History Trivia / Left4Dead

4th Jul '16 1:10:32 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:WhatCouldHaveBeen: So much that it has its [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WhatCouldHaveBeen/Left4Dead own page]].
26th Apr '16 5:41:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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26th Apr '16 5:41:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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{{Useful Notes}}! Anything that requires more than two sentences to explain is and belongs on [[http://left4dead.wikia.com the other L4D Wiki]].[[note]]If we're going to use this as a tips page, we need to KEEP IT CLEAN AND BRIEF. Zero tolerance for discussion on the page, otherwise it's somewhere between a fan board and another Wiki: which would negate what we're trying to do with the page.[[/note]]\\

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{{Useful Notes}}! Anything that requires more than two sentences to explain is and belongs on [[http://left4dead.wikia.com the other L4D Wiki]].[[note]]If we're going to use this as a tips page, we need to KEEP IT CLEAN AND BRIEF. Zero tolerance for discussion on the page, otherwise it's somewhere between a fan board and another Wiki: which would negate what we're trying to do with the page.[[/note]]\\



* HeyItsThatVoice: Most of the NPC Survivors are played by guys who also did voices for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. For the curious, the boat man is the Sniper, the church guy is the Scout, the infected helicopter pilot is the Spy and Pyro, and the pilot in Dead Air is the Demoman and Heavy.
** Bill is [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Father Grigori]].
** Zoey is [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Cortana]] and was formerly [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach and Toad]]. For some, [[BackyardSports it might feel funny to use a baseball bat as her]].
** Coach is [[TheWire Cutty Wise]] and, appropriately, [[Series/TheWalkingDead Tyreese]].
** Ellis is [[Series/TheKilling Jamie Wright]] and [[VideoGame/InFamous2 Cole MacGrath]].
** You might recognize Hugh Dillon (Nick) from {{Series/Flashpoint}} or his singing career.
** The infected have been voiced by Music/MikePatton, FredTatasciore and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker.
*** The [[FredTatasciore Tank]] sounds particularly [[TheIncredibleHulk Hulk-ish]].
* Valve is infamously known for their [[ScheduleSlip Valve Time]] where they either set a date for a release for something and it gets delayed (sometimes several times) or they don't mention a release date at all until the product is good and ready to ship out. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' is one of the few exceptions to the rule; the game was released one year after the original ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' due to Valve wanting to prove that they ''can'' release on a fixed schedule. This action caused a BrokenBase and it's best to leave it at that.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Most of the NPC Survivors are played by guys who also did voices for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. For the curious, the boat man is the Sniper, the church guy is the Scout, the infected helicopter pilot is the Spy and Pyro, and the pilot in Dead Air is the Demoman and Heavy.
** Bill is [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Father Grigori]].
** Zoey is [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Cortana]] and was formerly [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach and Toad]]. For some, [[BackyardSports it might feel funny to use a baseball bat as her]].
** Coach is [[TheWire Cutty Wise]] and, appropriately, [[Series/TheWalkingDead Tyreese]].
** Ellis is [[Series/TheKilling Jamie Wright]] and [[VideoGame/InFamous2 Cole MacGrath]].
** You might recognize Hugh Dillon (Nick) from {{Series/Flashpoint}} or his singing career.
** The infected
ScheduleSlip: Averted, but you would have been voiced by Music/MikePatton, FredTatasciore and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker.
*** The [[FredTatasciore Tank]] sounds particularly [[TheIncredibleHulk Hulk-ish]].
*
expected it given the creator's past history. Valve is infamously known for their [[ScheduleSlip Valve Time]] Time where they either set a date for a release for something and it gets delayed (sometimes several times) or they don't mention a release date at all until the product is good and ready to ship out. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' is one of the few exceptions to the rule; the game was released one year after the original ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' due to Valve wanting to prove that they ''can'' release on a fixed schedule. This action caused a BrokenBase and it's best to leave it at that.
20th Nov '15 12:00:52 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** The survivors from the first game originally had [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/left4dead/images/f/f4/The_Survivors_alley2-1280.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081111070000 completely different models]] that looked more like survivalists. When Valve took over development, they were changed to make them easier to tell apart from the infected.
29th Aug '15 4:33:36 PM ShrekTheNeck
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*GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: For whatever reason, the series is heavily popular in {{UsefulNotes/Mexico}}
23rd Jun '15 7:19:16 AM PeabodySam
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** Zoey is [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Cortana]] and [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Princess Peach]]. For some, [[BackyardSports it might feel funny to use a baseball bat as her]].

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** Zoey is [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Cortana]] and [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 was formerly [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]].Peach and Toad]]. For some, [[BackyardSports it might feel funny to use a baseball bat as her]].
16th May '15 4:28:49 PM nombretomado
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** Zoey is [[{{Halo}} Cortana]] and [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Princess Peach]]. For some, [[BackyardSports it might feel funny to use a baseball bat as her]].

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** Zoey is [[{{Halo}} [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Cortana]] and [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Princess Peach]]. For some, [[BackyardSports it might feel funny to use a baseball bat as her]].
2nd Sep '14 12:09:09 AM TheNewPlague
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** The German-exclusive weapons include some guns from Counter Strike.
* ([=L4D2=]) Some weapons can be spawned from the devconsole which are Counter Strike weapons, such as the [=AWP=].
** Speaking of the [=AWP=], it contains the same damage properties as the [=M60=].
14th Aug '14 5:01:26 PM Gameite2260
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** There was originally a Special Infected called the Screamer, which ran away while spawning enemy hordes. This was before the concept of Boomers attracting zombies existed, as they originally just did damage when they exploded.
** There was also a zombie called the Leaker which planted itself like a landmine and exploded into fire when survivors got near. A half-working version of it with the Boomer's model can be played as via console commands.
** Valve considered calling Left 4 Dead 2 "Back 4 More".
30th Jun '14 8:46:14 AM rexpensive
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* AscendedFanon: During the development of ''Left 4 Dead 2'', Valve noticed that the community loved [[StuffBlowingUp making things explode]] and wanted more like it, so they tossed in the Grenade Launcher just for that.
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