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Thursday Night Throwdown 08/11: Left 4 Dead 2

Join us this Thursday for a Good Ol' Fashioned Down South Zombie Massacre, and get infected...with FUN!

Grab your chainsaws and shotguns, we're headin' down to the Big Easy to whip the necrotizing flesh clean off some zombie ass in Left 4 Dead 2 on this week's edition of Thursday Night Throwdown! If that's not hot enough for you, we'll be playing alongside none other than Chet Faliszek from Valve!

You can expect a little bit of everything from our two hours of nightmare melee, though as active members of the L4D2 community already know, Valve has been publicly beta-testing new maps, with Dead Air being the current target. To help sweeten the deal, an achievement called "Connecting Fights" for finishing Dead Air in Versus mode has been added. Once 60,000 people have earned this achievement, Valve will unlock a beta version of their next map, Blood Harvest, and we'll be doing our part to help reach that goal!

If you care to pitch in, click here to join the Giant Bomb Left 4 Dead 2 Group on Steam, and be ready to send those soulless devils to the Hell they deserve at 4PM Pacific time this Thursday! Here's some of Ellis' best stories to get you in "the mood."

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Posted by Ryan

Grab your chainsaws and shotguns, we're headin' down to the Big Easy to whip the necrotizing flesh clean off some zombie ass in Left 4 Dead 2 on this week's edition of Thursday Night Throwdown! If that's not hot enough for you, we'll be playing alongside none other than Chet Faliszek from Valve!

You can expect a little bit of everything from our two hours of nightmare melee, though as active members of the L4D2 community already know, Valve has been publicly beta-testing new maps, with Dead Air being the current target. To help sweeten the deal, an achievement called "Connecting Fights" for finishing Dead Air in Versus mode has been added. Once 60,000 people have earned this achievement, Valve will unlock a beta version of their next map, Blood Harvest, and we'll be doing our part to help reach that goal!

If you care to pitch in, click here to join the Giant Bomb Left 4 Dead 2 Group on Steam, and be ready to send those soulless devils to the Hell they deserve at 4PM Pacific time this Thursday! Here's some of Ellis' best stories to get you in "the mood."

Posted by Plasticstars

Pretty excited for this.

Posted by wumbo3000

Yay!  LFD2!

Posted by shua310

Damn, I'm building my new rig next weekend. Guess Ill have to play with my shitty macbook.

Posted by Toxin45

cool

Posted by MisterMouse

Awesome!!! can't wait! and it is cool that some l4d2 devs will be playing along

Posted by RandomInternetUser

Ellis is the best.

Posted by kollay

Blood Harvest was brutal.

LET'S DO THIS!

Posted by ajamafalous

Haven't seen a TNT writeup in a long while.

Posted by BUCK3TM4N

makes me want to play this again 

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

DAMN IT KEITH.

Posted by Ryan

I'm thrilled to report that several other members of the Left 4 Dead 2 team will be joining us alongside Chet! Looking forward to the murder, y'all!

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

@Ryan said:

I'm thrilled to report that several other members of the Left 4 Dead 2 team will be joining us alongside Chet! Looking forward to the murder, y'all!

Good shit.

Posted by Grilledcheez

I'll have to watch it later, figure 8 races at the farm show on Thursday!11

Posted by Asilee

Add me on Steam: Asilee.
Can't wait to play with you guys!

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

I knew I should have bought this when it was on sale!

Posted by MentalDisruption

This. Is. Amazing. Love me some L4D2

Posted by ChristianCastillo
@Ryan said:

I'm thrilled to report that several other members of the Left 4 Dead 2 team will be joining us alongside Chet! Looking forward to the murder, y'all!

YIPPEE KI YAY MOTHA FUCKAAAAAA
Edited by Roomrunner

This is great.  I love Left 4 Dead more than I probably should.  I never stopped playing it up until 2, and still play 2 today at least 3 or 4 times a week.  Considering how long it takes to complete a vs match or campaign, the odds of getting an invite are even slimmer than the usual TNT, but it still should be fun to watch. 
 
Ryan laughing maniacally every time Brad was attacked in the Passing DLC quick look last year tells me they'll have fun with this one.

Posted by EgoCheck616

Check me out on Steam. I play L4D2 almost every night.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/egocheck616

Posted by Claude

While you're playing, talk about what kind of underwear you're wearing. Some of us like that shit.

Posted by Tarsier

woo get ready for giant bomb to make a mockery of this game and struggle to try to play it for 2 hours and then give up because they dont understand that you need to use a microphone to play it properly!

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

I hope to get in

Posted by JayDee

im not ecited

Posted by kollay

@Tarsier said:

woo get ready for giant bomb to make a mockery of this game and struggle to try to play it for 2 hours and then give up because they dont understand that you need to use a microphone to play it properly!

Play properly? Now where's the fun in that?

Posted by Fjordson

A bit disappointed there won't be any 360 action, but this should be a good watch.

Posted by Enigma777

Man, for I second I thought I missed it. Then I saw my calendar. Don't do this to me again, Ryan!

Posted by TheHT

Excited!
 
H.T. in game.

Posted by Jedted

Sweet, i bought L4D2 awhile ago on Steam but i haven't played much of it since.

Posted by hmmisee

PC Master Race

Posted by PurplePartyRobot

Oh man, if they end up playing versus mode, when they play as the survivors the other 3 people will be safe every time as long as the Giant Bomb staff member is alive. I can't wait to watch their attempts at completing the maps fall apart.

Posted by ThePickle

Have Ryan/Jeff/Vinny/Anyone but Brad even played L4D2?

Posted by lockwoodx

I'm down. Vs can be vicious tho, and easy to troll.

Posted by MKHavoc

There're still plenty of games in that suggestion thread that they haven't gotten to yet. Would hate to see TNT go back to first person shooters week after week.

Posted by Korwin

Wooo 4th PC TNT in a row :D

Posted by Vexxan

Coolio.

Edited by Cubical

OH well If they are playing the real game on  PC and not the crap xbox 360 one with bad controls I am so in on this.  
Besides only people on PC play the game correctly online anyway if they did this anywhere else people would just aim at things with jerky slow analog stick movements and miss 80% of the time and be filled with 11 year olds asking why this is not like crap call of duty or resident evil game because some parent was dumb enough to let them online with a headset. 
 
 

Posted by Mars_Cleric

goddamn I love Ellis

Edited by Cubical
Oh and I dare   thursday night throwdown to start the ulitmate  Civilisation 2 3 4 or 5 showdown and finish it no matter how long it takes and pick good players. it will be like a thursday night throwdown endurance run, how much can you people take before you go insane and get  up from the PC in anger ike the chess guy  from the match with the deep blue and watson jeapordy super computers.   Or just do chessmaster online
 
  
 
 

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

YES!

Posted by 24f234f232323

Awwwww YEAHHHH  I can definitely help with this situation :J I'm the best at sacrificing people and getting lost in this game!

Posted by Funkydupe

Killing Floor.

Posted by Joker369

YES, I HAVE PLAYED 350 HOURS OF THIS GAME AND FINALLY!!!!

Posted by sirdesmond

This game should make for some great TNT action. I won't be able to play since I'll be at a concert, but I'm excited to check it out later that night/on Friday.

Posted by ThePantheon

|| PC Master Race Klan ||

Posted by BasketSnake

I got an error message when trying to add the user GBTNT

Posted by karatetron

Is it just gonna be the PC version, or xbox as well?

Posted by lockwoodx

@Joker369 said:

YES, I HAVE PLAYED 350 HOURS OF THIS GAME AND FINALLY!!!!

350? I've got just shy of 900 and I consider myself a noob still. The 1200-1800 players will shut a match down themselves. They will have to pick and choose players based on their hours or the server restarts will be non-stop.

Posted by DeadDorf

I'm gonna keep ringing that bell: Tribes 2 TNT. Make it happen.

Posted by AmericanNinja

will this be up for download soon?

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