Posts Tagged ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’

Steam Charts: Clancy, Cavemen, Construction & Cullings

A run-down of the previous week’s top-selling Steam titles is something I used to do regularly, but a combination of it tending to be fairly unchanging week-to-week and being a feckless human being who can’t stand to do the same thing for long meant I fell out the habit. These are changed times, though: with indiepocalypses here and flash sales there, the Steam charts are now wildly changeable, so I like to look in from time to time, like an old aunt raising a withered eyebrow at reports of what her nephews are up to at university. This week: a whole lot of Ubisoft, not a lot of XCOM and an unofficial Hunger Games (or an unofficial Running Man, if you prefer the awful classics).
Read the rest of this entry »

Counter-Strike: GO Revives Nuke, All Prettied-Up

Counter-Strike level de_nuke is 15 years old, which means it has the legal rights to have a part-time job and to watch films containing adult themes, foul language, and strong violence. 15 is also an age for reinvention, and Nuke is coming back from the half-term hols with a new look. Valve last night launched Operation Wildfire for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site], bringing the usual Operation challenge jazz and the rebuilt Nuke. It is bright and colourful and makes me feel like spring is coming.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »