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Starbreeze acquires Payday IP, confirms Payday 3

In a release published today celebrating Payday 2's 100th balance update, Overkill Software announced that it has fully acquired the rights to the Payday franchise from publisher 505 Games. Any future installments will be the exclusive...   read

 
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Payday 2 is getting paid Goat Simulator DLC

Remember last year, when Payday 2 developer Overkill introduced microtransactions to its game, despite promising it never would? Remember the long trail of blunders and screw-ups it made after that? Well it wants you to forget all tha...   read

 
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Payday 2

Overkill: 'For all the distress we've caused the past few weeks... we're sorry'

Last week Payday 2 developer Overkill had a sit down to discuss various things with their Steam community moderators, who had gone on strike following even further tweaks to the game’s controversial new microtransactions. Now Overkill...   read

 
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Overkill: Payday 2 microtransactions are 'not a success if people are angry'

Sit down and get comfortable, ladies and gentlemen, for the next gripping chapter of the ‘When Will Overkill Stop Being Shitty’ Chronicles begins now! You may remember a while ago that the Payday 2 Steam community moderators we...   read

 
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Overkill made the Payday 2 microtransactions worse: cash and XP boosts

Oh Overkill. Overkill, Overkill, Overkill. It may have been a few weeks since the fiasco surrounding you introducing microtransactions to Payday 2, despite making extensive promises you wouldn’t, but trust me when I say people are sti...   read

 
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Payday 2 dev insists that microtransactions are here to stay, community isn't having it

There's a shitstorm going on at the Payday subreddit today, and for good reason -- the devs have recently implemented microtransactions after they promised they wouldn't. This particular Category 5 is based on an AMA held by Overkill p...   read

 
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Payday 2's latest update addresses complaints about the microtransactions

Remember last week, when Overkill went back on its multiple promises that it would never add microtransactions to Payday 2? Remember the uproar that happened because of it, and rightly so? Well, it looks like Overkill has listene...   read

 
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A real steal

Payday 2 adding microtransactions after developer said it wouldn't

Payday 2 developer Overkill once said, "We've made it clear that Payday 2 will have no microtransactions whatsoever (shame on you if you thought otherwise!)," which was true until today's update.  The Black Market update has added...   read

 
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Payday 2's next heist takes on Vegas

Don’t blink, or you might just miss Overkill release some new content for Payday 2. Whoops, there goes another... and another... Sod it, let’s just look at this newest one: The Golden Grin Casino. With swanky as hell music, pro...   read

 
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Payday 2 Jacket DLC

Payday 2 welcomes Jacket from Hotline Miami to the crew

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. Remorseless spree kille...   read

 
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Payday doesn't have much to be thankful for in its Christmas carol

Crime doesn't have a slow season. You strike when opportunity presents itself. If that means getting your ass out of bed on Christmas morning and proverbially crossing the Delaware River, you do it. But, all that doesn't mean there isn't r...   read

 
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Keanu Reeves is playable in Payday 2

Later today you'll find a surprise waiting in Payday 2 -- Keanu Reeves. To promote Reeves' newest film, John Wick, Lionsgate has partnered up with Starbreeze to release a John Wick character as free DLC on Steam. He'll come with a new ...   read

 
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Hotline Miami's masks are a great fit for Payday 2

Overkill Software has teamed up with Dennaton Games for Hotline Miami-themed DLC for Payday 2, which releases tomorrow on Steam for $6.99. Here's more info in the mean time. Besides the screenshot above, there's a mini website for the colla...   read

 
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Killer collaboration: Payday 2 is getting Hotline Miami DLC

Overkill Software and Dennaton Games are teaming up for Payday 2 DLC based on Hotline Miami. It's unclear what all is included here beyond a heist -- they can get away with offering the slimmest of details and we'll still be interested -- b...   read

 
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Payday 2 director leaves Overkill Software

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 who I work with:...   read

 
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Gage Shotgun Pack

Payday 2 DLC adds more shotguns and monkey masks

Payday 2 has its seventh bit of DLC, the Gage Shotgun Pack. In it you'll find four masks, patterns, materials, melee weapons, and shotguns. Twelve achievements, too.  Call me old school, but I don't feel compelled to drop five buc...   read

 
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Impressions: Payday 2 DLC

Payday 2's Big Bank is a throwback to the first game

Payday 2's heists are much shorter than the first game's or broken up into multi-day sections that allow for some reprieve. I've played levels in the first Payday with equally unskilled, low-level friends for close to an hour, holding out a...   read

 
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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 there was menti...   read

 
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Payday 2's Big Bank DLC features the game's largest heist yet

Payday 2's Big Bank downloadable content will hit Steam players on June 17 for $6.99. This is the game's largest heist to date. Players will be taking down the Benevolent Bank, dealing with better guards, rewards, and a brand new contact: T...   read

 
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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 world of other ente...   read

 
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Payday 2 free for PS+ tomorrow, TxK on sale for Vita

PS3 owners should plan for a Payday 2 play date tomorrow. It's the next free game in this month's offering for PS Plus users. It's a great co-op game and it being free for PS+ users should hopefully make it easier to rope your pals into a ...   read

 
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PS3 players of Payday 2 get free Sweet Tooth mask DLC

Another creepy clown visage is now available in the PlayStation 3 version of Payday 2, and one fans of Sony should be well familiar with. Sweet Tooth, the lovably psychotic burning clown thing from the Twisted Metal series, gets a...   read

 
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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 patterns, four ...   read

 
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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. Interesting. I always...   read

 
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Review: PAYDAY 2

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 ...   read

 
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Expect five DLC packs for Payday 2 this year

Clarifying what exactly "a year of DLC" for Payday 2 looks like, game director David Goldfarb told Joystiq that there are five DLC packs planned "for the coming year." As expected, the content itself will be a mix of premium and free conten...   read

 
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PAYDAY 2 - Now Bloody Playing

Hello! Your old pal Jim Sterling is back again, and this time he's an immoral criminal mummy! Yep, we're playing us some PAYDAY 2, and I'll be taking you on a little trip to the bank for some mad cash, yo.  We will, of course, have a ...   read

 
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Overkill is looking at a 'year of DLC' for Payday 2

Overkill Software is in a good spot with Payday 2. The just-released co-op heist shooter is already profitable -- it was even before launch, if you can believe that -- and game director tells OXM "There's like a year of DLC planned." Which ...   read

 
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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 strategy to invest in...   read

 
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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 s...   read

 
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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 pretty excited...   read

 
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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 soundtrack CD,...   read

 
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Destructoid's Best of E3 2013 community choice winner!

Our editors have each had their say. Destructoid proper has announced its picks. Now it's YOUR turn! Last week we asked you to vote for your favorite game of E3 2013. After several thousand ballots cast and nary a hanging chad, we're ready ...   read

 
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Payday 2 preview

Payday 2 blew away my expectations, stole my heart

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 fatig...   read

 
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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, showing off some...   read

 
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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. Obviou...   read

 
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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, PlayStation N...   read

 
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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 PAYDAY 2 is chann...   read

 

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