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Retro Dose #7 - Counter Strike

Today I'm gonna tell you a story of a very successful Half-Life mod which quickly became one of the most important Valve titles with an active career of more than fifteen years.Counter-Strike was released on the market 19 July 1999 in public-beta as a modification for Half-Life, a game that at that time was not only one of the most important things in gaming, but also on the Internet. Planet Half-Life, page dedicated to news from the world of Half-Life, in two weeks of the newly opened Counter-Strike section already recorded 10,000 views, an unprecedented record at the time. This has resulted

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OP News - 16/04/2017 Edition

Battlefront 2 revealIt's Star Wars celebration and, alongside the first airing of the new The Last Yedi teaser trailer, we got details of EA's newest title Battlefront 2This time around a story mode is included, featuring a host of characters from the 30 year Franchise,  as well as the usual multiplayer mayhem. Release date is set for November 17th on PS4, Xbox One and PC. More details can be found on the Official SiteBandai Namco's New TitleNot much is known about this one. A mysterious teaser of a new project and the hashtag "Prepare to Dine" is about it.Elements of the

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Gamescom 2017

Welcome back to the glorious times of Gamescom – 2017.As usual, Gamescom will return to Cologne this year once again and this time with a few (permanent)* changes.The date for the event changed to a firm date, as this wasn’t the case before.Luckily the beginning of Gamescom will be permanently held in the last week of August.The reasons for those decisions have been the exhibitors that complained about the organisation -  it simply was too complicated to plan without a firm date. Therefore, we will have a certain date we all can aim for. Most of us won’t have a problem with

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OP News - 09/04/2017 Edition

Microsoft's Scorpio Specifications RevealedMicrosoft has kept its promise and delivered the most powerful games console in history, edging out the PS4 Pro, with Eurogamer's Digital Foundry leading the reveal. Here's the technical bit.In regard of games, Microsoft has said, as the Scorpio is part of the Xbox family, all compatible titles with the Xbox One will work with the Scorpio and there will be no Scorpio exclusives (but VR exclusives are possible).The price is currently guessed at $499 but is unconfirmed at this time.Gearbox Make (and Break) Controversial PartnershipIt was revealed, earlier this week, that Gearbox had partnered with G2A to

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Retro Dose #6 - Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus... (IMO) The best and most unique game on PS2, and one of the best games of all time.  If you never played this or heard of this game - you missed out... a lot.First of all, it's hard to talk about the game without spoiling anything, but I'll try to avoid it as much as I can. Secondly, trying to describe exactly what makes Shadow of the Colossus so fantastic is akin to trying to describe why the bodies of work of Picasso, Bach or Beethoven are unquestioned classics; you can do your best, but any of

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Retro Dose #5 - God Hand

With Opium Pulse's new Retro Dose series, I decided to contribute with one of mine.If you ever experienced Hype through a game like Metal Gear Rising Revengeance or perhaps Ninja Gaiden, if you ever experienced the fun of beating up unimportant jobbers with a wide variety of moves and weapons in a Beat'Em Up game, if you ever wanted a game that crossed the limits of your imagination when it comes to Action Combat and features little to no story and a difficulty so engraving that makes Dark Souls look like Angry Birds, then I have a game for you.God Hand

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Retro Dose #4 - Icy Tower

In todays Retro Dose we remember the hilariously addictive game that won the whole world - Icy Tower.A funny arcade game Icy Tower is a free freeware title by a development studio with an equally humorous name - Free Lunch Design, released in 2001 for PC and Mac. Those who played it remember that the goal of the game was incredibly easy - jumping on an infinitely high ice tower as much as you can before you fall and destroy your sweet sweet combo. In order of variations, the theme of the platform on which you jumped changed every 100 floors,

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Retro Dose #3 - Postal

One of the most brutal games ever made is the theme of our new Retro Dose, and the only thing that beat that silly, sadistic fun is its sequel - Postal 2 in 2003.In 1997 a group of enthusiasts gathered in Arizona under the name Running With Scissors decided to make a game that is primarily supposed to suit their own taste. I believe that they themselves did not realise they would make such a sick game that the whole gaming community, various psychologists and psychiatrists and numerous supporters campaign to ban violence in video games will talk about it for

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Retro Dose #2 - Duck Hunt

Today we talk about the best-known NES game compatible with the Nintendo Zapper controller (also the only one that worked properly with it).Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you - Duck Hunt. Duck hunt is the most representative game on Nintendo's Zapper and one of the most popular NES games ever, and that is why it has a secured cult status through references in numerous films, TV series, magazines and other video games. It came out in 1984 in Japan and, a year later, sailed on American soil where it gained unprecedented popularity and made a good foundation for sales in Europe,

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Retro Dose #1 - Ghosts'n Goblins

You think games like Demon's Souls and Dark Souls are hard? Then you probably never played Ghosts'n Goblins, a game which was (and still is) so hard that it impressed many but also destroyed the social lives of players around the world. It's the year 1985 and the world just got one of the most difficult games ever - Ghosts'n Goblins, which was originally an arcade machine, but later it was transferred to NES and other home consoles so it can spread the frustration all around the world. Ghosts'n goblins is so infamous for its difficulty, that it shares the place at

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