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In the name of Halloween Horror Streams, you've seen Joystiq ask inane questions of Slender Man. You've seen Joystiq wear a schoolgirl outfit while berating, then fearfully running away from a giant psychotic wielding a hammer. Now, with just one week left before All Hallows' Eve, you'll watch Jo...

October 24th 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Australian residents age 18 or older are able to play the uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2, after the R18+ classification for the game sprouted up earlier this month. Those with a censored copy of the game in Australia will be able to apply a free update to the game to upgrade to the bloodier o...

September 15th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Residents over the age of majority in the great nation of Australia are now permitted to legally purchase Left 4 Dead 2 in its unedited state on PC. Kotaku Australia confirmed with developer Valve that the new rating had been implemented. "We are making plans to deliver that version to those who h...

September 2nd 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Valve is getting into the holiday spirit, announcing today on the official Left 4 Dead blog that the second game in the zombie-killing series is available for free for a limited time. "[Left 4 Dead 2] will be free as in, grab it now, pay no money, and it is yours to keep forever – for free!"...

December 25th 2013 at 3:05pm 0 Comments
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After a short-lived beta run, Valve has deemed Left 4 Dead 2 on Linux to be complete. The Linux version and the Extended Mutation System now join the full release of Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam. Left 4 Dead 2, which first launched in late 2009, hasn't slowed down these past four years. The Steam versio...

July 4th 2013 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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Valve has announced a beta build of Left 4 Dead 2 for Linux is now live. Left 4 Dead 2 owners should see a special beta version of the game in their Steam library; if not, a client reboot is required. The Linux beta offers access to the Extended Mutation System, authoring tools and dedicated serve...

May 4th 2013 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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While we've seen the Left 4 Dead 2 gang holding their own in Resident Evil 6, we've yet to see Valve's side of this crossover event on PC. Above you can see the Napad in Left 4 Dead 2, a tank variant you can add to your game through Steam Workshop. The Napad is a fusion of infected corpses, all mas...

April 4th 2013 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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The fanmade map Helm's Deep – wherein Left 4 Dead 2 players attempt to defend the iconic Lord of the Rings castle fortress from relentless hordes of the undead – is now an officially supported map.It's part of the latest update to Left 4 Dead 2, which addresses consistency issues when p...

February 25th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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The Left 4 Dead 2 beta program has added the Extended Mutation System, an expanded toolset for modders to author custom scripts controlling enemy behavior, spawn points and custom game types. A Valve-created survival variant, called Holdout, is included as a Mutation example.Valve has published a w...

February 13th 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Valve is looking into its options for bringing the unedited version of Left 4 Dead 2 to Australia. Gamespot took note of a post on the Steam forums where Valve's Chet Faliszek stated the company is exploring the brave new world of R18+ ratings for video games in the region."No need to flood us with...

January 17th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Celebrating the pre-Halloween weekend, Left 4 Dead 2 will be free on Steam this weekend. Valve announced that starting Thursday the co-op shooter will be gratis to play and is currently available to pre-load.This weekend adds a new achievement titled "Good Guy Nick" for current players who join up...

October 24th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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The Left 4 Dead series has sold more than 12 million copies, Valve writer Chet Faliszek noted in an interview with VG24/7. Faliszek talked about the company's approach to promoting its games, saying Valve doesn't rely much on marketing because "when a game does really well at pre-release, they're g...

September 30th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments