Valve on Racism Accusations

Destructoid has some hands-on Left 4 Dead 2 impressions in advance of a full preview based on a trip to Valve. They also have a reaction from Left 4 Dead writer Chet Faliszek to a recent editorial accusing L4D2 of racism. Here's part: "Utter insanity," says Faliszek. "There are mixed races of zombies, there are all different races of zombies that you shoot, and since we placed it in New Orleans, that makes it racist? I honestly re-read the paragraph about five times ... but when two of the characters in your game are African-American, it's a weird thing to be accused of. We're like, 'how does this work?'"