So this is why Steam broke the other day.

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#1 Posted by Dreams-Visions (26569 posts) -

Why did Steam break like PSN? Because they gave away Left 4 Dead 2 for free to everyone who wanted to download it, during which their bandwidth usage peaked at 4 TERABITS PER SECOND.

:-O

#2 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

Just saw this on GAF, it's fucking crazy.

People like free shit lol

#3 Posted by finalstar2007 (25206 posts) -

A friend gifted me L4D2 long time ago and i seriously need to play that soon >_<

#4 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

crazy stuff

#5 Edited by lostrib (37038 posts) -

Holy shit

#6 Edited by charizard1605 (57748 posts) -

Jesus Christ

#7 Posted by gameofthering (10261 posts) -

I hope they gave it away for free because they plan to announce something new.

#8 Posted by lostrib (37038 posts) -

@gameofthering said:

I hope they gave it away for free because they plan to announce something new.

That's one of the rumors since they gave away portal prior to announcing portal 2

#9 Posted by ronvalencia (15114 posts) -

@gameofthering said:

I hope they gave it away for free because they plan to announce something new.

Refer to http://www.destructoid.com/sources-say-left-4-dead-3-leak-is-the-real-deal-259564.phtml

#10 Posted by freedomfreak (40640 posts) -

Yeah, no shit.

#11 Posted by II_Seraphim_II (20493 posts) -

Never really understood the appeal of L4D. Game sucks to be quite honest. I played it solo and everyone said it would be awesome with friends. Played it with friends....and it still sucked. I guess its just one of those cases where I just really didn't like a popular game.

#12 Edited by KHAndAnime (13776 posts) -

@II_Seraphim_II said:

Never really understood the appeal of L4D. Game sucks to be quite honest. I played it solo and everyone said it would be awesome with friends. Played it with friends....and it still sucked. I guess its just one of those cases where I just really didn't like a popular game.

If you didn't play the versus mode, you didn't really do anything exciting within the game. Everything is pretty much training for the versus mode, and if you didn't play that, it's more like one of those cases where you judge the game without really playing it.

#13 Edited by starjet905 (1933 posts) -

It's a classic case of people jumping at free stuff, even if the said free stuff is unnecessary. I myself am guilty of it, of course. I don't think I would've ever bought Left 4 Dead 2, but when it was free, I just could not not get it. After all, it's free and only takes a few clicks.

#14 Edited by Ghost120x (3897 posts) -

L4D 2 looks like garbage and it barely changed from the shallow first game. But since it's free....

#15 Edited by nini200 (9802 posts) -

Oh please, that's all? My ISP pushes more than that to my house. I'm currently running my holographic 8k Lifesize image display at 15TB Down and 6TB Up. Lag free for the moment but I'm sure once Atari comes out with that new Online Qbert, I may need to upgrade my speed again.