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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Cold Stream Beta.

    The Left 4 Dead Blog announces beta testing is underway for the Windows and Mac editions of Cold Stream, which will be part of an upcoming DLC release for Left 4 Dead 2. To help with the beta testing, they have enabled in-game bug reporting for the zombie shooter sequel:

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Midnight Riders DLC Plans.

    An update on the Left 4 Dead Blog announces the new Left 4 Dead 2 Update includes an encore of the Taannkk mutation. It also makes offhand mention of plans for an upcoming Midnight Riders DLC release, the first mention of this we can recall since a teaser website went live in late 2009. Here's word:

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Valve wants you to test DLC.

    Things may have been quiet on the Left 4 Dead 2 front recently, but that doesn't mean Valve isn't toiling away behind the scenes making new content. The latest bit of downloadable content, Cold Stream, is currently being tested internally at Valve's offices, with the whole company taking time off each day to play the upcoming DLC and submit bugs.

    However, since the maps were have been developed with significant input from the Left 4 Dead community Valve is inviting players to help out and put the Cold Stream maps through their paces. To sweeten the deal it's said If 20,000 people can earn the Stream Crosser achievement, which involves a player 'surviving a campaign of Cold Stream on any difficulty,' it will release Dead Air from the upcoming Cold Stream DLC on July 22, which is a little earlier than previously advertised.

    Left 4 Dead co-developer Turtle Rock is currently working on a secret project for THQ. The publisher's core games boss Danny Bilson has said it's 'the coolest design I've ever seen in my life'.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Dead Air episode to be unlocked early.

    Last week, Valve challenged the Left 4 Dead 2 community to hit 20,000 playthroughs of the Cold Stream beta. The deal was that once that mark was passed, the Left 4 Dead 2 version of the original game's Dead Air episode would be unlocked early. Leave it to the community to rise to the occassion. The post went on to reveal that the 20,000 playthroughs mark was tripled within 24 hours. Valve revealed:

    The Cold Air DLC, of which Dead Air is a part, is a beefier version of a project by a Left 4 Dead 2 modder that quickly caught the eye of both the community and Valve.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Dead Air beta available on Steam today.

    As Valve promised, those who partake in zombie slaughter whole sale on Steam in Left 4 Dead 2 may now access an updated version of the original Left 4 Dead campaign, Dead Air. Beta access to Dead Air was promised as an incentive to the community for playing through the Cold Stream campaign (also in beta) and unlocking the subsequent completion achievement, Stream Crosser.

    In a post on the Left 4 Dead blog, Valve reveals that the fourth and fifth maps in the Dead Air campaign have been changed a bit and that the developer "tried something new" when it came to the Scavenge map. The full Cold Stream DLC is currently slated to launch this summer on both Xbox 360 and PC.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Man proposes to girlfriend in 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 presenting someone with the big question in his own unique way, it's easy to see why. You might think that a game like Left 4 Dead 2 isn't fit for a proposal, I mean the zombies are scary and the game's atmosphere isn't exactly ideal to ask for someone's hand in marriage, but somehow map creator "RT Frisk" has made it happen for YouTube user EGBTMagus and his special girl.

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    You can tell the girl became dumbstruck at what was happening when she suspected that picking up a gnome might have been the reason why the level suddenly ripped apart. Doesn't that just make you awwwwwww?

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Cold Stream DLC is nearly done.

    Development of the Cold Stream DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 is close to completion, but Valve isn't ready to announce a release date just yet. According to an update posted on the official Left 4 Dead Blog, work on Cold Stream is now focused on making small tweaks and squashing bugs. It said:

    Cold Stream contains a new community-made campaign in addition to classic maps Death Toll, Dead Air, Blood Harvest and Crash Course, plus a new melee weapon - more than enough to get us cracking zombie skulls again.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Cold Stream campaign to release July 24.

    At long last, new Left 4 Dead 2 DLC is almost here. Yesterday Valve confirmed via the official Left 4 Dead blog that Cold Stream, the user mod turned official campaign, is almost ready for release. Including a whole new map as well as ports of Blood Harvest, Crash Course, Cold Stream, Dead Air, and Death Toll, the DLC will be available on Xbox 360, with a final build to be released on Mac and PC.

    Other surprises and details are promised for the upcoming weeks before Cold Stream's debut, which is now set for July 24, 2012. Personally I'm hoping one of those surprises is that the DLC is free.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Cold Stream DLC out now on PC and Mac.

    Valve has confirmed the Cold Stream DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 is available now on PC and Mac via an automatic Steam update. The DLC features updated versions of Death Toll, Dead Air, Blood Harvest and Crash Course, as well as Cold Stream, a community-made campaign that throws you deep in the back woods to face thousands of zombies as you battle your way to a helicopter rescue.

    On the Official Left 4 Dead Blog Valve also revealed the DLC's Xbox 360 release has been delayed until next week. Payday: The Heist developer Overkill Entertainment has announced it's collaborating with Valve to create a very cool blend of Payday and Left 4 Dead.

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    Left 4 Dead - Seriously Left 4 Dead (SL4D) The Movie.

    Seriously Left 4 Dead is a new fan short revolving around three characters that seem to hate each other as much as they do the zombies. Watch this one in the comfort of your own home, unless your office approves of excessive swearing and blood-filled zombie heads popping all over your monitor.

    [YOUTUBE]JDu6UaykJEM[/YOUTUBE]​

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Cold Stream DLC hits Xbox 360 on Friday.

    Valve will release Left 4 Dead 2's Cold Stream DLC on Xbox 360 this Friday. The DLC features updated versions of Death Toll, Dead Air, Blood Harvest and Crash Course, as well as Cold Stream, a community-made campaign that throws you deep in the back woods to face thousands of zombies as you battle your way to a helicopter rescue.

    Cold Stream was originally expected to launch on Xbox 360 last week alongside the PC and Mac versions. Overkill Entertainment has announced it's collaborating with Valve to create a very cool blend of Payday: The Heist and Left 4 Dead.

    [YOUTUBE]cWkGYHpyFyc[/YOUTUBE]​

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Valve pushes Linux version, better than Windows 7.

    Valve’s Linux team has been tinkering around with OpenGL while bringing Left 4 Dead 2 to the format, and has managed to get it running faster than the Windows 7 version. More tech-speak below. Valve has managed to get the Linux build of Left 4 Dead 2 running at 315 FPS, while the Windows 7 version hit a peak of 270 FPS.

    Until however, Valve took its work on the Linux build and applied it to the Windows 7 version, which now hits 303.4 FPS, which is still rather sweet. The post explains:

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Steam Workshop support let players trade mutations, maps and weapons.

    The Steam Workshop is coming to Left 4 Dead 2. That’ll make it even easier for players to sample user created campaigns, but Valve are planning to take things a bit further and release an expanded scripting tool that will let modders create deeper and more varied experiences inside of Left 4 Dead 2. That includes new rule sets that can be integrated into new campaigns, or traded as custom mutations through the workshop. The Left 4 Dead team said on the Left 4 Dead 2 blog:

    Though no further details are provided. Perhaps this’ll take the form of an auto-update with a community spotlighted mutation of the week, but who knows. It might integrate a Spitter into your lounge for all I can guess. I really hope it doesn’t do that.

    The news heralds a change in this week’s official mutation to a fresh one called Follow the Liter, which will only let survivors salvage a single can at any one time. This ought to focus the action a bit on those scattershot Scavenge mode maps. These bonus features are planned also for Linux users as well starting in the middle of next month and rolling out from there.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Almost got Cabin in the Woods DLC.

    The Cabin in the Woods, the brilliant kitsch horror film from director Drew Goddard, features a lineup of classic horror monsters, hidden in the background or dismembering members in the fore. One scene even shows a glimpse of infected from Left 4 Dead, and in a Reddit AmA Goddard says this isn't an accident. Read on for The Cabin in the Woods spoilers:

    The Left 4 Dead zombies populate some of the monster holding cells shown as the elevator descends into the bowels of the facility. Goddard was excited for the tie-in DLC and is upset it never happened. Goddard said:

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Free Weekend.

    The Left 4 Dead 2 Website announces a free weekend for the zombie shooter sequel:

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Fan made Back to School campaign out now.

    After three years of work the user-created Back to School campaign for Left 4 Dead 2 has reached version 1.0. You can download it now from the ModDB page, where they’ve also uploaded a trailer that gave me a terrible hunger to play Left 4 Dead again. A terrible, terrible hunger that not even this egg mayonnaise sandwich can help with. If only those eggs were more, I don’t know … brainy. Weird.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - User-created campaign Warcelona available L4D2 Workshop in test beta.

    Warcelona, the fan-made campaign for Left 4 Dead 2, is now available for download. The campaign’s four maps recreate the route between the Sant Roc church and the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona. As PC Gamer notes, installing the campaign is a bit complex at the moment, but all complexities for such content will be alleviated once the Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop beta has finished, and becomes available to the public. The Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop, currently in test beta, will be expanded into an invite only private beta soon. Get more information on the beta and instructions on how to download Warcelona through the L4D Blog. A video for the campaign is below.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Workshop is live build your own levels.

    The Left 4 Dead 2 workshop is out of beta mode and fully live for all, developer Valve has announced, allowing players to create their own campaigns, items, clothing and weapons. Prior to the launch of the Workshop, Valve had enlisted a number of content creators to build their own levels and challenges. According to Valve, there are over 1,000 community campaigns, and thousands more items and skins already created for the game. These items will appear in the game soon, Valve said.

    An update to the Left 4 Dead 2 game adds a new 'Add-ons' section on the main menu, allowing users to go through their catalogue or look for new ones via an online store. The new addition is part of Valve's wider policy of involving the community with all of their projects. Many other Valve games, in particular Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2, allow users to build their own levels and items.

    With the Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop, other players can also rate and discuss content, allowing others to easily find the most popular and talked about. Go here for more information.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Expanded Mutation System enters beta, offers advanced mod support.

    Left 4 Dead 2 developer Valve has launched its Expanded Mutation System beta. It’s an improved scripting system that offers more modding possibilities to players. Valve updated the Left 4 Dead blog with a post that runs down the essentials. The post explains that the EMS is a:

    One example of what’s possible using EMS is a new survival mode called Holdout, which ses players putting up barricades and buying weapons, similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2′s Zombies mode. Here’s a gallery of images from the mode and EMS toolkit. Be sure to check out Valve’s post for more information if you’re a keen modder.

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    Left 4 Dead 2 - Beta Concludes.

    The Left 4 Dead Blog announces Linux support and other new features for Left 4 Dead 2 are now out of beta:

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