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Let us take you back in time. The year? 2001. When it comes to multiplayer gaming, the PC platform is king. Even up to present day, PC fans will still argue that it is the superior platform. They plea their cases, arguing that playing with a mouse and keyboard will allow you to have better gameplay and graphics are superior. While all of this can be true, there is one thing that you had to combat when you played on a PC: Hackers. Does the terms “Aimbots”, “White wallers”, “Speedhacks” ring a bell?
Nothing was more frustrating as an up-and-coming gamer to enter a server and see that fellow players were running through the maps at high speeds and getting headshots with a pistol from the entire length of the map away. One of the worst culprits with hacking was in Valve’s Half-Life Counterstrike. Even after Valve’s VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat) was released, it felt like you could not find one server that did not have at least one hacker in it.
Where is all of this going in terms of XBLA? Well, the folks over at Valve and Hidden Path Entertainmnent are looking to revive our love for the game by releasing: Counter-Strike Global Offensive, for the XBLA, PSN, and Steam network. The developers are tickling our nostalgia bone by offering updated versions of the eight classic maps (De_Dust, Aztec to name a few), as well as adding eight more maps. As seen in the videos after the break, the game has made significant advancements, and at 1200MSP is a steal for old and new fans of the Counter-Strike series.
We recently had the opportunity to ask Chet Faliszek of Valve questions about the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. When Global Offensive releases in the spring of next year, it will mark the first time that the true Counter-Strike experience will grace consoles. Read on to find out why Valve boldly believes that Global Offensive is the best iteration of Counter-Strike to date.
Intel has released over an hour’s worth of footage from Valve’s highly anticipated competitive shooter, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The footage was taken at the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge, …
Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment have announced that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will include two new modes based on the popular “Gun Game” mod for Counter-Strike: Source. Arsenal: Arms Race and Arsenal: Demolition are based on the simple concept of working your way up the weapon chain. You start with lesser weapons such as pistols, but each kill you get nets you a new weapon. The objective is to win the race to the top by working your way through each and every weapon. The addition of these two new modes is also adding eight previously unannounced maps to the game. Valve and Hidden Path are working with the original creators of the mod to make sure that the Global Offensive iterations of Arsenal mode are the best iterations of the mode to date.
Valve has also provided us with nine new screenshots of the game which can be viewed after the jump. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is currently scheduled to assault XBLA next spring.
When Valve announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, many hardcore Counter-Strike community members questioned how the developer would translate the historically PC centric franchise to the Xbox 360. Thanks to G4, …