The Lib4Dead Game club wants you!!

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“I had a ridiculous amount of fun. That was my first online co-op gaming experience, and I can’t wait for the next one.”

Last night Chad (the other one), Toby, and I got together via Xbox Live to play Left 4 Dead. We had a blast, and we want to let you in on the fun as well.   There’s gotta be some more librarians out there who would enjoy slaying some zombies.   Are there any librarians up for joining us?

To give some background, Left 4 Dead is a game that places four players in a town that has been overrun by zombies. You and your teammates have to fight your way out, armed with rifles, shotguns, machine guns, and the occasional Molotov cocktail or pipe bomb. The game insists that the four players work together in order to survive. It is easily one of the most enjoyable cooperative gameplay experiences you can have.     For more info about the game, click the image on the left.

Since we only had 3 in our party last night, we’ve got room for at least one more. The character of Zoe was played by the computer last night, and while she handled herself well, we’d appreciate another human teammate.   If more than one librarian wants to play, then we’ll figure something out.   If this happens, we could play the L4D multiplayer, which allows for 4 on 4 gaming.

So, what types of folks are we looking for?

  1. You need to   be a librarian, library school student, or work in a library.   While we’re too busy killing zombies to talk shop too much, we do see this as a librarian networking opportunity.   Sort of a get to know other librarians through play, if you will.   We’re not trying to be exclusive here, but if you’re not a librarian, we would   likely bore you with our endless banter of the Dewey Decimal System and comfortable brown shoes while we reload our weapons.   😉
  2. You’ll need the stuff to play, which includes an Xbox 360, a copy of Left 4 Dead, and an Xbox Live Gold membership.   If you don’t have any of the equipment but have questions about what to get, please feel free to contact either Chad H., Toby, or myself.   We can tell you what you need to get started.   With Christmas right around the corner, it’s a great time to get a deal on a console or put one on your wish list.   Left 4 Dead can be picked up and played anytime, so you’re welcome to join us when you get the equipment.
  3. You want to have lots of fun.   You need not take yourself or your gaming too seriously. Toby can tell you that I lit him on fire at least once per chapter with a Molotov cocktail last night, and Chad can tell you that the bullets from my M-16 found his back on more than one occasion.   What’s a little friendly fire among friends?(there’s too many Chad’s around here anyways).   We laughed about it and enjoyed playing together.   If you’re looking for fun cooperative gaming, we’re your group.
  4. You want to have lots and lots of fun.   Again. Seriously.   Last night we played the game on Easy mode,   and only one of us escaped on the last level of the campaign, so we aren’t hard core competitive gamers.   We just want to play with fun folks who have similar interests.

So, are you interested? Do you want to play with a great group of folks?   If so, please leave a comment on this post, or send me an email on my contact page.   I’ll follow up with an email and an XboxLive friend request. We’re having loads of fun, and we’d love to have you.

When are we playing next?

Our next Lib4Dead Game session will be Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 10:00 PM eastern.   We’ll play through the second campaign of Left 4 Dead, which should take about 60-90 minutes.

12 thoughts on “The Lib4Dead Game club wants you!!

  1. I think this is such a great idea. There should be little pockets of librarians doing online gaming in everything. I will not be attending the Lib4Dead fun because my gold account is long expired and I intend to be mired in Demon’s Souls and Brutal Legend this weekend, in any case, but I hope you have fun and I wanted to express my approval!

  2. @Michelle
    Thanks for you support. Tell your friends. Maybe once you hear how much fun we’ll have, you may renew your Live membership. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. @Chad

    Thanks! Looking forward to it. I like Michelle’s idea: an online club of library gamers who regularly meet for co-op (and sometimes competitive) game play.

  4. Chad! This is Lauren, last year’s grad reference assistant. I saw this and just had to share it with my LIS classmates at Pitt. Totally awesome!

  5. @Lauren
    Hi Lauren,
    Glad you found the post, and I appreciate you sharing it with your classmates. I hope library school is treating you well. Please keep us up to date with how you are doing.

  6. @Brandon
    I think an online library gamer community would be a great idea. We’re starting small here, but I definitely see potential for growth. Spread the word and let’s see how many folks we can get to play.

  7. @Chad

    You should start a Facebook group or something! Then, say, I want to play Uncharted 2 deathmatches with librarians on PSN, I could go start a thread and solicit participants.

  8. I’m totally on for this if you do it again! That said, I’m in Australia. Pings may be a problem. Gamertag “Blindchance”.

  9. I’d love to participate in this,and I agree a Facebook group is a terrific idea. Is there anther date this is planned for?

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