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Articles tagged left 4 dead

Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Narrative Pastiche of Games

Beyond the cinematic presentation of many games, their pacing and storytelling has more in common with novels and television than with film.


Friday, February 11 2011

The Paradox of Modern Horror: “Survival Horror”

For many, survival horror is the only proper horror game, but no modern game can accurately be called survival horror. So, for those players, no modern game can be a proper horror game.


Friday, September 24 2010

‘Dead Rising’ Does Zombies Right

Dead Rising understands an important fact about zombies that most other zombie games forget, deny, or ignore. Zombies make boring bad guys.


Friday, July 23 2010

Making Emergent Stories Matter: Considering ‘Left 4 Dead’ and ‘Medal of Honor’

It seems impossible to tell a story within the strict rule set of a competitive online game until you play Left 4 Dead or its sequel.


Tuesday, December 16 2008

Left 4 Dead

Playing as the infected and coordinating with your team as you try and stop the survivors from reaching the safe room is just as fun and fleshed-out as playing as the survivors.


Sunday, December 7 2008

Zombie-infested world is a great playground for mature gamers


Monday, August 11 2008

Universal Game Design

L.B. talks about the convergence of game designs and the idea of creating one universal model in a single game.


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