Take the classic PC franchise for a free test drive and score a discount on the latest iteration.
If you didn't already have any plans for your first post-Halloween weekend of 2012, perhaps you'd like to spend some time blowing holes in your fellow PC gamers. If so, Steam is giving you a fantastic opportunity with a free weekend of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, available starting today and ending on Sunday at 1 PM PDT.
If you're a Counter-Strike veteran but haven't yet given Global Offensive a whirl, you're going to feel right at home. The maps, modes, and weapons are almost all simply new versions of those stripped from the classic title and given a new coat of paint.
Steam is also offering a discount on the full game, should you become infatuated after your free trial. You can pick up CS: GO for just $9.99 (normally $14.99) until November 5th.
However, even if you've already put in some serious hours perfecting your Global Offensive skills, the free weekend will still likely benefit you: Imagine all the fresh, green soldiers just waiting for you to take them out.