Items tagged with counter-strike: global offensive

Valve has confirmed a major source code leak earlier this week involving two of its most popular competitive multiplayer games, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2. Players of the games have been concerned that the code leak for the popular and active games would allow hackers to find ways to develop remote code execution attacks or other exploits for the games. Valve has issued a statement that says players shouldn't be concerned about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but hasn't said anything about Team Fortress 2. Valve's statement said it had reviewed the leaked code and believed that it was a reposting of a limited CS:GO engine code depot that was provided to partners and... Read more...
People around the world are staying home in massive numbers at the request of their employers, local governments, and national governments. As vast numbers of people are staying home, many of them are turning to gaming to help pass the time. Steam is seeing significant player numbers and is breaking records thanks to the coronavirus outbreak. Steam has been shattering concurrent player records in recent days. The gaming service recently boasted 19,728,027 concurrent players, beating the record it had just set in February 2020 by nearly a million players. The service is expected to hit the 20 million mark, which will be a first. As concurrent player numbers or for the service grow overall, some... Read more...
It has been somewhat of a wild week for Steam. A week ago Sunday, Valve's digital distribution platform broke a concurrent user record that had stood for over two years, with 18,801,944 users. The previous record was 18.5 million users. Then this past Sunday, Steam saw 19,107,803 people hop onto the service, setting the record for the second time in a week. The new record came at 14:10 GMT. Out of those users, just over 6 million people were playing in a game, as opposed to simply being signed into the service. That's a lot of gamers, and it raises the question, why is Steam suddenly setting concurrent user records? Source: SteamDB.info Part of the reason is players flocking to Counter-Strike:... Read more...