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2:30 PM on 01.27.2014

Leaked presentation shows Left 4 Dead 2 in Source 2

Famed NeoGAF leaker CBOAT has posted a screencap of what appears to be a Valve slideshow presentation detailing Source 2. The PowerPoint shows Left 4 Dead 2's plantation level rebuilt in the new engine and one of the slides, ...

Jordan Devore


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12:15 PM on 10.02.2013

Valve database lists Left 4 Dead 3, Half-Life 3 teams

Yesterday's discovery of Valve's trademark of Half-Life 3 in Europe didn't do much for me. This latest story, however, is an entirely different matter. The company's JIRA database for project management was publicly accessibl...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 08.29.2013

Play as the 'older' versions of Left 4 Dead's cast

That's Francis up there. Yeah. At one point in time, he and the other three survivors of Left for Dead looked ... how do I put this politely? Iteration is important, let's just say. Valve has graciously released the original ...

Jordan Devore



Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game photo
Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game
by Tony Ponce

A great way to waste time is to Google any odd topic that happens to pop into your head and play a game of link tag until you strike pay dirt. My latest excursion led me to Sonic Racer 4K, a Java-based Sonic fan game. But what really caught my attention was the name of the developer: Markus Persson.

You know, the Minecraft guy.

After a little more digging, I discovered an old resume that he still hosts on the Mojang page, even though it's no longer directly linked anywhere on the site. Turns out Notch was a frequent participant in the Java 4K Programming Contest, which tasks entrants to create a Java game with a total file size less than 4K bytes. Sonic Racer 4K was a 2005 submissions, but he also made other 4K fan games, including MEGA4KMAN and Left 4K Dead.

I don't know how much of this is common knowledge, but it's certainly a big surprise to me. I like learning about what folks did before they were famous. As for the games themselves, they are impressive considering the constraints, even if they are kind of poopy. Test them out yourselves!

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Carmack's Oculus rift and Half-Life left for Left 4 Dead photo
Carmack's Oculus rift and Half-Life left for Left 4 Dead
by Conrad Zimmerman

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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1:30 PM on 08.07.2013

Sources say Left 4 Dead 3 leak is the real deal

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...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 08.06.2013

Elder Scrolls Online, Shark Hunting in ACIV & Xbox 720

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 ...

Max Scoville



Looks like Left 4 Dead 3 is in the works photo
Looks like Left 4 Dead 3 is in the works
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 inspection you can see that Left 4 Dead 3 was mentioned. That, and it's going to be running on the Source 2 engine.

Source 2 is no surprise as Gabe Newell has talked about this before, but this is the first time that Left 4 Dead 3 has ever been brought up. I wonder if fans will get pissed off again that a sequel is happening again.

Anyway, we would reach out to Valve's Doug Lombardi for an official statement on the matter but we'd have better luck yelling at the moon for a reply. 

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5:00 AM on 07.30.2013

The wonderful world of Left 4 Dead 2 mods

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!]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 07.04.2013

Forza Horizon is $15 today on Xbox Live

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...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Valve has experimented with sweat-monitoring Left 4 Dead

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...

Jordan Devore







See Left 4 Dead 2's cast in Resident Evil 6 photo
See Left 4 Dead 2's cast in Resident Evil 6
by 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 Dead 2 and Valve, Capcom has shared a video of what happens when the two franchises collide. It's every bit as weird as I expected, but that's far from a bad thing.

This footage shows off Coach, Nick, Ellis, and Rochelle in the new The Mercenaries: No Mercy mode as well as The Witch and Mini-Tanks that help add to the already chaotic on-screen action. This content will come by way of a free update on April 5, 2013.

The best part of this arrangement is that with the arrival of Coach in RE6, we're one step closer to having Uncle Phil in a Resident Evil game. Do me proud, modders.

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6:00 PM on 02.27.2013

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

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...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 02.22.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 02.12.2013

Expanded mod support for Left 4 Dead 2 enters beta

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...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 02.02.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore