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Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Going Public November 3

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L4D2 on Nov3.

Left 4 Dead 2 will be officially hitting the PC and the Xbox 360 in just over a month on November 17, but those who preorder will get a sneak peek at the demo early on October 27.

For those of you who haven't committed to buying it just yet, you will get your demo fix on November 3 for all PC users and Xbox Live Gold members (Xbox Live Silver members will have to wait another week after).

Valve said that the Left 4 Dead 2 demo will feature gameplay taken from "The Parish" campaign, set in the New Orleans French Quarter. The demo, like the full version, will be playable by 1 to 4 players over local or Internet connections on both the Xbox 360 and PC (with two-player split screen available on the Xbox 360). The demo also features all the new boss infected zombies and all the new melee weapons included in the full product.

Mark your calendars!

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    cookies , October 16, 2009 6:19 PM
    Sounds like a good time! I dig the twangy feel that the gameplay videos have given.
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    ALANMAN , October 16, 2009 6:29 PM
    Let's hope this demo doesn't have the same connectivity issues that the first L4D demo had.
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    Jerky_san , October 16, 2009 6:40 PM
    It will probably show at the end l4d3 coming 6 months after l4d2!
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    steiner666 , October 16, 2009 6:44 PM
    who needs a demo for a game that's almost identical to the one released last year?
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    doomtomb , October 16, 2009 7:02 PM
    I bought this game off steam and they said they would have the demo by October 27th. What's the point of playing the demo a mere two weeks before the actual game? Oh well, it better be good.
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    ColMirage , October 16, 2009 7:22 PM
    I'll give it a try but I probably won't buy, had my fill of zombies with Left 4 Dead already.
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    ColMirage , October 16, 2009 7:42 PM
    Ehsan Wyou wont be playing this more than 2's only single player

    ... No it isn't. Did you even read what it says? Or know what Left 4 Dead is about?
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    meatwad53186 , October 16, 2009 7:51 PM
    Ehsan Wyou wont be playing this more than 2's only single player

    Really? Is that why the article says that the demo supports 1-4 players over local or internet connection?
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    fausto , October 16, 2009 7:56 PM
    I won't be buying this game anytime soon. i refuse to pay so much for what is essentially an expansion pack.

    if valve gives it to me at 50% off i'll buy it day one...if not i'll wait then. i don't care how long it takes the price will come down one day.
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    JohnnyLucky , October 16, 2009 7:57 PM
    Hmmmm....Demo about two weeks in advance. At least that's not as bad as a movie trailer or TV preview two months in advance.
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    jecht , October 16, 2009 8:08 PM
    I really like Left 4 Dead so I'm definitely going to check it out. I think it's out a little too soon, but if it's a good game, who cares? I think I'll wait until I've ACTUALLY PLAYED THE GAME to decide if it's worth the money or not.
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    ssalim , October 16, 2009 8:31 PM
    Sounds good, love a good demo that is playable on local and internet.
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    gr33nf00t , October 16, 2009 9:18 PM
    Looks like a pretty fun game, but I'm prolly not gonna get it right off the bat. I'll wait till the price drops and more of my friends get it.
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    r0x0r , October 17, 2009 4:00 AM
    That's all well and good Valve, now HURRY UP AND RELEASE HALF-LIFE 3!!!!
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    FoShizzleDizzle , October 17, 2009 12:25 PM
    Isn't the first one just a demo of the 2nd anyways?
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    LATTEH , October 17, 2009 8:30 PM
    Lets have a toms hardware coop on L4D2!
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    jimmysmitty , October 18, 2009 4:21 AM
    r0x0rThat's all well and good Valve, now HURRY UP AND RELEASE HALF-LIFE 3!!!!

    You mean Half Life 2: Episode 3? Cuz we don't wanna skip that....

    Jerky_sanIt will probably show at the end l4d3 coming 6 months after l4d2!

    Oh how cleaver!!! Cuz we haven't hear that a thousand times already.

    Anyways, I am just excited. I get it on the 27th of October. Preorder rules.

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    randomizer , October 18, 2009 8:49 AM
    Already pre-ordered my uncensored copy!
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    matt87_50 , October 18, 2009 3:30 PM
    what the hell do you need a demo for?

    have they added complex new rpg/rts elements to it?
    is it now an airline simulator?
    NO! its a F%^&ing ZOMBIEE GAME!
    just need to write on the box:
    "you are the only person who's not a zombie, you use this array of weapons to make it so your the only person who isn't a bloody pile of gibs!"

    unless its the Australian version, in which case it would be more like:

    "you are the only person who isn't living impaired. use strong words and your safety whistle to make all the bad people go away, so you can escape back to reality where no one ever swears, uses drugs, where blood doesn't exist and No one would ever even think of having sex, cause babies come from the hospital!"
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