Left 4 Dead (multiplat)

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  1. RobertR1

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    The multi-player aspect has had me intrigued for a while. Although I can't recall if it forces you to find a buddy? I doubt it. In which case the CPU controlled characters will be crucial.
     
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    Source engine looks really aged in this..not sure why website previews seem to rave about it, as terrible as I think it looks graphically.
     
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    I'm really hoping Valve will introduce a more dynamic lighting system soon. I imagine that would come with Episode 3 though, *sigh* Valve time...
     
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    Somewhat dated graphics aside, this game looks real fun. Co-op rules.
     
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    All the feedback on this game is very positive on GFW Radio. In fact, they've been saying that every version they've played is worth of release, and are a little frustrated that Valve keep sitting and tweaking this one. Oh well, here's hoping the extra time is worth it.
     
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    Well well well......

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=195936
     
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    Is this game really released a few days from Gears 2? Is that a wise strategy?
     
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    Well, they're releasing it for PC too, it's not like there'll be any competition there.
     
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    Yeah, they'll do a lot of business on the PC and there's no reason not to release the 360 simultaneously. I'm sure they want to be out before Christmas. Basically any release dates in the October-December timeframe don't matter. It's all "holiday" release.
     
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    Yeah, it certainly isnt the graphical marvel that it was 4 years ago. But I guess Valve is trying to make it accessible to anyone, particularly people with older rigs.

    Nonetheless my friends and I are anticipating this game's release for some 4 player zombie slayin :twisted: (GTFO RE5 *runs*)
     
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    First 360 gameplay footage.

    Farm Fight
    Urban Battleground
    Subway
    Last Stand

    1UP

    GameSpy

     
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    Left 4 Dead for Xbox 360 Using Dedicated Servers on Live

     
  16. RobertR1

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    Looks like Valve has a pledged a 10mil marketing campaign for this:

    http://www.edge-online.com/features/left-4-deads-10m-ad-campaign

    ""People had really strong reactions to Left 4 Dead when we started showing it," said Valve managing director Gabe Newell in an interview. "Our pre-orders are running 60 percent ahead of Orange Box. This in combination with the fact that it is a new IP made us think that an extensive marketing program made a lot of sense."

    About half of the campaign's dollars will go towards television advertising. Valve has secured 30-second "high impact, premium placement" spots during USC, Notre Dame, Monday Night and Thanksgiving football broadcasts.

    A Valve presentation said the commercials will mix humor and horror and will air November 9 through 28 on ABC, ESPN, Fox, MTV, Comedy Central, USA, Spike TV and other networks.

    The studio also plans on substantial spending for environmental ads that involve billboards, buses, train station takeovers, jumbotrons, Go Mobile trucks and other venues.

    Valve said it will "saturate" New York, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco with the outdoor ads, along with key placements in Minneapolis and Dallas, peaking throughout the month of November."

    The 360 will 2 major exclusive marketing blitz in Nov with Gears 2 and now Left 4 Dead. That's huge!
     
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    http://games.kikizo.com/features/valve-doug-lombardi-left-4-dead-interview-p1.asp
     
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    Strange. I seem to have somehow missed all these 60 fps games the industry is forcing upon itself...
     
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    Well, it's Doug Lombardi, take whatever he says with a few handfuls of salt.
     
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