Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PC/Mac £2.99 from Steam
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PC/Mac £2.99 from Steam

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Found 29th Nov 2013
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago.

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

"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."

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best game on steam

Insane price.

The complete collection is only £4.24 as well, worth the extra imo for Counter Strike:Source

Amazing game, don't recommend playing if your not willing to learn how to play though. Pretty steep learning curve-you'd spend most of the time watching if your new from the COD generation.

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rowebin

Amazing game, don't recommend playing if your not willing to learn how to … Amazing game, don't recommend playing if your not willing to learn how to play though. Pretty steep learning curve-you'd spend most of the time watching if your new from the COD generation.



It might not be for me then. X)

Was going to buy this yesterday, glad i held off. Have some heat from me

Paid £6 yesterday ffs! Not fair, anyway or refunding???
Edited by: "iAmLegendFam" 29th Nov 2013

rowebin

Amazing game, don't recommend playing if your not willing to learn how to … Amazing game, don't recommend playing if your not willing to learn how to play though. Pretty steep learning curve-you'd spend most of the time watching if your new from the COD generation.



Learning curve? Are you sure you're playing this game?

Play the zombie escape servers for laugh a minute fun...

nublets2k

Learning curve? Are you sure you're playing this game?



Are you sure you are?

nublets2k

Learning curve? Are you sure you're playing this game?



Well regulars will often vote kick off newbes even in casual mode, which can be off putting if your trying to learn a new game.

Highly advise picking up an Operation Bravo pass as well, that is on sale too.
Great price for a great game. Hot.

Arma 2, Skyrim and CS:GO for a tenner, very happy

Just couldn't refuse at this price!

Screw them! CS:GO was on offer a day ago at £5.99 -_-

abch4

Are you sure you are?



Yeah, but only since CS 1.1.

DanielleB

Well regulars will often vote kick off newbes even in casual mode, which … Well regulars will often vote kick off newbes even in casual mode, which can be off putting if your trying to learn a new game.



Usually because they shoot chickens instead of playing the objectives.

iAmLegendFam

Paid £6 yesterday ffs! Not fair, anyway or refunding???


sukhdev92

Screw them! CS:GO was on offer a day ago at £5.99 -_-



It's a general rule of thumb not to buy anything during Steam sales until the last day, just in case it becomes one of the featured deals.

nublets2k

Yeah, but only since CS 1.1.Usually because they shoot chickens instead … Yeah, but only since CS 1.1.Usually because they shoot chickens instead of playing the objectives.



Right, so why are you commenting on learning curves if you are such a connoisseur of the game and you have been the guru at it for so long?

Granted it's easier than 1.6, but for a new player without any experience at the game, they will still find it hard



Angles, nade spots, economy, aim.....clearly something easy to learn?

Edited by: "abch4" 29th Nov 2013

abch4

Right, so why are you commenting on learning curves if you are such a … Right, so why are you commenting on learning curves if you are such a connoisseur of the game? Granted it's easier than 1.6, but for a new player the game will still be extremely hard



Because between CSGO and COD there isn't any significant learning curve, they both have pretty much the same modes of play, except for CS mode.
Edited by: "nublets2k" 29th Nov 2013

shift-tabbed as i type hehe

Will this drop in price further, maybe in Christmas sale? I have no intention of playing this till new year now. So can wait.

badzed

Will this drop in price further, maybe in Christmas sale? I have no … Will this drop in price further, maybe in Christmas sale? I have no intention of playing this till new year now. So can wait.



The chances of it getting any lower than this are slim to none, It's already 75% off!

nublets2k

Learning curve? Are you sure you're playing this game?



People don't know what twitch reactions are anymore, Auto aim has taken over.

pooley1977

The chances of it getting any lower than this are slim to none, It's … The chances of it getting any lower than this are slim to none, It's already 75% off!



lol! I was hoping for going lower to 80 or 90% seeing it's a valve product so they can drop it whatever they want!

Anyway, even if it drops to 80% (highly unlikely), it will be only a few pence difference.. so I'm gona bite the dust here.

freaking awesome game for a freaking awesome price

iAmLegendFam

Paid £6 yesterday ffs! Not fair, anyway or refunding???

sukhdev92

Screw them! CS:GO was on offer a day ago at £5.99 -_-



What happens when you don't see what you want on the last day either and it was on a decent sale before the last day? Then you missed out on everything.

There are many factors affecting what goes on sale, when and by how much. But yes, generally, they gradually build up the discount percentages and don't just jump in the deep end with 75% on everything on first day.

nublets2k

Because between CSGO and COD there isn't any significant learning curve, … Because between CSGO and COD there isn't any significant learning curve, they both have pretty much the same modes of play, except for CS mode.



I see what you're doing here... Well I ain't falling for your bait Mr. Troll!

Great price for this; absolutely love this game and the whole esports scene (anyone else watching DreamHack?). Like some of the other guys have said, would recommend spending the extra £1.24 and getting the complete set.

rowebin

People don't know what twitch reactions are anymore, Auto aim has taken … People don't know what twitch reactions are anymore, Auto aim has taken over.



I may be wrong here, but I think on the pc COD doesn't have aim assist? But on a console I agree that it does make it more difficult.


Stabilized

I see what you're doing here... Well I ain't falling for your bait Mr. … I see what you're doing here... Well I ain't falling for your bait Mr. Troll!Great price for this; absolutely love this game and the whole esports scene (anyone else watching DreamHack?). Like some of the other guys have said, would recommend spending the extra £1.24 and getting the complete set.



Er excuse me?

badzed

What happens when you don't see what you want on the last day either and … What happens when you don't see what you want on the last day either and it was on a decent sale before the last day? Then you missed out on everything.There are many factors affecting what goes on sale, when and by how much. But yes, generally, they gradually build up the discount percentages and don't just jump in the deep end with 75% on everything on first day.



If something gets reduced on day 1, it'll be at the same price for the whole duration of the sale. The only time the price might change is if it is featured as one of the main deals of the day or a flash deal and the price will only go down when that happens, never up. For example, CS:GO got reduced to £5.99 at the start of the sale, it is now featured in today's daily deals and have been reduced even further to £2.99. After the 48 hours are up (the time that daily deal prices have until they expire), the price will revert back to £5.99. It will most likely go back down to £2.99 if it gets picked as a flash deal or a last day encore deal. By buying it early on when it hasn't been a daily deal or flash deal, you are potentially denying yourself the chance to get it at a further reduced price. If you wait until the last day and it hasn't been reduced, then that's when you should buy it at "normal" sale price. You're not going to miss out on anything by waiting and see if it will get even cheaper.

pretty good deal, bought!

jk12324

If something gets reduced on day 1, it'll be at the same price for the … If something gets reduced on day 1, it'll be at the same price for the whole duration of the sale. The only time the price might change is if it is featured as one of the main deals of the day or a flash deal and the price will only go down when that happens, never up. For example, CS:GO got reduced to £5.99 at the start of the sale, it is now featured in today's daily deals and have been reduced even further to £2.99. After the 48 hours are up (the time that daily deal prices have until they expire), the price will revert back to £5.99. It will most likely go back down to £2.99 if it gets picked as a flash deal or a last day encore deal. By buying it early on when it hasn't been a daily deal or flash deal, you are potentially denying yourself the chance to get it at a further reduced price. If you wait until the last day and it hasn't been reduced, then that's when you should buy it at "normal" sale price. You're not going to miss out on anything by waiting and see if it will get even cheaper.



But don't some games get reduced before the last day to e.g. 75% off in, like you said, daily deal or a flash deal, and then go back up to their standard discount (e.g. 50%) before the last day?

My concern was with the words "last day" that you mentioned. If that's the case, then we should just buy all the games we want on the last day of sale every time and save time in watching out for deals of games we want.

badzed

But don't some games get reduced before the last day to e.g. 75% off in, … But don't some games get reduced before the last day to e.g. 75% off in, like you said, daily deal or a flash deal, and then go back up to their standard discount (e.g. 50%) before the last day?My concern was with the words "last day" that you mentioned. If that's the case, then we should just buy all the games we want on the last day of sale every time and save time in watching out for deals of games we want.



I was referring to games that are at "normal" sale prices as both of the posters I quoted bought it yesterday at £5.99. I thought it was clear enough what I was talking about when I wrote "just in case it becomes one of the featured deals" in my original post, but I guess not. :P

jk12324

I was referring to games that are at "normal" sale prices as both of the … I was referring to games that are at "normal" sale prices as both of the posters I quoted bought it yesterday at £5.99. I thought it was clear enough what I was talking about when I wrote "just in case it becomes one of the featured deals" in my original post, but I guess not. :P



Yes that's makes sense then. Sorry didn't catch it.

nublets is speaking rubbish.

nublets2k

I may be wrong here, but I think on the pc COD doesn't have aim assist? … I may be wrong here, but I think on the pc COD doesn't have aim assist? But on a console I agree that it does make it more difficult. Er excuse me?



I fact is that CS has a team objective which goes past the dominant COD mentality of K/D ratios and getting impressive frags. The thing is the only reason a lot of these frags happen is due to the aim assist which is still there (I think pro-mod does turn it off though). In CS there is a lot of things you need to learn to be good: first off, your gun isn't a laser pointer - there is a lot of recoil that takes practice to control and no iron sights; secondly, it centres around the 5v5 'competitive' game mode where you are required to use team tactics in order to win, this includes good communication and team work - something you pretty much never get in COD; thirdly, the CS community has been going for a very long time with the skill level being very high (a lot of players have over 1000 hours in CS:GO alone, not mentioning the earlier CSs), which means that it takes a lot of time before you even start to feel like you're getting hang of the game — with COD you can jump right in and get cheap frags because of the way the game is designed.

That's me just scrapping the surface, I didn't even mention the tactics of using economy, 'nade physics, pre-shooting, stutter-stepping and pro scene which all go together to make this one of the (if not the most) competitive and skill based shooters available.

Now, please try and tell me that it's the 'pretty much the same' as COD and that there isn't any significant learning curve.

tempting

was a huge fan of cs in the late beta and pre source days but sadly the flexes and aim seem to have gone!

the missus just got a new laptop, is it capable of playing this or newer games ?
spec: "6 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHZ (2 DIMMs)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM (2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz)
Graphics : 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Graphics card"

donegal

the missus just got a new laptop, is it capable of playing this or newer … the missus just got a new laptop, is it capable of playing this or newer games ?spec: "6 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHZ (2 DIMMs)Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM (2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz)Graphics : 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Graphics card"



Reckon it should be ok .......Rude not to try at this price......

nublets2k

Usually because they shoot chickens instead of playing the objectives.


I was on the fence until now

donegal

the missus just got a new laptop, is it capable of playing this or newer … the missus just got a new laptop, is it capable of playing this or newer games ?spec: "6 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHZ (2 DIMMs)Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM (2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz)Graphics : 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Graphics card"



It will play it with very comfortably, probably at highest settings as Valve games are built to scale very well
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