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PAYDAY / L4D Crossover Announced

PAYDAY / L4D Crossover Announced

PAYDAY: The Heist and the Left 4 Dead series have a lot in common. Both are 4-player co-operative multiplayer games where players fight their way through endless hordes of enemies (police and security guards in the former, zombies in the latter) to complete objectives in linear scenarios. Both have a variety of ‘special’ enemies which require particular tactics to defeat. They have similar guns and tools and mechanics of all kinds. They were developed by companies which were each acquired by another, though that is hardly uncommon in today’s game industry. Now they are soon going to have even more in common, as PAYDAY’s new parents OVERKILL Software (what is it with all-capital names?) have announced an “in depth collaboration” with Valve Software, blending the two games in some inscrutable way.

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Valve Shut Up and Take Our Money

Valve Shut Up and Take Our Money

I once entertained the idea that in the grand scheme of geekery, my abstinence from comic books and action figures meant that I still retained some shred of credibility. It inevitably turned out the world merely hadn’t manufactured colourful pieces of paper and plastic on subjects I’d fork over money for. See, games companies have only just realised that we all have more money than sense.

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