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Left 4 Dead 2 is free on Steam (claim before 12/26 10am PST)

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#1 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:12 PM

http://store.steampowered.com/app/550/

 

PSA

 

According to the Left 4 Dead Blog (http://store.steampowered.com/app/550/), you MUST install the game. It's not clear if claiming the game alone is enough but it couldn't hurt to simply start the download, pausing immediately, and then resuming later.


Edited by Nohbdy, 25 December 2013 - 06:54 PM.


#2 secretvampire   Call me Baron von Marlon CAGiversary!   1865 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:30 PM

Nice, thanks.



#3 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

Yup, according to this:

 

http://store.steampo...com/news/12151/

 

They're giving away the game free until 12/26/13 10:00am PST.  And once you claim the game by clicking the Install button it's yours to keep forever.



#4 alextastic   keepin' it real. CAGiversary!   877 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:40 PM

So even if I click install on my current comp that can't play games, it will be noted on my account, and I'll be able to redownload it on my other comp?

#5 walls99   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   351 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:42 PM

So even if I click install on my current comp that can't play games, it will be noted on my account, and I'll be able to redownload it on my other comp?


Yup.

#6 Detruire   Would have finished the dark skin first CAGiversary!   4711 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:43 PM

So even if I click install on my current comp that can't play games, it will be noted on my account, and I'll be able to redownload it on my other comp?

 

You click install on the store page and it's registered to your account.



#7 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:43 PM

So even if I click install on my current comp that can't play games, it will be noted on my account, and I'll be able to redownload it on my other comp?

 

Yes, as long as you're logged into your Steam account it will attach the game to your account and you'll own it forever.



#8 Mr_hat   Banned Banned   659 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:45 PM

Wish it was the first game so maybe more people would play it online. I didn't like 2.

#9 MulderYuffie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   964 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:45 PM

Thanks sent this to a few of my friends! :)


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#10 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   14851 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:56 PM

Nice.


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#11 The Laughing Mann  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:11 PM

This is good news. More people to play with.

 

BTW, if GMG still has it, they were offering the whole Valve pack for $25 ($20 with coupon).


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#12 SchumiF1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   133 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:25 PM

Thank you OP! Merry Christmas!


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#13 Electroplasm   Destroy Erase Improve CAG Veteran   585 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:28 PM

Has anyone tried playing this with a Dualshock 4? Does it work OK?


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#14 domon   Scrub CAGiversary!   294 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:52 PM

Praise Gaben

#15 Hostile1717   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   10 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:53 PM

Can't even get it to start download. Steam site is overloaded. Anyone else having this problem?



#16 WasabiJoe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   155 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 08:00 PM

Can't even get it to start download. Steam site is overloaded. Anyone else having this problem?

I can't even get the steam store page to load, I'm guessing Steam is a little overwhelmed at the moment.



#17 zeronotyethero   A Muthaf***ing Bunny CAGiversary!   1743 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 08:49 PM

Still unable to get the page to load. So much for a free copy of Left 4 Dead 2.


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#18 EdgeCrusher36   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   878 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 08:50 PM

You have until Dec 26th at 10 AM, calm down.



#19 StryderOmega  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:06 PM

Too bad I got this for Xmas years ago.

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#20 mclovin_it   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   98 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:14 PM

Will Best Buy pricematch this?



#21 StryderOmega  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:15 PM

Will Best Buy pricematch this?


Lol...

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#22 WolfmanASTN   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   869 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:44 PM

Wish it was the first game so maybe more people would play it online. I didn't like 2.


All of the stuff from 1 is in 2 now though

#23 Detruire   Would have finished the dark skin first CAGiversary!   4711 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:48 PM

All of the stuff from 1 is in 2 now though

 

L4D1 plays differently to the second; it's not just about the maps.



#24 inuyasha211  

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 12:59 AM

you can get your free copy through the steam app, i got a pop up with there updates, it was on page 2, now the game is on my list



#25 cbulas1   John 3:16 CAGiversary!   739 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:17 PM

Thanks, OP!  I added the game to my account.  Pretty cool, since I don't have a 360 and haven't played through a Left 4 Dead game before...


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#26 Lucian   Officer Friendly CAGiversary!   1334 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:27 PM

Thanks OP!


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#27 SilentBob50023   Kneel Before Zod CAGiversary!   722 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:24 AM

This was a nice surprise.  Got my son and two nephews to download it to their accounts too so we can all do co-op together.  Thanks, OP!



#28 Needles-Kane   White Hot CAGiversary!   1196 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago   Has been playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:04 AM

Definitely a nice present.  I was so close to pulling the trigger on 2 or 3 copies on Gamefly too, close one!  Nice coop for our 2 new Christmas computers :)


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#29 Justin42   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3574 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:50 AM

Can you uninstall the game once you've installed it and claimed your free copy, but keep it in your library? There's no way I'll get around to playing this in the near term...



#30 mars009   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   1001 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:16 AM

FML I missed out on this







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