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Half-Life Updates Next Week

Just got an email from Valve saying they Counter-Strike and Half-Life updates are coming next week. As you might know, Valve has been beta testing their Steam content system for a while now, updating CS and Half-Life in the process. These updates will now find their way to the non-Steam users, though Steam integration will start with this release. Here's what's new

CS 1.4 introduces several new features to the world's most popular online action game, including new missions (de_chateau, cs_havana), further integration of Valve's spectator technology, and more. The updates also mark the introduction of Valve's anti-cheat network, hosted in partnership with Speakeasy on the ISP's National Broadband Gaming Network (www.speakeasy.net).
In addition, this release begins the public migration of Valve's games to the recently announced Steam broadband platform (see www.steampowered.com). While it is not required, if players join the free Steam beta before next Tuesday, they will be updated seamlessly via Steam and be able to skip the traditional download process completely.