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Valve details Left 4 Dead 2 DLC, marks the game 50% off

By Matthew
Mar 23, 2010
  1. Valve has revealed more information about Left 4 Dead 2's first DLC, which seems to contain more content than the company originally let on. According to a post on the official L4D blog, The Passing will deliver the following features: A Wicked Witch Bride, A Gargantuan M60, A Slashing Golf Club, And Introducing The Fallen Survivor, Meet 3 Left 4 Dead 1 Survivors, and New Game Modes.

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 882   +131

    Ahh good gaming news today. I was just reading that Blizzard is releasing a new patch, 1.13 (today I think) for Diablo 2... and now more L4D2 news!
     
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    Are they temporarily dropping the price on the main game because they plan to charge players for the upcoming DLC?
     
  4. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I'd say so. It sounds more like a mini expansion and has a lot more content when compared to some of Borderlands DLC, and you are charged for that.
     
  5. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    Yea I guess I saw this coming but whatever, everyone has their money hats on lately with DLC. The term "free expansion" is becoming more and more rare these days. Valve is always releasing good stuff though but I really wish they would fill us in on HL2 Episode 3 already...
     
  6. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 446

    It would be a real bummer if PC users had to pay for L4d2 expansion. I'd have to think hard about it.
     
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,359   +403

    Well, it all sounds great. Like the others, I'll be interested to see if they end up charging for DLC. It does seem to be the way or the world these days.
     
  8. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    It's just a lot of people, maybe even the majority of L4D players, complained about Valve charging full price for a new game and making half-arsed free DLC for the first one. I will admit that L4D2 was worth $50 when it first came out last year but if they're gonna keep charging for DLC people may lost interest. I haven't played L4D2 in months and spending more money isn't really attractive as motivation to get back playing.
     
  9. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Ugh what a crappy time to be broke, I had a feeling this one was going on sale within the next few weeks.

    And seriously? A complaint about a game staying at its release price? You are about 4 years late... The only time a game drops in price is when it doesn't sell at all or its sequel is ON the shelves. Thank the current console generation and 12 year olds using moms credit card for that.
     
  10. matchu

    matchu TS Enthusiast Posts: 111

    25 bucks? BOUGHT. hahaha.
     
  11. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    It's a well-worn topic, but a lot of L4D1 players did argue that L4D2 should have been DLC and not an entirely new game. Personally, I was fine with dishing out more cash for a sequel, and pre-ordered as soon as I could. Reason being I loved the first game and I knew Valve would improve on the franchise and take it to the next level; they did. I'm not fully on board for developers charging for add-ons though... just seems greedy after their game sold a billion copies lol.
     
     
  12. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    The characters look like they were modeled from real people... Weren't they?
     
  13. isamuelson

    isamuelson TS Rookie Posts: 96

    Damn you Steam and Valve! I couldn't pass this deal up and I had to buy it! Too many games, so little time!
     
  14. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Maniac Posts: 579

    "The characters look like they were modeled from real people... Weren't they?"

    Most of the Infected were based on footage from a hidden camera in the Lunchroom at my work.
     
  15. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 566   +105

    Patience is a virtue. I picked this up last night off Steam. This plus the Batman: Arkham Asylum/ Just Cause deal they had a week or two ago has saved me around 50-60 bucks on three games.
     
  16. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 323

    Pretty sure it won't cost anything for PC. However the xbox will probably be charged about 10 bucks again.
     
  17. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Rookie Posts: 141

    I considered picking this up, but.. naaaaah. The first one is good and all, and $25 for the second is a good price, but I just picked up Bad Company 2 on Steam this weekend and that will keep me busy for a long while. At least long enough to see L4D2 drop in price again (hopefully).
     
  18. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    For anyone who enjoys retail over digital Newegg is selling L4D2 for $29.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832130243)

    Also is their any real confirmation on Valve charging for this or you guys just speculating? I can see this coming from the likes of Activision/EA but not Valve. And pretty sure the 360 will cost as it's not up to Valve but Microsoft.
     
  19. odd

    odd TS Rookie

    This is very exciting. Valve and Steam have enticed me into buying many games with their mid-week and weekend deals, where once before I didn't own many games. The Left 4 Dead series is FUN and exciting.

    Authors, please keep in mind that "Summer" is December through February for about 700 million people in the Southern Hemisphere. Maybe the word "June" would be more appropriate?
     
  20. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 294

    isnĀ“t it still thursday? The price is 49 euros .... not 5+% off anymore apparently
     
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