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Back when I was in college, I got myself an Xbox 360 and occasionally spent weekends playing drunk Halo with my friends in our dorm rooms. But that was before someone introduced me to Steam and all of the wonders of online multiplayer gameplay in Team Fortress 2. After that, I never looked back to the Xbox.
After a week of trying to play on shaky servers, one brave Left 4 Dead 2 modder has taken matters into their own hands. Assuming you can jump into a round of the game, you can now unleash your fury at those servers by blowing up, well, those servers.
Valve's digital games platform Steam has set another usage record. Over 7.6 million gamers were using Steam simultaneously on December 29th.
Steam is broke. You want to know why? Because the internet broke it. You want to know why? Because Valve was being too generous for their own good.
After the teases by a Valve employee and a countdown site hosted on a Russian server went live around the same time, all of it kind of pointing to GamesCom 2013, many people brushed it off as Valve being the trolls that they are. However, a screencap of a changelog has gone public showcasing that they have been working on Left 4 Dead 3 and the Source Engine 2.
If you're looking for cheap entertainment this weekend, Steam's got a couple options for you. Left 4 Dead 2 and Sonic And All-Stars Racing Transformed are both free to play through the digital games platform for the next couple days.
The enemies of Left 4 Dead 2 invade Resident Evil 6 and the heroes from Left 4 Dead 2 also make an appearance in Capcom's zombie-survival shooter. The trailer is surprisingly well polished and I was a bit shocked to see how well the Left 4 Dead 2 crew mesh with the environment and atmosphere from Resident Evil 6.
Yesterday Valve Software and Capcom announced that Resident Evil 6 and Left 4 Dead 2 will be invading each other. The first screenshots show Left 4 Dead 2 characters battling it out in Resident Evil 6.
Resident Evil 6 for home consoles garnered a lot of mixed reviews (to put it lightly) and it was coming off a time when Capcom's reputation was pretty much trying to claw its way out of the gutter. Well, Capcom found a way to completely restore trust in the Resident Evil brand and it doesn't include handing over more movie rights to Paul W.S. Anderson. Instead, they're teaming up with Gaben.
This weekend Valve announced that they'll be providing official support for the Left 4 Dead 2 community-made campaign "Warcelona." After installing the map pack, you'll be able to play it on the official game servers.
Valve Software has something special planned for Halloween time. They will be letting all gamers try out Left 4 Dead 2 for no charge this weekend. In L4D2, a team of four survivors must escape the zombie apocalypse. They'll fend off the hordes of zombies using a mixture of firearms and melee weapons.
Here's something we can all file under the category of “Why, God? WHY?!”: According to director Drew Goddard, a Left 4 Dead 2/Cabin in the Woods DLC tie-in was in the works back when the movie was fist being produced.
The wait for Left 4 Dead 2's Cold Stream downloadable content is finally over - as long as you own a PC or Mac. Valve was unable to release the Xbox 360 version of the DLC today.
Valve has announced on their official blog that Left 4 Dead 2 and digital distribution service Steam are coming in full force to Ubuntu. This has been one of Valve's goals for quite some time and they didn't just want their games and service on Linux, they wanted them working like a horse in a bailey field.
Valve has been play-testing the Cold Stream downloadable content for Left 4 Dead 2 for over a year now. They just realized how ridiculously excessive that is and plan to release Stream through Xbox Live on July 24th.