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 PAYDAY 2 is channeling Heat by way of The Dark Knight in this new teaser, with a lone gunman and his clown mask standing stalwart on a street corner before illegal high jinks ensue. Full circle!
Also, I hope there’s lots more fire so I can constantly ask my co-op partners if they feel the heat around the corner and if they’re willing to walk out on everything in thirty seconds flat. Insufferable.
PAYDAY’s four player co-op capers are great fun. I still enjoy playing on occasion. I just lifted a panic room out of a drug dealer’s drug den over the weekend. I actually haven’t successfully completed all the heists yet, because they can be rather tough. Also I’m bad at games, probably. So are most of the people I play with. At least we’re funny. Now it seems I’ll have to ramp up my illicit murder killings and money stealings because PAYDAY 2 is slated for release this summer on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam.
I can’t wait for a whole new set of extravagant crimes to commit. Especially if they involve zip tying more civilians.
|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-actin 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.more
|2:30 PM on 05.14.2013|
Payday 2 will also launch at retail this August
Overkill Software has announced plans for a more ambitious release of Payday 2. Now, the first-person heist game will be arriving on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at retail worldwide in addition to the previously-announced Steam...more
|2:00 PM on 05.23.2013|
Review: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
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|1:30 PM on 05.23.2013|
Jon Favreau's Destiny trailer is such a tease
Let's get straight to the news that's been a long time coming for Bungie's open-world shooter Destiny: we'll finally see what it looks like -- what it really looks like -- on June 10, 2013. Thank goodness for that! Specifica...more
|8:00 AM on 05.23.2013|
Dying Light is an open world, freerunning zombie game
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