Tagged With 10 years

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A decade ago, from November 17-21 2008, Left 4 Dead was released worldwide on PC and Xbox 360 — and was greeted with the sort of critical reverence to which its publisher, Valve, was accustomed. Principal developer Turtle Rock was entitled to some more genuine surprise. What had started out as a conceptual Counter-Strike mod had impressed the owners of that franchise enough to co-operate on a new, left-field kind of zombie game.

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On 20 November 2007, Harmonix, EA and MTV Games released the first Rock Band in the US, a four-player, instrument-driven rhythm game that briefly changed the face of social multiplayer gaming. A year later, on 7 November 2008, it was released in Australia. Where are your plastic instruments now?