Left 4 Dead - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Natalie Clayton)

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I d wager most folk around these parts devoured Left 4 Dead back in the day, just as I did. Valve s 28 Days Later with your friends infected my life for a good year, and a bigger, better sequel one year later only strengthened the disease. But as Valve haven t really been in the business of making games for a good few years – hopefully, that s about to change – and while it felt like Left 4 Dead was going to change the world back in (oh no) 2008, for a long time nothing filled the rotten hole where my heart used to be.

That is, until Fatshark s rowdy rat-smash, Vermintide. The four vs the world setup and the UI were highly reminiscent of Left 4 Dead, and what are Gutter Runners and Pack Masters if not reskinned Hunters and Smokers? But there was much more to that game than swapping out zombies for skaven. With both series now/still on their second games, let s look at how Vermintide ran with the legacy of Left 4 Dead, while managing to forge its own identity.

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Left 4 Dead - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (RPS)

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They lurk, they creep, they skulk and weep. Monsters in videogames can be as simple as a big spiky cyclops ball, or as unsettling as a sobbing woman in a rainy alleyway. This week on the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, the team is talking about their favourites, from flaming skulls to digitally possessed diving suits, and the clever ways in which game monsters inspire heebies, jeebies, creeps and sometimes even willies. (more…)

Nov 30, 2017
Left 4 Dead
Nov 30, 2017
Left 4 Dead
Nov 30, 2017
Left 4 Dead - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead.

- Security and exploit fixes. Reported in part by Justin G. (sigsegv) and Linus S. (PistonMiner).
Nov 30, 2017
Left 4 Dead - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead.

- Security and exploit fixes. Reported in part by Justin G. (sigsegv) and Linus S. (PistonMiner).
Left 4 Dead - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (RPS)

Sometimes you need a hand to hold, so we ve updated our list of the 25 best co-op games to play on PC with a headset-wearing friend or a muted stranger.

Whether solving puzzles, sneaking, shooting zombies or stabbing mythical creatures in the face, the existence of another player adds an element of unpredictability. You might synchronise your stealth takedowns and execute the perfect plan, but it’s just as likely that your co-op partner will constantly alert the guards and throw your situation into chaos. Luckily both success and failure are more compelling when you can take credit for the former and blame someone else for the latter.

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Aug 1, 2017
Left 4 Dead - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead.

- Fixed a new bug causing some items to not transition between levels.
Aug 1, 2017
Left 4 Dead
Aug 1, 2017
Left 4 Dead - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead.

- Fixed a new bug causing some items to not transition between levels.
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