Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for .Left 4 Dead A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for .Left 4 Dead http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Meet the Survivors of the Japanese Left 4 DeadSam Tyler

Same old, same old, but as the earlier trailer for Left 4 Arcade suggested; whilst some things stay the same, other things have changed.  The characters for one.  Gone are the foursome we know and love and in their stead are a new and slightly less motley crew:

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Left 4 Dead Arcade comes to JapanNick Puleo

There's a short trailer showcasing the game play and it looks pretty faithful to the original game, though, there's some subtle Japanese influence - perhaps for the trailer only. It would be interesting to see a game like this on a arcade machine with four slots for players - working side by side in a couch co-op style atmosphere. Think of the old Gauntlet arcade machines, but done with Left 4 Dead.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11745/left-4-dead-arcade-comes-to-japan.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11745/left-4-dead-arcade-comes-to-japan.html Left 4 Dead Fan Film is Out, An Homage to Co-Op GamingNick Puleo

The Left 4 Dead fan film we told you about is out now and it's completely insane.  It's called Left 4 Dead: Impulse 76 and it starts with three characters from the first Left 4 Dead - Zoey, Francis and Louis.  They only have to make it three blocks to their target...but as you know, those three blocks are the longest of their lives.  There's no downtime here as this video is all action.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/7424/left-4-dead-fan-film-is-out-an-homage-to-co-op-gaming.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/7424/left-4-dead-fan-film-is-out-an-homage-to-co-op-gaming.html Left 4 Dead Fan Film Looks like the Real DealNick Puleo

Fan films are all the rage these days, but most can't seem to actually hold a visual candle to the source material.  While their hearts are usually in the right place, these films lack the financial backing to turn their creator's true vision into a reality.  That's what makes the Left 4 Dead fan film so unique - it's being created by several folks from Airsoft GI, manufacturers of Airsoft guns.  They also seem to have a few sponsors on board helping fill the coffers and creating something that looks like Left 4 Dead..

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/7391/left-4-dead-fan-film-looks-like-the-real-deal.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/7391/left-4-dead-fan-film-looks-like-the-real-deal.html Original Left 4 Dead Movie Poster ConceptsKatrina Pawlowski

Left 4 Dead did a lot of things very right. One of those things is creating a campaign of movie posters to represent each scenario the four survivors, Zoey, Bill, Frances and Lewis had to endure. The movie posters were also applied to DLC that came later, and the sequel - Left 4 Dead 2. Some of the original concept posters have surfaced for the original survivors, and some of the art or situations may look familiar.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5541/original-left-4-dead-movie-poster-concepts.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5541/original-left-4-dead-movie-poster-concepts.html Left 4 Dead Patch on 360 Restores Missing Achievement ProgressNick Puleo

This is a patch that's a long time coming, as it applies to the original Left 4 Dead on the Xbox 360.  For those that purchased the Sacrifice DLC for the game, they may have found that it not only erased the progress of some other achievements - namely the Zombie Genocidist - but that certain achievements were unobtainable like one called Sacrifizzle.  Thankfully, Valve have stood by their product and released a patch that fixes these glitches, restores the achievement progress for most people, and introduces a host of other tweaks and fixes.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5305/left-4-dead-patch-on-360-restores-missing-achievement-progress.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5305/left-4-dead-patch-on-360-restores-missing-achievement-progress.html Co-Op Zombie Downloads Highlight XBL Deals of the WeekNick Puleo

Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold deals this week are focused on zombies and that means plenty of co-op DLC and games for us to love.  Zombie Apocalypse, Dishwasher Dead Samurai, Borderlands DLC, and Left 4 Dead DLC are all discounted for your gaming pleasure.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5238/co-op-zombie-downloads-highlight-xbl-deals-of-the-week.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5238/co-op-zombie-downloads-highlight-xbl-deals-of-the-week.html Left 4 Dead Works, Here's WhyKatrina Pawlowski

When gamers look at a game, one of the things they may overlook is the basics of design - the game's mechanics. Though we notice the potential of how a great game is great, we may not know exactly why a great game works so well. A full analysis of the gameplay mechanics for Left 4 Dead by Full Sail grad student Paul Goodman and course director Adam Greenwood-Eriksen brings to the surface the key design elements. A comprehensive look from Left 4 Dead creators give a solid nod to Co-Op being key to the games success a bit closer to the surface.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5195/left-4-dead-works-here-s-why.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5195/left-4-dead-works-here-s-why.html Sound the Horn of Hammerhand in Left 4 DeadJim McLaughlin

A modder with too much time on his hands has lovingly created a Left 4 Dead Survival mode map that allows the Survivors to defend Helm's Deep - as seen in Peter Jackson's film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4976/sound-the-horn-of-hammerhand-in-left-4-dead.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4976/sound-the-horn-of-hammerhand-in-left-4-dead.html Left 4 Dead 1 Now Available on Mac, 50% OffNick Puleo

The original Left 4 Dead is now available for the Mac via Steam, this follows news a few weeks ago that Left 4 Dead 2 was also on the platform.  The game is part of the Steam Play series, which means if you own it on one platform you own it on both.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4830/left-4-dead-1-now-available-on-mac-50-off.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4830/left-4-dead-1-now-available-on-mac-50-off.html Left 4 Dead: "The Sacrifice" TrailerAndrew Gaskill

A few days ago we brought you details and box art from the new Left 4 Dead DLC, The Sacrifice.  The original survivors return in this prequel to Left 4 Dead 2's The Passing, which was released earlier this year.  The trailer is out now, and it looks like The Sacrifice will be serious business indeed.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4684/left-4-dead-quot-the-sacrifice-quot-trailer.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4684/left-4-dead-quot-the-sacrifice-quot-trailer.html Left 4 Dead Mod Lets You Know How Francis Feels About MountainsTally Callahan

If you play Left 4 Dead or Left 4 Dead 2 on the PC, you probably know there's a pretty robust L4D modding community. The mods can be pretty hit or miss, depending on how invested the modders are, but I, myself, am loath to pass up a perfectly good opportunity to shoot, decapitate, and otherwise maim zombies in new environments for simply the price of my time spent downloading the mod. A highly-anticipated (it's been in the works for a long, long time) Left 4 Dead fan-made campaign has recently been released, entitled "I Hate Mountains." It sports five new maps containing a mansion, lakefront, lumberyard, and uh, we're assuming mountains through which Francis and company must trek. 

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