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Counter-Strike 2 Beta Has Leaked, Offline Play Available

Someone leaked the Counter-Strike 2 beta on the Web. The build can be downloaded, although it can only be played offline.

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Number1TailzFan483d ago

Seen some people complain about the graphics and others saying things to the effect of:

"CS has never had good graphics because it's made to run on low end hardware"

That's not really true. CSS and HL2DM both came out in 2004 and had fairly high end graphics for the time just like HL2.

What's happened here is that Valve took a long time to really do anything with Source 2, for example, L4D2 screens leaked in 2014 showing a much higher detailed remade plantation level, after that we didn't get anything in their main game series until 2020 with Half Life Alyx.

In the past, their games released pretty soon after their Source engine was ready.

I'm certain Source 2 probably still has a bit more to give though since they usually like to update their engine every so often, as they did with the first Source engine.

porkChop482d ago

It's crazy. I remember Valve showing off Source 2 when UE4 and I believe CryEngine 5 were being shown off. Source 2 already looked dated in comparison, like a slightly better Source 1. They've clearly reworked and updated it since then but what a waste of an engine. They've only used it for DotA 2 and HL: Alyx.

Number1TailzFan482d ago

Yeah. I myself do not think it looks bad by any means, things look a lot more detailed in general if you take a good look at the textures and compare with Source 1, and I do like the clean look of the graphics. It's just a bit disappointing when Valve used to be right at the top graphics wise as well as with the gameplay.

XxINFERNUSxX482d ago

I haven't played CS in years, maybe for me it's been 10-12 yrs. I'm just a bit interested in CS 2. I wonder if it will be like other games where if your new or came back to the game after a long break to put you in with players that are similar to your level.

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Counter-Strike 2's Skins Go Deeper Than You Think; Here's What You Should Know

Counter-Strike 2 skins are an integral part of the game. This introspective write-up will tell you everything there's to know about them.

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Someone has just spent over $1m on a CS2 skin

Yup, you heard that right. Someone has just spent more than a million bucks on a shiny lick of paint for their imaginary gun.

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Knightofelemia42d ago

Someone is the world biggest moron next to those who feed money to Star Citizen. It's an imaginary gun in a game that is only going to last for so long before another game takes it's place. Now what you're out 1 million on your imaginary gun because it most likely won't transfer over to the new game. The 1 million could have bought food, a condo or house, pay bills, buy a car to take a person to and from work, or save for a rainy day in case there is an emergency.

blacktiger42d ago

or invest to make more money, by the way it's time for go for items ownership and can be use on new games that offer skin

-Foxtrot42d ago

Meanwhile here's me looking at my bank account to see if I can afford the proper brand of chocolate digestive biscuits over the cheaper off branded ones this time.

error1341d ago

Go for the Asda malted milk mate, proper nice

gold_drake41d ago

beat me too it ha. they are soo good

OtterX42d ago

I question the authenticity of the sale, especially since they won't reveal the seller or the exact price. Sounds like clever money laundering. Happens all the time in the Fine Art world.

gold_drake41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

excuse me, what?

imagine that person getting banned tomorrow haha

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The best tactical shooters you can play right now

From Counter Strike to Rainbow Six, GameSpew has rounded up eight of the best tactical shooters you can play right now on PC and console.

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