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 to the beta, set to go down on August 14. If you don't preorder, terrorists win. If you don't preorder, it would be globally offensive.
In related news, for both the series and discounts, this week's Midweek Madness (August 7-9) will bring "huge savings" on the entire Counter-Strike franchise.