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Valve's Counter-Strike: GO Dated and Priced

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Get your new Counter-Strike fill in August for a meager $15 USD.

Valve Software said on Monday that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (GO) is slated to arrive on August 21, 2012. The new shooter will be available on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam for the PC and Mac, and sold for approximately $15 on all platforms.

"CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay pioneered when Counter-Strike was launched almost 13 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999)," Valve stated in an email. "CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO introduces new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more."

Counter-Strike: GO was developed by Valve Software in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment, which also co-developed 2004's Counter-Strike: Source. Overall the Counter-Strike franchise has sold more than 25 million units in just over 12 years.

The most recent beta update reported that the game now supports 15v15 on all maps. It also features chickens on the Inferno map, improved UI, tweaks to burst and tap fire, and more. "The spawn locations have been prioritized to accommodate various numbers," reads the May 21 blog. "For server operators, if you allow for more players, you may want to play with the bot quota number to find a number that works best with your server."

A complete list of release notes is available here.

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    s3anister , June 5, 2012 8:52 AM
    Glad to hear that a game I plan to buy isn't $60 for once...
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    HopelessNoob , June 5, 2012 8:47 AM
    $15? o_o that's a buy
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    Anonymous , June 5, 2012 8:50 AM
    Seriously $15, that's crazy! Been looking 4ward to this since it was announced. Wow valve has done it again, dota 2 free, cs on the cheap. Absolute legends! Cementing themselves as number 1 above blizzard now for sure. The 3 I hold in the highest regards have always been Blizz, Valve and Epic games. It's good to see Valve's parent company changing hands hasn't had the same negative impact it has had on Blizz. I guess it's got to do with the wankers that now pull blizzard's strings. Grats valve and ty for all the great things you have brought to pc gaming over all these years, cheers. Oh and here's to looking forward to unreal engine 4 and HOPEFULLY a new UT soon. Peace out guys, CS:GO biggest seller of the year 4 sure!
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    HopelessNoob , June 5, 2012 8:47 AM
    $15? o_o that's a buy
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    Anonymous , June 5, 2012 8:50 AM
    Seriously $15, that's crazy! Been looking 4ward to this since it was announced. Wow valve has done it again, dota 2 free, cs on the cheap. Absolute legends! Cementing themselves as number 1 above blizzard now for sure. The 3 I hold in the highest regards have always been Blizz, Valve and Epic games. It's good to see Valve's parent company changing hands hasn't had the same negative impact it has had on Blizz. I guess it's got to do with the wankers that now pull blizzard's strings. Grats valve and ty for all the great things you have brought to pc gaming over all these years, cheers. Oh and here's to looking forward to unreal engine 4 and HOPEFULLY a new UT soon. Peace out guys, CS:GO biggest seller of the year 4 sure!
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    sigma3d , June 5, 2012 8:51 AM
    stop those trashes... i want half life 3!
  • 23 Hide
    s3anister , June 5, 2012 8:52 AM
    Glad to hear that a game I plan to buy isn't $60 for once...
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    JOSHSKORN , June 5, 2012 8:59 AM
    $15 for the same game. Works for me.
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    fightingslu , June 5, 2012 10:18 AM
    sigma3dstop those trashes... i want half life 3!


    The voice actor for Gordon Freeman died over the weekend so they had to cancel Half life 3...
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    Anonymous , June 5, 2012 10:22 AM
    woulda paid $115 for it. Come to papa!
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    metro510 , June 5, 2012 11:15 AM
    "chickens on the Inferno map"
    my wallet is ready.
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    mayne92 , June 5, 2012 12:11 PM
    mayankleoboy1quickly reading dated and priced , i read Pirated.

    Are you saying you are going to pirate a $15 game? A game franchise worthy of $60 even? If so then that is truly pathetic.
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    A Bad Day , June 5, 2012 12:36 PM
    Hm, I can either cough up $60 for MW3 or or BF3, or wait for CS:GO for only $15. I think I'll go with the cheaper route as long as the quality of the game is acceptable.
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    molo9000 , June 5, 2012 12:41 PM
    $15 is fine, IF the gameplay is spot on and the community gets behind it and it's not a 3-way-split between CS1.6 CS:S and CS:GO.
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    mayankleoboy1 , June 5, 2012 12:52 PM
    mayne92Are you saying you are going to pirate a $15 game? A game franchise worthy of $60 even? If so then that is truly pathetic.


    comprehension FAIL
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    zooted , June 5, 2012 12:55 PM
    molo9000$15 is fine, IF the gameplay is spot on and the community gets behind it and it's not a 3-way-split between CS1.6 CS:S and CS:GO.

    It will be, a few of my buddies that played the game said that it is a little bit of an improvement over source. It's just not up to par of 1.6.
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    Antimatter79 , June 5, 2012 1:11 PM
    I can't pass this up. I guess I'll be the last one in the known universe to finally play CS, but at least I'll be playing. The only problem I'm sure to face is everyone else will run circles around me on day 1, but such is life (or in this case, death)
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    Anonymous , June 5, 2012 1:15 PM
    What will be interesting is an analysis of how much this game gets pirated vs potential profit records. Most people pirate games because they arent worth the asking price. But at 15 bucks I find it hard to believe anyone will go out of their way to steal this. Therefore we may see some landslide profits for valve proving once and for all that if you make something affordable, people WILL BUY IT, and you will make EVEN MORE MONEY than your overpriced $60+ crap.
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    Camikazi , June 5, 2012 1:17 PM
    mayankleoboy1quickly reading dated and priced , i read Pirated.

    Man I pirate a lot and even I would not pirate this game, it's only $15 and worth so much more. This is one game I will buy although that seems to be the trend with Valve games, I legally own most of them already.
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    leongrado , June 5, 2012 2:06 PM
    Gatta love valve. TF2 and Counter Strike: Source were probably the cheapest non indie games I've ever bought but I have a total of over 2000 hours of play time. Now they're selling CS: GO for 15$? It's good to see that some game companies aren't turning to money hogs while still making quality games.
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    eddieroolz , June 5, 2012 2:27 PM
    That's actually very cheap. Cheaper than their 7-year old Source.
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