Counter-Strike: Source Summary
Yep, more zombies. An open beta is Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies later this month on Steam.for free-to-play shooter
If you haven't heard about this one, it's the Western version of Korean developer Nexon's Counter-Strike Online. Basically, imagine classic Counter-Strike with a load of zombies and nuts game modes thrown in.
Pssh, VR headsets are already so last year. Here's a video showing the Virtuix Omni in action, a combination treadmill, Oculus Rift and motion controller that's the closest we've come so far to a full-body VR experience.
Alright, so the chap playing Counterstrike looks a little silly, but it does seem like he can at least keep up with the guys using traditional setups.
Gabe Newell during his presentation at LinuxCon in New Orleans has said Valve will be unveiling their plans for Linux-based hardware soon, as the studio boss cried Linux was the "future of gaming".
Next week they'll discuss their open source platform based on the OS, promising that "none of the proprietary closed platforms" will come close to their dreams.
According to Valve, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive software development kit is being developed by Mike Durand, and will be dropping three months after the game is released. The SDK, of course, will allow players to mod the game as well as create new maps.
Some might fight it very odd that various Valve games are appearing on Electronic Arts' Origin service. Since Electronic Arts has pulled games like Dragon Age II from Steam because of conflicting policies on downloadable content, why in the world would Valve games appear on Origin?