Richard Allen said:
Shadowrun was a perfect example of why cross-plat doesn't work with competitive FPS games. Something like L4D might be OK though.
I'm actually looking forward to this game a lot. All the hardcore CS players will hate it and go back to their previous version of choice, of course -- which is fine. It's not like Valve is cancelling those games and forcing everyone to play this one.
Why would they hate it? They haven't done anything but said they are updating the game with new maps and weapons. As someone who's played in cal-im (competitive league if you don't know) I'm estatatic for an update. Hopefully they will keep it true to the original and just tweak it a bit.
Hardcore Counter-Strike players are the most notoriously whiny, change-hating people on the planet. There are people who still think 1.6 is some abomination, and that 1.4 (or whichever) was the second coming of Jesustits Presley. Don't even mention CSS to most of them.
I guess that kind of obsessive personality is the reason they're so good at the game and still play it after 12+ years, but they aren't exactly lovely people to converse with. In fact, they should just all be banned from any CS discussion outside their clans, because everyone else on the planet is sick of hearing their tired complaints.