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Friday, August 12, 2011

Valve announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive





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VALVE ANNOUNCES COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE (CS: GO)
Next Gen Console, PC, and Mac Release Targeted for Early 2012
August 13, 2011 – Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO).
Targeted for release via Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in early 2012, CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999).
CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.
“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombard, VP of Marketing at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”
CS: GO is being developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment. The title is targeted for release in early 2012 and will be playable at this year’s PAX Prime and London Games Festival.

For more information, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/1800/

Counter Strike. One of my all time favourite games, But how could they possibly make it better? Don't like the idea of it being on consoles much. It's their second try on this. And the first one didn't go well. We'll see. I'm excited nonetheless.
Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/08/12/counter-strike-global-offensive-teased-on-twitter/

15 comments:

Juan Lisoborsky said...

Great!!!!!

Shaw said...

Wonder how it will do it cawwadooty dominated world.

Legitcheater said...

With the improved engine and everything? Man, this is GOTY 2012

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Valve doing it big as usual

DWei said...

August 13, 2011, Are you from the future or something?

That being said, I sucked at CSS. :(

Bloggerage said...

Pumped for its realease. Should be good!!

my day in a sentence said...

'Twas about time.
Following and supporting, mate! :)

ThaDirtyMexican said...

I hope it's awesome... Also, I'm glad of the xbox live release. I suck on the PC.

Legitcheater said...

Selecting guns with the xbox controller will be a beeeeeeeeach.

Pieter said...

Yeees!! And mark my words: It's going to be awesome!

ToEG said...

Counterstrike? New? Yes please.

Zach Gentner said...

Source never gets old.. I can't wait for this! Followed.

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Bersercules said...

Sweet! Thanks for the info!

Kyran said...

Whaaaat.

Following for more updates

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