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Counter-Strike, or more commonly known to the world as just CS, is the very first game in the popular online multiplayer series known as Counter-Strike. The game was ported to Xbox in 2003, and it fully launched on the OS X and Linux in April 2013.

In this game, which was originally a mod, players pick teams, either the terrorists or the counter-terrorists, and they try to accomplish their missions.

Terrorists have to do as their name describes best, conduct various heinous acts and entice terror. Terrorists will try to plant bombs and take hostages, while the other team tries to stop them. Players that pick the Counter-terrorists have to prevent the terrorists from accomplishing their missions, so your job will be to defuse bombs and save hostages.

At the end of each round in this game, players get rewarded. Your rewards will increase in accordance with your performance in the previous match, and the in-game currency that you get is used to buy more powerful weapons.

Counter-Strike was a mod for Half-Life and it was created by two people, Minh "Gooseman" Le and Jess "Cliffe" Cliffe. Later down the line, the game's intellectual property was claimed by Valve Corporation, the developers of Half-Life, the game whose assets were used when this mode was first created.

Look, competitive Counter-Strike is nice and all, but on the 20th anniversary of v1.0 I do find myself consumed with dreams of a wholly different CS skill: surfing. It’s the freestyle skating to proper CS’s baseball, using a movement glitch to skid, glide, and soar through maps filled with abstract shapes. It is stylish as all hell. And people race surfing! Or you could go freestyle and hit cool tricks to wow judges! Maybe you could even do synchronised routines! Or, like with the ...

2020-11-09

It was 20 years ago today that version 1.0 of Counter-Strike launched, boasting iconic maps like Dust and Italy. But what about the maps that didn’t make it out of beta? CS had over twenty which bounced around betas but were cut by the full release, including all the maps representing one entire mode. I revisited the cut beta maps today and was surprised by quite how many I remembered, a lot of weird fond memories mixed in with a few moments of “Oh yeah obviously I see why this ...

2020-11-09

20 years officially today, Counter-Strike 1.0 was officially released and it went on to change the way many of us played games online. Read the full article here:

2020-11-09

On the 9th of November, 2000, Valve released version 1.0 of Counter-Strike. The tactical shooter had started as a Half-Life mod in beta the year before, originally created by Minh “Gooseman” Le and Jess Cliffe, and became the star of the scene. It’s weird to say now, but a twitchy teamplay FPS with a grounded paramilitary setting and realistic style really did stand out. V1.0 wasn’t the end for CS though, as Valve kept expanding and updating it for years, and used it as...

2020-11-09

Coaches eh? They’re meant to be a great help for improving your game, but it seems some sneaky Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams have taken that to mean peeking where they’re not allowed during high-stakes competitive games. Now, the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is raking through years of demos to find these meddlesome cameramen, with the suggestion that they might go easy on folks who own up to their crimes. (more…)

2020-09-05

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum: 500 mhz processor, 96mb ram, 16mb video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Recommended: 800 mhz processor, 128mb ram, 32mb+ video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, 4GB Hard Drive Space,NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum: Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz, 1GB Memory, nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1, 4GB Hard Drive Space, OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

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