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Caught In The: CrossFire Makes A Lot Of Money

By Graham Smith on January 21st, 2014.

Counter-Fire. No wait, I mean, Cross-Strike.

Do you remember CrossFire? John wrote about it back in 2008, when shortly before its western release some players noticed that the Counter-Strikey free-to-play shooter seemed to drop all pretense and include de_dust2 outright. John investigated, and its western publisher confirmed the map was included in the original release, but also that it would be removed before reaching our shores.

Anyway, that was back in 2008. Now CrossFire is the highest grossing free-to-play game in the world, according to a report by SuperData.
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Cross Fire: Counter-Strike Map To Be Removed

By John Walker on July 31st, 2008.

Unique.

We’ve heard back from the people behind the Western release of Cross Fire – the online multiplayer game that bears a striking similarity to Counter-Strike. A similarity that appeared a little too striking when readers found videos of the game containing at least one map lifted directly from Counter-Strike.

Clever Communications, providing the PR for G4BOX (a Canadian company apparently nothing to do with G4TV), got back to us today with a statement to say that the map was included in the Asian version, but will not be present in September’s US/UK release. Statement below.

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