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Left 4 Dead 2 / Rage Comics RELOADED
« on: April 06, 2019, 07:08:59 pm »
 




 

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Chet Faliszek, the former Valve fella best known for his work on Left 4 Dead and writing other good words for games, has joined forces with former Riot Games principal technical designer and AI bod Kimberly Voll to found a new studio. Stray Bombay Company is its name (as in Bombay cat), and drawing people closer through play is its game. They haven’t announced any specific game yet but do mutter about wanting to make games we can play over and over, where we get on as teams, and where AI shapes the whole thing. They basically described Left 4 Dead, though I wouldn’t assume that’s exactly what they’re making.

Faliszek relates a story in today’s announcement about hearing from a soldier who kept connected and close to his wife by playing Left 4 Dead while deployed in Iraq. Which, turns out, he quite liked – and “changed forever how I think about making games.” Last we heard from Faliszek, he was working on a co-op game with Bossa Studios but now he’s got this new gig.

“As Kim and I talked over the years about the kind of games we want to make, we realised we want to create games that give players a place to breathe and live in the moment,” he continued. “Games that tell stories knowing you are going to come back again and again, that change each time you play them without feeling completely random, and that help you feel like a real team that supports each other… not a bunch of folks in each other’s way. And where AI drives not just the enemies but helps drive the entire experience.”

Their job listings point towards, yep, a cooperative multiplayer game built on Unreal Engine 4.

Speaking of games that sound like Left 4 Dead, the cooperative zombie-busting FPS’s original creators, Turtle Rock Studios, last week announced Back 4 Blood. Now Turtle Rock, I do feel confident saying, are very much trying to basically make a new L4D.

Stray Bombay also wish to make games in a different way, with profit-sharing across the team and a better work/life balance. Cooperatives and unions are growing within the industry, and it’s about damn time.

“We think now is the time to change the culture of game development,” Voll said. “Make everyone equals, not just in their impact on the project but in how we divide the loot of our success. Relax strict PTO policies because we trust each other to take the time you need. We want to build games that reflect our culture.”

Stray Bombay note that one of their minor investors is Riot Games, who do strike me as a curious partner when hoping to “change the culture of game development” – given that League Of Legends lot’s apparent cesspool of a company culture. But hey, take their money and do better than them.

RPS roving reporter Alice Bee has chatted with Stray Bombay and will be telling us more about all this soon. When she can find time during her week at the Game Developers Conference. And recovers from the jetlag of flying from London to San Francisco. And, I’d imagine, the tummyache of eating burritos the size of your head.


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Hello everyone and welcome to Grand Finals of the L4D2 World Championship 2018.

Post your match schedules and any questions/problems related to Round 6 here.
 
Straw Poll
Rules
Pairings / Standings
Map Download


Round Begins
Monday, February 19th 2018

Round Ends
Sunday, February 26th 2018 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)

DO NOT POST YOUR RESULTS IN THIS THREAD
This thread is for posting schedules only. To report your results WITH A SCREENSHOT, view the brackets page.

Reminder

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5.5.2 Limits on ringers

No ringers whatsoever will be allowed in the playoff phase of the tournament, regardless of consent from either team.

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Hello everyone and welcome to round 5 of the L4D2 World Championship 2018. Following the Swiss Prelim's, we will commence a 4 team single elimination bracket to determine the winner of the L4D2 World Championship 2018. Check the standings as Round 4 Matches conclude to see who will join null of huliware and Purple of sry4 in the Final 4.

Post your match schedules and any questions/problems related to Round 4 here.

Rules
Pairings / Standings

Round Begins
Monday, February 12th 2018

Scheduling Deadline
Wednesday, February 14th 2018


Round Ends
Sunday, February 18th 2018 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)

DO NOT POST YOUR RESULTS IN THIS THREAD
This thread is for posting schedules only. To report your results WITH A SCREENSHOT, view the brackets page.

Reminder

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5.5.2 Limits on ringers

No ringers whatsoever will be allowed in the playoff phase of the tournament, regardless of consent from either team.

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Post your match schedules and any questions/problems related to Round 4 here.

Rules
Pairings / Standings

Round Begins
Monday, February 5th 2018

Scheduling Deadline
Wednesday, February 7th 2018

Round Ends
Sunday, February 11th 2018 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)

DO NOT POST YOUR RESULTS IN THIS THREAD
This thread is for posting schedules only. To report your results WITH A SCREENSHOT, view the brackets page.

On Dead Center 1 (c1m1) the tank flow percentage must be set to 85% with the following command: !voteboss 85 85

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Post your match schedules and any questions/problems related to Round 2 here.

Map Download
Rules
Pairings

Round Begins
Monday, January 29th 2018

Scheduling Deadline
Wednesday, January 31st 2018

Round Ends
Sunday, February 4th 2018 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)

DO NOT POST YOUR RESULTS IN THIS THREAD
This thread is for posting schedules only. To report your results WITH A SCREENSHOT, view the brackets page.

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Post your match schedules and any questions/problems related to Round 2 here.

Rules
Pairings

Round Begins
Monday, January 22nd 2018

Scheduling Deadline
Wednesday, January 24th 2018

Round Ends
Sunday, January 28th 2018 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)

DO NOT POST YOUR RESULTS IN THIS THREAD
This thread is for posting schedules only. To report your results WITH A SCREENSHOT, view the brackets page.

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Post your match schedules and any questions/problems related to Round 1 here.

Rules
Pairings

Round Begins
Monday, January 15th 2018

Scheduling Deadline
Wednesday, January 17th 2018

Round Ends
Sunday, January 21st 2018 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)

DO NOT POST YOUR RESULTS IN THIS THREAD
This thread is for posting schedules only. To report your results WITH A SCREENSHOT, view the brackets page.

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Videos & Media / sam was at it again
« on: November 25, 2017, 04:25:10 am »
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Teams:

The Fanclub: Lawnmower, K3, Impulse, Rook
Pubstar: spongy, peter, soul, bryan


Map: Dark Carnival
Time: Friday Saturday November 4rd @ 5 PM EASTERN ; 2 PM US WEST COAST ;  11pm GMT+2
Casters: World of Noise and Jea

Streamer: jay
Puppy

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General / Promod, [e]Freak and Upcoming Tournament
« on: October 30, 2017, 11:12:51 am »
Hi, due to various circumstances the showmatch we promised you highlighting Promod Exlusive was delayed, but will be happening this weekend with signups for our upcoming event on the same config to follow shortly.

First however I want to take this chance to propery introduce [e]Freak. With Hot Mess closing, [e]Freak expanded from being a EU Mix Group to a multi region community. In addition, [e]Freak and Promod Developer Jacob have collaborated on now 2 exclusive configs to be featured in our servers.

Promod Elite(cur 1.5) is a modification of Promod 4.2.2 with gameplay focusing on survivor nerfs: weapons and slowdown and infected buffs: jumprocks re-enabled, multiple hunters and the possibility of quad caps.

Promod Exclusive will be identical to Promod Elite in every way except it will feature a new command !team designed solely for scrims / tournament play allowing Promod Elite to cater to gameplay aspects favorable to the pug community

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ProMod Exlusive 1.0:
- Tank rocks now ignore god frames.
- Spectators can now see witch glows.
- Teams can now start a vote with !team to enable "Team Mode".
- In Team Mode, infected players can use !mytank during ready-up to set themselves as the tank for that round, so long as they haven't already played as the tank.
- In Team Mode, infected can change the location of their tank spawn during ready-up. They can not move the tank to a banned range. Use: '!movetank 50' will set the the tank to 50%.
- In Team Mode, tanks can not spawn before 20% or after 80%.

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Offtopic / keyboard recommendations
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:09:18 pm »
$30-60

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