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Can't wait for this.

Slightly disappointed by the new uncommon common infected; but honestly it's only because I was hoping for something completely new to me, and I had already read about the Fallen Survivor (it was originally going to be in L4D2 but they canned it because they couldn't get it to work properly).

Oh, and I just noticed that the original survivors will be non-playable :angry: No 8-player survivor team-ups, then. Ah well.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Valve tease announcement.

Valve has sent Eurogamer a teaser image for something to do with Left 4 Dead.

It was accompanied by a note that said: "In anticipation of an upcoming announcement from Valve."

The Apple-esque stamp in the top right, complete with "I hate different" tagline, suggests we may be seeing something Mac or iPhone-related.

The dots along the bottom are also reminiscent of the iPhone's menu screen navigation markers.

Or perhaps it's confirmation of Steam for Mac.

Or perhaps it's Half-Life 2: Episode III and they're just being extremely cryptic. We still believe!

The next Left 4 Dead-related release on Valve's confirmed schedule is The Passing, a downloadable add-on for Left 4 Dead 2, which is due out sometime this month.



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Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 are coming to the Mac!

We like the platform wars in the forums so much that we've decided to add a new platform to the fray. Later this spring, we'll be releasing both Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 on the OSX operating system for Mac computers, all through Steam.

Steam on the Mac will behave just like Steam for Windows, but through Steam Play will add cross-platform ownership. That means if you own Left 4 Dead 2 for Windows, then you already own it for the Mac. There's no need to buy it twice! Unless you want to buy it twice, in which case, as long as you're feeling so generous, why not buy it five times?

Plus, Mac and Windows players can go head-to-head, since both Left 4 Deads are cross-platform compatible. Mac owners can even host their own servers and create their own maps, just like Windows users.

The Mac Versions of L4D1 and 2 don't run under emulation software but in native code. That's technical talk for how cool your friends will think you are with your five copies of Left 4 Dead 2 for the Mac.

We'll be releasing the exact system requirements soon. The Mac versions will be updated in sync with the Windows versions, so the platform wars can continue uninterrupted.

Even though Left 4 Dead 2 is the only game you'll ever need on any platform, as a purely academic exercise, you should probably check out the complete catalog of games available on the Mac when the Steam client is released in a few weeks.


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Valve will be distributing its forthcoming Left 4 Dead comic over Xbox Live.

The comic will tie up the storylines between Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 and forthcoming DLC The Passing.

Given the storyline will see the original quartet of survivors introduced in Left 4 Dead 2's world, which is essentially the role The Passing will serve, Valve is keen to ensure there's no confusion about the plot.

So keen that OXM reports that the planned comic will be distributed over Xbox Live. It's the first time that a comic will be distributed this way and will likely see an application hit dashboard that will enable you to see the comic.

With The Passing due for release later this month, expect the Xbox Live Left 4 Dead comic to hit your 360 sooner rather than later.


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Awesome. Now I can read the comic on my 360 whilst simultaneously playing the DLC on my personal computer. This will provide me with an additional hour I can spend doing whatever I like. Keep up the good work, Valve.

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New info.

The latest episode of GameTrailers TV revealed an intriguing plot point about the pair of new chapters for the original game and sequel.

In Left 4 Dead 2's "The Passing" scenario,

it was assumed you'd encounter all four protagonists from the first game. Valve's Chet Faliszek revealed the tagline for this scenario is "Nobody Survives Forever" -- as you might expect from the title, one of the original quartet has sacrificed him or herself in the events preceding "The Passing," which will be the focus of the upcoming Left 4 Dead 1 campaign.



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Can't wait to get playing this with a load of forum folk this evening. I love it to bits, but playing with random players is intolerable in the most part. If it's not team-killers, it's guys who sign up with a guest and then leave themselves idle for the whole game, who you can't kick because you don't have a majority. Why anyone would do this is beyond me.

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Yeah Versus is a criminally under-played/under-rated mode in modern multiplayer games I think (but can be spoiled - agree with your points). Too much headless chicken gameplay and large maps. Versus mode puts the fun back into games with tight corridors.

Is tonight still going ahead? and when? its increasingly more likely that I may be on earlier than I first thought.

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MORE new info! And a sale!

But hold on, 'cause we ain't done! Coming out this Spring for Left 4 Dead 2 is the brand new DLC "The Passing", which contains:

A Wicked Witch Bride!
A Gargantuan M60!
A Slashing Golf Club!
And Introducing The Fallen Survivor!
Meet 3 Left 4 Dead 1 Survivors!
New Game Modes!

Was that a typo? Game Modes? Didn't we mean Game MODE? Did we mean to include that "S"?!?!?



* * *

New modes plural! Awesome.

£14.99 on Steam until Thursday and four packs are £44.99 (£11.24 each). gameplay, GameStation and Amazon still have boxed copies for PC for £14.99 as well.

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New game modeS, tasty :angry:

I don't know how to feel about this new "meet 3 of the 4 L4D1 survivors" thing though, having never played the first game I was kind of looking forward to the whole bunch being in it. Did they choose to do it this way for dramatic reasons, or could they just not get the voice actor for new lines?

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