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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now offers custom Music Packs to replace in-game audio

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is introducing Music Kits, special packs that let you change the music heard in the game's main menu, as well as the various sounds you hear throughout the game.

So you'll have your own unique sounds for bomb warnings, round starting and round ending notifications and so on. You'll even get a signature tune that plays when you're the team's MVP.

Valve considering a Counter-Strike version of DotA 2's International tournament

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Considering the ridiculously huge crowd-funded reward pool that DotA 2's The International 2014 tournament has already racked up, it's not surprising that the company is looking at holding similiar competitions for other popular games.

Speaking to Prodota.ru, Valve’s Erik Johnson said that he doesn't see why the same model "couldn't be applied directly to Counter-Strike". My CS skills have long since atrophied to the point of uselessness, but the promise of $10,000,000 might just tempt me into a doomed attempt at not being terrible.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive weapon skin removed after DMCA warning

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Steam has removed a fan-created weapon skin from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive after receiving a DMCA takedown notice.

The offending item was the 'M4A4 Howl' skin, one of the most expensive items on the market. The DMCA takedown came after DeviantArt user CalvinAlbus pointed out the similarities between an image used in the weapon skin and his own work.

Counterstrike: Global Offensive releases Christmas update with new maps and weapon skins

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CS:GO's Winter Offensive update went live yesterday, giving players the chance to exchange gifts, as well as try out two new maps.

Cobblestone is a remake of the original CS classic map, while Overpass is a brand spanking new one. Both are currently only available offline and through official matchmaking in Operation Bravo. Valve want the new maps to be "as fun and balanced as possible" before they release them fully.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets second community map event

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Operation Bravo is introducing a community map event back in rotation for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Eight maps are included as part of the scheme.

There are also 15 map-themed skins for weapons, which periodically drop during matches. Casual, deathmatch and competitive modes are all available via Operation Bravo.