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

#1
happita
Depending on how good the game is and how it was reviewed by original 1.6 players, I would have payed up to $40 for it. But seeing as though the launch price is so low, I just went ahead and pre-ordered it for $13.49. The sales numbers for pre-orders and when it officially launches should be interesting.

by: DannibusX

It also launches on my birthday. I'll likely be playing!
Nice...happy birthday. My present to you will most likely be a few headshots here and there :laugh:
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#2
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: Morgoth
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
If I were going to make a game, then ya, I would put in the effort to make it correctly since that is the field I went in to, the passion I have for doing what it is i do, and what I am getting paid to do. That is the difference between a quality game and a shitty port.
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#3
Morgoth
so are you tryng to say that valve is not putting anny effort into the revamped cs version?
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#4
happita
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
If I were going to make a game, then ya, I would put in the effort to make it correctly since that is the field I went in to, the passion I have for doing what it is i do, and what I am getting paid to do. That is the difference between a quality game and a shitty port.
What makes you think that this is going to be a shitty port? Have you even played the beta? I don't understand this mentality. So you think your passion for making video games is that incredibly different than any other game developer? I don't think so. Most of how the team went about making this game was going to the community for suggestions and improvements, but also keeping the old school part of it alive. They want to cater to the people that bought the original Counter-Strike a success and simply improve on it the way the community feels is the best way. Graphically, competitively, and technically.
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#5
stinger608
Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
Hell, for $13.49 I had to get in on it. It will probably go up at the release date anyhow. I had a great time during the CS:S days. :-)
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#6
xxdozer322
i sure hope its better than beta, beta disappointed me. As of right now i think source is still more fun to play.
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#7
Sir B. Fannybottom
Just got the compleate pack, I'm downloading CS:S for the first time in almost 5 years...
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#8
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: happita
What makes you think that this is going to be a shitty port? Have you even played the beta? I don't understand this mentality. So you think your passion for making video games is that incredibly different than any other game developer? I don't think so. Most of how the team went about making this game was going to the community for suggestions and improvements, but also keeping the old school part of it alive. They want to cater to the people that bought the original Counter-Strike a success and simply improve on it the way the community feels is the best way. Graphically, competitively, and technically.
Everything is centered around consoles these days. Valve has released CS games for consoles in the past, and if that is what they are doing now, its probably centered around them like I said. And no, i wasnt in the beta.

As for the video game developer thing, i didnt say my "passion" for making video games was differernt than that of the developers. I merely said that most devs take shortcuts in doing everything instead of doing it the right way the first time.
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#9
GLD
No SP makes me sad. I bought CS:CZ at end of last year Steam sale and was like OH SNAP! why is this the only CS game ever with SP!? I had a blast playing it and felt as happy as a little school girl. IDK if I will be buying CS:GO if it is just a beautified CSS. :(
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#10
xxdozer322
that package deal is INSANE. i might just pick it up to have and gift it to my cousin as soon as he get a new computer
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#11
KevinCobley
There is an issue with Steam and Global Offensive, Iv'e paid but am unable to download this has occured with others. Hope valve fix this before August14.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
by: KevinCobley
There is an issue with Steam and Global Offensive, Iv'e paid but am unable to download this has occured with others. Hope valve fix this before August14.
is it even up for preload yet?
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#13
Sir B. Fannybottom
by: KevinCobley
There is an issue with Steam and Global Offensive, Iv'e paid but am unable to download this has occured with others. Hope valve fix this before August14.
I think it's because it wont come out for another two weeks, not a bug.
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#14
happita
by: GLD
No SP makes me sad. I bought CS:CZ at end of last year Steam sale and was like OH SNAP! why is this the only CS game ever with SP!? I had a blast playing it and felt as happy as a little school girl. IDK if I will be buying CS:GO if it is just a beautified CSS. :(
Unfortunately, the nature of CS is multiplayer, nothing else. If they did make a single-player it would have to live up to the potential of the Counter-Strike name which isn't an easy feat. So I guess it's a good thing for them to keep doing what they know. But like you, I also enjoyed the CS:CZ single player campaign as well.

by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
Everything is centered around consoles these days. Valve has released CS games for consoles in the past, and if that is what they are doing now, its probably centered around them like I said. And no, i wasnt in the beta.

As for the video game developer thing, i didnt say my "passion" for making video games was differernt than that of the developers. I merely said that most devs take shortcuts in doing everything instead of doing it the right way the first time.
I'm not sure if they released CS 1.6 or Source on consoles, not that I can remember anyway. But I'm sure they took note of the PC market when they started development on the game seeing as though CS was born on the PC to begin with. I kept going over my friend's house to see him play because I didn't get into the beta, but from what I saw, it looked promising. And when it comes out, it'll confirm everyone's expectations about the game.
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#15
KevinCobley
The release date is 14 August

by: Kevinheraiz
I think it's because it wont come out for another two weeks, not a bug.
This game is being released on 14 August, that's 5 days away! Steam has always downloaded Valve products like HL2,TF2 preloads many weeks before release.
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
by: KevinCobley
This game is being released on 14 August, that's 5 days away! Steam has always downloaded Valve products like HL2,TF2 preloads many weeks before release.
and?



so far it seems like you're just upset that you cant preload 2 weeks early, when nothing has said you should be able to.
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#17
Sir B. Fannybottom
by: KevinCobley
This game is being released on 14 August, that's 5 days away! Steam has always downloaded Valve products like HL2,TF2 preloads many weeks before release.
It's august 21st
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#18
acerace
by: Morgoth
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
We are the consumers. We meant to be critics.
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#19
H82LUZ73
Well August 14 would = preload
And August 21 would=end of pre order @13.99 and release.:toast:

:lovetpu:Pre-Purchase Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

SPECIAL PROMOTION! Offer ends 21 August
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#20
RejZoR
BETA access will be avaiable on 14th August...
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#21
[XC] Oj101
So I want to buy this but already have CS:S. How should I do this so I can trade CS:S with someone else for something else? Buy the whole thing as a gift, redeem the rest of the games and trade CS:S?
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#22
happita
by: [XC] Oj101
So I want to buy this but already have CS:S. How should I do this so I can trade CS:S with someone else for something else? Buy the whole thing as a gift, redeem the rest of the games and trade CS:S?
If your talking about getting the entire CS collection including Global Offensive, then whatever CS games you already have will be giftable to whomever you wish to give them to.
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#24
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Went ahead and bought for myself. 13$ is quite a good deal and I HOPE they remade this game with source GFX but with CS 1.6 style play
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#25
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
I've had, "BOOM HEADSHOT!" in my head since the sale started.. :roll: I'm buying this just on the sheer fact of all the intellectual grown up conversations that will be going on during game play! :toast: and the artistic sprays! :toast: hehehe
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