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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta Key Contest

638 comments by Henley on Feb 23rd, 2012

Hello Modders and Modies. As you know yesterday I hinted at being able to win yourself access to the newest CS:GO beta and today is the day you find out how. This is going to be a fairly simple contest to give 15 keys to our community, the other 5 keys will be given out to the some of the more active people within ModDB (as judged by staff).

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To enter all you need to do is impress the staff by writing a simple limerick, poem or short story about why you should be in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta and if that is too difficult counter-strike in general will also suffice. Post your entries in the comment section below. You can enter as many times as you like, and the most creative and original entries (extra points for funny entries) will win. You have two days to enter, and winners will be notified by personal message on ModDB. If you do not claim the reward within a day we will just give it too another entrant. Take note, if you submit your entries in any other way we will ignore it so don't bother.

Best of luck!


We have our winners! Check your inbox soon for your beta key.

Here is a gamer named Manatee
Who had only one last plee
He can't aim for shit
and constantly rage quits
But all he wants is one key

ModDB: This kinda sums up my experiences with counter-strike over the years.

The keys are few,
The crew is wise,
A contest of English,
The noobs demise.
To play Global Offense,
With a free beta key,
Would be so intense,
Where else, but ModDB.

ModDB: Love it, especially how you rhymed ModDB with something.

people who play CS try for headshots
some people may claim they use aimbots
nothing is sadderwhen people cry "hacker!"
when people just like to play a lot

ModDB: I am sure it was all just skill! Like your mad rhymes.

Awpers, Awpers, everywhere
Will they see me?
I don't care
In B tunnels?
At long A?
Well placed frag grenade,
And they ragdoll away

ModDB: AWPers more like no-skillers... HA. I'm funny.

Open the door
Get on the floor
Please give me a key because I'm poor

ModDB: Lets hope this funds your archaeology event.

Bullets ablazing
Newbies a hating
Aim bot Aim bot they cry
but I'm just amazing

The sniper they fear
A scoping i steer
as the bullet leaves the chamber
Not a head is left near

ModDB: I dunno about you guys but twinnuke's new album is hella-tight! 

roses are red
violets are blue
i hope this will have a proper promod

ModDB: You and me both sister! 

For the first time on ModDB,
The Devs tried to make a fool of me,
Wasting my time,
To come up with rhymes,
Just for a damn beta key.

ModDB: I'm sorry alright... I just wanted to be with the cool kids. 

A key to this game, I desire
And proof of this fact, you require?
With one single move
My fervor I'll prove
By lighting my crotch hair on fire!

ModDB: I am afraid to ask for pictures to confirm this, but I love your commitment! 

24/7 born and raised
on dust 2 is where i spent
most of my days
poppin' off headshots
no scopin' these fools
gettin' called haxxor
like it's preschool
when a couple of t's
who are up to no good
started causing trouble
down in packaged goods
got in one little knife fight
and the admin got scared
says you going to csgo beta
you belong in there

ModDB: Shit just got real....

In 2000 it first began,
To four different games it would span,
With great mods and fun,It became number one,
The Counter Strike franchise change man.
One of these glad men was I,
Who, for Counter Strike: GO, would die,
But without a beta key,
No GO for me :(,
I'll make sure that key is all mine.

ModDB: You sir are a poet for the ages!!! 

My girlfriend cried "You must come to bed!"
"Quit CS and I'll give you great head!"
I cried "Dear I can't yet!"
"I really must plant this!"
Guess I'll have to whack it instead!

ModDB: I was tempted to not pick this one, I cannot deny it is clever though! 


"Invalid CD Key", Steam?
I swear! I´ve got it from ModDb!
Was it a dream?
Where is my CS:GO beta key!!?

Well, I still need my fix!
So what will it be?
It´s back to 1.6...Or wait for Half-life Three?

Damn it.

ModDB: Wait! The first key I sent you didn't work? I'm sorry here is another... 


Registered today
Now im itching to play
Saw this contest
That sparked my interest
Oh to kill again
On my steam engine
Missing the thrills
Of a Counter strike kill
To fill this void
you have been employed
Now all I seeis this beta key...

ModDB: Welcome to the family of mad rhymes and modders! Have a key... 


Twas the night before the beta,
And all through the map,
Not a CT was stirring,
Except John J. Fap,

When the terrorists rushed in,
Weapons held high,
John J. pulled a pin,
And watched them fly,

With one terrorist left,
And no where to run,
John J. said,"Now ain't this fun?"

His weapon a blazing,
The terrorist's balls they were grazing,

In the end he saved the day,
Old John J.,
So wake up CTs,
Don't be AFK.

ModDB: Don't you be AFK accepting this key!

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all those who entered. So many entries!

Report abuse CS:GO Beta key give-away.

85 comments by Henley on Feb 19th, 2012

ModDB will be participating in a Counter Strike Global Offensive beta key give-away on the 21st of Feburary. Stay tuned for more information as it arises.


Report abuse IndieCade Winners

6 comments by Greg on Oct 12th, 2011

Thirteen games, chosen by a panel of experts, received top honors at the 2011 IndieCade Conference Festival. FEZ, created by Polytron Corporation, was awarded the Grand Jury Award. IndieCade recognizes superior examples of story development, visual, technological, audio and all-around independent game titles as well as a creator who has greatly contributed to the independent gaming field.

Eleven of the winners, including the Grand Jury Award were announced at the Red Carpet awards show, sponsored by LG Electronics, on Thursday, Oct. 6. On Sunday night, Oct. 9, GameFly, a supporting sponsor, hosted the closing party where the Audience and Developer Choice Awards were announced.

Stephanie_Barish_CEO_IndieCade wrote:2011 was a great year for the indie gaming community, which continues to grow and change by leaps and bounds. This year's submissions reflected the incredible diversity and innovation we have seen growing over the four years of IndieCade. The nominees and winners represent the best aspects of independent games.

The game and developer winners this year are:

Grand Jury Award

FEZ, Polytron Corporation


The award distinguishes the game that cultivates artistry and embodies complete passion for game development. This year the jury chose from 36 game finalists from 14 different countries.

LG Mobile Innovative Game Award

Hungry Hungry UFOs, Asher Vollmer, Sam Farmer and Ben Bharier

The nominees for this award were brought together and established the prototypes for consideration at the IndieCade 3D Mobile Game Jam, presented and sponsored by LG Mobile.

Visuals sponsored by Nvidia

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Superbrothers, Capybara Games, Jim Guthrie



Proteus, Ed Key

Impact sponsored by G4

Johann Sebastian Joust, Douglas Wilson and Friends


Ordnungswissenschaft, Till Wittwer, Marek Plichta and Jakob Penca

Game Design

Deepak Fights Robots, Tom Sennett


Technology sponsored by Transgaming

Johann Sebastian Joust, Douglas Wilson and Friends

Story/ World Design sponsored by BBC Worldwide

FEZ, Polytron Corp.

Special Recognition

The Swapper, Facepalm Games

Cave Vacuum

It's a game specially selected by the Jury for being a stand-out game, but not one that could fit into any other category very well.

The Trailblazers Award

Megan Gaiser

Developers Choice Award

Way, Coco & Co (Carnegie Mellon)


Audience Choice Award

The Depths to Which I Sink, Bigpants


For more information, visit

Report abuse Ludum Dare 21

5 comments by Henley on Sep 13th, 2011

Ludum Dare for all those playing at home is a competition where designers work alone for 48 hours to create the best game they can on a community voted theme. Ludum Dare 21 has just wrapped up, if this is your first time witnessing the event you are going to be surprised to see just what Indie developers can create when under pressure and little time.

This time the theme was "escape" with a whopping 599 total entries you can find the top 50 entries here which are voted on by the developers who participated within the comp. What are your favourite entries? My personal favourites where Startus and Flee Buster.

Report abuse ModDB VS MMGN in a L4D2-off

48 comments by Henley on Aug 31st, 2011

UPDATE: The date has been set for the 13th of September at 8:00pm EST for all those playing at home see the countdown timer below!

DOUBLE UPDATE: The time has been pushed back due to people being busy. We work for a living ya know???!? We will update the timer again when we know a better time.

COUNTDOWN TO 13 Sep 2011 20:00:00 +1000
We are still looking for people to participate so if you want in send a PM to myself or post in the comment section below with your availability.

We will also be live streaming the event, more details when we get closer to D-Day.

MMGN is an Austalian news and gaming website, they are also sneaky buggers who think they can school ModDB and its community at L4D2. As I said, sneaky buggers. You should never poke the sleeping giant!

Heller wrote:after some really spicy food and too many beers some things were said, some threats were made and now they've challenged us to a L4D2 match!

This is where you guys come in since the rules are quite simple, I need two or three (depending how many of the ModDB staff can play) community members to join the ModDB team and show these guys who is boss in verses mode. 


  • Must loath zombies except when you are a zombie, then you must love them
  • Must know how to click the mouse buttons
  • The ability to throw a Molotov at a tank
  • Smack-talk is not a requirement but wouldn't hurt (us, you can hurt MMGN with it)

If you are interested let me know on the comments or over PM's. I am also told that there will be a stream going up and a recording at some point with the gameplay. More details when I know them!

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