Rebels put up fierce resistance on Friday in a key district of Syria's battered Aleppo, where a regime offensive has left bodies in the streets and sparked a global outcry. The government assault on the northern city has spurred a mass...Show More Summary
When I think of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (and, at this point, Valve more generally as well), I think of monetized items. You too? Well, here's another! Valve has introduced cosmetic glove skins as well as Steam Group Lobbies,...Show More Summary
Cable television’s biggest Counter-Strike tournament is reaching its zenith this weekend, and the action kicks off on Wednesday. Eleague’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive season-two playoffs begin at 2 p.m. Eastern on November 30, and you can watch them live on Twitch or TBS. Show More Summary
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now has a cool-looking changing weather system thanks to a couple of modders. There have been attempts before, and certainly mods which add new weather patterns in, but fans Luke Millanta and Lewis Palfrey claim they have now launched the first set of weather-altering maps. Show More Summary
We are in the middle of the biggest arms race since the Cold War, one that could lead to cyberwar, which we discussed in a recent post. Massive amounts of money are globally put into building cybercapabilities for defense, offense, and intelligence. Show More Summary
ESL and Sliver.tv are teaming up for the first ever eSports VR livestream of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and League of Legends during Intel's Extreme Masters Oakland tournament next week (November 19th and 20th). The coverage will be available on nearly every mobile and PC platform, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR and others. Show More Summary
As part of the latest patch to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Value has made changes to their policy for bad behavior. Two strikes and you are out, pal. Read more...
Valve got hammered by the Washington State Gambling Commission recently for the use of the Steam API OpenID being attached to certain unsanctioned gambling sites for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Well, Valve addressed the Commission with an interesting response.
Earlier this month the Washington State Gambling Commission set its sights on Valve, accusing the Steam developer of facilitating gambling as a number of illegal sites use Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins as a form of currency for gambling. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, Washington state told Valve to stop allowing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) gun skin transfers through Steam. The state's Gambling Commission argued that Valve was facilitating a "large, unregulated black market," and gave it until October 14th to explain itself. Show More Summary
If you haven’t played Counter Stroke: Global Offensive in a while, you’ll be happy to know that one of its classic maps has returned. Out of beta and now available in the Reserves Map Group, Valve has tweaked Inferno a little with some quality-of-life upgrades. The map now has improved visibility, is easier to more […]
[Screenshot by Afro Deziak] Did someone use their monkey's paw to wish for sprays in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? As of this week's update, Valve has introduced graffiti to the game. It's a light feature folks have wanted to see...Show More Summary
The latest patch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive brings back a long absent feature: graffiti and sprays. They are now a consumable item that can be purchased. Fans lobbying for their return are displeased to say the least. Read more...
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's new graffiti consumables have angered some long-time fans of the game. There are a couple of reasons why. Firstly, image sprays have been a Counter-Strike staple for years - but have always been a free feature. Show More Summary
The days of grabbing an ol’ image off your hard drive for use as a spray in Counter-Strike are well gone. One of the things Counter-Strike purists didn’t like about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was its lack of support for player sprays. Sprays are images you, well, sprays on walls in the game. The feature has […]
While Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has moved mountains in reviving the competitive and casual communities of the iconic PC shooter, one thing has always been missing: the ability to spray graffiti on walls. So after being lobbied by fans for years, Valve is finally bringing sprays back. But as always, there’s a catch. More »
Christina Alejandre ended up chatting with UFC President Dana White backstage at the Turner Studios in July, just before the final game of ELEAGUE's debut Counter-Strike: Global Offensive season. As VP of esports and ELEAGUE at Turner...Show More Summary
For Washington state, it's not enough for Valve to distance itself from gun skin gambling in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive -- it wants the company to put an end to the practice. The state's Gambling Commission has ordered Valve to "stop allowing the transfer" of gun skins for gambling through Steam. Show More Summary
The final rounds of the ESL One New York Counterstrike: Global Offensive tournament were held last night. You’ve already seen someone toss their gun at another player in the semi finals. Here are some other amazing plays from the final match between Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro. Read more...