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CS:GO Gives Everyone Nice New Gloves

Roasty toasty!

Hey, if I'm gonna spend hundreds of hours staring at some dude's hands, I want to be sure they're safe and warm. Are you okay, Johnny Counter-Strike? Are you looking after yourself? I know De_Dust gets cold at nights. Recognising that the worst of the winter is yet to come, Valve have kindly outfitted Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site] characters with new gloves and sleeves to keep them nice and warm.

The blog post announcing these new hand-protectors also mentions that over 10 million unique players are now playing CS:GO each month. That is a lot of mittens to knit. You might ask "Gloves for Christmas? That's so boring! How about sexy lingerie?" but I'm afraid I cannot help you. Maybe no one can.

Really, though, as the arms (and guns) are sort of our avatars in FPSs, I am always unreasonably excited to see them made-over. What do your gloves say about you? Here, have a look (click for bigger):

As for the gloves themselves, I wish Pip were around for a serious Style Breakdown. Gloves are often neglected as part of an outfit, but they can really set it off. I can see the black tactical gloves making it to avant garde fringes, paired with lots of dramatic black and leather (another short-lived goth ninja spin-off, maybe? SWAT goth?), and that final pair definitely belong on the manicured hands of a charming yet sinister terrorist named Hans. When he finally takes those gloves off, at the climax of the film, you should be worried.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.