Wednesday, August 8th 2012

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available for pre-purchase worldwide.

All players who pre-purchase on Steam receive a 10% discount and gain early access to the beta on August 14th. CS: GO expands on the classic team-based action gameplay that Counter-Strike pioneered.Featuring an arsenal of over 45 weapons, loads of maps, new game modes, new visuals, leaderboards and over 165 Steam Achievements.

Additionally, players can take advantage of huge savings on the entire Counter-Strike franchise during this week's Midweek Madness from August 7 - August 9. For more information on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive visit counter-strike.net
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122 Comments on Counter Strike: Global Offensive Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam

#2
NC37
Yeah I saw the $13.50 price tag and went..."WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! Valve is not Activision, Activision is not Valve!! Gabe Newell is...THE MAN!!!"
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#3
Deadlyraver
Gabe Newell is awesome for giving us a break with this nice step up from the original game series and the Source add-on. This is definitely going to be fun!
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#5
Velvet Wafer
Yeah the price definetly is an amazing thing for a new game;)
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#6
thematrix606
Snatched it! Why? Cause it's a super deal, that's why. Btw, if you saw it, CSS still costs 20 euro normal price to buy, this cost me less than that, lol. :toast:
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#8
atikkur
i'll buy it, since i dont have previous cs game originally,, so this will be my first original cs game.. yeaaaaah, gaming meant tobe cheap.
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#9
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
I'd love to see this out sale COD! :toast: I know it won't, but I can dream right? hehehe Visually it looks better than COD, and we know the game play will be better. :toast: I've played all of the CS games and I really liked source, but they should have filled the gap between source and this game. As great of a game as source is it just grew old to me a few years ago. The Office map is still my favorite! :toast:
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
i'm interested in getting this, at that price.


for once its $13.50 here in aus as well, same as USA!
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#12
techtard
Awww shit, maybe it's time to pick this up and see how shot my FPS reflexes are.
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#13
digibucc
i agree great price - and kudos to valve for pricing honestly - but did anyone expect it to be a $59 game? I would never have considered a purchase were that the case, and I doubt many others would either.
old or not, TF2, CS, CS:S have set the price point for their respective series. I don't see any sequal for TF or CS to be more than $20, ever. my opinion of course, but I would be so greatly surprised.
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#14
techtard
There are enough people conditioned to pay $50+ for a new game release that they could have gotten away with a higher launch price.
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#15
tacosRcool
After playing the beta and having my gripes about it, the price isn't that bad so I may pick it up just cuz I can. I am really waiting for any news of the next Half life (Which is like waiting for the end of the world)
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#16
Hilux SSRG
Does anyone know if this game is on the most recent build of Source? Is it DX9/10/11?
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#17
johnnyfiive
Well guys, it has zero single player story. Usually that is why a game sells for $50-60. If valve charged even $29.99 for this game I'd be a little upset. CoD's single player story's aren't the greatest, but they do have some epic moments that make the single player worth playing. The multiplayer in CoD however is the same rehashed crap every single time. CS:GO should be awesome, especially at $13.99.
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#18
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
Someone make a club house! :toast:
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#19
happita
Wow. Valve's servers are soooooo going to be screwed when it releases, thats all I can say :laugh:
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#20
Munki
zomg. Must haz. I wore out CSS, so this should be right up my ally! Call me stupid, but i'd have paid $60 for it, but I will NEVER buy COD for $60.
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#21
CrAsHnBuRnXp
It's $13.49, but lemme guess, its a shitty console port like everything else these days?
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#22
semantics
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
It's $13.49, but lemme guess, its a shitty console port like everything else these days?
No it's a lazy HD remake of cs source so it's already HD
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#23
D4S4
by: Kevinheraiz
http://i.qkme.me/3qe0ze.jpg
*cough* Call of Duty*cough*
sadly, also doesn't sell millions of copies on pre-purchase.

activision knows that their target audience (teh brainwashed masses) are idiots and simply charges accordingly, valve knows that their target audience has a bit more critical thinking ability hence the reasonable price tag.
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#24
Morgoth
by: semantics
No it's a lazy HD remake of cs source so it's already HD
lazy? lazy! you know what? why dont you try to make a game, then you cal tell me whats lazy abouth it ! those ppl are working there asses for for us
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#25
DannibusX
The price seems to reflect just enough to pay the dev they outsourced it to, which is pretty awesome.

I played the beta a bit and I have to say I'm fairly impressed with the upgraded visuals, while the gameplay stays the same as CSS. My only issue, which should be fixed come release is the bullet spread on the M4, that gun was far too gimped the last time I played.

It also launches on my birthday. I'll likely be playing!
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