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Counter-Strike
Box art for the Windows stand-alone release
Developer(s) Valve Software
Publisher(s) Vivendi Universal (PC)
Microsoft Game Studios (Xbox)
Designer(s) Minh "Gooseman" Le
Jess Cliffe
Engine GoldSrc (Half-Life)
Version 1.6 (September 15, 2003)[1]
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox
Release date(s) June 12, 1999 (1999-06-12) (Mod)
November 8, 2000 (Retail)
March 25, 2004 (Xbox)
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Mature 17+
ELSPA: 15+
Media CD-ROM, digital download
System requirements 500 MHz processor, 96 MB RAM
Input methods Keyboard, mouse
.Counter-Strike (commonly abbreviated to CS) is a tactical first-person shooter video game which originated from a Half-Life modification by Minh "Gooseman" Le and Jess "Cliffe" Cliffe.^ Login or register to post comments Re: Report: German Rampage Shooter Was a Counter-Strike Player Submitted by Luvian - March 12, 2009 at 2:59 am -0500 All these attempted links between crimes and video games are getting old.
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^ American School shooter was ‘influenced by Counter Strike’."
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^ Germany after it was learned the shooter was also a fan of Counter-strike."
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.The game has been expanded into a series since its original release, which currently includes Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike: Anthology and Counter-Strike on Xbox.^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
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^ A 2002 school shooting in Erfurt prompted calls for violent game bans in Germany after it was learned the shooter was also a fan of Counter-strike.
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Counter-Strike pits a team of counter-terrorists against a team of terrorists in a series of rounds. Each round is won by either completing the mission objective or eliminating the opposing force. .The latest incarnation of the game, Counter-Strike: Source, is based on the Source engine developed for Half-Life 2.^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
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^ A 2002 school shooting in Erfurt prompted calls for violent game bans in Germany after it was learned the shooter was also a fan of Counter-strike.
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^ I think anti-game activists, who truly believe that an innocent game like Half Life Counter Strike had anything to do with that incident, should go get a DEE DEE DEE award from Carlos Mencia.
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.The game is currently the most played Half-Life modification in terms of players, according to GameSpy.^ "In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike".
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^ According to Spiegel, he listened to death metal music and spent his days playing computer games.
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.Counter-Strike was developed first as a Half-Life modification.^ I think anti-game activists, who truly believe that an innocent game like Half Life Counter Strike had anything to do with that incident, should go get a DEE DEE DEE award from Carlos Mencia.
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^ Posted in Counter-Strike First-Person Shooters Germany School shootings Violence Issues .
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.Therefore named "Half-Life: Counter-Strike". The original version was a 3rd-party Half-Life modification, but since then it has grown into a commercial mod and later advertised as a separate game in itself.^ I think anti-game activists, who truly believe that an innocent game like Half Life Counter Strike had anything to do with that incident, should go get a DEE DEE DEE award from Carlos Mencia.
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^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
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^ A 2002 school shooting in Erfurt prompted calls for violent game bans in Germany after it was learned the shooter was also a fan of Counter-strike.
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It still uses and runs on the Half-Life game engine and is based on its unchanged structure.[3]

Contents

Gameplay

Screenshot of a player using a Desert Eagle on the map de_dust in the original Counter-Strike (left) and Counter-Strike: Source (right).
.Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter in which players join either the terrorist or counter-terrorist team (or become a spectator).^ "In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike".
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^ American School shooter was ‘influenced by Counter Strike’."
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^ Login or register to post comments Re: Report: German Rampage Shooter Was a Counter-Strike Player Submitted by Nocturne - March 12, 2009 at 5:15 am -0500 I blame the table tennis .
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Each team attempts to complete their mission objective and/or eliminate the opposing team. Each round starts with the two teams spawning simultaneously, usually at opposite ends of the map from each other. .A player can choose to play as one of eight different default character models (four for each side, although Counter-Strike: Condition Zero added two extra models, bringing the total to ten).^ "In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike".
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^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
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^ Login or register to post comments Submitted by G-Dog - November 21, 2006 at 8:22 am -0500 Hitler totally played Counter Strike.
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.Players are generally given a few seconds before the round begins (known as "freeze time") to prepare and buy equipment, during which they cannot attack or walk/move (a player can still take damage, having the player drop from a certain height during freeze time was the only way somebody could control the players starting "HP").^ They simply couldn't deal with the world as it is, found no relief, no refuge, no way out, and probably no friends that they could entrust their worries with.
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They can return to the buy area within a set amount of time to buy more equipment (some custom maps included neutral "buy zones" that could be used by both teams). .Once the round has ended, surviving players retain their equipment for use in the next round; players who were killed begin the next round with the basic default starting equipment.^ We have got to ASSume that all the poeple who enjoy it will soon go on a bloody killing rampage that will end in suicide.
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Standard monetary bonuses are awarded for winning a round, losing a round, killing an enemy, being the first to instruct a hostage to follow, rescuing a hostage or planting the bomb.
The scoreboard displays team scores in addition to statistics for each player: name, kills, deaths, and ping (in milliseconds). The scoreboard also indicates whether a player is dead, carrying the bomb (on bomb maps), or is the VIP (on assassination maps), although information on players on the opposing team is hidden from a player until his/her death, as this information can be important.
Killed players become "spectators" for the duration of the round; they cannot change their names until they spawn (come alive) again, text chat cannot be sent to or received from live players; and voice chat can only be received from live players and not sent to them (unless the cvar sv_alltalk is set to 1). .Spectators are generally able to watch the rest of the round from multiple selectable views, although some servers disable some of these views to prevent dead players from relaying information about living players to their teammates through alternative media (most notably voice in the case of Internet cafes and Voice over IP programs such as TeamSpeak or Ventrilo).^ At some point they will likely bubble up hatred through the envy they feel when they watch other people live in this world, looking happy.
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This form of cheating is known as "ghosting".

Development

Mods and scripts

Though Counter-Strike is itself a mod, it has developed its own community of script writers and mod creators. Some mods add bots, while others remove features of the game, and others create different modes of play. Some of the mods give server administrators more flexible and efficient control over his or her server. "Admin plugins", as they are mostly referred as, have become very popular (see Metamod, AMX Mod and AMX Mod X). .There are some mods which affect gameplay heavily, such as Gun Game, where players start with a basic pistol and must score kills to receive better weapons, and Zombie Mod, where one team consists of zombies and must "spread the infection" by killing the other team (using only the knife).^ Using a gun would probably only hurt myself.
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^ Besides, "Guns are cool" is pretty much the norm in the US, and video games still get the blame there as well.
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.There are also the Superhero and Warcraft III mods which mix the first-person gameplay of Counter-Strike with an experience system, allowing a player to become more powerful as they continue to play.^ "In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike".
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^ German language site tagesschau.de reports that the Emsdetten shooter played the first-person shooter Counter-strike and details the renewed calls for violent game regulation by German politicians.
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^ If Counter-Strike was indeed responsible for teens becoming killers, the effect would certainly be felt globally and certainly more often.
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The game is also highly customizable on the player's end, allowing the user to install or even create their own custom skins, HUDs, sprites, and sound effects, given the proper tools.

Cheating

Counter Strike has been a prime target for exploitation by cheaters since its release. In-game, cheating is often referred to as "hacking" in reference to programs or "hax" executed by the user.
Typical cheats are:
  • Wallhacks, which allow the player to see through walls. .These work by displaying objects that are normally obscured or replacing opaque game textures with semitransparent ones, allowing the hacker to see enemies before they would normally be in view.^ This is one of the problems, Millions and Millions of people play these games, and dont cause any trouble at all, the games should NOT be banned because of the sinisicm of 1 person.
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    ^ Maybe they just didn't have the money or thought (as I’m prone to do) that no one would be stupid enough to fall for such obvious horse pucky.
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    As the engine only renders the immediate area around the player, this does not allow a player to see the entire map at once.
  • Speedhacks, which give the player increased speed. These work by sending false synchronization data to servers.
  • No recoil, which keeps the player's gun shooting straight on the y axis without a kickback by removing gun physics.
  • No spread is used to make a player's gun shoot straight along the x axis.
  • Aimbots, which helps the player aim at enemies. These work by moving the player's view to anticipate an enemy's position.
  • ESP, which shows textual information about the enemy, such as, health, name, and distance, and also information about weapons lying around the map, which could be missed without the hack
  • Barrel hack, which shows a line that depicts where the enemy is looking
  • Anti-flash and anti-smoke, which remove the flashbang and smoke grenade effect. This branched off the wall hack.
Valve has implemented an anti-cheat system called Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC). Players cheating on a VAC enabled server risk having their account permanently banned from all VAC secured servers.
With the first version of VAC a ban took force almost instantly after being detected, and the cheater had to wait 2 years to have the account unbanned.[4] Since VAC's second version, cheaters are not banned automatically. With the second version, Valve instituted a policy of 'delayed bans,' the theory being that once a new hack is developed which circumvents the VAC system, it will spread amongst the 'cheating' community - by delaying the initial ban, Valve hopes to identify (and ban) as many cheaters as possible. .Like any software detection system, some cheats are not detected by VAC, and at times the only effective anti-cheat solution is a human administrator watching an online game.^ Though I am surprised anti-game crusaders don't have that video favorited and bring it up every time they appear on TV or at conferences and hearings.
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Some servers implement a vote system, in which case players can call for a vote to kick or ban the cheater. VAC's success at identifying cheats and banning those who use them has also provided a boost in the purchasing of private cheats[citation needed]. These cheats are updated frequently to minimize the risk of detection, and are generally only available to a trusted list of recipients who collectively promise not to reveal the workaround.

Release

When Counter-Strike was published by Sierra Entertainment/Vivendi Universal Games, it was bundled with Team Fortress Classic, Opposing Force multiplayer, and the Wanted, Redemption and Firearms mods."[5]
.On 24 March 1999 Planet Half-Life opened its Counter-Strike section.^ I think anti-game activists, who truly believe that an innocent game like Half Life Counter Strike had anything to do with that incident, should go get a DEE DEE DEE award from Carlos Mencia.
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^ Submitted by Praetorian - March 12, 2009 at 8:32 am -0500 Wow...he played counter strike...whoopie.
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Within two weeks, the site had received 10,000 hits. .On June 18, 1999, the first public beta of Counter-Strike was released, followed by numerous further "beta" releases.^ Posted in Counter-Strike First-Person Shooters Germany School shootings Violence Issues .
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.On April 12, 2000, Valve announced that the Counter-Strike developers and Valve had teamed up.^ Submitted by Praetorian - March 12, 2009 at 8:32 am -0500 Wow...he played counter strike...whoopie.
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Counter-Strike 1.0 was released around Christmas 2000. On January 25, 2003, a world wide competition was held by Valve and hosted by Dell. Numerous Dell desktops and laptops were awarded in the competition which attracted over 10,000 participants. The competition was held over a two week period, with the winner ("b0b") being announced on February 15 on Valve's website.[citation needed] On 15 September, the current version, 1.6, was released.
.In 2004, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero was released.^ "In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike".
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It contained a single player campaign and bots, as well as other changes.
.Counter-Strike was originally played online through the WON gaming service, which was shut down in 2004,[6] forcing players to switch to Steam.^ Sure, this guy may have played Counter-Strike, but the biggest danger of all hasn't been discussed here.
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^ Submitted by mr_mlk - March 12, 2009 at 9:01 am -0500 The Times, 2009-03-12, page 6 (just reports he plays poker "a video game called Counter-Strike that involves killing people to complete missions."
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^ Aki said the two played poker together, both in person and online, as well as a multiplayer video game called "Counter-Strike" that involves killing people to complete missions.
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The non-Steam version of Counter-Strike (version 1.5) can still be downloaded from sites such as FilePlanet.[7] Due to the closure of WON, part of the player community responded by creating their own WON network, dubbed WON2.[citation needed]
In March 2007, Valve implemented mandatory advertisements through Steam in official maps and in the game's GUI overhead. .Customers have expressed frustration with the ads, including an over 200 page thread on Valve's official forums, saying that they violate original terms of service and distract from the game.^ Login or register to post shouts Home Community Forums Legislation ContactUs Terms of Use PrivacyPolicy SiteMap Games-related Events .
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[8] The thread was later deleted by an unknown moderator.
As of February 2008, Counter-Strike Online is only available in South Korea and is now in open beta test. It is being developed by Nexon Corporation with oversight from license-holder Valve Corporation, and is an attempt to increase market share of Valve's games in the Korean gaming market.

Reception

Retail sales of the Counter-Strike franchise as of December 2008:[9]
  • Counter-Strike: 4.2 million
  • Counter-Strike Condition Zero: 2.9 million
  • Counter-Strike Source: 2.1 million

Legacy

Counter Strike is famous for the culture surrounding it, which includes everything from professional gamers and leagues, to excessive cheating and disruptive behavior. Certain professional teams (such as SK Gaming, alternate aTTaX, mousesports and fnatic) have come to earn a living out of it, while other clans and community based groups neither lose nor earn money via member donations which are self-sustaining in return for administrator rights in servers involved in the community.
Counter-Strike remains extremely popular to this day. .There are currently professional online leagues supporting Counter-Strike, such as the Cyberathlete Amateur League (CAL), and CyberEvolution, a pay-to-play league.^ While he might of played Counter Strike making the relation from CS to his shooting would be way off based coming from the fact the family was such a fan of guns and part of a gun club.
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^ Sure, this guy may have played Counter-Strike, but the biggest danger of all hasn't been discussed here.
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^ Aki said the two played poker together, both in person and online, as well as a multiplayer video game called "Counter-Strike" that involves killing people to complete missions.
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Various LAN tournaments are held throughout the world, with the largest being the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL), the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC), the World e-Sports Games (WEG), and the World Cyber Games (WCG). Championship matches in these events are televised with commentary and analysis.
Half-Life and other contemporary games took full advantage of hardware graphics acceleration in the late 1990s, replacing earlier software-rendered games such as Quake. The continued popularity of Counter-Strike has meant that older video cards such as the 3dfx Voodoo3, ATI Rage 128, and Nvidia RIVA TNT2 remain useful.
.There have been a multitude of games claimed by their developers, reviewers and fans to be "Counter-Strike killers," but none have seriously been able to dent its overall popularity.^ The game is very popular there, that doesn't mean most of Germany's youths are shootings waiting to happen.
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[citation needed] Server statistics in 2002 showed that Counter-Strike servers outnumbered their Battlefield, Unreal Tournament 2003 or Quake III first-person shooter counterparts at least 3 to 1.[10]
However, as criticism of Condition Zero showed, the GoldSrc engine has already been surpassed by several generations of newer engines. Even Counter-Strike: Source has been criticized for not progressing the gameplay enough and failing to take full advantage of the Source engine.[11]
In China's northern port city Tianjin, some police officers have used Counter-Strike as a tool for tactical training. [12]

Controversy

.Counter-Strike faced controversy in April 2007 when Jack Thompson, now a disbarred attorney from Florida, predicted that the perpetrator of the Virginia Tech Massacre had been trained to kill in the game, well before Seung-Hui Cho (the shooter) was identified.^ "Counter-Strike that involves killing people".
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^ Login or register to post comments Re: Report: German Rampage Shooter Was a Counter-Strike Player Submitted by tacc - March 12, 2009 at 1:05 am -0500 It's still better than "Counter-Strike is a game where the player has to kill grandmothers and rape schoolgirls".
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^ Counterstrike got immediate blame in 2 previous cases...Virginia Tech, where it was found that Cho didn't play games at all, and NIU where no evidence has yet been released one way or another about whether he was a significant gamer.
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.News sources originally stated that Seung-Hui Cho only played the game in high school, however no video games whatsoever were found in the gunman's dorm room, and there is no evidence that he ever played Counter-Strike.^ You could point at any young criminal and chances are he played video games.
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^ Counterstrike got immediate blame in 2 previous cases...Virginia Tech, where it was found that Cho didn't play games at all, and NIU where no evidence has yet been released one way or another about whether he was a significant gamer.
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^ Games aren't a topic of ongoing discussions because there are no discussions - just recurring witch hunts.
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[13][14] .Thompson also blamed Counter-Strike for the February 14, 2008 Northern Illinois University shooting perpetrated by Steven Kazmierczak on the day after the shooting.^ Posted in Counter-Strike First-Person Shooters Germany School shootings Violence Issues .
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.While it is reported that Kazmierczak played Counter-Strike in college, news agencies point out that mental health issues, and not video games, were the likely culprits in the shootings.^ Login or register to post comments Re: Report: German Rampage Shooter Was a Counter-Strike Player Submitted by Luvian - March 12, 2009 at 2:59 am -0500 All these attempted links between crimes and video games are getting old.
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^ You could point at any young criminal and chances are he played video games.
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.On January 17, 2008, a Brazilian federal court order prohibiting all sales of Counter-Strike and Everquest and imposing the immediate withdrawal of these from all stores began to be enforced.^ Sure, this guy may have played Counter-Strike, but the biggest danger of all hasn't been discussed here.
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.The federal Brazilian judge Carlos Alberto Simões de Tomaz, of the Minas Gerais judiciary section, ordered the ban in October 2007 because, according to him, the games "bring immanent stimulus to the subversion of the social order, attempting against the democratic and rightful state and against the public safety".[16][17][18][19] As of June 18, 2009, a regional federal court order lifting the prohibition on the sale of Counter-Strike was waiting to be published.^ Login or register to post comments Re: Report: German Rampage Shooter Was a Counter-Strike Player Submitted by Luvian - March 12, 2009 at 2:59 am -0500 All these attempted links between crimes and video games are getting old.
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^ Login or register to post comments Re: Report: German Rampage Shooter Was a Counter-Strike Player Submitted by Afirejar - March 11, 2009 at 10:04 pm -0500 Absolutely right.
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^ Login or register to post comments Re: Report: German Rampage Shooter Was a Counter-Strike Player Submitted by PHOENIXZERO - March 11, 2009 at 8:22 pm -0500 Soon they'll start staging public burning of games...
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References

  1. ^ CSNation.net : Counter-Strike version history.
  2. ^ "Top Mods For Half Life By Players". GameSpy. http://archive.gamespy.com/stats/mods.asp?id=15&s=1. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  3. ^ http://planethalflife.gamespy.com/cs/
  4. ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/2346665/Counter-Strike?query2=cs%20skin%20nazi
  5. ^ "IGN: Counter-Strike Review". IGN. http://pc.ign.com/articles/165/165191p1.html. Retrieved May 17 2007. 
  6. ^ "Valve to Close WON Servers". IGN.Com. 2004-07-15. http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/530/530797p1.html. Retrieved January 11 2007. 
  7. ^ FilePlanet: Counter-Strike 1.5 Full Mod Client [Win32]
  8. ^ "Ads Now In CS1.6". CSNation. 2007-03-05. http://www.csnation.net/comments.php?id=8645. Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  9. ^ Remo, Chris (2008-12-03). "Analysis: Valve's Lifetime Retail Sales For Half-Life, Counter-Strike Franchises". Gamasutra. http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=21319. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  10. ^ Steam: Game and Player Statistics
  11. ^ Boomtown - cs - Counter-Strike
  12. ^ People's Daily Online - Counter-Strike, China police's latest tool of anti-terrorism
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  16. ^ Only In Brazil: Brazilian Government Bans Counter-Strike, EverQuest, Fun
  17. ^ Brazil bans popular video games seen to incite violence - Yahoo! News
  18. ^ Brazil bans popular video games seen to incite violence - Science & Technology - MSN Malaysia News - News
  19. ^ Folha Online - Informática - Justiça proíbe Counter Strike em todo Brasil; Procon tenta recolher jogos - 18/01/2008
  20. ^ (Portuguese) G1 - Games - Justiça libera venda do game 'Counter-Strike' no Brasil - 18/06/2009

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Counter-Strike
Box artwork for Counter-Strike.
Developer(s) Valve Corporation
Publisher(s) Vivendi Universal (under the name of Sierra Entertainment)
Release date(s)
Genre(s) FPS
System(s) Windows, Xbox, Steam
Players 2-32+
Rating(s)
ESRB: Mature
PEGI: Ages 16+
Series Counter-Strike
.This is the first game in the Counter-Strike series.^ German language site tagesschau.de reports that the Emsdetten shooter played the first-person shooter Counter-strike and details the renewed calls for violent game regulation by German politicians.
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^ The best selling "Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (TK EDITION)" Tkers (team killers) are by far the coolest people in the game.
  • Counter-strike - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
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For other games in the series see the Counter-Strike category.
.Counter-Strike is a very popular first-person shooter.^ American School shooter was ‘influenced by Counter Strike’."
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^ Germany after it was learned the shooter was also a fan of Counter-strike."
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^ German language site tagesschau.de reports that the Emsdetten shooter played the first-person shooter Counter-strike and details the renewed calls for violent game regulation by German politicians.
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The original Counter-Strike was a total-conversion mod of Half-Life made by a team of fans, which was bought by Valve Software to make the game an official release.^ Germany after it was learned the shooter was also a fan of Counter-strike."
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think anti-game activists, who truly believe that an innocent game like Half Life Counter Strike had anything to do with that incident, should go get a DEE DEE DEE award from Carlos Mencia.
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since then a stand alone game, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, has been released.^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
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^ A 2002 school shooting in Erfurt prompted calls for violent game bans in Germany after it was learned the shooter was also a fan of Counter-strike.
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Counter Strike 1.6 Game Servers from $0.79/Public Slot!
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.In 2004, Counter-Strike: Source was made available to those who pre-ordered Half-Life 2 via Steam.^ "In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike".
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think anti-game activists, who truly believe that an innocent game like Half Life Counter Strike had anything to do with that incident, should go get a DEE DEE DEE award from Carlos Mencia.
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At my high school nearly everyone who spent their lunch in the computer lab had counter-strike on their flash drive, that and Starcraft (this coming from a college freshman).
  • Report: German Rampage Shooter Was a Counter-Strike Player | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ports of Counter-Strike have showed up on the Xbox.^ "In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike".
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Now, with 3 versions of the game (on the PC), Counter-Strike has become one of the largest online games ever.^ Aki said the two played poker together, both in person and online, as well as a multiplayer video game called "Counter-Strike" that involves killing people to complete missions.
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.It has been patched over and over again, and each has changed both the game and how the community views it.^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
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For example changes between 1.4 and 1.5 removed the ability to bunny hop; a major advantageous glitch technique that allowed players to move much more quickly. Most notable, however, is the change from 1.6 to Source. The changes made in Source were so great that veteran players decided not to switch over and have still yet to do so. .Aside from graphics and elements of the Half-Life 2 physics engine, the mechanics within the game are so different that it actually seems like a different game.^ I think anti-game activists, who truly believe that an innocent game like Half Life Counter Strike had anything to do with that incident, should go get a DEE DEE DEE award from Carlos Mencia.
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Originally the biggest problem players had with source was a glitchy hitbox, which was later patched.
Today, 1.6 CAL Leagues are still very popular and ongoing.

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Counter-Strike
Image:Counterstrikeboxart.jpg
Developer(s) Valve Software
Publisher(s) Sierra Entertainment
Engine The GoldSrc Engine
Release date Beta 1.0 June 19, 1999
Retail version 1.0 November 8, 2000 (NA)
Genre FPS
Mode(s) online
Age rating(s) ESRB: M
Platform(s) PC Xbox
Media CD
Input Keyboard and Mouse
System requirements 500 MHz processor and 96 MB RAM
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
Immensely popular mod of the game Half-Life. First released around 1999, this game offers Terrorist versus Counter-Terrorist gameplay over the Internet. An updated version, Counter-Strike: Source, is available for the Source Engine. .Over 85,000 players can be found playing Counter-strike at any particular time.^ "In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike".
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Login or register to post comments Submitted by G-Dog - November 21, 2006 at 8:22 am -0500 Hitler totally played Counter Strike.
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^ Sure, this guy may have played Counter-Strike, but the biggest danger of all hasn't been discussed here.
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Contents

Overview

.Counter-strike is a multiplayer game that features two sides- Terrorists (T) and Counter-Terrorists (CT).^ Aki said the two played poker together, both in person and online, as well as a multiplayer video game called "Counter-Strike" that involves killing people to complete missions.
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^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A 2002 school shooting in Erfurt prompted calls for violent game bans in Germany after it was learned the shooter was also a fan of Counter-strike.
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These different sides form the two distinct teams that usually start at opposite sides of an area, or map. There are objectives for both teams, usually to fulfill a mission objective, such as placing a bomb or rescuing hostages, or eliminating the opposing team, as in a deathmatch.

Gameplay

Gameplay usually starts after the player has connected to the game. The gamer begins with a small amount of money, from which he can accumulate by killing enemies and fulfilling objectives to buy more advanced weapons. A freeze-time in the beginning is used by players to buy equipment, usually with shortcut and hotkeys. By pressing a preset key a gamer can view the Scoreboard, where the name, score, kills and ping can be viewed. After dying in a round a gamer will automatically become a spectator for the rest of the round, until that particular round has finished. .Boasting fast-paced gameplay compared to the large amount of shooters out in the market, its simplicity has made it one of the premiere games of this generation.^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Head-shots, a major theme of CS culture, are usually a one-shot kill and what separates good players with amateurs.

Player Types

There are two types of players: The Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists. These are also separated into 4 types of each, which apparently have no difference in armor or statistics. These include the Terrorists' Phoenix Connexion, the Elite Crew, Arctic Avengers and Guerrillas, and also the Counter-Terrorists' SEAL Team 6s, GSG9s, SASes, and GIGNs. Other types include VIPs and non-player Hostages.
Counter-Terrorist models:
  • SEAL Team 6 - First appeared in initial CS beta - "ST-6 (to be later known as DEVGRU) was founded in 1981 under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Richard Marciko. .ST-6 was placed on permanent alert to respond to terrorist attacks against American targets worldwide."
  • GSG 9 - Added in CS beta 6 - "GSG 9 was formed out of the tragic events that led to the death of several Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, Germany."
  • SAS - Added in CS beta 5 - "World-renowned British SAS was founded in the Second World War by a man named David Stirling.^ The World Wars history shouldn't be used against countries anymore.
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    ^ Germany has a long history of tough restrictions on violent games from Doom to Gears of War, and an outright ban would likely affect high-profile PS3 launch games like Resistance: Fall of Man and Call of Duty 3.
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    ^ They simply couldn't deal with the world as it is, found no relief, no refuge, no way out, and probably no friends that they could entrust their worries with.
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    Their role in WW2 involved intelligence gathering behind enemy lines and executing sabotage strikes and assassinations against key targets."
  • GIGN - Added in CS beta 3 - "France's elite counter-terrorist group, the GIGN, was designed to be a fast response force that could decisively react to any large-scale terrorist incident. Consisting of no more than 100 men, the GIGN has earned its reputation through a history of successful ops."
Terrorist models:
.
  • Phoenix Connexion - First appeared in initial CS beta - "Having established a reputation for killing anyone who gets in their way, the Phoenix Connexion is one of the most feared terrorist groups in eastern Europe.^ Wow, what fucking retards But every single one of those millions of people who played Counterstrike has gone on a killing spree!
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    ^ By the way: he is one of the most conservative assholes in a party of conservative assholes (who wouldn't have guessed...
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    Formed shortly after the breakup of the USSR."
  • Elite Crew (L337 Krew prior to CS 1.6) - Added in CS beta 3 - "Middle Eastern fundamentalist geeks bent on world domination and various other evil deeds."
  • Arctic Avengers - Added in CS beta 6 - "Swedish terrorist faction founded in 1977. Infamous for their bombing of the Canadian embassy in 1990."
  • Guerilla Warfare - Added in CS beta 2.5 - "A terrorist fraction founded in the Middle East, this group has a reputation for ruthlessness. Their disgust for American lifestyle was demonstrated in their 1982 bombing of a school bus full of Rock and Roll musicians."
Other models:
  • VIP- Used in assassination maps in which he is armed with a pistol only and must be exracted by the counter-terrorist or killed by the terrorist.

Maps

For main article see Counter-Strike maps
Besides the default maps, maps can be made using the Valve Hammer Editor.

Equipment & Weapons

Cheating

.Cheating is a major problem in Counter-strike, from aimbots to speed hacks and everything in between, players get their hands on anything which make finishing objectives and killing easier.^ "Counter-Strike that involves killing people".
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^ "In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike".
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^ I think we need to take a look at his kill/death ratio on Counter-Strike.
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Valve released an anti-cheat system, the Valve Anti-Cheat. Cheating on servers that have VAC enabled run the risk of having an account ban.

Counter-strike Culture

.Counter-Strike is a popular game in the world, especially when found in Internet Cafes and Gaming Bars.^ Exactly how does two shooters, one that we know had a troubled background, and both liking Counter-Strike make it the game's fault?
  • German School Shooting Renews Calls For Violent Game Regulation | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 13:46 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A 2002 school shooting in Erfurt prompted calls for violent game bans in Germany after it was learned the shooter was also a fan of Counter-strike.
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Professional gamers and leagues form the hierarchy of the CS world, and skilled players with a name are feared and are respected around the world. Tournaments are hosted frequently and players often hone their skills to compete with friends or against online players. .Extremely powerful factions of the game such as Team 3D can make a living out of CS. Teamspeak and Ventrilo are used by players to give out instructions and to give orders.^ I think I can control myself for a few days but, just make sure that I can't find out where any of you live.
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Many Mods have been created to expand the gameplay of Counter-strike, and its versatility to create maps and mods have contributed greatly to its overall success.

External links

  • Official web site

Counter-Strike series
Counter-Strike - Source - Condition Zero - Neo - Online
Misc
Counter-Strike maps

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