Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Coming to the Mac August 21

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    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the latest installment in the massively popular Counter-Strike series, will be arriving on the Mac on August 21. The game will launch the same day across all four supported platforms -- Mac, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 --
    according to a tweet from Polygon.

    The most significant feature for Mac users will be full cross-platform multiplayer between gamers on both the PC and Mac.
    There is no pricing information, but the game is expected to be delivered to Mac users via Valve's Steam gaming platform.

    Article Link: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Coming to the Mac August 21
     
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    Nice to see more native games coming out for the Mac, rather than just poorly coded ports :)
     
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    I would just pay some money for CS 1.6 on Mac. Will never happy I'm afraid.
     
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    Hope it'll be multiplayer for PC to consoles as well.
     
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    Pay some money for Windows 7 on an Intel Mac and you are good to go :)

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    I don't think it will be. Traditionally they don't allow that because the aiming with a keyboard and mouse is a much different experience and might allow an unfair advantage for PC users.
     
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    That was the original plan but it ended up getting cancelled if I recall correctly.
     
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    Better have Windows installed. I hot ahold of CS:GO and Dota 2 keys. No Mac beta with those keys. Windows only. Maybe they'll add OS X to the beta at some point.
     
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    I like gaming on my 13" MBP and I'll probably get this when it comes out. However, I hate Steam. I'd prefer if they release it on the Mac App Store. I've never bought a game externally. I like being able to download it again for free.
     
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    You can download it again for free on Steam too, you know. On both OS X and Windows. You don't get that with the Mac App Store.
     
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    Steam works great, I've never had any serious problems with it. As far as Half-Life 2, Portal and CS go it's the only place you are going to find them on the Mac. The company that develops them also owns Steam. You can download games from Steam as many times as you need to, and even make a backup of the game for DVD or hard drive storage.
     
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    It's always adorable whenever I play against someone who insists on using a gamepad in a PC game :)
     
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    Would've been nice if the poster added that the game is only downloadable on STEAM and not the Mac App Store. ;)
     
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    What does the Mac App Store have that Steam doesn't? Other than a different target audience (all Mac users instead of all gamers), I can't think of anything.

    Steam offers developers a lot of APIs to integrate their games with it. The Mac App Store offers very few APIs... in app purchases and that's about it, I think.

    I fully intend to release my next app (a game) via Steam. I may or may not release it on the Mac App Store, depending on Apple's rules regarding allowing people who acquired the game other ways to share high scores / play multiplayer with people who got it from other stores.
     
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    How will they get around the OS X mouse acceleration curve? They had better do it somehow, because playing a competitive FPS with mouse acceleration would be extremely frustrating.
     
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    12 years...crap, I feel old:(
     
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    I felt the same way when I realized Diablo 2 was that long ago as well.
     
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    How is Steam diff from the App Store???
     
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    I just call it a noobstick controller. How does anyone play first person shooters with those?
     
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    I got in the beta for this about two weeks ago. It feels like a mix between cs 1.6 and source - I'm a fan. It feels slick and smooth, shots feel on target. They haven't included all the gun's secondaries like the m4 and usp's silencer, which I hope will get added. Netcode and hitboxes are the most important part though and they feel good.
     
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    By playing Consoles a lot, I'm a much better shot on a Controller than Mouse and Keyboard.
     
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    You'd still get schooled by anyone with a mouse.
     
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    Yea, to bad there's no cross platform btw computers and consoles. Consoles would get mopped up :p
     
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    A common mistake. Yes I'll probably be schooled by this guy.

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    However, I still manage to come in the top players most of the time.
     

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