Left 4 Dead: Rally for Philippine Steam community

I’m slowly becoming a convert to huge digital downloads. I wasn’t a big fan of torrents because of my relatively slow connection but the recent news that Left 4 Dead might not be available on retail for the PC in Datablitz (it might be available elsewhere) made me shell out cash instead for a digital copy through Steam. It took me about 36 hours to download, but it was well worth it. I’m able to backup games as well onto a portable hard drive in case I reformat.

L4D is THE game that brings together a montage of the best of zombie horror flicks, reminiscent from the fast “infected” zombies of 28 Days Later. And I’ve been playing. A lot.

What makes buying games off Steam more interesting is that I get to interact with old high school friends from the US who aren’t into the Facebook craze. Steam is fantastic – a digital download mechanism for games that incorporates its own “social networking” and copyright protection.

it works pretty much the way a social network would – every profile lists the games purchased, what game they are currently playing, how many hours clocked in and you can even invite friends into your current game lobby. Steam also has an integrated VoIP solution, a must have for most Source engine powered games like Half Life, Counter Strike, Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2.

Anyone else playing Left 4 Dead or Team Fortress 2 from the Philippines? Add me up — the zombie apocalypse is more fun with friends!! My SteamID is “The Lolmower Man” and you can find my profile at http://steamcommunity.com/id/thejayvee.

P.S. I can run Steam on my Mac using Crossover. Hah! (See screenshot)

19 responses to “Left 4 Dead: Rally for Philippine Steam community”

  1. Mike says:

    Left 4 Dead might not be available on retail for the PC in Datablitz?! That’s pretty much a deal breaker for me. I would always choose brick and mortar over digital downloads. A physical copy makes me feel more secure.

    Sometimes, disaster can strike and the downloads are lost forever.

    Sayang, this should be fun sana. Shame na wala sa PS3 so I could rent it. πŸ™

  2. egarayblas says:

    Jayvs, is it possible to play online with you if I have the XBox 360 version? Been playing this game for days now and I’m hooked as well! πŸ™‚

  3. Jayvee says:

    yeah you can but PC and XBOX players can’t play together πŸ™

  4. Mike says:

    I think you should be thankful that the PC and Xbox 360 gamers don’t get to play together hehe. πŸ˜› The 360 players would be clobbered.

  5. egarayblas says:

    That is, if you’re planning to play the versus mode. I don’t. πŸ˜‰

  6. Jon Parshall says:

    Glad the game is running for you under CrossOver on Steam.

    Best Wishes,

    -jon parshall-

  7. panunch says:

    I got a pc copy two days ago in datablitz greenhills. Before I got a physical copy in data blitz, I was also contemplating to buy a copy from steam. IMO, having a physical copy is great. You don’t need to download the whole game to install it!

  8. Jayvee says:

    john – a beautiful app you got there. im so glad i was able to make it to the freebie period!

  9. Kristan says:

    I just bought left 4 dead 2day. Got it from Datablitz Park Square 1, Makati. The game’s awesome, to anyone there looking for a decent player add me up! leapStreak

  10. Jayvee says:

    way cool, will add you up! add me up as well. my steam URL is “thejayvee”

    couldn’t wait this long so i bought L4D online! πŸ™‚

  11. Anton says:

    please join my server (3rd try to post at the comments haha :D)




  12. kristan says:

    Jayvee, been trying to add you for the longest time… but steam couldn’t find you, when I do a player search…

    Can you add me up? Thanks!

  13. Jarek James says:

    how did you get it working because on mine it just shows the opening screen (zombies eating humans) and i have no text buttons any where

  14. Michael says:

    is there a huge population of Philippine players in Steam? I usually play it in garena…

  15. Jayvee says:

    pretty much. thanks to bitstop!

  16. Juanon says:

    planning on buying the orange box through steam. i hope it will worth the wait…. my connection sucks bigtime!

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