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    Game » consists of 10 releases. Released Nov 17, 2009

    In the sequel to Valve's cooperative zombie shooter, a new team of four ragtag survivors must work together to survive the apocalypse, facing new Infected threats as they fight their way across the Southern United States.

    Valve are trolling E3, L4D2 is fake.

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    #1  Edited By Gizmo

    Frying pans?
    Being set in the South?
    Daytime campaigns?

    This video kind gave it away for me.


    Valve would NEVER release a game of this shoddy quality.
    This is a masterful troll.
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    #2  Edited By RsistncE

    I WISH you were right. I really do.

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    Valve would never do this.

    What were they thinking?

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    #4  Edited By Gizmo
    @RsistncE said:
    " I WISH you were right. I really do. "
    Let's see how this turns out, but I bet I am right.


    Re-using the bridge from Blood Harvest, making a few survivor skins  = fake
    Re-using the bridge from Blood Harvest, making a few survivor skins  = fake

























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    #5  Edited By clubsandwich

    you are lying

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    #6  Edited By SoulEdgeSlayer

    ...where the hell is my Episode 3?! 

    I get that a whole bunch of people liked Left 4 Dead.  I loved it for the first month or so.  But for them to make this sequel while Episode 3 has still yet to be released sucks bad.

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    #7  Edited By RsistncE

    Man I'm starting to believe it might be fake. PLEASE BE TROLLING.

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    #8  Edited By End_Boss

    Incendiary ammo in the zombie apocalypse? You've got some serious explaining to do, Valve. In my office. Now.

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    #9  Edited By VWGTI

    I hope this game is a lie.

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    #10  Edited By Gizmo
    @SoulEdgeSlayer said:
    " ...where the hell is my Episode 3?!  I get that a whole bunch of people liked Left 4 Dead.  I loved it for the first month or so.  But for them to make this sequel while Episode 3 has still yet to be released sucks bad. "
    They're not making this sequel, Valve are not stupid, you really think Valve, the company that spent years being so incredibly tight-lipped about Half Life 2, would release gameplay of a sequel less then a year after it was released?

    The SDK hasn't even properly come out yet for LEFT 4 DEAD 1


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    #11  Edited By Al3xand3r

    It's the cover of the next PC Gamer and there's hands-on articles on various sites... And they did far more than a few survivor skins. And I think you're trolling, not valve. Maybe this won't end up being Left 4 Dead 2 but something different (expansion? DLC?) but it's happening... And it doesn't look "shitty" by far. Just too premature and similar to the first to be a sequel. I'd prefer an expansion that also adds some of the updates to the current content than a new $50 title that splits the map makers community in half, and game community in half... Maybe it will be. I mean, they even have details like incidienary ammo not working on pyro-suit zombies from the gameplay video. All the new content and mechanics is too much for a simple joke, if NOTHING is to be used in an actual release.

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    #12  Edited By Gizmo

    I'm not the only one who believes this;

    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883629

    When you see that I am right, Alexander, I expect a apology!

    From a Steam forum post;

    This is all one vast and clever marketing scheme put in place by Valve to infuriate it's fans before they pull out something huge.

    Everything about this is ridiculous. The title of the game itself, Left 4 Dead
    2, is totally ridiculous. The art style is ridiculous. The setting is ridiculous.

    This sudden surge of unveilings about the new game is not a coincidence. Everything from the articles to the magazine covers has been carefully designed and put in place by Valve to trick it's fanbase.

    Expect the unexpected these next few coming months.

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    #13  Edited By RHCPfan24

    You know what, I hope you are right.

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    #14  Edited By hide

    No I agree with Gizmo, this is total bollocks. SDK isn't out properly, games still in its first year.

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    #15  Edited By Gizmo
    @hide said:
    " No I agree with Gizmo, this is total bollocks. SDK isn't out properly, games still in its first year. "
    Exactly, at first I thought it was real, but this is EXACTLY the kind of thing Valve would do, watch the trailer, the fucking tank is a inbred hick.

    WHEN HORDES ARE COMING FOR YOU, HILL-BILLY MUSIC PLAYS = FAKE BUT AWESOME TROLL



    /THREAD
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    #16  Edited By Diamond

    I agree it's really weird.  Way too quick to be releasing this, maybe it'll just be a DLC?

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    #17  Edited By Gizmo

    Another thing, there isn't a official Left 4 Dead 2 website, even more evidence...

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    #18  Edited By Player1

    You are dumb. Your only source is a fellow gamers forum post. You really think Microsoft would let this happen? And you really think they would be giving it this much press if it was a joke...you my friend, are in denial. 

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    #19  Edited By Gizmo
    @Player1 said:
    " You are dumb. Your only source is a fellow gamers forum post. You really think Microsoft would let this happen? And you really think they would be giving it this much press if it was a joke...you my friend, are in denial.  "
    I want an apology when you see i'm right, Player1.
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    #20  Edited By efebayor

    The quality of the video isn't that great considering that it's to be released this year. It will come out but I hope it's an elaborate prank or something. I just don't quite understand how they could justify releasing a sequel having not full fleshed this one out.

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    #21  Edited By jakob187

    It is far too soon for Left 4 Dead 2.  They haven't even given the original a proper chance.  This could've easily been released as an expansion pack or something.


    Nonetheless, I don't know how I feel about Incendiary ammo and various melee weapons.  The beauty of L4D was its minimalist approach.
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    #22  Edited By EpicSteve

    What the hell? Why are you all pissed about more L4D?

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    #23  Edited By Hamz

    My guess is there is something more to this. Perhaps a huge update to L4D that will come to the console and PC. But an entire new game seems awkward and very un-valve-like to me so you may be right.

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    #24  Edited By IncredibleBulk92

    Lol why do you think this is fake?  If it is how did it get on the front cover of PC gamer an interview on Rock Paper Shotgun and direct feed footage on IGN


    I agree that this looks a lot like a mod with very little original work but I'm certain that it is real
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    #25  Edited By Gizmo

    No Caption Provided
    Obvious fake is obvious. This is a modified bridge from the Blood Harvest campaign.
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    #26  Edited By Puppy
    @Gizmo said:
    " I'm not the only one who believes this;

    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883629

    When you see that I am right, Alexander, I expect a apology!

    From a Steam forum post;

    This is all one vast and clever marketing scheme put in place by Valve to infuriate it's fans before they pull out something huge.

    Everything about this is ridiculous. The title of the game itself, Left 4 Dead
    2, is totally ridiculous. The art style is ridiculous. The setting is ridiculous.

    This sudden surge of unveilings about the new game is not a coincidence. Everything from the articles to the magazine covers has been carefully designed and put in place by Valve to trick it's fanbase.

    Expect the unexpected these next few coming months. "

    I'm no tinfoil hat nut, but to be perfectly honest, I believe this poster is right.
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    #27  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

    If valve just did this on their website, then sure, I'd agree with you. But I doubt MS would have let them have a trailer for a fake game in their press conference.

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    #28  Edited By RsistncE
    @Player1: I think Microsoft may have just played along with it because I wouldn't doubt that whatever game Valve is going to announce would come to the 360 also. Think of it this way. L4D2 is already supposed to be an exclusive. So MS fakes it....later in the show or maybe a little while from now Valve actually unveils the real game which is also exclusive to the 360. People forget about L4D2 because it was a joke and the new game announcement keeps the 360 in the limelight a little longer.

    I'm starting to believe this might be an awesome ruse by Valve, besides they usually respond pretty quick to bullshit on Steam forums. If it isn't true I'm expecting Valve to go on the forums and say "the game is real guys".
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    #29  Edited By Scooper

    There are 2 things that could happen.

    1. They tell you "hey guess what, this is a free update (or something like $20) to anyone who owns L4D".
    2. They tell you "Oh.... oh, wait. We forgot to tell you about this other game called HL2:E3 and here's a trailer that is going to blow your head off and shit down your neck. It's in the Awesome Box with portal 2.
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    #30  Edited By TheMustacheHero
    @EpicSteve:
    We are pissed because this is coming out LESS THAN A YEAR after the first!
    We got ONE update for L4D
    and Valve is probably going to make us pay ANOTHER FIFTY DOLLARS for 5 new campaigns instead of just updating the first L4D!
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    You know, you could just not buy the game when it comes out.

    I didn't see the hype over the first one either. Got boring pretty quick.

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    #32  Edited By EpicSteve
    @TheMustacheHero said:
    " @EpicSteve: We are pissed because this is coming out LESS THAN A YEAR after the first! We got ONE update for L4Dand Valve is probably going to make us pay ANOTHER FIFTY DOLLARS for 5 new campaigns instead of just updating the first L4D! "
    Well, let's wait for more information on the game.
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    #33  Edited By SoulEdgeSlayer

    If this is indeed true, we need to speak with our money!  No buying until Steam has another huge sale on L4D like they did for the original...damn that seemed to happen so recently, too.


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    #34  Edited By Radar

    I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they were trolling us (just because there's so many things wrong with that teaser)... but I don't think they'd waste Microsoft's time and everyone at the press conferences time with something that's fake. They even left out that Games on Demand announcement in favor of a "troll attempt."

    If anything they'll announce that it's actually an expansion, instead of a full blown 50-$60 sequel.

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    #35  Edited By TheMustacheHero
    @SoulEdgeSlayer:
    8 months wasn't something I would call Recent.
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    #36  Edited By Scooper

    Anyone see the "*Name* has earnt the achievement Clean Kill".

    To me this seems like a fan-made campaign and reskin that will come out with the SDK. If you look at the gameplay videos you'll see. The maps looks great but have the distinct feel of a fan map.

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    #37  Edited By SoulEdgeSlayer
    @TheMustacheHero said:
    " @SoulEdgeSlayer: 8 months wasn't something I would call Recent. "
    That Steam sale was 8 months ago?  I thought it was a few more months after it was released...

    Either way, L4D is still a recent release, at least to me.  I guess it is all relative, but it hasn't even been 3/4 of a year since it was released.
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    #38  Edited By hide
    @TheMustacheHero said:
    " @SoulEdgeSlayer: 8 months wasn't something I would call Recent. "
    Emphasis on "you", here.
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    #39  Edited By MachoFantastico

    I'm seriously sick of waiting for Episode 3... where the hell is it?

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    #40  Edited By EpicSteve

    I take back what I said. Found out it has 5 campaigns. But I easily got $60 out of L4D.

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    #41  Edited By WilliamRLBaker

    shitty quality? Left 4 dead is not exactly a power house in graphics, or physics so i have no idea what you mean unless you mean reliability or something which you cant comment on since you've not seen it, Medium quality medium every thing, quarky lil games like this is what valve are known for.

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    #42  Edited By IncredibleBulk92
    @Gizmo said:
    "
    @RsistncE said:
    " I WISH you were right. I really do. "
    Let's see how this turns out, but I bet I am right.


    Re-using the bridge from Blood Harvest, making a few survivor skins  = fake
    Re-using the bridge from Blood Harvest, making a few survivor skins  = fake
    "
    I realise this bridge resembles the one used in Blood Harvest and maybe that does show just how little time has gone into developing the game but there are a hell of a lot of new art assets in that screen shot alone which suggest more than a bluff.  Watch that fire ammo trailer that somehow convinced you l4d2 was fake, I don't see a single zombie or art asset that is ripped from l4d.  A lot of time has gone into creating all that stuff.  New Voicework, new zombies, new weapons, new gameplay mechanics, new boss infected.  I think you're just in denial mate

    EDIT: and does anybody actualy believe that a Valve game will release when they say it will?  I don't.  I give it 2010 earliest
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    #43  Edited By Illmatic

    Honestly, I'm all psyched for some new L4D. Five new campaigns, melee weapons, new characters? I'll buy that for 60 dollars.

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    #44  Edited By Kazona

    I dunno. It does seem kind of soon for a sequel, but to be honest all they have to do is make more campaigns, more zombies, couple different characters and throw in some new weapons for good measure. I doubt it'd take them very long to make new stuff for a sequel with a game like L4D. It's zombies, you shoot them. Not much else going on. So yea, I think this could be real. Is it right to be releasing a sequel so fast after the first one? No I don't think so, especially not when so many people are clamoring for Episode 3.


    And even though I think this could be real, it's not Valve's style to half-ass something and create a sequel just for the sake of $. But man, if this really is fake they sure as hell did a great job of it. Personally I hope that it is fake and that it's all just a joke.
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    #45  Edited By RHCPfan24

    Another Orange Box would be a good solution to all of this. Half Life Episode 3, Portal 2, this game (an expansion of sorts) and throw in CS: Source and Day of Defeat. That would be awesome. I hope that is the solution but I still don't like this game coming out this quickly nonetheless.

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    #46  Edited By Fallen189

    Implying that a grown up company would "Troll" at the biggest games conference of the year.

    Oh Gizmo, you card :3

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    #47  Edited By RsistncE

    Since this looks like legit content this is my guess.

    This is actually DLC content and Valve just lied about it to the publications, developers. PC Gamer could be in on it because they've pulled over elaborate hoaxes on people like this, I think there was even a Half-Life 2 one they were in one.

    So yeah my guess is it's DLC that they're making out to be a full game and they will reveal Half Life Ep. 3 later on in the show.

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    #48  Edited By Milkman

    Do people seriously believe this is fake? You guys are crazy...

    I admit I was really taken a back when I saw the trailer for it because it is REALLY soon but that gameplay doesn't look bad at all. And considering I was done with Left 4 Dead about two weeks after it came out, I could go for some more.

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    #49  Edited By ArbitraryWater

    I really do hope that this is an elaborate prank by Valve and is secretly just more campaigns for the original game. I really don't want to pay $60 for more of the same only a year after the original.

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    #50  Edited By natetodamax

    We will believe what we want to believe. They way you are trying to explain how Valve is trolling is making you look like a troll yourself. If I want to think it's a new game, I'll think that. If you want to think that Valve is bullshitting us, then by all means do so.

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