Here you'll find Counter-Strike news and other interesting articles regarding Steam, Valve and anything else Counter-Strike related. This section is exactly what it sounds, a "blog", so be prepared to expect the unexpected.


Review: Poker Night at the Inventory

Poker Night at the Inventory   Developer: Telltale GamesPublisher: Telltale GamesPlatform: PCVersion Reviewed: PC Introduction From the fantastic creators of Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People and the infinite Sam & Max games comes Poker Night at the Inventory. A simple poker game that offers you the chance to duke it out Texas Hold’em style […]

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Most Wanted PC Games of 2010

PC = Perfect Christmas… Gift! Is there somebody on your Christmas list who may as well have a mouse as an extra appendage? PC gaming is a great present this year, especially since the release of 3D Vision! Almost all games have drivers available for 3D mode, and more and more are being made 3D […]

Most Wanted PS3 Games 2010

Most Wanted PS3 Games of 2010 Playstation Presents = Win The Playstation 3 is a remarkable and versatile system that is now 3D capable. Not only can it play 3D Blu-Rays, but it supports 3D gaming! On top of that little nugget of awesomeness the PS3 has released an array of incredible games this year […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Deck the Halls with Boughs of CAT5 Cable… With the Holidays fast approaching it’s important to put a little time in to what gifts you shall be distributing this year. We all know how hectic and disastrous Holiday shopping can be, especially once we’re in the month of December. This is a good time to […]

Dead Frontier Online 3D Released

3D Zombie MMO Fun Survival In case you’ve been hiding from the FBI and haven’t had time to keep up to date with your zombie gaming news, a heads up that Dead Frontier Online has released their 3D client. The game looks amazing from it’s 2D counterpart and is still a blast to play. If […]

Happy Halloween 2010

2010 Gamer pumpkins designed & carved by Next Level Gamer’s very own Cognito!

Review: Sonic 4 Episode 1

Sonic 4 Review: It would be impossible to talk about Sonic 4 without setting the scene…Once upon a time, back in the 4th generation of games consoles, Sega and Nintendo were fighting a head to head hardware battle. It was the Genesis versus the SNES, and Sonic and Mario were the kings of cartridge.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Preview Media

Hunted and Alone It is with great glee that I write about Frictional Games’ new product. Any who knows me know how much I loved the Penumbra series they made (Overture, Black Plague and Requiem). They have created such a dynamic and eerie genre with their first-person-horror-survival that it’s hard to not get completely swallowed […]

Dead Frontier Online Goes 3D

The Next Dimension of Terror Dead Frontier is definitely one of the most addicting games I’ve ever played, of course the whole zombie apocalypse thing really helps sell it. The fact that it’s an expansive MMO that’s been in the making for quite awhile also sells the developers dedication. Oh yes, did I mention it’s […]

Counter Strike Source Beta Gone Public!

3…..2…..1….. “Boom Headshot” Exciting news Counter Strike fans, the CS:S Beta has gone to public beta! Your CS:S game has hopefully already been patched and is ready for some intense frag-festing. What’s New: Hope you have a handle on your OCD folks, because there’s a lot of number play here: 144 achievements are now available […]

NLG Source Sprays and Instructions

NLG Sprays section is live! Counter Strike, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, sprays for all your Source gaming needs! With instructions on adding and removal of sprays.

E3 2010 Game Trailers (Video)

Trailers, teasers, info and screenshots of just some of the exciting new games being unveiled at the E3 Expo 2010!

Game History: Atari’s Adventure

A look back at video game history with the Atari 2600’s “Adventure”. Fun facts and info about the classic video gaming era.

First PS3 3DTV Patch

A New Dimension in Gaming   Sony is releasing the first 3DTV patch for the Playstation 3 on June 3rd. But let’s get the bad news out of the way first, this patch is going live first… (dramatic pause) …in Asia. We are still awaiting a release date for the patch in North America, but […]

The Human Centipede: The Game

The 1980’s hit Atari game is back   Sort of. As disturbing as it is, it appears some people were inspired by the new movie that is eye-brow-raisingly titled: “The Human Centipede (The First Segment)”. If you haven’t seen it, well, let me get you warmed up on what you’re in for. Severed ligaments in […]

Counter Strike Source Beta Update

What to expect from the Counter Strike Source Beta, and what the update will mean for any who have currently missed out.

ONN’s Close Range Game is Back

A Wedding of Shotgun & Face   “Hot New Video Game Consists Solely of Shooting People Point-Blank in the Face”. It’s the sort of news article that gamers can’t help but click on (for any myriad of reasons of course). Well, I was unfortunate enough to stumble upon this article after the site had already […]

Video Game Hackers Face 10 Years in Jail

Just spotted this unbelievable and promising news that will totally change the world of online gaming! (Zürich, Switzerland) Authorities from the International Internet Committee (IIC), the body responsible for regulating world-wide Internet use and international policies, have finally passed into affect a new law making it illegal for anyone to use hacks, cheats or bots […]

Plants vs Zombies now available for your iPod

Great news to all Tower Defense and Zombies fans, Plants vs Zombies has been released for the iPod Touch / iPhone and can be purchased through the iTunes store for a quite reasonable $2.99. Touch screen controls work great for this game, the only major visible issue being some lag once things get really hairy […]

Nerf N-Strike Elite Bundle

Bundled with the newly designed blue NERF Switch Shot EX-3 blaster and attachable decoder lens that will deliver a blend of covert operation elements with over-the-top blasting missions, NERF: N-Strike Elite features a classic rail shooter style of gameplay and equips players with a cache of fresh features. With the Wii-remote snapped into the NERF […]

Mario Kart DS

  The ultimate Mario Kart race is on…and online via your Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in Mario Kart DS. Drawing on more than 30 courses and battle arenas from every game in the Mario Kart series – not to mention tons of new ones, Mario Kart DS allows you to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, […]

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel to the best-selling and critically-acclaimed co-op multiplayer smash from Valve, creators of the Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike game properties. With multiple multiplayer options both on and offline, extensive AI custom functionality, four character options, new melee weapons and more, Left 4 Dead 2 promises to become […]

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Your Favorite Hero in Lego FormLEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures takes the fun and creative construction of LEGO and combines it with the wits, daring and non-stop action from the original cinematic adventures that enthralled audiences everywhere (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and […]

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Follow-up game to 2007’s critically acclaimed Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, the PlayStation 3 exclusive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a continuation of the adventures of Nathan Drake, a fortune-hunter with a shady reputation and an even shadier past. Chock full of all the action, adventure, cinematic story elements and beautiful graphics that set the first game […]

Tower Defense Games

Defensive Towers: The Best Tower Defense Games to Date   The Tower Defense Game market has picked up remarkable steam over the past 2 years. Now there’s so many that a million men shaking a million sticks would not be enough stick shaking in regards to the little strategy sub-genre. The appeal of Tower Defense […]

Download CS Non Steam

“CS Download Non Steam – DOWNLOAD FULL HERE”… a rant on software piracy.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, NLG’s Game of the Day


Scribblenauts is a unique single player side-scrolling action game for the Nintendo DS that challenges players to solve spatially oriented puzzles like no game before it. In it players use an in-game notepad/keyboard, as well as the touch screen and stylus of the Nintendo DS, to conjure up solutions to the obstacles placed in the […]

New Super Mario Bros.

Twenty years after Nintendo’s biggest franchise was born, the Mario Bros. return in a dazzling, all-new platformer sure to set players’ fingers twitching. In New Super Mario Bros. for DS, fans from Mario’s classic days will see their dreams answered in this return to the Mushroom Kingdom, while a new generation of Mario players will […]

New Super Mario Bros

Developers at Nintendo have dreamed of creating a simultaneous multiplayer Super Mario Bros. game for decades. The Wii console finally makes that dream come true for everyone with New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Supporting 2-4 players in side-scrolling co-op and competitive platforming action, and featuring a mix of fan favorites and new characters, new powerups […]

Wii Sports Resort

Set off on a journey to a tropical island where an array of fun activities await. In Wii Sports Resort, the sequel to the engaging Wii Sports, you’ll discover a wide range of new sports and activities you can play anytime. Go head-to-head with your friends and family in the ultimate sports showdown set in […]

Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story

A single player action RPG (Role-playing Game), Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story takes players on the DS literally into the belly of the beast – that beast being Bowser. Set within an off-the-wall storyline that turns the world of Nintendo on its ear and featuring the ability to toggle between playing as the team […]

Carnival Games

From the Manufacturer Step right up! All the fun and excitement of your favorite Carnival Games is coming to Wii this summer. ItÂ’s the perfect multi-player game for moms, dads and kids of all ages. Are you ready to rack up the points in a game of classic Alley Ball? Got the muscle to ring […]

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Building on the success of both LEGO Star Wars “block-buster” videogames, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga enables families to play through the events of all six Star Wars movies in one videogame for the first time ever. Features: Families can commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars by playing through the events of all […]

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a sports party game that takes players on the Wii platform to Vancouver, Canada, host city of the official 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This gaming experience invites players of all ages and skill sets to face-off in intense winter competitions in lifelike Olympic venues where they […]

Left 4 Dead 2 Character Bio’s

Valve releases detailed character bio’s for Left 4 Dead 2.

What time does Left 4 Dead 2 unlock for play?

Valve announces exactly when Left 4 Dead 2 will be playable off of Steam.

Release Date Announced for Star Trek Online

Cryptic Studios has finally announced an official release date for their upcoming MMORPG, Star Trek Online (STO).

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 10

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 9

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Happy Halloween 2009

Happy Halloween from all of us at! Cognito shares his 2009 gamer pumpkin carvings with us.

Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Leaked!

Oops! Today Valve leaked a Left 4 Dead 2 trailer, coincidence or sneaky marketing? You decide.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 8

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

128 teams to compete in CS:S Tourney

E-Sports Heaven CS:S tourney “September Madness” promises superb prizes.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 7

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Gaming Girls and the Bimbo Effect

Why are some girl gamers soooo bloody annoying? That is the $50,000 question.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 6

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 5

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 4

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Another TF2 Update

The good people at Valve have patched Team Fortress 2 again.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 3

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

Valve recently released an update to Team Fortress 2 which addresses several bugs and exploits. The full patch notes are here.

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 2

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

Gamers to Replace Top Guns on Dangerous Missions

Well it turns out that if you’re big into flight-simulators and gaming, you may not have been wasting your time after all. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) announced Saturday that they will be using unmanned Reaper planes in ‘frontline missions’ in Afghanistan replacing their top gun pilots with younger “video-game players”. Apparently, studies have […]

Top 100 Best Zombie Movies Part 1

Zombies. Who doesn’t love them? Now, with interest in them so high, we are being treated to zombie and undead games and mods aplenty. So in tribute, NLG presents the top 100 best zombie movies.

The Cure For Gamer Face

Are your bushy features affecting your gaming? Need to find a way to remove that grisly growth? Look no further, the answer to your prayers is here: The ultimate in gaming shaving technology.

Happy Birthday | Next Level Gamer Launches

FPSGOD turns 1 year old, but gets retired for a much newer, improved version on Next Level!

New league for CS Source 5v5

Thanks to for providing this information. The TGL is proud to announce a series of eight mini-leagues for a total of seven games: Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Call of Duty 4, CounterStrike: Source, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Frontlines: Fuel of War, and Team Fortress 2. Matches will begin on the week of August 10th; […]

MaddoxX hacks Valve, gets arrested

The somewhat infamous hacker named “MaddoxX”, also known as the computer hacker responsible for hacking into one of Valve’s third party billing sites over a year ago, got arrested today. He made claims on many forums during the past year that he could not be caught and that he was only using remote PC’s to […]

Will you buy a 3D Mouse?

As we posted yesterday, new control methods are becoming available… The staff at FPS God has been predicting this type of innovation for a while, but I guess you never know what will/wont stick. What do you think? [poll=8]

Valve adapts the 3D Mouse

The future of control methods? Valve has recently announced that they will be providing full support for a new kind of control method; a 3 dimensional, force feedback mouse that allows you to feel objects and inertia in games. Here is a quick excerpt about the new technology: “The Novint Falcon is an entirely new […]

What do you want to learn today?

Our idea banks are starting to thin out, so we’re looking to the community to tell us what they want to learn about! We write this for you, we may as well address what you want to see! Add comments to this post with proposed titles / descriptions of articles you’d like to see written. […]

Counter-Strike in a Flash

If you’re broke and still can’t afford a system fast enough to play Counter-Strike, don’t fret; Tom Thornton created a silly, yet fun flash based shooter, Counter-Strike Style! Yes now you can hone your 90’s side-scroller skills by “taking your game to a lesser level” and playing Counter-Strike in Flash. Be in awe and admire […]

2008 CGS Rules Counter-Strike: Source

The Championship Gaming Series has released a video going over the basics of Counter-Strike Source gameplay for newer players/audiences. They have also released their 2008 Counter-Strike Source rulebook. As most of you probably know, this is the same league that has signed on many players for professional salaries starting at around 24k a year. Not […]

New IRC channel, #fpsgod on GameSurge!

Live Community Chat After some discussion Cognito and I felt it would be a good idea to setup a IRC channel for the FPSGOD community to compliment the forums. We’ve maintained other channels before (one dates back to 1998 and is still up and running) and we believe this will be a great place for […]

Cal Season 11 Schedule (CS: S)

A fresh start Well it’s the start of a brand new Counter-Strike Source season in CAL. With the induction of Season 11 comes a new, but somewhat familiar schedule. The main difference in the schedule this season is that is has been tailored to match the CEVO league’s schedule. This should help ease the pressure […]

Gamerail shuts down indefinitely

Sad news from Gamerail “It is with deep regret to announce that the GameRail network has been discontinued at this time. Thank you to the gamers who have participated in the GameRail trial and support of its development as we worked to solve the issues of latency and network quality and their impact on gaming. […]

Think you have what it takes?

We’re getting ready to expand the site, but we need your help! First off, we need some input on which games you want us to start covering, please vote below: [poll=5] We can’t do it alone though! We need to hire some additional editors to write on the new games. If you are interested, head […]

GOTCHA! Some of you anyway

If you called bullshit on yesterday’s thread regarding Valve’s plan to shut-down Counter-Strike 1.6, congratulations; you successfully averted our evil plan… to prank you on April Fools Day. To those of you who “got punked” and believed it was true, I hope there’s no hard feelings. We promise we won’t pull a stunt like that […]

Steam to Shut down CS 1.6

Steam has decided to start finally phasing out CS 1.6 in an effort to encourage users to evolve into playing newer games. The claim “server maintenance, support tickets and other staff related costs” do not make up for the extremely minimal income the game generates through new sales. Personally, I’m shocked… the Counter-Strike 1.6 community […]

Get better ping through Game-Rail

Why the Internet sucks for gaming? The Internet was not really designed with gaming in mind. In fact, you can compare it to travel by train. Before a train reaches it’s final destination, it must stop at several stations always 1 at a time, and on a straight, linear path to it’s final destination. The […]

Removed Key Bindings in Kaizen’s CFG

Due to numerous complaints, i have disabled all of the key binding settings in Kaizen’s Source Cfg. They are commented out, however still remain in the config if you wish to view them. To re-enable them, simply find the section in the config that says “Key Binds” and delete the “//”‘s before all the bound […]

FPS GOD Ressurects Noob Palace Mayhem

“Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name…” Many of you may remember me when i went under the name, “The Fusionâ„¢”. I was known for running a server known as Noob Palace Mayhem. It was an extremely popular server and lasted roughly a year and a half before it went down. Known for […]

The CPL closed for good

Gone Baby Gone Rumors have been flying around for months, sadly they’ve become reality. For those that haven’t heard, as of Thursday March 13th, the pioneering pro-gaming league, “the cyber-athlete professional” league has closed it’s doors… indefinitely. Here is what they had to say on their site: “Effective immediately, the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) will […]

A new dimension in gaming strategy

Wow, we’ve only been live for 2 weeks and we’ve already had a site redesign! Thanks to everyone who has spread the word and helped us grow to over 100 unique daily readers in such a short time! Whats new? New layout/design Added a Forum Added submit your tips – Enabled featured posts Whats […]

FP! Welcome to the best FPS-guide on the net

Welcome to FPSGOD. The #1 free online game strategy site on the net.