While we still believe that nothing beats a crowbar
for self-defense, the gun-toting quartet in Left 4 Dead
seems to be doing pretty well for itself. According to Valve's Doug Lombardi (via GameDaily
), "With just over four weeks until launch, Left 4 Dead is showing every sign of topping The Orange Box
on both the PC and Xbox 360, at retail as well as on Steam."
Lombardi said that retail pre-sales are 65% greater the Half-Life 2
mega-pack at the same proximity to launch. We're sure the 10% off pre-order deal
helps a bit. Left 4 Dead
will arrive November 18.