Counter-Strike 1.6 Impressions

CS-Nation has posted their impressions from participating in the testing of the new version 1.6 beta of Counter-Strike, slated for release tomorrow. They discuss the new version of the Steam content delivery system that provides the beta, the updated Valve Graphical User Interface, impressions of the new stuff included, and more. There are also impressions of the testing on HomeLan Fed and on Gamehelper.com where they have also posted some screenshots from the beta.
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Doom2 vs CS 1.6
Jan 15, 2003, 10:46
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Doom2 vs CS 1.6 Jan 15, 2003, 10:46
Jan 15, 2003, 10:46
 
Is it just me or do those screenshots from gamehelper remind of Doom2?

Either way CS is looking way to dated to draw in any new players. I'll stick to SOF2 thanks.

Dante_uk

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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6
Jan 15, 2003, 11:44
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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6 Jan 15, 2003, 11:44
Jan 15, 2003, 11:44
 
just you (j/k)

I'm guessing that alot of people who don't play games simply for the uber-far-out-pushing-my-computer's-limits graphics or realism might want to pick this up...

there are screens of the FAMAS/Riot-Shield in action... they're a ways in though.

EDIT: to those of us who already own the game... we just get a little more.

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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6
Jan 15, 2003, 12:13
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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6 Jan 15, 2003, 12:13
Jan 15, 2003, 12:13
 
The graphics certainly aren't anything special anymore, but then nobody has really cared much about the graphics in CS. It's the gameplay that makes it so popular. Nothing else has yet come close. I played SOF2 for a while, hoping it might be a CS-killer. It fell quite short. As did Global Operations, another game touted as a CS-killer. Sooner or later someone will make a game with better (or at least as good) gameplay than CS. It just hasn't happened yet.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6
Jan 15, 2003, 12:36
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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6 Jan 15, 2003, 12:36
Jan 15, 2003, 12:36
 
blows

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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6
Jan 15, 2003, 13:15
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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6 Jan 15, 2003, 13:15
Jan 15, 2003, 13:15
 
Give Natural Selection a shot (www.natural-selection.org) for a true dumping on CS from a great hight experiance,..

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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6
Jan 15, 2003, 16:04
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Re: Doom2 vs CS 1.6 Jan 15, 2003, 16:04
Jan 15, 2003, 16:04
 
Might be fun, but I don't have a copy of HL anymore. Someone borrowed mine and forgot to return it. The only one I can find in stores is that one that comes with all the extra stuff and costs like 40 bucks

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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csnation
Jan 15, 2003, 16:35
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csnation Jan 15, 2003, 16:35
Jan 15, 2003, 16:35
 
csnation is truley the jewel in counter-strikes crown.

btw cs? lmao@hl engine wait till doom3 comes out it looks better so it will kick cs ass just like quake 3 ut2 and ut3k did BYE

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Re: csnation
Jan 15, 2003, 16:38
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Re: csnation Jan 15, 2003, 16:38
Jan 15, 2003, 16:38
 
i doubt doom3 will put much of a dent in cs popularity, thats comparing apples to oranges.

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Re: csnation
Jan 15, 2003, 17:52
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Re: csnation Jan 15, 2003, 17:52
Jan 15, 2003, 17:52
 
Doesnt Doom 3 have like a 4 player limit for MP right now?

~Halo

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No subject
Jan 15, 2003, 17:59
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No subject Jan 15, 2003, 17:59
Jan 15, 2003, 17:59
 
"Nothing else has yet come close."

Urban Terror whoops up on it. Yup, yup.

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The possible pain, suffering and sacrifice of discovery are by no means an excuse to remain ignorant.

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Urban Terror stats
Jan 15, 2003, 18:19
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Urban Terror stats Jan 15, 2003, 18:19
Jan 15, 2003, 18:19
 
There are currently over 72,000 people playing CS.

There a Whopping 767 people playing some version of Urban Terror.

Man! That must be some game!


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No subject
Jan 15, 2003, 18:25
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No subject Jan 15, 2003, 18:25
Jan 15, 2003, 18:25
 
It's pathetic when people think there is some objective reasoning to be applied to something so subjective as opinion.

Welcome to logic, gumdrop!

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The possible pain, suffering and sacrifice of discovery are by no means an excuse to remain ignorant.
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The possible pain, suffering and sacrifice of discovery are by no means an excuse to remain ignorant.

The bartering of things sought earned are by a means which only little men can abide by and hope to achieve.
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CS Killer
Jan 15, 2003, 18:43
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CS Killer Jan 15, 2003, 18:43
Jan 15, 2003, 18:43
 
If you haven't yet, try the RavenShield demo. It absoltely destroys CS.

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Re: CS Killer
Jan 15, 2003, 19:14
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Re: CS Killer Jan 15, 2003, 19:14
Jan 15, 2003, 19:14
 
I totally agree with you Cicatrix .. Raven-Shield rocks !!!

Counter-Strike is dead .....

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Re: CS Killer
Jan 15, 2003, 19:30
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Re: CS Killer Jan 15, 2003, 19:30
Jan 15, 2003, 19:30
 
Odd, Lex. 72,000 people playing a dead game? Maybe that Kryptonite has fucked up your brain.

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Re: No subject
Jan 15, 2003, 19:42
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Re: No subject Jan 15, 2003, 19:42
Jan 15, 2003, 19:42
 
I tried Urban Terror for a while. It's an ok mod, but it doesn't beat CS.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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Re: Urban Terror stats
Jan 15, 2003, 21:57
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Re: Urban Terror stats Jan 15, 2003, 21:57
Jan 15, 2003, 21:57
 
It looks as if our friend Oblivion is a victim of social proof. Popularity != Quality.

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No subject
Jan 16, 2003, 01:13
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No subject Jan 16, 2003, 01:13
Jan 16, 2003, 01:13
 
"It's an ok mod, but it doesn't beat CS."

I do agree that there are some aspects of CS than UT just cannot touch (like weapons physics for example). But the map design in CS is just plain bland (and the engine being 6-yrs-old doesn't help).

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The possible pain, suffering and sacrifice of discovery are by no means an excuse to remain ignorant.
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The possible pain, suffering and sacrifice of discovery are by no means an excuse to remain ignorant.

The bartering of things sought earned are by a means which only little men can abide by and hope to achieve.
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Re: Urban Terror stats
Jan 16, 2003, 09:07
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Re: Urban Terror stats Jan 16, 2003, 09:07
Jan 16, 2003, 09:07
 
things get popular for a reason

there's 20 mcdonalds in every square mile of the world because everyone hates their food

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Re: Urban Terror stats
Jan 16, 2003, 12:18
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Re: Urban Terror stats Jan 16, 2003, 12:18
Jan 16, 2003, 12:18
 
So you are saying that McDonalds food is "quality"? It may be good sometimes, but it's really more convenient than anything. You need to think through this a little bit harder. . .

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