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E3 2012: Valve announces details on upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

E3: Valve announces details on upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Valve, developers of  Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress, has just announced at this year’s E3 conference in Los Angeles that it has set its crosshairs on August 21, 2012 for the release of its eagerly anticipated update to Counter-Strike, titled Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will likely expand on the seminal team-based gameplay that made the original such an online hit some 13 years ago, when it debuted back in August of 1999. Valve has confirmed that the latest version of Counter-Strike will feature new maps, characters, and weapons, in addition to updated version of classic CS content.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will reportedly retail for $15, with the game set to make its way across multiple platforms including PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac).

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