left 4 dead

  • Valve on Left 4 Dead 1-2 cross-play: "That's something we're trying to work out"

    Valve on Left 4 Dead 1-2 cross-play: "That's something we're trying to work out"

    It seems like Valve is hitting on some unexpected obstacles with its sequel to last year’s smash zombie hit, Left 4 Dead. Although they must have expected it, since every one of their games has featured huge differences between “1” and “2,” as well as expansions (free or paid) that were worth the money. Left 4 Dead 2 seems to be little more than a medium-sized… Read More

  • E3 2009: L4D Trailer with More zombies, chainsaws

    I’ll let the E3 boys to their business on this but I thought you might like to see the new Left 4 Dead trailer. It involves zombies and killing. Read More

  • Sale on Left 4 Dead painkillers at Target!

    Sale on Left 4 Dead painkillers at Target!

    Looks like the guys at Valve wanted a certain level of realism in their zombie apocalypse game — aside from the whole “zombie apocalypse” bit. So they’ve based the pills in the game (“Pills here!”) on the generic Ibuprofen from Target. Clever. Read More

  • Video: Left 4 Dead co-op with Wiimotes

    Oh man, how awesome is this? I’ll always be a mouse man for FPS games, but since L4D is such a shared experience, it makes sense to make it as physically involving as possible. This resourceful gamer has hacked a Wiimote input program for XP to pass the sensor data to Left 4 Dead as joystick data. So you can play co-op with a friend right there, screaming and crying as you leave him… Read More

  • Amazon's Gold Box sale today is all about video games (including, maybe, Left 4 Dead)

    Amazon's Gold Box sale today is all about video games (including, maybe, Left 4 Dead)

    Heads up, gamers! Amazon’s Gold Box thingy is all about video games today. That means an additional percentage off Amazon’s already low prices. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Left 4 Dead for $39.98 (Xbox 360)

    CrunchDeals: Left 4 Dead for $39.98 (Xbox 360)

    Amazon.com has a double dead on Left 4 Dead, a favorite of some of the staffers here at CrunchGear. Xbox 360 owners can scoop it up for $39.98, which is a good $20 off the regular price. The PC version is going for $29.98 – also $20 off the regular price. For the uninitiated, Left 4 Dead is a co-operative shooter “set in a modern day survival-horror universe” from Valve… Read More

  • Left 4 Dead demo now free 4 all

    Left 4 Dead demo now free 4 all


    I actually pre-ordered the game last night so I could get me some L4D demo, but now that’s no longer necessary. Fire up Steam and download all 3.2GB (!!!) of it, it’s super fun. Play it on Advanced and get your buns handed to you. I played a few rounds last night and when you lose, you feel like it’s your fault for not working together enough (or shooting each other a lot). Read More

  • Left 4 Dead splitscreen on your PC!

    Left 4 Dead splitscreen on your PC!


    I know lots of you guys out there are either already playing the hell out of the demo for Left 4 Dead or, like me, waiting until the weekend to dive in. Of course, the weekend is the time when those pesky friends are always hanging around, saying how you should drink this or do that. This weekend, you need to take control of your destiny. Tell your pal to come over and play some split-screen… Read More

  • Oh boy! Left 4 Dead demo coming to PC and 360

    Oh boy! Left 4 Dead demo coming to PC and 360


    It’s definitely happening but it’s still being planned. Gabe says: “I don’t know what the date is for release on that, though. I think it’s going to contain the first part of one of the [game's four] campaigns. That’s a decision that [Valve marketing director] Doug Lombardi is making.” Well, if you were at PAX then you know how long the line was to… Read More

  • Valve announces dedicated servers for Left 4 Dead on 360

    Valve announces dedicated servers for Left 4 Dead on 360


    Boy am I excited for L4D. I got to play it at E3 and it was fun as hell, and although I never trust console ports of PC FPSes, at least Valve is doing it right. Playing online will, if I read this correctly, always take place on a dedicated server, which means no more juggling connections to find out who’s the best host. DLC (new weapons, maps, and monsters) will be quicker to come than… Read More

  • Left 4 Dead confirmed for November 20, says Gabe Newell

    Left 4 Dead confirmed for November 20, says Gabe Newell

    While Valve and EA have never divulged an actual launch date other than “November 2008″ for L4D, Gabe Newell made it known on video at GC that the game would launch on the 10th anniversary of Half-Life. “Left 4 Dead is going to be released on the tenth anniversary of Half-Life, our first game, so that will be on November 20th, the third week in… Read More

  • Left 4 Dead to debut at PAX for Xbox 360

    Left 4 Dead to debut at PAX for Xbox 360


    Devin loved L4D when he checked it out at E3 and I have yet to demo it, but I’ll take his word for it. Those of you lucky enough to make it to PAX will have the opportunity to see the world debut of L4D for the Xbox 360 platform, which means Devin gets to play it again. Bastard. As a side note, I’m stoked to be getting my Orange Box in the next couple days. I know I’m a… Read More

  • E3 2008: Project Origin, Left 4 Dead, and more

    E3 2008: Project Origin, Left 4 Dead, and more


    I’m checking in from E3 and it’s been, well, a stressful morning. I’d like to say for the record that Peter can’t drive, and that rental cars should come with compasses standard. But more pressing is the gaming news going on here — you saw our coverage of the big Nintendo event this morning, which was sweet, and now we’re cruising around the (surprisingly… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: "And you will know us by the trail of living dead" edition

    CrunchArcade: "And you will know us by the trail of living dead" edition


    This week in CrunchArcade: OS Mechas, iPhone hot rods, co-op zombie blasting, Mike Tyson, and a baby pixelsaurus. Get your gaming news, previews, and freebies here in pellet form. Read More