I’ve performed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and could now declare it’s for me, as well.
Around the eve from the open public debut of their newest sport, Valve Software program allow me to into their ever-expanding workplaces in Bellevue, California to offer me a trying of several vintage Counter-Strike maps as they’ve been remade regarding 2012′s Counter-Strike: GO.
This was, My partner and i dare admit, the first time I’ve ever played Counter-Strike.
Forget our shame, along with i want to tell you just how terrific a good experience it was. There is a great deal to this game which will end up being intriguing to experienced persons and newcomers. Continue reading →
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…
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 →
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.
Valve recently rolled out a new website (http://www.counter-strike.net) that is dedicated to Counterstrike GO. They did not get in much trouble adding much content in it except the article CS GO Facts that I will copy / paste bellow:
Q) How can I get into the beta?
A) The beta is currently closed. The current stress test is to test for crashes with various hardware configurations and how the servers handle the stress. The best way to get into the beta is to be active in the current Counter-Strike communities.
Q)How do I activate the console?
A) Activate the console in Help & Options -> Game Settings -> Enable developer console. This will then allow you to open the console using the tilde key ~. keep 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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