Best Buy (and others?) selling non-GOTY Left4Dead for less.

At Best Buy today I noticed there is now new Left 4 Dead packaging as Game of The Year edition, which includes the new DLC (Survivor and the rest of the versus maps, and Last Stand) one the disc. This may be a great purchase for those new to Left 4 Dead, it will save you some updates download time, but probably not much. Look again you will see that Left 4 Dead is has now been dropped to $39.99 on Steam and in stores. However, the older package is being sold for $29.99. Buy this instead and then you will get all the content and updates through Steam for free that is in the GOTY box, and you will save $10. Hopefully you figured that on your own, but for those new to Left4Dead be aware.

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It’s obviously a marketing gimmick to get more people excited to buy Left4Dead, but even now on Steam when you buy it, it is considered GOTY edition. The DLC came with the original release later on. It is almost like they are saying they released the DLC because it was game of the year. Would it not be weird if they put TF2 on the shelf with all the latest updates and called it Special Edition or something? Think about it.

Left 4 Dead MOTD Preview Template

This tutorial will show you how to make a template for viewing your MOTD offline so you can see how your MOTD is going to look without logging into your game. If you have the time, creativity, and some HTML and Photoshop skills this can help you really put some work into the design of your MOTD instead of just some text. This is not really a tutorial for making your MOTD. If you need more details on that visit Left4Dead411.com they have a nice explanation.

I have prepared a template with this method already that you can download here. My template is in the resolution of 1650×1080.

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