valve Archive - Matt Brett

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Left 4 Dead is Ridiculously Fun!

Leave it to Valve to create a game with no story, no character development, virtually no single player experience, but it's averaging close to 90%. There isn't much to Left 4 Dead, but that's part of what makes it so great! If you've played a shooter before, you can jump right in and start blasting zombies while only a handful of hints will pop-up to make sure you're on track. It's simple nature makes it extremely accessible, and the 4 player online co-op couldn't be more fun!

When Expectations Are Exceeded: Valve

Last week, EA held their big summer press event. When I saw the coverage start pouring in I turned a blind eye. EA, along with Microsoft are in my shit books and I really didn't care to hear about their list of sequels that are coming out this holiday season. That is, until I saw Valve mentioned in one of the headlines. I had forgotten that Half-Life 2 is now published by EA and with Episode 2 on the horizon, I had to check in to see if there was any exciting news. What followed can only be described as a bombardment of awesomeness.