Archive for September, 2009

The New Boomer

September 28th, 2009 15 comments

Here’s what the Boomer looks like in Left 4 Dead 2:


Outfit looks exactly the same, but he’s lost his hair.

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Kim Swift Left 4 Dead 2 TGS 2009 Interview

September 26th, 2009 No comments
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The Real Life Actors that Look Like Left 4 Dead 2 Survivors

September 25th, 2009 21 comments

Great article by UniGameSity.

Have you ever asked yourself what if Valve decided to create a Left 4 Dead movie based on Left 4 Dead 2, who would play the lead characters (aka the survivors)? You probably didn’t and we can’t blame you, but I spent a few hours here in the Unigamesity trying to figure out which Holywood stars would best fit the roles of the L4D2 survivors and I have the answers. Check out the images to see the real life actors that could play the Left 4 Dead 2 survivors in a potential movie. Why? Because they look a lot like them!

1. Ellis – Matt Damon


Confident and disgusted of everything around him, Ellis the mechanic would be best played by Matt Damon. Not only that they look alike, but I’m also sure that they could both stick a baseball bat up a Boomer’s arse in a second!

2. Coach – James Avery


Probably best known as “Philip Banks” from the old sitcom Fresh Price of Bel Air (starring Will Smith), James Avery could certainly take on the role of a massive football coach ready to blast everything away with his bare hands.

3. Rochelle – Halle Berry


In Left 4 Dead 2, Rochelle plays a news reporter – a character that doesn’t seem to have anything in common with wielding big guns and battling zombies. The same can be said about Halle Berry: she seems oh, so innocent and sweet, but we all know that she can get pretty dirty. And lethal! Yes, lethal!

4. Nick – Kevin Spacey


He might be a bit older now than he was when he played the awesome role in The Usual Suspects, but Kevin Spacey definitely still has it and would do a great job playing a gambler and ex con – the exact type of character that is Nick, our last survivor. Just look into his eyes – don’t they just say “I’m gonna slowly smash a Tank’s head!”?

What do you think? Would these actors be the best choice for the real life survivors in Left 4 Dead 2?

Please note: I just want to make one things clear in case it’s not: there is no official word (as far as I know) about an upcoming Left 4 Dead movie with or without the “cast” suggested above!


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Valve Appeals Australia Ban of Left 4 Dead 2

September 24th, 2009 2 comments


Valve today announced the final verdict on ratings for the upcoming Left 4 Dead 2, while simultaneously announcing that they are going to appeal (no surprise there) Australia’s OFLC decision to refuse classification for the co-op zombie slaughterfest.

Here is a look at the status of L4D2 ratings are of this moment far:

PEGI (continental Europe) – 18+
ESRB (North America) – M
CERO (Japan) -Z (corresponds to Mature in US)
IFCO (Ireland) – Approved the title for classification.
USK (Germany) – 18+
Singapore – Mature 18
FPB (South Africa) – 18+
KGRB (Korea) -18+

OLFC New Zealand – In progress.
BBFC (UK) – In progress.
OFLC Australia – Refused to rate on September 19. Appealed September 23.


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New “Laser Sight Add-On” Revealed + Chainsaw Information

September 23rd, 2009 8 comments


-The chainsaw does appear to have a limited amount of fuel and, when exhausted, your Survivor will toss the weapon..
-Laser sight add-on makes firearms more precise.

The build of Left 4 Dead 2 that Valve brought to Tokyo Game Show really wasn’t that different from the version showed at PAX—with one exception, the addition of the chainsaw melee weapon.

The two level demo took place in the “Dark Carnival” campaign, the one that Totilo recently previewed during a visit to Valve. My play through of the third campaign so far revealed took a few tries to get right and a few to finally get the chainsaw to randomly spawn. But when it did, it was a force to be reckoned with.

Maybe a little too much of a force, as the chainsaw felt about as powerful—and as tangible—as a lightsaber from Star Wars. Slicing up zombies with the newest melee weapon seemed more disconnected than swinging an axe or frying pan, as the sound of chainsaw didn’t pack much of a punch.

It was also the first melee weapon I’d used in Left 4 Dead 2 that ran out of “ammo.” The chainsaw does appear to have a limited amount of fuel and, when exhausted, your Survivor will toss the weapon. That will ensure that the choice to pick up the chainsaw will carry with it consequences, even if it appears to be one of the more powerful melee weapons one can use in the game.

Beyond the ability to slice through infected humans like a knife through hot butter, we’re not sure yet what special attributes the chainsaw might have. The fire axe, for example, is perfect for dispatching the Witch—there’s even an Achievement for “crowning” the zombie with the axe—but Valve’s Kim Swift didn’t offer specific details on what the chainsaw would be best used for.

Outside of chainsaw usage, I got my first hands-on time with the laser sight add-on that makes firearms more precise and experienced my first battle with the Jockey. The former was a nice, if not immediately noticeable perk, but the latter was an impressive pain the ass. Battling the Jockey for steering rights—fortunately, no high ledges were nearby in the levels we played—should offer some interesting twists to multiplayer battles.

During our discussion with Swift, it sounds like there’s still plenty to be revealed about the game, including the two remaining campaigns, their respective “uncommon common” infected, new environmental hazards and a few new projectile weapons. Keep an eye peeled for more to come.


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Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Coming Next Month

September 23rd, 2009 3 comments


At a press conference held earlier today in Tokyo, EA took to the stage and revealed that a playable demo for Left 4 Dead 2 will be out next month.

It’s dated for October 27, and that’s all that was discussed. Not which platform that was for, not whether it was for pre-order customers or everyone, which map it was, nothin. That info will have to wait, it seems!


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Here’s More Left 4 Dead 2 Videos

September 22nd, 2009 2 comments

Two great videos for your satisfaction.

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Left 4 Dead 2 Dark Carnival Gameplay

September 21st, 2009 5 comments

You might have already seen this video, but it’s a good video that shows nearly all the special infected in action.

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September 20th, 2009 2 comments


Website Link:

I would like to take a moment to talk about L4D-360, a community forum about Left 4 Dead for people who play the Xbox 360 version of game. You might think “how does this relate to Left 4 Dead 2?” Well my friend, when you combine Left 4 Dead 2 with community, you get

L4D-360 specifically focuses on the Xbox 360 version of Left 4 Dead and is likely the top site (if not the only site) on the net that does it. Most Left 4 Dead fansites are based on the PC version. L4D-360 is not. If you’re looking for an active community of Xbox 360 owners to play Left 4 Dead with, then I suggest heading there. Left 4 Dead 2 is almost here too, so that’s even more reason to join.

So if you play Left 4 Dead and plan on playing Left 4 Dead 2 on the Xbox 360, then I encourage you all to join and become an active member there. Registration is absolutely free and you have nothing to lose.

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Left 4 Dead 2 – Chainsaw Gameplay

September 19th, 2009 4 comments

Although the video isn’t in English, it does show gameplay of the chainsaw melee weapon. Footage of the chainsaw is at 0:35 to 0:45 , and a better view is at 1:29.

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