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Gold - Left 4 Dead

Valve announces Left 4 Dead is gold, and the multiplayer zombie shooter is now available for preload on Steam in preparation for the game's release on November 18:

November 13, 2008 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (Steam and Source), today announced its upcoming zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead, has gone gold and is now pre-loading to those who pre-purchased the game via Steam.

Left 4 Dead is the new survival action game from Valve for the PC and Xbox 360 that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games.

Those who pre-order the game via Steam save 10% off the regular price and may pre-load the game so they are able to play at 12:01 am EST on November 18, 2008 when the game is made available.

The pre-order discount is also available for both the PC and 360 versions at participating retail outlets.

Playable in single player, co-operative, and multiplayer modes, Left 4 Dead is one of the most anticipated releases of 2008 and winner of numerous pre-launch awards, including Best of E3 from multiple outlets. The official demo for the game is available now through November 17 for the PC and Xbox 360.

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16. Re: Gold - Left 4 Dead Nov 13, 2008, 23:44 Rilcon
 
Server situation made me sadface, but they're doing something about it, so that's good.

I can't see there being that many dedicated servers for the 4 player coop mode, most local servers and connections handle 4 players pretty well. Dedicated might help with getting a central geographical location where all 4 get good latency, though.

Versus mode will probably have a heavier load, though. Plus future mods and whatnot.
 
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