Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arrives for Mac on Steam

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    The latest version of Counter-Strike -- Valve's flagship series and one of the most popular PC gaming titles ever -- has arrived on the Mac via Steam. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the fourth title in the CS series, which has sold more than 27 million units in its lifetime.

    Along with Portal 2, this is the second time that Valve has launched a flagship game simultaneously on the Mac and the PC, and the first Counter-Strike release since Steam launched on the Mac in 2010.

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    The Mac version has fairly liberal system requirements, with CS:GO looking for an Intel Core Duo processor with 2GHz or better, 2GB of RAM, and an ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better or a NVidia 8600M or better.

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available via Steam for $14.99.

    Article Link: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arrives for Mac on Steam
     
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    "This is the first time that Valve has launched a flagship game simultaneously on the Mac and the PC"

    So Portal 2 wasn't a flagship game then? :p
     
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    I want to play this game so bad.

    Damn GMA x3100.
     
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    This is EXACTLY what I was going to say, and it had a console release too.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    so this runs on my early 2008 15" MBP (2.4 dual core, 2 gig RAM, geforce 8600) ok, but the load times feel a bit a longer than cs:source and the fps can drop below 30 fps at times.

    i wonder if upgrading to 4gig RAM will make much of a difference?
     
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    It looks just like the old one, but taller! So much for doubling down on secrecy. Steve would never have allowed this!
     
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    Why this is homepage material?

    The mind boggles.
     
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    You guys are absolutely right, fixed!

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    Because it's one of the most popular games of all time. The mind boggles that they've sold 27 million copies of Counter-Strike over the years.
     
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    Installed it today, it rocks!
     
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    Will I be able to run it on a i5 Air with 8GB RAM? Mid-2012 model.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    how do you guys think it will run on my Mac air ultimate?

    i7 2ghz
    8gb ddr3
    Intel Hd graphics 4000 512 MB

    worth the buy?
     
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    Agreed. Not front page material.
     
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    fia in da hole.....
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    I haven't played games in a long time, is $14.99 an unusually low price for a top-tier game these days?
     
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    because a game being released on Mac is shock
     
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    Be that as it may, it's of interest only to Mac Gamers, and not a rumor, and so aught to go into the Mac Blog. Just my two cents on that matter.

    Now a question... what exactly is Counter-Strike? Does it have any sort of campaign to it, or at least single player? When it comes to non-RTS games, I don't really like multiplayer with people I'm not friends with.
     
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    I'll boggle your mind with my awp no-scope headshot.
     
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    How well would a 2.0 GHz Mac Mini with the 256 MB Nvidia 9400 run CS:GO?
     
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    No campaign. Multiplayer only, perhaps the G.O.A.T.


    It's a Source game. Can you run Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal 2, etc.? If so then yes. If not then no.
     
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    Definitely a multiplayer game. The best shooter there is!
     
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    It will run with gusto. The Intel graphics are over 2-3x as fast as the system requirements mentioned in the article. Additionally, since Source performance is mostly dependent on CPU over GPU, the i7 will absolutely shred this game.
     
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    [/COLOR]Because it's one of the most popular games of all time. The mind boggles that they've sold 27 million copies of Counter-Strike over the years.[/QUOTE]

    The number is closer to 270 million with all the pirated copies floating around. $14.99 really isn't much.
     
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    Why are the specs required for a game much lower on a mac?
     
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    No, and neither is counter-strike. I think a company can only have one flagship title. It's biggest and best. The title that defines the company. If we are talking valve, then that title must be Half Life. No question about it. Portal and counter-strike are great games, but half life is valve's flagship. Unless it has finally been cancelled after all these years. Still waiting.
     
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    +1. Counter Strike is cool and all, and I love the L4D & Portal series & TF2, but if Valve doesn't do something about some form of Half Life 3 sometime soon, I'm gonna go ballistic.
     

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