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Community Announcements - the gish
Confogl
Competitive Versus Mutation

Confogl is a set of rules for competitive L4D2 Versus that standardizes many of the elements and changes item and weapon distribution. In general it tips the balance a bit more towards the Infected. Thanks to ProdigySim for creating this Mutation.

Confogl?
We asked if you would like to try Confogl and you answered yes by 70%.

Confoglgol?
Now that you had a chance to play Confogl, what do you think?
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- New Community Mutation: Confogl
- Crash Course campaign
- Fixed intro music not playing in some campaigns
- Fixed some missing survivor audio
L4D Blog
Announcement - Valve
Halloween is almost here, and we know a lot of you are pretty scared. Normally, our advice would be to try to keep it together and just ride this thing out. But this year, we have a better idea: let Steam be your safe harbor from the terror that will probably be haunting your, say, house, for instance.

With that in mind, from now through October 31st, we're offering discounts on a bunch of great games. Oh, these discounts will be shocking. Though they won't be scary in any meaningful way. Let these insane - but deliberately, rationally insane - deals be the one good, pure thing you cling to throughout the dark days ahead. Not sold? What if we told you that for every game you buy, we promise to try to kill a monster. Like maybe a skeleton. In fact, that's our Steam Halloween pledge to you: Sensible savings and we are going to murder a skeleton.

Kotaku

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


Community Announcements - the gish
Iron Man
No respawns, no restarts, no ammo, all tension!

Do you think the game is too easy? Looking for a challenge? Try this one on Expert. Realism rules are in effect. There are no respawns in the map. There is no ammo. If your team wipes, you need to restart the whole campaign.

Impact Special
What L4D2 Special has the biggest impact on the L4D1 maps? Sometimes experience and expectations do line up. Both 360 and PC players chose the Charger as making the biggest impact – 52% of the vote. For the next two we do see a split, PC players voted 22% for the Spitter and 13% the Jockey. 360 players were more split, 19% for the Spitter and 18% for the Jockey.

Confogl?
While we don’t expect you to be able to pronounce it, would you play it as a mutation? Confogl is a set of rules for competitive L4D2 Versus that standardizes many of the elements and changes item and weapon distribution. In general it tips the balance a bit more towards the Infected.

If you would still like more information or to ask a question this thread is a good place to start.
L4D Blog




Iron Man

No respawns, no restarts, no ammo, all tension!



Do you think the game is too easy? Looking for a challenge? Try this one on Expert. Realism rules are in effect. There are no respawns in the map. There is no ammo. If your team wipes, you need to restart the whole campaign.

Product Update - Valve
Release Notes:
- Encore Mutation: Iron Man

Product Update - Valve
Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- Fixed an issue that prevented some Add-Ons from loading if there were a significant number of unique audio files
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