There Is Half-Life Stuff Hiding In Counter-Strike: GO

The people at Valve Software like to tease. They don't, however, like to confirm the existence of new Half-Life games.

Kotaku reader ZombieK says he spotted these images in the beta for Valve's spring-scheduled multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike: GO. Let's classify them as teases. Or taunts. Or... easter eggs?

The shots first appeared on the Steam forums last month.

ZombieK says the images all come from the beta's unreleased office map. "The textures and all the files for the unreleased maps are there except for the maps," he said over email. "I originally ported only the map cs_office from source. And when I opened it in GO the chalkboard spread all over the wall . So obviously it didnt have any coding for how big it should of been but when I saw it, I started digging through every directory."

The first two images are screenshots. The others are art files pulled from the game's directories. I get the Mesa references, but, honestly, some of these are beyond me. Good teases, Valve fans?

And no, this isn't a confirmation of Half Life 3 either.


    Seriously... I losing my sh*t. Just tell me already!!! TELL ME!!!

    What are they doing with an office map?...

    Project MESA seems more like a reference to the Black Mesa mod, which has gone just as dark as Half Life 3.

    And so the Half Life bonerfest predictions begin again! Its been too long......a week or so! Lol

    "Counter Fortress 2"
    "Call company that keeps sending wooden crates"

    I lol'd.

      Love the crates note :D

        Haha yeah, I was playing through Half Life 1 again recently and its like "Hmm how convenient block a whole hallway with dozens of WOODEN CRATES!?"

    Barney looks to be winning the 'Perps tased' tally. =) Breen hasn't tased a single bra! I lol'd.

    Everyone put your hands up if they should stop posting about Half Life until Valve confirms it.

    The teasing is now starting to become unbearable.

    Anyways, this is a neat easter egg, good find.

    So if the Next Half-Life game comes out in August... then Valve did indeed give us an easter egg!

      August.... of what year?


    Elsewhere on the same board is the number 6172010, which corresponds with the original shipping deadline of june 17, this can only mean that HL3 was actually released in august 2010. Quityerbitchin already, the game's been out for over a year!

      Well, actully if you add up the numbers 10294 + 3 + 10291 you get 20588.

      Clearly the game is coming out on the 5th of Feb, 2088.

        If by Gamblers Anonymous you mean an ognzriaation that honors the fine persons of Puddleby that bring much-needed custom to an establishment in town, then yes.

    stopped caring about half life 3 when valve stopped caring about telling anyone anything about it

    Why does that knife icon not match the knife in hand?

    "So obviously it didnt have any coding for how big it should of been but when I saw it...". "Should of". "Should of". "Should of".

    Does this annoy anybody else? Am I the only one who thinks that TRYING to communicate properly is worthwhile? You know, how you can't take people seriously, if they don't take how they're communicating seriously?

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