In August 2011, Valve announced Counter Strike: Global Offensive, the most recent in the Counter Strike series. Slated for an early 2012 release, the new game within the Counter Strike series is becoming developed by Valve Software in collaboration with Hidden Path Entertainment for numerous platforms, including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 besides PCs and Macs.
It originally began out as a CS: Source PC to Xbox port. However, throughout the development phase, Valve realized the port’s potential and finally decided to transform it into a full fledged new game. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what CS GO
is all about and what its going to be like.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Nicely, to be brutally honest, the Counter Strike series does require a visual revamp. But the thing that most Counter Strike fans will agree to is that the gameplay does not need any tweaking – the primary reason becoming Valve has already fine tuned both Counter Strike 1.6 and Counter Strike: Source to perfection over the years… Continue reading →
Dear Steam Users and Steam Forum Users:
Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, November 6. We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums.
We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked. We are still investigating.
We don’t have evidence of credit card misuse at this time. Nonetheless you should watch your credit card activity and statements closely.
While we only know of a few forum accounts that have been compromised, all forum users will be required to change their passwords the next time they login. If you have used your Steam forum password on other accounts you should change those passwords as well.
We do not know of any compromised Steam accounts, so we are not planning to force a change of Steam account passwords (which are separate from forum passwords). However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to change that as well, especially if it is the same as your Steam forum account password.
I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.
from the official CS GO Steam forum