Valve has finally set a date for players around the world to revisit the classic series. The Global Offensive will start on August 21st on Steam for both PC and Mac players, plus Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network. For around $15 players will have access to all new gameplay modes, new and classic maps, characters, weapons and more.
CS:GO has been in beta since the end of November 2011, and details on how to get into the beta can be found here.
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What is known is that back in the 80's he discovered a mystical device called an 'Atari 2600', and since then he has never looked back. Or forward. He does occasionally look left or right though. A few years later he bought a newfangled device called a 'Commodore 64' with money extorted from innocent schoolchildren who wanted to cross the street at the intersection where he was assigned as a crossing guard. This new device led him into the world of RPG's and adventure games, and later on mysteriously involved into an IBM PC, which led to a love of first person shooters and real time strategy games. Over the years of acquisitions Chris currently owns a Xbox 360, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 3, a 3DS and a high end PC. As for the future, well, until such a time where he can afford a WiFi covered island in the Caribbean he is content to always look out for the next big game or new shiny piece of technology, and the perfect root beer float.