Counter-Strike

On any ordinary day, streamer Kyente would have obliterated his brother at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. But, his birthday is not just any other day -- it's the day that his sibling decided to strike back in the most cre...
Last Friday, Valve and eSports League Europe, issued tentative bans on three Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive teams. Epsilon eSports, the former ESC Gaming team, and WinneR had players who were accused of match fi...
The world of eSports has a Pete Rose-style controversy on its hands. Yesterday, Valve levied a series of bans against Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players that were found to be involved in a gambling scandal that inc...
This trailer, haha. Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies would get a trailer like this. After a short beta, the free-to-play game is out now on Steam. It's like Counter-Strike 1.6 with a bunch of crazy, cobbled-together modes and, ...


Based on the name alone, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies doesn't sound like a legitimate, officially-licensed game, but it is. Valve's okay with it! And, actually it's not too far-fetched when you recall that Nexon is responsib...
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players just got a few new playgrounds to get offensive on, courtesy of the players themselves. As part of CS:GO's Operation Breakout initiative, six user-created maps have been promoted...
What if Valve made their own Super Smash Bros. game, but with characters from Dota 2, Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike, and Left 4 Dead? What if?!
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has received a rather sizeable update, which includes the introduction of Sticker Capsules, a secondary firing option for grenades as well as a behemoth of map and gameplay changes. Stick...
No map is more iconic of the Counter-Strike franchise than de_dust, with its multiple paths through its tan and brown desert marketplace. Another classic map is making a comeback in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but not w...
As of this week's update for Counter: Strike: Global Offensive, players can now link their Steam accounts on Twitch. This is something you'll want to do if you're planning to catch the 2013 DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Champio...
It looks like Valve is starting to really pour the same love and care into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that it has continuously poured into Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2. First, we get weapons and the almighty crates, ...
If you dig Dota 2's in-game spectator options, you're going to want to revisit Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This week's update adds the WATCH menu, which is where you can view live streams featuring high-ranked members o...
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has just received a huge update which includes two new weapons, a lot of new weapon skins, and even crates and keys. The crates contain only skins, some of which will track the ...
Starting with Operation Payback, Valve is putting together a series of limited-time updates that intend to help out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive map makers. This $2.99 pass (regularly $5.99) is available until July 31 and...
Sometimes you need to put down the AK-47, pause the terrorist hunt, and play Super Mario Bros. Using a server plugin, a clever modder that goes by the name skwumpy created the Sourcemod Entertainment System or SMES, which le...
[This post originally ran as impressions on the open beta and is now updated to reflect the full release, which came two weeks later.] Call of Duty has dumbed down the modern shooter to being about planting bombs, capturing p...
Despite loving Counter-Strike: Global Offensive upon release, I had concerns that Valve wouldn't give it the same loving updates that Team Fortress 2 received over the years. Well, they are finally proving my concern wrong wi...
Tactical Intervention, Counter-Strike co-creator Minh "Gooseman" Le's free-to-play first-person shooter, is now available to play in open beta, with the full game to launch March 28. No keys are required to participate in the...
Following last month's beta release of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero for Steam on Linux, the game has officially launched -- for real. Not the most thrilling news of the day, I'll agree to that, however the brief announcemen...
Update: I just received a press release announcing a March 28 release. I guess Gooseman is trying to poke fun at the skeptic in me or make my dreams come true. One of the two. Hurrah? A year ago, Counter-Strike creator Minh '...
Valve, apparently too busy at DICE to release a press release, put out some new images and info on some very welcome Counter-Strike: GO updates. The most significant addition is Map Workshop, a new extension of Steam that let...
Following the initially quiet release of the original Half-Life on Mac and Linux the other day, Valve has decided to follow it up with the release of Counter-Strike 1.6 for both platforms. Much like with H...
Good news, everyone! A new patch has come out on PC for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive adding a deathmatch mode as well as the usual weapon balances and bug fixes. Deathmatch will be available for matchmaking and offli...
GameBattles, which allows users and teams to sign up and compete in tournaments, is adding Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and League of Legends to its fall lineup of online ladder tournamen...
Hey gang! It's that time again. Today, we've got a great video showing off Dishonored's stealth kills, some more Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots, showing off cropdusters and cars and stuff, a review of Counter-Strike: Global ...
It has been barely a year since the official announcement, but it's already here! Valve's answer to the tactical/military team-based shooter of today, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has just been released to the ...
You can put money down on your Steam download of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive today, ahead of the August 21 release date. Why would you do that? Well, pre-purchases on Steam get both a 10 percent discount and early access...
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will arrive on Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, PC, and Mac, August 21 for $15. Seven months after the closed beta began, Valve finally has set a date for this much anticipated FPS. Personally, I've bee...
Valve has announced that cross-platform play has been taken out of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, meaning that PS3 and PC users will no longer be able to play together. The decision was made so that the game could receive ...
Minh "Gooseman" Le is a guy you may not have heard of, but you probably know about a little game he co-created with Jess Cliffe called Counter-Strike. Well, Minh has unveiled his latest game and wouldn't you know it, it's a t...
Did you get your hands on a beta key for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? Go you! You'll be able to play soon enough. Next Wednesday, November 30 is when Valve plans to initiate the closed beta. The company has been quick to...
Valve says that their approach to cross-platform play is a lot like Sony's. Portal writer Chet Faliszek says that they don't think 'platform,' and that they're glad that Sony thinks along the same lines.  Faliszek g...
The worlds largest video game broadcasting community TwitchTV -- home to a whole slew of great Destructoid shows -- announced today a partnership to bring even more of the rapidly growing eSports sensation to its network. Joi...
Okay, maybe not an entire playthrough - but hey, it's a guaranteed ten minutes! If you've been curious how the Diablo 3 beta is stacking up, Max led us through the first ten minutes of it today while I had a discus...
Here are some new screenshots to coincide with the news that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting new Arsenal modes. There are guns, people wearing masks, and buildings in these screens, so you know that they are genui...
Valve has announced that they are working on new Arsenal Modes for the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, set to release on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam in Spring 2012. The mode is largely based on ...
Hot out of the oven, here's a bunch of Counter-Stike: Global Offensive screenshots, courtesy of the game's Steam page. There are pictures of terrorists and guns! Terrorists and guns! As you can see, the game is certainly not ...
Counter-Strike: GO was on full display at PAX. Jim, Max, and Tara got their hands on it and, no surprise, it's exactly what Counter-Strike fans want from a sequel to the legendary shooter. As you might expect, Valve has reta...
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is easily my most anticipated shooter. Modern Warfare and Battlefield will both do phenomenally this fall, but GO will definitely be my shooter of choice when it finally drops; in Valve time, ...
If you were at PAX and you met someone who played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, they will describe it in one very simple way -- it's Counter-Strike! Seriously, that's all you really need to know. It's obviously better loo...