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Mac Games: Counter Strike: Global Offensive arrives

22 August 2012 2,701 views One Comment

People play games, but gamers play Counter Strike. Though development for the Mac has lagged, with the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ($14.99 on Steam), there’s one less reason to run Windows in Boot Camp — Mac games have come a long, long way.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago. CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content.

For what it’s worth, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s system requirements are quite modest: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher; Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better); 2GB RAM; at least 7.6GB of disk space; and an ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVidia 8600M or better.

So, user reports suggest my rather modest mid-2007 iMac will run this title rather smoothly (Mac games on). Naturally, in a game where frame rates and network speed/latency are critical, more is definitely a good thing.

With 27 million units sold, Counter-Strike is one of the most successful PC games in history — nothing compared to Angry Birds, for example, but not everyone can (or should) play this highly challenging title…

Think you’ve game? Find out with Counter-Strike…

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