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The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter KönigPeter König is a concept art legend. Over the past quarter of a century his creature designs, sculptures and animation work have been featured in blockbuster hits like Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers and Cloverfield.



Which is all well and good, but he's also spent the last four years working as a concept artist, modeller and texture artist at Valve, where he's lent his talents to the Left 4 Dead series, Portal 2 and DOTA 2.



While there sadly aren't any images from Portal, and only one from DOTA 2, König's Left 4 Dead stuff is a treasure trove of the walking dead, rotting flesh and rejected designs for special infected that involved shooting rats out of a zombie's stomach.



You can see a nice collection of König's body of work, both in games and cinema, at his personal site.



Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists. If you're in the business and have some concept, environment or character art you'd like to share, drop us a line!

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König


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Last week, a very slick-looking trailer for a Left 4 Dead fan flick appeared online. It set a very sombre, serious tone.



Over the weekend, the actual short film was released. It is not what you'll have been expecting.



If you're at all interested in seeing how it was made, you can check out a behind-the-scenes clip here.







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Last week, a very slick-looking trailer for a Left 4 Dead fan flick appeared online. It set a very sombre, serious tone.



Over the weekend, the actual short film was released. It is not what you'll have been expecting.



If you're at all interested in seeing how it was made, you can check out a behind-the-scenes clip here.







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Your First Proper Look at a Valve Action FigureValve action figures. Based on Half-life, Team Fortress, Portal and Left 4 Dead. It was amazing news back in June, but since then, all we've seen is teases. Nothing final. That changes today.



Figure maker NECA took the wraps off the first Left 4 Dead action figure, the Boomer, which isn't due until well into 2012. NECA's figures can be pretty hit-and-miss when it comes to things like proportions and joints, so it's good to see him looking spot-on.







In addition to the Boomer shots, NECA also showed off a prototype image of a Smoker zombie, which is looking just as good.



Valve's Left 4 Dead Boomer – 1st Full-Color Pic Out! [NECA, thanks John!]


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Left 4 Dead isn't exactly the most romantic game. It's not romantic at all. But that doesn't mean it isn't a wonderful place to ask for a lady's hand in marriage.



That's exactly what one gamer did. In the above video, things start out normal enough, then the level is ripped apart, and then things get sweet.



The mod was created by RT Frisk for the young man who asked for Jessica's hand. And according to him, she did say "yes"—only after asking him if he was kidding.



Left 4 Dead 2 Proposal [YouTube via Dtoid]


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Blood. Zombies. Despair. Cigarette smoke. Guns. They're about all the buttons that need pushing from a Left 4 Dead movie, and this fan-made trailer - for a flick shot in a weekend - gets 'em all.


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Dark Horse and Valve's Collaborative Comic Collection Hits Later This Month Don't you go forgetting that Valve Presents: The Sacrifice And Other Steam-Powered Stories goes on sale later this month.



The book collects Left 4 Dead: the Sacrifice, Team Fortress 2: War!, Mac, Loose Canon, Bidwell's Big Plan, Meet the Director and associated materials; and Portal: Lab Rat into one easy to grasp collection with a forward by Australia's own Saxton Hale.



The 208-page hardcover book will run you $25 and, according to Hale at least, it's meant for children and simpletons.


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From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies For the past 15 years, Sweden's Yami has been cosplaying. While others might favor cool or cute characters, Yami specializes in zombies, gore, and the stuff of nightmares.



In these images, she cosplays as characters and zombies from Resident Evil, RE5, Left 4 Dead, and The Walking Dead.



"I love to cheer my love for zombies to the world," Yami told Kotaku.



Yami's currently planning a series of new cosplays that range from Left 4 Dead 2's Ellis to Mass Effect's Female Shepard.



For more photos and more zombie love, check out Yami's site in the link below.



YAMI_NO_COSMOS WEBSITE! [Official Site]





You can contact Brian Ashcraft, the author of this post, at bashcraft@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies

From Left 4 Dead to Resident Evil, This Lady Loves Zombies


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These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're PostcardsIain Andrews' site Steam Postcards has long been my wallpaper supplier of choice. Why? Because he plays games and takes screenshots that aren't the kind of thing you'd find in a magazine or popular internet video game website.



He instead takes, well, postcards. Scenic shots of the background, or the walls, or the sky, or whatever, finding stuff that just looks good, instead of stuff that makes the game look good.



His current subject of choice is id's RAGE, but scroll down the Tumblr page and you'll see games like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Mirror's Edge, Mafia II, Team Fortress 2, Red Orchestra and even Kane & Lynch.



The images maybe aren't nice enough to print out and frame, but like I said, they're perfect for wallpapers!



Steam Postcards [enwandrews]





You can contact Luke Plunkett, the author of this post, at plunkett@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards


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"We hang together, or we fucked." Truer words have never been spoken, in or out of a co-op trailer for Dead Island.



Whenever you see a ragtag group of survivors banding together to try and survive a zombie apocalypse, comparisons to Valve's Left 4 Dead series are inevitable. So I won't make any. You folks will get around to it, I'm sure.





You can contact Michael Fahey, the author of this post, at fahey@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.
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