This month’s Community spotlight was an easy choice.
Mendax has created a gorgeous winter time battleground, featuring the unique architecture of a traditional German village. The map is a defuse map and has a superb layout with two well-designed bomb sites.
Check out the thread here, and be sure to subscribe to the map on the CS:GO workshop.
Valve has released 19 hours’ worth of video presentations from their Dev Days event that was held earlier this January. You can view the individual presentations on their new YouTube page.
The videos cover a vast quantity of different subjects from vr to virtual economies and much more. I strongly recommend watching as many as you can. They contain tons of useful information, valuable to both veteran and aspiring developers. I found that even the subjects that were not initially of much interest to me proved to be fascinating and insightful talks.
Let’s hope they repeat this event next year.
For more info click here.
A recent patch saw the introduction of a series of stickers that you can stick on to your weapons as a new form of weapon customization.
You will now get Sticker Capsules drop whilst playing the game, these require a special key to open.
This update also saw the addition of grenade tossing. You can now use the secondary fire button to toss a grenade along the floor.
A separate patch on the 12th of February introduced the third CSGO weapon case and also an entirely new weapon, the CZ75 - Auto.
The CZ75 is Counter Strikes first ever fully automatic pistol.
Click here to read the full blog post.
I’m still not completely sold on the idea of weapon skins, what do you guys think about them?
You are now able to Tag games and software in the steam store to help filter the vast catalogue that steam now has to offer.
This feature is still in beta and has been experiencing some growing pains in the form of abusive and misleading tagging.
However it has the potential to change the way we shop for games on steam, making it easier to discover games that fit our individual tastes.
Click here for more details.
A parcel from Phil Co (Valve) arrived a few days ago with some really awesome signed posters for us to give away to the winners of our next Interlopers mapping competition. So any competition ideas?