Payday 2 Has Microtransactions

People want me to say that Payday 2 added microtransactions to its game, even though they said that would never happen. This is bollocks, obviously.

I was going to make this part of the next Bullshit Roundup, but the emails and comments and messages haven’t stopped, so here you go.

Payday 2 has microtransactions.

matt
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matt

Looks like Jim might have to push that Kickstarter Jimquistion back a week as it looks like a developer did a stupid.

paul136
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paul136

If the intended Jimquisition topic had to stop every time a developer did something stupid, he’d never have a chance to talk about anything else 🙂

Duncan Parker Newton-Gaines
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Duncan Parker Newton-Gaines

For several months it has been happening like that though, hence the backlog he complained about having in the latest Jimquisition.

Gareth
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Gareth

The second Sterlist video was basically a bonus Jimquistion.

Kintari
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Kintari

Bonus Jimquisition, please please please!

paul136
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paul136

I put 250 hours (this makes me feel sad) into this game on PC before I stopped playing it entirely about 6 months ago. Thanks to this news, they’re never going to win me back now, and they can forget Payday 3 for me at least. I can almost forgive paid cosmetic changes since I just never buy them, this is a step beyond.

Jonny
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Jonny

Is this memes?

Viggo
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Viggo

“Stop Emailing Me”
Priceless.

Gondab
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Gondab

Not only microtransactions for skins CS:GO style, but the skins give you bonuses.

TwistedKris
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TwistedKris

That is to make up for the fact they nerfed several weapons to hell in the same update, so that you now require the bonuses to even come close to performing as it did before. They did buff a few, but when a pistol does 3x the damage of a shotgun, you know something is wrong.

Skullcrusher416
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Skullcrusher416

As a player who has played this for more than 800 hours, i was disgusted at first, but i have calmed down, relaxed and thought about it. While I still love this game and have pretty much all the DLC, I think this was something they could have left out or if they were gonna do this system, do it without having us pay more. I dont know im on neutral grounds on this one.

TheGZeus
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TheGZeus

YES. INFORMATION I DIDN’T NEED BUT LIKE TO HAVE.
Seriously. Goodness, I’ve had too much coffee.

VeryImportantQuestion
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VeryImportantQuestion

I love the people in the comments who are still trying to talk seriously about Payday 2 despite everything. Clearly the people asking for Jim’s comment never truly needed it; they just wanted to be near Jim when they talked amongst themselves about it. He could just have put the title.

09philj
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09philj

On a more cheerful note, I got an asset flip taken down from Armor Games today.

dennett316
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dennett316

Armor Games? Those guys who did religious-themed games on Newgrounds? What have they been doing?

09philj
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09philj

The WHAT themed games? I think you have them confused with some other site. Or there’s a side to them I’ve not seen.

Error 52
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Error 52

You’re thinking of Godlimations, probably.

They may of been on Armor Games, but it’s basically just a flash game website.

Brodie Jones
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Brodie Jones

This is the kind of hard-hitting journalism I come to this site for.

Sapphire Crook
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Sapphire Crook

You answered our calls once, Jim.
Now, the strings are attached.
Dance, my puppet.
WE OWN YOU NOW.

This it totally how Email works.

artisticMink
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artisticMink

Stopped playing a few months ago as more and more DLC flooded the valley.

Ii don’t despite the DLC, as Payday 2 was always a fun basegame. But things like splitting the heist and the character belonging to the heist in two seperate 10$ packages or just coming up with stuff that doesn’t really fit the setting (in my personal opinion) put me off quite a bit.

Tom Miles
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Tom Miles

Jim, you are one of my favourite people in the universe next to Big Boss and my Wife. Every one of your tweets brings a smile to my face and the sass overload between the Payday 2 tweets, the Facebook status and now this article has me thanking God for you all over again. #JimSaw #FucKonami

18650
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18650

Never change Jim.

NR_8_GK
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NR_8_GK

Guess they didn’t realize only Valve can get away with this stuff

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Somehow I just know Konami is behind this…

oraoraikuze
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oraoraikuze
Guildenstern Von Kalte II
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Guildenstern Von Kalte II

Ahahaha! Love you Jim!

Kyle Yager
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Kyle Yager

They’ll realize they fucked up soon enough. Until then I’m gonna check out the weapon balancing mentioned in the same update.

goodbyejojo
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goodbyejojo

how many good guys are left? How many stay that way?

oraoraikuze
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oraoraikuze

There are no “good guys” in the video game industry, everybody has done something rotten in their history, there is no black and white, only shades of gray.

Henry Armitage
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Henry Armitage

and their shade of gray is somewhere in the same spectrum as a black hole….

MaximumTroll
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MaximumTroll

Not always. CD Projekt RED is still a great company, Tripwire has always been a great company (and unlike Overkill, didn’t break our trust due to their rising fame), Colossal Order fails to disappoint, and I can think of many other great examples.

There may be grey, but that’s only because the spectrum’s too damn huge.

Marcus Dranz
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Marcus Dranz

I wouldn’t forget Lab Zero, Klei Entertainment, or Supergiant Games.

whiskytangofoxtrot
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whiskytangofoxtrot
There are no “good guys.” You should never put yourself in a position where you have to trust a developer/publisher to not screw you over after you’ve purchased their game. For single-player games that means always buying from a DRM-free source (and passing on the game entirely if no such source is available.) For multiplayer that means making sure that the game allows player-run servers in addition to being DRM-free. Unfortunately, very few games do that these days, even though it was common back when multiplayer gaming was first catching on in the days of Quake. It’s something we should… Read more »
bimmyz
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bimmyz
Andrew Davis
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“Are you not entertained ?!” shouted Jim to the bloodthirsty crowd.
Jim took a deep breath as he listened to the crowd’s response, reveling in the blood and mayhem around him.
“ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED ?!”
The crowd cheered.

peter
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peter

Perfect response to a perfect article.

Christopher Howell
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Christopher Howell

Oh gods I creamed my pants. This article is so amazing, so well written, so perfectly worded that I orgasmed multiple times per word while reading it.

Thank god for Jim “Fucking” Stirling

Fish
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Fish
Edward Turvey
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Edward Turvey

Everybody happy now? No, I thought not.

Corey
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Corey

I just find it fun that they pissed off the PC crowd (the crowd who give them the most money) about a year or so after they pissed off the console crowd.

Mana
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The PCMR considers this pay-to-win, will no longer support the game, and has already removed it from its curator.

This game is pretty much done, if you ask me.

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