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Welcome to the StrafeRight Newsletter!

Since April's newsletter there's been a couple of updates on StrafeRight, we're showing the three most recent blog entries on the home page and we've a new set of Arcade games hosted onsite.

Teck's in the interview chair this month for "It's All About You" and in the new threads we've got a whole new forum section for Graphic Arts curated by CygnusOmega and Maelstrom116 shared with us the team game project he's been working on, "The Day Ice Cream Stood Still"

GameStore offers this month include 50% discounts on Trainz Simulator 12 and LAYERNET's simulation games.

May Threads
New threads created this month worth checking out include:

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It's All About You: Teck
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We pounced unexpectedly, surprising Teck with the interview chair for this month's spotlight on forum members.

If you follow the blogs, you may recall what Teck's favourite piece of tech is, but can you guess what came a close second?

See what games Teck spends most of him time on and get your own zombie survival shopping list from the contents in his pockets. Heck while reading the blog post, we can even listen to the song currently stuck in Teck's head!

Have a read in our All About You blog post. It's also worthwhile checking out The Elevator Triple+ Press - An Engineer's Perspective
If you're interested in answering the questions, just pm MisterX or Ohmigosh.

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Graphic Arts
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Following a suggestion from CygnusOmega, we're pleased to announce that there's a new Graphic Arts area on the forum and CygnusOmega has started blogging - CygnusOmega's Conservatory.

With over 5 years experience in the graphic arts world, CygnusOmega is looking forward to sharing his experience and knowledge. The blog will bring walkthroughs, tutorials and inspirational collections while the forum will allow you to share your own art works.

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Arcade Games!
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During one of the recent patch updates in our forum software, we took the opportunity to install Arcade Game functionality. When you next visit StrafeRight check out the link in the header to Arcade and you'll see our initial games, Snake, Tetris, Space Invaders, the insanely hard Chopper Challenge and Asteroids.

You don't need to be logged in to play, but if you are logged in you gain the opportunity to challenge others in a tournament and compete for the overall champion crown in each game.

Current champions are: Rage, Joe, CoffeeShark, Pine inch Nenis and MisterX and May's arcade tournament is on Asteroids...we're just about to enter the Quarter Finals! If there's a game you want to see included in the arcade just shout out in the Community forum.

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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.

@StrafeRight Follow @StrafeRight

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Blades of Time
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Sword-wielding treasure hunter Ayumi finds herself on Dragonland Island, a dangerous island full of secrets, that has been conquered by dreadful Chaotic beasts. Ayumi must find a way to defeat armies of menacing villains and a multitude of treacherous traps to break free of the possessed island's grasp. Carving a path of destruction, she soon discovers that the island also holds thousands of long-held secrets, including special powers and abilities that she can gain.

With a host of colorful characters, eye-popping visual appeal, tons of treasure and a huge variety of combat skills to master, Blades of Time supplies an entertaining and deep hack-and-slash action game. A limited edition version has DLC, a map and a soundtrack.

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Simulation Games on Sales
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If you've ever wanted to try your hand at designing tall buildings, risk life and limb by leaping off bridges and hot-air balloons, or emulate Paul Bunyan minus his blue ox, you can in the safety of your own home. LAYERNET's simulation games are 50% off through May 28. On-sale titles include Skyscraper Simulator, Bungee Jumping Simulator and Woodcutter Simulator. Best-selling Agricultural Simulator 2011 (Extended Edition) is also marked down.

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Trainz Simulator 12
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Build and operate the railroad of your dreams with Trainz Simulator 12. It's 50% off now through May 28. Feel what it's like to put your hands on the controls of powerful locomotives as they power through towns, cities and rolling countryside. Design and build your own railroads with the versatile surveyor editing tool and access user-created assets. Share your enthusiasm with other rail fans as your combine your efforts to operate a working rail line in the new Trainz Multiplayer.

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Cities in Motion: Paris
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With its many iconic landmarks, cultural centers and Old Europe architecture, Paris draws more visitors than any other city in the world. Along with its population of more than 12 million people, the city requires a vast and efficient transportation network. The Seine River cuts through Paris, offering opportunities for waterbus routes while presenting a challenge to those looking to cross its banks. Paris' many narrow streets and unique topography will put your urban-planning skills to test.

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Game Patches
The following games have had patches recently. If you already own either of these, please update your version of each game.

Victoria II: A House Divided - Patch 2.3

Weather Lord - Level 32 fix

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