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Counter-Strike reaches 1 million concurrent viewers at IEM

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In case anybody ever thinks that Counter-Strike isn't big business, the latest viewership figures from Intel Extreme Masters tournament are here to prove them wrong.

Over 1 million concurrent viewers stood witness to professional Counter-Strike team Fnatic take the IEM Katowice title from their rivals, the brilliantly named, Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Open Beta coming this month for Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies

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Yep, more zombies. An open beta is on the way for free-to-play shooter Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies later this month on Steam.

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.

Virtuix Omni demo shows Counterstrike played with full-body VR

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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.

Valve to reveal next week the studio's plans for Linux-based hardware

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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.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive SDK dropping 3 months after game release

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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.

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