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‘Impending’ L4D “Coldstream” DLC Release Date

June 29, 2012


According to Valve, the purveyors of broken promises and talking out of the sides of their mouths, the year ago promised ‘Coldstream’ community-created campaign will release along with the other four maps (Blood Harvest, Dead Air, Crash Course, & Death Toll) for the Xbox 360 on… wait for it… July 24th. I guess that we’ll believe it when it actually happens. After all, what was supposed to be April 2011, turned out to be over a year long wait. If they renege on this, then GTFO Valve!

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12 Comments
  1. June 30, 2012 11:17 am

    Those of us playing on the platform less geared to boning their consumers have been enjoying this for a full year for FREE. So even though Valve has taken a damn year, they polish the shit and work on their products. That couldn’t be said for most gaming companies. And because of the stupid certification process on the 360, we all had to wait two months for Walking Dead: Episode 2.

    Regardless, I’ll be getting this on 360 to play with ya’ll.

  2. 3Suns permalink*
    June 30, 2012 2:58 pm

    Thanks for the heads-up, Kenny. I look forward to hearing what other “surprises” they are including in the DLC. As it is, 1 new map isn’t a heck of a lot especially after that long wait. (actually, as I think about it, perhaps one of the surprises is a “pipeline” that will allow them to pump content to users without certification. Nah, it won’t happen.) 1 lousy new map. Sheesh.

    Anyway, love the game and look forward to having it in the rotation again. I never wanted it to leave.

    One other thing, Taaank! will be a permanently available mutation, and that is great news.

  3. July 2, 2012 5:46 am

    I will go out and buy Left 4 Dead again (we are talking about #1 right?)

    On a side note, look at this article I saw in the Detroit News today.

    Zombies in Detroit? Live-action game zone floated

    By ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Detroit— A man is floating an idea to use some vacant property in Detroit for a live-action game zone where players would try to stay ahead of a growing zombie horde.

    Marc Siwak of Clawson tells WWJ-AM Monday he’s calling the idea “Z World Detroit.” He says he envisions a structured game using old buildings where “professional zombies” would get the game going. It currently lacks funding or permission.

    A spokeswoman for Mayor Dave Bing declined to comment Monday to The Associated Press.

    Detroit is working on land use planning following decades of population decline that’s left some areas with fewer occupied homes than vacant ones. The city is focusing in part on plans make neighborhoods more viable, keep residents, attract new ones and re-energize the economy.

    • Blankman permalink*
      July 2, 2012 4:05 pm

      The upcoming DLC is slated for L4D 2 because there wouldn’t need to be a purpose to port over existing maps of L4D otherwise. There’s been no mention of how much it would cost. Remember, this is one community-created map, two pre-existing L4D maps, & not to mention the paid DLC map- Crash Course. And it’s all over a year overdue.

      Pretty interesting concept for the Detroit Zombie concept, but as Frenik & Suns have already said; I don’t see it happening. Take a look at this 5K Zombie Run called Run For Your Lives. One of the guys from Giant Bomb ran the course & had loads of fun. Apparently, it’s getting rave reviews. The zombies have to snatch flags on the runners to “transform” them into zombies. The goal is to finish the 5K race with at least one flag left on your belt, in order to “survive.”

    • July 2, 2012 8:55 pm

      Oh nice, they have one run in Washing next month. I might go there and take pictures if the weather is good.

    • July 3, 2012 7:26 pm

      You are incorrect, Blank. It includes ALL the maps for L4D1, plus Cold Stream and the ability to choose between eight mutations as game-types. There’s also some other unannounced things, which may not be that exciting.

      The DLC is all FREE on PC. We’ve been beta testing it the entire time since the original announcement last year. Reason # 5,471 to go that route!

  4. July 2, 2012 12:23 pm

    I would be surprised if he gets that business off the ground. Over here even just a Zombie Walk, for one day on Halloween can’t get the permits, etc.

    As for L4D, I might buy the game again if they do release it. I will have to test it out on the computer first before dishing out $$$. Also on the computer it might be free and the games i got them very cheap, but the experience is a lot different. I kind of like it better on the 360, because there are less crazy servers, mods, and all the other things they put. A game with 64 players, all tanks, isn’t Left 4 Dead.

    Also I finished the Dawnguard DLC on Skyrim. I think it’s worth the $$$, being a vampire is a lot more useful now, and you get a very good power weapon at the end of it. Plus since you only need to be level 10 to get in it, it’s a great way to start out a new character. The only downside might be that once you become very powerful, the regular game might seem too easy. The bat wings do not get in the way if you tilt the camera from the up top view.

  5. 3Suns permalink*
    July 2, 2012 2:47 pm

    Kenai, I am pretty sure the only L4D being supported anymore is L4D2. Certainly, at least three of those new maps are old originals that are already on the L4D disc. So, when you buy, get the sequel.

    As to the Detroit Zombie thing, very cool, though I wonder how they would pull it off without incurring real death amongst the players. You just know someone is all of a sudden gonna get scared and take someone’s head off, or use it as an excuse to commit murder and make it look like an accident.

    Finally, as for Frenik’s PC/360 comparison, I agree. When we had the USource package for our computer club students, I tried it. The problem more even than the wacky modes, is that the controls, M/K, for those who can use them, are insanely precise and allow for some incredible stunts on the part of the Special Infected. The imprecise nature of the controller changes the pace and possibility of the game for the better in my opinion.

    Free community content aside, I am very happy with L4D on the 360. Voice always available (and expected), looser controls to tame some of those SI, and you guys.

    • July 5, 2012 10:20 am

      Z World Detroit came up as top 10 Yahoo searches today. Here’s a video link with details.

  6. 3Suns permalink*
    July 3, 2012 8:05 pm

    I dreamt of zombies last night. I was driving on a freeway and there were dead bodies all over the place. I was dodging, and driving over some of them, and then trucks started coming driving on the wrong side of the road. By this time, I was just lookin’ for an off ramp! Then I woke up.

    • July 3, 2012 10:28 pm

      Totally epic, lol.

    • July 4, 2012 8:58 pm

      Oh man I remember having some crazy zombie dreams a few years ago, when I had 28 weeks Later and Dawn of the Dead on rotation as well as playing Dead Rising 2, Left 4 Dead, etc.

      I remember one in particular that was basically just planning over a year how to survive the zombie horde at my apartment in PR. It was very detailed, everything from going out, gathering water/food, etc.

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