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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pre-purchases

Valve announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now available for worldwide pre-purchase on Steam, offering the upcoming multiplayer shooter at a 10% discount. This will also entitle customers to early access to the game's beta on August 14th, which is a week before its planned official release. Word is:

CS: GO expands on the classic team-based action gameplay that Counter-Strike pioneered. Featuring an arsenal of over 45 weapons, loads of maps, new game modes, new visuals, leaderboards and over 165 Steam Achievements.

Additionally, players can take advantage of huge savings on the entire Counter-Strike franchise during this week's Midweek Madness from August 7 - August 9.

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11. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pre-purchases Aug 7, 2012, 21:23 Sepharo
 
I like it. I'll be switching totally as soon as some Arms Race servers stay populated for more than a few maps. I've been playing CS for over 12 years with only a month or two break a couple of times over the duration. This iteration brings a ton of enhancements besides the obvious graphics update, but as everyone's been pointing out, it's still CS.

spindoctor wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 20:50:
No matter how much you might have liked it back in the day, it was back in the day. For better or worse, shooters have changed a lot in the last 10 years and there are probably things that you just expect from one these days. Playing CS will yank you back 10 years in game design.

The gameplay is timeless though. You probably would say similar about DM right? Not every multiplayer FPS needs RPG-elements and air strikes.

|oR|jonvall wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 19:43:
If you're looking for a great game to play that has the whole cs feel...play APB...it's free and it's a blast. I call it..."CS with cars"...

They both have guns I guess. I liked APB but I don't see how it has anything in common with CS. Besides CS already had cars, 24/7 jeepathon2k/6k was a mainstay server type at one time.

edit: Haha it just occurred to me that I'll actually have to buy the game once the beta ends. Nearly 13 years of CS and this'll be the first time I actually buy it.

This comment was edited on Aug 7, 2012, 21:32.
 
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