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September 23rd, 2009
September 23, 2009 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced that Crash Course -- the second downloadable content (DLC) update for its co-operative zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead (L4D) -- will be made available worldwide on September 29 on Xbox 360 and PC.

Crash Course delivers new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay to both platforms, and bridges the gap between the end of the "No Mercy" campaign and the beginning of "Death Toll" in the original game.

While containing both Survival maps and a Co-operative Campaign, the primary goal of Crash Course is to deliver a complete Versus mode experience in just 30 minutes, resulting in a streamlined version of the game's existing Versus campaigns. A recharge timer for infected teammates has also been added, and item spawn behavior has changed for more balanced gameplay.

Left 4 Dead is an action horror game from Valve that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games. Released in November of 2008, L4D has earned over 50 industry awards from outlets around the world and sold almost 3 million copies worldwide.

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Left 4 Teletubbies: Infected Teletubbies!

September 18th, 2009
Ever watched those annoying kids programs where everyone sings, dances and are just always in a good mood? Ever wanted to just take a gun and make bolognese of their brains, making the kids cry when their favourite TV character is on the floor with his guts pooring out his sides? If you are this sick and twisted, you will love what we have in store for you today. If you're just like the regular gamer who wants to make his/her Left 4 Dead a little silly and fun, you might enjoy this as well. Crasy modder flameknight7 spent the last few months changing all the common infected into Teletubbies.

Left 4 Dead - Left 4 Teletubbies

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Latest L4D Patch Adds Falcon Novint Support

September 3rd, 2009

Now everyone can enjoy the experience using the Novint Falcon which allows players to feel realistic weapon recoil, enemy attacks, and interactions with the environment, including a variety of specialized forces. With the Novint Pistol Grip accessory the First Person Shooter gaming experience gets even more immersive.

“As both the reviews and the figures show, ’s Left 4 Dead has been an absolute hit, and it is one of our strongest Falcon supported titles to date,” said Novint CEO Tom Anderson. “The Falcon makes the experience of being attacked by Zombies ultra-realistic, and it has been our most popular title with our early testers. We’re very excited to add Left 4 Dead to our ever-expanding list of Falcon-compatible titles.”

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Buy Left 4 Dead for $29.99

August 31st, 2009

has dropped the price on , but only the version through . You can pick it up for $29.99 right now by clicking here.

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Valve Interview Sheds More Light on Left 4 Dead 2

August 30th, 2009

There’s a great interview with writer, Chet Faliszek, at Offworld about Left 4 Dead and Valve culture in general. Very interesting conversation about the larger Left 4 Dead world, which has some surprises in store for us.

Interestingly, Faliszek mentions that the recently announced L4D1 , Crash Course, was supposed to be released before E3 and the .

“I think in this case we just didn’t message correctly,” said Faliszek to Offworld. “We didn’t make it clear that Left 4 Dead was still going to be updated. We just didn’t think to mention it, we were focusing on other stuff.” “We, internally, always knew we were going to do cool new stuff, so we didn’t say anything about the original game,” he added. “Of course we also intended to get the Crash Course DLC for L4D out before E3, but some things held us up.” “I think if we had that out before the Left 4 Dead 2 announcement, then it would have been clearer for our intentions. Losing the opportunity to get that right hurt us, but I think we made the right choices otherwise.”

While I really enjoy what Valve is doing here, I’m not entirely convinced this is true. It all seems like damage control. From the outside looking in, Crash Course seems to be a short Left 4 Dead experience, one easily concocted between E3 and its September release. I’m hoping I’m wrong!

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Left 4 Dead 2 ‘Dark Carnival’ Campaign and Crash Course DLC Video

August 17th, 2009

UPDATE: The campaign is actually titled “Dark Carnival” it seems. Left the rest of the post as is:

GameTrailers revealed some about ′s “” campaign and the pending for , . In Left 4 Dead 2, there’s a cool amusement park scene, and an eerie carousel, but I’m hopeful for a working rollercoaster. ;) Crash Course opens with a helicopter crash, as it bridges the gap between No Mercy and Death Toll, and yes, confirms there are only two maps. Boo hoo, but still fun!

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Will Left 4 Dead DLC work in Left 4 Dead 2?

August 10th, 2009

Right now, is undecided how it will work, though it seems like there’s a likelihood the new ’ will work in . From an interview on Edge, Valve’s stated that they’re “struggling with how interoperability is going to work” in the game. This relates to each map having dialog specific to individual characters, and for Valve, that means recording all new dialog with the new Left 4 Dead 2 cast. While Valve’s quick to state they’re not against doing that, it raises a question about whether or not they’ll go the other way and record Left 4 Dead 2 cast in Left 4 Dead situations (if L4D2 players want to play L4D campaigns with the new characters).

It seems Left 4 Dead has been, err… left for dead after the release of Left 4 Dead 2. Left 4 Dead 2 fans will be able to enjoy all the campaigns of Left 4 Dead and then some, but the old group will be alone in the cold.

Other highlights from the interview follow:

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Left 4 Dead ‘Crash Course’ Only 2 Chapters Long

August 7th, 2009

This one’s a bit odd. ’s releasing new for in September, free for owners, but $7 for owners. Not bad, we’d gladly pay $7 for a full movie to one of our favorite games… but there’s a catch. It’s NOT a full movie. It’s 2 chapters of a movie, where normally a Left 4 Dead movie is 5 chapters long. What gives? This feels like the “deleted content” from Valve’s archives, not the carefully, meticulously designed levels that we thought we’re coming.

I’m still happy that we’ll have more Left 4 Dead to play, but I wish Valve cared a bit more. I would be fine if they bundled the best of the best fan content and sold that to me on my Xbox 360, as there is no way to play the user-created content outside of the PC. I suppose this will tide people over until November, when comes out. But it feels a little cheap. If people really want a 20-30 min. Versus experience, why not just start on one of the later chapters?

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Left 4 Sims: Chapter Two Now Live

August 6th, 2009
Left 4 Sims: Chapter Two

: Chapter Two

I really love this new Sims-inspired web series around , and I think you will too. Especially after this new chapter that has going face-to-face with a ! Yikes! All is not as it seems though, so get in and make sure to start from the beginning.

Read Chapter Two: “We Just Crossed the Street…”

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New Left 4 Dead DLC Campaign ‘Crash Course’ Coming

August 4th, 2009

announced today that a new Left 4 Dead downloadable content campaign, Crash Course, would be coming to and this September. owners will get it free, but players will need to pay $7 (560 Microsoft Points) for the campaign. Within the campaign, players can expect “new locations, new dialogue from the original cast, and an explosive finale.” also stated that Crash Course is meant to bridge the gap between “No Mercy” and “Death Toll” storywise, and includes new Survival maps.

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