Seems a trifle odd to be saying this given 2009â?²s foremost angry internet man-generator was the perceived too-soon release of a sequel to Left 4 Dead, but Valve's zombathons seem to me to have been left a little fallow of late. Team Fortress 2â?²s ongoing transformation into QVC, Portal 2â?²s awards-hogging and fever-pitch speculation about Half Life has been the order of the day for the last couple of years. You could ' aheh- say that Left 4 Dead has been ' aheh ' left for dead. Aheh-heh-heh. Just my little joke, there.
Something is suddenly stirring, however (editor's note ' I really need more elegant alternatives to 'however' and 'though', which I know full well are often seen to be cludgy writing. Suggestions?
), and it comes not from Valve, but from Payday: The Heist devs and recent Starbreeze acquisition