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Payday: The Heist

No, I am not talking about the movie Heist, I’m talking about Payday: The Heist, I know the 2nd one came out recently and I’ve been meaning to get it but I haven’t picked it up yet, with Grand Theft Auto V’s recent release I’m sure most people are on that anyways. Payday: The Heist is a FPS game with very similar mechanics as Left 4 Dead, so if you ever played L4D you’ll be sure to pick up this game very quickly.

Going on heists isn’t a easy job with 2 AI and sure would be easier and more fun with a group of 4, certainly need team work to fight off hundreds of SWAT and cops while doing the objectives. For $19.99 I’d say give this game a try, it’s not everyday that you can simply wake up and decide to rob a bank and plant C4 to escape without a hitch!

Here I have 3 heists for you to check out if you haven’t seen it yet on our Active Variety channel

For more Left 4 Dead, Cry of Fear, or Payday videos check out Active Variety !

Left 4 Dead 2: Silent Hill: Otherside of Life Ep.3 Pt.1 & 2


Hey what’s up guys, I know it’s been a while. We actually uploaded Silent Hill: Otherside of Life Ep.3 a week ago on the Active Variety channel. Feel free to check it out on our channel or down below.

How are everyone this week? Did anyone watched the International? Alliance v.s. Na’Vi was intense wasn’t it? Kind of disappointed Na’Vi lost but Alliance deserved the win. Definitely a really strong team.

This time we wanted to switch things up a bit and play in realism mode and we ended up lost for 1 hour and 45 mins…

Left 4 Dead 2: Silent Hill: Otherside of Life Ep.2 Pt. 2

L4d 2 Charger

Hey what’s up guys? Active Variety is back with Left 4 Dead 2- Silent Hill: Otherside of Life Ep.2 Pt.2!  I know that took a while but we’ll try to bring you a new one every week.

Excuse the mismatching song in the beginning we didn’t do a intro for this part so I had to replace it with a song 🙂 If you miss any previous episodes head to Active Variety and check out other videos we have.

Frozen Synapse Free Game Giveaway

Looking for a game that’ll truly give you a challenge? Frozen Synapse might just be your game. 

Frozen Synapse

What the hell is Frozen Synapse?

It is a brilliant tactical turn-based strategy game. The story takes place in a cyber punk future where you are  a tactical commander assisting a resistance faction against a corporate government regime which has used its power to manipulate the populace.

Environments & Gameplay

The maps are randomly generated to create a range of walls and covers, as well as starting points for the squads.

Each round the player order varies individual armed units to eliminate the enemy squad, protect and escort the hostage. In multiplayer mode there are last-man-standing deathmatch, area protection and hostage extraction.


With that said on each turn, the players commands the soldier to a specific way point, you can set the direction the soldier is facing, as well as how the soldier aim, and shoot.

Once all the players are happy and commit to their action, watch how everything play out.

Dr. Evil seal of approval.

Frozen Synapse Red

Frozen Synapse Red is an expansion pack that was released on May 29th 2012, they added co-op gameplay for the single player campaign (human vs AI) as well as 15 new single player campaign missions, new multiplayer game mode, new riot shield unit, 10 new single player challenge missions as well as many other features.

Where can I get Frozen Synapse?

Frozen Synapse is available on iPad, Google play, Steam (Windows, Mac & Linux compatible!), as well as their main website.

Frozen Synapse Coupon

Now if you made it all the way down to here, I have a 33% off coupon for Frozen Synapse for 1 of you, and the Frozen Synapse game on Steam for the other.

I will also give you 2 of my favorite emoticons on Steam. Mr. Boom Boom & Mr. Derp Tank~

Mr. Boom Boom & Mr. Derp Tank

I know *pshh* it isn’t much right? But hey it helps, and it’s a free game! This is my first give-away and hopefully to bring you many more in the future. The Coupon is good till July 30th, I will be randomly picking 2 winners (1st and 2nd) on July 27th (Saturday) using 

One person is getting the game and the 2 emoticons and the second person is getting the coupon!

Rules Are Simple

  • Follow my Blog
  • Subscribe to both Active Variety & Cleamie on YouTube
  • Must have a Steam account
  • Leave a comment below with your Steam ID or add me on Steam if you have a common Steam ID name

Thank you all for reading as always, any questions, suggestions, feedback, or criticism contact me in the contact page!

Left 4 Dead 2: Silent Hill: Otherside of Life Ep.2 Pt. 1

Episode 2 Silent_Hill Otherside of Life

In this episode of Left 4 Dead 2: Silent Hill: Otherside of Life we got lost many many times and couldn’t figure out where to go for a while but we’re not going to make you sit through all that, we cut out the boring parts for ya!

Here is Episode 2 Part 1!

Overall despite how long each stages are I really enjoyed playing this stage.

If you missed any or for previous Left 4 Dead 2 videos from Active Variety check them out HERE. We also have some Cry of Fear videos on that channel that was uploaded a while back if you’re interested.

Have you guys tried this map out? Or are there any custom Left 4 Dead maps that you love? Would love to know and check them out!

Left 4 Dead 2: Silent Hill: Otherside of Life Ep. 1 Part. 2

We’re back to finish up the first stage of Silent Hill: Otherside of Life for Left 4 Dead 2. I promise we won’t die this time! If you haven’t gotten the game this week is the best time to do it with the Steam Summer Sale! Curious to see what’s in the sale daily? Check out my Steam Summer Sale hits and misses.


Hope you guys enjoyed our Left 4 Dead adventures so far, perhaps in the near future we’ll have guest stars in some of our videos hint* hint*… Any-who, we got Silent Hill: Otherside of Life EP.1 Pt.2!

I just want to take a minute to thank those who watches our broadcasts and videos (if you’re out there o.o..) Always are open to criticisms, feedback and suggestions. Episode 2 is on its way stay tuned!

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