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UGP - Left 4 Dead by jollyjack UGP - Left 4 Dead by jollyjack
A couple of years back, the How To Play strips caught the attention of the (Now defunct) games magazine, Play.
At the time, I was working for Rare, and therefore; Microsoft. Which meant I couldn’t say bad things about their products in an official capacity, lest they cry and send someone over to set me on fire.
This rather limited the games I could turn into HTP strips for actual publication, so I came up with a couple of new ideas, one being; spoof games promotions.

Play* (and all its sister magazines) sank back in February…….this had nothing to do with me!

(Though, there is a worrying trend forming. A couple of years after I applied to Free Radical Design, it went down. Then, after being cut from Rare, I applied to RealTime Worlds….)

*That's the American incarnation I'm talking about. Play UK is still up and running.

Edit: Jeezus christ. Shut up about Louis and the damn pills!! The sound-bite that kicks in when pills are found depends on the character closest to them. When I was playing; it was mainly Bill.
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SmallSauce Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god, the crusty ass motherfucker on the top asking "A.S.L" really got me Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
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capnhands Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
can you make the witch?
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Gluglus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Haha, asl made me die laughing!
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crazyguy225 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i pick...Stubs! i mean he is a car security salesman
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DocHott Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL - nice description for this. :)
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philipino93 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Obviously, Stubs is the ideal teammate of choice: he looks pretty trustworthy
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nurgledisciple14 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Writer
:iconl4dfrancisplz: :iconsaysplz: "I Hate Comics"
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TomiTapio Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice idea!
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Lizardtongue314 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I like bullets, though. I can outsmart them! :iconthrilledplz:
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Madpredator Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
ASL??
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Necro910 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Name: Necro
Occupation: Drunk, err.... I mean zombie hunter!
Preferred hiding place in the zombie apocalypse: Nuclear Bunker in Antarctica if possible. Island bunker as second choice.
Likes: Beating the shit out of things... I MEAN ZOMBIES!
Dislikes: Ignorant bastards.
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JohnTheTvMan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
THANK GOD,I thought you were going to say Louis likes pills and Francis hates everything.I sick of those jokes.
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venoda Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
shouldnt francis's dislike be "vampires" instead of "zombies?"
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:iconxxopheliacxx:
xXopheliacXx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
francis should dislike vans :] and everything ahaha
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RawrNinjaArtist Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you got something wrong there
Louis like pills
Bill like vietnam on fire
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RoboKitty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
LOL Stubbs the Zombie
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wolf1dude Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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King-Reaver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
i think i would group up with stubs =D
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Photobeast Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
I lol'd, then lol'd again. Then came back to it an hour later and lol'd once more.

I understand the Meme with Louis and pills, but thats because hes a SWB (Survivor While being Black) I might think.
I found Francis' Dislikes limited. He Dislikes EVERYTHING! He'll tell you to "I hate Swamps. I hate Zombies. I Hate Mountains. (and its a good user made map) I hate (Insert random thing)"
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TheBonesy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Could that last one Stubbs?
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GoldenBauble Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Isn't Francis' occupation a "cop"? ;)
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Kevemperor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
LOL, but Francis's dislikes should have been everything... but vests!
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Ryugexu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
LOL

Btw you'll want to submit this comic to :iconvalve-community: as well. :P
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ResoluteAssassin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Francis should be Likes: Vests; Hates :Everything else.... especially zombies.
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roydgod Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT, now i can go to the bathroom in peace.....oh no, TAAAAAAAAANNK!!!
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shadowsofwhite Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It was bill who said "pills here!" for me as well, but it was always Louis who would ninja his way over and CONSUME them for no reason at all. You always had to be quite quick to actually ever get pills...
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LordOfDecay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
IT WAS STBBS, NOT STUBS!!!
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:iconangelonight:
Angelonight Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Would be the first useful Social Network.
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:iconarturiusmaxwell:
ArturiusMaxwell Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
.... CANT .... BREATHE.... MUST STOP... LAUGHING ... BWUAHAHAHAHA
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404HttpError Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Photographer
Everyone knows Francis hates everything...
And no one likes Zoey...
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Smish-McGuire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
lol Stubs the zombie was a kick ass game.
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nilerulerforever Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Writer
It's Louis that likes the pills
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:iconnilerulerforever:
nilerulerforever Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Writer
It's Louis that likes the pills
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Mongoose9634 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lmfao you make me laugh every time!
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Kennithd Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Comedy Gold!
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ShawnLeroy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's been done. But I wish I knew where...
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freshzombie101 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
louis is supposed to like pills.
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FinalSage Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Heh im surprised you on;y put in one thing francis dislikes hahaha, also surprised you found something he likes-aside from the apocalypse
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
does it have a medkit and peeeelz abuse discussion forum!!:zombie:
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chills88 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
ok the francis and Bill ones are the best lol... although stubbs did make me ROFL
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CykoHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Is Stubs a reference to the pretty cool xbox game 'Stubbs The Zombie'?
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Top-Gun5391 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Oh god funny as hell, I would defiantly work with Stubs ^_^
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FangztheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Stubbs the zombie now must be in a L4D DLC pack.
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Outlawbyname Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student General Artist
If worst came to worst, I'd want Stubs watchin' my back.
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Imoa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
:lmao:
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Alucard349 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Id pay money to join! :D
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Silverene Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I think that people got that whole 'Louis <3s Pillz' thing from the way he says happily that the pills are there. Other characters sound rather indifferent, but then again Louis is happy go lucky about everything (except the beginning of Crash Course :P). But yeah, I agree when it comes to Francis: likes - vests. Dislikes - everything else.
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FanArtFantast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
So it´s Stubs and not Stubbs then? :)
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I thought Francis dislikes everything
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
*Snorts* yeah, you can totally trust stubs. XD
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