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Posts tagged “CS:GO”

Put CS:GO’s new Panorama UI through its paces

The beta for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s shiny new UI, Panorama, is now available to players who fancy a preview. Valve is touting it as “the most substantial change to the look and feel of CS:GO since the game was released in 2012.” Every part of the UI has been updated, so it might take a bit of time to get used to.

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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…

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Valve Bans Players Caught In CS:GO Match-fixing

Valve have banned seven individuals from all the events Valve sponsor as a result of the recent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matchfixing scandal. If you weren't following the story here's what happened: A top American team called iBUYPOWER lost a match to NetcodeGuides.com. The match was part of the CEVO Professional Season 5 and featured a lot of bizarre decisions and odd play from iBUYPOWER. Jetlag…

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Feature: Putting The Hack In Dreamhack

Report: Counter-Strike And Controversy At Dreamhack

Dreamhack Winter was held over 27th to 29th of November, and included the last major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament of 2014. It was held in the recent context of professional players being outed as cheaters, a commensurate fug of spectator paranoia, and CS: GO's ever-rising popularity – viewer figures for the final topped out at around 430,000 people, which rises to just over half a…

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CS:GO’s Halloween Will See You In Hell, Mothercluckers

Tis the season for games to get some kind of pumpkin-flavoured update (or to prompt outrage by dealing in precisely zero pumpkins/ghosts/costumes). In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Hallowe'en means Valve will have done something utterly adorable to their map chickens. And by map chickens I don't mean those losers who mill about accidentally falling victim to my friendly fire*, I mean the actual chickens.

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The Sound Of Silencers: CS:GO Music Kits

And in "Well this is a nice idea but it would involve me not playing Jason Derulo on repeat while headshotting Ben so you can count me out" news: there are now Counter-Strike: Global Offensive music kits. What that means is when you have a music kit equipped it replaces the in-game music with music from your kit. That covers *deep breath* the main menu,…

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Counter-Strike Update Adds Six Maps, Calms Dogs, More

How long is it before everyone copies Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update structure? The latest addition to the venerable multiplayer shooter is called Operation Breakout, and it adds six new maps for everyone to play for free. For those willing and able to pay $6, you then get a now-familiar bundle of upgrades including access to mission drops with the chance to unlock "45 exclusive…

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You Could Pre-Purchase Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Here are some things you could do today: You could finally read that article you've left in your tabs for over a week now. You could give your mum a call - just to say hi. You could pre-order Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. You could high five a stranger and tell them they look amazing. Oh, and if you do that third one, you can get…

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta Begins

If you were lucky enough to receive a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta invite (and we weren't) then you'll be pleased to learn the beta has just begun. We don't care, because we don't have an invite, so it's pretty irrelevant to us. The beta, that arrived via Valve Time a touch late, will scale up (when perhaps we'll be invited, maybe), aiming for a release…

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