I’m Just Glad They Finally Got My Letters
Counter-Strike Global Offensive is one of the most popular and recognizable games today. Synonymous with tight gunplay, smooth controls, and rewarding skill, CS: GO still remains one of the hottest games on Steam despite being almost eight years old. However, due to its popularity, the well-known music that is played at its main menu ended up in a news segment on an Indian news channel. The news channel is from Odisha, India. The program was attempting to spread information about the COVID-19 pandemic. But they did use a unorthodox way to grab people’s attention.
Listening to the theme music once again, it is not hard to see why they chose this tune to alert people about the dangers of the virus. The music is certainly tough to turn away from. Below is a video of the main menu music to help refresh your memory. The channel only used the first 15 seconds, so you don’t need to grind through the full 11-minute video. Unless you really want to.
Counter-Strike has seen a massive resurgence in popularity since the beginning of the year. For many different reasons, Valves’ golden boy FPS has been able to stay afloat for much longer than anyone would have anticipated. This feat is only more impressive when you factor in that Counter-Strike as a franchise has not really changed all that much since it was first released in 1999. While there have of course been new weapons added as well as multiple graphical updates, the core gameplay has remained the same. And there is nothing wrong with that.
Valve could run seminars on how to keep old games relevant. Whatever Valve is doing is clearly working, Half-Life is a franchise that is even older than Counter-Strike and millions of people are still anxiously waiting for the day Half-Life 3 will be announced.