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Terrorists win
[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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Counter-Strike co-creator unveils trailer for latest game


Feb 16
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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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Watch out ESPN; Even more eSports coming to TwitchTV


Oct 13
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... read
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The DTOID Show: Diablo III beta playthrough!


Sep 23
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... read
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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... read
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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 ... read
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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 ... read
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Global Offensive is Counter-Strike fans' Counter-Strike


Aug 29
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... read
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Counter-Strike: GO is all about that skill rank


Aug 28
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, ... read
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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... read feature

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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... read
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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... read feature

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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... read
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'Killerspiele' do not make war sexy to gamers


Aug 15
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.... read
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The DTOID Show: Friday live show was live! Did you watch?


Aug 13
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... read






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