Left 4 Dead - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Chet Faliszek, the former Valve fella best known for his work on Left 4 Dead and writing other good words for games, has joined forces with former Riot Games principal technical designer and AI bod Kimberly Voll to found a new studio. Stray Bombay Company is its name (as in Bombay cat), and drawing people closer through play is its game. They haven’t announced any specific game yet but do mutter about wanting to make games we can play over and over, where we get on as teams, and where AI shapes the whole thing. They basically described Left 4 Dead, though I wouldn’t assume that’s exactly what they’re making.

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Left 4 Dead - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Turtle Rock Studios, the mob who created Left 4 Dead, are revisiting their cooperative zombie-shooting days in Back 4 Blood, a name which seems a clear a statement of intent. Expect to shoot a load of zombies together with your pals, though Turtle Rock are keen to stress that they want Back 4 Blood to be more than just Left 4 Dead with a new name. Today’s announcement is mighty vague, without even a logo to show for it, but they do hint that it’s got some new tricks. No, it’s not a battle royale game.

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Left 4 Dead
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead. - Dev command 'director_log_scavenge_items' can only be executed by the server. Reported via HackerOne.
Left 4 Dead
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2 - Fixed potential buffer overflow in closed captions. Reported via HackerOne. - Dev command 'director_log_scavenge_items' can only be executed by the server. Reported via HackerOne. - Protect against invalid map displacement data. - Fixed official servers allowing clients to load custom content in competitive modes.
Oct 31, 2018
Left 4 Dead
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead - Fixed a potential buffer overflow in closed captions. Reported via HackerOne.
Aug 22, 2018
Left 4 Dead
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead. - Fixed potential remote code execution exploits. Reported via HackerOne.
Aug 21, 2018
Left 4 Dead 2 - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2.

- Fixed some potential remote code execution exploits. Reported via HackerOne.
- Updates to caption localization.
Aug 21, 2018
Left 4 Dead
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2. - Fixed some potential remote code execution exploits. Reported via HackerOne. - Updates to caption localization.
Team Fortress 2

Valve veteran Jay Pinkerton has returned to the developer a year after he left the company.

Pinkerton left last June, following other high profile departures from Erik Wolpaw, Chet Faliszek, and DOTA 2 writer Marc Laidlaw.

Now, thanks to eagle-eyed Redditor OWLverlord (via PC Gamer), it seems Pinkerton is back on Valve's staff page, listed under the "Other Experts" category.

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Team Fortress 2

Valve has stepped up its anti-cheat measures and issued almost 95,000 bans in the last week alone.

In July 2017, we reported that on 6th July Valve banned over 40K Steam accounts for cheating, making it the single largest banhammer the company had ever deployed.

Emphasis on "had", though.

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