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  • "Leaked" Left 4 Dead 2 campaigns confirmed by Achievement list, Valve

    The rumor is rumor no more. The final pair of Left 4 Dead 2 campaigns – known as “Hard Rain” and “Dead Center” – are real. How do we know? Because Valve told us so. “They’re legit,” Valve’s Doug Lombardi told VG247. On top of that, the game’s Achievement list – recently rescued from a […]

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  • Valve: Fight used game sales and piracy by producing good titles

    Valve’s Doug Lombardi has told Destructoid that the best way to combat used game sales and piracy, is to make good games and offer continued support. “We always see these overall numbers, like how much money GameStop’s making per year off of used game sales, but we really don’t have a breakdown of details for […]

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  • Valve says Steam promotes sales at physical and online retailers

    Doug Lombardi has said that “free weekend” sales on Steam assist retail and online game stores. “When we do our free weekends on Steam for our products we see an increase in player numbers, obviously, and then we’ll see a spike in sales at the end of the weekend on Steam and at retail,” he […]

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  • Valve skips PlayStation to avoid "stepchild version", says Lombardi

    Valve doesn’t want to make PlayStation games. End of. “If we were customers of that product on PlayStation, we’d feel like we sort of got the stepchild version of the product while the guys on the PC and the 360 got the sweet version of it,” Valve marketing boss Doug Lombardi told CVG in London […]

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  • L4D2 boycott "didn't change our plans at all," says Valve

    Despite nearly 40,000 people signing a petition against the apparently overly early announcement of Left 4 Dead, Valve told CVG in London yesterday that it didn’t make a jot of difference. “It really didn’t change our plans at all,” said Valve marketing boss Doug Lombardi. “As I mentioned we had plans to keep releasing stuff […]

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  • L4D2 pre-orders doubling original

    Valve’s told EG that Left 4 Dead 2 pre-orders are double those taken for the original game. “Our pre-orders are currently double what they were for Left 4 Dead 1 at this point in time away from launch,” said Valve’s Doug Lombardi. “We’re like 20 weeks out or something like that.” He added: “We’re seeing […]

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  • Valve: L4D2 backlash was unexpected

    Valve told EG in London yesterday that it didn’t expect such an adverse reaction to Left 4 Dead 2, and put “confusion” surrounding a perceived dropping of the first game down to E3′s format. “We obviously listen to the community a lot,” said Doug Lombardi. “That’s one of our staples. Did we anticipate it? No, […]

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  • Left 4 Dead to get more DLC by the end of summer, L4D2 getting a demo

    Valve has stated that more Left 4 Dead DLC will be announced before the end of the summer for both PC and Xbox 360. “We plan to keep supporting Left 4 Dead 1,” Doug Lombardi told CVG at a press event in London today. “There will be some announcements coming before summer’s out about what’s […]

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  • Valve: Left 4 Dead sequel is a "special case"

    In an interview with GamingShogun at E3, Valve’s Doug Lombardi has said the now controversial Left 4 Dead sequel was a “special case” as the team had so many good ideas. “It’s a special case of the team came off the project with a head full of ideas for what to do next,” said Doug. […]

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  • Valve's Lombardi details Left 4 Dead 2 E3 teaser trailer

    Below is footage of Valve’s Doug Lombardi explaining the Left 4 Dead 2 E3 teaser trailer in great detail. We see the Charger, a huge but deformed zombie with a small head. We find out the game is taking place in a “non-Katrina New Orleans” and of course, get to see the excellent teaser once […]

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  • Left 4 Dead pre-orders top Orange Box by 95%, demo comes early for faithful

    According to this Shacknews piece, Left 4 Dead pre-orders are now running at almost double those seen for the Orange Box last year. “Pre-orders are now running 95% over those of The Orange Box, and we’re getting set to launch the pre-release demo and television campaign to further fuel this momentum,” said Valve’s Doug Lombardi. […]

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  • No more TF2 updates this year, says Lombardi

    Valve’s Doug Lombardi’s told Shacknews that there aren’t going to be any more Team Fortress 2 updates in 2008. “Well, it won’t be this year,” he said. “But we’re going to keep evolving TF2. Once Left 4 Dead wraps, you’ll hear us clamouring more about [the next TF2 update].” TF2 staffers had been moved onto […]

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  • HL2 says Ep 3 is a "more ambitious project," says Valve

    Speaking to Shacknews, Valve’s Doug Lombardi’s opened up a little on the upcoming Half-Life 2: Episode 3, saying the next installment in the shooter series is a “more ambitious project” than previous chapters. “We want the next installment of Half-Life 2 to be really big,” he said. The marketing exec added: “I thought we did […]

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  • "Zero chance" of Left 4 Dead PS3 this year

    Valve’s Doug Lombardi has said those hoping for a PS3 version of Left 4 Dead this year can go on wishing: it’s not happening. “There’s zero chance of it happening this year,” he told CVG. “It’s something that’s being talked about right now as the game is gaining popularity and looking like it’s going to […]

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  • Lombardi: Left 4 Dead pre-orders 40% higher than Orange Box

    Speaking to VGChartz, Valve’s Doug Lombardi has said that Left 4 Dead pre-orders are trouncing those taken by The Orange Box. “Pre-orders for Left 4 Dead are currently exceeding Orange Box pre-orders by well over 40 percent, this driven largely by the 10 percent off promotion being offered now for both versions,” he said. “And […]

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  • No Team Fortress 2 updates for PS3 version

    According to this 1UP piece, Valve’s confirmed that free content already added to the PC version of Team Fortress 2 – and confirmed for release for the 360 SKU – won’t make it to the PS3 game. Snip: “We don’t have PlayStation developers,” Lombardi told us. Earlier in the interview, Newell discussed how Electronic Arts […]

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  • Left 4 Dead gets tweaked release date

    Valve’s Doug Lombardi has just told Left 4 Dead 411 that the game will be released in the US on November 18 and Europe on November 21, and not November 20 as previously reported. The site also points out that the new dates coincide with Half Life’s 10 year anniversary, so make sure you’ve got […]

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  • Chances of PS3 Left 4 Dead "50-50"

    According to this CVG story, Valve’s Doug Lombardi said at Games Convention this week that there’s still a “50-50″ chance of a PS3 version of Left 4 Dead coming out. Don’t expect to see it any time soon, whatever happens. “There’s zero chance of it happening this year,” he said. “It’s something that’s being talked […]

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  • TF2 360 updates coming later this year, says Valve

    According to Valve’s Doug Lombardi, all of the current Team Fortress 2 updates available on Steam will make their way to 360 before the end of the year, reports Kotaku. The site claims Valve wants to wait a bit longer and release a massive update for 360 owners instead of the incremental ones delivered to […]

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  • Valve "happy" to talk about acquisition

    Valve’s Doug Lombardi has said the firm is open to talk about acquisition in an interview with Gamasutra, the first time the shooter developer has mentioned anything of the sort in public. Valve’s “happy to have that conversation,” he told the site. “By the same token, the company’s doing pretty well, and we’re really happy […]

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