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These are the new Counter-Strike: GO hitboxes

Animations also revamped
Sep 16
The next time you play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it's going to look and feel a little different. In a patch released this week, Valve added new animations for character movement, weapons, ladder climbing, and bomb defusing (shown on the left) as well as more accurate hitboxes (shown on the right). Bonus: players and guns should no longer poke through walls. They finally did it!

Valve isn't planning an International-style event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Despite it being its second biggest game
Aug 11
Here’s something I never even thought of until today: Dota 2 is a huge eSport. The International is one of the biggest annual events in gaming, and this year had a prize pool of over $18 million. It’s by far the m...

There's more people on Steam than there are in Belarus

Steam's coming for you next, UAE
May 11
Yesterday, May 10, Steam hit a new record for highest concurrent players. 9.5 Million People were logged in at midday PST. That’s more than the population of Belarus, and it’s rapidly catching up to that of the Un...

Sibling rivalry: Recruit a Counter-Strike pro to embarrass your brother

He did it out of love
Feb 23
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...

Valve and ESL retract ban on ex-ESC Gaming CS:GO team

With so much drama with the iBP, it's kinda hard bein' ex-ESC
Feb 08
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...

Gambling, match-fixing scandal rocks highest level of competitive Counter-Strike

Bans handed down
Jan 27
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...

Counter-Strike: GO's Operation Breakout breaks out new maps for everyone

And a bit more if you feel like paying
Jul 02
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...

New CS: GO update lets you toss grenades in a new way

Also introduces Sticker Capsules
Feb 07
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...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sees improved de_cbble

de_dble the de_trble
Dec 20
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...

Earn Counter-Strike: GO drops by watching Twitch

2013 DreamHack Championship
Nov 07
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...

Counter-Strike: GO adds weapon finishes

And tells you how to make them!
Oct 25
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, ...

The latest Counter-Strike: GO update is for spectators

More resources to improve your skills
Oct 11
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: GO gets new weapons, skins, and CRATES

And more importantly: keys!
Aug 14
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 ...

Operation Payback rewards Counter-Strike: GO map makers

Give back, if you want
Apr 26
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...

Play Super Mario Bros. within a Counter-Strike map

Now this is the sort of crazy mod hack I've been waiting for out of CS:GO
Apr 19
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...

Checking out Counter-Strike: GO's new hostage mode

cs_militia is now in the game and all is right in the world
Mar 23
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...

Counter-Strike: GO gets new mode, maps, and map tools

Still waiting on hats and microtransactions, Valve
Feb 07
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...

Deathmatch comes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Kill your friends for fun and profit!
Jan 25
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...

CS:GO, Dota 2, and LoL part of MLG's GameBattles

Oct 01
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...

Review: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Aug 24
In 1999, I crawled out of Counter-Strike’s wretched vagina to become the man I am today. And, now, I’m tasked with rating the game. How does one even rate his mother? In sixth grade, I would wake up for school a...

Grab your knife! Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is live

Aug 21
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 ...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pre-order now on Steam

Aug 07
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...

E3: Counter-Strike: GO comes to consoles/PC August 21

Jun 04
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...

Cross-platform play removed from CS: Global Offensive

Mar 06
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 ...

Counter-Strike: GO closed beta going live on November 30

Nov 21
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: Sony was 'great to work with' on cross-platform

Nov 07
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...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has some new screens

Sep 22
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...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets new Arsenal Modes

Sep 22
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 ...

Freshly baked Counter-Strike: Global Offensive screens!

Aug 30
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: Global Offensive ... is Counter-Strike!

Aug 28
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...

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

Aug 26
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...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive trailer (Update)

Aug 15
[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...

Valve announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Aug 12
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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