Sterling

Nobody could ever claim PAYDAY: The Heist wasn't a good idea. Tapping into every human's secret desire to be part of a beautifully orchestrated, flamboyantly daring theft of grand proportions was a masterstroke, and while the execution was spotty, the overall result was a ton of fun. 

Overkill is having a second crack of the whip with PAYDAY 2, clutching its clever idea jealously while surrounding it with much more content. A deeper leveling system, greater customization options, and a ton of new heists are all on offer.

The execution is, once again, spotty, but the result is, once again, a ton of fun.

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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

7:00 AM on 08.07.2013

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons Achievement Guide

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 othe...

Brett Makedonski

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



Review: Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons photo
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

8:15 PM on 06.14.2013

My teammate shot me in Takedown: Red Sabre

Takedown: Red Sabre should make tactical first-person shooter players happy. I'm not one, I've come to realize, but I gave it my best during a demonstration of this squad-based PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 game from S...

Jordan Devore



Zombie survival title How to Survive was a real gem photo
Zombie survival title How to Survive was a real gem
by Jordan Devore

In EKO Studios' How to Survive, you'll travel from island to island, monitoring hunger and sleep meters, crafting items from junk you find lying around and, oh yeah, taking down zombies with a bow or machete. The whole undead survival thing is over and done with for a lot of you, and I'm not far behind myself, but this was a lovely surprise for me at E3.

What sold me on the premise more than anything, I think, was that the zombies didn't merely exist to be killed -- to make you feel like a badass. While a well-placed shot will still do the trick, a swarm could come out of nowhere, and they were serious trouble if they got anywhere near your face. Good luck shaking even a couple of zombies off once they're within range.

The other standout feature for me was that the extensive crafting system allows you to uncombine items at any point free of penalty. That kind of freedom is always appreciated, especially as someone who would never experiment with weapons otherwise. As familiar as How to Survive initially looks, in practice, there's nothing quite like it. Perhaps it's the pacing. Do keep an eye on this PC, Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network release.

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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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Terraria looks lovely on iOS, plays pretty solid photo
Terraria looks lovely on iOS, plays pretty solid
by Steven Hansen

Indie, exploration-based Terraria has developed quite a following since its release and now it's making its way to iOS courtesy of 505 games, which handled its recent console release. Ideally, 505 would have liked all three (PSN, XBLA, iOS) to have released simultaneously, but it turned out they would need more time to make sure to get it right; or, "to make sure it doesn't suck."

Taking a game designed with keyboard (and controller) in mind and making the iOS jump isn't the easiest of things. In fact, developments are still changing on a weekly basis. When I asked when the release date was, I was answered with a swift "when it's ready," which is a good answer to have (and to get). Still, what I played handled pretty well, and I particularly enjoyed that the time to do things like mine or chop down trees has been reduced.

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11:00 PM on 05.30.2013

How to Survive is an isometric zombie survival game

505 Games has announced How to Survive, a brand new IP developed by EKO Studios. The game strands players on a remote archipelago off the coast of Columbia in the aftermath of an unexplained accident, and forces players to su...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 05.30.2013

New Payday 2 trailer goes all sneaky mode

I never got around to playing PAYDAY: The Heist, as it ended up being one of the victims of my every growing backlog. I might just have to make up for that with the sequel though. The latest trailer for Payday 2 is now up, s...

Abel Girmay

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



Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a playable fairy tale  photo
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a playable fairy tale
by Steven Hansen

I caught wind of Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons by way of a short teaser trailer a while back (you can find it after the jump) and was digging the art style, but put it out of mind. As its spring release approaches, however, it seems to be picking up steam. After GDC, Mikael Nermark, CEO and President of Starbreeze Studios, and Josef Fares, the Swedish film director helming Brothers, paid us a visit to show off the pleasant-looking game .

The story is minimal and noninvasive. The two brothers, each of whom is controlled by one of the analog sticks, are on a quest. There’s no co-op. Navigating both brothers at the same time is part of the gameplay -- there is a learning curve to it, but it works surprisingly smoothly. What really stands out about Brothers is its tranquilly unfolding atmosphere, abetted by warm art direction and great sound work.

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3:45 PM on 03.22.2013

Terraria hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next week

The PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade versions of Terraria are coming out a bit sooner than you might have expected. How's next week sound? 505 Games has announced March 26 and March 27 release dates, respectively. The...

Jordan Devore

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

1:45 PM on 03.05.2013

Snoop Dogg has a rhythm fighting game on the way

Yes, this is a real thing that is happening. 505 Games and developer Echo Peak have teamed up with Snoop Dogg to create Way of the Dogg. It's a rhythm-action fighting game stars America, a guy who's out for revenge after his...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:45 PM on 02.11.2013

Terraria celebrates XBLA/PSN release by sending pebbles

We certainly get sent all manner of weird tat and nonsense in our role as semi-professional videogame jesters, and sometimes it's just ridiculous enough to achieve the desired effect and get a post. Here's 505 Games, literall...

Jim Sterling