The Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott is a group of individuals who have pledged to boycott Valve's upcoming release of Left 4 Dead 2 on November 17th, 2009. We have assembled a manifesto outlining the basic concensus of many members of our community.


-Valve is a company with financial needs and cannot be expected to survive without the release of new games.

-Judgment cannot be passed on the quality of Left 4 Dead 2 until its release.

-Left 4 Dead was, and is, a quality game which deserves the praise of the entire gaming community.


-To holding Valve to its promise of free, continual updates to Left 4 Dead in order to build and sustain the community.

-To keeping the Left 4 Dead community together in order to improve the quality of online gaming.

-To supporting the model of continual updates Valve has set forth with its staple products like Team Fortress 2.


-The release of Left 4 Dead 2 as a stand-alone sequel will split the communities and decrease the quality of multiplayer gaming.

-The announced content of Left 4 Dead 2 does not warrant a stand-alone, full-priced sequel and should instead become updates (free or otherwise) for Left 4 Dead.

-Left 4 Dead has not yet received the support and content which Valve has repeatedly stated will be delivered.

-The release of Left 4 Dead 2 will make Left 4 Dead an obsolete purchase and inferior piece of software after only one year since release.


-That Valve honor its commitment to release ongoing periodic content for Left 4 Dead.

-That Left 4 Dead 2 not be released as a stand-alone, full-priced sequel but as either a free update to Left 4 Dead or an expansion with full compatibility with basic Left 4 Dead owners.

-That Left 4 Dead owners be given discounts for Left 4 Dead 2, should it be released as premium content.

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Update on boycott's situation.

Update on boycott's situation.

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Just a small post regarding the status of the boycott, and our current direction.

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L4D2 Boycott Continues

L4D2 Boycott Continues

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As the famous L4D2 Boycott Group has entered their 20th day, the group stands stronger every minute due to an unstoppably devoted community.

L4D2 Boycott Group emails Valve with their demands

L4D2 Boycott Group emails Valve with their demands

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The famous L4D2 Boycott Group emails Valve with a manifesto. The group has is angry about the newly coming game L4D2 after a year of release of L4D. The...

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It’s amazing that a simple steam community group has had such an amazing impact throughout the gaming universe. I really hope valve notifies the situation and tries to work with its fanbase/commuinty to come up with a reasonable solution. Best of luck to both parties.

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"The release of L4D2 will undoubtedly devide the community" QFT!. Valve should listen to this group, the people who bought L4D1 are getting completely shafted. Free content FTW!

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What impact have they had in the gaming universe?

Millions and millions of gamers exist. they don't even have a 0.5% of them. If the group has 500,000 players, then yes, they'd make an impact. 100,000, and they might get attention. 50,000 & under is ignorable easily.

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Its pretty remarkable, and it is, and will be an impact on the gaming universe. By this I don't not mean that people one, two, or even five years from now will be chatting about the epic L4D2 boycott.

What you fail to realize is that these numbers they accrued grew at very fast paced rate. To say the least its impressive; can you honestly recall such an outstanding digital distribution boycott? Even more importantly did you even think that people would boycott a game? Its amazing that only 40% of homes own consoles, nearly 70% of people own a personalized computer; not all playing online or having gaming capable machines. Anyone that wants to be considered a gamer is most likely familiar with valve and steam, thus said they also probably know about L4D2. That's exactly why this L4D2 boycott is something that's remarkable and is an impact on the gaming world.

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why would valve want to ignore even ONE of the people responsible for their rise to wealth and fame?

I dont think 17,000 + people is an insignificant number dude. Not even close.

Whether all of those people actually make good on the boycott is pretty questionable, but their opinions are still relevant.

Or should be.....

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Especcially considering the short timespan in which that number has gathered in.

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Millions of gamers exist, but not all of them play L4D... So get the numbers right or it wouldn't and shouldn't count.

So you take x and minus that by the numbers of boycotting...

That's around a few hundred thousand players in total I think...

Also, people who buys games and don't play them often enough shouldn't really count as a gamer... Which probably cuts off like 20-40% of the gamers...

You also forgot that people have a habit of buying games that seems hyped up, bored, and stopped playing them too (in the case of L4D after the content dryed up, i switched to other games to play).

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I own lef4dead1 and i demand left4dead2 for free!

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