Counter-Strike is a modification (MOD) to the excellent game, Half-Life. It modifies the multiplayer aspects of Half-Life to bring to it a more team-oriented gameplay. Counter-Strike provides the player with an experience that a trained counter-terrorist unit or terrorist unit experiences. The MOD is team-based featuring one team playing the role of the terrorist and the other team playing the role of the counter-terrorist. Each side has access to different guns and equipment, as well as different abilities. Maps have different goals such as: hostage rescue, assassination, bomb defusion, Terrorist escape, etc. Weapons include the usual assortment of pistols, shotguns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, grenades, demolition devices. Each side has access to a different subset of weapons so for example only the counter-terrorist can use the M4A1, and only the terrorists can use the AK-47. We are confident that we've created a MOD quite unlike any other.

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Computer Games Online recently held an exclusive interivew with Valve's Erik Johnson about their plans for CS and CS:CZ. The latest CS, v1.6, will feature 2 new weapons and a riot shield: 5. Computer Games Romania: Do you plan to include new weapons, maps, models or options or will you just fix the

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Computer Games Online recently held an exclusive interivew with Valve's Erik Johnson about their plans for CS and CS:CZ. The latest CS, v1.6, will feature 2 new weapons and a riot shield:

5. Computer Games Romania: Do you plan to include new weapons, maps, models or options or will you just fix the bugs from the current version?
Erik Johnson: We’ll be adding the Famas, Galil, and Riot Shield to Counter-Strike 1.6. There are a number of smaller changes, but these three will have the greatest effect on gameplay.

16. Computer Games Romania: Today, the concept of "professional gamer" starts to take shape. What conditions do you think a gamer must meet in order to reach this level?
Erik Johnson: With professional gaming still in its early stages, there isn’t a simple metric for deciding that someone is a professional or amateur gamer. Any player that is competing in a game with the goal of winning a prize would probably be the best description right now


Details of the new weapons and items also in that interview are here:

1. Galil (Terrorist Only - $2700):

Israel made this weapon to compete with the AK-47 on the battle field, this weapon actually costs less than the already cheap AK-47. Currently the Israeli's "official" weapon, this weapon holds 32 5.56mm NATO rounds, compatible with the M4A1. Gearbox describes the weapon as like the AK, only heavier and thus more accurate.

2. FAMAS (Counter-Terrorist Only - $2500):

It will cost less than the M4A1 and its alternate fire will be burst fire (a three-round burst). A three-round burst fires three rounds faster than the auto-mode can fire the same amount, but has a delay between bursts. This is the official weapon on the French GIGN and will likely play that role in the single player side of the game. It holds 25 5.56mm NATO rounds per clip (the same round that the M4A1 uses).

3. Ballistic Shield IIIA (Counter-Terrorist Only - Unknown cost):

This item will block small arms fire (pistols, shotguns, sub-machine guns) and slow down high-caliber rounds to a point where they're not as deadly. The shield will take a primary weapon slot and will be bundled with the FN FiveseveN pistol. The shield will usually cover the front of your body while you peer through the small window, but when you move to fire your pistol, the shield will be moved to the side.

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From the looks of it, the new weapons will definitely affect the way the game will be played both in public server and also in the competitive gaming world - whether the shield will prove effective in clan wars or not will depend on the price and how quick it will be to shield yourself and take away the shield. However due to the shield taking up a Counter-Terrorist's primary weapon slot, it would most likely not be preferrable.


To read the full article and interview - click here.

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sp4z
sp4z

I think someone moved the Pictures of the FAMAS and Galil...

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HuntEr
HuntEr

I thought things were mixed there, fixed em innit.

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UNrealman
UNrealman

From my israeli point of view, it's rather funny that the 'official' israeli weapon, is for terrorist usage (a bit of a political statement, or is it just me ;))

Plus - that israel army uses M-16 rather than AKS.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

i wonder if i can ever get back into this mod...

i used to play it tons have not touched it for more than 30mins in the past 3 months.. so much has changed in that time i'll be a n00b and get hammered... i don't think i could handle that :(

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snaZZy Author
snaZZy

you always were a n00b at it, and always will be :)

wonder if u can frag me now that i've been playing competitively :)

and yeah i dun think the Galil is the "current official weapon" nowdays - but I'm sure at some point in time it was - although yes funny how it is a terrorist weapon - but in Israel who knows the limits of the black market ;)

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CLuver?
CLuver?

do counter terrorists use riot shields in real life? I mean riot police do, but do CTs, which are pretty much soldiers, use riot shields? It's not like terrorists riot with beer bottles and stones.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

do counter terrorists use riot shields in real life? I mean riot police do, but do CTs, which are pretty much soldiers, use riot shields? It's not like terrorists riot with beer bottles and stones.

that is a very valid point, however generally 'terrorists' are fairly primitavly equiped having based themselves in generally 3rd world countries... but yeah i'd have to say you seem correct on that?

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CLuver?
CLuver?

It's all a bit dramatised now. So much for realism. Terrorists would laugh at a riot shield..Then shoot at it.. and wait for the pool of blood from behind it. I suppose next you'll be able to erect flying foxes and swing down between buildings with guns blazing. Maybe they'll include a new voice command which distracts opponents - "Look.. Elephant!"

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HuntEr
HuntEr

Remember the old days when u played together :D

I aint gonna bother playing till 1.6, to much into BF1942 and I have been w8ing for CS to get some more ******* guns, better be decent.

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