History VideoGame / CounterStrike

6th Aug '17 8:10:36 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** The sharply-dressed Professionals in CSGO, The Anarchists in CSGO, and even Phoenix Connexion high ranking members as appeared in the Operations map.
5th Aug '17 8:06:55 PM flameclaw0x7
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** At the end of rounds before teams switch sides, expect to see players throwing all their guns out in front of them.
2nd Aug '17 11:50:48 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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** The first version of Counter-Strike shipped with no bots until the infamous POD Bots is available as separate release, and then Counter-Strike Condition Zero is released with bots feature build in, and the final version of 'Classic' Counter-Strike, dubbed 1.6, has bot support integrated in the game.
25th Jul '17 4:38:54 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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It was a 'Terrorists vs Counter-Terrorists' [[GameMod modification]] for ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' until Valve decided to release stand-alone retail discs and, by the time of Steam, package it separately from Half-Life. It was one of the first multiplayer game that restrict respawning until the end of round, and actually give team score after any of the opposing team is completely killed.

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It was a 'Terrorists vs Counter-Terrorists' [[GameMod modification]] for ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' until Valve decided to release stand-alone retail discs that only had Counter-Strike with no Half-Life, and, by the time of Steam, package it separately from Half-Life. It was one of the first multiplayer game that restrict respawning until the end of round, and actually give team score after any of the opposing team is completely killed.



* '''''Counter-Strike: Condition Zero''''' (2004): A stand-alone expansion pack with remade models, textures, visuals, and maps (in vein of Half-Life Blue Shift), along with a simple single-player mode and bot support. Later added was ''Deleted Scenes'' which is an actual single-player campaign that was cut from the original release.

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* '''''Counter-Strike: Condition Zero''''' (2004): A stand-alone expansion pack with remade models, textures, visuals, and maps (in vein of Half-Life Blue Shift), Shift) while running on the same engine and also adds few new weapons and tools, along with a simple single-player mode and bot support. Later added was ''Deleted Scenes'' which is an actual single-player campaign that was cut from the original release.



* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Nobody is quite sure why the terrorists always field fixed amounts of men to openly plant bombs on what appears to be an evacuated area or take hostages and yet not executing them when the CT goes openly loud. Even stranger is why special forces organizations only deploy fixed amount of operatives to stop them, rather than severely outnumber the terrorists or call in any drones or helicopters to assist. The answer is simple: it wouldn't be the ''Counter-Strike'' that everyone knows and loves if they did.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Nobody is quite sure why the terrorists always field fixed amounts of men to openly plant bombs on what appears to be an empty, evacuated area area, or take hostages and yet not executing them when the CT goes openly loud. Even stranger is why special forces organizations only deploy fixed amount of operatives to stop them, rather than severely outnumber the terrorists or call in any drones or helicopters to assist. The answer is simple: it wouldn't be the ''Counter-Strike'' that everyone knows and loves if they did.



* ArtificialBrilliance: Despite the ArtificialStupidity below, the bots quality are steadily improved over time to the point of [[http://www.pcgamer.com/watch-this-csgo-bot-utterly-shame-a-team-of-seasoned-players/ outperforming a team of seasoned players.]]



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In ''1.6'', players would have to buy ammo. This was removed in future games, where ammo was automatically given at the beginning of each round.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In ''1.6'', Prior to Global Offensive, players would have to buy ammo. This was removed in future games, where ammo was automatically given at the beginning of each round.round and along with the gun you purchase.



* GunPorn: The Arms Deal update for ''Global Offensive'' has added weapon skins and crates, but above all, pressing a button while ingame (F by default) will play a special animation of the player inspecting the weapon. Even better, considering there's now a loadout screen where one can view each weapon and skins, complete with a fully three-dimensional render and pan of said weapons. Third-party mods can also give the player a nice set of fancy new weapons, replacing your boring old M4 with [[RareGuns something like an XM8 or tricked-out variant.]]

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* GunPorn: The Arms Deal update for ''Global Offensive'' has added weapon skins and crates, but above all, pressing a button while ingame (F by default) will play a special animation of the player inspecting the weapon. Even better, considering there's now a loadout screen where one can view each weapon and skins, complete with a fully three-dimensional render and pan of said weapons. Third-party
** Prior to CSGO (which limits freely shareable usermade content into maps only), third-party
mods can also give the player a nice set of fancy new weapons, replacing your boring old M4 with [[RareGuns something like an XM8 or tricked-out variant.]]



* RevenueEnhancingDevices: The "crate can be only opened with a key that is bought in a market" method that implemented back since Videogame/TeamFortress2 Mann-Conomy returned for CSGO. There's also special event tickets that require you to buy a ticket to participate, although the community map is open for other free gameplay mode. None of these gives a player more advantage over the others though in regular games.



** If you pay for the ticket to play some of the events in CSGO, you'll also got interesting story tidbits about both the Phoenix (the terrorists) and the counter terrorists.



** Some maps feature chickens you can shoot for the fun of it. Early on in ''Global Offensive'''s lifespan, there was a valid gameplay reason for doing this if they're close to your spawn -- they run away if you get close, potentially giving away your position. Now this only happens if you're running and your footsteps are likely to give you away anyway. In either case, shooting them when an enemy is nearby can ''also'' give away your position, since, you know, they can hear the gunshot.

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** Some CS_Italy and some few maps (also all maps in Deathmatch mode where it spawns randomly) feature chickens you can shoot for the fun of it. Early on in ''Global Offensive'''s lifespan, there was a valid gameplay reason for doing this if they're close to your spawn -- they run away if you get close, potentially giving away your position. Now this only happens if you're running and your footsteps are likely to give you away anyway. In either case, shooting them when an enemy is nearby can ''also'' give away your position, since, you know, they can hear the gunshot.
21st Jul '17 9:01:45 PM SergeshD123
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** This is what usually happen when a professional team enter a casual match against green players.
10th Jul '17 2:21:42 AM DaNuke
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* AscendedGlitch: A major overhaul to the Train map for ''Global Offensive'' added birds which players found out they could stand on top of as they flew away, allowing them quick access to certain parts of the map or to just hide in an unreachable location. This was very quickly fixed, but a sign saying in Russian "DO NOT STEP ON THE BIRDS" was added as a memorial.
** Overpass had a hidden boost above a certain railing discovered by the Fnatic team and applied in the quarterfinals of Dreamhack 2014, which allowed one player to see most of the map -- said player quickly proceeded to grab an AWP and dispatch the entire enemy team. The boost was removed, but also immortalized with a sign saying in German "DO NOT CLIMB THE RAILING".

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* AscendedGlitch: A major overhaul to the Train map for ''Global Offensive'' added birds which players found out they could stand on top of as they flew away, allowing them quick access to certain parts of the map or to just hide in an unreachable location. This was very quickly fixed, but a sign saying in Russian "DO NOT STEP ON THE BIRDS" BIRDS"[[note]]НА ПТИЦ НЕ НАСТУПАТЬ - "NA PTITS NIE NASTUPAT"[[/note]] was added as a memorial.
** Overpass had a hidden boost above a certain railing discovered by the Fnatic team and applied in the quarterfinals of Dreamhack 2014, which allowed one player to see most of the map -- said player quickly proceeded to grab an AWP and dispatch the entire enemy team. The boost was removed, but also immortalized with a sign saying in German "DO NOT CLIMB THE RAILING".RAILING"[[note]]Geländer übersteigen verboten![[/note]].
14th Jun '17 5:31:08 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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* '''''Counter-Strike: Condition Zero''''' (2004): A stand-alone expansion pack with retooled visuals and maps, along with a simple single-player mode and bot support. Later added was ''Deleted Scenes'' which is an actual single-player campaign that was cut from the original release.

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* '''''Counter-Strike: Condition Zero''''' (2004): A stand-alone expansion pack with retooled visuals remade models, textures, visuals, and maps, maps (in vein of Half-Life Blue Shift), along with a simple single-player mode and bot support. Later added was ''Deleted Scenes'' which is an actual single-player campaign that was cut from the original release.


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** Then again the classic Counter-Strike up to version 1.6 reuses assets from Half-Life (including Black Mesa containers and cars), which also leads to the theory that Counter-Strike is actually a prequel to ''Half-Life''.
11th Jun '17 5:55:13 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Nobody is quite sure why the terrorists always field exactly 5 men to plant bombs or take hostages. Even stranger is why special forces organizations only deploy 5 operatives to stop them, rather than severely outnumber the terrorists or call in any drones or helicopters to assist. The answer is simple: it wouldn't be the ''Counter-Strike'' that everyone knows and loves if they did.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Nobody is quite sure why the terrorists always field exactly 5 fixed amounts of men to openly plant bombs on what appears to be an evacuated area or take hostages. hostages and yet not executing them when the CT goes openly loud. Even stranger is why special forces organizations only deploy 5 fixed amount of operatives to stop them, rather than severely outnumber the terrorists or call in any drones or helicopters to assist. The answer is simple: it wouldn't be the ''Counter-Strike'' that everyone knows and loves if they did.
9th Jun '17 8:32:35 AM DaNuke
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** In terms of gameplay, a headshot is a sure-fire way to kill someone- a headshot from the weakest gun in the series (the PP Bizon) fired at a target with no armor will deal 108 damage, instantly killing the target. It's fast, effective, simple and clean but is also extremely difficult, as taking time to line up a shot may get you killed as the head is a small target.

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** In terms of gameplay, a headshot is a sure-fire way to kill someone- a headshot from the weakest gun in the series (the PP Bizon) fired at a target with no armor will deal 108 damage, instantly killing the target. It's fast, effective, simple and clean but is also extremely difficult, as taking time to line up a shot may get you killed as the head is a small target.target -- though on the other hand, you're also expected to learn headshot-facilitating techniques such as peeking and crosshair placement.
9th Jun '17 8:29:50 AM DaNuke
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* AscendedGlitch: A major overhaul to the Train map for ''Global Offensive'' added birds which players found out they could stand on top of as they flew away, allowing them quick access to certain parts of the map or to just hide in an unreachable location. This was very quickly fixed, but a sign telling people not to step on pigeons was added as a memorial.

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* AscendedGlitch: A major overhaul to the Train map for ''Global Offensive'' added birds which players found out they could stand on top of as they flew away, allowing them quick access to certain parts of the map or to just hide in an unreachable location. This was very quickly fixed, but a sign telling people not to step on pigeons saying in Russian "DO NOT STEP ON THE BIRDS" was added as a memorial.memorial.
** Overpass had a hidden boost above a certain railing discovered by the Fnatic team and applied in the quarterfinals of Dreamhack 2014, which allowed one player to see most of the map -- said player quickly proceeded to grab an AWP and dispatch the entire enemy team. The boost was removed, but also immortalized with a sign saying in German "DO NOT CLIMB THE RAILING".
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