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New Counter-Strike Will Launch with Zombie Mod

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Forget shooting soldiers: there will be plenty of zombies to splatter when Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launches on Tuesday.

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive blog reports that Valve's highly-anticipated shooter will launch alongside a new Zombie Mod. The studio has worked closely with the modders over at Plague Fest to produce this living dead shootfest which is presumed to be available only for the PC version initially. Surprised to see zombies? Don't be given how popular CoD: Black Ops' zombie mode and similar modes/mods have become.

"It was important to us as we developed CS:GO to make sure it was as moddable and extensible as any CS game.  So this is just one of many mods that will be available to CS:GO in the coming months," Valve said.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is slated to launch tomorrow, August 21, in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360 (XBLA), PlayStation 3 (PSN), Windows PC and Max OS X (both Steam). That said, fans won't see physical discs sitting on store shelves... at least, not yet.

Still haven't pre-purchased the game? Not to worry: there's still time to catch the pre-release discount. Fans can save 10-percent on the $14.99 price tag by purchasing the game now ($13.49). Want the complete Counter-Strike experience? Valve is currently offering the CS: Complete package (CS, CS: Condition Zero, CS: Source, CS: GO) for $29.99, down from the original retail price of $54.96.

"Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999," said Doug Lombardi at Valve. "For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS' award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac."

Previously Valve planned for cross-platform multiplayer gameplay between the PS3, Mac OS X and Windows platforms, but the studio limited the feature to the non-console platforms due to the inability to release simultaneous updates across all three. However the PS3 version will include support for Move and the mouse/keyboard combo.

 

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    therabiddeer , August 21, 2012 6:05 AM
    zombie mod was in CS 1.6 before CoD had it. It is also an entirely different kind of zombie mod compared to CoD. Zombies in CS are players with knives, and they infect the players that have guns.
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    therabiddeer , August 21, 2012 6:05 AM
    zombie mod was in CS 1.6 before CoD had it. It is also an entirely different kind of zombie mod compared to CoD. Zombies in CS are players with knives, and they infect the players that have guns.
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    zander1983 , August 21, 2012 6:12 AM
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    Previously Valve planned for cross-platform multiplayer gameplay between the PS3, Mac OS X and Windows platforms, but the studio limited the feature to the non-console platforms due to the inability to release simultaneous updates across all three. However the PS3 version will include support for Move and the mouse/keyboard combo.


    Yes, time to show the console-kiddies that FPS on a PC is just better end-off.
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    dudewitbow , August 21, 2012 6:14 AM
    If anyone is wondering, the mod is still in the works and will be ironed out over time down at plaguefest. they have 2 kinds of zombie mods in the works, classic infection mode which is what TheRabidDeer is speaking about, as well as Zombie escape mode, where everyone is ct, one person gets infected, and is a timed escape map where if anyone dies by any of the indiana jones like traps, becomes a zombie and spawns at the beginning trying to catch up to the CT survivors.
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    dormantreign , August 21, 2012 7:03 AM
    i heart valve!
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    kcorp2003 , August 21, 2012 8:25 AM
    TheRabidDeerzombie mod was in CS 1.6 before CoD had it. It is also an entirely different kind of zombie mod compared to CoD. Zombies in CS are players with knives, and they infect the players that have guns.


    CoD 4 zombie mod was like that too. i had 2 servers packed 24/7 for nearly 5 months. good times.
    And CoD 4 paintball mod was nice too.
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    paulemannsen , August 21, 2012 8:30 AM
    i only buy it if its cross platform, so i can bash some console noobs :) .

    from what i heard it still feels like cs:source, ergo, extremely shallow. no hit-feedback, crap recoil, crap movement, no cool bugs. 1.6 another 10 years for me i guess ;) 
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    maigo , August 21, 2012 8:30 AM
    ...No... you can't trick me... I don't want this game.
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    billybobser , August 21, 2012 12:10 PM
    reskin 1.5 please!

    1.6 has big head mode, and source is meh.
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    apple_good_guys , August 21, 2012 12:37 PM
    Will there be a Mac version? I may have to check this out. Been playing the new COD that just hit the app store, and it is awesome! This one sounds good too.
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    dudewitbow , August 21, 2012 2:08 PM
    paulemannseni only buy it if its cross platform, so i can bash some console noobs .from what i heard it still feels like cs:source, ergo, extremely shallow. no hit-feedback, crap recoil, crap movement, no cool bugs. 1.6 another 10 years for me i guess


    as a 1.6 player as well as community in generals opinions, the aiming is liek 1.6 more than css. hitboxes are much more responsive, but recoil is a bit higher. movement s slightly slower than 1.6, but they fixed alot of peeking and shooting issues.

    @above, yes, its mac compatible. valve is pushing for all of their games to work on Macs.

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    apple_good_guys , August 21, 2012 2:31 PM
    dudewitbow@above, yes, its mac compatible. valve is pushing for all of their games to work on Macs.


    That is what I thought, but it wasn't specifically listed in article (inferred PC, PS3, XBOX, but I suppose Mac is PC here).

    Thank you!
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    master_chen , August 21, 2012 2:56 PM
    I'll stay with my Day-Z, thank you very much.
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    leongrado , August 21, 2012 3:27 PM
    Hahaha Plaguefest. I played on Plaguefest all the time. It was later dubbed failfest because we failed so much.
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    Anonymous , August 21, 2012 4:21 PM
    COD is WAYY BETTER!!! and MORE OrIGNaL
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    Timendo , August 21, 2012 4:39 PM
    The rage that Call of Duty is even mentioned in this fucking article induces is astonishing.
    That shitfest has no right to be here.
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    slabbo , August 21, 2012 5:32 PM
    they already have left 4 dead 2. how does this compare to it? I think they should just put their energy and work on a left 4 dead 3 instead of using resources for a zombie mod. We need more Left 4 Dead, Valve, it's a great and fun game!!!
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    Timendo , August 21, 2012 5:36 PM
    slabbothey already have left 4 dead 2. how does this compare to it? I think they should just put their energy and work on a left 4 dead 3 instead of using resources for a zombie mod. We need more Left 4 Dead, Valve, it's a great and fun game!!!

    Hope you realize Modding teams have nothing to do with Valve, and it's practically tradition for Zombie Mod on Counter-Strike.
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    BlizzardGamer , August 21, 2012 5:36 PM
    maigo...No... you can't trick me... I don't want this game.

    Haha, people cant understand good humor by disliking his this comment. Oh you do like the zombie game, but try to resist from buy it haha :D 
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    gm0n3y , August 21, 2012 5:39 PM
    timendoThe rage that Call of Duty is even mentioned in this fucking article induces is astonishing.That shitfest has no right to be here.

    The early COD games were pretty good. It wasn't really until COD5 that things really started to go downhill.
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    Anonymous , August 21, 2012 6:13 PM
    The creators of the zombie mod are not releasing it. You can only play it on their server and they only have one server.

    http://plaguefest.com/threads/how-do-i-run-zombie-escape-go-on-my-own-server.11827/#post-161182
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