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Destructoid: Counter-Strike: GO is all about that skill rank

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is easily my most anticipated shooter. Modern Warfare and Battlefield will both do phenomenally this fall, but GO will definitely be my shooter of choice when it finally drops; in Valve time, of course. One of the most exciting aspects may be the skill-based matchmaking.

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SJPFTW2217d ago

cross platform play. Going to be interesting. Il be playing with my mouse and keyboard on the PS3 though.

evrfighter2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

"If you're playing against PS3 players, that just means that they're as good as you"

that's until they find a way to boost to pc skill level. Trust me they will find a way

nolifeking2217d ago

Then they'll have their collective asses handed to them which will be quickly followed by regret.

shooter7472217d ago

Looks really an outdated shooter - graphics, animation, firing, movement. The worst part is hip firing all the way, and just focus on hit marker. Where is the AIM?

nolifeking2217d ago

I know COD spoiled many a new gamer, but aim is still needed even when firing from the hip, especially here. The fact that you have so obviously not played CS makes what you say all the more useless.

Blaine2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

lol, COD and aim in the same sentence!

I haven't bought any COD games this gen because right away I caught on to how noob-friendly they are (which, incidentally, is the key to their success), but all my friends play it so I'm not opposed to joining them for a night of zombies. First thing I do, though, is always to change my two key settings: invert aim ON, aim assist OFF. The night was drawing to a close, and we'd changed to competitive match types, and I figured I'd turn aim assist back on to even out the playing field (point of interest: even with the option off, there was still some unwanted assist). All this to say: COD doesn't have aim-assist, it's flat-out auto aim.

Oh, and on the topic of hip-firing: while we were playing zombies I was firing from the hip most of the time. All the while my friends were telling me to sight in, but I kept telling them it's not necessary. My headshot/ kill ratio was always around and above 50%, without scoping in--their percentage wasn't a tenth of that.

tiffac0082217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

Even some online FPS games are rampant with some sort of assist. There has been games that actually has auto-headshot for pete sakes.

Its no longer about skill its about taking the hands of the gamers and babying them.

radphil2217d ago

"Where is the AIM?"

You gotta do it yourself. No hand holding in the game.

MidnytRain2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

Valve apparently learned from the other devs. Changing a game too much, especially one with such a dedicated fanbase, is a bad idea. They probably want to keep the core gameplay intact.

kwyjibo2217d ago

You have to aim yourself, child.

peowpeow2217d ago

Shutup, play quake, get owned then try saying that again. I dare you.

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HOSe2217d ago

i still need bigger than 5v5 games on ps3..

nolifeking2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

Then buy a game that has bigger player counts. Something tells me they do exist.

DeadlyFire2217d ago

Peer to peer games. 5v5 is about perfect for lag free competitive play.

Dedicated servers 32+

GirlsGeneration2217d ago

Good interview i'm definitely gonna get this day one, I love Counter-Strike: Source to death! one of the best multiplayer first person shooters ever if not the best

xXtremeHDGamerXx2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

I can't wait for this game and by the way the valve guy looks high.