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Modern Warfare 2 error yields free Left 4 Dead 2

Developer wrongfully banned thousands of Call of Duty gamers in the past two weeks; company president offers mea culpa, free copies of Left 4 Dead 2 as recompense.

Modern Warfare 2
All's fair in love and war, except cheating.
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Over the past two weeks, Valve's anti-cheat software automatically banned as many as 12,000 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 soldiers on the grounds of bamboozlement.

The Seattle game developer has since overturned (for non-cheaters) the decision and is offering free copies of the zombie-killing shooter Left 4 Dead 2 as payment for time lost.

"This was our mistake, and I apologize for any frustration or angst it may have caused you," Valve president Gabe Newell wrote in an e-mail to afflicted players, according to a Steam forum user.

Read more of "Valve offers free Left 4 Dead 2 for erroneous Modern Warfare 2 bans" on GameSpot.