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Submitted by TheIneffableBob 1870d ago | news

Left 4 Dead 2 boycott ends, leader satisfied with Valve

The leaders of the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott appear to be satisfied with how Valve will be continuing their support of Left 4 Dead and the direction they are taking Left 4 Dead 2. The Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott Steam Community group will be closed on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. (Left 4 Dead 2, PC, Xbox 360)

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TheIneffableBob  +   1870d ago
I'd just like to say that these guys are arrogant, pretentious douches. The way they worded their announcement -- they feel as if they've made an "indelible" mark in the industry. "You should all be proud, we certainly are." Wow. And their use of Latin was totally unnecessary.
badz149  +   1870d ago
this boycott thing has a leader??
and he's giving in...just like that? I'd say he has no balls or maybe just a douchebag crazy for attention!
Information Minister  +   1870d ago
The words "sell" and "out" come to mind.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1870d ago
The leader was PR staff
You all got played.
Blaze929  +   1870d ago
PLEASE
This boycott was nothing but a big media hype train probably started by EA/Valve for publicity. We arent dumb....well, at least some of us.
Bobby Kotex  +   1870d ago
Holy cow who gives a crap about this steam user? He must be the biggest attention whore on the planet. Man, you can spot spoiled children a mile away.
menoyou  +   1870d ago
Valve kissed their asses, flew them to Valve HQ, and probably paid them off while they were there. They didn't accomplish anything.
Pandamobile  +   1869d ago
You're an idiot, blaze.
Whut  +   1870d ago
They were goingto bull the game anyways.

ps: I'm seeing a PSPgo ad on tv between the Jimmy kimel live commercial break. it looks nice but they should show some games instead of people having a party.
Whut  +   1870d ago
woah I just noticed all the errors I did. SOrry.

I meant to say : They were going to BUY the game anyways****
James Bond  +   1870d ago
What happened? Did your balls drop off?
life doomer  +   1870d ago
I think gabe newell gave the leader a head to keep him satisfied.
lh_swe  +   1870d ago
"a head"?
the expression goes; give/gave head, not a head?

If thats is what you are referring to?
3sq  +   1870d ago
Who said it ended? according to whom? I'm still boycotting regardless of what the leaders/others say or do.

Edit: Sorry but I'm not paying $50-$60 bucks for a few short campaigns with almost nothing upgraded. L4D2 is more like L4D with new skins.

Or you could call it L4D 1.5
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Major_Tom  +   1870d ago
Lol derp.

I didn't realize this movement has a faceless leader to it.
jjohan35  +   1870d ago
It was probably all a gimmick for publicity.
nutcrackr  +   1870d ago
They got bought out, went to valve for free, played l4d2 for free. Probably were asked to get the group closed in a few weeks. And that's exactly what has happened. Who knows what other goodies they were promised.

HAY GUYS WE FIXED IT, BOYCOTT CLOSED.
59  +   1870d ago
hahaha yea. "We accomplished nothing but got to play some crappy game, its over go home people"
59  +   1870d ago
This whole thing is a positive experience. It has made alot of people realise that L4D is cookie cutter bullshìt. Its a zombie game people..What the hell do you want?

I never liked L4D, and I sure as hell would never like l4d2.

Grow up, get laid, and get drunk and play tf2/cod4 until a real multiplayer game comes out.
Nihilism  +   1870d ago
what an a-hole, he makes this announcement as though he is the 'chosen voice of the people', i'm sure the tens of thousands of people that signed it are not in agreement with him, but he makes it sound as though 'the leader has spoken, and his word is law'

what a power tripper, he gets a free meal and a tour for being a sissy and now he's trying to big note himself, someone needs a 360 degree spin backhand POW!
AliTheBrit  +   1870d ago
L4D was an awesome game, L4D2 looks even better, and after watching Zombieland last night I really can't wait! since both L4D2 and zombieland have a circus part.
PainisCupcake  +   1870d ago
The Leader of this group is a grown up not a stupid whining kid like most of the groups members, if he hadn't of gone to Valve the whiners would have accused him of not doing his job and if he had gone hes a sell out, can't satisfy people like this. He took time off of work, (note, thats work not school!) and went to Valve and liked what he saw with L4D and L4D2 and saw they were going in the direction the creator of the Boycott wanted, whats wrong with that? This just goes to show just how dedicated to their fans Valve really are.
MagicAccent  +   1870d ago
@9 Agreed
You guys just don't get it. This has nothing to do with being "a spoiled child".
This boycott was made because Valve had not delivered on that which was promised( SDK, new campaign, fixing lobby and server browsing)
Now they pretty much have.
Therefore there is no longer need for a boycott since Valve have promised a bit more content for L4D, and reasured the players of continued support.

So please, little sheep-people.. Be silent :)
mcgrawgamer  +   1870d ago
the leader and his buddy went to valve HQ a few weeks ago how they blogged about their experience like some giddy school girls who just met their favorite disney channel actor you know this was coming. The entire boycott was a waste of time and only gave fanboys something to argue over.

They didn't even give Valve a chance before they started this freakin boycott. and yes I'll be playing l4d2 day one. already paid for it early pre purchase on steam..
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Bobby Kotex  +   1870d ago
Same here. All this proves is that you just gotta whine and cry like a little baby, and you'll get your way. I commend Valve for their ability to deal with adult children like this.
outlawlife  +   1870d ago
lol
maddog595  +   1870d ago
Why doesn’t Valve put a whole development team on L4D2? The first one smacked of cheapness and corner cutting.
This was a full priced game released by a well respected studio that had a four hour campaign and one multiplayer mode that reused campaign maps. This would be understandable if it was highly polished, but come on. 2004 Graphics? Broken AI? 6 weapons??? 6 enemy types? NO STORY*??!? No squad commands for SP?? Crappy character animations? On top of that, there was no variety as each chapter was basically a reskin of one the before it. Don’t get me wrong, I had some fun playing through L4D, but I think that that, and the relatively high review scores and sales, says more about the fact that everyone is craving a good zombie FPS than it does about the game. Valve is spending $25 mil marketing L4D2; if they had spent half of that on actually making the game they could have had something special.
*Don’t give me some “the story would’ve gotten in the way of replayability” BS; 2 words: skippable cutscenes
HDgamer  +   1870d ago
This guy wanted attention nothing more and nothing less.
DiffusionE  +   1870d ago
Hey, Mr. Boycott-Leader (really?)......
If you're gonna commit yourself to doing something, then go all the way through. If you're a man, you'll keep your word. Only cowards give up or turn back. What's the point of starting a rebellion when you can't even lead it half-way through.

P.S. - A little advice: Don't ever, EVER, start another petition in the name of the whole gaming community again, spineless bastard.
Eamon  +   1870d ago
LOL
We all knew this would happen.
The whole boycott thing was dum in the first place.
Father Murder X  +   1870d ago
Geeks!!!!!!!
I bet that the leaders of the boycott have never had sex with a woman in their lives!!!
Ninji  +   1869d ago
lmao.
So one person who started the group speaks for everyone? The others will still boycott the game and they will likely pirate it they want to play it anyways.
Highwayman  +   1869d ago
All I had to do was read the title and LOL.
Another One  +   1869d ago
Good...
The "boycott" was nothing more than a bunch of nerds with an over inflated sense of entitlement. They got a trip and some DLC that was already planned. Congrats losers, now you can go away.

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