As always, the Steam Summer Sale is running 8-hour long flash sales, one of which is voted for by the community. Here are your current highlights until 18:00 tonight, including PAYDAY, Deadlight and Prototype. Not the best clutch we've seen from this year, to be honest, but we've got the links below.
Some of these deals may be reprised towards the end of the sale.
Impulse are back with another great price for Payday: The Heist, and it's well worth checking out. You'll need teamwork as well as big guns to pull off Payday's bank jobs, and for £6.45, you won't need much money (it's even cheaper than the recent Steam sale). Note that you'll actually get a Steam code, too!
Overkill Software are currently working on a sequel, as well as some sort of official mashup with Left 4 Dead. Watch this space.
Overkill Software has announced that they're working with Valve to blend Payday: The Heist and Left 4 Dead together.
Really. More details below.Click here to read more...
Overkill Software has confirmed that a sequel to PC and PSN shooter Payday: The Heist is in the works. This follows the news that Syndicate and Chronicles Of Riddick developer Starbreeze plans to buy out the studio, while promising to "grow the first Payday" and nuture a second game.Click here to read more...
I've been sitting on this deal since Thursday Morning, because my spies told me that Payday would be featured as Steam's weekend deal. However, Impulse's price is even cheaper - and well worth checking out. You'll need teamwork as well as big guns to pull off Payday's bank jobs, and for £6.27, you won't need much money.
Another day, another set of gaming offers that expire at 10PM this evening. The best deal is probably the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. bundle, which gives you a whole load of challenging exploration, development and scavenging for just under six quid. PAYDAY: The Heist is also down to a nice little price, or available as a four-pack for even bigger savings. Superlative tower defence title Defense Grid: The Awakening is a steal at £1.74, and the silly yet half-decent Grotesque Tactics bundle is only £5.49. We recently gave Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts the benefit of the doubt in our full review for actually managing to be funny.
Oh, and there's some sort of Batman game on offer too.
It's another busy week in PSNland. Today's major headline is that delayed shooter Payday: The Heist has finally released on the PSN store, along with Hydrophobia: Prophecy that improves on the medicore original with numerous new features.
DC Universe Online has also officially adopted the free-to-play model. You can read the full details in our earlier bulletin, but suffice to say that you can access most of the content without subscribing - or pay monthly for more perks. Interestingly, there's a tier between free play and full subsription that unlocks a few benefits after spending roughly $5 in-game.
As far as deals are concerned, the Halloween sale is still going strong and offering a bevy of discounts... though you'll need to log into the store to see most of them. PS Plus users can also access Hydrophobia Prophecy for free along with major savings on Hard Corps: Uprising and other titles.
Click below for the full details or head over to the EU Playstation Blog.Clicky.
While our American PS3 counterparts have had the illicit pleasures of Payday: The Heist for a week or so now, us European lot have been forced to sit around, waiting not for the game, but a mere release date. The cheek of it! Well, you can quit sitting around, as Sony have finally announced the date. And it's not far off. November 2nd on the Playstation Network, in fact. This Wednesday, I believe.
Payday: The Heist comes from upstart studio Overkill Software, and puts you in the boots of a gun-toting bank robber tasked with infiltrating a number of vaults and the like to retrieve their precious cargo. Word so far is very good, and the game has all the hallmarks of a tight, smart shooter with a novel twist. [Playstation Blog]
Hot on the heels of Microsoft's 'Buy 4, Get 5' initiative with Xbox LIVE's Summer of Arcade, Sony announced that they'll be launching a rival promotion, under the moniker 'Playstation Network Play'.
Starting on August 24th, the new programme will work much like Microsoft's, seeing the release of a game every Wednesday for four weeks, and gifting players a fifth if they purchase all four before September 20th.Click here to see which titles are in the mix...
Sony might be several steps behind Microsoft when it comes to the stability of their online network service, but at least they're willing to take risks and attempt to bridge the gap between console and PC gaming. Case in point; Payday: The Heist, a just-announced first-person co-operative shooter from Swedish outfit, Overkill Studios, which allows PC and PlayStation Network regulars to hook up and commit all manner of dastardly crimes.Click here for more