Yes, it is. I can’t stand the game. I played it, it was cool, now it’s time to move on people. You’re like the old women who still watch Richard Simon’s work out tapes… or the old men who still think 55mph on the freeway is too fast since when you were growing up, cars topped out at 40.
I finally have someone to back me up: Here
All you CS winies out there can read it and weep… your game has been dead for well over a year now… I’ve been spouting that it’s dead for well over a year now… maybe the rest of the world is finally catching on.
More later… I’m too busy trying to figure out how to keep this upcoming Kumoricon from eating itself alive.
Slight argument here.
I think it is sad that people still play it at LAN parties. There are a ton of games that no one ever plays that were just as influential if not more than CS.
That being said, CS brought about a whole lot of changes to online gaming that weren’t being addressed at the time. It also brought together the modding community and showed what real hobbyists can do with games. If anything it probably helped decrease the gap between the customer and the developer. Any time the company listens to what the customer wants it’s a good thing.
It also helped develop awareness of cheats and wall hacks and etc etc etc. It spawned punkbuster, which despite the lag it often brings to a game, we’re better with it than without.
With that in mind though, there is no reason to play it any more. There are better games out there with similar style game play, and people should get over it. People should get over Q2 and the HL engine entirely actually, which includes all mods for any of those games. When I fork over all that money for a video card and the top of the line parts I want, I don’t expect that I’ll have to squander their talents on an outdated game. Especially if I forked over the cash for a legal copy of a brand new game.
If I want to indulge in nostalgia, I’ll do it on my own time instead of trying to rope other people into it at a LAN.
However, LAN parties always have people that want to play some other game that nobody wants to play. This is the problem with fringe games or sleepers.
Nobody ever plays tribes at LANs unless the LAN was specifically thrown for the purpose of playing tribes.
That’s a rarity. Tribes was an extremely influential game as well, though much less well known. I know I tend to speak of Tribes as some kind of holy grail among games, but that’s just my take on it. It’s influence cannot be ignored, especially when looking at games like BF or Unreal 2k4’s Onslaught Mode or Unreal 2’s XMP. XMP was sweet though. Really really cool.