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Welcome to the StrafeRight Newsletter!

It's summertime, bring on the summer holidays, unseasonable weather and the Olympics with a traditional backdrop of persistent rain! This month we're featuring a review of Google's Galaxy Nexus 7 from DennyCrane and Fieldrunners 2, an iphone defense game jdeegz has been slaving over.

In our "All About You" interviews, we continue the trend with another significant Straferight-er.

There's something special in the GameStore as we move into August, a Paradox Interactive sale across many titles.

July Threads
New threads created this month worth checking out include:
  • For Sale straferightpot has over 3000 DVD Movies if you're interested,
  • Mechwarrior Online - Calling all Mechwarrior fans, have a look at the content posted and get registered for the open beta!,
  • Company of Heroes 2 - Video goodness, CoH2 is coming in 2013,
  • Fortnite! - Trailer, PC Exclusive using the new UE4 engine. To be released next year!
  • Kerbal Space Program - a wonderfully Suprisingly fun Little Indie game. Check out the different space rockets!
  • Day Z - tell us what you think of the popular zombie apocalyptic survival game,

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It's All About You!
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All About You: mb67

The threat of crayon drawings brought mb67 to our interview chair for our All About You blog post.

Brought to StrafeRight by CoffeeShark back in 2005, mb67 has fond memories of Atari Pong and one of the first personal computers.

Learn what mb67's favorite type of game is and what he enjoys most about the challenge.

Favorite piece of tech and prefered location to wake up in, we've got it covered and given mb67 is currently based in HI the location is not where you'd expect.

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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Google Nexus 7 Review
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With over 300 million Android smartphones across the globe and over 850,000 daily Android activations, there's no denying the operating system's success with mobile 'phones. Their first true tablet released in February, 2011 was the Motorola Xoom, but it cost more than the iPad and didn't perform as well as expected.

From Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" we're now on Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" and Google got to be the first to introduce it with the Nexus 7, aimed at competing against the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Want to know how it compares? Read DennyCranes' review and see what you think. Included in the post is spec information, a review of the device and operating system and read through the post find out how it's going to be put through its paces this summer.


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Fieldrunners 2
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For the past year and a half jdeegz has been working on something special, read on if you're a fan of tower defense games!

Released on the 19th July, Fieldrunners 2 for iPhone and iPod Touch is the sequel to the award winning Fieldrunners. Fieldrunners 2 brings us more levels, weapons, enemies, and more ways to play.

Described by toucharcade as looking "fantastic", players get to enjoy over 20 weapons to choose from at the start of each level and you're going to need them with over 30 different enemy types, including elite enemy units and sudden Death maps where players are pitted against never ending hordes of enemies.

For more information check out jdeegz's post all about Fieldrunners 2.


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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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Endless Space - Admiral Edition
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This galaxy is ancient, and its first intelligent life was the civilization we call the Endless. All that remains of this people is Dust. A substance found scattered or in forgotten temples, it once gave powers to admirals and galactic governors. The galaxy will belong to the faction that can take control of the Dust and uncover its secrets…

Guide one of eight civilizations as you strive for galactic dominion. Hire heroes to become fleet admirals or system governors and discover five hero classes and their unique abilities. Switch between strategic battle decisions and long-term planning. Optimize each fleet for epic battles around contested stars.


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Paradox Interactive Sale
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It's happening on Monday, set your alarms! Paradox Interactive titles will be on sale from July 30 - Aug. 6. Save 40% off the strategy giant's entire catalog of more than 150 games.

Beef up your Cities in Motion or Hearts of Iron III collection now, while you can get DLC for under US$1. Or take the opportunity to try out a series like Victoria II. If you're looking for a fun gaming experience, the humorous Woody Two-Legs: Attack of the Zombie Pirates might be your cup of tea.
* Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam and Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin are not included in this sale.

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1953 - KGB Unleashed
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1953 - KGB Unleashed is based on real projects conducted by the Ministry of State Security of the USSR (the former KGB). During that time they pushed the limits of human endurance, testing for the possibility of telepathy, as well as researching the psychological impact of fear on the human brain.

Explore a hidden lab where such experiments were conducted and learn the truth behind the terrifying events that led to the closure of the project. Your exploration of this perfectly preserved complex may uncover what these experiments unlocked deep within the human psyche - but will you survive these revelations intact?


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Cities in Motion - St. Petersburg
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Released on July 26, the latest DLC in the Cities in Motion franchise puts you in the former city of Leningrad, St. Petersburg. The metropolis provides many new challenges, from the River Neva flowing in the center to the banks of the Griboyedov Canal cutting through miles of the urban landscape.

The traditional trolley buses offer a new mode of transport and give the city a unique atmosphere as they maneuver their way around the Baroque and neoclassical architecture. A new campaign consisting of three all-new scenarios highlights key points in St. Petersburg's history.


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