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Video: Gabe Newell talks you through Left 4 Dead

Friday, 22nd August 2008 10:06 GMT By Mike

Watch below as Valve’s Gabe Newell talks you through some Left 4 Dead gameplay. We’re pumped for this one, and this video only heightens our sense of potency.

We had a chance to catch up with Gabe Newell at Games Convention this week and he revealed, amongst other things, that Left 4 Dead will follow the Team Fortress 2 content update model. So read that if you haven’t already.

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  1. Espad

    holy monkeys dribble, i want this game!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Nope. Still not feeling it. It’s too fast, too twitch. Ruins the atmosphere.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Quiiick

    Kill. pussycat, kill, kill … too fast, too meh!

    The remarks about “healing” (in demo part 1) were funny though. Men are so stupid!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Quiiick

    … and those outlines of alies & enemies look really ugly and destroy the whole atmosphere.

    But I must confess: I’m biased, I really don’t like this Gabe Newell, for years now.
    His remarks about the PS3 are the most stupid words I ever heard from someone representing the games-industry.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. deanimate

    does seem a bit too repetitive.
    too simplistic as well. zombies run at you, shoot them, repeat. much more interested in far cry 2 than this.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Quiiick: What did he say about the PS3?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Quiiick

    Gabe Newell’s Quote: “… I think [PS3 is] a waste of everybody’s time. Investing in the Cell, investing in the SPE gives you no long-term benefits. There’s nothing there that you’re going to apply to anything else. You’re not going to gain anything except a hatred of the architecture they’ve created. I don’t think they’re going to make money off their box. I don’t think it’s a good solution …”
    Link

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Truk

    “Investing in the Cell, investing in the SPE gives you no long-term benefits. There’s nothing there that you’re going to apply to anything else. You’re not going to gain anything except a hatred of the architecture they’ve created.”

    Well I’m pretty certain that’s nonsense. CPUs are going towards multi-core, parallel architectures, similar to that of the Cell. The lessons learnt from PS3 development will certainly be useful in the future.

    The hatred bit might be true, though.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I think he’s pretty much right, to be honest. Whether it’s the sort of thing he should be saying in public or not is another thing altogether. It’s not exactly going to do EA’s PS3 ports of his games much good, business-wise.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Whizzo

    Gabe really only cares about the PC, the consoles are a sideshow to him.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Quiiick

    “… There’s nothing there that you’re going to apply to anything else …”

    If I would apply this “rule” to the creative work I’m doing in my job … well, the results would be really, really boring, for sure …

    And that’s exactly what happend to L4D, … no wonder ;)

    #11 6 years ago
  12. No_PUDding

    Well to be fair, he’s been more fair recently, but the PS3 has had a lot of money invested in by Sony to make it easier, or to teach other programmers.

    But I don’t hate him for that at all. He can see that the PS3 is going to be worth peoples time now.

    And more to the point, this game looks fun, but it doesn’t make me want to buy it. The Zombies I ahve seen shovign throguh corridors does look fun though.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    He doesn’t have to worry about it really… they’re not going to employ PS3 programmers as they have EA covering their ports for them.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. No_PUDding

    Sorry to double post (I didn’t), but needs an awesome kick button, ala Dark Messiah or Wolfenstein!

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Quiiick

    “… But I don’t hate him for that at all. He can see that the PS3 is going to be worth peoples time now …”

    I don’t hate him for saying all this stupid stuff either.
    I hate him for being so fat and ugly, to be honest. His physical appearance, the tone of his voice, this really makes me feel uncomfortable. I know it’s not fair, but I can’t change my gut-feelings.

    Compare this to John Carmack of “id”. Every time I see or hear anything of him, I feel warm inside. Makes me comfortable. I really adore this guy.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    Quiiick: You’re a cock. Seriously, you hate him because he’s fat and ugly? You’d better look like a supermodel.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. morriss

    It’s the hidden PS3 rage that comes out in people when top, top, developers say the console isn’t worth their time.

    I’ve seen comments on other sites that have posted our Gabe Newell interview and all it was was PS3 Fanboys crying yet again about The Orange Box Port 100 years ago.

    Terrible really.

    Either buy a 360, a decent PC or stfu. Easy.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Quiiick

    @ Psychotext
    No, it’s not that way! Sorry I may have used the wrong words here (english is not ma native language). I don’t hate fat people in general, most fatties are very handsome. It’s just this guy !!! There’s something about his physical appearance that almost makes me …

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Blerk

    So basically Quiiick fancies John Carmack and doesn’t fancy Gabe Newell. I think that’s what he’s getting at. :-)

    #19 6 years ago
  20. morriss

    :D

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    He might be a chubby chaser too! /o\

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Quiiick

    @ Blerk
    Yeah. that’s basically it! :)
    (It goes a little bit beyond that though, but I don’t have the words to describe it …)

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Quiiick

    … chubby chaser? What’s that?

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    This: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chubby_chaser

    Mostly because of this: “I don’t hate fat people in general, most fatties are very handsome.”

    #24 6 years ago
  25. No_PUDding

    morriss, even buying a 360 very of the ornage box doesn’t work very nicely.

    But I agree, it makes me angry such a talented developer is so ignorant, becuase it’s clearly a very difficult but powerful machine.

    Half Life 2 wasn’t that special to me, but Half Life was legendary. And Portal is unbelievable, not becuase I enjoyed the puzzles (sorry Still Alive) but becuase it’s an awesome ‘Truman Show’-esque story.

    He’ll have to warm to it eventually.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Quiiick

    Back from shopping, where I met a “girl” which I haven’t seen for at least 35 years … ;) … had a nice chat …

    @ Psychotext
    Thanks for the info. So “handsome” was again a wrong term I used. :(

    Can’t we all just write in swiss-german here?

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    It’s ok, I can barely do English. :D

    #27 6 years ago

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