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ELeague lines up first six teams to compete in first Counter-Strike: GO season

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 10, 2016 9:00am PST

The first official season of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition from ELeague is set to launch in May and the first six teams have been named.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship prize pools upped to $1M

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 23, 2016 5:00pm PST

With esports prize pools rapidly increasing, Valve has stepped up its game for the competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit.

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Counter-Strike: GO 'Operation Wildfire' update reintroduces classic Nuke map

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2016 12:38pm PST

The latest update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive includes a very familiar-looking map for anyone that's played CS in the last 17 years.

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"Because it wasn't a nuclear plant... - it had a nuke-missile loaded on the bottom bombsite ..."

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Turner Sports lays out first Counter-Strike: GO ELeague regular season schedule

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 28, 2016 10:22am PST

Turner is ready to dive right into the eSports scene and it has laid out the first regular season schedule for its ELeague, which includes a weekly three-hour block on TBS.

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TBS will start airing eSports events featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2016

By Daniel Perez, Sep 24, 2015 7:48am PDT

Turner Broadcasting has announced it plans on airing live eSports events on TBS in 2016. The first game that will debut on the cable network will be Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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"Does that demographic still watch TV? Even if you get past that wouldn't they likely watch that ..."

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This weekend's Counter-Strike eSports event becomes biggest ever

By Daniel Perez, Aug 25, 2015 1:15pm PDT

ESL's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive eSports event has become the biggest one ever as it attracted over 11,000 visitors and was watched by over 27 million unique viewers on Twitch.

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"I would not have thought it was that big. I had thought it's constant position in the Top ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 3 comments

Opinion: A Case for Dumbed Down Games

By Nathaniel Hohl, Mar 04, 2015 11:10am PST

It seems like games are increasingly geared toward an elite hardcore audience, when things should be headed in a different direction to thrive. Nate makes the argument for dumbing down games.

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"That's what the kids want nowadays, all video gaming being reduced to bus-travel time ..."

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive reintroduces classic 'Train' map

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 10, 2014 7:15pm PST

It was an old staple of the classic Counter-Strike and now 'Train' is making a comeback with a restored Global Offensive map.

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Nexon teams up with Valve for Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies

By Robert Workman, Aug 07, 2014 9:45am PDT

The undead are invading the popular series.

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"L4d started as a comp stomp mod on Counterstrike according to Mike Booth. This is full circle."

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 'Operation Breakout' launches

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2014 6:26am PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has introduced Operation Breakout, a collection of six community-generated maps. A $5.99 "All Access" pass will let you access missions and other connected features as the maps remain on playlists through October 2.

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"I played CS:GO recently, a few hours, and it seems like all everyone played was dust2. Do these ..."

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Counter-Strike: GO 'Arms Deal' update adds weapon skin trading

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has issued the "Arms Deal" update, creating a special marketplace for in-game cosmetic tweaks to weapons.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rewards mapmakers with 'Operation Payback'

By Steve Watts, Apr 26, 2013 9:50am PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is introducing a new community program today, aimed at rewarding the community's best mapmakers.

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"yes it's cool to reward some amateur mappers, but I remember the days when maps were fucking ..."

- techx4 see all 4 comments

Half-Life, Counter-Strike add Linux support

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST

Valve has updated two of its classic titles, Half-Life and Counter-Strike, with Linux support.

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"Are you talking about the expansions like Opposing Force and BlueShift or the episodes for HL2. "

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PC adds deathmatch

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2013 6:45am PST

For times when you simply want to shoot men, the PC edition of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has added a deathmatch mode. Modders hacked such a thing into the game months ago, of course, but now it's all proper and official and shiny. Yesterday's patch also brought a whol...

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"Any news on the 360 patch? The party system is completely broken. You invite your friends to sit ..."

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Counter-Strike: GO free weekend starts today

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting a free weekend, letting you try your hand at the game until Sunday at 1 PM PST.

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