"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.
For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.
And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart."
This is not a group for very serious gamers, but just a group for people who want to play L4D with other people they know will work well with others. It is not an exclusive group, but for obvious reasons is not public so not just anyone can join.
Some preferences include:
1. Not spamming voice commands or otherwise being obnoxious
2. Not closet camping or stacking all survivors on top of each other
3. Not killing other survivors before a safe room for the extra HP, as this defeats the purpose of a survival game
4. Helping teammates who are in desperate situations, even at your own risk
These aren't concrete rules, but my own opinion of how best to maintain the spirit of the game. The only rule is to be cooperative and respectful.
The Mass Effect franchise, considered by some to be the spiritual successor to the Knights of the Old Republic series made in 2003, is Bioware's flagship project in RPG/Shooter entertainment. Mass Effect 2 is a personal favorite of mine, improving the combat mechanics from the first game whileemitting a darker tone in atmosphere and story. It is the "Empire Strikes Back" of the trilogy, with Mass Effect 3 set to release in March of 2012. The DLC is unfortunately not cheap (nor is that likely to change given EA's stance on digital rights and IP) but the lair of the Shadow Broker is a must-play if you buy any additional content for this game. The "free DLC" (i.e. content not put on the Xbox 360 disc at launch) is worth registering *one* more account at the Bioware site.
This game has consumed more hours than anything else I've played, while that's not always a plus, it does attest to the quality of the now free-to-play Team Fortress sequel. The learning curve may be a bit intimidating for new players, and a team that's cooperative and skilled can sometimes be challenging to find, it is entirely worth the hassle for anyone who wants something different from your modern multiplayer shooters.