Left 4 Dead 2

PC, XB360, MAC / Action / Release: Nov 17, 2009 / ESRB: M

Rock Band Dev Harmonix Sold, Goes Solo

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 23, 2010 2:00pm PST

Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix has successfully been sold, former owner Viacom announced today, to itself--going privately-owned...

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"Who owns the rights to the Rock Band IP? We honestly don't need a third music game series."

- f4lln see all 14 comments

Viacom Sued Over Rock Band Payouts by Former Harmonix Shareholders, Founders

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 21, 2010 6:20am PST

A group of ex-shareholders in Rock Band developer Harmonix, including several studio founders, are suing its parent company Viacom, Gamasutra...

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"This sounds a lot like the, "They'll NEVER sue us because they KNOW if they do, we'll sell their ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 25 comments

Shack PSA: Both Left 4 Deads Bundled for $10.19 on Steam as 'The Sacrifice' DLC Arrives

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 05, 2010 4:00pm PDT

Left 4 Dead's new DLC, 'The Sacrifice,' launched today, and in a move that's as much awesome as it is likely to cause some Xbox RAGE, Valve is...

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"I really enjoyed The Sacrifice... not bad for free! It is a top quality campaign, and among my ..."

- diamondspider see all 44 comments

Left 4 Dead Mac Launch Due by Halloween

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 04, 2010 5:58am PDT

Valve is hoping to release the original Left 4 Dead on Mac "in time to celebrate Halloween," the developer revealed yesterday. There's also a...

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"I'm curious as to what it takes to get L4D ported to Mac, since they've already ported HL2 ..."

- Qwiggalo see all 20 comments

Your First, Harrowing Glimpse at Left 4 Dead's Upcoming DLC "The Sacrifice"

By Xav de Matos, Oct 01, 2010 11:20am PDT

The latest downloadable content for L

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"I love how Bill lights the molly with his cigarette... (looks like it)"

- YiddleYesku see all 37 comments

Valve Confirms Left 4 Dead and L4D2 DLC for Oct. 5

By Brian Leahy, Sep 27, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Valve has confirmed that 'The Sacrifice', DLC for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, will be released on October 5 for the PC and Xbox 360. It...

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"With Dead Rising 2 coming out tomorrow this kind of feels like Valve trying to take Capcoms ..."

- agentboolen see all 17 comments

Left 4 Dead Sacrifice DLC Comic Launches Tomorrow, 'Follow the Liter' Mutation Returns

By Xav de Matos, Sep 13, 2010 8:15am PDT

The original Left 4 Dead crew are about to make a big sacrifice, and the long promised prequel comic that delves into the past of the zombie...

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"Then a L4D2 comic will come out, and we'll find out that the briefcase full of guns and money ..."

- pseudomelon see all 20 comments

Valve Reveals 'The Sacrifice' DLC for Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, 'No Mercy' Coming to L4D2 [Updated]

By Xav de Matos, Aug 21, 2010 8:15am PDT

[Update: 08.22.2010] Valve has reportedly told PC Gamer that "The Sacrifice" will launch on October 5. The PC and Mac version will launch for free...

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"Thank you valve! this is why i like Left 4 dead 2, they add tons of cool stuff every week! first ..."

- Tobykaani see all 67 comments

Valve Details the Reaction and Success of Left 4 Dead 2 Mutations

By Xav de Matos, Aug 06, 2010 10:00am PDT

With a dozen Left 4 Dead 2 "Mutations" released in as many weeks, Valve has collected a detailed breakdown of the modes developed to tweak the...

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"The L4D community leaves me scratching my head more often than not. Take for instance the ..."

- dookiebot see all 15 comments

Shack PSA: Steam Discounts Left 4 Dead 2, ARMA II & More in the Final Day of its Summer-themed Sale

By Xav de Matos, Jul 04, 2010 10:10am PDT

Today is the last day in the, "Please! My wallet is begging you to stop" sale on Steam (otherwise known as the Perils of Summer sale).As expected,...

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"im enjoying sam and max a ton. well written. crashes randomly sometimes though"

- sanewave see all 89 comments

Left 4 Dead 2 Mutation Demands Headshots; Patch Brings Versus Changes

By Brian Leahy, Jun 18, 2010 4:00pm PDT

The Left 4 Dead 2 mutation for owners of "The Passing" DLC for the next week is "Headshot!". In this mode, only headshots and decapitations will...

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"That's fuckin' hot. Next in line: double tap mutator. This might actually get me playing the ..."

- etherealrhythm see all 19 comments

Prima Launches In-Game Steam Guides

By Brian Leahy, May 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Prima, longtime provider of video game strategy guides, will now be offering digital guides through Steam. Using the Steam overlay, guides can also...

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" It's not a particularly bad idea. However, most people can buy the game for the some amount of ..."

- Skillmore see all 41 comments

'Show Us Your Left 4 Dead' Contest Winners

By Chris Faylor, May 18, 2010 9:40am PDT

Our "Show Us Your Left 4 Dead Art Contest and Giveaway" has come to a close--the votes tallied, the commenters randomly chosen--and now it's time...

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"I love you shacknews. You are the best. Thank you for the free cd key!!! thank you"

- rusboy see all 86 comments

Left 4 Dead 2 Mutation Features the Gnome

By Brian Leahy, May 14, 2010 9:00pm PDT

The next mutation for Left 4 Dead 2 has gone into effect and will last until next Friday. This week, players can play "Last Gnome On Earth", which...

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""Realism Versus, has already been made into a permanent game mode." Really, how do I setup a ..."

- coyoterys see all 24 comments

Contest: Show Us Your Left 4 Dead

By Chris Faylor, May 08, 2010 8:00am PDT

[Update - 11:40am CST on May 18] With the day upon us, we've announced the winners. [Update - 12:15pm CST on May 11] Submissions for the art...

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"This contest is sweet! That xbox looks awesome, good luck to all the entries!"

- flib906 see all 162 comments