Hi all there, sorry for the long times for updates. It seems that the new Counterstrike Global Offensive is not getting pretty big attention from the media right now. I hope that will change when it becomes what a Counterstrike game is supposed to be.
I have found an interesting article over to Joystiq super site about CS GO that has an interview of Chet Faliszek and I decided to share here. Have a look and submit your comments over this here or at the original source of this article.
I can’t imagine how hard it is to be a development studio with some of the most beloved franchises under its belt. Fans expect so much. It can’t be easy to be Valve — doubly so when trying to develop the next entry in one of the studio’s popular competitive franchises,Counter-Strike. Valve’s Chet Faliszek really wants to please the fans and eventual communities that will spring up around Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. read the rest…
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO) will grow upon the team-based action gameplay that this pioneered when it was released 12 years back.
CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). Moreover, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and a lot more.
“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise once the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world right away after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has always been among the most-played games worldwide, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”
CS GO is now being developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment. The title is targeted for release in early 2012 and will be playable at this year’s PAX Prime and Eurogamer Expo.
The long awaited Cs Go Betawill start on November 30th
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive closed beta get started date has just been announced within the official Do:GO developer twitter – these of you with beta keys will be capable to play it commencing November 30th! Continue reading →
I tried something different today! I went to Youtube and I typed the word “counterstrike”. Filtered out channels and crappy videos and then I hit the “most views” filter.
Voila! The 5 most viewed videos on Youtube containing the word Counterstrike! I guess that in a year from now I can make the same post about the 5 best videos of CSGO on youtube right? I have high hopes of Counterstrike global offensive and I will kick valve’s ass if they don’t make it right like the original cs.
Ok, number 5 in our category for “best Counterstrike videos of all time” we have:
5. Counter Strike Source : Got High ( garry’s mod )by b-buck
PAX 2011: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Hands-On Preview – New Gear
Since its initial release as a humble mod roughly 13 years ago, Counter-Strike has grown into a first-person shooter icon built on quick matches and hair-trigger reflexes. At this year’s Penny Arcade Expo we got the chance to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the latest chapter in the ongoing struggle between terrorists and counterterrorists. The game is being developed by Hidden Path Entertainment, which codeveloped Counter-Strike: Source and runs on an updated version of the Source engine. The result is a crisp and smooth FPS that’s every bit as frantic as we remember it.
During our hands-on time with the game we made sure to sample the three new pieces of gear that were on display: the Molotov cocktail, the decoy grenade, and the Taser gun.
In the battle between terrorists and counterterrorists, no matter who wins, we also win in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Just like its many other video game incarnations, the Molotov cocktail laid down a bed of flames that would gradually damage those who dared to pass through. While we were limited to one per round, we found that the Molotov was great for cutting off key areas of the map. Setting one hallway ablaze meant our opponents had to either wait the fire out–which lasted about five seconds–or funnel into the obvious alternative path. And if we were feeling extra devious we could drop it near the bomb site and make the counterterrorists’ job that much harder.
IGN First Look Review for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
It’s easy to forget how unforgiving Counter-Strike can be. Valve’s competitive online shooter truly rewards the skilled and stomps all over the newcomers. There are no Call of Duty-style kill streaks, no artillery barrages to call in or packs of dogs to let loose. It’s just you, your guns, a few grenade types and your ability to react. Map knowledge, teamwork and quick reflexes are the only things that matter.
With Global Offensive (or GO), the next version of Counter-Strike,Valve isn’t trying to completely reinvent the franchise. This isn’t Counter-Strike 2, it’s more like an incremental update. Terrorists still fight Counter-Terrorists in round-based combat. You still plant bombs on Dust and rescue hostages on Office. Some maps, like Dust and Aztec, received updates while others, like Dust 2, are largely unchanged. Though the changes aren’t wild, franchise fans will find a few new interesting additions to the formula that may very well turn out to be series staples moving forward.
If you’re using GO’s matchmaking system you’ll be dumped into relatively small maps for five versus five gameplay. Valve built an ELO-based ranking system into GO to determine your skill level, so ideally you’re set up with players around your level of skill. Bots of appropriate difficulty settings will also be added in if a full game of live players can’t be put together. If the idea of a five on five match sounds too limiting, PC players will be able to set up custom matches that Valve assures will provide the same degree of flexibility as is available in Counter-Strike: Source. Console players will not have the option to set up servers, however.
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