Counter-Strike Series News


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.


"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.


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

- TheEmissary see all 4 comments

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...


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

- kurumba see all 3 comments

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.


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive review

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 24, 2012 9:30am PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive doesn't do much to reinvent the game, as it feels more like Counter-Strike: Source with a shiny new coat of paint. It's a fine jumping-on point for newcomers, but feels like a pricey update for CS veterans.


"Still screenshots make this game look better than it is. Cool update, I get it its a different ..."

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launching with zombie mod

By Steve Watts, Aug 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will already have a Plaguefest zombie mod available when it launches tomorrow.


"He personally replied to my email gushing about how awesome Portal 2 is. So if you butter him up ..."

- Rehevkor see all 23 comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pre-orders to include early beta access

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 07, 2012 3:15pm PDT

Want to play Counter-Strike: GO one week before everyone else? Time to pre-order the game on Steam.


"I love how people will pay $15 per map map for call of duty games or BF games, but complain when ..."

- Voradors see all 23 comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive releases on August 21

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 04, 2012 10:00am PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be available on August 21, assuming it doesn't fall victim to Valve Time, of course.


"I dont mind $15 but it does effect shackbattles, I dont think many will shell out for it now"

- Chandler55 see all 5 comments

Counter-Strike Online 2 announced for Asian release

By John Keefer, Apr 06, 2012 10:30am PDT

Nexon Korea and Valve are teaming up to bring Counter-Strike Online 2 to the Asian market.


"Same company will be handling Heroes of Newerth marketing and servers in Korea."

- Supine see all 5 comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive loses cross-platform multiplayer

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 05, 2012 2:30pm PST

Unfortunately, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive won't continue Valve's cross-platform experiment. While PS3-PC-Mac cross-play was promised, the feature is no being removed from the game.


"Speak for your self. The console community has been complaining about FPS games lacking ..."

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Counter-Strike: GO beta opening more slots

By Steve Watts, Feb 23, 2012 7:30am PST

The hardware survey for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is open to all, and will be used to start sending out more beta keys next week.


"Funny this is why I want CS:Go so badly. All the new things that are so prevalent in new ..."

- InfoBiter see all 17 comments

Shack PSA: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive closed beta has begun

By Xav de Matos, Dec 01, 2011 11:30am PST

The closed beta for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has begun, offering select PC players a chance to try a small piece of the upcoming multiplayer-focused title.


"It's not going to be $60 as it's an Arcade title, maximum you're looking at is about $15-20"

- kurumba see all 15 comments

Counter-Strike: GO closed beta starts November 30

By Steve Watts, Nov 21, 2011 8:30am PST

Valve has announced that the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta will begin for current key-holders on November 30, with more waves and an open beta rolling out later.


"Let me see, YOU are not playing CS therefore no one else should be? Got it."

- dookiebot see all 52 comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta delayed, release when 'it's ready'

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 31, 2011 1:15pm PDT

Both the closed beta and the launch of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have been delayed due to the feedback of professional CS 1.6 players.


"never said it wouldnt play better :) But yeah the image they chose up above vs bf3 screens... ..."

- et72 see all 60 comments

One hour of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive footage

By Xav de Matos, Oct 20, 2011 3:30pm PDT

About an hour of footage from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has popped up online, pulled directly from ESL TV's recent Intel-sponsored competition featuring the game.


"That's a good analysis, I concede to your well thought out argument :)"

- Epsilon Sector see all 53 comments