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Half-Life and Portal developer Valve won't be getting into the shitty mini-game business with the advent of Microsoft's Project Natal for the Xbox 360, at least not if Left 4 Dead lead Chet Faliszek has anything to do with it.
Speaking to Official Xbox Magazine, Valve's Chet Faliszek said the Left 4 Dead 2 team came up with a since-discarded special infected called "The Leaker." He was axed not for doing something disgusting, but predictable.
Despite the boycotts, despite the un-Valve-like speedy turn around time, despite complaints that Left 4 Dead 2's cast of Survivors can't possibly live up to the first, pre-orders are four times that of the original, says Valve.
Yes, Left 4 Dead 2's release is shockingly close to the release of the original Left 4 Dead. And yes, Left 4 Dead 2 plays very similarly to the original Left 4 Dead. But there's a reason for both of those things.
Valve's Chet Faliszek is one of the guys responsible for the dialog and writing in some of Valve's greatest games, like Left 4 Dead and Portal.