AU Shippin' Out August 20-25: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Relive fond memories with games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition hitting shelves this week.

PC gamers finally have a chance to collect souls with the new iteration of the well-received console title Dark Souls. Renamed Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, the PC version features additional content and will be on sale this week.

The PC Version of Dark Souls contains additional content.

Part of the new content includes a Manticore-like monster to tackle, which takes the form of a winged creature with a lion's face and horns.

Dark Souls was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in October 2011 to a glowing critical reception. It went on to ship more than 1.5 million units worldwide and was the sixth-best-selling title in October.

Anyone remember Counter-Strike, that mod for Half-Life that became so popular it became a game of its own and was subsequently remade twice? Well, it has been under the knife again (pun intended). Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hits shelves this week for the Xbox 360, PS3, Mac, and PC. The game adds new weapons and equipment not seen in previous instalments.

Additionally, gamers will be able to fight on updated versions of original Counter-Strike maps (including de_dust), and Global Offensive will support matchmaking and leaderboards. The Counter-Strike franchise has sold more than 25 million units in a little over 12 years.

Finally, this week we have a follow-up to 2010's Transformers: War for Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron. The game takes players through the final hours of the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, as they battle for dominion over their fading planet.

Other titles out for this week include Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends and Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone. See below for the full list.

August 22, 2012
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (360, PS3, PC, Mac)
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (PS3, 360)
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends (PS3, 360)

August 23, 2012
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC)
Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone (3DS)

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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