Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead Crash Course DLC Coming Next Week
Written Wednesday, September 23, 2009 By James Parkin

Valve recently announced that Crash Course -- the second downloadable content update for its co-operative zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead -- will be made available worldwide on September 29 on Xbox 360 and PC.

Crash Course delivers new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay to both platforms, and bridges the gap between the end of the "No Mercy" campaign and the beginning of "Death Toll" in the original game.

While containing both Survival maps and a Co-operative Campaign, the primary goal of Crash Course is to deliver a complete Versus mode experience in just 30 minutes, resulting in a streamlined version of the game's existing Versus campaigns. A recharge timer for infected teammates has also been added, and item spawn behavior has changed for more balanced gameplay.

As stated before, the DLC will be available for 560 MSP.


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Comment #1 by VladimirK
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:32:24 AM
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Nice, I'll be sure to pick this up.

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Comment #2 by Shelton
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:32:35 AM
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A contradiction. "Crash Course DLC Coming Tomorrow." Then "Will be made available worldwide on September 29."

Needs to be fixed. There are 10 new achievements coming too btw.

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Comment #3 by daviduk2000
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:32:53 AM
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urm you said tomorrow and the 29th???? its the 29th though isnt it

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Comment #4 by Tutelsongo
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:33:28 AM
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Better late than never I guess. I'll pass.

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Comment #5 by oysterboy13
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:33:47 AM
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Comment #6 by x Violet Rain x
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:36:17 AM
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What's the title about if it's coming on the 29th...?

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Comment #7 by echoes999
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:36:54 AM
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yeah. the date thing threw me off to. oh well, I can't wait for this DLC to drop.

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Comment #8 by SevenJesterHats
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:40:56 AM
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Comment #9 by JBong6
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:41:33 AM
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Any ideas on what the 10 new cheevos are?

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Comment #10 by Michaeloioi
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:41:40 AM
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No achievements, no sale.

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Comment #11 by Suki
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:41:48 AM
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a bit of a micky take as they will charge for this and then give us l4d2 in a few more weeks and charge 4 that as its a new game but really it just a big update.

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Comment #12 by littlejay
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:45:43 AM
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ive not been playing odst for a week! :p tomorrow isnt the 29th just to repeat like everyone else hehe

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Comment #13 by Shelton
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:45:44 AM
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There has been no word on what the achievements will be, but the achievement counter in game (after the update) now reads x/60 implying that 10 will come with the DLC.

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Comment #14 by yogibear4174
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:47:09 AM
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i think ill stick to ODST for now and see if this is worth it in a week or two

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Comment #15 by yogibear4174
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:47:55 AM
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Also, LFD2 i coming out soon so y get this

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Comment #16 by blackout529
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:51:43 AM
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You haven't played the game yet so you can't say its just a big update. But the leaders of that pointless L4D2 boycott played the game, and they came out impressed.

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Comment #17 by asilentboom
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:53:44 AM
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I read on a demo has been confirmed for November 3rd for Left 4 Dead 2, October 27th for the people who pre-ordered it.

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Comment #18 by Bleeding Star
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:54:21 AM
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2moro isnt the 29th...

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Comment #19 by NightTied
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:56:53 AM
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What #18 said

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Comment #20 by iruhlman
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 11:59:21 AM
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i'm also gonna stick to ODST

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Comment #21 by N3m36
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:00:31 PM
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Is this the free update that Micro$oft dictated should be charged for? yeah fuck that.

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Comment #22 by My BR Is Evil
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:01:12 PM
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No achievements, still a sell. More achievements, even better sell. 560 MSP weird number but ok. I just want all three. It just seems like there will be a gap between all 4 Campaigns. Can not wait for the contradiction, either tomorrow or the 29th.

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Comment #23 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:02:46 PM
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I'll get this if my friends do.

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Comment #24 by xDrDeath
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:07:58 PM
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I'm probably gonna pass on this. Left 4 Dead 2 come out in less then 2 months and I'd rather just wait to play that. Plus I'm sure I'll be to busy with ODST

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Comment #25 by razzleson
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:09:42 PM
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Sorry to everyone who had to read my title mixup!

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Comment #26 by Smiles90
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:12:26 PM
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No problemo! I would rather stick with ODST this week anyways. Not to mention college classes are starting to pile on HW..ewwww

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Comment #27 by ZoMbiE_DooMsDaY
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:19:55 PM
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Awsome NEW Cheevio's for L4D can't wait to see what they are. But at least ONE of those is going to be beating it on Expert. That should be expected >.>

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Comment #28 by Gu3hu
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:39:46 PM
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yeah new cheevos !!!!!!!!!!!! :P

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Comment #29 by WiredHEaDsHoT
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:53:16 PM
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ill be i picking this up :) and its convenient aswell for me since i allready have 60msp so i only need to buy the 500msp pack

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Comment #30 by Battosai343
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:53:16 PM
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I knew this rush of games and dlc would kill my wallet T_T

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Comment #31 by toonsage
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 12:55:49 PM
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just wondering if there will be new achievements o.o

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Comment #32 by DirtySeb
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 01:08:53 PM
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Gonna check this out on PC because, well, I'm not paying anything for an extra hour at most of the game

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Comment #33 by Tarvu
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 01:13:58 PM
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Despite the latest messing up the in-game achievement tracker, there is still no news on what the achievements will be. Adding achievements is essential for DLC to maximise sales, since it hooks the achievement whores.

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Comment #34 by padraiglovesyou
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 01:24:37 PM
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Think I'll pass and just wait for L4D2

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Comment #35 by Nevander
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 01:26:37 PM
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Comment #36 by Dlark17
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 01:30:00 PM
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Wait... I thought the point of L4D was that there *wasn't* a running story? That each act was just set up like a separate thriller "film", with the same characters against the same zombies in a different environment. Sooo... why do we need to "bridge the gap", if no one even plays this for plot?

Also, I don't think they're going to do very well with their plans of "release a sequel, but keep updating both the old and new". Sorry Valve, but most of us gamers don't work that way, unless the new one just blows chunks. That's the options you got on the table.

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Comment #37 by Poisonheadcrab
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 01:37:58 PM
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I don't believe this will bring me back to keep playing it...but I will play through it all the way at least once. Thankfully my microsoft points value won't decrease...I guess that's the advantage of playing this on a PC...

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Comment #38 by Midnight Malice
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 01:49:40 PM
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pass.... big freakin pass they got a new game coming out by the end of the year, and almost a YEAR later than the original... nice that they are still adding DLC, but too little too late, and Microsoft has the grapefriuts to charge for this... HAHA its like a worm on a hook, and there are way too many bites, thats why they keep putting the line in the water.

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Comment #39 by Romefalls86
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 02:05:23 PM
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I don't see why everyone is in such an uproar about paying for this DLC when people forked over much more money for a few extra maps for Halo 3 and GOW2, then Bungie creates an Expansion pack, adds in the last 3 maps to get the rest of the achievements in Halo 3 and sells it for $60 and no one is protesting Bungie but you call Valve crooks.

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Comment #40 by xianizradx
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 02:08:13 PM
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Boycotting since it was suppose to be "free"

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Comment #41 by SuperWoody64
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 02:14:48 PM
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#36, I'll continue to support 1 even after 2's out. I wish more companies did that. Sony's doing it with EverQuest (even though eq2 smokes donkeyballs)

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Comment #42 by tunaleg
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 02:17:54 PM
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hell yeah, i love l4d, getting this achievements or not

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Comment #43 by sheem
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 02:28:45 PM
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are they any extra achievemnts

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Comment #44 by Phydeaux
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 02:30:19 PM
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#40, boycott MS, then, because they put the requirement out there.

#36, audio that's buried in the PC version reveals that there was supposed to be video segments that bridged the gap between all the campaigns. Some footage was pre-rendered for the beta. Playtesting in beta revealed that testers were really bummed out by the experience of going through the entire level, to be rescued and then their rescuers get infected or offed. It was really negative, so they dropped the idea, and all the effort to render the footage with it. But the audio from those situations exist. See YouTube, if it hasn't all been taken down.

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Comment #45 by KS x HOSTILE 92
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 02:41:08 PM
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theyre making us pay??!!!
we paid $60 for a game with 4 levels and 6 guns, and a draw distance of two feet.
definitely not worth $60!!!

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Comment #46 by mugginyouoff
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 02:59:57 PM
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not paying if there's no achievements

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Comment #47 by Battosai343
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 03:16:53 PM
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I've seen this question a lot so:
Yes, there are 10 new achievements. If you download the update for this game, you'll see there are now 60 achievements (sadly, they have not been yet revealed)
Hope this helps =]

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Comment #48 by Dysitis
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 03:17:35 PM
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#39: Amen

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Comment #49 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 03:27:35 PM
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YES! I've been holding onto these 620 points since August!

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Comment #50 by Bruce14
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 03:30:00 PM
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It said 23rd on every single FREACKING WEBSITE and i come home and its ANOTHER WEEK from now. The game has been out almost an entire year already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #51 by CheesyToast111
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 03:38:13 PM
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Comment #52 by ZonaBoy89
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 04:00:37 PM
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Meh not too big a deal to me ill wait till i finish some other games first

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Comment #53 by Mr Achievement
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 04:22:51 PM
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There are definitely new Achievements... I have verified that L4D on the 360 looks just like this article says:

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Comment #54 by snake2895
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 04:36:14 PM
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I'm gonna stick to a full priced expansion pack called ODST from now on.

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Comment #55 by kelnoker
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 04:45:25 PM
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hmmm i wonder if i'll buy that dlc i still don't know

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Comment #56 by Devil Sora
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 05:05:57 PM
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I find it funny how they say; "This will bridge the gap between the No Mercy and the Death Toll campaign." Hmm so after Death Toll its Last Stand and as we all know. . . it doesn't end well lol, so what about Blood Harvest and Dead Air?

Anyways like I have stated on these articles time and time again. . . . I have the points, just waiting for the DLC to drop. 10 new cheevos? Hmm. . . they better not be anything rediculous. . . or I swear I'll be pulling what little hair I have left, out.

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Comment #57 by The Beatle Dude
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 05:44:11 PM
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Comment #58 by STZ513
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 05:50:42 PM
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I hardly ever get DLC without cheevos, but I may make an exception in this case. Too bad I'm broke and all the money I get over the next 2 monthes is going to L4D2. Oh well, maybe in December

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Comment #59 by Markatansky
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 05:53:40 PM
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Comment #60 by Godlymansean
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 09:19:29 PM
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definite buy

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Comment #61 by wardie_phil
Thursday, September 24, 2009 @ 02:21:29 AM
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All these people moaning that the game has been out a year and they still releasing DLC i think this is genious because it gets people to play older games again rather than collecting dust on shelves. Just think how many 100s or 1000s of pounds/dollars do you spend on games which you have now wasted as you dont play them anymore so good on them for trying to get people to still play older games. Also it can be for you to familiarise yourselves with the game again before L4d2 release so quit whining when you know in the end you will buy it!

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Comment #62 by KIDDRAGON67
Thursday, September 24, 2009 @ 04:15:08 AM
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thats because more people play Halo 3 n GoW2.

I'd pay for DLC which i'd play unlike a campaign i'd touch once and never think about again.

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Comment #63 by pandapickups
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 01:59:00 AM
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They probably pushed this DLC back from the 25th because ODST just came out and everyone is going to be playing that. No game company wants to go up against halo.

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Comment #64 by III FLOOD III
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 08:08:33 PM
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will their be new achievements???

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Comment #65 by Razor255
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 10:41:11 PM
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#51 - That makes two of us XD

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Comment #66 by crazyman
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 02:03:41 AM
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For anyone who cares its coming out now to get people back into l4d, and NOT for anything else

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Comment #67 by zeroy042
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 @ 07:47:02 AM
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Its on sale in US for 800 points not 560- boo theyjacked up the price. f that.

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Comment #68 by Born On Fire
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 08:24:50 AM
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its a great game and you all need to "suck it up" and realise that if they never released dlc for it you would all be here complaining that they are making a second one when the first should get some DLC

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Comment #69 by Phenoviral
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 05:42:04 PM
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#66, it was being released to shut up all the boycotters complaining about a lac of L4D1 DLC. That's all.

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