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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 »

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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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The Sacrifice Proves to be an Excellent Online Zombie Comic

By the time you read this, hopefully we’ll be in the best month of the year … you know … the time of year when you can cover yourself in bloody entrails and walk down the street without worrying about the cops pounding on your door. You can put severed heads on your lawn and instead of having of the swat team lining outside your house, children from all around the block will be excited to visit you. Oh yes … the month of Hallow-effing-ween. The great time of year when zombies go mainstream. What better way to get your zombie blood pumping than by reading the excellent comic book adaption of Left 4 Dead. I gotta say, it’s nice to see comic inspired from a video … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comic Books and Anime, Games (Video Games and Board Games)

Left 4 Dead One – I Hate Mountains

In Valve’s original Left 4 Dead, hardcore biker Francis turns out to be quite a charmer in the fact that there is nothing he really likes. Walk into a train yard, and he mentions that he hates trains. Stroll into the hospital, and he lets everyone know his distaste for them. One has to wonder if there is anything that Francis does likes. Truth be told, some people have discovered that our pessimist biker enjoys both lasagna and the army. If you want to find out more, check out this link (it spawns a new window). So I imagine if you told Francis that there is a new campaign for the original Left 4 Dead, he’d probably tell you that he would hate it which … Read entire article »

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Stuff Francis Hates

Old time Left 4 Dead players (yes, if you’ve played Left 4 Dead 1, you are now considered an old time player) have become used to hating antics of zombie killer Francis. He pretty much hates everything. Walk into the hospital, he’ll mention that he hates Hospitals. Find yourself walking down some derelict train tracks and he’ll mention his distaste towards locomotives. In fact, it’s hard, maybe even impossible to find something that Francis likes. Well, one YouTuber contends to have found the answer and while it is a somewhat juvenile conclusion, the actual list of what Francis hates is pretty funny. … Read entire article »

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There’s One Born Every Minute (Zombies, of course)

Zombies, love ‘em or hate ‘em, have a particularly nasty habit of rising from the dead and eating our loved ones. Granted, they bring much joy to some people who would love nothing more than returning them from whence they came, Dirty Harry style. But for those of us just trying to get by, zombies can put a nasty funk on an otherwise good day. Video game site Kotaku has recently did a write up on the zombie apocalypse origin, noting how people have become “more” focused on the cause as opposed to the result. In summation, the article is saying that the people need to know why the dead has risen in order to suspend disbelief. The author then goes on to question some people in … 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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