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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this latest installment of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jim Sterling and Jordan Devore to commiserate over Valve's seeming decision to prioritize Left 4 Dead 3 ahead of Half-Life 3. Plus, John Carmack has joined the team developing the Oculus Rift VR headset, but is anybody going to care anymore once the thing is actually in consumer hands?

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Valve

Sources say Left 4 Dead 3 leak is the real deal


It's not just Dota 2 all day every day
Aug 07
// Jordan Devore
Recent evidence has pointed to Left 4 Dead 3's existence, as if such a thing were ever truly in question. Of course there's going to be another one, eventually. A photograph of a change log that mentioned "L4D3" and "Source 2...
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Elder Scrolls Online, Shark Hunting in ACIV & Xbox 720


The Destructoid Show has to go to the bathroom
Aug 06
// Max Scoville
Hey everybody! Here's another episode of The Destructoid Show! Because Tuesday! Some sneaky Redditors have uncovered evidence pointing to the existence of Left 4 Dead 3, Bethesda has finally shown off The Elder Scrolls ...
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Plus Source 2 gets mentioned again
Fans from the Reddit DOTA 2 community went on a tour of Valve recently and some secrets may have been spilled among the many photos that were taken. A picture of an employee's computer screen was captured, and upon closer ins...

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The wonderful world of Left 4 Dead 2 mods


Because why not?
Jul 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Left 4 Dead 2? It's a fun game. It's made even better thanks to all the amazing mods the community has created. Enjoy this compilation of Teletubbies, raptors, Koopa Troopas, Storm Troopers, cats, Justin Bieber, My Little Pony, Aliens, and so much more craziness. [Thanks, Lucas!]
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Xbox Live sale

Forza Horizon is $15 today on Xbox Live


'Ultimate Game Sale'
Jul 04
// Jordan Devore
Day three of Xbox Live's "Ultimate Game Sale" has a few surprises. Or maybe that's just me still learning to accept that console deals are finally coming around. Today only, you can grab the following discounted games: The W...
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Valve

Valve has experimented with sweat-monitoring Left 4 Dead


Still interested in biofeedback
May 06
// Jordan Devore
At the NeuroGaming 2013 Conference and Expo this month, Valve's Mike Ambinder spoke about biofeedback experiments that the company has been working on, reports GamesBeat. Most notably, he mentioned that Valve put together a s...
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RE6 x L4D2

See Left 4 Dead 2's cast in Resident Evil 6


Those Mini-Tanks are strangely adorable
Mar 22
// Jordan Devore
Resident Evil 6 is out today on Steam and all I can say is, hey, points for trying. If you want to play this game, doing so on PC is by all accounts the way to go. Following up on its announcement of a crossover with Left 4 ...
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PSN > Steam?

PSN is better than Steam due to Bronies and pro gamers?


Which gaming network is nicest?
Feb 27
// Jim Sterling
Every now and then, I stumble upon something written by somebody else that I find interesting enough to share with you, my lovely readers. They needn't be written by developers or pundits, either. Take, for example, this humb...
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Left 4 Dead 2 mods

Helm's Deep map added to official Left 4 Dead 2 servers


Speaking of which, you should play it
Feb 22
// Jordan Devore
The Lord of the Rings-inspired Helm's Deep Reborn map for Left 4 Dead 2 really was one of the highlights of my journey through the Steam Workshop. It's nice, then, to see a nod from the team at Valve -- the Survival mode-only...
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Left 4 Dead 2 PC

Expanded mod support for Left 4 Dead 2 enters beta


New and improved Mutation System
Feb 12
// Jordan Devore
Valve has released an Expanded Mutation System for Left 4 Dead 2, which will first be available with a beta release before wider distribution. Essentially, this is an improved scripting system that will allow modders "to go p...
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Left 4 Dead 2 mods

My quest to find the best mods for Left 4 Dead 2


A bizarre trip through the Steam Workshop
Feb 02
// Jordan Devore
Mods are hardly new for Left 4 Dead 2, but now that Valve has added full Steam Workshop support, it's easier than ever to find and install user-created content. Literally, it's as easy as locating a promising-looking mod with...
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VELOCIRAPTORS!!!


Best Left 4 Dead 2 mod ever
Jan 23
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Okay, so this is a bit of an old mod but it's making a comeback now that the Steam Workshop is live for Left 4 Dead 2. Yes. Play as velociraptors in Left 4 Dead 2. So. Good. Velociraptors [Left 4 Dead 2, Via Reddit]
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Left 4 Dead 2 mods

Zombies with hats: Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop is live


Thousands of campaigns, skins, and weapons to be added
Jan 18
// Jason Cabral
You have to love Valve. Not only does it empower customers with the tools to create unique content for its games, but the company also gives them an easily accessible means in which to share that content with others! True to ...
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Left 4 Dead 2

Valve may resubmit Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia


Co-op shooter was originally rated MA15+
Jan 17
// Alasdair Duncan
The cuts made to Left 4 Dead 2 on its release in Australia were another example of the country's inconsistent rating system before the recent introduction of an R18+ rating. Valve is now considering resubmitting the co-op zom...
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Simon Pegg endorses 'Left 4 Winchester' mod


Oct 09
// Alasdair Duncan
Simon Pegg's love of zombies and indeed Left 4 Dead 2 is well documented, but it could be that his blessing will breathe new life into a stagnant mod. Left 4 Winchester was a mod started in 2009 based on the comedy zombie hit...
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The Matrix meets the Source Filmmaker


Aug 09
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
This is what I've been waiting for. Ever since the Source Filmmaker was announced, I've been anticipating some top quality animations. The initial stuff has been great, but you need time to learn the inner workings of such a...
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Free Left 4 Dead crossover DLC released for PAYDAY on PC


Jul 26
// Jordan Devore
That collaborative Mercy Hospital Heist for PAYDAY: The Heist is now available for free on Steam. The original reveal for this content was rather unexpected, but I've since grown to like it, conceptually. The fact that it doe...
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Valve talks about Left 4 Dead 2 and Steam for Ubuntu


Jul 17
// Jordan Devore
Valve's Linux team has started a blog detailing what, exactly, it's up to. The first order of business was to port Left 4 Dead 2 over to Ubuntu. Currently, they are "getting the Steam client onto Linux with full functionality...
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Valve: if Steam sales killed games, we wouldn't do them


Jul 17
// Jim Sterling
Valve has defended its policy of offering insane discounts during Steam sales, responding to Electronic Arts' hypocritical accusation that such discounts cheapen intellectual property. Business development boss Jason Hol...
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WOAH! Left 4 Dead running on a PlayStation Vita


Jul 06
// Dale North
Through magic, hacking, and ungodly trickery you can see Valve's Left 4 Dead running on a PS Vita. Well, kinda. One YouTube user, digitalarts001, has tweaked the PlayStation Suite to let him control Left 4 Dead running a PC ...
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The DTOID Show: Bring on the uncensored violence!


Jun 18
// Tara Long
That's right, folks - I'm back in the studio after a week-long vacation, and I've got my party shoes on! You know, the orthopaedic ones with extra arch support? (I have fragile bones.) Anyway, on today's show, we've got a tr...
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Payday's criminals visit Left 4 Dead's No Mercy hospital


Jun 15
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Update: The official YouTube video was taken down, but IGN managed to snag it before it was hidden.] I've been looking forward to seeing how the whole Payday: The Heist and Left 4 Dead crossover was going to happen. Today, ...
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The DTOID Show: New Wii U, Left 4 Payday & Dragon's Dogma


May 22
// Max Scoville
[Update: It's not Monday, but here's Monday's show, which didn't get uploaded until late last night. Sorry!]Hey guys! It's Monday, which means Garfield is gonna binge-eat a bunch of Lasagnas and I'm grouchy.  Today's bi...
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Payday: The Heist crossing over with Left 4 Dead


May 21
// Jim Sterling
It's almost impossible to describe Payday: The Heist without bringing up Left 4 Dead. The crime caper is undeniably similar to Valve's zombie adventure, based as it is on four-player first-person co-op, providing challenging ...
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Steam headed for Linux, penguins reportedly delighted


Apr 25
// Alasdair Duncan
After Steam's fairly recent launch on Mac systems, it did seem obvious that it would only be a matter of time before the platform would find its way onto Linux. Recently, Linux blogger Michael Larabel has been over to Va...
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This weekend on Twitch TV: 321Go Effect


Mar 24
// Bill Zoeker
It's Friday again, which means it's time for me to break down for you the coming weekend of entertainment on Destructoid's Twitch.TV channel. I'm leaving Mash Tactics out of this one, as you can read all about the awesomeness...
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Left 4 Dead: Impulse 76 fan film f*cked up a good thing


Dec 19
// Tony Ponce
I am bummed, you guys. Seriously bummed. Remember the trailer for that Left 4 Dead fan film from a couple weeks back? Looked good, didn't it? Well, shame on me for having any expectations. The full film, entitled Impulse 76,...
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Man proposes to girlfriend in Left 4 Dead 2 custom map


Dec 13
// Harry Monogenis
Videogame-related proposals are just so damn amazing. When you have great proposal scenarios like the one from Portal 2 involving the voice actor for GLaDOS getting on board, or the amusing Claptrap from Borderlands&nbs...
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Left 4 Dead fan film teaser is smooth as buttah


Dec 09
// Tony Ponce
There are two things you need to know about this trailer for an upcoming Left 4 Dead fan film. It is sponsored heavily by Airsoft GI, a seller of airsoft paraphernalia, natch. It's even hosted on that company's YouTube page....

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