Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads

Steam News announces that preloads are underway for the Left 4 Dead 2 demo for customers who have preordered the co-op zombie shooter sequel:
Those who have pre-purchased Left 4 Dead 2 via Steam may begin pre-loading the demo, which is due to open early access on Tuesday, October 27. The early access to the L4D2 demo is open to both retail and Steam customers on both the PC and Xbox 360. Those who pre-ordered via retail should be able to pick up their early access codes now and be ready to play the demo on Tues.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads
Oct 25, 2009, 16:20
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads Oct 25, 2009, 16:20
Oct 25, 2009, 16:20
 
I will be to busy with Borderlands.
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Oct 25, 2009, 09:29
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads Oct 25, 2009, 09:29
Oct 25, 2009, 09:29
 
it's not like valve waits until it's just a month until their AAA title goes live to announce they won't have dedicated servers.
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Oct 25, 2009, 02:24
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads Oct 25, 2009, 02:24
Oct 25, 2009, 02:24
 
True, even when L4D 1 came out, it was released this way.

I don't think Valve has too much negative press to worry about.
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Oct 24, 2009, 22:50
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads Oct 24, 2009, 22:50
Oct 24, 2009, 22:50
 
They've done the same thing with their multiplayer games since CSS was bundled with HL2.
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Oct 24, 2009, 22:36
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads Oct 24, 2009, 22:36
Oct 24, 2009, 22:36
 
I think it's just an incentive to pre-oder. I think they have faith that their game is fun. It's not like they have a bad batting streak in that department.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads
Oct 24, 2009, 21:12
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Oct 24, 2009, 21:12
 
Prez-

That actually really makes sense.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads
Oct 24, 2009, 17:09
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads Oct 24, 2009, 17:09
Oct 24, 2009, 17:09
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I'm thinking that this move by Valve has to be at least partly aimed at minimizing any type of concerted online movement to bash the demo by those people still miffed about the sequel coming out already. No one that angry would have pre-ordered the game would they?

Any early reviews about the demo will be made by die-hard fans (die-hard enough to pre-order anyway), allowing for a very positive word-of-mouth campaign in advance of the open demo.

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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Preloads
Oct 24, 2009, 15:54
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Oct 24, 2009, 15:54
 
Why play a demo when you already pre-ordered?? Why wouldn't you? That is so dense. Thanks for the laugh.
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Oct 24, 2009, 14:57
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I wish I could muster some enthusiasm for L4D2, but I just can't, despite having played L4D to (un)death. Or maybe that's the problem.
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Oct 24, 2009, 14:24
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Oct 24, 2009, 14:24
 
When I know I am buying the game a demo is almost unimportant to me. I doubt I will even play this, despite already having the game preordered.

Can't wait for the real release though.
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