Valve tells how CS:GO became the 2nd most-played game on Steam

One of three talks Valve delivered at the Game Developers Conference last week was Building the Content that Drives the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Economy, a session by Technical Artist Bronwen Grimes. Grimes presentation mainly focused on how Valve developed its … Continue reading

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Building Crown, PT 2 layout design, textures, and the Hammer editor

Building Crown is a three part series from mapmaker Shawn “FMPONE Snelling and pro Counter-Strike player/mapmaker Sal “VOLCANO” Garozzo, revealing the inspiration and building process for their upcoming map Crown. Their goal with Crown is simple: build the best competitive … Continue reading

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Building Crown, PT 1: the first look at the next big CS:GO map

Building Crown is a three part series from mapmaker Shawn “FMPONE Snelling and pro Counter-Strike player/mapmaker Sal “VOLCANO” Garozzo, revealing the inspiration and building process for their upcoming map Crown. Their goal with Crown is simple: build the best competitive … Continue reading

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Counter-Strike eSports documentary dares you to “Play Bravely”

If gaming can sometimes seem like a solitary experience, Spela Modigt // Play Bravely shows what happens when a group of players finds the chemistry and will to succeed as a unit. The new documentary follows professional Counter-Strike: GO player … Continue reading

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Latest update adds fully automatic pistol

There’s been a new update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which, according to Steam’s not at all ridiculous new tagging system, is a Competitive Tactical Multiplayer Shooter. And a CoD-Like. Whatever Steam users think about the game, the community now has … Continue reading

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CS:GO’s first map of the next operation revealed

Valve’s official Operations for CS:GO have proven to be remarkably popular among CT’s and T’s alike. Naturally, Valve are readying for the game’s third major Operation, and have been holding a vote to determine which community maps would get the … Continue reading

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How to config Counter-Strike: GO for the max competitive advantage

Article by Jonny “Waffles” Fuller Counter-Strike: Global Offensive s surge in popularity over the past few months makes now a great time to join one of the most competitive multiplayer shooters on PC. This visual guide will teach you how … Continue reading

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Bravo, encore! CS:GO’s Operation Bravo extended

When we last reported on Operation Bravo, it was a brand new baby event, unaware of the chaos and mayhem that awaited its short life. Now a grizzled veteran, it was all set for retirement. Unfortunately, the horror of war … Continue reading

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Counter-Cartography: CSGO Reviving De_Cbble

Dave Johnston is best known for creating de_dust and de_dust 2, but he also made other maps for Counter-Strike. No, I’m not talking about cs_tire, the reddish-brown retirement home which was cut from an early beta. (That’s me establishing my … Continue reading

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Playing With Firearms In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

I have sniped a Terrorist across the full length of A-Long. I’ve hidden behind the squeaky door on Nuke, unmoving, for almost two minutes before scoring an ace with a P90. I’ve won and lost last-minute nailbiters. But until the … Continue reading

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