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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 'Operation Breakout' launches

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 'Operation Breakout' launches

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.

Read more: A Challenge Coin and 45 weapon finishes »

"I played CS:GO recently, a few hours, and it seems like all everyone played was dust2. Do these ..."
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Defense Grid 2 also invading PS4 and Xbox One

Defense Grid 2 also invading PS4 and Xbox One

The thrills, spills, and intricate mazes of tower defense are coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Defense Grid 2, publisher 505 Games has announced. Hidden Path's original Defense Grid: The Awakening was one of the slickest TDs around in 2008, so its sequel should fit in nicely on next-gen consoles. It's still on for PC, Mac, and Linux editions this year too, of course.

Watch: Some early alpha footage »

"The footage is from very early Alpha, so yeah it's not even close to being the final look of the ..."
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Chroma is a music-based first-person shooter from Harmonix

Chroma is a music-based first-person shooter from Harmonix

For many, Harmonix is synonymous with "music." Their games have defined the genre, with iconic hits like Karaoke Revolution, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Dance Central under their belt. While creating new ways of experiencing interactive music is the company's modus operandi, it's difficult not to be completely taken aback by their latest title: Chroma is a music first-person shooter.

Before explaining how Harmonix plans on integrating music into the shooter genre, it's important to point out that it is a FPS first, music game second. In fact, Harmonix is co-developing Chroma with Hidden Path Entertainment, the team that most recently made Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. That's to ensure that the admittedly-inexperienced Harmonix ensures that shooting feels right and good.

Read more: Music-infused class-based shooter »

"What an interesting trailer. Polished or not, I give them credit for trying something fresh."
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Xbox Games with Gold continues with Defense Grid

Xbox Games with Gold continues with Defense Grid

Like PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold now offers subscribers free games. Last month, gamers were able to get Fable 3 gratis. What's on tap for this month?

While Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed 2 were originally promised, it appears Microsoft has pivoted a bit with today's release. According to Major Nelson, today's free game is Defense Grid: The Awakening. Normally 800 Microsoft Points ($10), the game will be free until July 15th.

Read more: But what happened to Halo 3 and AC2? »

"Pretty much. There is really no contest between the PSN+ free games and what Microsoft is giving ..."
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rewards mapmakers with 'Operation Payback'

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is introducing a new community program today, aimed at rewarding the community's best mapmakers. It kicks off today with "Operation Payback," a collection of seven top-voted community maps that will be promoted through July 31.

Read more: Exclusive challenge coin available »

"yes it's cool to reward some amateur mappers, but I remember the days when maps were fucking ..."
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Defense Grid 2 secures funding

Defense Grid 2 secures funding

Development on a sequel to splendid tower defense Defense Grid: The Awakening will indeed go ahead, Hidden Path Entertainment has announced. The developer tried to crowdfund Defense Grid 2 last summer and fell short, but has now landed an investor to shake out their pockets in its eager hands.

Read more: Competitive and co-op multiplayer »

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Age of Empires 2 HD coming to Steam April 9

Age of Empires 2 HD coming to Steam April 9

An updated version of the classic strategy game Age of Empires 2 is coming to Steam on March 9, and will include the Conquerors expansion pack. Steam is already offering a 10 percent discount on the game until launch.

Read more: Remastered for 1080p »

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PC adds deathmatch

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PC adds deathmatch

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 whole heap of balance changes.

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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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Defense Grid: Containment DLC released

Defense Grid: Containment DLC released

Defense Grid: The Awakening developer Hidden Path may have fell short of its Kickstarter dream of funding a sequel to the tower defense, but it did raise enough money to make new DLC. That expansion, Containment, is out now on PC for $4.99, bringing eight new maps with a new story, including voicework from Firefly’s Alan Tudyk.

Read more: Base game on sale for $4.99 too »

"True, but they are relying on whatever profits they will get from non backers buying Containment ..."
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Counter-Strike: GO free weekend starts today

Counter-Strike: GO free weekend starts today

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting a free weekend, for all you holdouts who can't decide if you should stay or you should GO. It starts today, and lasts until Sunday at 1 PM PST. In case you're just dipping your toe in for the first time, Valve has issued a little primer to get you ready for the various headshots that will keep you from playing the game for any more than 15 seconds at a time.

Read more: Tips for newcomers »

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launching with zombie mod

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launching with zombie mod

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is treading a well-worn path in the shooter genre, with the announcement of a zombie mod for the game. Yes, if you haven't gotten your fill of knocking off zombies by the truckload yet, you'll be able to take down some undead when CS:GO launches tomorrow.

Read more: Plaguefest partnership for the mod »

"He personally replied to my email gushing about how awesome Portal 2 is. So if you butter him up ..."
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Devs hope to kickstart a new Defense Grid

Devs hope to kickstart a new Defense Grid

Defense Grid: The Awakening released in 2008 and it brought a unique blend of tower defense and strategy mechanics. Tower defense fans quickly took a shine to the game, so independent developer Hidden Path Entertainment continued supporting the game with a number of DLC add-ons, including one featuring Portal's GLaDOS. After four years, however, Hidden Path is ready to take Defense Grid to the next level and recently announced plans to begin work on an official sequel, Defense Grid 2.

"We've actually wanted to work on Defense Grid 2 since DG1 was released," said Defense Grid's CTO and lead designer, Michael Austin. "To be honest, we've been working on DG2 for a few years now, but because it's been self-funded so far, it's amounted to just one or two people in our spare hours doing design and engine work."

Read more: Customizing the experience »

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive releases on August 21

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive releases on August 21

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be available on August 21, assuming it doesn't fall victim to Valve Time, of course. The game will be available on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam for PC and Mac, simultaneously. It will be available for "approximately $15" on all platforms.

Read more: Classic and new content »

"I dont mind $15 but it does effect shackbattles, I dont think many will shell out for it now"
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Counter-Strike: GO beta opening more slots

Counter-Strike: GO beta opening more slots

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is giving away more beta keys, and has opened its hardware survey to get a wide pool to choose from. The survey covers your basic hardware specs, then forwards to a few questions regarding your personal preferences.

Read more: Survey selections to categorize players »

"Funny this is why I want CS:Go so badly. All the new things that are so prevalent in new ..."
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Defense Grid getting GLaDOS-infused DLC December 7

Defense Grid getting GLaDOS-infused DLC December 7

Defense Grid: The Awakening is getting its first story expansion next week, December 7. Titled "Defense Grid: You Monster," the downloadable content will feature GLaDOS from the Portal series. It will cost $4.99 on Steam or 400 MSP on Xbox 360, and requires the original game to play.

Read more: DLC features, plus a free update »

"Not a big fan of tower defense game, but that just made me want it lol"
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