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Starbreeze partners with Acer for StarVR headset

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Oculus, Gear VR, Vive and PlayStation VR are far from the only players in the virtual reality headset market. Starbreeze announced the StarVR back at E3. Now it has revealed that Acer is its manufacturing partner. The pair will cooperate on the design, manufacturing, …

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Korean games giant Smilegate invests $40m in Starbreeze

The Swedish developer will work on a new Crossfire game for Western markets Korean game company Smilegate has invested $40m (28m) in Starbreeze. This partnership will allow the Swedish developer to create and publish a new game based on the Crossfire series for Western markets. CrossFire is the world’s largest …

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Payday 2 devs apologise over microtransaction mess

Payday 2 studio Overkill has apologised for a number changes to the game that have annoyed its community. In mid-October, the firm introduced in-game payments, something met with a firmly negative reaction from the title’s fans. Despite this vocal reaction, Overkill said the microtransactions were ‘working as expected’ before introducing …

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More ‘pay-to-win’ microtransactions added to Payday 2

Starbreeze studio Overkill has irked players once again with the addition of new gameplay-boosting microtransactions to Payday 2. Destructoid reports that the game’s latest update has added ‘Team Boosts’ which grants cash and XP boosts for players. The effect is increased when more players on a team are using it. …

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