Posts Tagged ‘Counter Strike: Global Offensive’

CS:GO Gives Everyone Nice New Gloves

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.

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Last Year’s CS:GO Match-Fixing Bans Are Permanent

In January and February of 2015, Valve handed down “indefinite” bans to a number of players found taking part in matchfixing in professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site]. Now an update on the game’s blog says that those bans are permanent.

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Ho Ho GO: Counter-Strike Winter Update Adds Revolver

Our Graham will tell you that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site] is a cracking FPS, but he’d have been wrong until yesterday. Last night Valve dropped CS:GO’s Winter Update, which added something no FPS can be truly great without: a murderlicious chunky revolver.

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ESL Announce Dates For $250,000 CS:GO Event

“You used to call me on my cell phone,” announced ESL in a press release.

No wait, I have Drake stuck in my head. He is the one banging on about a girl not phoning him anymore and being tedious about it. ESL were getting in touch about the 2016 dates for their mega Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, ESL One Cologne.

It’ll be taking place in Cologne’s LANXESS arena again from 8-10 July and features a beefy $250,000 total prize money.

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Hatsaver: Steam Stymying Hijackers With Trade Holds

Scammers! They’re everywhere nowadays. Cheats! Hackers! Frauds! Phoneys! These rogues and more want your precious wizard hats and shark guns, to plunder your Steam account of its cosmetic goodies and steal them away for their own nefarious ends. CS: GO guns and Dota 2 wizard hats can be worth a lot of money, you know. Valve are sick of folks doing this, and probably sick of the headaches it creates for their support department. To reduce this, they’re soon adding trade holds that’ll hold things up by a few days – unless both parties are using the Steam app‘s Mobile Authenticator.

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Have You Played… Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Not the original mod. Not Counter-Strike: Source. I’m talking about Global Offensive, the recent sequel/remake which, arguably for the first time, found ways to expand the base game and court its most ardent fans and professional players.

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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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Oh I See! Counter-Strike: GO’s New Player Animations

Oh THAT'S what you're doing with the bomb!

Being able to tell quickly what’s going on is awfully important in competitive multiplayer games. That’s why MOBA characters (try to) look unique, different guns have distinctive sounds, and, ideally, you can see exactly what an enemy is doing.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site] is now a little clearer, thanks to the latest update. All player animations have been updated (and look better), and the game has new animations for things like climbing ladders, switching weapons, and defusing – complete with visible wires to a doodad showing exactly what that chap crouched over the bomb is up to. Plus, the days of guns poking through doors are over!

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Supporting Counter-Strike’s Professional Women

Courtesy of Aurélie Bellacicco Photographie

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.

In comparison to some other games, Counter-Strike is doing pretty well with regard to its female pro scene. The situation is far from perfect – there are still issues both at the professional and amateur levels, and we definitely want more women competing, but there are some extremely talented women playing CSGO professionally. So I’m interested to learn more about what we’re doing right, what we’re doing wrong, and how can we encourage more women to get into eSports.

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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 spawned two follow-ups but which even right now, as I’m writing this, has 20,211 concurrent players through Steam.

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