Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced


Counter Strike, that shooter you played online on PC back in 1999 and one of the titles with the biggest sales of the past decade is getting a remake! Valve is developing an updated title of this famous shooter for PSN, LIVE and PC to be released sometime in 2012. According to Valve, Global Offensive will feature new maps, character, weapons, global leaderboards and gameplay modes.

Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing at valve, talked about the development of this new/updated online shooter:

“For the past 12 years, Counter Strike continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”

The game will be playable at PAX Prime this month and at Eurogamer Expo 2011!


Written by: Cheeto - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Pedro on August 12th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Well, I don’t know a living soul (ok, that’s a lie, let’s go with a living gamer) who hasn’t played CS. I’m curious to see what they came up with.

  2. #2 by Jason on August 12th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    I still play it on steam. Keep this updated with info man, Im pumped for this.

  3. #3 by mowmow on August 13th, 2011 [ 11160 Points ]

    It’s been a while since i’ve played counter-strike. I am kinda interested in this now. I wonder if the ps3 will allow you to vs steam players. hmmm

  4. #4 by Jason on August 13th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    mowmow: It’s been a while since i’ve played counter-strike. I am kinda interested in this now. I wonder if the ps3 will allow you to vs steam players. hmmm  

    God I hope not! We would get owned so fast man. Those guys on steam are so amazing, they have been playing with a mouse and keyboard since day 1 and can take you out the minute they see a hair turn a corner. Please dont allow steam vs lol

  5. #5 by Cheeto on August 13th, 2011

    I don’t think its possible Mowmow, However a cross steam account with the PS3 would be the case. Just like Portal 2. It would be nice to have global leader board across platforms on steam, that should be achievable.

  6. #6 by Jason on August 13th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Cheeto: I don’t think its possible Mowmow, However a cross steam account with the PS3 would be the case. Just like Portal 2. It would be nice to have global leader board across platforms on steam, that should be achievable.  

    Yes it is possible. Xbox live allows me to play with my son from my pc via cross platform.

  7. #7 by Cheeto on August 13th, 2011

    @Jason, Games for Windows Live is an exception indeed, I think there is one game available for cross platforming at this moment … shadowrun? Anyway, For Sony to obtain this kind of service on a Microsoft operated Windows PC would be a little hard don’t you think? on a Mac? possibly … I would agree with the fact that we would get owned by the the mouse and Keyboard combo, but thats another story!

  8. #8 by Darklurkr23 on August 13th, 2011 [ 17641 Points ]

    I was so psyched this one time I started up steam. I hadn’t played CS or TF or Half-Life or anything since Steam was implemented ( I stopped becasue I couldn’t play my Half-Life mods anymore) Anyway, like my 5 year old account still worked and I had all this stuff unlocked on it from when it was free in the past XD So awesome. This sounds great though! I don’t play much CS at all anymore, but remixs are awesome. I’d love to play CS back in style on PSN/Xbla again :de_VEGAS is the best!


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