Krabzinger Jul 3 @ 5:09pm
Hidden messages 1: the charger
In all Valve games there is something hidden in their, some unsettling eater egg or an uncanny voice clip. For Portal its the Ratman dens, for TF2 its cp_cloak, and for Half life its the zombie sounds. But none it seems for Left 4 Dead. You might be thinking "Well it's a horror game right? No need to make it scarier". I would beg to differ on the "horror" aspect, but yes it does seem unecessary. Infact, I didn't even try to find this message. I was actually just admiring the creativity an creepines of infected sounds when I noticed something. When listenning to the charger there is a clip where it seems like he is saying something (but the disease is making it difficult to translate) I listened about three times when I realized he was saying "I can't control it, I can't control this freaking arm!" That creeped me out extremley. I listened to other voice clips and some of his grunts actually sounded like "HELP!" much like the headcrab zombies say " Oh please god help!, Help me!".Then I looked back at the other voice clips and I also realized that some of the grunts sound like talking. I am stil working on decifering these clips and help would be aprecciated. Thank you.
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Dharok The Wretched Jul 3 @ 5:11pm 
Woah, that would be cool to listen to.
Can you point out the sound files? Or, maybe post them to YouTube?
Nice work OP.
♔ Veronica ♔ Jul 3 @ 5:16pm 
Sounds interesting, now I am intrigued to know myself! Keep us posted haha
Krabzinger Jul 3 @ 6:26pm 
Originally posted by Dharok The Wretched:
Woah, that would be cool to listen to.
Can you point out the sound files? Or, maybe post them to YouTube?
Nice work OP.
Of course, I cant upload thesingular files but here is a collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24NHZXlXPrw
Dharok The Wretched Jul 3 @ 6:43pm 
My thoughts, as per OP's suggestions:

0:09 - It definitely sounds like he's saying "I can't control this arm"
0:33 - "oohh, you're dead!"
0:36 - "grrrggghh, this thing can't control me" His voice kind of trails off.
0:40 - this isn't it, but it kinda sounds like he's saying "the chafing!" lol
0:43 - "I can't control it!"
0:44 - "im goin' to kill ya'!"
0:45 - "I'm gon' get'ya!"
0:47 - "My (face/flesh?) (is/it's?) _____(?)" Anyone have any ideas?

Top notch, OP - and thanks for bringing it to our attention.
A welcome change of pace from the ridiculous flood of L4D3 and 'OMG HE KIKT M3' threads.
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Dharok The Wretched Jul 7 @ 8:47pm 
Bamp for interest.
Rabid Butters Jul 7 @ 8:53pm 
The sounds of SIs are performed by human actors/actresses, which is mentioned in the Developer Commentary.
I can see there are some lines hidden there. Charger always says "mustachio" to me.
Dharok The Wretched Jul 7 @ 9:14pm 
Originally posted by Butters:
The sounds of SIs are performed by human actors/actresses, which is mentioned in the Developer Commentary.
I can see there are some lines hidden there. Charger always says "mustachio" to me.
Mustachio...maybe that's why his arm is so large - from whacking that damn machine so much.
[linux] sophia Jul 7 @ 9:18pm 
It's in either L4D1 or L4D2 that you can hear the common infected yelling something like "and this is when I got scared", kind of creepy. That and "run for your lives!"
scintillating luminescence Jul 7 @ 10:31pm 
I always hear commons yelling "Ikea!"
Venrez Jul 8 @ 1:32am 
All I hear the Charger yell is
ADRIAN
ADRIAN
ADRIAN

The "I cant control this freaking arm" sounds absolutely nothing like that.
From the posted video and theories, the only one that sounds remotely like warped dialogue is "Grgrghrhrh, This thing cant control me~" at 0:36.
Dharok The Wretched Jul 8 @ 3:30pm 
Originally posted by Venrez:
All I hear the Charger yell is
ADRIAN
ADRIAN
ADRIAN

The "I cant control this freaking arm" sounds absolutely nothing like that.
From the posted video and theories, the only one that sounds remotely like warped dialogue is "Grgrghrhrh, This thing cant control me~" at 0:36.
Listen more closely.
Say it in line with the sounds. It does sound like it.
Hollapeno Jul 8 @ 4:03pm 
This is quite intriguing. Gonna go sniff around in the files now :)
[ID] Dummy Froggy Jul 8 @ 9:36pm 
holyy ♥♥♥ its sooo creepy
Lajkos Jul 8 @ 10:22pm 
Almost make you feel sorry for them
Venrez Jul 9 @ 12:18am 
Originally posted by Dharok The Wretched:
Originally posted by Venrez:
All I hear the Charger yell is
ADRIAN
ADRIAN
ADRIAN

The "I cant control this freaking arm" sounds absolutely nothing like that.
From the posted video and theories, the only one that sounds remotely like warped dialogue is "Grgrghrhrh, This thing cant control me~" at 0:36.
Listen more closely.
Say it in line with the sounds. It does sound like it.

Tried.

I work with sound using Audacity and ACIDX. Still sounds nothing like it.

Warped distortion through Phasers, Wahwah settings, Dry / Wet Echo and pitch-shifting doesnt yield any sort of similar result.

Granted he may say some words, but the point is that if something is so heavily distorted it is virtually unrecognizable unless you are specifically looking for said phrasing, is it actually really there?

ADRIAN
ADRIAN
ADRIAN
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