Counter-Strike: Global Offensive landing August 21

E3 2012: Valve confirms downloadable Hidden Path-developed entry in shooter series will arrive fall after missing its planned early 2012 release window.

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Valve today announced that its upcoming downloadable action title Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will arrive on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) on August 21, 2012.

CS:GO will arrive on August 21 on Steam, XBLA, and PSN.
CS:GO will arrive on August 21 on Steam, XBLA, and PSN.

According to Valve, CS:GO will be sold for approximately $15 on all platforms.

Developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment, CS:GO will feature new game modes, weapons, maps, and characters for the franchise. 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. Global Offensive is currently in development at Valve Software and Hidden Path Entertainment, which also codeveloped 2004's Counter-Strike: Source.

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To bad the console player's can't see a game using high end graphic cards ( which cost more than a full blown top of the line console ) in a high end PC, but I guess when they are sleeping a dream is better than nothing.

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I still can't see it doing too well.

Classic Casual, which i assume is supposed to get newer players into the game, barely does anything besides making a one-hit-kill knife that's only good for one shot purchasable, which still leaves CS to be the closest thing to real-world CQB as a game can get.

That said, i imagine that accessibility is a double edged sword. You make even the slightest change to favor a new player base, and the CS veteran would complain. At the same time, you can't exactly have the new players beg on their fucking knees for a cover system.

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I wish they would reboot with highend graphics as a launch title for next gen. 3d, 9.2 channel audio just make it a technical masterpiece as the classic gameplay is already in place. For $15 I bet they'd move a bunch of copies from people needing new games to play with their pocket books hurting from a new console purchase. Maybe Valve could even show off their dev tools for licensing. Games are always scarce around console launches.

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Hopefully there is a bit more to this than a couple new game modes and shinier graphics. I bet it will just be a facelift of Source more or less though.

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Edited By Dark_Arcitekt

I WILL be getting this!

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Edited By chyng85

A classic's sequel~

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Edited By DrStrangelove29

Interesting to finally see the new CS game & the selling price isn't bad. But Valve seriously give some news on some other games especially the one containing a Dr Freeman.

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Edited By Omega_Zero69

seems pretty awesome i might get it

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Edited By aryeec

$15 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

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Edited By MetalDragon199

its cheaper than source lol

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I might get it.

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Wow that's cheaper than I had thought. Very excited the beta is amazing so far.

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Edited By Littl3M0nst3r

Yes, $15 dollars is a good price for a good game!

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now that is gaming announcement

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looking forward to it

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15$ only? lol that i am not trying to be an a hole but whats the catch? its not like i am not buying it but it just got me curious

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Still remember playing the different betas of the original CS.

Good times, good times.

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Great a release date!!! Can't wait for the final game!!! Now get to work on HL2 Episode 3 as soon as you can Valve!!!

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Got in the beta for this; I'm really enjoying it so far. I think they need to refine some of the aiming mechanics a bit, but I think it has a TON of potential.

Between this and DoTA2 I don't think I'll really need anything else installed on my computer. Valve is poised to dominate the competitive PC Gaming scene between these two titles.

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Edited By Tuoze

This game will have pay to play content. Portal 2 has it so does TF2. Thats why the game is so cheap.

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Edited By BasilVZero

Wow pretty good deal, might get this , loved the last one!

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15$! What a price! Bought on day one.

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Well goodbye all other downloaded games. Need to make room asap. (yes I'm one of those people that didn't upgrade to a higher gig hard-drive)

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Edited By JustinCoplen

Friggin awesome, very excited! I can actually afford that.

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Interesting. Why not Half Life 3?

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