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Welcome to the StrafeRight Newsletter!

As we meander towards the end of summer, Olympic Congratulations are due to the United States of America with 104 Olympic medals! In August's newsletter we're introducing two new StrafeRighters - both game developers, taking a look at the blogs with Sergeant Assist's Day Z journal, meeting someone "more recent" in our "All About You" interviews and Joe's got some good news on Counter Strike!
What creature can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light? If you know the answer email competition @ straferight . com
August Threads
Threads posted to this month worth checking out include:
  • BF3 - A LEEROY JENKINS base jump vid from Bojingles and a request for help from MundaneRaptor,
  • Project CARS - What do you think of this development model for games?
  • Grid 2 - Trailers for the sequel,
  • Forza 4 - August Playseat Car Pack with 10 new cars, there's some good cars in this pack,
  • PlanetSide 2 - New trailer of the first person shooter,
  • World of Tanks Update - There was a lot of changes in this update, check out the reaction across our players,
  • TF2 - A new Horde gamemode. Six players fight against waves of mechanical tf2 drones,

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It's All About You!
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All About You: MisterX

This is the newest person we've had in the interview chair for our All About You blog post.

Brought to StrafeRight by the new owners, MisterX stayed on to enjoy the banter.

Although a relatively new sR-er compared to the those who went before, MisterX has been video gaming since he was a lad.

Favorite piece of tech was a surprise to MisterX, these days he's not seen without it at home!

We're on the look out for new interviewees, if you're interested in answering the questions or volunteering someone else, just pm MisterX or Ohmigosh.


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Monster Trucks!
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We do sometimes gain new game postings from companies, but most times it is just a single post and they never stay and chat. August saw this trend bucked, not once but twice and by some whim of fate both are game developers of racing games. So without further ado, let me introduce you to Mindwedge and MeltdownZA!

Monster Minis Extreme Off-Road, the initial offering from micro studio Mindwedge, lays on the nitrous in a big way and gets some serious air off with retro racing that takes off-road in new directions. A retro look and a surreal style are only the beginning of the ways that this single-player title takes you back to when racing was a personal experience for as long as you could handle it.

MeltdownZA is hard at work on Monster Truck Racing - Extreme Offroad, which boasts day and night racing in 6 different arenas, with sand, mud and snow track conditions. There are over 40 upgrades available that can make to your truck to get the edge on your opponents. The game will have single-player and multiplayer modes. MeltdownZA's keen to hear your thoughts on the newly launched free demo.


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Return of the Counter Strike Sheds!
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Thanks to Joe, the release of CounterStrike: Global Offensive also saw the return of the StrafeRight Sheds!

Joe's set up two servers to tempt you; the first is a 24/7 Office/Dust2 combo, while the second showcases the new Arms Race game mode which was known by many previously as gungame.

For more information check out the Game Servers Page.


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DayZ!
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Have you been following the StrafeRight adventures in the Day Z Journals?

At first it was just Sergeant Assist and HellzKnight, then Willy, Tsailen and Kage joined the fun. From doing the "weekly shop" in one of the supermarkets to run ins with walkers, bandits and the Schmidts; every journal entry has been packed with daring deeds, close escapes like when TeamSpeak's gone down, and pointers for those thinking about joining.

Have the brave band found a safe base camp, will they run into bandit trouble, and will we get another group photo so we can play "spot the ghillie suit"? Follow the blogs to find out! Day Z Journal.


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Your Newsletter
Have something to share? Got a review or fancy getting involved in the newsletter?

We're looking for your blog posts, whether it is about security issues, game reviews, industry stories or something that you want to share with the community.

Send a pm to ohmigosh or post in the Community Forum.


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Jagged Alliance: Back in Action: Crossfire
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Khanpaa, a peaceful nation, is being held in the terrifying iron grip of a group of paid mercenaries...yet the United Nations looks the other way. The UN ambassador tries to help his home country, but there is not much he can do. As the strategic genius behind your own personal Private Military Corporation, you've offered to help the oppressed people by hiring a team of hardened guns-for-hire and prepare for battle in treacherously frozen mountain badlands.

Jagged Alliance: Crossfire is a stand-alone expansion to Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Save 15% before Aug. 24.


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Starvoid
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Starvoid is a multiplayer real-time strategy game, wrapped in the easy-to-pick-up and easy-to-play structure of a first-person shooter. You will take the role of a mercenary commander in the outer rims of the galaxy, fighting for control over the rare spaceship fuel, Starvoid.

On the battlefield, you have an arsenal of combat droids, vehicles and ingenious abilities ranging from deployable machine gun turrets and minefields to repair nanoids and orbital rocket strikes. Build your own contracts of units, unit upgrades, utility abilities and commander gear to select from when deploying into combat.

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The Surfer
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The Surfer® combines high-speed momentum-based surfing with big carves and air tricks on incredible waves from around the globe. For the first time in a surfing game, you can physically pump up and down the wave to build up momentum and then score big.

Three different gameplay modes will allow you to test your skills in a variety of exciting surfing events. The Tutorial condenses 25 years' worth of surfing experience down to about 15 minutes. Feel like brushing up on some tricks? Free Surf is the way to go. How about a core competition? The Qualifying Tour is the season-long fight to make the Pro Tour.


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Eternal Journey: New Atlantis Collector's Edition
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Travel from the deepest trenches of the Atlantic Ocean to the awe-inspiring wonders of Mars as you solve the greatest archeological puzzle known to man: the origin of Atlantis. Through stunning production values and cunningly designed puzzles, Eternal Journey: New Atlantis will draw you into an experience unlike any other hidden object adventure.

Discover 100 locations, search for 200 objects and take on 35 mini-games. The Collector's Edition features a bonus chapter that further explores the surprise ending of the main storyline, illuminating concept art, colorful desktop wallpapers and a step-by-step walkthrough.


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The Race for the White House
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Take to the campaign trail with this presidential election simulation game. Animated faces and voice imitations of real political personalities, a comprehensive marketing campaign, budget management, televised debates, mudslinging, lobbyists and more re-create the good, the bad and the ugly of politics.

Continuous in-game updates of real-world political events include polls, statements and scandals. Play against a computer candidate or another human player. Can you make it all the way to the White House? (This game is available in Mac and PC versions.)


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