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Full disclosure.

When I was in college back in the late '90s and early 2000s, I used to cut class so I can play Counter-Strike.

I was technically part of a misfit core called Bonus $tage, but I am more of the mascot/escort/team manager guy.

Anyway, CS is one of the many games I used to de-stress from all the college shit, as well as during my yuppie years. The game is simple - you have teammates and you need to finish off your enemies. Sometimes you jump like a nut to hit a grenade and it would either nail an opponent, make you susceptible to snipers, and become the laughingstock of your squad because you threw the grenade wrong and it explodes on your face.

There was a time when I was the star player of my internet shop, but that was when I was during the summer of 2001 because I was taking a remedial class because I flunked my philosophy class in my first year of college. Anyway, as Roberto Benigni (named after the glorious director of Life is Beautiful), I was destroying newbies with a huge 100-bullet gun and an assault sniper.

These guns are helpful, decades later, when I decided to buy a new laptop and installed CS: GO. My favorite map is The Office because I love hostage rescue missions and for some reason, I have a high success rate with that map.

Anyway, I decided to uninstall my online games because I have this work software that's destroying my disk space.

But with CS 2 Levelling Up, I'll probably bring this back.

It's a good de-stressor. I just interchange my enemies with workload and it's like my pain temporarily says bye-bye.

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