Stolen Pixels #98: Left 4 Dumb, Part 16

By Shamus
on Jun 12, 2009
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The latest Stolen Pixels is up, which takes up a position contrary to the one put forth by Blue Oyster Cult in 1976.

I think we’ll take a break from L4Dumb now. After that, we’ll finish up the series.

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  1. locusts says:

    And with that comic I am now going to have to fear the reaper. Thanks for making me smile this morning Shamus.

  2. Jeremiah says:

    *Obligatory cowbell joke*

  3. Sean w/o an H says:

    I’ve been a fan of this series so far, but I have to say, this comic got a cackle out of me. You had me at “sexist.”

  4. Athanasius says:

    And Louis is the only non-white, so killing him is racist, and I guess if you kill Bill you’re being age-ist. As for Franklin, I dunno, Meathead-ist ?

  5. gamerdarling says:

    A comment on the note to the side of the comic…I think the reason that people in left 4 dead tend to ignore game mechanics is that L4D is one of the few games which actually inspires you to care about your team mates. One of the main ways that the game done is by not giving you a constant score count on your screen. You can’t see how many zombies you’ve slaughtered, but you can see your team mates health at all times. Because it’s always in front of you it’s more important than some number you won’t see til the end of the round. That, among other things, has taught people who play this game regularly to truly treat it as co-op, rather than a multiplayer game in which other people just happen to exist.

    Maybe that’s just become my attitude in playing this game, but it seems to be fairly prevelant on the live community. I’d actually conjecture that it’s the reason you’ll find more women playing this game than others.

  6. The S Ninja says:

    “Good news everyone, I’m OK.”

  7. Coyote says:

    Here I was thinking it was gonna be a take on Blue Oyster Cult’s “Burning For You.”

  8. Sam says:

    I said it before, and I’ll say it again: if the pushbroom gets put in L4D2 as a melee weapon, I’ll buy it.

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