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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in August

Valve announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is planned for release on August 21st for Windows, OS X, PlayStation Network, and Xbox LIVE Arcade at the same price of $15.00 across the board:

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is targeted for release on August 21, 2012.

To be available via the Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac), CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay pioneered when Counter-Strike was launched almost 13 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999).

CS: GO will be sold for approximately $15 on all platforms.

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO introduces new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

Developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment, the title will be playable in the Sony and Microsoft booths this week at E3 in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/1800/

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23. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in August Jun 4, 2012, 23:04 Sepharo
 
Proudfoot wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 21:42:
Bah. Some of us are old. We remember when peopled played -the game- and didn't play -the leaderboard-.

You're confused... The oldest FPS players played for nothing else but that #1 spot.

If you mean old CS players... Yes I suppose so, but now like other modern FPS completing objectives increases your score (separate from frags). Even in old CS you'd still want to get a win for your team and top frag.

This damn bot discussion needs to die... The game has bots, good ones too! There's an option right on the main menu literally labeled "PLAY OFFLINE WITH BOTS".
 
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