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
Morgoth
Source engine supports destructible environments
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#2
[XC] Oj101
So I bought the complete pack thinking I could gift CS:S as I already had it, but the second copy "vanished". It's not available to gift, I didn't get squat.
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#3
copenhagen69
by: TheGuruStud


I could tunnel from our base all the way to their flag stand :D
I got pretty good at judging the distance. I would pop out right next to it, steal the flag, run back and cap it. I wonder what their team was thinking when the wall explodes and some Fer runs off with the flag :roll:
LOL! Now that sounds like a blast to do :toast:
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#4
GLD
by: [XC] Oj101
So I bought the complete pack thinking I could gift CS:S as I already had it, but the second copy "vanished". It's not available to gift, I didn't get squat.
That is not good! Thanks for the heads up.
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#5
happita
by: [XC] Oj101
So I bought the complete pack thinking I could gift CS:S as I already had it, but the second copy "vanished". It's not available to gift, I didn't get squat.
That's not right. You should send Valve an email to get something done about it.

Ohhh...would you look at that, it's the 14th already....time to download my CS:GO beta :D

edit: awwwww, can't download yet....dam you Valve...GIMME MY CS FIX ALREADY!!! :cry:
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#6
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
I would be interested to get some thoughts from Beta users, most of my early multiplayer gaming was with CS, CSS and DoD, it would be good to know if this cuts it.
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#7
Nokiacrazi
Apparently we can download the beta in 6 hours 27 minutes and 31 seconds from the time of writing this.
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#8
Prima.Vera
by: Tatty_One
I would be interested to get some thoughts from Beta users, most of my early multiplayer gaming was with CS, CSS and DoD, it would be good to know if this cuts it.
Almost same maps, some new, nice enough, new Molotov cocktails to prevent the rushes, all and all a decent game for that money. Also have nice auto game finder for gungame, survival, etc.
A little downfall is that the weapons recoil is kinda garbage, meaning not realistic at all. Probably they will fix it in final game?

by: RejZoR
I'm willing to pay FULL PRICE if anyone delivers me a total graphics refresh of the System Shock 2 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (1998), High Stakes and Porsche 2000. Just completely retouch of maps and tracks and new graphics engine. No changes to gameplay, story or anything else.
You forgot DEUS EX!!!!!! How could you?!?!?! :banghead:
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#9
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: Morgoth
Source engine supports destructible environments
afaik, bsp maps cannot be altered in anyway not unless you can recompile it in real time :laugh:. I think they did some cheap trick in which it substitutes one area with a mesh entity that removes collision on parts where it was destroyed.

Anyways, just booted up cs source recently, only to discover I suck at it.
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#10
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Prima.Vera
Almost same maps, some new, nice enough, new Molotov cocktails to prevent the rushes, all and all a decent game for that money. Also have nice auto game finder for gungame, survival, etc.
A little downfall is that the weapons recoil is kinda garbage, meaning not realistic at all. Probably they will fix it in final game?
This is not suppose to be a "realistic" style game, it is a late 90's shooter upgrade when all kids though about was unreal and quake. To make counterstrike into a "realistic" style game would be a crying shame.
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#11
NAVI_Z
25 mins and counting! :rockout:
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#12
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: NAVI_Z
25 mins and counting! :rockout:
so 12AM EST time it gets release as beta?
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#13
happita
I just checked the store's CS:GO page and it says for me that the actual game releases in 1 week and 1 hour. So I guess that means that the beta is actually open for download in about 1 hour, that's how I see it.
But I will be getting ready for work then :banghead:
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#14
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Ok just played the beta and I am glad it was only 13$ this game is an exact copy of CSS just with updated menu, skins, and redone maps. the weapons are the same the physx are the same and the hit registry is the same. It kinda makes me sad to loose 13$ with a game I already own (CSS).

If you own CSS then this game is not worth it.
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#15
happita
That is just very saddening to hear. Although I will not pass total judgement on it until I play it myself, but knowing a former CS player such as yourself, this doesn't bode well with me....not at all :ohwell:
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#16
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: happita
That is just very saddening to hear. Although I will not pass total judgement on it until I play it myself, but knowing a former CS player such as yourself, this doesn't bode well with me....not at all :ohwell:
I hate to admit it but CS died after 1.6 :(
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#18
TheOne
This is the CZ version of CS 1.6, updated models, same textures, same maps just a little more detailing.
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#19
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: TheOne
This is the CZ version of CS 1.6, updated models, same textures, same maps just a little more detailing.
CSS was shit to begin with...
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#20
Sir B. Fannybottom
It's $13 what do you expect? It's cheaper than a large pizza, choose one and calm yo tits.
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Kevinheraiz
It's $13 what do you expect? It's cheaper than a large pizza, choose one and calm yo tits.
hah, large pizzas are $9.90 here!


this is more expensive than two large pizzas at staff discount :P
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#22
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Kevinheraiz
It's $13 what do you expect? It's cheaper than a large pizza, choose one and calm yo tits.
But I feel that if you already own CSS then this game is not worth even the 13$ Its like taking a 10$ game and making a very small DLC. What do you think that DLC should be worth? More than the original game?
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#23
TheOne
by: brandonwh64
CSS was shit to begin with...
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I guess.

by: Kevinheraiz
It's $13 what do you expect? It's cheaper than a large pizza, choose one and calm yo tits.
At Domino's with a coupon I can get a large pizza for less than $7.
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#24
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
That $13 is just a few pennies over the price of a pack of cigarettes here :cool: I'll stick with smoking this time around :rockout:
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#25
Sir B. Fannybottom
by: Mussels
hah, large pizzas are $9.90 here!


this is more expensive than two large pizzas at staff discount :P
D: Wanna get me one?
by: brandonwh64
But I feel that if you already own CSS then this game is not worth even the 13$ Its like taking a 10$ game and making a very small DLC. What do you think that DLC should be worth? More than the original game?
Well look at the DLCs for COD, or BF3 and you only get a few new maps. This is an entirely new game, that looks a ton better, new guns, and new maps. Theres also going to be tons of awesome mini games that will come out of a new CS.
by: TheOne
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I guess.



At Domino's with a coupon I can get a large pizza for less than $7.
WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE?! Oh yeah, 'merica.
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