Dead Rising "cameo" found in Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing

Frank West doesn't show, but his final message to Otis does

If you've started playing Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing, the long-awaited DLC campaign that dropped today,you might have alreadynoticeda little Easter egg Valve smuggled into the second chapter. If you haven't, though, there's a quick shout-out to Dead Rising,hidden amid the graffiti, that you might want to take a look at.

Scrawled on a wall near a lone pool table are the following words:

Out of film, No Helicopter
Zombies are too Fast
Not Going to Make it.
Frank West

It's not as cool as an actual cameo by war photographer/inveterate zombie-puncher/occasional cross-dresserFrank West (or annoying walkie-talkie operator Otis, for that matter)would have been, but it's nonetheless cool to see one stalwart of the zombie-killing genre salute another.

Of course, if it had been up to us, Otis would have been left a slightly different message:

April 22, 2010


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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