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BoXDoS avatar 9:44 PM on 02.07.2008  (server time)
Left 4 Dead. We Want "Braaaains"

If you're like me. You can't wait for valves up and coming zombie thriller Left 4 Dead. As stated in a previous blog I have snagged an interview with Doug Lombardi, valve's director of marketing.
I got tired of waiting for answers so I decided to go right to the source and surprisingly, he accepted. I don't have the answers from him yet but here is what you zombie fans can look forward to in a few days.

Hope these are things you want to know :]

From: Doug Lombardi ([email protected])
Sent: Thu 2/07/08 5:14 PM
To: Joe Lonergan (Me) ([email protected])


No worries. Give us a few days to tackle these.


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Lonergan [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 5:32 PM
To: Doug Lombardi
Subject: Joe Lonergan: Destructoid

Hello. I'm Joe Lonergan. I am a blogger from the Destructoid gaming community and I cannot express how much I appreciate you taking your time to answer some questions about the upcoming game Left 4 Dead.So here we go.

Q: After viewing several Demo videos of the game, I'm curious as to how players acquire weapons. Do they just find them laying around, or are there designated places for them such as gun stores or sports shops?


Q: Are there different multiplayer game types?


Q:Do you plan on releasing a demo for the game? Also if possible can we get any inkling whatsoever of a release date for either PC or X box 360?


Q:One feature of the game I was a little shaky on at first was the Boss zombies. I have to admit though I'm really starting to like the idea of an element to keep the thrill going. Will these bosses be randomly placed every time left 4 dead is played like the other zombies? also how many Boss types will there be?


Q:I understand the game will also ship with four campaigns, each containing five maps. Do you plan on releasing downloadable content via steam and X box Live?


Q:I just have to know; What is your favorite zombie movie?


Q: In Left 4 Dead, the only weapons I have heard about are Rifles, Pistols, shotgun, pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails, are there any other surprises we can expect?


Q:I assume that Left 4 Dead will be all foot travel, but I keep hoping that In some parts of the game vehicular transportation of some kind will be possible. Any kind or transport other than legs (even a bike..) ?


Q: Will xbox users will be able to play with people on steam?


Q:What's going to make this game anymore different than all the other zombie games before it? What new gameplay mechanics can we expect that are specifically unique because of the zombie nature of the game?


Q:What are the main goals in each round of the game? Is it just to stay alive as a human or destroy humans as one of the infected or are there other goals as well?


Well Doug..Being the zombie horror freak that I am, I could go on forever asking about different elements of the game. However I really appreciate the opportunity for an interview so I'll be nice and close with one final question.

Q: Will there be some kind of leaderboard system for X Box 360 or PC? This is what usually keeps me coming back for more being that I am an alpha male (when it comes to gaming at least) who must strive for the high score.


I don't know if it's just me, but I CAN NOT wait for Left 4 dead. Stay Tuned as the answers will be posted the second I receive them.

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