E3 2013 Preview-Payday 2

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Payday 2 is the follow up to the original which appeared on Steam and PS3, this title is going to be on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on August 13th 2013.

We got a chance to get a bit handsy with some guns and loot at E3 and I am happy to say this game plays extremely well. 4 player co-op and a Heat like mentality is the perfect recipe for some long gaming sessions.

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Pictured above are some of the new menus you can use you share of previous heists to upgrade your character and weapon load outs (look at that handsome neck roll, I rarely get to see it unless I dual wield mirrors). 30 different locations are available so that should help keep things interesting for quite some time.

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The mission I got to playthrough jumped right off with a bang as we kicked the doors open on our van and had to run out into the light to have a welcoming committee formed by the SWAT team. That goal was simple, grab a dufflebag of cocaine and shoot your way to the get away car. Seems simple right? Well, the key here is cooperation and teamwork. Lugging a heavy bag tends to slow you down, having teammates that stray off and not cover you makes you a pretty damn easy target. If you have a bit of Left4Dead experience you should be able to pick up quickly how to best accomplished your shared goals and walk away with a big score. Just don’t start arguing that you don’t want to be Mr. Pink, he’s that one that got away remember?

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About Charles Lynch, Reviews Editor

Charles co-hosts The Gentlemen Radio (podcast on this site) with J. Patrick Ohlde, Jeffrey Stephenson and one other gentlemen. He is a beard and beer enthusiast, enjoys short walks in the mountains and video games. He has a degree in Business Management from the University of Arizona that he is doing absolutely nothing with. He is an actor, voice actor, sometimes animator, rarely a homebrewer and hosts a show on YouTube about beer culture (youtube.com/spentgrains).

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