Left 4 Dead 2: A Cynical View

What follows is a cynical look at Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2, a game with a fair amount of controversy surrounding it. Grab your health kit, some pills and a gun or two and let’s go. Originally, I was ready to be really, really discouraging about Left 4 Dead 2. In fact, I was wholly behind boycotting it and had no intention of playing it. By not playing...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Save Social Gaming as We Knew It!

Since the days of my Spectrum I have always had the chance to host, or go to someone else’s to enjoy, a gaming session. This continued with my Amiga and in the years of the N64 to Playstation 2 it reached the apex of commitment with regular gaming sessions with four close friends. We would spend an entire afternoon or evening eating junk food, generating...

Left 4 Dead 2: Review

Format: PC (version reviewed), Xbox 360 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Valve Developer: Valve/EA Players: 1-8 Site: http://www.l4d.com/ Left 4 Dead came out last year to critical acclaim, lauded as one of the most satisfying co-op experiences yet to be found in gaming. One year on and it’s still difficult to argue any differently. Co-op is found more and...

Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Impressions

Now that the Left 4 Dead 2 demo is open to everyone, it’s time to share our thoughts on Valve’s latest zombie splatterer. The demo only offers a brief glimpse at what we can expect come November 18th and the release of the full game, but it’s enough to whet our appetites. The demo showcases the four new survivors and some of the new weapons...

Left 4 Dead 2: Chet Faliszek interview

Left 4 Dead 2: Chet Faliszek interview

Oct 23, 2009

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to question Chet Faliszek, writer on Left 4 Dead 2? Paying tribute to zombie attacks featured in the game, we bashed down his door and then proceeded to puke and spit all over the furniture. Bafflingly, he wasn’t amused. CG: Why did you decide to include melee weapons this time around? Do they differ significantly...