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What is Back 4 Blood? New Co-Op Zombie game from Left 4 Dead devs

Published: 19/Mar/2019 16:39 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 23:27

by David Purcell

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The last time Left 4 Dead fans were given a taste of some new tales from the game’s epic zombie storyline was 2009, but the developing studio of the original game has finally revealed what sounds like a brand new sequel project for the franchise – Back 4 Blood. 

Back 4 Blood, which is currently being developed by Turtle Rock Studios and is set to be published by Warner Bros. Interactive, might not have a release date right now, but that hasn’t stopped people from asking about its contents.

So, let’s take a look at everything we know about the new zombie game so far…

ValveDeveloping studio has confirmed that their new project is not Left 4 Dead 3.

What is Back 4 Blood? 

The game is definitely not Left 4 Dead 3, that we can tell you. In fact, comments posted on an official Turtle Rock Studios FAQ make that very clear. 

“Back 4 Blood is our own brand new, original IP,” Community Manager Alissa ‘MissMurder’ Barry-Toth posted. “You’ll be able to shoot up a lot of zombies like in Left 4 Dead, but there’s a whole lot of new stuff in Back 4 Blood which makes it unique.”

What to expect from Back 4 Blood’s Gameplay

It will potentially play in a very similar way to that of the Left 4 Dead games, based on its description – a co-op zombie first-person shooter – and comments from the developer seem to back that up. 

“You’ll be able to shoot up a lot of zombies like in Left 4 Dead,” MissMurder has revealed. “But there’s a whole lot of new stuff in Back 4 Blood which makes it unique.” 

Release date, platforms and other information

The game is still early in its development and therefore has no release date as of this time. However, the developer has revealed that it’s working on making the game available primarily for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms. 

When asked about the reasons behind revealing the project at such an early stage, the game’s Community Manager said: “Back 4 Blood is a hugely ambitious project and we need the best of the best to come join us. As an independent studio, we have to announce early to let our industry know we’re up to something big.”

ValveTurtle Rock Studios didn’t work on Left 4 Dead 2, but they’re ‘going back to their roots’ with this next project.

Takeaways

From what we can see so far, this game is so early in the development stage that it’s unlikely to appear in the next year or two, meaning that fans will almost certainly have waited over a decade for the next Left 4 Dead-inspired title. 

Turtle Rock Studios insist that this project will take them back to their roots and allow them to innovate on them, but with some big shoes to fill, it remains to be seen if they can go one better. 

It’s good for fans to know that something is indeed coming, though. So, we’ll keep you updated with any new information that’s revealed by the developer in the future. 

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Pokemon card YouTuber loses it after opening luckiest pack ever

Published: 23/Nov/2020 19:11

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon YouTuber went viral after opening a Trading Card Game booster pack with two Charizards in it. The fan lost his mind after discovering the insanely rare “God” pack from the upcoming TCG Shiny Star V expansion.

Despite releasing over 21 years ago, the TCG has seen an explosion in value in 2020. Pokemon card fever has swept YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to watch their favorite personalities try to hunt down the rarest collectibles.

One content creator went viral on November 23 after opening up what is being called the “luckiest booster pack of all time.” The fan broke down in excitement after pulling two rare Shiny Star V Charizards at the same time.

Pokemon YouTuber loses it after pulling a Charizard card.
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The Pokemon YouTuber was stunned after pulling two Charizards in the same pack.

Pokemon YouTuber gets luckiest booster pack ever

In November, reports began to pop up online that “God” packs were coming to the Pokemon Trading Card Game. These rare boosters are said to have a one in 600 chance of being found, and are guaranteed to only contain rare collectibles inside.

On November 23, content creator ‘Collect Pokemon‘ actually found one of these mythical packs during his live broadcast, and it contained two Charizards in it.  After realizing what he had, the fan exploded with excitement and yelled, “Oh my GOD! We did it! Two Charizards! This isn’t just a God pack, it’s a God of a God’s pack!”

The moment quickly went viral online after popular British gaming YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken posted the clip on Twitter. Many in the Pokemon card community were floored by what he had pulled, and called his item “the luckiest Pokemon pack of all time.”

At the time of writing, it is not clear whether God packs will come to the rest of the world as they are only a part of the Shiny Star V expansion released in Japan. Unfortunately, TCG sets often change drastically by the time they make their debut in other countries.

While the two Charizards are only currently worth around $800-$2,000 depending on their grading, the fan’s luck is mind-blowing to say the least. Collectors growing up in the 90s could only dream of one day opening a pack with just rares in, let alone two of the popular Fire-type starter.