Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Digital FoundryCounter Strike: Global Offensive PS3 Performance Video

30 frames per second with screen-tear during taxing scenes characterises the PS3 version of this game.

Key events

Counter-Strike pro who was caught cheating mid-tournament given five-year ban

"Nothing good has happened to me since the day I started playing this game."

Play Counter Strike: GO for free now

...but you can only play against bots.

Esports are coming to BBC Three

To Gfinity and beyond.

Gambling Commission warns parents about gambling websites

"They're parasites feeding off popular video games."

Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

Mix of old and new, big and small.

Valve refutes gambling commission's accusations of illegal activity

"We are not aware of any such law that Steam or our games are violating."

Gambling commission is cracking down on Valve over third-party skin gambling sites

Yet Valve was victorious in a class-action lawsuit over the same topic.

CS:GO pros fight for $100,000 at EGX 2016

Plus: Playable Battlefield 1, Horizon and Dawn of War 3.

UK Gambling Commission seeks to tighten esports gambling

Following the CS:GO Lotto controversy.

CSGO Lounge seeks gambling licence in bid for legitimacy

But will it be enough to dodge Valve's cease-and-desist?

Counter-Strike: GO event pulled from German TV after Munich attack

Channel decides not to broadcast esports finals.

Valve to crack down on gambling sites offering in-game goods

"We have never received any revenue from them."

Exposed YouTube star says sorry you didn't realise he owned gambling site he promoted

UPDATE: TmarTn's lawyer says "no further public comments" at this time.

FeatureCS:GO gambling sites can be "rigged" for YouTuber promotion, streamer reveals

"I'm not a big YouTuber so no one really f***ing cares."

Steam warns users against gambling site after YouTube stars discovered as owners

UPDATE: TmarTn apologies to anyone who felt matter was not "clear enough".

Valve pumps even more money into Counter-Strike eSports

"The professional CS:GO community has been growing at an incredible rate."

ESL to test pro Counter-Strike players for cannabis use during Cologne tournament

First eSports drug testing bids to weed out cheaters.

ESL introduces eSports' first drugs tests

Following pro player's admission of doping.

eSports organisations promise tougher drugs rules after player admits doping

"We've known for some time that performance-enhancing drugs would be a challenge."

World's largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament set for August

$250,000 up for grabs at 15,000-seater stadium in Germany.

Valve issues warning to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive eSports community

Tells players not to gamble, but will they listen?

Valve bans Counter-Strike pros accused of match-fixing

Valve steps in as CS:GO eSports scene rocked by scandal.

Newell on Source 2, CS:GO Linux and... Ricochet 2

Valve boss takes on Reddit AMA.

Gabe Newell addresses concern over Valve Anti-Cheat system

"Do we care what porn sites you visit? Oh, dear god, no. My brain just melted."

Overwatch is Valve handing ban power to the Counter-Strike: GO community

Do-badders will be judged collectively by do-gooders.

Valve announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community map pack

Operation Payback brings seven top maps to official servers.

Gabe Newell named as next AIAS Hall of Famer

Oh they'll induct anyone have they no standards etc..

Don't like the way Sony runs the PlayStation Store? "You should be careful what you wish for" says Yoshida

Sony exec admits having 3 PSN IDs, one for Japan, one for the US and one for Europe.

The Walking Dead, Doom 3 BFG Edition on EU PlayStation Store

But still no Retro City Rampage or CS:GO.

Five weeks later, still no Counter-Strike: GO on EU PS3 Store

"Sorry, again I have nothing to say on it still."

Counter-Strike: GO misses PlayStation Store for fourth week

Digital releases for Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 aim to scratch your multiplayer itch instead.

Digital FoundryCounter Strike: Global Offensive PS3 Performance Video

30 frames per second with screen-tear during taxing scenes characterises the PS3 version of this game.

Digital FoundryCounter Strike: Global Offensive Xbox 360 Performance Video

A fairly solid 30FPS on the Microsoft platform.

Digital FoundryCounter Strike: Global Offensive Digital Foundry PC Performance Video.

The Digital Foundry PC is ideally suited to low-demand games like Global Offensive. Even cranked up to 1080p with 4x MSAA, and all other settings completely maxed out, the frame rate rarely drops below 60FPS. Here we see the Lake map in Demolition mode ca

Digital FoundryCounter-Strike: Global Offensive Xbox 360 vs. PC Face-Off Video

The Microsoft platform compared head-to-head with the PC version at 720p, with all settings ramped up to their highest levels.

Digital FoundryCounter-Strike: Global Offensive PS3 vs. PC Face-Off Video

The Sony console compared with the PC game running at maximum settings at 720p.

Digital FoundryCounter-Strike: Global Offensive Face-Off Video

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 in this revamped version of the classic shooter.

Counter-Strike: GO misses EU PlayStation Store for third week

While Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD arrive for PS3, Vita.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive still MIA from EU PSN

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD launches though.

PlayStation 3 fans in uproar after Counter-Strike: GO misses EU PlayStation Store

UPDATE: Sony says sorry for delay, but fails to confirm new release date.

PodcastEurogamer.net Podcast #125: Globally Offensive

The new Counter-Strike is out today. Three 'specialists' discuss their work in its theatres.

Blowing Off Some Enthusiasm: Fun Times in Counter-Strike and Spelunky

Some happy Friday rambling about stuff in video games. No harm done.

Valve opens Euro office, updates Steam terms

Disallows class action lawsuits, improves individual claims.

Valve launches Steam remote downloads

Download pre-loads, new releases and latest purchases while out and about.

Valve Handbook for New Employees hits internet

"A fearless adventure in knowing what to do when no one's there telling you what to do."

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cross-platform play ditched

To "make all platforms stronger by not mixing them".

Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive support Razer Hydra PC motion controller

Added to Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and 250 Steam games.

Valve: piracy a "non-issue" for Steam

Perhaps Gabe Newell along.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta release date revealed

To launch worldwide for anyone with a key.

Valve delays Counter-Strike: GO beta

Full release "when the community tells us".

FeatureEG Expo Game of the Show: The Nominees

10 contenders from the Earls Court show floor.

Counter-Strike Global Offensive screens

Arsenal modes blown open.

Valve announces new CS: GO modes

New spins on Gun Game.

FeatureSteam vs. Origin: Is Competition Good for Gamers?

EA, GOG, Gamersgate, Gabe Newell weigh in.

PS3 CS: GO supports keyboard and mouse

PS3/PC cross-platform play confirmed.

VideoCounter-Strike: Global Offensive footage

PS3, PC cross-platform play confirmed.

Valve wants Steamworks in CS: GO XBLA

Would love Xbox Live restriction relaxed.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive official

Mac, PC, PSN and XBLA early next year.