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Deathmatch comes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


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Jan 25
// Joshua Derocher
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...
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CS:GO, Dota 2, and LoL part of MLG's GameBattles


Oct 01
// Patrick Hancock
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...
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The DTOID Show: The Border Lands, CS:GO, and Dishonored


Aug 24
// Max Scoville
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 ...
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Grab your knife! Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is live


Aug 21
// Jason Cabral
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 ...
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pre-order now on Steam


Aug 07
// Dale North
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...
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E3: Counter-Strike: GO comes to consoles/PC August 21


Jun 04
// Allistair Pinsof
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...
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Cross-platform play removed from CS: Global Offensive


Mar 06
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Counter-Strike co-creator unveils trailer for latest game


Feb 16
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Counter-Strike: GO closed beta going live on November 30


Nov 21
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Valve: Sony was 'great to work with' on cross-platform


Nov 07
// Dale North
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...
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Watch out ESPN; Even more eSports coming to TwitchTV


Oct 13
// Wesley Ruscher
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...
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The DTOID Show: Diablo III beta playthrough!


Sep 23
// Tara Long
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...
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has some new screens


Sep 22
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets new Arsenal Modes


Sep 22
// Sven Wohl
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 ...
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Freshly baked Counter-Strike: Global Offensive screens!


Aug 30
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Global Offensive is Counter-Strike fans' Counter-Strike


Aug 29
// Liam Fisher
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...
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Counter-Strike: GO is all about that skill rank


Aug 28
// Liam Fisher
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, ...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ... is Counter-Strike!

Aug 28 // Jim Sterling
While Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 duke it out, we're seeing a refreshing revival of "old school" first-person shooters. Hard Reset and Serious Sam 3 are bringing us classic run-and-gun violence festivals, while Global Offensive is going to bring us back to a world where online gaming was less about kill streaks and more about running about, shooting the crap out of each other.  Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sits at the root of online shooters. There's no cover system, there's no manual sprint mechanic, there are just terrorists and counter-terrorists, with guns at the ready. Valve was very keen to point out how those players brought up on modern shooters were failing -- criticizing those who stood still in a shoot-out and praising those who understood the concept of fast-paced, unsubtle action.  Each play session lasted four rounds of elimination deathmatch, and those rounds whizzed by swiftly. GO is the kind of game to play when one wants quick bites of action, rather than a four-course meal. That's not to say it's unfulfilling, of course. It's elegantly simple and provides the instant gratification that we all need from time to time. The game looks pretty damn decent. No, it's not graphically stunning like Battlefield 3 or full of setpieces like Modern Warfare 3, but it's a significant visual upgrade using the faithful Source Engine. Ultimately, GO is a game that doesn't need to look lavishly gorgeous. It's a game that just gives you a gun and tells you what to shoot.  So yes, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is indeed Counter-Strike. It's not a huge reimagining, it's not a gritty reboot, and it's definitely not planning to reinvent the wheel. With a franchise that has been adored for over a decade, though, who really wanted that? This is Counter-Strike, prepared just the way you like it.
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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...

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Counter-Strike: GO trailer, mouse support for PS3 version


Aug 26
// Jordan Devore
The trailer for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has a few expected bullet points: new visuals, more maps and weapons, support for ranked matchmaking, and ... cross-platform play? Huh? Won't that be laughably unbalanced? The...
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Unlike the last few years, Valve had a massive presence at this year's gamescom. In celebration of their newest game, Dota 2, they held a massive tournament called "The International." During this contest, we were able to ta...

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive trailer (Update)


Aug 15
// Jim Sterling
[Update: L'fakery. I am a bad journalist, etcetera. Sorry guys, my mistake. Please proceed to tell me how you could do my job better.] There's no gameplay on offer in this short Counter-Strike: Global Offensive trailer but re...
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'Killerspiele' do not make war sexy to gamers


Aug 15
// Sven Wohl
The university of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, has made public the results of one of its latest studies: Players of so-called 'Killerspiele' like Counter-Strike actually don't like the military or war more than those who don't....
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The DTOID Show: Friday live show was live! Did you watch?


Aug 13
// Tara Long
First and foremost, a tremendous thank you to everyone who tuned into yesterday's live show. Between The Destructoid Show and Mash Tactics, your afternoons must be as unproductive as the day is long. Yesterday, we had a laun...
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Valve announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


Aug 12
// Jordan Devore
There were some recent teases for the next Counter-Strike game, and now it's official: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been announced by Valve for release on Steam (PC and Mac), PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade ...
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Valve and friends tease Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


Aug 12
// Jim Sterling
Rumors of an all-new Counter-Strike game have been whirling around this morning, with word that top CS players have been flown to Valva's offices for top secret shenanigans. Amid fan speculation on Steam's forums, a name was&...

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