Counter-Strike: Source

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Counter-Strike: Source is the sequel, or to be more precise, the remake of the original Counter-Strike game.

As in the original, in Counter-Strike: Source the players choose between two teams, the Terrorists, and the Counter-Terrorists. Then the two teams compete in a series of rounds where the winner is determined by the accomplishment of a given mission.

Terrorists have to plant a bomb while the Counter-Terrorists have to defuse it, it's simple as that. You can also win the round by killing all of the players from the opposing team.

Counter-Strike: Source is at its core a team-based game that emphasizes on the objective of the map. No matter what the objective is, you want to do your best to complete it. Defuse the bomb, kill all the opposing forces, or rescue all the hostages. The end-game goal is for one team to have more rounds won than the other team. During a round, once you get killed you stay dead until the next round starts, but this depends on the kind of server you play on.

The gunplay in Counter-Strike: Source has been refined. Shooting while you move will severely decrease your accuracy. Constantly firing from a weapon will also increase the recoil tremendously. Damage done is determined by the part of the body which gets hit, meaning headshots are the most lethal and quick way of disposing of an enemy.

I frequent a Counter-Strike level design forum called Mapcore. There, a Dutch teenager who goes by “RD” (“RealDespair”) has long claimed to have been the original author of fy_iceworld. His now defunct portfolio site went on a lengthy rant about it: “Yes, you read it right. I am the creator of this unholy monster. When i created this map i had absolutely no idea how popular it would become. It is sad that there are many txt files in rotation from kids that claim t...


I remember playing a Counter-Strike map in 2001 called fy_iceworld. It was a small simple grey killbox of a map that virtually anyone could’ve made within the first few hours of downloading the editor tools. fy_iceworld quickly became one of the most popular and divisive CS maps at my school. I was, of course, one of the haters. I tried to convince my friends to vote against fy_iceworld on our local internet cafe’s CS server, but they argued that I was just salty about being bad at...


Updates for Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, and the Source SDK 2013 Base have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when you restart the game. The major changes include: * Various stability and security updates; * Fixed NPCs not blinking; * Fixed being able to switch weapons while holding a primed grenade;


Were Plato alive today, he’d declare a sixth platonic solid: de_dust2, representing the sixth element of devotion. This sacred configuration of geometry escaped its confinement in Counter-Strike and for eighteen years the map has lived in the hearts of men, re-emerging in dreams, in other games with level editors, and in mashed potato sculptures carved at the dinner table. But in the far future, the last remaining copy of de_dust2 is maintained inside Dustnet, a multiplayer sandbox build...


In my younger and more vulnerable years, I spent a lot of time getting shot in the head in Counter-Strike: Source. While there were many factors working against me - my age, my characteristic lack of dexterity, my (for the time) toaster-level PC, and my bargain-bin 200 DPI Dell laser mouse - I never let these disadvantages stop me from padding some lucky player's K/D ratio with my ill-fated MAC-10 rushes. When I would search through the list of servers for players of a similar skill level, I wou...




Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection



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Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

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