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Left 4 Dead 2 goes free-to-play on Xbox Live next weekend

January 10th, 2010
If you've been sitting around on your hands waiting for the next free opportunity to play Left 4 Dead 2 on Xbox Live with your friends, well, we think you're a bit strange and should likely find a better habit. That being said, you'll be happy to hear that the game will be free-to-play for all Xbox Live members (even you lower class Silver folks) next weekend, starting promptly at 12:00PM ET on Friday, January 15, and finishing up on Monday the 18th (also at noon, as confirmed to CVG by Microsoft). We can't imagine that those of you still holding out will be convinced of an Xbox Live Gold account's worth after just one weekend, but it certainly can't hurt, now can it?

Update: The free weekend has been confirmed for Europe only. A Microsoft representative tells Joystiq the company has "nothing to announce at this time" about a North American promotion. When asked if they had a timetable to announce something, the representative politely said that we'll hear something soon one way or another.

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JoystiqLeft 4 Dead 2 goes free-to-play on Xbox Live next weekend originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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‘Dead Center’ and ‘Hard Rain’ are final Left 4 Dead 2 campaigns [Update: They're real!]

October 11th, 2009

Update: A Valve representative has confirmed the veracity of the two posters as official, saying simply, "They're legit."

Original: It is with much necessary reservation that we bring you the two purported Left 4 Dead 2 campaign posters for "Dead Center" and "Hard Rain" that you see above, completing the set of five campaign missions. Found over on Taiwanese website GNN, we're highly skeptical of their veracity for the time being, but felt their quality at least bared mention -- if this isn't real thing, it's damn impressive. Being Danny Doubters though, we're still a bit thrown by consistency differences when compared to the game's other three posters. We've sent a note to Valve for comment, so until we hear back, the images will remain strictly in our "unconfirmed" pile.

In the meantime, ponder this: "Dead Center" translated by Google from Mandarin Chinese is "Death Marketplace." Fact!

[Thanks Lockwolf!]

Joystiq'Dead Center' and 'Hard Rain' are final Left 4 Dead 2 campaigns [Update: They're real!] originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Left 4 Dead PC patch reclosing doors in ‘Crash Course’ DLC [update]

October 11th, 2009

Aside from fixing pressing issues like "campaign image not updating correctly when creating a lobby" and increasing "the reliability of the Steam Group server display," Valve's recently released PC patch updates a crucial issue with Left 4 Dead's latest DLC: keeping doors closed. Apparently, during Versus mode in the game's "Crash Course" DLC, players were able to release teammates from "rescue closets," assuredly stopping rampant R. Kelly syndrome. The game may be fixed, but will that cure your urge to micturate on people? Only time will tell.

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JoystiqLeft 4 Dead PC patch reclosing doors in 'Crash Course' DLC [update] originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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