Belle of the brawl: Cannon Brawl launches in September

Build a civ: Firaxis shows you how to create a faction in Beyond Earth

ESA finds that more women play games than teenage boys

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Montreal Transit poised to sue over Counter-Strike map

In what’s I’m fairly comfortable wagering is new ground for the Canadian travel authorities, the Société de transport de Montreal plans to sue a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive map maker for recreating the city’s Berri-Uqam station in-game. The STM are prepared to issue Diego Liatis with a $50,000 fine plus court costs if the map is released to the public as planned, says the modder.

The STM’s issue with the map is the now perennial one - terrorism, or rather their customers’ fear of it. The Escapist report that transit company contacted Liatis to tell him that they worried the map could “create panic among the city’s public transit users”, and therefore would consider legal action if its “copyrighted metro network” appeared in the game.

Liatis had originally requested permission to recreate the station in January, but had been refused. Project programmer Frédéric Denis said that the situation was "ridiculous", and pointed out that terrorists could research the station’s layout in much the same way as his team did.

All of this debate pales in the presence of a more pertinent question, though - is it any good? Check out Liatis and co’s efforts below and let us know.

Thanks, Kotaku.

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
How Gfinity are trying to level-up UK eSports thumbmail

Dota 2

How Gfinity are trying to level-up UK eSports

ESL One Cologne: 856 years of Counter-Strike was watched by nearly half a million people  thumnnail

ESL One Cologne: 856 years of Counter-Strike was watched by nearly half a million people

Valve’s Erik Johnson on The International: “a lot of the same things could be applied directly to Counter-Strike” thumnnail

Valve’s Erik Johnson on The International: “a lot of the same things could be applied directly to Counter-Strike”

ESL One Cologne will see Counter-Strike: GO teams battle it out during Gamescom for $250K thumnnail

ESL One Cologne will see Counter-Strike: GO teams battle it out during Gamescom for $250K

One strike and you're out: Counter Strike weapon skin removed due to copyright infringement  thumnnail

One strike and you're out: Counter Strike weapon skin removed due to copyright infringement

Valve extend the life of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Operation Phoenix thumnnail

Valve extend the life of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Operation Phoenix

The best PC games of 2013 - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive thumbmail

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The best PC games of 2013 - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

How to get a HUD in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: Valve enable custom UIs thumnnail

How to get a HUD in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: Valve enable custom UIs

Biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament finals are live right now thumnnail

Biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament finals are live right now

Three nights only: final qualifiers for $250k crowdfunded Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament thumnnail

Three nights only: final qualifiers for $250k crowdfunded Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament

Friendly fire: Valve launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's third community map initiative - Operation Phoenix thumnnail

Friendly fire: Valve launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's third community map initiative - Operation Phoenix

Gabe takes to Reddit to clear up Valve Anti-Cheat rumours;

Gabe takes to Reddit to clear up Valve Anti-Cheat rumours; "Do we send your browsing history to Valve? No."

The 6 Types of eSports Fans thumbmail

League of Legends

The 6 Types of eSports Fans

Now uzi it: Valve add Counter-Strike's first ever automatic pistol to Global Offensive thumnnail

Now uzi it: Valve add Counter-Strike's first ever automatic pistol to Global Offensive

Valve name

Valve name "popular" first map for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's next Operation

Counter Strike: Global Offensive goes teenage: updated with underarm throws and stickers thumnnail

Counter Strike: Global Offensive goes teenage: updated with underarm throws and stickers

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had more than two million players this month thumnnail

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had more than two million players this month

Very well done: Valve extend Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Operation Bravo thumnnail

Very well done: Valve extend Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Operation Bravo

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arms Deal update paves way for Dota 2-like workshop thumbmail

Counter Strike Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arms Deal update paves way for Dota 2-like workshop

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community stump up $250,000 prize pool for EMS One Katowice thumnnail

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community stump up $250,000 prize pool for EMS One Katowice

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive breaks 100,000 concurrent players thumnnail

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive breaks 100,000 concurrent players

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Winter update lacks red tinsel, makes up for it with red blood thumnnail

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Winter update lacks red tinsel, makes up for it with red blood

CSSTORY is a Counter-Strike themed text adventure thumnnail

CSSTORY is a Counter-Strike themed text adventure

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to receive revamped de_cbble and a new map: Overpass thumnnail

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to receive revamped de_cbble and a new map: Overpass