Counter-Strike: Source

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Gabe Newell named as next AIAS Hall of Famer

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

Such is his influence on the world of videogames and computing that it's a wonder Gabe Newell hasn't been inducted into the prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame already. This coming February at the 2013 D.I.C.E. summit will be his moment.

Valve opens Euro office, updates Steam terms

Valve opens Euro office, updates Steam terms

Disallows class action lawsuits, improves individual claims.

Before you can use Steam, you must agree to Steam's terms. And those terms - the Steam Subscriber Agreement and Valve's Privacy Policy - have been updated.

Valve has also opened a new office in Luxembourg to better serve its European audience with. Nice place, Luxembourg - has a population of half-a-million and a capital city named Luxembourg.

The most significant change to the Steam terms concerns taking Valve to court over a dispute.

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Counter-Strike: Source released on Mac

Game discounted and updated.

Valve has announced the arrival of Counter-Strike: Source on Steam Play, which means the tactical shooter can now be played on Mac, and indeed against PC owners and vice versa.

Extensive CS: Source update in beta

Extensive CS: Source update in beta

To be rolled out to everyone soon.

Valve has announced that an "extensive update" to Counter-Strike: Source is now in beta testing.

Developed in collaboration with Hidden Path Studios, the update was made available for sign-ups yesterday but all the slots were quickly snapped up.

New features include 144 new achievements, new match and lifetime player stats, updated scoreboards and end-of-round displays, a cinematic death camera, a domination and revenge system and "many Source engine updates".

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Steam Cloud to launch this week

Steam Cloud to launch this week

Centralise game data starting with L4D.

Valve has announced that Steam Cloud will launch this week.

Steam Cloud, announced at the end of May, centralises configuration data online so that you can access your controller and multiplayer settings (like spraypaint images for Counter-Strike) from any computer.

In future, Valve intends to centralise save-game data - the idea being that you could delete a Steam game and all its files and still be able to pick it up from the same spot, on any computer, years later.

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Counter-Strike, EverQuest banned

By Brazilian Government.

Bad news for Counter-Strike and EverQuest players living in Brazil - both games have been banned after a judge ruled they are "harmful to consumers' health".

Valve won't charge for DLC

"You buy the product, you get the content".

Valve has told Eurogamer that it has no intention of charging customers who download additional content for games like Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2, despite the widely spread increase of paid-for updates in the PC and console world.

Dynamic Weapon Pricing in CS

Stock market for guns launches.

Valve has updated Counter-Strike: Source with a beta version of the "Dynamic Weapon Pricing" system it outlined recently.

CS Source: prettier train

Now with HDR. Plus tweaks.

As promised, Valve has given classic Counter-Strike map de_train a lick of High Dynamic Range paint. Well, lighting. As well as fixing some bugs and making some layout tweaks.

Valve plans CS Source shake-up

'Fairly significant ramifications'.

Still not done sneaking around offices and dust-bowls tutting at people who don't run with the knife? Then Valve has some good news for you: it's nowhere near done with its support for Counter-Strike: Source.

CS, DoD: Source updates coming

CS, DoD: Source updates coming

HDR maps, new features.

Valve's planning to do some updates to the Source Engine versions of Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat "in the next few weeks".

Counter-Strike's going to get some more HDR-enabled versions of maps, says Valve, "along with some enhancements to the game itself".

Meanwhile, DoD is getting "a significant release" adding new features and a new map called Colmar (pictured, hopefully, assuming I remember to add the image for once in my miserable life).

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Leet Krew back for CS: Source


Valve's clearly on some sort of mission to get old-days Counter-Strike devotees like YT to resume hostilities with one another, using its latest Steam news update to announce it's introducing prettified versions of the classic SAS and, more importantly, Leet Krew models to Counter-Strike: Source later this month.

CS: Source gets its own Militia

With an HDR beard.

So like, remember that news item we did a little while ago about how Steam was going to have like an update and like that update was going to be for Counter-Strike: Source and that like it would have like cs_militia in it with High Dynamic Range lighting? Well it's happened now, and for some reason I've turned into my sister's friend Stacy.

CS: Source Militia remake due

As is Kalt for DoD: Source.

Valve's planning to release a Counter-Strike: Source version of classic map Militia described as "a fairly major reworking of the original level", featuring HDR-polished visuals similar to those of Half-Life 2: Lost Coast and the recent re-release of CS map Nuke.

Counter-Strike: Source

Counter-Strike: Source

Valve reskins the most popular multiplayer FPS game of all time, but how does the release version stand up as a retail product?

Version Reviewed

PC (exclusive)


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