Left 4 Dead original survivors to return in Left 4 Dead 2 DLC

Valve have announced the first piece of DLC for Left 4 Dead 2, which according to Rock Paper Shotgun will see the survivors from Left 4 Dead meeting their sequel counterparts. You’ll be playing as the second set of survivors for the meeting and as yet there’s no information on how this is going to work, or whether the originals will be...

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 UK release woes

Valve have announced on their Left 4 Dead blog that Left 4 Dead 2 will not be playable for most UK players until Friday. Pre-orders already have access to the game, but for everyone else they’ll have to wait until the end of the week, even when buying from Steam. Valve cite the reason as being that copies are still arriving in stores, meaning it...