Left 4 Dead Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Awards
Left 4 Dead has earned numerous awards coming out of this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angles, California . Many media outlets are still publishing their “Best Of E3” stories, but here’s a quick look at the honors earned so far:
• E3 Game Critics Awards: Left 4 Dead wins Best Online Multiplayer game.
• Kotaku.com: Kotaku's Best of E3 Picks: Best PC Game, Best Action Game, Best Online Multiplayer Game
• NY Times: The World’s a Stage for Interactive Entertainment as Creativity Glows
• 1up.com: 1UP's Best of E3 2008
• UGO.com: Best PC Game - Left 4 Dead
• UGO.com: Best Mutiplayer Game
• IGN.com: Best Multiplayer Experience
• PlanetXbox: Best First Person Action Gaming
• PlatformNation.com: Best Game of Show
• Maxim: The 5 Unsung Games of E3 2008
• Venture Beat: Top 10 Sleepers of the Show
Left 4 Dead E3 Coverage
During the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angles, California , Left 4 Dead was playable for journalist and industry folk in a dedicated suite. Here’s a recap of the written and video impressions:
• ActionTrip: Left 4 Dead Hands-On Preview
• AtomicGamer.com: E3 08 Preview
• Buttonmasher.co.nz: Left 4 Dead Hands On Preview
• Destructoid: E3 08: Left 4 Dead is frighteningly amazing
• G4’s Xplay: Hand-On Left 4 Dead
• Gamespot: E3 2008: Left 4 Dead Updated Hands-On
• Gamespot TV: Left 4 Dead Stage Show Demo
• Gamernode.com: E3 2008: Left 4 Dead direct feed video preview
• Game Informer: E3 '08: Nick's Take On The Week
• GamingExcellence.com: E3 2008: Left 4 Dead Preview
• TheHachiko.com: E3 2008 Preview: 'Left 4 Dead' (PC)
• Jeuxvideo.tv: Left 4 Dead en Vidéo
• Ripten: Hands-On: Left 4 Dead
• Shacknews: Shack Editor Left 4 Dead in New Footage of Valve Zombie Shooter
• Shacknews: Left 4 Dead E3 Preview: New Characters, New Weapons, New Details
• The Escapist: E3 2008: Left 4 Dead Hands-on
• Tiscali.cz: Left 4 Dead - E3 dojmy
• Tom’s Games: E3 08: Left 4 Dead Hands-On Preview
• MaximumPC: E3 2008: Left 4 Dead Interview. New Graphics, Weapons, and Steam Achievement Details
• MPOGD.com: E3 2008 Preview: Left 4 Dead - PC
• MTV.com: Valve’s ‘Left 4 Dead’ Feels Finished, Very Scary
• Kotaku: Left 4 Dead Multiplayer Video - Frighteningly Good
• PlatformNation.com: Left 4 Dead Interview and Gameplay Video
• Xbox360Fanboy.com: E3 08: Hands On: Left 4 Dead [update]
• Gamecyte.com: E3 2008: Valve Interview: Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress, Too
• Gametrailers.com: E3 2008: Developer Walkthrough
• GamingShogun.com: E3 2008 - Interview With Doug Lombardi Regarding Left 4 Dead
• SarcasticGamer.com: E3 2008 Hands-on: Left 4 Dead
• KeenandGraev.com: E3: Left 4 Dead Info and Video
• Palgn.com.au: E3 2008: Left 4 Dead Preview
• VoodooExtreme: Left 4 Dead Hands-on
• WorthPlaying: Preview PC Preview - 'Left 4 Dead'
Left 4 Dead in San Francisco
On Monday, May 12, Left 4 Dead made an appearance at another EA sponsored press event in San Francisco . Some of the reporting from that event may be found here:
• Gametap: "Two idiots bumble their way through Valve's zombie outbreak."
• Kotaku: Hands-on Impressions
• MTV Multiplayer: ‘Left 4 Dead’ Is The Online Zombie Game That ‘Resident Evil: Outbreak’ Wanted To Be
• Gamespot: Interview with Valve's Doug Lombardi with Left 4 Dead footage
• Gamespy: L4D Preview
• IGN: Interview — Valve's Doug Lombardi
• Joystiq: Hands-on — Left 4 Dead
Spring 2008 London Press Events
L4D was recently shown at an extremely well attended press event in Islington, on the north end of London. Here are a few samples of what the press had to say about the game:
• The Guardian: A unique experience for every player.
• bit-tech.net: Interview with Valve's Chet Faliszek.
• Computer and Videogames.com (CVG): New Left 4 Dead shots.
• Gamespot (UK): Left 4 Dead Hands-On
• gamesradar.com: New Left 4 Dead shots.
• Total Video Games: TVG sits down with Valve's Doug Lombardi
• play.tm: Doug Lombardi Interview — Left 4 Dead and more under discussion
• videogaming247: EA Games Studio Showcase — Left 4 Dead Presentation, Streaming audio and new shots
L4D Making Headlines
In recent weeks, Left 4 Dead has been featured on the pages and covers of several gaming enthusiast publications the world over. Below are thumbs of some of the recent covers. Keep an eye out for more coverage as we continue to show the game to the press and public at gaming events throughout the spring and summer.
EA 2007 Studio Show Case
EA hosted a large even at their headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA. The press was very excited to see Left 4 Dead in action. Here are some links to reviews and videos from the show:
• Gamespot: Left 4 Dead Hand-on update.
• IGN: Left 4 Dead progress report.
• GameVideos: Left 4 Dead "Sewer Survival" video
• GameTrailers: Gameplay videos
• Shacknews: Left 4 Dead Hand-on impressions
• GameZone: Left 4 Dead preview
• GameTrailers: Story and Undead playability interview
Game Almighty E3 '07 Interview
During E3, Game Almighty interviews Mike Booth about Left 4 Dead and how he'd survive the Zombie Apocalypse.
QuakeCon 2007 News Blitz
Some members of the Left 4 Dead development team traveled to Texas to give the public a chance to preview the game. Below are links to several reports with videos and pictures from the convention.
• Shacknews: Left 4 Dead HD Footage
• Gaming Today Q&A: Chet Faliszek for Left 4 Dead
• IGN: Hands-on Left 4 Dead
• Gamespot: Left 4 Dead hands-on.
• GameSpy: Left 4 Dead Preview
• Gametrailers: Left 4Dead reviews, trailers, and interviews
• Eurogamer: Left 4 Dead QuakeCon interview
• GameVideos: Left 4 Dead gameplay video
• GameVideos: Left 4 Dead QuakeCon interview
• Games are Fun: Left 4 Dead preview