Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott Leaders Flown to Valve

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Two founding members of a group organizing the boycott of Left 4 Dead 2 were recently flown in to Valve headquarters to see the game for themselves.

The two boycotters (shown left, flanking Valve president Gabe Newell) announced their playtest on the group's Steam page, reporting that Left 4 Dead 2 "seemed balanced and 'tight' and did not feel like a rushed job."

"What we can say with confidence is that the quality of gameplay in Left 4 Dead 2 is not in question; and it will only get better," they said following the visit, while adding that they will not give up the boycott until their "individual concerns are addressed."

The group's official charter demands that Valve release ongoing DLC for the original Left 4 Dead, convert Left 4 Dead 2 to a free update or an expansion, and give discounts for the sequel to Left 4 Dead owners.

Despite the duo's assurance that the boycott is not over, some members took the largely complimentary report to mean that the group had been "corrupted" by Valve.

"The boycott points still stand and you guys seem to be brainwashed by Valve," said Steam user $paqhett!e!s. "Boycotters need another group."

Other users were impressed with Valve's gesture, or simply impressed with Valve's trophy.

"That is an awesome trophey [sic]," said user -=RAWR=- DaNNaZ. "Who was that guy in the middle?"

Thanks to Smurfy12 for the heads-up.

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    September 9, 2009 11:56 AM

    Ha, way to go Valve.

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      September 9, 2009 12:05 PM

      Also I agree that we should start another boycott... maybe that way I can get flown to Valve, too!