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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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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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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: 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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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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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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CS: GO gets pretty

Counter-Strike: GO adds weapon finishes

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, and now Valve i...   read

 
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The latest Counter-Strike: GO update is for spectators

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 of the CS commun...   read

 
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CS:GO major update

Counter-Strike: GO gets new weapons, skins, and CRATES

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 amount of kills...   read

 
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Operation Payback rewards Counter-Strike: GO map makers

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 offers access ...   read

 
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Play Super Mario Bros. within a Counter-Strike map

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 lets players inte...   read

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

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 with some fan-cen...   read

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

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 lets CS players vi...   read

 
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CS: GO Workshop

Deathmatch comes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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 offline play. Along ...   read

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

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 tournaments. Today marks...   read

 
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Review: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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 at 5:30 AM, but ...   read

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

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 masses on Steam...   read

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

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, s...   read

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

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 been looking where...   read

 
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Cross-platform play removed from CS: Global Offensive

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 more frequent s...   read

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

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 say it's looki...   read

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

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 goes on to say t...   read

 
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has some new screens

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 genuine.  I lov...   read

 
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets new Arsenal Modes

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 a very popular ...   read

 
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Freshly baked Counter-Strike: Global Offensive screens!

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 looking to chal...   read

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

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 looking, it's clea...   read

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

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 PlayStation 3 ...   read

 
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive trailer (Update)

[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 really, do you ne...   read

 
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Valve announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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 in early 2012. ...   read

 

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