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Steam

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... read
Birthday prank

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... read
ESL retracts CS:GO ban

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... read
CS:GO

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... read
Counter-Strike Zombies

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies hits Steam


Time warp
Oct 07
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, ... read
Counter-Strike

So, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is happening


On Steam within the next month or so
Aug 07
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... read
CS:GO

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... read

Super Source Bros. Melee


What if?
May 28
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?! read
CS: Go update

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... read
de_cbble in CS:GO

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... read
Counter-Strike

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... read
CS: GO gets pretty

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, ... read
Counter-Strike

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... read
CS:GO major update

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 ... read
Counter-Strike

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... read
CS:GO

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... read
[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... read feature

CS:GO

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... read
Open Beta

Tactical Intervention now in open beta


Full game launches March 28
Mar 14
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... read
Linux

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is Valve's 5th Linux game


Pushes Steam's running total to 80 Linux titles
Mar 07
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... read
Tactical Intervention

Counter-Strike successor Tactical Intervention out Mar 28


Open beta from March 14 to 28
Feb 28
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 '... read

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... read
CS 1.6

Counter-Strike 1.6 now available on Linux and Mac


Linux and Mac users win!
Jan 26
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... read
CS: GO Workshop

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... read

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... read

The DTOID Show: The Border Lands, CS:GO, and Dishonored


Aug 24
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 ... read

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 ... read

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... read

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... read

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 ... read






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