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Tuesday, June 5th 2012 / Gaming
Yesterday a friend of mine managed to send me a Steam code to play the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta. I've been waiting to get an official invite and code for months now and it seems as though very few people have been lucky enough to get access thus far!

I quickly installed the game and had a quick run through the maps against bots. A range of the classic maps are included and I stuck to these at first. Graphics wise I wouldn't even say it's much of an upgrade over Counter-Strike: Source. The levels seem to have a bit more detail in them and there's added dynamic shadows on players and world objects now but it's hardly doing anything fancy like some of the latest PC games are.

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