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Left 4 Dead

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Valve
Developer: Turtle Rock

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'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Adds Novint Falcon Support

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2009 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants.

Left 4 Dead (L4D) is a new action title from Valve, creators of the Counter-Strike and Half-Life games, and promises to redefine the co-operative genre as those titles did for multiplayer and single player action games.

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of L4D casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants.

Valve’s next generation AI technology, allows for games of 1 to 8 players. Players can play as a Survivor or as one of four types of "Boss Infected," each of whom possess a unique mutant ability such as a 50-foot tongue lasso or a giant belly full of explosive methane gas.

The gameplay takes place across four massive campaigns. The "zombie" population of each mission is choreographed by an "AI Director" that monitors the human players’ actions and creates a unique and dramatic experience for them on the fly.

Set in the immediate aftermath of the highly-anticipated zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead features single player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay modes. Next-generation artificial intelligence tailors the pacing and difficulty ensuring a different experience every time the game is played.

Now everyone can enjoy the Left 4 Dead experience using the Novint Falcon which allows players to feel realistic weapon recoil, enemy attacks, and interactions with the environment, including a variety of specialized forces. With the Novint Pistol Grip accessory the First Person Shooter gaming experience gets even more immersive.

"As both the reviews and the sales figures show, Valve's Left 4 Dead has been an absolute hit, and it is one of our strongest Falcon supported titles to date," said Novint CEO Tom Anderson. "The Falcon makes the experience of being attacked by Zombies ultra-realistic, and it has been our most popular title with our early testers. We're very excited to add Left 4 Dead to our ever-expanding list of Falcon-compatible titles."

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista, XP or 2000
  • CPU: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
  • Disc drive: DVD-ROM Drive
  • Hard drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space
  • Video: Direct X 9 compatible video card (Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for pixel shader 2.0)
  • Sound: Direct X9.0c compatible sound card

Left 4 Dead is currently available worldwide on PC and Xbox 360.


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