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Recent update today. Only small changes.
Release Notes for 5/22/2013
[ OVERWATCH ]
- Started the Overwatch beta http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/overwatch/.
[ MISC ]
- Added two new convars, cl_crosshair_drawoutline and cl_crosshair_outlinethickness, that will enable a black outline to draw around the classic crosshair pips for better visibility.
White Crosshair: Loving it!!! Was never able to use fully since looking at the sky or light areas will make it washed out completely so this is a very much welcomed update.
White Crosshair against dark surfaces
White Crosshair against light surfaces
Brace yourselves: Valve is swinging
Not sure how I’m so late on this one, but it seems as though around 5 days ago VAC was updated greatly and has finally been able to identify the Organner Hacks that have been a huge problem for nearly eight years. (Yes you read that correctly) One of the biggest reasons why VAC has been so unsuccessful is because it didn’t dig deep enough into your systems privileges to see what exactly was running on your computer. With this update you start getting into the debate as to how dangerous this can become since it is now allowed to dive into the kernel where any programmer will tell you this should be a safe zone that is never touched.
Before diving into the logistics of it here is a nice little screen shot Continue reading
BitCoin drama aside ESEA is still thriving and will be starting season 14 next week May 27th with the first map of de_Cache a source map made from Sal “Volcano” Garozzo in CS: Source that has translated very nicely to CS:GO. Cache is a very good map that has great balance in mind when it comes to map control and choke points. Teams find that going for middle control early in the round can greatly affect the outcome since you have so many options as a Terrorist to split a bombsite or as a Counter-Terrorist to quickly rotate and provide backup to either of the two sites.
For CEVO they aren’t exactly starting next week, but their registration closes on May 30th with the first matches I’m assuming are going to be starting in the first week of June. They have showed the first map in their rotation as inferno_ce which is a great competition edition of inferno_se. Many might be curious as to why someone would consider remaking inferno, Continue reading
In just a few short hours all the wait and anticipation will finally be over! Personally, I can’t wait to see what Microsoft has in mind for it’s next gen console especially since it’s evolved from delivering more than just games. We’ll get to see which rumors are true and which fell just a little bit short. I’ll try to update this post as frequently as possible when the coverage goes like at 10am PST (1pm EST).
Catch up on the rumors in this post here.
Looks like its called XBOX ONE with a lot of cool features. Live stream here: http://www.twitch.tv/gamespot
- Called Xbox One in reference to an all in one experience
- Upgraded Kinect with 1080p camera/better sensor to see more joint + rotating movement/better microphone to capture different voices
- Heavy Skype Integration
- Snap Feature allows more than one I guess you can say “activity” on the screen at once. Live TV + Game or Skype Conversation + TV can be viewed simultaneously
- Halo TV Series with involvement from Stephen Spielberg
- EA and NFL partnership to bring you more exclusive content and more control over your game and/or fantasy leagues
Better breakdown on this from Gizmodo
Exclusive first look from Wired
Many of you bloggers may know or keep up to date with the tech world, but just in case you were slacking or don’t usually read up on whats happening here is a nice article from Gizmodo about the updates Google will be doing in the near future.
They finished up at the Google I/O conference and there was a lot they revealed about their plans for the future and you can definitely see they are becoming a powerhouse as far as an all-in-one service is concerned.
Basic rundown on topics:
Overall, pretty solid update to Google applications and services and it definitely seems like they are trying to phase out the competition such as Spotify, GroupMe, Paypal and other companies that provide one of a kind services to users.
Check out the full article with details at Gizmodo.