I have put together a couple quick in-game videos of Tactical Intervention. The first video shows the four different types of grenades available: frag, flashbang, tear gas, and smoke grenade. The second video shows the use of the shotgun in-game.
The Tactical Intervention team has just launched their new website today, just in time for the launch of the closed beta on March 15th. The site contains information about the game, media, forums, and news. Head on over to the Tactical Intervention website to check it out!
Valve has opened up their Steam mobile app to the public. This app allows you to view your Steam friends, chat with them, read Steam news, view and edit your profile, and even purchase games. The app is available for iOS and Android. No love for BlackBerry and Windows Phone :(
If you are interested in CS:GO check out the article below from the official CS:GO website. It goes over some frequently asked questions about the game.
Q) How can I get into the beta?
A) The beta is currently closed. The current stress test is to test for crashes with various hardware configurations and how the servers handle the stress. The best way to get into the beta is to be active in the current Counter-Strike communities.
Q)How do I activate the console?
A) Activate the console in Help & Options -> Game Settings -> Enable developer console. This will then allow you to open the console using the tilde key ~.
Q)How do I open the server browser?
A) The current version of the beta does not support a server browser. This feature will be added later.
Q) Can I host my own dedicated server?
A) Not at this stage in the beta. The full version of CSGO will allow community run dedicated servers on both Windows and Linux.
The following is CS:GO Beta Impressions article posted on ESL:
Valve finally pushed the button and brought the beta of the highly anticipated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to all those lucky players who got their hands on a beta key. We would like to share with some of our first impressions of the beta with those who have not had the chance to play yet.