Friday, November 14th 2008

Left 4 Dead Gone Gold, Pre-Loading Now

Valve, creator of the best-selling game franchises Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike, is letting everyone know that its upcoming zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead, has gone gold and is on schedule to become widely available next week. Additionally, the game can now be pre-loaded. Those who pre-order the game via Steam save 10% off the regular price and may now pre-load the game so when it become available at 12:01 am EST on November 18, 2008 they'll only need to download a little piece of the game code and start the game right away. The pre-order discount is also available for both the PC and 360 versions at participating retail outlets.
Left 4 Dead is the new survival action game from Valve for the PC and Xbox 360 that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games. Playable in single player, co-operative, and multiplayer modes, Left 4 Dead is one of the most anticipated releases of 2008 and winner of numerous pre-launch awards, including Best of E3 from multiple outlets. A demo version of the game was also made available today.Source: Steam
Add your own comment

20 Comments on Left 4 Dead Gone Gold, Pre-Loading Now

#1
csendesmark
W8ing for unlock!!1 :)

tick tock
3d 17h
Posted on Reply
#2
KieranD
ZOMG cant wait for this game
Posted on Reply
#3
mdm-adph
How's this demo version different from the one people have been playing for a few days now?
Posted on Reply
#4
ASharp
It's the same thing. I think the line was just misquoted. It should read: "The official demo for the game is available now through November 17 for the PC and Xbox 360." This does not imply that the demo just came out today.

Can't wait for the official release. Kind of hesitant on purchasing though. It's a great game and all but I'm not sure how many people I'll have to play with. Playing with people you know is a lot more fun than playing on your own.
Posted on Reply
#5
mdm-adph
Ah -- thought they had maybe released a better demo today. :p

I've been having fun playing with people I know on the demo, too, but I just don't want to spend $45 on it. :p

Maybe if the price comes down or it gets released in a nice package deal, kinda like this. :D
Posted on Reply
#6
DirtStyle
by: ASharp
It's the same thing. I think the line was just misquoted. It should read: "The official demo for the game is available now through November 17 for the PC and Xbox 360." This does not imply that the demo just came out today.

Can't wait for the official release. Kind of hesitant on purchasing though. It's a great game and all but I'm not sure how many people I'll have to play with. Playing with people you know is a lot more fun than playing on your own.
I'm pretty sure you won't ever have to worry about playing by yourself. The game is great and very difficult on the hardest setting. The xbox360 version seemed a little dumbed down for console players though. I guess they feel console goes to the masses. Valve is great i"m still addicted to tf2. This game will only distract me but it will be worth every penny.
Posted on Reply
#7
DirtStyle
by: mdm-adph
Ah -- thought they had maybe released a better demo today. :p

I've been having fun playing with people I know on the demo, too, but I just don't want to spend $45 on it. :p

Maybe if the price comes down or it gets released in a nice package deal, kinda like this. :D
Heads up its listed in that package deal. I bought that package deal a couple years ago.
Posted on Reply
#9
Mussels
Moderprator
been playing it for a few days now (the demo) with friends.

Great system, the "friends only" mode works awesome... so long as my friends have steam open, they get these little popups they can click and bam, they're in my server.

problems we've had have only occured in the last 12 hours or so, there was a steam update and an update to the game, that have cause us connection problems (steam keeps logging out repeatedly for a few of my friends)
Posted on Reply
#10
FatForester
by: cheesemonkey
great demo but i keep crashing.... :|
Yea, it crashes at the most inopportune times too. I can't stand the infamous sound loop that happens when Valve games crash. I guess it happens with other games as well, but it really gets to me when it happens with TF2 / CSS / HL2 / L4D.
Posted on Reply
#11
Mussels
Moderprator
cheese and fatforester: both of you have x-fi cards. this could be related... do yourselves a favour and disable that, and see if you still have issues with your onboard sound.
Posted on Reply
#12
TooFast
there was an update to fix the crashing.
Posted on Reply
#13
AphexDreamer
by: TooFast
there was an update to fix the crashing.
I can confirm as well. have not crashed since the update.
Posted on Reply
#14
tigger
I'm the only one
Yeah agree on the x-fail causing the crashes,the hl engine used to crash on my pc with a looping gun sound usually,not now i dumped it.
Posted on Reply
#15
DEFEATEST
Played the demo, ran fine kinda fun but as I suspected it gets boring fast. No 50 bucks for this as I'm sure after a couple of somewhat funny and somewhat exiliarating rounds it will get stale. That's my 2 canadian cents. ( .025 american) ;)
Posted on Reply
#16
J-Man
I can't wait for Tuesday myself. As soon as I heard about it, I literally immediately pre ordered it. We all need to play!
Posted on Reply
#17
Gregsm
by: DEFEATEST
Played the demo, ran fine kinda fun but as I suspected it gets boring fast. No 50 bucks for this as I'm sure after a couple of somewhat funny and somewhat exiliarating rounds it will get stale. That's my 2 canadian cents. ( .025 american) ;)
+1. Played through the 2 levels in offline mode on normal and it was so short, repetitive and out of control. I mean when you walk indoors and suddenly like 20 people sprint at you, you start shooting randomly in all direction from pressure, and playing in team doest seem add any meaning. All you care about in the moment of ambush is how to escape and shoot all around you. So either this or take out idle zombies without effort because they just standing. Its also isnt scary at all, if it meant to be, because you can always revive or respawn and you getting used to ambushes after few times. So overall this game didnt impress me. Except the native co-op, achievements and match finder, doom 3 with coop mod isnt worse. Btw whats up with 50 clip m16? Is it realistic or just for balance?
Posted on Reply
#18
Ravenas
Great demo folks but crashes too often. That or you can't play because lag doesn't permit.

This isn't one of those Valve games that makes me very interested though. It's like Valve took the entire world of Half-Life and put zombies in it. Furthermore, I hate how linear and confined the game can be. I'm just basing this off the demo though...

The pros of the game are the fact that you can kill zombies in awesome ways and the zombies look like Valve took a very close look at 28 days and 28 weeks later. Team work is also a must in this game, kinda cool.

One thing I don't like about the game though is that it looks and plays and feels like a console game ported to the PC. idk...just does.
Posted on Reply
#19
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Ravenas
Great demo folks but crashes too often. That or you can't play because lag doesn't permit.
yeah. that happened after the patches... most of its because the game is confined to online mode atm, and it keeps spazzing out with what i'll call crack detection. it keeps thinking steam is offline or not running, and therefore drops out of the game. No idea why thats in a demo.

by: Ravenas

This isn't one of those Valve games that makes me very interested though. It's like Valve took the entire world of Half-Life and put zombies in it. Furthermore, I hate how linear and confined the game can be. I'm just basing this off the demo though...
Its not too linear... theres at least two routes through most areas, and you can always have the room to backtrack, or split into teams of two.

by: Ravenas

The pros of the game are the fact that you can kill zombies in awesome ways and the zombies look like Valve took a very close look at 28 days and 28 weeks later. Team work is also a must in this game, kinda cool.
agreed 100%. the zombies look good, they die good, and teamwork is a must - loners get attacked by the bosses, and cant do a damn thing without backup.

by: Ravenas

One thing I don't like about the game though is that it looks and plays and feels like a console game ported to the PC. idk...just does.
well... yeah. but its simple and it works. its not like some console games, where the controls hold you back or anything.
Posted on Reply
#20
Ravenas
by: Mussels

well... yeah. but its simple and it works. its not like some console games, where the controls hold you back or anything.
Yeah, you're right it doesn't go as far as say Gears of War, but it does give the player a hint of console port, especially if you've been a long time avid PC gamer.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment