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Gabe Newell Pays Tribute To Gamers 4 Croydon In R18+ Version Of Left 4 Dead 2

Back in the dark days, when Australia had no R18+ classification, we had to endure a terribly borked version of Left 4 Dead 2 after the game was initially refused classification. This annoyed David Lawrence Doe and Chris Prior so much that the pair started Gamers 4 Croydon, running directly against the man holding back R18+ at the time, Michael Atkinson.

The Gamers 4 Croydon campaign ended up being one of the pivotal points of the battle for an adult classification for games in Australia. They lost the election, but ultimately won the war after Atkinson resigned. We wrote a full blown retrospective on the campaign which you can read here.

Now Gabe Newell and Valve have paid tribute to the Gamers 4 Croydon movement using the game that started it all: Left 4 Dead 2.

We really appreciate your work for the Australian gaming community. Please see the attached image. This will be going into the game next week. Pretty impressive what you were able to accomplish.

Thanks,

Gabe

Honestly — how cool is that?


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