Posts Tagged ‘Counter Strike Global Offensive’

CS:GO? CS:50% Off, More Like

By Jim Rossignol on February 8th, 2013.


CS:GO‘s map workshop opened up this week, replete with the environmental tinkerings of its busy community. There are already eight pages of maps to flick through. Valve are keen to get more up there, too, as they explain: “Don’t hesitate to get your rough draft up on the Workshop. You can update your map as often as you’d like, and players and servers will stay current. The best way to test a map is to get players in there, so publish early and publish often!” As headlined, it’s now 50% off until the 11th, so you can get a taste of the militaristic bounty for cheap, if you want.

Anyone playing this regularly?

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Freedom Is Free: CSGO Goes F2P For The Weekend

By Nathan Grayson on November 2nd, 2012.

Evidently, this counter-terrorist is battling against a squad of Storm Troopers.

Given that you’ve paddled your browser over to this isle of the vast Internet ocean, I feel fairly safe in assuming that you’re a PC gamer. Therefore, you have – presumably, in some form or another – played Counter-Strike at some point in your life. But maybe that was back in ye olde futureyear of 2000, or perhaps you gave Source a go around the time Half-Life 2 came out. So along comes this newfangled “Global Offensive” thingamawhatsit, and naturally, you’re suspicious. I mean, what if they replaced all the guns with bottles of Mountain Dew? Or maybe Valve turned the series into a piece of postmodernist art, with us taking the role of a deeply contemplative bomb forced to witness the futile conflicts of man. These are very legitimate concerns, but this weekend, you can find out whether or not they hold any water. For free!

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Fall Off A Skycraper In CSGO’s Latest Big Update

By Nathan Grayson on October 2nd, 2012.

You may have outsmarted me, Partially Constructed Building, but I won't let you have the last laugh.

Did you think you’d login to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive today and find everything safe and sound – just where you left it? Well think again. And now you’re thinking things will be only slightly off – maybe a weapon stat turned on its side and a terrorist’s vest left slightly ajar? Well, think a second time. The latest update adds two new maps, makes “a wide range of fixes,” and completely overhauls Classic Competitive mode’s matchmaking.

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Wot I Think – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

By Tom Bramwell on August 23rd, 2012.


Eurogamer’s grand high poobah Tom ‘Tom Bramwell’ Bramwell makes a welcome return to RPS to tell us all about the latest makeover of Valve’s undying multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike, which was was released to the world just yesterday.
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CS:GO Readies, Steadies, Is Almost Go

By Alec Meer on August 21st, 2012.

that's a very small backpack. How can he fit a Thermos in that?

Lamentation at the ongoing lack of a new Half-Life there might well be, but Valve sure are launching a lot of games round about now. Dota 2 is quietly infecting the brains of a small army of people with a new type of language, Team Fortress 2 has just turned into a strange, voucher-based co-op game, and Fart Cops of course continues its unassailable dominance of the game charts in China. Then there’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which moves from long-running beta to A Thing That You Can Pay For And Play today, specifically in about five hours from now. It’s pretty cheap, too – £10.79/$13.50 at the moment. Who’s playing/will be playing? I admit, I’m tempted. It’s been long years since I used to ineptly stagger around CS 1.6’s Dust in the PC Format office, but I have a certain affection for the game’s quiet viciousness. The time very much seems right for its latest rebirth.
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Valve Cinemagic: CSGO’s Source Filmmaker Short

By Nathan Grayson on August 18th, 2012.

Fear not! These jagged remains of a window will protect me.

If it wasn’t already amazingly apparent, Valve is quite well-versed in the ways of moviefilm-fu. And while it may have recently offered its tools of the trade to all who would dare know their secrets, the Newellian empire is still very much the master. Case in point: a new short film promoting Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. While other games that do the whole good-guys-vs-terrorists shtick have entered into an arms race over biggest ‘splosions and who can make their flying drone swarms look like something out of a Hitchcock movie, this brief CSGO tale aims to be intimate, intense, and true to the spirit of the series. It won’t blow your mind or anything, but it’s still certainly a cut above.

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You Could Pre-Purchase Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

By John Walker on August 8th, 2012.

This shot always reminds me of Tomb Raider, and then I feel like I can identify with the game. I can't.

Here are some things you could do today: You could finally read that article you’ve left in your tabs for over a week now. You could give your mum a call – just to say hi. You could pre-order Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. You could high five a stranger and tell them they look amazing. Oh, and if you do that third one, you can get the game for 10% off, and get into the beta a week before it launches.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive On August 21st

By Jim Rossignol on June 4th, 2012.


CS:GO will appear on Steam for Mac and PC on August 21st. It will cost $15. Valve point out that CS beta 1 was in August 1999.

That means I am very old.

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E-Sporting Chance: The March Round-Up

By ESFI World on March 22nd, 2012.

Our e-sports correspondent is ESFI World’s Samuel Lingle

It’s been a month since the last e-sports update, but fear not. They’re returning with weekly regularity. In theory.

Today I’m going to recap most of the bigger events of the past month or so, considering there was a lot of exciting stuff you guys may have missed. It’s StarCraft heavy by necessity, as the majority of e-sport events these days feature Blizzard’s popular RTS.

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Like Guns In Your Game? CS: GO Has A Mode For That

By Craig Pearson on March 12th, 2012.

Most definitely a game involving guns.
Gun Game, which my brain has decided now needs to be sung along to the Duck Tales theme tune, is crouch-walking into the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta. On Friday, Valve added the first Arsenal: Demolition map de_lake, a game mode that reverses the ever-increasing returns of the original GG. When you start the match, you’re given a rifle: if you get a kill with it that round, the next round you’ll receive a weaker weapon. After five rounds CTs and Terrorists swap over. It includes the traditional Terrorist/Counter Terrorists defusal dance, and for every additional kill you’ll receive more equipment in the next round. It’s like someone’s accidentally tumble-dried Counter-Strike and it’s come out all dizzy and tried to explain its own mechanics. I can’t wait for Talk Game, where you attempt to negotiate demands: I did just attempt to negotiate a doughnut drop for me and my fellow Ts, but the response was rather anatomical and descriptive. While I call my mother to make sure he didn’t follow through, here’s a video showing it all in action.
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Intel Extreme Masters Is Underway, You Can Watch It

By Jim Rossignol on March 7th, 2012.


The best of the best of the e-sports types are flexing their brain-muscles and finger-glands to fight it out at the Intel Extreme Masters, right now. You can watch it streamed over here. Counter-Strikes are being struck, League Of Legends are being made legendary, and Starcraft IIs are being uhm stricken? Anyway, $55,000 is at stake.

I miss pro Quake 3, to be honest. Imagine if there was this turnover in physical sports: no more football this year, because everyone is playing polo now. That would be weird.

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Valve: PS3 And PC Crossplay Is CS: GONE

By Craig Pearson on March 6th, 2012.

You hold them off while I go potty.
The initial announcement of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gave us the hope that we could all get along; that you there with your hand-build Intel i7 rig could be playing with a friend who might be sat on his sofa, starting at his giant television, holding a joypad. I wanted that, you (maybe?) wanted that, Valve initially wanted that. Now Valve do not want that. Speaking to Joystiq, Chet Faliszek told them it was because they need to frequently update the PC and Mac versions more frequently.

The beta has proved we want to update not just the beta, but the game itself post-launch frequently on the PC. To do that we need to separate the platforms so one doesn’t hamstring the other. So for that, we have removed the idea of cross-platform play — essentially make all platforms stronger by not mixing them.

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CS: GO, GO, GO: Full Beta, New Weapons And Maps

By Craig Pearson on February 22nd, 2012.

John's aim has improved
I was rather close to falling down a deep, dark Counter-Strike hole just after the Counter-Strike:Global Offensive launched in November, but a broken PC released me from a frightening future of constant de_dust2 battles and crying about how unfair it is. I’d actually forgotten I had it until Valve and Hidden Path updated it this week, switching from a stress test to a big-assed closed beta, with over 80 tweaks. The big changes are the addition of three reworked classic maps, de_inferno, de_train, and de_nuke, and new guns, the Nova shotgun, the Bizon and the MP7 SMGs. But there’s more.
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