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Counter-Strike: Source Beta Plans

Valve announces plans to begin to beta test the Source version of Counter-Strike. Here's the deal:

COUNTER-STRIKE: SOURCE BETA 1 COMING SOON

Starting later this summer, Valve will be conducting a limited-time beta of Counter-Strike: Source via Steam. The beta will first be open to subscribers of the Valve Cybercafé Program, and then extended to owners of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. The next installment of the world’s number 1 online action game, Counter-Strike: Source blends CS’s intense teamplay with the advanced technology of Valve’s Source engine. For more information, please visit www.steampowered.com.

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38. Re: .. Jul 8, 2004, 10:21 Two_Sheds
 
Can anyone seriously take the stance that Steam is a good thing?

I can. I've had one single problem with it--just one. I emailed one of the developers (got his address from the Steam forums) and he sent me a beta .dll file he'd been working on to fix the problem. It worked. Since then, it has worked flawlessly. Server browsing is a clean, simple interface, and the automatic updates are pretty damned convenient. I come home from work, notice there's a new Day of Defeat version available, and it's already downloaded and ready to play.

Of those 52000 people, how many are only playing it coz they're machine is too old to run DesertCombat, UT2004, CoD etc?

I've got a near top-of-the line system, and can run any current game at high detail/resolution/what have you. Up until a few weeks ago, my online play was limited to Day of Defeat. Why? Because it was fun . Only recently has it been unseated by Red Orchestra. I would wager a guess that the vast majority of Counter Strike players play because they enjoy the game, not simply because they can't run something newer. Remember, newer doesn't equal better, and your definition of "good" isn't universal.


 
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