To me, playing Left 4 Dead 2 offline is the first sign of a deep and terrifying madness. Shockingly, however, Microsoft says half of the two million copies sold are never used to play the title’s dazzling online mode.
Microsoft intends to fix this, which is why the game is getting a free Xbox Live weekend of its own, when all Left 4 Dead 2 owners can fight off the zombie apocalypse with total strangers at their side. Usually, online play is only possible for Xbox Live Gold members, while Silver members are fenced out.
That will all change between Friday, January 15 at 12:00pm EST and Monday, January 18 at the same time. If you do have the game yet are still too damn cheap to fork out for Gold membership, now’s the chance to see what you’ve been missing. I think you’ll find it’s rather marvellous.