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Payday 2 Jacket DLC

Payday 2 welcomes Jacket from Hotline Miami to the crew


This can only end well
Feb 26
You might not know this, but murderers love cross-brand synergy. That's why hot on the heels of some John Wick co-marketing, Payday 2 is getting a rash of neon-soaked DLC to celebrate the release of Hotline Miami 2. Remorsel... read
Payday

Payday 2 director leaves Overkill Software


'It's all on good terms'
Jul 14
Payday 2 game director David Goldfarb, formerly of DICE, has left Overkill Software to start a studio of his own, reports Polygon. It's here he'll be able to escape big-team, AAA development at long last. "It doesn't matter w... read
Starbreeze

Starbreeze's Storm pitched as 'Payday in space'


Well now we're talking
Jan 22
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... read
Riddick

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


Riddick: The Merc Files
Sep 18
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 ... read
Payday

Payday 2 has sold 1.58 million copies


80 percent of which happened through digital distribution
Sep 13
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... read
Starbreeze

There's a third Riddick game in development


Vin Diesel is just the best
Sep 10
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... read
Payday

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


Owners of original game now have beta access
Aug 08
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... read

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


Spread the brotherly love
Aug 08
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, ... read
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... read feature

PayDay 2 launching August 13 on Steam


August 16 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Aug 07
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! read
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... read feature

There's a little Hotline Miami in Payday 2


Plus here have a new trailer
Jul 31
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... read
Payday

Payday 2 Collector's Edition comes with a real mask


Here's what you need to know going in
Jul 09
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... read
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-perso... read feature

Live-action Payday series wants to rob you blind


The game, not the candy bar
May 24
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. read
Pierrot Le Fou

PAYDAY 2 trailer here for the bank’s money, yours too


Clowning around
Mar 13
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... read
Starbreeze

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


Two boys, one controller
Mar 08
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... read

Starbreeze reveals Brothers - a Tale of Two Sons


P13 revealed
Sep 27
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... read

EA: Syndicate failed, old IP still to be resurrected


Jun 14
Electronic Arts has admitted that the attempted Syndicate reboot didn't pay off as intended, but that hasn't stopped the publisher from wanting to bring back more old game names. After all, there's still so many things that i... read

Next Starbreeze project, Cold Mercury, to be free-to-play


Mar 26
Starbreeze, developer of such fine games as Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, The Darkness and the recently released Syndicate, has announced that their next title, Cold Mercury, will attempt to tackle ... read

Live show: Syndicate co-op on Mash Tactics


Feb 27
Lock and/or load for "Multiplayer Monday" today on Mash Tactics. King Foom is looking for recruits for a co-op campaign through Syndicate, and skilled hands (or absurd creations) to challenge in SoulCalibur V. As always, play... read
 
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Review: Syndicate

Feb 21 // Jim Sterling
Starbreeze Studios certainly turned heads when it unveiled its progress on a brand-new Syndicate game, although attached to many of those heads were scowling faces sporting sneers of disgust. Syndicate is yet another classic ... read feature

Syndicate launch trailer will probably give you a fit


Feb 15
Syndicate's launch is a mere five days away and I'm still no closer to deciding whether or not I want to actually pick it up, but I'm certainly interested. This trailer hasn't helped me make up my mind, but it was pretty coo... read

Syndicate cast includes Rosario Dawson and more


Feb 10
Electronic Arts and Starbreeze Studios have revealed some familiar names included in the voice cast of Syndicate. First up is Rosario Dawson, who is described as playing a "rising star" in the syndicate EuroCorp. "She's an in... read

Live show: Mash Tactics' Darkness II playthrough marathon


Feb 07
Today will be a very special 'New Release Showcase' with The Darkness II. King Foom has committed to completely finishing the game in one go. Darkness II's solo campaign has been clocked in at around six hours, but how long w... read
 
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Review: The Darkness II

Feb 07 // Conrad Zimmerman
The Darkness was a rather solid first-person shooter and a good example of a license being properly handled. Developed by Starbreeze Studios, it featured some bold gameplay choices that didn't always pan out but man... read feature

Syndicate's DART 6 allows you to grief your enemies


Feb 01
A new trailer for Syndicate went up today, detailing the "DART 6" abilities that players will have at their disposal. The video details a lot of the stuff that yesterday's demo simply didn't have, making me feel much more co... read

Syndicate will NOT be using an online pass


Feb 01
While even EA's single-player games have found excuses to slip in an online pass, the co-op fueled Syndicate is confirmed to NOT use one at all. According to EA, it's all about encouraging gamers to play it ... what an innova... read

New Syndicate co-op video shows us how it's done


Feb 01
As anyone interested in Starbreeze's Syndicate will know by now, a demo for the FPS was released on the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE yesterday. It allows players to try out a level called "Western Europe" with up t... read
Boy, that Syndicate sure is a first-person shooter! That is my initial thought after giving Syndicate's co-op demo a spin. When I say that, I don't mean to imply I'm one of those folk who hate a game just because it's bears t... read feature







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