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Payday 2 backpedals on microtransactions that pissed off players

Payday 2 has backtracked from the microtransactions it introduced for its annual "Crimefest" event, which convulsed the game's community in a wave of anger late last week. "Drills," which are keys...

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Payday 2 players in uproar after developer adds microtransactions to 'Crimefest' event

Payday 2 is currently in the midst of its annual Crimefest event, and the way it's choosing to celebrate this year has displeased a wide swath of its players. Starbreeze Studios and Overkill...

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Humble Bundle sale offers big discounts, reminds us that summer is over

The Humble store is giving its recent summer sale an encore, with a huge selection of games discounted from now through the end of the weekend. New deals will also be added Saturday and Sunday,...

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Minimap April 30: P.T., Yooka-Laylee, Walking Dead, Dead Island, Watch Dogs, SteamVR, UE 4

Welcome to Polygon Minimap, a daily audio tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture. Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Download this...

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PayDay 2 is getting new Hotline Miami 2 content packs

PayDay 2 developer Overkill Software is offering players who purchase Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number — prior to its March 10 launch — new Hotline Miami-themed content. If you bought the standard...

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Hotline Miami 2 comes to PC and PlayStation on March 10

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is coming to PC and PlayStation platforms on March 10, developer Dennaton Games and publisher Devolver Digital confirmed today. The ultra-violent top-down shooter is...

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Former Battlefield developers launch new game studio, The Outsiders

Former Battlefield developers David Goldfarb and Benjamin Cousins today announced a new game studio, The Outsiders, which is working on a PC role-playing game. Goldfarb and Cousins both worked in...

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PayDay 2 will reward players who help fuel the Hype Train this March

PayDay 2 is getting its 17th piece of downloadable content this March, alongside a new goal-based community event called "The Hype Train," developer Overkill announced. The latest DLC, called The...

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Steam's Holiday Encore Sale gives you a second chance at some of the biggest games of 2014

The Steam Holiday Encore Sale is now on, giving you a second chance at 40 of the most popular Holiday Sale deals up until Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. PT. Sales include new and classic games at up to 85...

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The green and ghostly hens of Counter-Strike

Valve has made some spooky Halloween changes to its combat shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The game famously features clucking chickens, mooching around and waiting to be shot, doing no...