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Counter-Strike Goes On The Digital Offensive In 2012

Here's a title you haven't heard about for a while. And you've never heard it associated with PlayStation.

After Half-Life spent some time wowing the world, Valve produced Counter-Strike, a fast-paced military FPS that became an online phenomenon. We haven't seen anything since the last update - Counter-Strike: Source in 2004 - so obviously, a new entry is long past due.

But perhaps you didn't expect it to be downloadable. Valve has announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is slated to hit the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) early next year. This new effort will include new game modes, weapons, maps, and characters and of course, it'll be the franchise's first appearance on either the PSN or XBLA. Players will even get the chance to sample updated versions of original Counter-Strike maps including de_dust and others. Valve says the popular series has sold over 25 million units since it first showed up in 1999...but you can bet everyone is anxiously awaiting a Half-Life 3 announcement.

Global Offensive is being developed in two locations, actually: Valve Software and Hidden Path Entertainment, which co-developed Counter-Strike: Source. We'll have to see how this digital installment turns out.

Related Game(s): Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Tags: counterstrike, global offensive, counterstrike psn, valve

8/13/2011 9:54:07 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

thj_1980
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 10:33:43 AM
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Awesome i love counter strike been kinda of waiting for a new one for awhile.

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Rings0fUranus
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 11:20:58 AM
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Still the best online multiplayer shooter there is. Been playing CS since 2000, and I am eagerly anticipating this!

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Geobaldi
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 12:31:20 PM
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I always preferred Team Fortress over Counter Strike but it's nice to see a new one.

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 12:50:16 PM
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I had Counter Strike on the Original X-Box... terrible. Looked like a game from the N64.

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Claire C
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 1:17:13 PM
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Isn't CoD basically the new Counter-strike?

Last edited by Claire C on 8/13/2011 1:17:25 PM

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Xombito
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 4:04:49 PM

Not on Steam apparently. The number of players it shows there say otherwise.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 1:34:31 PM
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Oh, de_dust was the one that we almost always played, and I grew heartily sick of it. Cool to know that it's coming back, and it's suddenly got me thinking of something. CS was basically one of the most well-known uses of the Source engine. Does anyone else get the feeling that this will be the debut of Valve's new, long overdue engine? If so, it's about time to start speculating on Halflife 3.

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Xombito
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 2:07:21 PM
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So I guess the real question is do PSN players get to face-off with Steam players?

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Minishmaru
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 2:16:52 PM
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Anyone try out "Modern Combat:Domination"? Its pretty much a CS clone if I've ever seen one. It's a decent game and it was on the cheap for like 8 bucks. Move compatible as well

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Syn
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 6:21:22 PM

Ah, Modern Combat: Domination... what a frustratingly broken game. The game wasn't worth the 8 Dollars I paid. Gameloft should have stuck to making Iphone games.

If you want a cheap, yet actually decent shooter, just pick up Battlefield 1943.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 3:53:45 PM
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Passsssssssssssssssssssss.

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Clamedeus
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 8:18:12 PM
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Can't wait to play it, I can't play Counter-strike because my USB's don't work anymore..

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DemonNeno
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 12:58:01 AM
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Wait.. What? So what engine is this game going to be based on? The HL2-Source engine..?? It says overhauling.. I doubt that'll make the cut, purely based on what is now over a half-decade old.

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Geobaldi
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 1:18:29 AM

And yet Portal 2 uses the Source engine and sources everywhere are nominating it for Game of the Year. The engine may be old, but Valve definitely knows how to use it.

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tayizfire
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 12:59:40 AM
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lol i still don't get the love this game gets...plain basic shooter ...not that its a bad game ...i'm just trying to understand...why is it so many ppl act like its the greatest shooter ever =))

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matt99
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 3:42:23 PM

You could probably ask die hard CoD fans and get the same answer

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Beamboom
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 4:13:34 PM

I don't agree with that. I find CS to have a lot more emphasis on strategy and teamwork than the basic shooters. You could name almost any other popular multiplayer shooter out there and I would agree with you, but not CS...


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tayizfire
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 2:44:28 AM

I mean when I have played cs a few times ...I normally see one guy wrecking a whole team...like its nothing...but to me the game is a bit boring...but thats just a personal opinion of mine

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Beamboom
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 2:49:03 AM

And therein lies the uniqueness of CS! It is strategy and team based, ergo a player can wreck it for the whole team, as opposed to other mp games where you don't really care how the others did as long as you yourself scored well.

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___________
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 2:32:52 AM
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OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sorry, im the biggest CS fan out there, but for f*cks sake valve when are we going to see something on half life?
my god, i just want to bust into valves door and slap them silly!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 8:36:56 PM
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