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Counter-Strike 1.6 and Source to be supported after Global Offensive release

Counter-Strike 1.6 and Source to be supported after Global Offensive release

It is interesting to think that when Counter-Strike: Global offensive is released, there will be three games remaining active in the Counter-Strike series. With 1.6 and Source still regularly appearing at the top of the play lists on Steam stats, I thought it was important to ask Valve’s Chet Faliszek what would happen with the older titles when Global Offensive is released. He told me on the Eurogamer Expo showfloor that “We will keep supporting 1.6 with exploit fixes and CS:S with the same thing, but we don’t want to change those games, while here with CS:GO during the beta we will take the feedback from the community and maybe make it something different.”

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The Egoist – Ruining Our Online Games

The Egoist – Ruining Our Online Games

There is a player style in many an online shooter which I have started to refer to as the ‘egoist’, these are the people who are, and have been for a while, bringing down the quality of online gaming. In particular, I reference first person shooters.

I first saw this phrase appear in a game of Battlefield 2. When a player connected to the server, there was an automatic server side script which analysed that persons’ play statistics and came out with a phrase to describe them. This person was listed as favouring the sniper kit, the tank for when he wanted some vehicular action. He was also shown to be a lone-wolf more often than not ignoring the squads which form the backbone of a great game of Battlefield 2. From these bits of data, he was given the tag of ‘egoist’.

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