It's hard to believe that it's only been a year since Turtle Rock Studios and Valve announced Left 4 Dead. The premise is simple: four human players band together to survive a zombie outbreak, while four other players take control of the zombies themselves. Computer-controlled bots can take the place of real opponents if need be.
On the very same day that Valve announced it had acquired Turtle Rock, Shacknews staffers Chris Faylor and Aaron Linde made the journey to Valve to go hands-on with the PC and Xbox 360, which is now slated to arrive in the late summer.
These are their stories.