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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:29pm 06/06/09 | 12 Comments
In the wake of some initial excitement and then a community in uproar, we tracked down Valve's meeting room at this year's E3 to hear it from the zombie horse's mouth, so to speak. And managed to grab writer, Chet Faliszek, to talk about all things gumbo, swampy and sequelly (I know that's not a word, too).

For anyone too lazy to read, we have a video of our interview up right here, and for anyone who can't stand the sound of my voice or doesn't want to use up their bandwidth, we have a full transcript here.

Check our L4D2 game page for more info.

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Latest Comments
Posted 12:47pm 06/6/09
Awesome trailer.

Needless to say, i won't be getting this for a long a while after release. I haven't even played Left4dead for more than 3 times all up.
Posted 01:16pm 06/6/09
Cool, and Steve, you don't look like a Steve.

And lolz at releasing at the same time as Assassins Creed 2.
Posted 01:57pm 06/6/09
Great interview. You asked the questions that I would have asked. Too bad there wasn't anything to say about Episode 3.
Posted 02:11pm 06/6/09
very cool interview. ausgamers reprezent!
Posted 02:14pm 06/6/09
Like many, I was a bit skeptic about this whole thing to begin with, but now.. thanks to Chet, I'm turned around.

Also, I couldn't stop laughing through most of the interview, did anybody else notice that the shape of Chet's face fit almost perfectly into the iconic '4' in the backdrop? =P
Posted 03:53pm 06/6/09
Cool, and Steve, you don't look like a Steve.
yeah i pictured him to look like Fry from futurerama, for some reason..
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:56pm 06/6/09
Heh, I don't have the red hair, but people telll me I' like Fry, like Fry - and he's my fave character hence <<
Posted 03:57pm 06/6/09
pro-tip: don't compare your game to the orange box, TF2's value alone puts the fully priced L4D to shame. also patting yourself on the back for adding missing features and bug-fixing is rather lame. they are kidding themselves this is anything more than an expansion pack that was promised as free content before L4D was even released.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:30pm 06/6/09
Five campaigns through massive levels with a far more intense array of characters and a meaner director aren't an expansion. I'd say, the setting and minimalist concept of the first game compared to this, is the expansion.

After talking to Chet and seeing the game I can see what happened. They got excited - started adding new features and ideas and couldn't stop. No one knew the first game was going to be the success it was, and I doubt that they'll just up and release L4D3 Xmas 2010, and as Chet said, they haven't stopped supporting the first game - in fact he kind of potentially gives away, by the Orange Box comparison, that it's likely this will ship with the first game (or at least even more content) included as free added value, similarly to adding in HL2 and Ep 1 - but that's my speculation

last edited by Steve Farrelly at 16:30:32 06/Jun/09
Posted 05:20pm 06/6/09
Cool interview, good point about Episode 3.
Posted 05:41pm 06/6/09
lol I expected a 'Steve' to be older, but anyways I think this is only just going to be a new game, it's in between an expack and new title, it's just missing the new engine component, the rest is there. Still, I'm keen.
Posted 06:49pm 06/6/09
perks eh?

/scratches chin "intriguing"
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