Change, this year has seen a lot of it. Technology has changed, the focus is continuing to push towards the wearable market, the next-gen consoles don’t seem too next-gen now and lets not forget extreme market turbulence (looking at you Apple and Samsung). Gadget Nibble hasn’t been immune from such transitions either – with the last of our beloved mascots, Boog, departing us. As we go into 2015, things are going to keep changing.
The development of any OS is hard, but why have the team working on Twili Linux Project gone for the private approach?
Sir Tim Berners-Lee market the 25th birthday of the creation of the World Wide Web with a call for a ‘Magna Carta’ of the internet.
You’ve always got the dread of a Secret Santa, the: what shall I buy? Do they even like chocolate? How much do I spend? All these questions buzzing, it’s easy to forget that Christmas is quite a stressful time, especially for those buying the gifts. More often than not, you won’t get paired with your ideal match, making present buying an even more crushing task. Likely, the person who purchases for you will be a descendent on Ebenezer Scrooge; hence you’ll probably end up with a lump of coal. Depressing.
In 2008 Left 4 Dead was released by Valve and it took the world by storm. I personally have not played any of the Left 4 Dead franchise, but even I can’t ignore its raging success and ongoing community support is immense. Set in the aftermath of apocalyptic pandemic, the game has gripped gamers and has now sold millions of copies. With the launch of Left 4 Dead 2 in 2009 the title later sold over 11 million copies. The franchise is an ongoing battle between the Survivors and the living, infected hoard of the undead. Nice. Despite the goriness of the series, gamers have still bought in and made Valve one of the most successful games developers yet.
Now with it being nearly 5 years since the launch of the next cycle in the battle to defeat the blood curdling, stench rotting zombies – gamers are getting agitated. With no sign of another instalment, it looked like the zombies had won. That is until now…
Members of the Dota 2 Reddit community managed to acquire a tour of the Valve offices in Bellevue and surprisingly were allowed to use cameras. This was obviously a ‘mistake’ on Valves part, as the secretive tour later ended up as a 33 image compiled public exhibit on the social media site, Imugr. The photos shown aren’t the clearest, but they’ll do. From a Valve project change log you can’t see much – but zooming in reveals a lot more. It looks as if we have evidence of Left 4 Dead 3 using the second generation of the source engine in the change log and this basically confirms most of the online speculation around the game.
Hopefully it means we can get our hands on a copy of the title soon and will be able to experience the next storyline Valve has to offer. Again, overlooked by Valve is the website: http://l4d3.ru/ – showing us a logo and countdown timer to the launch of the next title. This has likely got under the radar due to the fact – it isn’t official.
Oh well, official or not – we won’t have to wait long for the next Left 4 Dead title, even if it turns out to be longer than 15 days. Either way you can expect more of the same from Valve and hopefully a few other added features too.