ESRB Forces Valve To Change Left 4 Dead 2 Cover

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So, above we have an image of the Left 4 Dead 2 poster, as it was before the ESRB got a hold of it.

You see, to be a little clever, and to keep the iconic zombie hand from the first cover, the designers for Left 4 Dead 2 decided to keep the same hand, but change it so that there are only two fingers, for obvious reasons.

The ESRB put on their whining hats, and decided that it was too much. Really? It damn near looks the same as the first one.

Check out the new cover and what the ESRB said after the jump.

So, the ESRB decided that even though the thumb on the hand looked all chewed off and nasty on the first cover, it was fine. However, the ring finger and pinky chewed off as well?

Shock, shock, horror, horror.

Apparently, those two being chewed off is like, way worse and just too much. Seriously now, come on ESRB, find something else to do.

Here is the image of the new cover, which now has the two previously missing fingers back on the cover and folded backwards to maintain the two fingers that relate to the title.

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Source: Arstechnica

Last Updated: June 18, 2009

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  • WTF? Seriously? :dizzy:

  • WitWolfyZA

    More or less same cover. Same game play…. diffrent setting… I’ll give this game a miss

  • That zombie’s still flipping me the bird. Bitch gon’ die f’r that.

    Again.

  • Ladunia

    Apparently the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott has reached 30 000 people… Wow :w00t:

  • As we discussed in last weeks Lazygamer Podcast, the thing is that 30 000 people, when compared to the amount of only users of Steam, is a drop in the Ocean compared. Not saying that Valve won’t listen at all, but it really isn’t that big a number. I think that Valve fans should give Valve a chance, they have always been good to their fans, so give them a break and see where this goes.

  • The funny thing is that I’ll bet that most, if not all, of those so-called
    boycotters will end up buying it anyway. Or at the very least pirate it,because they won’t have the [email protected] to go without their fix :tongue:

  • nazcanlines

    ya i am against l4d2 coming out so soon, because i feel that it will divide a community, and that is the core of l4d, it is a community game – but i will still buy l4d2, because i have to, not because im being hypocritical.

  • WitWolfyZA

    Thats the weird thing… People dont go on like this when a new GH, or COD is released every second week? Funny isnt it

  • WitWolfyZA

    nah dude seems same old same old…. I dont have anything against L4D but if you played one… You’ve played them all… Like FIFA lol

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