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Left 4 Dead Fan Film & Some Left 4 Dead 2 News

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since Left 4 Dead 2 was released. I remember calling in sick for the day and pretty much camping out in front of my television. Since then, I’ve probably gunned down at least hundred thousand infected mamba-jambas, and it still doesn’t feel old. Needless to say, there are some other talented people who feel the same but enjoy portraying it in “real life”. Introducing a fan made live adaption of the game. Well, it sports a video game type overlay as well as showcases a typical Left 4 Dead health pack, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. There are no special infected lurking about, nor do any of the characters match any of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Games (Video Games and Board Games), Movies (offline and online)

Left 4 Dead News-a-Palooza

This past week has brought us a ginormous amount of updates on the popular zombie, cough, infected killing video game, Left 4 Dead. The first big item was the release of The Sacrifice which lets players decide who gets to live and who gets to die. Normally, this choice is a rather easy one for my team. Too far ahead? Too bad. Too far behind. Tough luck. Off to the side and hidden by some shrubbery. Tough titties. Now that there is a achievement to be earned, I imagine there will be epic gunfights to determine who gets to commit suicide. I gave the campaign a spin this morning and found it to be adequate. Is it worth the … Read entire article »

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Left 4 Dead 2 Updates

Thanks to Jamie for sending me these news items. It’s been awhile since I played Left 4 Dead 2 on the old XBox. I still enjoy the occasional zombie massacre, but somehow the mutations feature never really gripped. For those who haven’t played the game, the mutations feature basically adds a twist to the gameplay. One mutation had players constantly bleeding while another equipped players with just chainsaws. The latter sounds much cooler than execution. It was like playing the game with a circular saw running in your television. This update sounds pretty cool. Titled Four Swordsmen of the Apocalypse, this mutation equips people with just swords. The sword is probably my favorite weapon in the game, so I’m thinking that … Read entire article »

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Zombies in Disneyland

For those of you who own Left 4 Dead 2 on the PC, a special treat has come your way by way of an enthusiastic mapper who loves both zombies and Disneyland. I’ve seen some pretty clever maps for Left 4 Dead, but this one is pure gold. The mapper has managed to recreate Disneyland’s Indiana Jones: Temple of the Forbidden Eye attraction and I gotta say, having spent many a day at Disneyland (I used to work for Disney’s internet group some time ago) the mapper managed to get the attraction just right. … Read entire article »

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Remero on Left 4 Dead

Many thanks to zombie chow Ben for sending me this interview with zombie icon, George Romero. When I first saw the headline of this article, I thought this was going to be Romero baiting clip with Left 4 Dead being the catalyst. But George takes it all in strides. He shrugs off the fast zombies, saying it’s not his zombies. He acknowledges most zombie films these days aren’t even zombie films but rage infected people. For the recent resurgence of zombies, George gives all the credit to video games and as much as he respects the genre, he will never stick his toe in video game development. As he says, “I’m just too darn slow”. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Games (Video Games and Board Games), George Romero

The Passing is Imminent

Great news for those of you who have pining for something new and different in the Left 4 Dead 2 universe. Valve just posted on the official Left 4 Dead blog that the upcoming DLC for Left 4 Dead 2, otherwise known as The Passing will be released next week. Good times, indeed. For those out of the loop, The Passing is a piece of episodic content whereby the old survivors from Left 4 Dead 1 meet the new survivors of Left 4 Dead 2 and in the process, manage to get someone killed. From what I’ve read about the content, players will be put in a situation where one of the players must sacrifice their life for the rest of the team. I’m not … Read entire article »

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Left 4 Dead: A Whole New Different Kind of Choice

If there we a game studio I would work for in a second, it would be Valve. Since the release of Half Life, they have been producing awesome games. My best friend puts it best. “Valve,” he says. “Is the only game company that I’d buy a sixty dollar game without reading a review or even reading what the game was about.” So Valve, if you need some writing help, you can find me over here … I’m just saying ;) … Read entire article »

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