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Counter-Strike

3 years ago

Feature: Tracing back Tracer, among others

The History Of Overwatch’s Hero Abilities

Developers imitate each other, as do writers, musicians and artists, and Blizzard are the best in the business at it. No other company is so good at distilling the sweat of another’s brow and refining it into pure, unadulterated joy. Yet, while it’s easy to see in Overwatch the objective-based gameplay of Team Fortress 2, the team dynamics of League of Legends or the creative…

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4 years ago

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Have You Played… Counter-Strike: Source

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every weekday of the year, perhaps for all time. Not the original mod. Not Global Offensive or Condition Zero. I'm talking about Counter-Strike: Source, the remake that brought terrorists and counter-terrorists to the Half-Life 2 engine - and for some reason, was never fully embraced by the audience.

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Feature: The original, that is

Have You Played… Counter-Strike?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Not Global Offensive. Not Source. I'm talking the original Counter-Strike. The Half-Life mod; the game that was more popular than its online competitors combined; the game that in many ways pioneered both games as services and games as playable alphas; the game that…

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Feature: RPS Chat v0.86

Is Early Access A Good Thing For Players Or Developers?

Early Access games are here to stay, but is that cause for concern or celebration? We gathered to discuss whether early access benefits developers or players in its current state, and how we'd make it better. Along the way, we discussed the best alpha examples, paying for unfinished games, our love of regularly updated mods, Minecraft and the untapped potential of digital stores.

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Feature: Pop Flash #2

Globally Offensive: Let’s Talk About Abuse in CS:GO

In Pop Flash, a series of insights into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site], Emily Richardson looks past the amazing clutches and crushing defeats to understand the culture and meta of Valve’s everlasting competitive FPS. This week, I’ll be discussing abuse and toxic behaviour in the CS:GO community. Before we get to it, let me reiterate that I am madly in love with Counter-Strike. It’s simply…

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7 years ago

8 years ago

Feature: Game Developers Have Planted The Bomb

Tactically Intervening With Minh Le

Despite having originally released all the way back in the year 2,000 Anno Domini, CounterStrike is still - still! - the number one game being played on Steam right now. That's not even taking into account CounterStrike Source. It's an astonishing achievement, and CounterStrike's continued popularity is reason enough to pay attention to the new game from co-creator, Minh Le. That new game is Tactical…

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An Hour Of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Last time we brought you news of Counter-Strike: GO (go go!), we were able to show you nine new images from the game. Nine! That's a lot of global offense. This time, prepare for an offensive overload because there is over an hour of footage waiting for you below, in the form of a competitive match between the United States and Europe. I wouldn't spoil…

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Counter-Strike GO: Gun Game Mode, Screens

Valve are a canny bunch. They know that remaking Counter-Strike is sure to be met by cries of "THIS PIXEL IS ONE NANOMETRE TOO FAR TO THE LEFT!" So it makes good sense for them to look at the best mods that have created the largest audiences, and work them into the new version of the game. So it is that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will…

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Counter-Strike: GO Explained Properly

Friday saw the sudden news of a brand new, all-formats Counter-Strike game, which in PC gaming news terms is probably the equivalent of simultaneously swearing in a crowdpleasing new president and announcing a world war. The coming months will be characterised by both excitement and rage, I don't doubt. What we don't know is much about it, other than that it's broadly going to be…

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Revealed: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

As rumoured this morning, there really is a new Counter-Strike coming. And it's not some side-project: this sounds like a major sequel-come-relaunch of Counter-Strike for a new generation of manshoot fans. Valve have just solemnly and officially declared its existence to the world - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, aka CS: GO, is indeed its war-lovin' name. It will feature new maps, modes, weapons, characters and social…

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Confirmed?

A thread on the Steam forums seems to confirm that rumours about a new Counter-Strike game - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - are true, with commenter "Cliffe" (who is Valve designer chap Jess Cliffe) saying "Global Offensive". There have been a bunch of other references to it, on Twitter and so forth. And update on the ESEA Facebook page reads "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive... More info in…

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Gaming Made Me: Counter-Strike

This week in our ongoing retrospective series on games journalists' most formative games, we very proudly welcome Eurogamer's god-king and operations director Tom Bramwell to the word-stage. He's here to tell you about his long years spent with arguably one of the most definitive PC games of all time, and what for one generation of gamers was a global obsession that today's shooters, no matter…

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9 years ago

“When Will You Release Counter-Strike 2?”

Aw, bless. I share the below video not because it gives much away in terms of when and if we'll see Counter-Strike 2 (though it's certainly not a denial, which is some kind of good news at least), but because of the charming awkwardness of Gabe Newell's reaction when asked directly in front of THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE whether Valve's evergreen man-shooter will be sequelised any…

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 1/5

Here at Rock, Paper, Shotgun we take the business of PC gaming entirely seriously. There is no smiling, or making rude noises at the back of class, there is only important gaming fact. So when it came to compiling an exhaustive list of the greatest, most important PC games of all time, we realised that the only way we could articulate the importance of the…

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Terror-ist: MP Blames CS For Racist Murders

There's an argument that the media shouldn't given any air to known enfant terribles - that by giving more profile to someone who spouts wild and dangerous innacuracies you only serve to further their cause. It's not one I believe, though - that would mean someone like disgraced game-haranguing UK politician Keith Vaz would essentially get away with ritually blaming the evil that men can…

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10 years ago

La Femme D’Argent: Air Pressure

Going through the RPS mail from when I've been away, I hit upon Cooper bringing Air Pressure to our attention. It's a conversion of Bentosmile's original into Flash, and is a short visual novel with three endings. It involves GIRLS again. I should turn this into GIRLS! week at RPS or something. Actually... I've had worse ideas. Inverting the straight to the sexy approach and...…

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