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Valve is in hot water with Washington State over skin gambling

The Washington State Gambling Commission notified Valve Corporation today that it "must immediately stop allowing the transfer of virtual weapons known as 'skins' for gambling purposes through the company's Steam platform." The notice comes...   read


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive receives rare 25% off deal this week

In a rare non-Steam Summer sale moment, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has a discount. Green Man Gaming just put up a price tag of $11.29 which is 25% off the usual $14.99. It's not amazing, but given the game sells so well Valve hardly e...   read

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Valve breaks silence on third-party gambling sites

In light of the recent spotlight placed on gambling websites built around Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, game developer and Steam platform holder Valve has at last felt the need to issue a public statement. It's about time. Here's t...   read

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(Update) CS:GO betting site falls under scrutiny after YouTubers outed as owners

[Update 3: Trevor Martin has just deleted the video.] [Update 2: Trevor Martin has published a video where he directly addresses the CSGOLotto situation. "My connection to CSGOLotto has been a matter of public record since the company was f...   read

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Shaq promoting Counter Strike is equal parts amazing and terrible

I can still recall going to LAN cafes with friends and clamoring for Unreal Tournament and being outvoted for Counterstrike, and the legacy lives on. The newest iteration, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (also known as CS:GO) is still...   read

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Ladies and eSports

MLG and Valve could do more to get women interested in Counter-Strike

In keeping my word of continuing to go to MLG events, I recently went to the Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in America, which was also the first to have a prize pool of $1 mi...   read

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CS:GO defuse
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Man channels the spirit of Solid Snake in CS:GO

As a person who has spent well over 300 hours as a Spy in TF2, I'm no stranger to the thrill of sneaking behind your opponent's back and maneuvering around them for a sneaky win in a Source game. But, the Spy has the benefit of a cloaking d...   read

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The bans given to CS:GO match-fixers last year are permanent

Just over a year ago, Valve and eSports Entertainment Association shook the Counter-Strike scene by dishing out bans to a whole load of high-profile players who were caught match-fixing. Duc ‘cud’ Pham, Derek ‘dboorn&rsquo...   read

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Valve is undoing weapon tweaks that broke Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a finely tuned, tightly balanced game. While on the whole that’s a good thing, it does make the game a house of cards: when things go even slightly wrong it can throw the entire game out and make a ...   read

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These are the new Counter-Strike: GO hitboxes

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...   read


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

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 most played game...   read

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Adios adderall

No more Adderall abuse for players in one eSports league

Abusing drugs to enhance performance isn't just a thing that happens in professional sports, but up until now they haven't been tested for in eSports. Coming just a week after professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player C...   read

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DreamHack is coming stateside

The "world's largest LAN party" is coming stateside. DreamHack, founded in 1992, was established as a festival for online gaming fans to gather with their own computers. But since then it has also become a powerhouse in the eSports world. T...   read

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Shooter Review

Review: Shooter

Shooters seem simple. You step into the shoes of your typical tough guy space-marine or mercenary and empty clip after clip into the faces of Nazis, or aliens, or alien-Nazis from the vaguely disembodied gun bobbing up and down in front of ...   read

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

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 United Arab Emira...   read

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

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 creative way he co...   read

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ESL retracts CS:GO ban

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

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 fixing and unspor...   read

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

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 included match-fix...   read

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Counter-Strike Zombies
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Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies hits Steam

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, "Yeah, let's ad...   read

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So, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is happening

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 responsible for the free...   read

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

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 to cycle in of...   read

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Super Source Bros. Melee

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

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CS: Go update

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

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. Sticker Capsules can...   read

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de_cbble in CS:GO

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sees improved de_cbble

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 without some sub...   read

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Earn Counter-Strike: GO drops by watching Twitch

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 Championship. By watch...   read

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