OXM UK: Valve has said that giving away free weekends on the PC version of Left 4 Dead increases the sales of the Xbox 360 version.
But if it works, it works.
Also, beyond me why they jacked up the price. The old L4D box was like $29.99 at Fry's then they had a box that says "with survival mode" for $39.99 both for the PC. People are so stupid to pay $10 extra for something free. Now they only have GOTY edition which is selling for $39.99. I mean, who the hell cares for commentary on a game??
its actually for those people without Live. for the console. really no excuse for buying it on PC since you have to have net just to play the bloody thing. XD
Commentary was in the original L4D. This is just some stupid EA marketing crap. Why would you buy a Valve game at a retailer anyway? Steam is cheaper and faster unless you have dial up or a slow DSL. I remember back in February where there was a weekend sale for L4D on Steam for 1/2 price. Sales spiked 3000% and doubled the amount of people that played the game on its release day.
HarukoHex are you retarded?
The box art in this article is wrong.
Not weird, bro. Think about it.. People who don't have the money on hand, but will soon, people who have the cash on hand and just want to try it out, seeing if it's worth a buy. Otherwise, I am thinking many people would not bother, not AS many people would bother w/o free weekends.
it's odd though cus if they can run the free trial then they can run the game... and the pc version is cheaper than the 360 version. i guess they could run the game on a low rig with low settings though, really enjoy it and want a better experience by getting the 360 version
I wasn't sure if I'd like L4D or if it was worth the money but then they ran a free weekend on Steam and I ordered it for the 360 that very weekend.
and gave it a chance and liked it. Id get it for pc because sometimes its like 10, but if my friends on live had it, Id play with them as they are people Iv known for a long time. on LIVE I play with people I know in real life more it seems(than steam). Maybe some people convinced their friends to give it a try.
Thats how I got it,played it on the PC but bought it for 360.The reason being my friends and Live.
I bought it for my 360, after playing the demo....on my 360. ???? 0_o
It's simple. People try it for free on PC during the free weekend, then some very weird people among these think it'll be better on a console, so they buy it on the X360.
For no reason besides being a "follower" of your friends should you get the console version over the PC version if you can run it smoothly... I mean it even perfectly supports the 360 controller... I'm all for friends but seriously... if there is a better version be it another console or on PC... Sorry suckers I'm not spending the same (in PC versus console MORE) for a lesser product.
I guess it can work either way. If one platform has something another platform doesn't (free weekends), it can still spark people to try it out on one platform and buy it on another. There was no PC demo for Mirrors Edge so I went and downloaded it on my cousin's 360. I liked it enough to want to buy it for my high-end gaming rig with a mouse and keyboard and all the filters and settings turned up.
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