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Left 4 Dead Port Confirmed For PS3

Unless you're a raving optimist when it comes to future game potential - like us! - you may want to either cry or laugh at the following bit of news.

In the realm of the survival/horror genre, most fans are anxiously anticipating Resident Evil 5. For now, the only other decent possibility is the downloadable title, SIREN: Blood Curse, as Eden and Atari's Alone in the Dark was mostly a dud. But RE5 won't arrive until 2009, and the only other really promising survival/horror game - Left 4 Dead - was a Xbox 360 and PC exclusive...until today. If you check out this leaked pic from this month's Official PlayStation Magazine, you can see that PS3 owners will also get the game. But there are several facts that may make you cringe: 1. it's another silly port, 2. it's a Valve game, and 3. EA is going to be handling much of the duties "in-house," which is what they did with The Orange Box. The PS3 version of that game didn't turn out so hot, especially in regards to the online component.

Left 4 Dead for the 360 and PC has a November 4, 2008 release, but we don't know when the PS3 version will hit store shelves. Of course, if they muck it up again, you probably don't really care. But hey, EA has said, very clearly, that they've "caught up" in terms of PS3 development, and just because Valve are a bunch of elitist PCers living in the past doesn't mean they can't make a great survival/horror game. Right?

Related Game(s): Left 4 Dead

8/2/2008 Ben Dutka

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cheng
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 10:47:25 AM
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i choose 2 laugh :)

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eba101
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 10:49:57 AM
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hope this is true my friend was rubbing it in my face that this was exclusive and it will be even better if its good as the one on 360

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Mista
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 11:20:34 AM
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This would be nice also for PS3 owners who don't have a 360 also. But like you said if you know how Orange Box came out on PS3, months late and choppy as can be, I wouldn't have any high hopes.
Hopefully they've gotten better, alot better and it turns out decent. I'll be getting Left 4 dead on 360 and the new Portal game.

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orangpelupa
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 11:56:32 AM
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@ben..
ouch ...
i never tough you would make a statement like this "Valve are a bunch of elitist PCers living in the past "

Valve always use OpenGL as their base.
Valve is sponsored by ATi (nvidia also sponsor some games too, like crysis)
thats why its having difficulties with PS3.
and not only on ps3, Valve games always work better on ATi graphics and a bit hiccups on nvidia.
its because ATi is better than Nvidia in OpenGL.

X360 altough not use opengl, it use something like custom DirectX9, it still use ATi Graphic processor.

and PS3 use Nvidia graphic processor.

thats the basic reason why it better on x360.

it also happend on pc, valve games work better on ATi cards.

but i hope they (valve/ea) fix it for Left 4 Dead, atleast on PC, the performance hit and limitation in nvidia cards is minimal (from what i see in pOrtal)

thanks

Last edited by orangpelupa on 8/2/2008 11:57:44 AM

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 2:18:52 PM

Don't really care about technical reasons. Every statement I've heard from that company and Gabe Newell has made it very clear to me what they are. And I'm hardly the only one who thinks so.

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Reccaman18
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 12:17:57 PM
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They better get it right this time. the madden 09 demo felt mostly solid, and had a hell of a lot better frame rate than last year. Ports usually suck, cause there's nothing new to them, but I hope this isn't the case for Left For Dead. I would like to play this game seeing as how there are actual zombies in this game. But, based on what I see, I might pass on it.

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ThePoetRazel
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 12:28:21 PM
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Geez, with all these 360 exclusives going multi-format, does the system have any actual exclusives left? Or has the definition of exclusive changed to mean exclusive for at least couple of weeks? lol

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LCF
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 12:49:42 PM
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I will never buy a Valve/EA game,there is so much better games to hold you over till R5 next year.That is so funny Ben when you stated "In House" Since when did EA actually made a game(not a port)on there own?

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orangpelupa
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 2:03:26 PM
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@thepoet

x360 and ps3 is the same, both system loosing exclussives.

current ps3 good exclussive is
MGS4, uncharted

X360 good exclussive :
Lost Odyssey, Ace Combat 6, Mass Effect, IDOLM@STER, IDOLM@STER Live for you, Blue Dragon, Eternal sonata (US, japan will get ps3),

thats the "exclussives games" on ps3 and x360 that i like.

PS3 have Resistance but i dont like it
X360 have halo and Gears of war but i dont like it

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AntDC
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 7:27:37 PM

Hey good news, Eternal Sonata has recently been confirmed for a release in North America. Hopefully this means a Europe will follow.

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Reccaman18
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 8:29:22 PM

have you not played Motor Storm? Or maybe War Hawk? Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (only a demo according to some people, but still the best racer. seriously, how is that?), Super Stardust HD, Everyday Shooter, Pain? None of those interest you? And I have never heard of IDOLM@STER. What exactly is that? And for the record, Blue Dragon is a waste of money. But that's just me.

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imyokilla
Monday, September 14, 2009 @ 3:00:18 AM

r u serious? ps3 is actually acquiring new exclusives...and has more coming than xbox. so ps3 is gaining exclusives not losing like the 360 is. current good exclusives also include the greatest FPS ever! killzone 2. way better than halo.

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Advent Child
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 2:34:04 PM
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I have so many problems with Valve. I mean I have been playing their games for a long time now, and they have problems I swear. But yea I am getting Left 4 Dead for PC simply because its going to be the best system for it.

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Xanavi23
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 2:48:48 PM
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Im with you Ben, i freshly remember what Newell said about the PS3 when it comes out.

What you called Valve was pretty damn astute, and i'ld have to agree.

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www
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 5:13:16 PM
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Am sick n tired of hearing this stupid word "PORT"
i aint buying no ported games from 360,if developers can't get they heads around ps3 tech,they should sit somewhere n leave scei to develop they own quality games.DAMN!

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Scarecrow
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 5:34:31 PM
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This game is better off LEFT FOR DEAD
Don't really care 'bout PC games lol

give me my platform games(LBP, Ratchet and Clank), fighting games, and racing games any day.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 8:53:40 PM

I was waiting for someone to toss out that pun. You get a cookie. ;)

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Minishmaru
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 7:41:29 AM

damn it! lol why didn't i think of that?!?

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infekt
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 5:40:13 PM
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Value can take this game and "shovel it".

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Xanavi23
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 6:26:45 PM
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Backing up what Ghana said...im tired of ported crap. "Its just as good on 360" which is cool for 360 but last i checked we've got superior tech so im not wasting money on any developers that just want to be lazy and port games when they shouldn't be ported.

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SerendipityDeus
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 8:05:02 PM
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I made the mistake of getting orange box, they better do it right this time around

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imyokilla
Monday, September 14, 2009 @ 3:05:29 AM

if you had the orange box port(which really isnt as horrible as ppl say it is just because they r impatient and love to criticize any and everything before they try to really be patient and enjoy what they worked hard to get the money for)dnt give up on this port! there will be game reviews comparing it to the orginal pc and 360 versions. so, just be patient research, and determine for yourself if the game is truly worth your dollar.

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karneli lll
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 8:35:49 PM
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i also wasted cash on orange box,valve can keep their port

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Dax20798
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 8:36:39 PM
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What about Silent Hill 5 coming out later this year? Or did I miss something?

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orangpelupa
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 8:51:59 PM
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^^reccaman
i played motorstorm but i dont like it,. as for granturismo, im not a fan of driving games. its not like GT is bad, i just simply not like racing games.


btw IDOLM@STER is a japanese game from Bandai Namco and not sold outside japan and only playable in Japanese xbox 360.

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MirrorSoul
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 10:07:11 PM
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Hello to all the New People!!....As for this game.....I could care less..but its interesting so ill keep an eye out...If its done right it could mabey be a sleeper hit.

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Mista
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @ 11:49:55 PM
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From the vids I've seen it looks like fun to me, and if the A.I is as good as they say...
Like I said I'll be grabbin it on 360, I bought Oni and Battle Cry so I've done alot worst before.

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Minishmaru
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 7:38:05 AM
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Womp womp woooooooooooomp.

Oh well, I choose to play Portal via website anyway :-P Much more fun. So thats about as far as I'll support Valve, I guess our PS3 money isn't worth it to them ::shrug::

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bob1234
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:31:41 PM
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Just because I can biuld a Gaming pc for less than $400 DOLLARS and ba 10 times better than an xbox 360 or ps3 doesnt mean im an elitist.

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