It's been over 6 months since Counter-Strike:Global Offensive appeared on the Playstation 3. Yet in the EU, still no sign of the game. Which begs the question, do we still care?
Is Counter Strike: GO available on Steam in the EU? If so, your wait for the real game is long over. I played the Demo on the 360 and not only was the game considerably slower, the community at least in the public matches was really awful at the game. What's the point of playing a gimped game with gameplay not suited for a controller? (I am aware of the M/KB support, but who has a set up to do that comfortably with a console?)
You'd be surprised how efficient a joypad can be in FPS games. I used to have the same perception having played FPS games for over 6 years on M/KB. Took me a long time but i'm very comfortable using a jpypad these days. If you check high level play in games like MGO (gotta get teh headshots!) and MAG you would be quite surprised. As for CS:GO I honeslty couldn't give a toss. i did for like the frist few announcements of it being delayed, after that I just forgot about it.
I am perfectly comfortable using a pad, but don't kid yourself. The difference between the faster paced titles on the PC makes the console look like they are running in slow motion. Counter Strike, Quake, UT and really any game tuned to the PC are considerably faster. No matter how you slice it, a game with a faster pace is always better with a mouse and keyboard. Even CoD plays much faster on the PC, you don't have nearly as wide a window to strafe dance in the open like you do on the console. I am NOT saying that the pad is a terrible, unusable input device, especially modern controllers like the PS3's or the 360's. All I'm saying is there is a huge difference in the speed and accuracy and that can turn an exciting game like CS, into a bore.
What if you don't own a PC capable of running the game?
It's source engine, rubbing two sticks together will get that thing to run. Failing the stick part, there are plenty of PS3/360 games tuned for a controller that don't put you to sleep like GO on the console does.
you know, i'd forgotten about that. scee seem to have discovered an effective tactic for making people forget about stuff like this. just absolutely refuse to even address the issue. never reply to any comment, just stick their fingers in their ears and hum a tune. eventually people give up asking because in the end, you'd have as much response from asking the wind why it blew your washing off the line. it annoys me they get away with this shit time after time. there's a hole somewhere in scee, where content goes, and nobody knows how to find it, occasionally it'll pop out months later but that's by no means guaranteed. look at Auditorium, that took like two bloody years. they gonna use the localisation excuse for that? because that game was oh so full of text right? o_O and the pink knight dlc for Castle Crashers, nine months, yeah, in the time we waited for one little character i could have created a human life. just think on that, there were probably babies conceived, carried and born in the time we waited for the pink knight dlc. they just say go and ask the publisher. except when sony is the publisher, when they just ignore the questions. and there are mistakes on the eu store, just about every bloody week. wrong content, broken content and demos being sold as full games, just some of the regular fails made by scee. thankfully though, whoever's in charge of the plus content in europe is on the ball, because that seems to be the one, single, sole area where they do excel.
They really need to sort out SCEE. They're appalling. I don't understand why they can't just release the NA localized versions of games in the UK and Ireland. WE SPEAK ENGLISH. ALL OF US. Let the rest of Europe wait for translations if they need them, but make the English versions available to us at least. A prime example of cutting off your nose to spite your face.
It's not just the late game releases and lack of replies though, the store is a complete mess. They use the wrong images for the wrong games They hide away content and you literally have to go searching for it instead of it being linked to the "whats new page" Some of the descriptions have spelling mistakes in them Images that should be in HD are blatant screenshots off a computer screen Prices get mixed up ALL the time The worst thing is these problems happen EVERY week! They have never been able to do a store update without problems it's like there's about 3 guys working there running around until 6pm and their shift is over. The PS+ guys though deserve a promotion ;)
I bought a U.S. $50 PSN card from Playasia, they emailed me my code immediately, & I went onto my U.S. PSN account & logged onto the U.S. PSN store, I then entered my U.S. $50 PSN card code, & wallah, I had $50 available in my U.S. PSN account, I then bought CS:GO when it launched on U.S. Store. Simple....If your country of origins Sony is screwing you around, then solve the problem & get what YOUR ENTITLED TO GET. My crappy country, has only just decided to implement an R rating for games....MK on PS3/360 was refused classification, thus onto store shelves (I believe it has only just recently been resubmitted by the publishers for classification), but anyway, I have had the game since launch, as I bought it from Playasia. And, to get the dlc that obviously never came to our store, well, just follow the above instructions on how I got CS.
It's a shame we have to go to those lengths to get hold of a game, that should have released many months ago.
I already got it on Steam Sale some months ago :) CS:GO ftw.
I actually was under the impression it had came out by now after reading the Steam forums but after awhile I realized that the post was made 3 months ago stating "it will be out next week in Eu"
Update : I've emailed Valve, but I doubt we will even get a response.
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