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The Left 4 Dead Thread - DEMO OUT NOW

UberEvUberEv Registered User
edited November 2008 in Games and Technology
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Left 4 Dead is a multiplayer cooperative survival horror shooter in development by Valve Corporation based on the Source engine. There are two sides, the Survivors and Infected. Four players control the four Survivors, working their way through campaigns in rural and urban areas, fighting off dozens of the AI-controlled "infected" (fast, 28 Days Later style zombies). On top of the regular zombies, there are four player-controlled "boss zombies" all with unique powers for causing chaos. This mix of the dozens of AI-controlled infected zombies and the boss zombies makes for an entirely fresh co-op experience. Release is scheduled for the PC and Xbox 360 on November 20, 2008. - Left4Dead411

Housekeeping

Left 4 Dead Demo Information and How to Get in Early (While feeling dirty)

Valve is saying that the early demo for all preorders will begin on Thursday November 6th, with a public demo appearing on November 11th. Both demos are timed to expired after November 18th 2008, which is the release date of L4D. RPS Source

Gamertag and Steam ID Collections

We will begin collecting Gamertags and SteamID's beginning on November 1st. On Nov. 1st or after send me a PM and I will add you to the respective group.


Official Steam Group

Join the Official Penny Arcade Left 4 Dead Steam Group: Armadeaddon (DEAD)


Preordering

Preorder Left 4 Dead from the Steam Store for only $44.99!

You can also preorder Left 4 Dead at Gamestop and receive it for the price of $44.99 for PC, and $54.99 for Xbox 360.

News

October 22nd, 2008 - Back of the Box for Xbox 360
Spoiler:

September 26th, 2008 - System Requirements Announced for PC
Spoiler:

September 14th, 2008 - Information Compendium (Dated, but useful)
Spoiler:

August 25th, 2008 - Release Date Delay

Spoiler:

June 25th, 2008 - Original Release Date Announcement
Spoiler:

Before June 25th, 2008
Spoiler:
Player Listing

PA Steam Group Armadeaddon

Check out the group on Steam!

Xbox Live Gamertag Group - PA L4D

Send a friend invite to PA L4D to be entered into this group. We'll use this gamertag as a central hub for the 360, just like the steam group. I doubt we'll exceed 100, but if we do we'll figure that out when we get there.

Now, Discuss how much you want those demo codes!

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  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    So. Is the demo and/or game out yet?

  • CorranCorran VARegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    This thread sure is new yep.

  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    it comes out thoisday

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  • UberEvUberEv Registered User
    edited November 2008
    The demo codes are being sent out on Wednesday November 5th. The download will be available on Thursday November 6th.

  • DeMoNDeMoN Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    darklite_x wrote: »
    How long until someone mods the zombies to look like children?

    Couldn't let this strange little nugget get lost in the abyss.

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  • GreenPowerRangerGreenPowerRanger Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    well the demo comes out Thursday valve time, which probs means midday pst friday.. apparently they will inform you of when its out by sending everyone a bright blue polka..

  • GalagaGalaxianGalagaGalaxian Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Zandracon wrote: »
    So. Is the demo and/or game out yet?

    :|
    UberEv wrote: »
    Left 4 Dead Demo Information and How to Get in Early (While feeling dirty)

    Valve is saying that the early demo for all preorders will begin on Thursday November 6th, with a public demo appearing on November 11th. Both demos are timed to expired after November 18th 2008, which is the release date of L4D. RPS Source

    :?

    Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
  • DredZedDredZed Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm debating picking this up, but I'm not sure about preordering before I've gotten a chance to play the demo, so I'll probably wait until after the public demo launches and try that out a bit.

    Is there any particular advantage to getting the early demo by preordering early, or do you simply get the same demo a little earlier than the rest of the world?

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  • GearedGeared Registered User
    edited November 2008
    When do I have to pre-order to get the discount and the demo code? (PC version)

    "There are two skinny guys from Illinois who have made a difference, Abe Lincoln and Barrak Obama."
  • UberEvUberEv Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Geared wrote: »
    When do I have to pre-order to get the discount and the demo code? (PC version)

    Unless you need it boxed, just steam the sucker.

  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    This is going to be the greatest game ever made.

    ever

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  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Geared wrote: »
    When do I have to pre-order to get the discount and the demo code? (PC version)

    Buy it on Steam, right now.

  • GreenPowerRangerGreenPowerRanger Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Geared wrote: »
    When do I have to pre-order to get the discount and the demo code? (PC version)

    i would presume the pre order finishes on the 17th.. but don't hold me to that, also why not get it off steam, that way you don't need to wait on demo codes?

  • GreenPowerRangerGreenPowerRanger Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    This is going to be the greatest game ever made.

    ever

    I heard they replaced Louis with Barrack Obama

  • VerrVerr Registered User
    edited November 2008
    This game is going to be awesome! I can't wait to get munched on with the PA crew.

  • ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I hope the Xbox gets a demo as well, I need to play this. The only reason my brain hasn't exploded from the wait is that its already exploded from the gow2 wait... mmm exploded brraaaains.

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  • UberEvUberEv Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I can't believe that people are still posting in the old thread. That title is a bit of a giveaway... Echo, please lock the old thread.

  • ZetxZetx Lurker, Fixer Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Don't demand so much of our mods! :(

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  • GearedGeared Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Thanks for the answer, I'm getting it on steam but I don't get paid untill tommorow so I was wondering if I HAD to get it today to get the $5 off and the demo code.

    "There are two skinny guys from Illinois who have made a difference, Abe Lincoln and Barrak Obama."
  • mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yay a whole new thread! Its feels so clean in here...

    Now that LAST thread...:winky:

    "You're like a kitten! A kitten who doesn't speak Japanese." ~ Juliet Starling
  • MaticoreMaticore Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    A little over a day from now we'll be playing the L4D demo.

    Thrilling.

  • UberEvUberEv Registered User
    edited November 2008
    That last thread was a 10 month orgy of sex and destruction. I miss it already.

    Edit: Have I mentioned? Do you own a 360, Will you play L4D on it? Of course you will! So send a friend invite to PA L4D, our 360 group gamertag. Now supporting OVER six members!

  • MorkathMorkath Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Errg don't want to wait until thursday for zombie action...

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    This is going to be the greatest game ever made.

    ever

    I heard they replaced Louis with Barrack Obama

    That owns

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  • MarsMars Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Man, now I've got images of all the candidates in a zombie apocalypse in my head. Obama as Louis, McCain as Bill, Palin as Zoe.

    Joe Biden as Francis is probably the oddest.

  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Deputy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    So, I hear the title of Left 4 Dead has three words and two spaces.

    Every time you write parallel fifths, Bach kills a kitten.
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  • Mandalorian RoosterMandalorian Rooster Registered User
    edited November 2008
    It's nice to have the option of playing as the special enemies, minus the witch, but the only people I see giving it much play time are people trying to get their griefing out of their system. Most griefers will already be getting their fill be ruining other people's games.

    The other alternative is people who actually want to play as zombies and that's terrible. Undead sympathizing scum.

    So playing against someone in a versus mode is greifing? Wut?

  • GearedGeared Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Mars wrote: »
    Man, now I've got images of all the candidates in a zombie apocalypse in my head. Obama as Louis, McCain as Bill, Palin as Zoe.

    Joe Biden as Francis is probably the oddest.

    This MUST be modded in.

    "There are two skinny guys from Illinois who have made a difference, Abe Lincoln and Barrak Obama."
  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I can't wait to kill my computer with the demo.

    Spoiler:
    Steam
  • capable heartcapable heart Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Geared wrote: »
    Mars wrote: »
    Man, now I've got images of all the candidates in a zombie apocalypse in my head. Obama as Louis, McCain as Bill, Palin as Zoe.

    Joe Biden as Francis is probably the oddest.

    This MUST be modded in.

    Mercenaries 2 has apparently beat them to it. O_o

    Obama and Palin as DLC characters for Mercenaries 2
    http://www.g4tv.com/xplay/videos/34582/XPlay_Gaming_Update_103008.html
    http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/10/obama-palin-com.html

    edit: Still not sure if this is real.

    Back on topic: I'm sure a variety of celebrity and political "replacement models" for the infected will come out, if it is possible.

  • MarsMars Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It's nice to have the option of playing as the special enemies, minus the witch, but the only people I see giving it much play time are people trying to get their griefing out of their system. Most griefers will already be getting their fill be ruining other people's games.

    The other alternative is people who actually want to play as zombies and that's terrible. Undead sympathizing scum.

    So playing against someone in a versus mode is greifing? Wut?

    I can see where he's coming from, but in this instance, that's a good thing. Playing the infected is pretty much doing your very best to kick the survivors while they're down(often literally), but for once it's a playstyle that can be used productively. It's the best of everything, and it makes it easier for everyone to have their fun without stepping on anyone's toes.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Wait, demo impressions?

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  • MarsMars Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    jonxp wrote: »
    So, I hear the title of Left 4 Dead has three words and two spaces.

    Oh, I wanted to clear up this bit of information. The title has two words and two spaces. It also has a number.

    Shame on you, Jon, for perpetuating false information.

  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Deputy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Mars wrote: »
    jonxp wrote: »
    So, I hear the title of Left 4 Dead has three words and two spaces.

    Oh, I wanted to clear up this bit of information. The title has two words and two spaces. It also has a number.

    Shame on you, Jon, for perpetuating false information.

    Pfft, I'm a programmer. It's all an array of characters to me.

    Every time you write parallel fifths, Bach kills a kitten.
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  • Roland_tHTGRoland_tHTG Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    DeMoN wrote: »
    darklite_x wrote: »
    How long until someone mods the zombies to look like children?

    Couldn't let this strange little nugget get lost in the abyss.

    No doubt a few kid zombies would make it better.

    The most creepy part about Dawn of the Dead was the little girl in the beginning. D:

    roland even though you are just living life until ragnarok

    us mortals have to deal
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    jonxp wrote: »
    So, I hear the title of Left 4 Dead has three words and two spaces.

    Two words, one number!

  • Mandalorian RoosterMandalorian Rooster Registered User
    edited November 2008
    No. Griefers, as defined by dictionary.com: "Griefers differ from typical players in that they do not play the game in order to achieve objectives defined by the game world. Instead, they seek to harass other players, causing grief."

    If you're exploiting the game to stop the survivors, you're griefing. And will probably get banned from the PA L4D community. If you're playing the god damn game, you aren't griefing.

  • GreenPowerRangerGreenPowerRanger Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    jonxp wrote: »
    Mars wrote: »
    jonxp wrote: »
    So, I hear the title of Left 4 Dead has three words and two spaces.

    Oh, I wanted to clear up this bit of information. The title has two words and two spaces. It also has a number.

    Shame on you, Jon, for perpetuating false information.

    Pfft, I'm a programmer. It's all an array of characters to me.

    one of them is an integer..
    Spoiler:

  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Deputy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    jonxp wrote: »
    So, I hear the title of Left 4 Dead has three words and two spaces.

    Two words, one number!

    The two spaces is the important part!

    one of them is an integer..
    Spoiler:

    It's not an int, it is in the middle of a string!

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  • GreenPowerRangerGreenPowerRanger Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    jonxp wrote: »
    jonxp wrote: »
    So, I hear the title of Left 4 Dead has three words and two spaces.

    Two words, one number!

    The two spaces is the important part!

    one of them is an integer..
    Spoiler:

    It's not an int, it is in the middle of a string!

    fair play, you got me there... you wait till i get to play Tank then ill be an int, ill be the 1 that zombifies you.

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