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Valve, who everyone will know as the creators of hit game franchises such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, and recently Portal, yesterday announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

According to the press release, Counter Strike: Global Offensive will:

 Expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago.  CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content. In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is due to release early 2012 on Xbox Live, Steam and PSN.