Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status

Valve offers a brief status report on the Left 4 Dead 2 demo for preorder customers, saying the sample of the zombie shooter is now available for Xbox 360, while the Windows demo is "currently targeted" for release tomorrow:
The Left 4 Dead 2 Xbox 360 Demo is now available for those who pre-ordered and obtained early access to the demo. The PC Demo is currently targeted for release on Wednesday, October 28. For more information on Left 4 Dead 2, please visit www.l4d.com
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Oct 28, 2009, 20:25
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 20:25
Oct 28, 2009, 20:25
 
it's out now.
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Oct 28, 2009, 19:24
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 19:24
Oct 28, 2009, 19:24
 
And yes, at 7:30PM EST there is still no demo.

mike (3): We're making progress and hope to have some news soon.
mike (3): We're still aiming at a release today.

that came from here - http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1002547 - which a mod confirms before closing the thread.
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Oct 28, 2009, 18:22
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 18:22
Oct 28, 2009, 18:22
 
With the nature of the last couple Steam client updates, I'm guessing they ran into problems with Windows 7. Since it was just released they decided to get some stuff fixed up.

But the HLDS lists also seem to have many people having problems with the dedicated server.

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Oct 28, 2009, 16:06
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 16:06
Oct 28, 2009, 16:06
 
Supposedly the demo will be out at 1PM 2PM 6PM PST...

Fixed. They delayed it yet again, another 4 hours. s{

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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status
Oct 28, 2009, 14:34
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 14:34
Oct 28, 2009, 14:34
 Verno
 
I think the Borderlands release took the wind out of their sails a bit, I'm a bit surprised at the lack of L4D2 traffic on the forums I frequent. The demo delay is probably a good thing.

This comment was edited on Oct 28, 2009, 14:34.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status
Oct 28, 2009, 14:18
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 14:18
Oct 28, 2009, 14:18
 
From the HLDS mailing list...

We are still trying to get some final tweaks into the server so please prepare for some updates in the near future addressing some bugs recently reported to us. Thanks.

Jason
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status
Oct 28, 2009, 13:17
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 13:17
Oct 28, 2009, 13:17
 
This thread reminds me of the Borderlands forums last Friday at lunch, good times.

Bah, the steam forums are much better if you're looking for angry rants.

http://www.l4d.com/forums.html

Supposedly the demo will be out at 1PM PST... s{

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Oct 28, 2009, 10:29
Verno
 
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 10:29
Oct 28, 2009, 10:29
 Verno
 
This thread reminds me of the Borderlands forums last Friday at lunch, good times.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status
Oct 28, 2009, 10:24
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 10:24
Oct 28, 2009, 10:24
 
Seeing people's demo pre-loads reset and the additional delays make me wonder if the game itself is ready for prime time. I can't imagine why it wouldn't be, because it's basically the same assets/engine/gameplay/UI as L4D.
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Oct 28, 2009, 10:08
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 10:08
Oct 28, 2009, 10:08
 
I think it's more about a former PC developer like Valve now seeming more interested in the console release. I mean, the demo should have been wrapped up in advance to prevent issues like this occurring. When PC users are frequently treated like dirt it's no surprise to see people lash out when they see stuff like this.

Still, it's not a big issue for me. I'm waiting for the public demo.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status
Oct 28, 2009, 09:50
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 09:50
Oct 28, 2009, 09:50
 
I count myself among the proud few PC gamers but damn you all can be whiny bitches sometimes.

No dedicated server waaaaaaaaaaah
Game delayed by less than 24 hours for dedicated server waaaaaaaaaah
Console players get it a few hours earlier than us waaaaaaaaaaah

At some point you just lose credibility through all the negativity.
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Oct 28, 2009, 08:03
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Oct 28, 2009, 02:02
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 02:02
Oct 28, 2009, 02:02
 
And it's moved back further!
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Oct 28, 2009, 01:33
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 01:33
Oct 28, 2009, 01:33
 
If that's real outrage you need to log off and go the hell outside for a change.
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Oct 28, 2009, 01:32
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 01:32
Oct 28, 2009, 01:32
 
Dedicated server issues angry boy. Or would you rather they drop the DS like Infinity Ward did with MW2 and just stick with Matchmaking? I'm sure we could have had L4D2 demo at the same time as the 360 players if there was no dedicated server.

But then you'd bitch about that.

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Oct 28, 2009, 01:29
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 01:29
Oct 28, 2009, 01:29
 
Fuck you Valve. Seriously. As if PC users do not need to be ass raped any more than they already are this year you basically shove the fact that 360 has been playing it from just before NOON ON THE 27TH. 24 hour delay and ZERO reason for it other than this insulting statement from Captain Obvious.
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Oct 28, 2009, 01:20
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 01:20
Oct 28, 2009, 01:20
 
Dedicated server has been released.

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Oct 28, 2009, 00:53
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 00:53
Oct 28, 2009, 00:53
 
Let me get this straight. You pre-order a game so you have the privilege of playing a demo?

Incorrect. You preorder the game and get to play the demo 1 week before everyone else can. It's quite amusing how people conveniently 'forget' that the demo is releasing for everyone next week.... Who cares about facts when vitriol sounds so much better after bending the truth for greater impact, right?
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Oct 28, 2009, 00:46
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 00:46
Oct 28, 2009, 00:46
 
It was the $34 price point for me (4-pack preorder price). I couldn't give a shit about when the demo is released or what knick-knacks come with it.
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Oct 28, 2009, 00:33
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Status Oct 28, 2009, 00:33
Oct 28, 2009, 00:33
 
Let me get this straight. You pre-order a game so you have the privilege of playing a demo?

lower price (especially if you get a 4 pack and split it up), and a baseball bat weapon exclusive.

I'm more of a chainsaw kind of guy myself.
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