Puffs of Steam

Stuff’s up in the Steam-hood:

Killing Floor, the newest zombie game on the block, is now priced at 17,99€, and is currently selling at a pre-purchase discount of 25%. The UT2k4 version of the ex-modification is still available.

Valve’s Robin Walker admits to Shacknews that the company is “exploring … RPG-style mechanics” with Team Fortress 2.

Left 4 Dead statistics are now available on your Steam community page.

…Valve sues Sierra On-Line in 2002 for unauthorized distribution, goes to US District court with Sierra/Vivendi, and finally battling the merged Activision Blizzard/Vivendi in 2009. Sins of the Fathers, huh?

These bullet-point lists probably won’t become a habit of ours (à la GamesRadar), but it’s worth a shot, eh!

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Logo Revealed

This isn’t so much major news as an opportunity to express my interest in the next Call of Duty game. I am a big fan of CoD 4, and am very much looking forward to its sequel by Infinity Ward, now entitled Modern Warfare 2. No real information has been revealed at this point, but a teaser trailer debuted at the recent GDC ’09, which is available at the official site, but I’ve embedded the Gametrailers version after the jump.

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Eidos Montreal Teases Next Project

Eidos Montreal have posted a little teaser of their next project on their website, to be revealed soon. No further information on what it could be, but Thief fans are now analysing every inch of the image to discern whether it heralds a return of their beloved series. There has been speculation as of late that Eidos are working on a 4th game, but no confirmation yet.

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BioShock 2 Podcast Series Begins

The podcast series at BioShock community site Cult of Rapture has begun again. Community Manager 2KElizabeth talks to Jordan Thomas, Creative Director at 2K Marin, and Hogarth De La Plante, Lead Environment Artist at 2K Marin as they introduce BioShock 2 to the world.

Not much new is discussed in the new episode past what we already know from the various magazine articles and the gameplay trailer, but it’s nice to finally hear the game introduced by the devs themselves. I’m looking forward to seeing what the new creative director Thomas is going to bring.

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