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Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2

Valve announces Left 4 Dead 2 is now available in North America for Windows and Xbox 360 and via Steam worldwide:

North American Retail and Steam Available Now, Rest of World Follows Later This Week

Nov 17, 2009 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the availability of its zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead 2, at retail outlets across North America (360, PC) and worldwide via Steam (PC). Retail outlets around the world will launch the title later this week.

Exclusively available for the Xbox 360 and PC, L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games and become one of 2009's marquee titles. The title adds melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaws, frying pans, axes, baseball bats, and more.

With the AI Director 2.0, L4D's dynamic gameplay is taken to the next level by giving the Director the ability to procedurally change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players' performance. The result is a unique game session custom fitted to provide a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience each time the game is played.

Finally, with new Survivors, boss zombies, weapons, and items, Left 4 Dead 2 offers a much larger game than the original, featuring more co-operative campaigns, more Versus campaigns, new Survival maps, and the new competitive game mode, Scavenge, all available at launch.

For more information, please visit www.l4d.com

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44. RE: Creeper World Training Simulator(OT) Nov 18, 2009, 14:42 Ant
 
TurdFergasun: How did you finish the mount level?  
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43. Re: Is that L4D2 demo still on? Nov 18, 2009, 14:28 TurdFergasun
 
TurdFergasun: HAHAH! Dude, don't blame me. Blame Blue! [grin] I was supposed to be PC gaming on Sunday, but I got Flash gaming! Gah. Did you finish it? I couldn't finish that mount planet. I gave up! It reminded me of Dune 2 and others

>shakes fist<

lol ya man finished it, thats why it stole 3 hours from me. reminds me of desktop tower defense, mixed with some othello and starcraft, adds a good element to the game having to build in time to meet the creeper.
 
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42. Re: Ships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 18, 2009, 10:42 Verno
 
They locked down the demo so much I'd be surprised to see them bother to remove it this time around.  
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41. Re: Is that L4D2 demo still on? Nov 18, 2009, 10:23 Ant
 
The demo is still there in my Steam. I guess it doesn't expire.  
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40. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 18, 2009, 09:42 Armengar
 
I'll do the same as L4D, wait till there is a weekend offer.  
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39. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009, 22:18 Ant
 
Dev: Yup!  
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38. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009, 22:06 Dev
 
"Fang: Creeping World Training Simulator"

That?
 
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37. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009, 21:36 Ant
 
Dev, read the older posts in this thread.  
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36. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009, 21:29 Dev
 
Did I mention that Scavange mode is TOTALLY AWESOMENESS?

What flash game are you guys talking about? Now I want to try it

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35. Re: Is that L4D2 demo still on? Nov 17, 2009, 21:22 Ant
 
TurdFergasun: HAHAH! Dude, don't blame me. Blame Blue! [grin] I was supposed to be PC gaming on Sunday, but I got Flash gaming! Gah. Did you finish it? I couldn't finish that mount planet. I gave up! It reminded me of Dune 2 and others.  
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34. Re: Is that L4D2 demo still on? Nov 17, 2009, 21:17 TurdFergasun
 
Fang: Creeping World Training Simulator that Blue mentioned a couple days ago on http://bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewstory&threadid=104321 ...

you sir are responsible for 3 hours of my life gone missing!!! i demand recompense!
 
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33. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009, 20:05 Kxmode
 
Beware! There's zombies on that ship!  
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32. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009, 17:51 Krovven
 
Demo was crap and was a bad choice to try and sell the game to the skeptics, especially with no campaign finale, Versus or Scavenger. I only played through the demo 3 times.

I liked the variety of weapons, and LOTS of them spread throughout each map. Not liking a weapon? switch it up. Want to melee for a bit? Grab one for 5min, then grab a pistol, then grab another melee weapon. It's not like the first game where you had to make a choice for the majority of a map.

Yea a lot of people complained about the music, the characters, etc...some of the dialog and conversations is fantastic and just made our entire group laugh out loud. The music is very fitting, some of it reminding me of From Dusk Till Dawn.

PS: Don't play with bots, it's just not worth it. I hooked up with random people last night and it was great cus everyone that is playing now WANTS to be playing the game and enjoying it for everything it has to offer, no speed runs cus you have memorized the maps already etc.

Again...Dark Carnival finale, awesome!

 
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31. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009, 17:14 xXBatmanXx
 
Well, I am probably one of the largest fan skeptics. The demo I thought was crap.

The game? It is a LOT different than L4D. I am still not sold on the daytime stuff.
The game looks more pretty with more colors and has that nice console shine to it.
There are a lot more weapons, although they seem just thrown in without any certain purpose over a better weapon.
Team AI bots are still dumb as shit.
The game is a LOT HARDER.
Everything L4D currently is + more is in the game. So for $34.xx, there should be NO complaining.
The soundtrack and background music in FANTASTIC.
I played the first campaign level in the mall - very creative finale. Although VERY hard to do with 3 bots that don't help.
Coach is a big pussy - he died 2x.
VS will be more challenging from the level I saw - no running through to the end/
It took me 1 hour and 3 minutes for the first campaign level - that is going through every room, every level, and not knowing where to go. I explored the whole thing and was very slow doing the finale.

Going through the first level I have only 1 thing to say. OMFG THOSE WINDOW LEDGES ARE GOING TO PISS ME OFF IN VS!!!!!!
 
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30. Re: Is that L4D2 demo still on? Nov 17, 2009, 17:13 Ant
 
Fang: Yeah, that isn't bad even though I am not a fan of turn-based. Funny, I play more Flash games than my PC games!!  
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29. Re: Is that L4D2 demo still on? Nov 17, 2009, 17:10 Fang
 
Ant: I'll check it out.

I've been stuck playing another game he mentioned, World Wars:

http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewstory&threadid=99890

It's turn based.
 
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28. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009, 17:00 Dev
 
theyarecomingforyou:
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The demo had the tinyest fraction of the game. No versus, no scavage, no realism, etc. Plus none of the laser sights for weapons (increases accuracy), grenade launcher (cannot refil ammo on this one), incendary/explosive ammo upgrades, no chainsaw, etc. The demo was incredibly boring to me because I prefer versus, and dont much like normal co-op.
The full game on the other hand is very nice
Realism mode? Wow that ups the challange. No outlines (so you MUST stick together in eyesight, and keep a sharp eye for upgrades), headshots are needed so you don't waste piles of ammo, witches are insta kill. At least you can choose the difficulty while playing realism.

Ant:

Sorry, its not in my list anymore so I think they deleted the demo on game release just like they did for L4D1. Anyway, see above

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27. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead 2 Nov 17, 2009, 16:57 loomy
 
how do you change the POV in this POS?  
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26. Re: Is that L4D2 demo still on? Nov 17, 2009, 16:05 Prez
 
Now to wait for the 50% weekend sale in a couple of months, or for someone to gift it to me...  
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25. Re: Is that L4D2 demo still on? Nov 17, 2009, 16:03 Ant
 
Fang: Creeping World Training Simulator that Blue mentioned a couple days ago on http://bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewstory&threadid=104321 ...  
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