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Counter-Strike

Game created by Valve and released November 1, 2000 .

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Who made fy_iceworld? A forensic investigation

Counter-Strike - April 23, 2020

I frequent a Counter-Strike level design forum called Mapcore. There, a Dutch teenager who goes by “RD” (“RealDespair”) has long claimed to have been the original author of fy_iceworld. His now defunct portfolio site went on a lengthy rant about it:

The legacy of fy_iceworld, Counter-Strike's divisive and hugely popular custom map

Counter-Strike - April 22, 2020

I remember playing a Counter-Strike map in 2001 called fy_iceworld. It was a small simple grey killbox of a map that virtually anyone could’ve made within the first few hours of downloading the editor tools.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hit a new record high playercount this weekend

Counter-Strike - February 10, 2020

While Counter-Strike has long seemed one of those games that might just have found its final form and will now be around forever, I am surprised that it’s still breaking its own records. Over the weekend, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive set a new record for the number of people in-game online at the same time, beating a record set in April 2016. That was back before CS:GO went free-to-play, mind, but it’s taken a year for free CS to climb up and topple that mighty record. 901,681 players on Sunday, that’s the new high.

Counter-Strike's creator will reveal MMO shooter PLAN 8 next week

Counter-Strike - November 7, 2019

The dramatically named Korean developer Pearl Abyss has three new games whirring away on their development PCs. The developers of Black Desert Online are working on three new MMOs: one shooter from the creator of Counter-Strike, one child-friendly jaunt, and one fantasy game. The three games have a proper reveal planned for on November 14, during Pearl Abyss Connect at G-STAR 2019. For now, we know they’re called PLAN 8, Crimson Desert, and DokeV, alongside a handful of other details.

Counter-Strike Update Released

Counter-Strike - October 25, 2019

A small Counter-Strike update is now available that fixes some issues identified after the last release.

Counter-Strike 1.6 update released

Counter-Strike - October 8, 2019

An update for Counter-Strike is now available:

CS:GO celebrates 20 years of Counter-Strike with a retro Dust 2 map

Counter-Strike - June 19, 2019

Counter-Strike is 20 this year, incredibly. The Half-Life mod was released way back in 1999, before being acquired by Valve, who then launched the 1.0 version in 2000. To celebrate the anniversary, you can now play an older version of the classic Dust 2 map in CS:GO.

Counter-Strike 1.6 updates released

Counter-Strike - April 16, 2019

This list covers the releases between March 20 and April 11 that are each part of a series of security updates.

The unlikely origin of Counter-Strike surfing

Counter-Strike - February 15, 2019

In my younger and more vulnerable years, I spent a lot of time getting shot in the head in Counter-Strike: Source. While there were many factors working against me - my age, my characteristic lack of dexterity, my (for the time) toaster-level PC, and my bargain-bin 200 DPI Dell laser mouse - I never let these disadvantages stop me from padding some lucky player's K/D ratio with my ill-fated MAC-10 rushes. When I would search through the list of servers for players of a similar skill level, I would come across a panoply of fan-made mods and maps intended to offer a respite from the endless dual grind of de_dust and cs_office, and I would occasionally take the plunge and sully my dad's hard-drive with these bizarre creations.

Intel Extreme Masters will bring pro CS:GO back to Sydney in 2019

Counter-Strike - November 13, 2018

Intel Extreme Masters will return to Sydney in 2019 for the third year running, bringing world class Counter-Strike: GO play to the city's Qudos Bank Arena. Sixteen teams will compete for a US$250,000 prize pool, with winners working towards attendance at the Intel Grand Slam.

Counter-Strike 1.6 update released

Counter-Strike - August 21, 2018

A small update for Counter-Strike is now available:

Put CS:GO s new Panorama UI through its paces

Counter-Strike - June 20, 2018

The beta for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive s shiny new UI, Panorama, is now available to players who fancy a preview. Valve is touting it as the most substantial change to the look and feel of CS:GO since the game was released in 2012. Every part of the UI has been updated, so it might take a bit of time to get used to.

Valve has 1,700 CPUs working non-stop to bust CS:GO cheaters

Counter-Strike - March 26, 2018

All popular multiplayer games fight never-ending battles against cheaters. But as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rose in 2014 to become the most-played FPS in the world, a few things made it particularly susceptible to hacking. 

Counter-Strike co-creator reportedly arrested for sexual exploitation of a child, suspended by Valve

Counter-Strike - February 2, 2018

Counter-Strike co-creator Jess Cliffe has been arrested in Seattle for sexual exploitation of a child, reports suggest. Valve Corporation, his employer, has suspended his employment until further notice.

American team makes it to the final of a CS:GO Major for the second time ever

Counter-Strike - January 28, 2018

Photo by Jo o Ferreira, click for source.

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Counter-Strike

Play the world's number 1 online action game. Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role.

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Developer: Valve

Publisher: Valve

Type: game

Released: November 1, 2000

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Score: 1,038,357

Recommendations: 82760

Metacritic: 88

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