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E3: Valve announces CS:GO release date

E3: Valve announces CS:GO release date

Valve has confirmed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will launch on 21st August, 2012.

At E3 2012 Valve has announced a release date and approximate price for its new Counter-Strike game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

CS:GO will be released on PC, Mac, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 simultaneously on 21 August, 2012.

Set to cost 'approximately $15 USD', Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series and will be the first game in the series to release on consoles and PC at the same time.

Valve is planning to introduce a number of new features to the game, including area denial grenades such as molotov cocktails, as well as cross-platform play between PC and Mac.

We sent our resident Counter-Strike player, Paul, in to test the beta of CS:GO and he came back with some mixed impression. Check out his CS: GO preview for more information.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Culinia 4th June 2012, 20:49 Quote
If $15 = £9.99

Sold.
Phil Rhodes 4th June 2012, 21:17 Quote
Yes, but it's to be released simultaneously on consoles.

Thus it will be a console port.

Thus it will be awful beyond the power of language to describe.
Guinevere 4th June 2012, 21:18 Quote
Me = Sad and loney.

CS is good 'n all, 's just that I wants some Half Life lovin' *sniff*

Don't forget me Valve... please don't forget me.
Sloth 4th June 2012, 21:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
Yes, but it's to be released simultaneously on consoles.

Thus it will be a console port.

Thus it will be awful beyond the power of language to describe.
I'm all for complaining about console ports but... it's Counter Strike. :|

CS:GO is basically a professionally made mod of CS:S, a game which has been on PC for almost a decade. Why would Valve take their established PC game, port it to consoles, then port it back to PC? Simple answer, they wouldn't. The console version is actually the port in this case.
feathers 4th June 2012, 22:29 Quote
Seriously... look at the expression on my face... Do I look like I care when CS:Go is being released?

And why would I want to fondle mac users online?
CrazyJoe 4th June 2012, 22:31 Quote
I don't see the appeal, it's just CS:S with better graphics and some new weapons.
Cerberus90 4th June 2012, 22:36 Quote
I hope this isn't what gabe was talking about when he said they were releasing something 3 at E3, as technically, I suppose this is CS 3 (CS 1.6 = 1, CS:S = 2, CS:GO = 3).
CowBlazed 4th June 2012, 23:11 Quote
You forgot Counter Strike: Condition Zero. Which is basically what this GO is for Source. At least it's $15, this would be a must buy on consoles as there are no other shooter similar shooter experiences on the consoles.
sixfootsideburns 4th June 2012, 23:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
I don't see the appeal, it's just CS:S with better graphics and some new weapons.

You probably wouldn't... but you MAY want to shoot them in the face :)
Mankz 4th June 2012, 23:49 Quote
If its a tenner, I'm tempted to give it a try actually.

Its priced well enough to make it worth a shot... whaey hey hey
SpAceman 5th June 2012, 00:18 Quote
Been playing the beta for a few days. It is hard to describe the difference in feeling.. It feels faster than CS:S. Slightly like TF2 but it still has the precision of CS. I will play a game of CS:S to remind me how that feels when I get the chance.

I Also have a spare invite I am yet to gift.
zpoon 5th June 2012, 00:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by SpAceman
Been playing the beta for a few days. It is hard to describe the difference in feeling.. It feels faster than CS:S. Slightly like TF2 but it still has the precision of CS. I will play a game of CS:S to remind me how that feels when I get the chance.

I Also have a spare invite I am yet to gift.

Care to send an invite over my way? I'd love to check it out.

steamid: zpoon
Gradius 5th June 2012, 00:44 Quote
Awesome, time for new cheaters. lol!
feathers 5th June 2012, 01:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpAceman
Been playing the beta for a few days. It is hard to describe the difference in feeling.. It feels faster than CS:S. Slightly like TF2 but it still has the precision of CS. I will play a game of CS:S to remind me how that feels when I get the chance.

I Also have a spare invite I am yet to gift.

Thanks, can't wait to try it.
MiNiMaL_FuSS 5th June 2012, 02:22 Quote
I wont get to try it.

I got a vac ban a few years ago - rightly, I dont whine and never contested it, I was using a glitch in TF2 to unlock all the stuff.

The bans however carry over to all new VAC protected games. Silly really, something you do that's a bit childish years ago, ruins multiple games for you forever more. Valve should really look at this policy.
FvD 5th June 2012, 06:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
Don't forget me Valve... please don't forget me.

Valve striving for records... with DNF on the table, perhaps they want to break the record for time spent in development...
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS

The bans however carry over to all new VAC protected games. Silly really, something you do that's a bit childish years ago, ruins multiple games for you forever more. Valve should really look at this policy.

Why don't you use a second account for those new VACed games?
Spectrator 5th June 2012, 07:58 Quote
Everytime Valve announces something people ask "Yes, but where is Half Life 3?" I don't read rumours and don't search Valve`s statements so it is just plain guess, but the first thought that comes to my mind when reading such comment is simply that since Valve develops multiplatform now there can`t be any HL3 until new generation of consoles get`s to market. HL3 has to have not only great gameplay, but also has to push forward technological bundaries to stand a chance against massive expectations of fans and hype of media. Can`t it be that way? People are still asking about it but nobody seems to mention this. I can be totaly wrong of course. As I said, I am not watching it closely at all.
CrazyJoe 5th June 2012, 08:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
The bans however carry over to all new VAC protected games. Valve should really look at this policy.

They changed this around 4 years ago when L4D came out.

Now you are only banned from the individual game you cheated in.

Plus, it banned by game engine before that, there never was a global ban on all VAC games.

So if you're banned from cheating in TF2, you can't play on VAC secured servers in CS:S, HL2: DM, DoD:S, and TF2, that's it.
feathers 5th June 2012, 09:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
I wont get to try it.

I got a vac ban a few years ago - rightly, I dont whine and never contested it, I was using a glitch in TF2 to unlock all the stuff.

The bans however carry over to all new VAC protected games. Silly really, something you do that's a bit childish years ago, ruins multiple games for you forever more. Valve should really look at this policy.

It may also affect your job chances and prevent you working with children.
NethLyn 5th June 2012, 16:22 Quote
Tenner on Steam for PC? That's a good casual "give it a try" kind of price and right in time for the bank hol.
MiNiMaL_FuSS 6th June 2012, 22:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
They changed this around 4 years ago when L4D came out.

Now you are only banned from the individual game you cheated in.

Plus, it banned by game engine before that, there never was a global ban on all VAC games.

So if you're banned from cheating in TF2, you can't play on VAC secured servers in CS:S, HL2: DM, DoD:S, and TF2, that's it.

I was under the impression it was by engine still - which would mean all source based games...which is many.
CrazyJoe 12th June 2012, 08:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
I was under the impression it was by engine still - which would mean all source based games...which is many.

Bit of a late reply but there's some stuff on VAC on the Steam support pages to show how they split the games up by engine, they aren't all lumped into one:

http://gyazo.com/caf09a8a31f5b36991a5164546fc6f15.png?1339481278
Cerberus90 12th June 2012, 19:21 Quote
Right, so now that E3 is over, where is this thing valve were supposedly announcing at E3, which would have a 3 in the title. Have to find the article again and find out exactly what was said.
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