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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [Steam], the popular FPS from Valve has another update with one rather interesting feature. You can now join game lobbies made by members of Steam groups you belong to.

I'm not in many groups, so it won't really be useful for me, but for those of you in multiple Steam groups it's a novel way of finding people to play with.

A good time to remind you that we have a GamingOnLinux Steam Group with 1,892 members, be sure to join it if you want to find people to play with.

They have also introduced a gloves crate, which will give you a change to get up to 24 all-new gloves with 17 of them being designed by the community.

And finally, they have a new music box with additional tracks available.

I played some today to get to grips with it again and it really is great. It looks great, has great performance and it really is fun. Frustrating though, as everyone is so damn good at it! As soon as I see someone I basically panic and my mouse goes flying.
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buenaventura 29 November 2016 at 3:08 pm UTC
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For someone without very good aim, this game's mechanics + a (as far as I've heard) toxic community keeps me firmly attached to my TF2, where I can be useful by being smart rather than having cyborg arms for aiming
brokeassben 29 November 2016 at 4:30 pm UTC
This is the one game that has consistently crashed for me since Steam for Linux was released. I've tried it on four different (but all Ubuntu-based) distros and numerous different nVidia drivers. Always has some micro stutters then crashes after playing for 45-90 minutes. Googled the hell out of this issue, but can't seem to find a fix. So now I only play deathmatch and that's pretty boring.

^I second the toxic community sentiment, @buenaventura. Had to disable voice chat to stay sane.
Blodoffer 29 November 2016 at 5:14 pm UTC
brokeassbenThis is the one game that has consistently crashed for me since Steam for Linux was released. I've tried it on four different (but all Ubuntu-based) distros and numerous different nVidia drivers. Always has some micro stutters then crashes after playing for 45-90 minutes. Googled the hell out of this issue, but can't seem to find a fix. So now I only play deathmatch and that's pretty boring.

This games has numerous memory leaks, although supposedly they are now fixed. Try disabling AA. How much RAM do you have?
Blodoffer 29 November 2016 at 5:18 pm UTC
buenaventuraFor someone without very good aim, this game's mechanics + a (as far as I've heard) toxic community keeps me firmly attached to my TF2, where I can be useful by being smart rather than having cyborg arms for aiming

I don't believe many have fundamentally bad aim. It usually comes down to having a bad mouse, low fps or too high sensitivity.
Guest 29 November 2016 at 7:11 pm UTC
brokeassbenHad to disable voice chat to stay sane.

Something I haven't had switched on in any game for years. Since moving from xboxlive to PC/steam. Once you are a veteran COD console player, you don't Mic anymore when you have the choice
brokeassben 29 November 2016 at 8:45 pm UTC
BlodofferThis games has numerous memory leaks, although supposedly they are now fixed. Try disabling AA. How much RAM do you have?

Thanks, I'll give that a try after work today. I have 16GB RAM, an i5 3570K (I think that's right), a 660ti, and have tried installing it on both my SSD and regular HDD with the same results. I have several other Source games that run like champs (Insurgency, TF2, L4D2, etc.) and about 300 other Linux Steam games and this is the only one that has always troubled me.
Blodoffer 29 November 2016 at 9:06 pm UTC
brokeassbenthis is the only one that has always troubled me.

Ok, that sounds pretty weird. Apparently your graphics card also has 2GB VRAM so that shouldn't be a problem. My game hasn't crashed for about 6 months.

Specs:
i5 3570k
GTX 770
8 GB RAM
SSD
OS: Solus (have also used Arch with Steam runtime disabled).
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