Just in case this holiday season hadn't given you enough shooters to occupy yourself with, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is preparing to roll out its PC-only closed beta. For current key-holders, the beta will begin on November 30, but Valve assures fans it will move to an open beta eventually.
The announcements came from the CS:GO Twitter account (via PC Gamer). At first, the beta will only include two maps: Dust, and Dust2. The team plans to roll out more beta keys, and then turn it into an open beta.
The beta was delayed in October, which risked impacting the release window. Valve hasn't explicitly claimed it's moving from its early 2012 target, but said they're "more than happy to just keep working on this 'til it's ready to ship."