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#1 Yusuf M.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:54

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Developer: Valve Corporation, Hidden Path Entertainment
Engine: Source
Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release Date: Early 2012

Description:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is an online first-person shooter based game currently in development by Valve Software and Hidden Path Entertainment, who also co-developed Counter-Strike: Source. It is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike franchise, excluding Counter-Strike: Neo and Counter-Strike: Online.

Global Offensive is targeted for release in early 2012. It will be available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network. It will feature classic content, such as old maps, as well as brand new maps, characters and game modes. Also, it will support matchmaking and leaderboards. Cross-platform multiplayer is confirmed between Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and PlayStation 3 players. The PlayStation 3 version will offer three control methods, which include using either the DualShock 3 controller, PlayStation Move or USB keyboard/mouse. [Source]


Gameplay:

Like previous games in the series Global Offensive is an objective based multiplayer first person shooter. Each player joins either the Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist faction and attempts to complete objectives, or eliminate the enemy team, first. For example in demolition maps, often abbreviated "de", the terrorist team is given an explosive to plant at a designated location. The Counter-Terrorists must defend the location until time runs out, and if the bomb is planted defuse it. Global Offensive is planned to launch with demolition, hostage rescue, and a new game mode called arsenal. Arsenal is based on a popular mod for both Counter Strike and Counter Strike: Source called gun game, and made in collaboration with the creators of the mod.

Global Offensive, like previous installments, operates in short rounds that end when all players on one side are dead or an objective is completed. Once a player dies they must wait until the round ends to respawn in most game modes. Players purchase weapons and equipment with money awarded based on their performance. Completing objectives or killing enemies earns the player money while negative actions like killing a teammate takes money away from the player. In addition when a round ends all players receive some amount of money, with players on the winning team receiving substantially more. Global Offensive adds new weapons and equipment not seen in previous installments. Most notably the molotov cocktail which temporarily covers a small area in fire, making it impossible to pass through without taking significant damage. [Source]


Links:

Official website: http://www.counter-strike.net/
Steam: http://store.steampo...d.com/app/1800/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/csgo_dev
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CounterStrike


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Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ycbuZNRgZc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDVLYJ_HQso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrvFGga5Nik


The closed beta has begun: http://kotaku.com/58...w-live-on-steam


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:56

Nice job Anaron.
I just read on Kotaku the Beta (invite only) actually started today as well. (Y)

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:03

Nice job Anaron.
I just read on Kotaku the Beta (invite only) actually started today as well. (Y)

Thanks! :)

Me too. I figured it was time to make an official thread for the game. I'm really looking forward to it now. I've been a longtime fan of Counter-Strike and I put so many hours into Counter-Strike 1.6. I didn't like Counter-Strike: Source that much so I hope this one is more like 1.6.

The second video I posted above is quite informative.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:47

Beta gameplay:



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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:00

Beta gameplay:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrvFGga5Nik


00:28
Does anyone got reminded of 'Graand Bazaar' of Battlefield 3?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 18:56

Nope. Still looks like de_dust to me.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 18:59

Good official thread, Anaron :).

The beta gameplay is looking pretty good. I've been itching to get my hardcore PC FPS fix for a while, and my computer is too ****ty to run Battlefield 3 :laugh: . I wonder if Valve intends on expanding the beta at some point...

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 19:05

The beta will be open to all at some point.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 21:03

Nope. Still looks like de_dust to me.

:laugh: Exactly what I was thought to myself when I read the question as well.

And seriously, that guy in the video is playing against the worse team ever. To be able to kill them all basically from behind like that, so shortly into that second round, yeah, they are awful.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 21:24

Graphics look nice. I really like the UI and how the game displays notifications, like the revenge streak being stopped.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 21:31

I'm very eager to see this being played on the PS3, with mouse and keyboard combo. As well as seeing it vs the PC.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 21:34

:laugh: Exactly what I was thought to myself when I read the question as well.

And seriously, that guy in the video is playing against the worse team ever. To be able to kill them all basically from behind like that, so shortly into that second round, yeah, they are awful.

Some of them are bots which explains why a few of them barely even shoot at him.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 21:42

Good official thread, Anaron :).

The beta gameplay is looking pretty good. I've been itching to get my hardcore PC FPS fix for a while, and my computer is too ****ty to run Battlefield 3 :laugh: . I wonder if Valve intends on expanding the beta at some point...

Thanks. (Y) I agree. Initially, I wasn't as interested as I thought I'd be because I assumed the game would be Counter-Strike: Source with a fresh coat of paint. After seeing some videos and reading more about it, the game appears to be a hybrid of Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike 1.6 which is great.

Valve definitely has plans for an open beta. For a game like this, it would be a mistake not to.

Graphics look nice. I really like the UI and how the game displays notifications, like the revenge streak being stopped.

Agreed. Despite the age of the Source engine, it still looks good enough for 2011. And the best part about it is the performance which should be good on most computers. I've never been a fan of radial UIs but from what I've seen, it looks more efficient than the traditional UIs you'd see in previous Counter-Strike games.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 21:49

Somehow fancy graphics and CS don't go together.
I know when both iterations came out, they were quite there, but I somehow remain attached to CS = rather simple graphics.
(Not in relation, but as in the actual quality)

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 22:21

Somehow fancy graphics and CS don't go together.
I know when both iterations came out, they were quite there, but I somehow remain attached to CS = rather simple graphics.
(Not in relation, but as in the actual quality)

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Wouldn't really call the graphics "fancy." They're pretty keeping with how the series has traditionally looked.