Modder Distracts Counter-Strike Players With Playable Mario

Modder Distracts Counter-Strike Players With Playable Mario

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Sorry counter-terrorists, but the hostages are in another castle.

The cluttered hallways of cs_office have been familiar territory to PC gamers since the classic map first appeared in Counter-Strike. However, if you boot up Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and connect to the 24/7 cs_office server hosted by Reflex Gamers, you'll notice something out of place: an unassuming video game console, hooked up to a TV in the projector room. If you don't mind straining your ears to listen past the background gunfire and your teammates' cries for help, you can even play an amusing recreation of a classic Mario platformer. Just don't be surprised if the hostages slip away while you're busy collecting coins.

Pray and Spray, the coder responsible for the server plug-in, made sure to include all the realism that Counter-Strike veterans have come to expect from their games. Once the map loads, you'll need to insert the game cartridge into the console (which is dubbed the SourceMod Entertainment System, or SMES), turn the system on, and then grab a controller to play. You can even bring a friend to play co-op, potentially leading to some endearing cross-team cooperation. Once the virtual game loads, you'll be able to try your hand at playing Super Mareo Bruhs, which is a totally unique IP and not at all related to that other franchise.

The level of detail is impressive: the 8-bit game is as simple as you'd expect, so it's easy to overlook the corded controllers, which include buttons that depress in response to your input. Players who are out of the action can respawn as "ghosts" (another feature of the server), and as an added touch, ghosts can grab a controller and stomp some not-goombas while waiting for the next round to start.

You can check out Super Mareo Bruhs for yourself at the Reflex Gamers server, conveniently located at 74.201.57.168. Now, the race is on for a Super Mario Brothers mod that lets you join Counter-Strike servers.

Source: PC Gamer

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Huh, look at that. You remove the ability for play models to bump into one another and 2 player Mario looks... fun.

Bitching aside, this is crazy cool. Modding in a mental thing, seriously.

With that, Counter-Strike gains a point against CoD and BF. Now the score is
Counter-Strike - 1
Battlefield - 0
Call of Duty - 1, surprisingly

Bindal:
With that, Counter-Strike gains a point against CoD and BF. Now the score is
Counter-Strike - 1
Battlefield - 0
Call of Duty - 1, surprisingly

Battlefield will stay on that 0 forever, you didnt think they would allow modding on their precious game now did you?

OT; thats pretty awesome, never played that game...

*Dodges trash*

But might even give it a try now, just for that.

It's cool and all, but where's the Escapist's report on the 8-bit mini-game added to Guild Wars 2 by the developers. They added the Super Adventure Box on April 1st as a month-long April Fool's thing, and it's beyond awesome. A Mario-esque 3-D adventure with the goal of saving a princess.

Longstreet:

Bindal:
With that, Counter-Strike gains a point against CoD and BF. Now the score is
Counter-Strike - 1
Battlefield - 0
Call of Duty - 1, surprisingly

Battlefield will stay on that 0 forever, you didnt think they would allow modding on their precious game now did you?

OT; thats pretty awesome, never played that game...

*Dodges trash*

But might even give it a try now, just for that.

Battlefield gained about 20 points before 3 came out. Now that EA gives DICE stupid amounts of money to make new engines, and DLC, they won't give up mod tools anymore. The modding for 1942 was simply amazing. There was one common mod that had flying jeeps. That's right. Motherfucking flying jeeps. Damn do I miss those things.

 

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