Developed by Minh "Gooseman" Le and Jess "Cliffe" Cliffe as a Half-Life mod, Counter-Strike IP was bought by Valve, who transformed it into a global powerhouse and a rock-solid standard by which all shooters are eventually measured.
Over 100.000 players don't want Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's rule change
Valve have recently changed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's trading system, prompting an outrage within their community. The new system requires players to wait for seven days before trading their items, and they clearly don't want to.
The top per cent best sellers on Steam earned half the Steam's revenue in 2017
SteamSpy has revealed the top 20 best earners on Steam for 2017. According to the service, they almost earned as much money as the rest of 21000 games on Steam. While not 100 per cent correct, these numbers are the best estimate up to date.
Last year was Valve's most profitable so far, according to SteamSpy
Steam saw its most profitable year yet in 2017, according to Sergey Galyonkin, the creator of SteamSpy. He claims that this is in large due to PUBG's massive burst in popularity which contributed to 21 per cent increase in new users.
Discord causing massive FPS drops in some games, no official word as of yet
Several reports have come up blaming voice and text chat service Discord for some huge FPS drops in games, although at the moment, it doesn't seem to be affecting all the games, but rather just a select few.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds made more money than Overwatch in 2017
According to a year in review report published by SuperData, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds generated $712 million in revenue in 2017. The battle royale game managed to earn almost as much money as Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive did combined.
CS:GO rank up guide | Move up from the rank you're stuck on
Let's start this guide by being honest. You're probably reading this because you're stuck in Gold Nova, most likely juggling between Nova I and Nova II, with no obvious way to rank up, and playing a lot just doesn't seem to do it.
Is CS:GO getting a Battle Royale mode?
Valve News Network has posted a video claiming the stage is set for Counter Strike: Global Offensive to get a Battle Royale mode, similar to the one you have in PUBG and Fortnite. Apparently, traces of this mode have been found in the game’s updates dating back to as far as May 31st 2016, although we wouldn’t get overly excited since this is not the first time a dormant CS:GO mode has stayed dormant.
Skin betting is luring 11 year olds into the world of online and offline gambling
UK Gambling Commission's annual report for 2017 has a new section devoted to gambling with in-game items. The section brought attention to the problem of skin gambling among young people. Of the 11 percent of 11-16 year olds who had ever bet with in-game items, more than a third (36 percent) had done so in the past seven days.
Most PUBG players come from the CS:GO crowd
It's no wonder that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has overtaken Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Steam's most played games list, since most of the current PUBG players are coming to the game straight from CS:GO. H1Z1 players are also slowly moving over to PUBG.
UK gamers have started a petition for loot box regulation
Concerned individuals are petitioning the UK government to consider regulation for loot box systems in video games. The rationale behind the petition is that various loot box systems represent a form of gambling embedded into video games and should be regarded as such by the law.
Genshin Impact update 2.2 banner characters apparently revealed?11
Genshin Impact update 2.2 banner characters apparently revealed?
Banner re-runs have recently become pretty common in the world of Genshin Impact. A recent leak revealed that we might get the chance to pull for Hu Tao or Childe.
Resident Evil 3 Nemesis Edition reportedly leaks online11
Resident Evil 3 Nemesis Edition reportedly leaks online
Resident Evil 3 "Director's Cut" named Nemesis Edition is reportedly a real thing and could be announced at Tokyo Games Show 2021 later this month.
Pathfinder: WotR Conundrum Unsolved puzzle solution and it's not bugged11
Pathfinder: WotR Conundrum Unsolved puzzle solution and it's not bugged
One of the puzzles in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous that may seem bugged resides in Conundrum Unsolved location but here is the solution and reasons why it's not.
Pathfinder: WotR location of Storyteller in Drezen11
Pathfinder: WotR location of Storyteller in Drezen
Storyteller is quite useful in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, which is probably why you're trying to find him in the city, even though he's not necessarily there.
Destiny 2: Hawkmoon quest not appearing? Here is what you need to do11
Destiny 2: Hawkmoon quest not appearing? Here is what you need to do
Bungie released Hawkmoon recently but you may not see the Exotic Quest in Spider's Dialogue. This is because you need to complete some requirements first.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Gray Garrison puzzle solution11
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Gray Garrison puzzle solution
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous features several brain teasers but here is a solution to an early one, in case you want to mostly bypass it.
Genshin Impact update 2.2 will apparently bring two banner re-runs11
Genshin Impact update 2.2 will apparently bring two banner re-runs
A recent tweet from a credible Genshin Impact leaker has revealed that we might get two banner re-runs in the upcoming update 2.2. Thoma will apparently be the only new character.
Genshin Impact: new character Thoma has been officially revealed11
Genshin Impact: new character Thoma has been officially revealed
The official Genshin Impact social media accounts have finally posted about the long-awaited Pyro polearm user Thoma. He has already made an appearance during the Genshin Impact 2.0 update events.
Pathfinder: WotR - Core of the Riddle solution and slab location11
Pathfinder: WotR - Core of the Riddle solution and slab location
Core of the Riddle is another puzzle in the chain for the Heart of Mystery and here is all you need to know to continue adventuring in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.
Genshin Impact: Yae Miko release date has apparently been leaked11
Genshin Impact: Yae Miko release date has apparently been leaked
With all the recent leaks about many Genshin Impact characters, we have decided to extract all of the information there currently is about one of the upcoming characters - Yae Miko.