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2:00 PM on 07.17.2012

Valve talks about Left 4 Dead 2 and Steam for Ubuntu

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...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 07.17.2012

Valve: if Steam sales killed games, we wouldn't do them

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...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 07.06.2012

WOAH! Left 4 Dead running on a PlayStation Vita

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 ...

Dale North

5:05 PM on 06.18.2012

The DTOID Show: Bring on the uncensored violence!

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...

Tara Long

6:20 PM on 06.15.2012

Payday's criminals visit Left 4 Dead's No Mercy hospital

[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, ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





10:00 AM on 05.22.2012

The DTOID Show: New Wii U, Left 4 Payday & Dragon's Dogma

[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...

Max Scoville

11:00 AM on 05.21.2012

Payday: The Heist crossing over with Left 4 Dead

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 ...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 04.25.2012

Steam headed for Linux, penguins reportedly delighted

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...

Alasdair Duncan

5:30 PM on 03.24.2012

This weekend on Twitch TV: 321Go Effect

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...

Bill Zoeker

11:30 AM on 12.19.2011

Left 4 Dead: Impulse 76 fan film f*cked up a good thing

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,...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 12.13.2011

Man proposes to girlfriend in Left 4 Dead 2 custom map

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...

Harry Monogenis

10:30 AM on 12.09.2011

Left 4 Dead fan film teaser is smooth as buttah

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....

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 10.22.2011

HAWP: Papa Burch in drag

All Ashly wanted to do was have a family fun night, but Anthony had to be a prissy little b*tch. Look at Papa Burch! He's totally a team player, not to mention "sassy and fierce." Oh, Papa Burch... Heads up: beware the Tank! HAWP: Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice [GameTrailers]

Tony Ponce

3:15 PM on 08.15.2011

The Jimquisition: BOYCOTT!

This week, I look at the recent running joke that has become the videogame boycott. I look at why it's joke, why some boycotts are stupid, and why we shouldn't treat the concept with automatic disdain because of the bad ones.  It took me entirely far too long to draw the ludicrous pictures that accompany this week's video.

Jim Sterling



'Dead Air' DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 will release early photo
'Dead Air' DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 will release early
by Joshua Derocher

Last week, Valve made a promise that if 20,000 people on Steam could get the "Stream Crosser" achievement that they would release the upcoming downloadable campaign "Dead Air" for Left 4 Dead 2 early. Players jumped on board to accept this challenge, and within 24 hours, 60,774 people had earned the achievement.

The "Stream Crosser" achievement is earned by completing the campaign "Cold Stream," which was created with the help of the community. Valve wanted people to play this campaign to help beta test it, and by offering a nice reward, they have accomplished their goal.

When this challenge was first issued, the early release date was set for July 22. But now Valve might release it sooner, if it's finished before then.

Streams Crossed [Left 4 Dead Blog via Joystiq]

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8:40 AM on 07.11.2011

Dark Horse publishing Valve 'Steam-powered' comic

Dark Horse Comics will be putting out a 304-page comic book featuring a selection of "Steam-powered" stories this November. Left 4 Dead's The Sacrifice, a previously published online comic, will headline the book, and it'll b...

Jim Sterling