.: COUNTER-STRIKE: CONDITION ZERO v1.1 COMING THIS WEEK
Version 1.1 of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero will be released this week via Steam! The update includes a new "Buy Package" system for buying favorite loadouts quickly, the CS:CZ Custom Mission Creation Kit, all new player and weapon models, new audio content, and other enhancements.
The new purchase system features four user-definable “Buy Packages.” Each Package represents a complete equipment load out, allowing players to define everything from their primary weapon to how much ammo to buy to fallback options if money is tight.
With the CS:CZ Mission Creation Kit, MOD authors can create their own Tour of Duty Mission Packs with custom challenges, bot personalities, bot skins, and more. These MOD Mission Packs can then be distributed to players as Zip files. When installed, the new mission pack will automatically appear within CZ’s mission menu.
For more information please visit www.counter-strike.net. For the latest news regarding Steam, please visit Steam's news section.
.: COUNTER-STRIKE CONDITION ZERO AVAILABLE NOW
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero has been released and is available now via Steam. Those who pre-ordered the game via Steam can begin playing by double clicking the CS:CZ icon in their Steam Games list. For those who own Counter-Strike, Valve is offering a special price of $29.95 to those who purchase the game via Steam (Note: This offer will end at 11:59 pm PST on April 1, 2004). For more details, please visit www.steampowered.com.
.: CS:CZ LAUNCH PARTY
Representatives from Valve will be at the House of Shields (39 New Montgomery St., in San Francisco's Financial District ) to celebrate the upcoming launch of CS:CZ. The event will be open to everyone over 21 years of age, from 8:30p - 10:00p tonight, December 16, 2003. A final version of the game will be available for play on PCs provided by AMD.
.: JESS CLIFFE ON IGN
IGN recently hit up Valve's Jess Cliffe, co-creator of CS, to discuss the multiple single player modes and other features included in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. Click here to read the entire interview.
.: CONDITION ZERO DEVELOPER CHATS WITH PC.INSIDEGAMER.COM
CS:CZ developer and Turtle Rock Studios head honcho Michael Booth shares with the online with the publication on the new, upcoming features of Condition Zero. Click here to read the interview.
.: CS-NATION GET THEIR HANDS ON CZ
Rizzuh with the latest development version of Condition Zero: "The bots within CS:CZ are some the best AI ever seen in an FPS game. The bots do not seem sub-human and they certainly don't seem super-human either. They feel like humans. They only see what they see. They only hear what they can actually hear." To read the entire article, click here.
.: TURTLE ROCK STUDIOS INTERVIEW
Homelan fed with Turtle Rock Studios founder / lead programmer Michael Booth: "Valve was pretty fearless in stepping back, looking critically at CZ, and making a bold decision to change direction-- recommending we take the proven CS Bot AI and build a game around it that fulfills the original goal of CZ – providing an exciting single player 'Counter-Strike' experience." To read more, click here.