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Steamships Ahoy - L4D2 Cold Stream

Steam News announces an automatic update is now live for Left 4 Dead 2, brining the long-awaited free Cold Stream DLC to the Windows and OS X editions of the co-op zombie shooter. VG247 points out that this tweet has word on what Xbox 360 owners should expect: "we are working with MS on a release schedule. We don't have an ETA yet but we hope to have it out soon. It will be 560pts."

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12. Re: Steamships Ahoy - L4D2 Cold Stream Jul 25, 2012, 08:51 Verno
 
gray wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 08:01:
MS do not allow free DLC.

Pretty much. We've heard from numerous devs and companies like Valve about Microsofts stance against free content, it's well documented at this point. They don't have an official ruling on it but they make it as difficult as possible with numerous obstacles and costs in the certification process. The only exceptions seem to be games they publish or items to promote to peripherals like the chatpad or Kinect. Microsoft's corporate culture is losing the indies already and I wouldn't be shocked if the publishers are more heavy handed in the next round of consoles as they know the manufacturers will be fighting against several different gaming markets now.

Anyway they made some nice changes to Cold Stream although a few of the panic events still feel way too long. It's definitely a large improvement over the early betas though.

This comment was edited on Jul 25, 2012, 09:03.
 
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