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Valve showing off Left 4 Dead 2's 'Swamp Fever' at Comic-Con

Click image for larger dancing zombies A red-hot press release just landed in our inbox, informing us that Valve will be on-hand at San Diego's Comic-Con to show off a new campaign in Left 4 Dead 2 titled "Swamp Fever." If you're at the show, the game is in the EA Gaming Lounge from 2-9 pm...

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August OXM comes with exclusive Left 4 Dead NXE theme

CVG reports that the UK version of Official Xbox Magazine will include a free, premium Left 4 Dead theme in its next issue's disc. We contacted OXM's US offices and have confirmed with Senior Editor Dan Amrich that the theme will also be appearing in same issue of the US publication. The theme,...

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Left 4 Dead 2 will last 'much longer' as a platform

Left 4 Dead 2 ... already? It's a question that Valve's Chet Faliszek has undoubtedly been answering all day. Wary of the negative connotations that come with annual franchises, Faliszek gave us a candid explanation. Put simply, Valve wasn't entirely satisfied with the original game. "Left 4 Dead...

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GamerDNA's Left 4 Dead stats reveal power of Steam sales, promotions

Left 4 Dead on PC appears to receive a shot of zombie reanimation every time Valve's Steam service does a promotion, according to proprietary Xbox Live and PC GamerDNA statistics. The chart above, which is calculated based on "equal percentages of Xbox and PC users," shows that engagement on both...

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Play Left 4 Dead 4 free this 'Freaky Free Friday' on Steam

Have you been abstaining from zombie slaying until the cost of entry dropped to the low-low price of free? If so, you're in luck. Valve is making Left 4 Dead available to all Steam users for free this "Freaky Free Friday" with a 24-hour trial version available at 12:01AM GMT. However, you can...

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Reminder: Left 4 Dead's free DLC now available [Update]

Update: Left 4 Dead's free "Survival Pack" DLC is now available on Steam for PC zombie hunters. This is just a friendly reminder that human brains are delicious and, if the idea of them being devoured during the inevitable zombie apocalypse doesn't sound appealing, you should fight the future by...

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Evolution of Left 4 Dead's box art

Valve artist Jeremy Bennett reveals on Left 4 Dead's official site how the puntacular box cover we've come to know and love fear came to be. Bennett explains that the earliest box art attempts focused on the characters, but that led to issues with positioning because none of them was supposed to...

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Left 4 Dead 'Survival Pack' lunges for Xbox 360 on April 21

Valve has revealed that its upcoming DLC pack (which is free, by the way) for Left 4 Dead will be available to Xbox 360 gamers on April 21. For the unaware, the pack includes a new Survival mode, which pits the human survivors against wave after wave of attacking zombies. The update also includes...

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Steam's Left 4 Dead sale increased purchase infection by 3000%

Left 4 Dead saw a 3000% increase in sales during its Steam sale last weekend. Valve's Gabe Newell revealed the stunning figure during his DICE keynote, in which he also announced the digital distribution service saw its customer base increase 1600% that same weekend. G4 noted that the Valve...

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Left 4 Dead DLC 4 free

Valve has announced that the price of its upcoming Left 4 Dead DLC, which includes a new "Survival" mode and "Versus" mode support for two more campaigns, will be set at ... zero dollars for both the PC and Xbox 360 versions. Wow. Our posts are really short when we can't find anything to complain...

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