Left 4 Dead 2

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  1. MAMA

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    2 months to go! :sheena:

    For those who haven't played the first (and you SHOULD), its a 4 player co-op based FPS based in a city where 28 Days Later meets Dawn of the Dead.

    You might have heard or seen "PILLS HERE!" around the internets, comes from Left 4 Dead where pills found scattered around a level temporarily boost health levels.

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    L4D 2 takes in New Orleans and features different branching paths and some awesome new weapons (including a frying pan!).

    And aout 4 new Special Infected, including the horrific-looking 'Spitter' below:

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    Fucking gross.

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  2. DrEAmFish

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    is the game where everyone was complaining because it is coming out so soon after the first?
     
  3. MAMA

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    Yep. The game was actually developed by another company but Valve picked it up late in its dev-cycle and were unhappy with it upon release because they said it felt incomplete.

    They also released it with the promise of DLC but have only delivered one installment so far with another one dropping just before the release of L4D2, so half the complainers have stfu, the other half stfu when they saw what a comprehensive improvement L4D2 is.

    If you have an Xbox 360 or a decent PC I recommend you give it a go, its great fun online, especially with friends.
     
  4. MAMA

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    Banned in Australia :smoke:
     
  5. Raucous Bitch

    Raucous Bitch Apparently, Winter is Coming

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    Is it really banned in Aus? Lulz.

    I played for a while with my housemate and his online game crowd but it was all a little bit srs bsns for me. Killing zombies, what's not to love! The new one looks amazing as well.

    My Dad's housemate is proper obsessed with it! :D
     
  6. delirium

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    Oooo!

    And my housemate has a 360. I'll get a game shipped over.
     
  7. MAMA

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    Preparing for the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse!

    I have played so much L4D that I am confident that I would be a HERO in a world overrun with the undead. Provided there is unlimited ammo, medikits, pills and guns lying around everywhere.
     
  8. MAMA

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    Good news, Left 4 Dead 2 was resubmitted for classification in Australia last week, will most likely pass.

    Also, Left 4 Dead 2 demo goes up on XBLA on October 27 :rusty:
     
  9. delirium

    delirium TOODLES FUCKFACE

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    Though this is good news, it makes me want it a little less :D

    This may explains a LOT about my love life
     
  10. MAMA

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    Left 4 Dead 2 will be released in Australia in the form of a 'revised' edition. I guess everyone in AU could just import from New Zealand.
     
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  12. MAMA

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    Man, I've only played it twice. The first time I got yelled at for being shit (admittedly I had just bought the game), the second time I was playing with Fail and the Gang.

    I dunno, I hope its better in L4D2. I'd probably give it more of a chance if I was playing (local) beginners.
     
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    I hate playing online with idiots who act like it's the fucking World Championship.
     
  14. MAMA

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    All. Over. My. Face.

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    My Game of the Year confirmed :ken:
     
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    I just found vs boring. Constant stream of hunters and tanks... none of the suspense of the co-op mode.
     
  16. henZ

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    Is there a proper single player story mode in this?
     
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    Single player is rubbish. Its the co-op with AI and the AI just doesn't make up for 3 other people playing whatsoever.
     
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    Ya, L4D is designed for multiplayer. Of course, you can play alone, but it isn't as fun. Its kind of like playing Solitaire :(
     
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    Gamespot's L4D2 hands-on with the Hard Rain mission, Xbox 360 version

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    3 long ass weeks to go :(
     
  21. MAMA

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    You might want it a little more now because Australia is once again getting the censored version (as are Germany).
     
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    Demo today/tomorrow, depending where you are :sheena::sheena::sheena:
     
  23. delirium

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    I can get NZ's version easily enough (it seems). I do love a good zombie game. If only my housemate would fix his surround sound :(
     
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    Well fuck that dragon game or whatever I just bought, I turned on the 360 only to see Left 4 Dead 2 demo was on the Marketplace.

    Holy shit.

    GAME OF THE CENTURY :D
     
  25. PercyPig

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    I'm downloading it now. Should be ready tomorrow. 1.6GB!
     
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    1.69GB was pretty big, but it only took about 10 mins to download! I love the new Special Infected, the weapons, everything is just a huge improvement over the first game. The Jockey is both grotesque and dangerous. The levels are much more open this time around, you really can't just camp in a corner too often any more.

    Can't wait for the full game!!
     
  27. delirium

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    I had never actually played the original, but having discovered my housemate's 360, bought a second hand copy for just $34 over the weekend. We are already both obsessed :D

    I keep getting killed in the sewers though :(
     
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    Was playing L4D1 last night again (my new 4890 is awesome, everything turned up to the max, PC doesn't bat an eyelid)... new campaign Crash Course was REALLY HARD! We couldn't do the "lower the big van" bit without being nailed.
     
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    I'm not far off dreaming about playing this game. Dating, seeing friends, working and having glorious weather all gets in the way of sitting in front of a computer and shooting zombies. BAH!
     
  30. MAMA

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    The game is very addictive. Just wait when you're walking down the street and you suddenly think to yourself "what would I do when the Zombie Apocalypse strikes".

    Seen as you're dating, you might want to think if that person would be a help during the Zombie Apocalypse... or a liability :p
     
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  31. delirium

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    Well, considering he was squirming at Dead Set and made me turn it off when Davina got eaten... I suspect he wouldn't be TOO useful.

    *I* on the other hand would be throwing pipe bombs with joy and shooting anything that moved.
     
  32. MAMA

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    Its out mofo's

    IGN AU - 9.0

    Here's the GameTrailers review

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    :basil:
     
  33. MAMA

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    It has come to my attention that there are a series of porno's titled "Left 4 Head".

    I don't know about you but I'm certainly curious about some zombie porn.
     
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    Oh also, Valve have upgraded the dedicated servers for the 360 version!
     
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    Left 4 Dead 2 sells 2 million units in 2 weeks

    Wowzers. This doesn't even include Steam sales (as they aren't tracked).

    Also, why does this thread have so many views? :|
     
  37. delirium

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    I would love to buy this but I still can't complete the finale of Mercy Hospital or Blood Harvest on Advanced (let alone expert!)
     
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  39. MAMA

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    Have fun with L4D2 then because they've certainly ramped up the difficulty :zombie: I can run through every level on Advanced without healing in L4D, but in L4D2 I have a hard time just staying alive.

    The worst new Special Infected is the Charger, without question. The Jockey is also incredibly annoying and once its moved you far enough away from the rest of the Survivors, you know its over.

    I really like the Spitter though, shes pretty awesome. Wondering witch is great too. There is also the Boomette, the female version of the boomer :black:

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    I forgot to post this (much) earlier, but I'm liking the revised look of the survivors (compared to the original prototype in my OP above)

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    Ellis and Rochelle are great to listen to IMO, and there is loads of funny graffiti in the Safe Rooms like there was in the first

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    I LOVE THIS GAME :disco:
     
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    Now that is great humor :D
     

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