Xbox Live subscribers of Gold distinction can enjoy the Xbox 360 Left 4 Dead 2 demo as of right now. The 1.69 GB demo is yours for the downloading from Xbox Live Marketplace.

Second-class Xbox Live Silver members will have to wait another week to get their hands on the Left 4 Dead sequel. But if you don't already have a Gold subscription, Left 4 Dead 2 probably isn't your thing. What are you going to do? Play single-player again and again? Let's be serious.

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The tiny taste of Left 4 Dead 2 features gameplay set in The Parish campaign, offering a preview of the game's new melee weapons and Special Infected.

The PC version of the demo is still listed as "available now for those who pre-ordered via Steam or at participating retailers," which may change any second now.