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They say the best things in life are free, and free things don’t get much better than co-op heist-em-up Payday 2. Overkill has announced that Payday 2 will be totally free to play from now until April 12th. That’s more than a week of solid play time, giving would-be bank robbers a chance to don the masks of Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains for some co-op shenanigans.
There’s a lot of moving and shaking in the world of Payday today, with Swedish publisher Starbreeze Studios announcing it has acquired the full rights to the Payday franchise from 505 Games. Its first course of action? Ditching microtransactions in Payday 2 of course. Its second? Announcing Payday 3.
Christmas has begun in earnest for Payday 2, as developer Overkill reveals a host of festive treats for the game in the spirit of the holiday season. The update brings a new campaign that has you rescuing Vlad’s pesky brother-in-law from a plane crash in Colombia, with some bricks of white powder that need to be fetched urgently, presumably to build Vlad’s brother an igloo so he doesn't get cold.
Steam is letting everyone get a few days to try out ten different games this weekend. Until Sunday afternoon the games including racing sequel Grid 2, co-op heist game Payday 2, and survival horror title Killing Floor are all on the list.
If you like hurting people and you like stealing things then we have some pleasant news for you, you sadistic lot, because Overkill and Dennaton Games have announced some collaborative DLC for Payday 2. What does this mean for you dear gamer? Well, it means Hotline Miami content coming to co-operative online shooter Payday 2 later this month. I knew that chicken mask in the cupboard would come in useful one day.
Starbreeze has announced it will be publishing a new The Walking Dead title from Payday creators Overkill Software, who the Swedish publisher acquired back in 2012. Promising to stay true to the original and gruesome story telling of The Walking Dead series, it claims to be an intense survival horror co-op game. 
Overkill Software has announced that its Gage Weapon Pack is due out today on PC.
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If you want to get in on the Payday 2 action early, you'll have to ask yourself a question - are you a Career Criminal?
There's something about stealing things in games that's attractive; whether it's the lack of bloodshed, the thrill of the sneaking, or just the idea of getting rich.