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PAYDAY: The Heist Official Launch Date Unmasked: October 18th

Chris Sturr's Avatar + Posted by Chris Sturr on Oct 13, 2011 // Executive Director of Business Development, Sony Online Entertainment

We’re at it again, PAYDAY crew! The criminal masterminds behind the highly anticipated PSN co-op shooter PAYDAY: The Heist, are coming for your PS3s next Tuesday, October 18th!

SOE and the OVERKILL team have worked diligently to develop and create a game with the highest quality of content – which will give players continued replayabilty and hours of complex, death-defying heists in a never-ending pursuit of the next big score. We can’t wait for the launch of this highly anticipated game and are even more excited for players and fans to finally enjoy PAYDAY The Heist together online. Once again, SOE would like to thank the loyal community for your patience and assure you that this will be worth the wait!

In the meantime, feel free to check out the all-new Slaughterhouse trailer above that highlights one of the most difficult heists featured in the game. Check out the PAYDAY: The Heist website for more info.

Thanks again for your continued support! Gear up to seize the game on October 18th.

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+ GOJCcc on October 13th, 2011 at 6:15 am said:

What about Europe ?

Will it come on regular psn update(19.october) ?


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    + Chris Sturr on October 13th, 2011 at 12:05 pm said:

    We have still yet to finalize that OFFICIAL release date for Europe. It will not be too much longer after 10/18, however it will not be released in EU on 10/19. The EU product, due to the amount of localized text for French, German, Italian and Spanish is requiring just a bit longer. Thank you for your patience and continued support.


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+ dilbig5 on October 13th, 2011 at 6:15 am said:

If we pre-ordered this, do we automatically have it in our download history? Do we receive a message via PSN or an e-mail with a code? Or do we just go download it like a regular game?


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    + Chris Sturr on October 13th, 2011 at 12:10 pm said:

    Hi, all pre-order customers will receive a XMB message that will display a FREE product for download. Simply go through the XMB and download your copy of PAYDAY that you pre-ordered and paid for. If you enter the store directly without going through the XMB then you will see a FREE SKU of PAYDAY. Again, simply download your copy of PAYDAY that you pre-ordered and paid for and start enjoying the ACTION!!! Thank you for your support and continued patience. We hope you will very much enjoy this dynamic, action-packed gaming experience.


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+ frncsc on October 13th, 2011 at 6:55 am said:

I am very excited to play this game next week! The wait is almost over and i look forward to see how the game turned out!


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    + Chris Sturr on October 13th, 2011 at 12:13 pm said:

    Awesome, great to hear!! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on this game with the developer OVERKILL and helping to bring it to market for our anxious customers. We are confident that you find the action and gameplay a truly unique experience that can be enjoyed many times over with your friends as you try to complete six incredible heists. Enjoy the game and thanks again for your loyal support and continued patience.


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+ BigStack007 on October 13th, 2011 at 7:07 am said:

Looking forward to this one.


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    + Chris Sturr on October 13th, 2011 at 12:16 pm said:

    The wait is almost over!!! Again, our apologies for the last minute delay, however we wanted to ensure to our customers that we deliver a truly outstanding experience that is free of technical bugs and issues. We are looking forward to the reactions and thoughts of the loyal PAYDAY fans after that experience the game for the first time. This one will be well worth the wait! Thank you again for the support and patience. Enjoy. ;-)


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+ trashtalka3000 on October 13th, 2011 at 7:19 am said:

I’ll believe you when it’s on the store. I would rather get a refund and give the $20 to a homeless man than you pricks. It was supposed to be confirmed to come out October 4th too. Look what happened. After this I will never buy a product from this company. They are horrible as will the game. So up yours overkill by releasing crappy games, and delaying at last minute. What a joke this company is.


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    + Chris Sturr on October 13th, 2011 at 12:35 pm said:

    Well, I am sorry for your frustration due to our last minute delay. It was very unfortunate, however we are committed to delivering games with outstanding quality that are free of technical issues and bugs. This decision was necessary due to a last minute issue that was corrected and fixed. The developer (OVERKILL) has worked tirelessly for the past 4 months to delivery a totally unique PS3 game filled with action-packed heists and exciting, cooperative, online gameplay that is sure to test even the best FPS player around. We hope that you reserve your future judgment once you’ve checked out PAYDAY and experienced it for the first time. I’ll challenge any FPS fan to NOT find this game FUN and ENTERTAINING.


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+ JoeTheBeast16 on October 13th, 2011 at 7:19 am said:

well i’ll be pretty consumed with Batman, but at least you managed to get it launched before battlefield, because now i’ll at least use it for the multiplayer aspect with my girlfriend until battlefield comes out.


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    + Chris Sturr on October 13th, 2011 at 1:19 pm said:

    Looking forward to that one as well, but you won’t go wrong with PAYDAY. It’s a great addition to any action/FPS fans’ library, and for $19.99 it’s a steal (ha! no pun intended) for the amount of heists, action and replayability that you’ll get. Thank you for your continued support and enjoy the co-op action with your friends. Curious to hear who’s the better FPS player, you or your girlfriend? ;-)


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+ Whitefire78 on October 13th, 2011 at 7:24 am said:

@5 I assume you won’t be buying Twisted Metal, and your whole comment was so unprofessional that I hope they remove it as spam.


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+ trashtalka3000 on October 13th, 2011 at 7:27 am said:

@7 LOL go away kid. Get a job.


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+ rjejr on October 13th, 2011 at 7:30 am said:

Next Tuesday, the 18th, really? Another co-op game on the PSN the same day as Dungeon Defenders and Okabu, and R&C:A4O in stores. And the same day Batman comes out? Whoever’s in charge of game release dates at Sony somebody should buy them a calendar.

Not to say too many games for us is bad, but I wouldn’t want to be a developer among that crowd, the last few weeks have seemed pretty light.


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+ mpb93 on October 13th, 2011 at 7:34 am said:

Thank you so much


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    + Chris Sturr on October 14th, 2011 at 5:27 am said:

    You are quite welcome. Enjoy the game and thank you for your support. We’re confident that PAYDAY will be a great addition to your video game library and a game that you’ll find yourself enjoying for a longtime. gl hf


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+ M-Easy on October 13th, 2011 at 7:40 am said:

Hmm same day as R&C: All 4 One and Batman. Then the next week BF3, then the next week UC3, NOTHING GOOD comes on Nov. 8 so that’s good lol, then AC: Revelations the week after. Ugh when am I supposed to play these games?


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    + Chris Sturr on October 14th, 2011 at 5:30 am said:

    I think you’ll find PAYDAY will stand up nicely in that crowd and probably earn your respect after a few game play sessions. Hopefully you’ll find time to try out all six heists and perfect your FPS skills and tactical heists skills for OVERKILL mode. A true test for anyone. Enjoy all the great games coming out and thank you for your support and continued patience for the debut of PAYDAY on the PSN!


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+ BOSTONJOHN32 on October 13th, 2011 at 7:40 am said:

fumbled the ball once again, lol..
but hey whats new. batman will consume me til b3 and then its open season 4 the rest of the games flooding in.
i agree w comment @5.

well anyways this looks fun via multiplayer. and as far as delays etc, well sony please dont delay this hack which has been “downgraded” , yes people say “hey thanks 4 telling us, blah blah” but fact is that the cat was out of the bag already so it makes sense 2 “beat the leak to the punch”

hows this, please keep our network secure 4 multiplayer because w/ the release of b3/mw3 and many others releasing soon, it would be a tragedy, to say the least, if we encounter another lockdown.

and this game being a replay value 4 multiplayer gaming, this would also fall into the list of games.

4 me i will buy this in mid dec. if there are some high grades 4 this game then i may consider downloading sooner, but atm i will keep this game on the backburner, just as the pre-order funds are.

hope who ever pre-ordered this gets a great gaming exp 4 the troubles, if not its yet another bait and catch which is is very souring to our gaming palates as well as intelligence.


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    + Chris Sturr on October 14th, 2011 at 5:38 am said:

    Thank you for your comment. The game shines when played with your friends in 4 player coop multi-player mode. The unfortunate, last-minute delay was necessary due to a technical issue that popped up at the 11th hour. It is our goal and commitment to provide high-quality games that are free of technical issues and bugs. That commitment to you will be once again put forth with PAYDAY when we launch in NA or Tuesday, 10/18. We hope you check out the game and awesome gameplay. We’ve got a FREE demo of the World Bank heist going out with the launch of the complete game. Check it out this Tuesday! Thank you for your continued support and patience.


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+ loadstone007 on October 13th, 2011 at 7:42 am said:

It would be nice if you’d specify again if it supports local co-op or not.


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+ millersburgfan52 on October 13th, 2011 at 8:12 am said:

lol @ the person who said about twisted metal overkill dosent have anything to do with twisted metal fail


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+ millersburgfan52 on October 13th, 2011 at 8:16 am said:

i also gotta agree why release it on batman im buying that i mean ill still play payday but not so much now they had their chance on oct 4 when no game was coming out and now they pushed it to the 18 not so good


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    + Chris Sturr on October 14th, 2011 at 5:42 am said:

    Hi, thank you for your support. We are confident that you’ll find PAYDAY to be an instant great and something you’ll definitely be glad you have as part of your library. Especially at $19.99!! How can you beat that? Running and gunning through six high-intensity heists with your friends will be like something you’ve never experienced before. We only hope that you find time to fit Batman in between your attempts at heisting some of the best scores in town. ;-) Anyway, thank you for your support and continued patience. Enjoy the game!!


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+ guitarded77 on October 13th, 2011 at 8:17 am said:

Glad it’s the 18th… have Batman AC coming that day too. Payday will be a nice break from long stretches of AC. Doesn’t GT5 DLC come out that day too? Gonna get busy.

I wish publishers/developers would release some of this stuff during the boring summer months instead of releasing everything in Oct/Nov during midterms.


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+ JonJonXD on October 13th, 2011 at 8:18 am said:

Can’t wait for this to finally hit, I’ve been so curious about it.

Also, it’s interesting to see how people have never seen a game get delayed before.


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    + Chris Sturr on October 13th, 2011 at 1:33 pm said:

    Hi, thanks for your support. PAYDAY will surely not disappoint. The delay was unfortunate, but necessary, and we’re all good now. Now that’s out of the way we can focus on your feedback and enjoyment of the game. Plus, we’re hard at work on a DLC pack for the many PAYDAY fans. We’ll be adding two new heists and some other special treats. Thank you again for your continued patience and support. We are confident that you’ll find PAYDAY well worth the wait and money. Enjoy the game!


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+ DevanGelic on October 13th, 2011 at 8:21 am said:

I took part in the buy the 4 pre-release titles, solely to get Pay Day for free. Those 4 titles could have been anything really, since I personally decided to “try something new” without knowing really what I was getting as an end product. And have been pleasantly surprised by their continued playability. I find myself going back over and over just to try something different in the games. Great job on those 4 games! (continued…)


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+ DevanGelic on October 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

In the long run though; I’m actually glad OVERKILL, the developers of this game, took the responsibility upon themselves to delay release until, the company itself felt assured of its actual in-game, play ability. Though, for the life of me, after reading about the delays over and over again, I was left with the underlying idea that the delays may have been because there just wasn’t enough of a “community” to sustain the game’s potential because there wasn’t enough in sales to populate its co-op presence. Hence a delay to allow consumers time to “pre-order” and add a core “community” to give the game it’s much hyped edge in heists at launch, instead of over time as it builds its core with trickled consumers. I’m not saying that’s how it went, but that’s what I got from what was being said. And if that’s the case; well, that’s the case. I’m not going to bemoan about it, since again, in the long run, it adds to the game’s playability as well as its re-playability. (cont…)


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    + Chris Sturr on October 13th, 2011 at 1:38 pm said:

    Thank you for your comment. The delay was necessary due to last minute technical issues that needed to be fixed and resolved. The community support has been tremendous and our delay was in no way centered around the need to build a bigger sense of community. The delay, again, was due to a last minute issue that needed to be fixed. It was very unfortunate, but our commitment to quality and game experiences free of technical issues and bugs are top priorities. We are confident you will find PAYDAY truly fun, entertaining and packed full of action that you and your friends can enjoy. Thank you again for your continued support and patience.


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+ millersburgfan52 on October 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

^ to the person above me jon jon we have seen games delayed but less then 24 hours really for example gears of war 3 got delayed it wasnt last second that delay made the game decent that would be like bf3 delaying less then 24 hours cause a few problems came up at last minute lol


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+ DevanGelic on October 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

On the other hand, I well bemoan about my take on Sony’s marketing perspective; However, well intentioned this promotion was in the beginning, I think Sony as a whole needs to take stock of their level of commitment to its consumers and community. If they are going to offer something, a game in this circumstance, then that needs to be guaranteed ahead of time as SOP (Standard Operating Procedure). Well before the offer is even made to the public, such as this promotion was, which was then followed up with the option of pre-ordering an unfinished/unpolished game, was. They, Sony, should have made sure to choose a title that has been completed and ready to have launched with said title; day-one. Not a title that was still in the making, or being polished before its release. Anything else is, trying to count their chickens before they hatch. (cont…)


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+ DevanGelic on October 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

I’m frustrated, to say the least about this experience, but mainly because, a few days before it was originally going to be released, I received a PSN message saying something along the lines of “Stay tuned, you’ll receive a voucher for Pay Day soon.” It got my hopes up, not to mention my endorphins preset and ready to engage in fictional mayhem lol. Only then to find out, on this site, that its been delayed– after wondering why a week later no code had arrived. I came here for answers, to find out its days-old news of the delay and no time expectations of when its to be released. That is, until now :)

But at least, since Sony did take the time to send me a message in the beginning about the voucher, I’d have thought, at least my perception of common sense tells me, they’d have the decency to do the same in message about the delay. You know– keep a paying/paid customer, that has already invested in a product(s) informed of their purchase. The original message was a great step at that, but the follow up just wasn’t there. And that’s just not good business imho.

Anyways, that’s my Canadian two-cents.


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+ DrPhiill on October 13th, 2011 at 8:33 am said:

Can’t wait for this game! Just need to make my friends buy it so we can rule the world with our guns and money!!!!
And i can see this game bringing some really nice DLC, i mean there are alot of amazing Hiests out there to be redesigned and put into this game!!!


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    + Chris Sturr on October 14th, 2011 at 5:47 am said:

    Great to hear. You and your friends will enjoy hours and hours of fun and FPS intensity as you try to take on six of the toughest heists in town. But, each time will be different as the Authorities respond to your revised tactics. Go in running and gunning and they are going to bring the house. Corner up at key points and they will tactically smoke you out. It is every-changing and ever-challenging. And, then once you’ve mastered Normal and Hard modes try your hand at OVERKILL. A true test for any FPS gamer. Enjoy the game and thank you for your support and continued patience!


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+ brianace on October 13th, 2011 at 8:56 am said:

Man, I’ve been cheerleading the hell out of this game since I got a chance to try it at E3. Now it comes out the same day as Arkham City. Bummer. You’ve got my money, but forgive me for ignoring it for a week or two. Because, hey, Batman.


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    + Chris Sturr on October 14th, 2011 at 5:51 am said:

    No worries. ;-) Thank you for your support and continued patience. We are glad you got an opportunity to check it out at this year’s E3. We’ve added so much since then and really polished up the fine details for the final product. We are confident this game will be a truly outstanding experience for you and your friends. And hopefully, you’ll find time to play a little Batman in between your PAYDAY sessions! Again, thank you for your support and enjoy the game.


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+ TJF588 on October 13th, 2011 at 9:06 am said:

Just so long as those who purchased the four PLAY titles get sent their message before it comes out.


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+ jpbslayer on October 13th, 2011 at 9:11 am said:

FYI —–THIS BLOG WILL BE REUPDATED—-BEEN PUSHED BACK ALREADY AGAIN –PER SUSHI PIRATE MOD


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+ millersburgfan52 on October 13th, 2011 at 9:22 am said:

proof or it didnt happen jp


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+ thebgj on October 13th, 2011 at 9:32 am said:

Since no one asked how much it will cost im guessing you all already know…..so can someone tell me.


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+ millersburgfan52 on October 13th, 2011 at 9:34 am said:

20 dollars


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+ jpbslayer on October 13th, 2011 at 9:37 am said:

HERE YA GO MILLER

http://community.us.playstation.com/message/36363120#36363120


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+ jpbslayer on October 13th, 2011 at 9:40 am said:

I TRIED TO POST LINK BUT SAYS AWAITING MODERATION – ITS IN THE FORUMS – UNDER PLAYSTATION NETWORK — SHOULD BE TOP POST


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+ millersburgfan52 on October 13th, 2011 at 9:45 am said:

k ty


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+ KwietStorm on October 13th, 2011 at 10:02 am said:

@5 trashtalka3000

Well we all know who got punished with no allowance for 2 weeks


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+ GMFCO311 on October 13th, 2011 at 10:13 am said:

Ooooh! I hope this game doesn’t get lost in the shuffle of multiple retail games that are coming out this year! An October release date is probably not the best time to release this game!

Sometime in December or early next year probably would have been best and might fair better for this game! But, what do I know, I’m just a marketing major! ;)


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+ CD6405 on October 13th, 2011 at 10:30 am said:

If I preordered this the last week of Sept, does this still count towards the spend $60 for $10 back since it doesn’t release until October?


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+ Velkrio on October 13th, 2011 at 10:54 am said:

woo hooo!!! i don’t care about the delayed… as long it’s for better quality and gameplay, i’m down for a heist!!! who’s down w/ me??? >:D


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+ burningwind on October 13th, 2011 at 11:01 am said:

People act so irrational over a couple weeks delay. Calm down people. They are just games and we all know you will buy more from Sony in the future. If a games absence from your life sends you into this angry of a mood perhaps you need psychological help?


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+ Go_Buddie_Go on October 13th, 2011 at 11:03 am said:

Launches on the same day as Batman AC? Hmmm…
Not a problem, I usually like to take breaks from games and hop onto another one, and Payday will be perfect for that… Saving the city as the dark knight…. Then pulling off a major heist as masked men with some friends.


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+ Fenrisulfr_ on October 13th, 2011 at 11:10 am said:

Now please, for all our sakes, at least give us 2 days notice before you think of delaying it again. That last minute delay really shocked a lot of us.


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+ jpbslayer on October 13th, 2011 at 11:18 am said:

@39 according to mods in the forums as of this morning it has been delayed again — look in the forums – under playstation network –top post

ummm can i ask where you got this from? the release date—-according to todays blog its release date is oct. 18th

Internal Sony communication. I think they just haven’t had the chance to update the blog as of yet as it is 9 AM
thats from mod sushi-pirate


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+ jpbslayer on October 13th, 2011 at 11:19 am said:

ps she says new date is nov 2nd


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+ Fenrisulfr_ on October 13th, 2011 at 11:20 am said:

@41 According to my sources at Sony, that was a funny attempt at trolling.


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+ jpbslayer on October 13th, 2011 at 11:25 am said:

fen look at the forum i aint trolling —like i said playstation network forum —thread is payday where are thou–the mod posts in there 4 times


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+ jpbslayer on October 13th, 2011 at 11:27 am said:

you can click the link in post #30


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+ Whitefire78 on October 13th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

@14 Twisted Metal was also delayed, though not so close to launch. Obviously trashtalker cannot comprehend that they delayed it for a good reason. But ya know -_-..


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+ dlhdav7 on October 13th, 2011 at 12:23 pm said:

@5!! people like you need to get an Xbox!!! we don’t want your kind over hear at
psn!!!!


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+ bharken on October 13th, 2011 at 12:45 pm said:

The game looks great! Awesome! Can’t wait to try it.. ^^


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+ yallta on October 13th, 2011 at 12:54 pm said:

Will this game be able to play with friends on the pc like portal 2


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+ Welmosca on October 13th, 2011 at 12:58 pm said:

@ jpbslayer – oh man I read the comments on the forum and I hope that was not delayed…anyway this is a must buy and I cant wait.


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+ psychomonkey71 on October 13th, 2011 at 1:02 pm said:

whoever is whining about the delay, give sony a break man , better for them to fix the bugs then to give us crap. this game looks amazing. and in this economic crisis its gonna be fun to stick it to the man in this virtual bank hiest game…LOL!!!


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