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.

ProdigySim, the creator of this Mutation, has made an update based on community feedback. He has reduced scavenge item counts, reduced number of hunting rifle spawns, and some other small tweaks. Keep giving him feedback on the changes.

We have other updates for this month but we want to let people get accustomed to this Mutation so we will be having Confogl for the entire month of December.

CSGO
In honor of the competitive mutation and the start of the CSGO stress test this week, we will be keeping the poll active. Let us know.
L4D Blog




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.

Community Announcements - the gish
Headshot!
The only shot that counts is the one in the head.

Shoot them in the arm, shoot them in the leg, shoot them in the chest - it just doesn't matter! The only way these zombies are going down is with a head shot. Other hits will stumble them back, but only a head shot or decapitation will kill them.

This Mutation is available for Campaign Mode.

Confogl
The voting was close, real close on the 360 but people want to give it another try. One of the problems with a big change like Confogl is that two weeks is not enough time to adjust to the changes. You need to learn what is different and adapt.

To help, the next update is going to bring back Confogl and we will leave it in rotation until the new year. That should give you enough time. It will also give us a longer period to evaluate the data on people playing.

CS:GO?
With the imminent release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta, we were curious; will you try CS:GO?
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:

- Mutation: Headshot!
- Fixed a few missing or invalid entries in campaign menus.
- Fixed a long standing bug that could cause occasional memory corruption or crashes on level transitions.
L4D Blog

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


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