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Left 4 Dead 2 Map List

A list of all the maps found in Left 4 Dead 2.

Left 4 Dead 2 Performance Config

Kaizen’s Left 4 Dead 2 performance config released!

Left 4 Dead 2 Achievement Unlock Guide – Campaign Unlocks

Achievement Unlock Guide for Left 4 Dead 2. Section 1 covers the Campaign unlocks.

Left 4 Dead Performance Guide

Tired of lag and poor frame rates? This Left 4 Dead performance guide shows you how to increase FPS in Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.

Infected Unlocks

Left 4 Dead Achievement Unlocking Guide. This article covers the infected achievements, and how to unlock them the easy, the hard and the fun way.

Human One-Shot Unlocks

Left 4 Dead Achievement Unlocking Guide. This article covers the human one-shot achievements, and how to unlock them the easy, the hard and the fun way.

Left 4 Dead FPS Config

Tired of sluggish performance in Left 4 Dead? Looking for the best custom Left 4 Dead config? Download Kaizen’s Left 4 Dead config today!

Human Accumulative Unlocks

Left 4 Dead Achievement Unlocking Guide. This article covers the human accumulative achievements, and how to unlock them the easy, the hard and the fun way.

Campaign Specific Unlocks

Left 4 Dead Achievement Unlocking Guide. This article covers the campaign specific achievements, and how to unlock them the easy, the hard and the fun way.

How to jump off walls as a hunter

Tired of trying to figure out how to wall leap as a hunter in Left 4 Dead? This short guide will teach you how!

General Left 4 Dead Tips

Alright so you’re getting mauled by Zombies, shooting teammates and pissing off every other survivor on your team to the point that they’re screaming “what the (bleep) are you doing man”. Well my friend, it sounds like you need a lesson in Zombie survival 101 if so read on.

Left 4 Dead Strategy

Left 4 Dead Strategy Well we’ve done it. NLG (formerly FPSGOD) has expanded to cover Valve’s brand new zombie game, Left 4 Dead. Expect in the coming days to get an in depth look at Left 4 Dead strategy, guides and tips from some of the best professional gamers from around the world. Also don’t […]

Use mIRC to find FPS scrims or ringers!

Learn, setup and install mIRC to find scrims and ringers for your favorite competitive First Person Shooters!

How to juggle a girlfriend and gaming

Women are complicated As you may know 95% of women despise guys who play video games for even a few minutes let alone a few hours. Don’t despair friend, there are plenty of ways to get your girlfriend to accept your addiction.. in fact, you may even be able to get her to embrace it! […]

The accusations are endless

You’re kicking ass and chewing bubblegum, hell, you even just ran out of bubblegum.. The next thing you know everyone and their dog is calling you a f’ing cheater, a no skill hack. This makes you angry.. they won’t like you when you’re angry!!! Cool down Hulkster, chances are, this is exactly what those noobs […]

Can you dodge a bullet?

Bullet dodging is difficult to master, but a highly effective skills to learn. Impossible you say? Well, technically yes… you can’t really dodge a bullet, but what you can do is learn to dodge an opponent’s trigger finger. His hands are no faster than yours, it’s just the timing. Of course this tactic wont save […]

3 coffee-break tips to becoming a better player

Tip#1: Lead your shots Unless you’re a flick-shot master, when aiming, it is very important to lead your cross-hair ever so slightly in front of moving targets. The reason for this is that you can predict exactly where your target will be in the next millisecond, and not need to adjust your aim to compensate. […]

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Know where your bullets are going When people spray through doors, usually they have no idea where their bullets are traveling. To be an amazing player in Counter-strike 1.6 and Counter-strike Source, it’s important to know the in’s and out’s of each weapon, how the bullets react, and what walls you can shoot through. Few […]

The element of surprise

Being unpredictable in First Person Shooters There’s no better way to get kills. When you catch your enemy by surprise you have complete control of the fight. If you attack your opponent while your location is unknown to them, you will have the advantage of superior reaction time. Even the fastest of players will not […]

Key Binding Setup, ESDF not WASD

ESDF, WASD what? If you have no idea what “WASD” or “ESDF” stand for, they’re simply a set of keys used to move around in first person shooters. For example, in a “WASD” setup, the “W” represents forward, the “S” backwards, and the “A” and “D” keys represent strafing left or right accordingly. This has […]

Destroying bad habits

“Oops, I did it again” How many times have you died in Counter-Strike and said to yourself “Oops”? You know what I’m talking about, the deaths you felt you could have prevented but they continue to plague your game round after round. These mistakes really start to add up over time and knowing how to […]

“The secret rule” to headshots

What Secret rule? I could drive this point home over and over again in the minds of average cs players. It seems so simple, but this rule is what separates the good from the bad. The elite from the average. In fact, ancient civilizations have known about this secret for thousands of generations. Their soldiers […]

Concentration is key

Being competitive in Counter-Strike Source is heavily dependent on concentration. If you can’t concentrate fully on the game, you’re bound to make mistakes and miss shots that you normally wouldn’t. So obviously if you want to compete and play at the highest level, you will need to remove all distractions from your play area. Most […]

Pulling out of Slumps

It happens to everyone at some point. You’re at the top of your game, feeling unstoppable. You’ve just clutched the last 3 rounds, it seems no one can take away your momentum. Then your enemy gets a lucky head-shot on you, then another, and another. Suddenly you find yourself doubting your abilities and believing your […]

How to improve your reaction time

Learning to react like a god Reaction time is critical in Counter-strike source for obvious reasons. In the end, Counter-strike source all boils down to who can kill who faster. If you have faster reflexes than your opponent, you have more time to aim, thus have a higher likelihood of killing them first. Before getting […]