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Valve releases Counter-Strike: Source Update in Public Beta

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    Valve News
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    Counter-Strike: Source Update in Public Beta
    by Chris Faylor May 11, 2010 2:11pm CST tags: Counter-Strike: Source, Steam
    Counter-Strike: Source
    ShackHype

    An "extensive update" for Counter-Strike: Source (PC) is now available to owners of the multiplayer shooter by way of a limited beta, Valve Software has announced.

    "The update includes a host of new features and functionality developed in collaboration with Hidden Path Studios," explained Valve. "This beta will run for a limited time, and once complete, the update will be deployed to all Counter-Strike: Source owners for free."

    Among that "host of new features and functionality" you'll find the following:

    144 achievements added
    New lifetime player stats and summary screens
    New match player stats and summary screens
    New end of round display with MVP and interesting fact about a player
    Updated scoreboard with new icons, visual style, MVP stars, and avatar pictures
    New cinematic death camera
    New domination and revenge system
    Added avatar icons to voice chat, scoreboard, and end of round display
    Incorporated many source engine updates

    New playable team: counter-counter-terrorists





    older article
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...otgun/steam+(Rock,+Paper,+Shotgun:+Steam+RSS)


    open steam click on C-S:S, click on news link to try to get in beta
     
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    <3 Valve. Thanks for the awesome post!
     
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    Yeah, saw this on Steam the other day. Whilst Steam is most certainly DRM and subject to the same criticisms, Valve consistently make me feel more than satisfied as a customer with acts such as these. Very few other big companies shows the same degree of support for communties based around older products.
     
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    damn beta is already full
     
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    I hope they dont make us pay for this update....anyhoo, its cool to finally see the game revamped after so many years, not that it needed it but. maybe I might go back for a game or 2, I havent played in years
     
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    it actually says free in the text if you read again carefully :laugh:


    finally a reason to play CS:S!
     
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    :) yay
     
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    How long will this beta take? Most of us didn't get into the beta.
     
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    If they ever forget about CS:S they will hurt the gamer community alot.
     
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    I hope they get this beta over with quickly, i cant wait to start deagleing and stabbin again.

    My my server will get populated again
     
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    Im all for it. I like CS:S and it will def get some playtime on my PC.
     
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    yeah its amazing how many servers are still active despite hardly anyone ever playing on them. in most cases there are as many empty servers as there are populated servers.
     
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    Its called time zones.:toast: And a good chuck of servers are there just for scrims.
     
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    it doesnt matter as you as you think. I agree it does come into effect a little, but there are those with no life, no job, & no hope that stay up & game all night. it doesnt matter if your 7 or 8hrs ahead. people will still be playing but the number of active empty servers outnumber the whole of the player base IMO there are just hundreds of empty servers & most players have moved onto other games.
     
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    Hmmmm I wonder how extensive of a graphics update this will be?

    Mainly wondering because a lot of the people I know who still play CS:S do so in part because they have old computers. It's still my brother's favorite game and he plays on a 2.66Ghz P4 with an AGP Radeon x1550. Sometimes I even play it on my laptop with a 1.7Ghz Pentium-M and a Mobility Radeon 9200. It would kind of suck if it no longer runs well on that sort of hardware.

    Most people with newer computers have long since moved to other newer games like MW2 and BC2.
     
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    Got into beta, what few servers there were up were full.

    Got into an office game, and things were definitely different.
    I think they moved CS:S over to the source 2007 engine. Everyone moves slightly faster, and motion blur makes the gun animations look strange (sometimes jerky, it's really hard to explain).

    Also, the achievements, from the ones I got to look at, they all look pretty boring imo.

    Get x kills in one round, get x kills total, play x games, dominate x times, etc.

    Didn't see anything that unique, but we'll see what happens I guess.
     
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    Hmm I was wondering if they would even update this game.
     
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    Hate the pace and bunny hopping, but have to try it out, just to criticize it :)
     
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    dont really see anything that would make me suddenly want to go back into the game... guess all the diehards who refuse to move on will find this update groundbreaking tho
     
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    Or the complete opposite because they will refuse to update their 100 year old pc.
     
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    last nite, reinstalled it hoping for the beta. No way, it's closed. Played a bit.
    Or the regulars are 'Mousegods' or have aimbots.... I had no fekking chance at all, it was all Being spotted, being dead...
     
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    This is a game where if u havent been loyal for 10 years. u might as well not play... most unfun shooter ever
     
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    agreed. they play it tons at LAN events i go to, and the few who play it, absolutely own at it.

    That said, we introduce a new map that no ones played on and i shit all over them... these people just spend 10 ours a day playing the same damn map over and over.
     
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    Thanks guys, good to hear that I am not alone ;)
     

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