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Welcome to the StrafeRight Newsletter!
We're seeing less snow and more April showers in Scotland, and there's a rumour that spring is on the way!
In this second newsletter of 2013, we've got an update on our forum server, the Bananatorium Blog is now live, we're seeing what new threads have been created in the gaming forum and there's a newly created machinima. In the GameStore, we have a special promotion on Painkiller titles, but it only lasts for 4 days!
An update on the Forum
Our hosting provider (at last) escalated our performance issues and moved Straferight to a new node. We are pretty much back to 100% full health, the performance has stabilised enough to accept our optimisation work. You should have noticed an improvement in the page load speed and when trying to post.
A special shout out goes to Teck for talking us through some of the troubleshooting, optimisation and translating the reports into non-techie talk!
Banana rides out...
DanFortH has been blogging over the past month, introducing us newer StrafeRight folks to Banana, a philanthropic, legendary mysterious character.
Follow his exploits, from the first come back in Bananatorium Won't Die to the shocking Scam City Sham Municipality, learn about the many faces of warrior banana, share his highs and his frustrations in Hard Reset.
Check out the Bananatorium Blog and be sure to leave a comment for DanFortH!
New threads worth checking out include:
- Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon - A standalone expansion, perfect for those who felt Far Cry 3 was too short /li>
- Company of Heroes 2 - It's at closed beta but we've had a first report in from Teck and it sounds positive, but playing smart is all important.
- PlanetSide 2 - There was a big update in February this year, another update in March and in recent weeks we've seen PlanetSide 2 enjoy a resurgence. Check out FuzzyLogik's posts for helpful game info and details of the most recent update!
- Elder Scrolls Online - Another wave of beta invites went out at the end of last week.
- Defiance - The new MMO out for all platforms at the end of March. Gantua's playing it on the 360, has anyone else got it?
Violent Delights have Violent Ends.
One of Excessive_Kill's favorite video games is APB: Reloaded and with some help from his friends, he's made a movie.
What happens when two young lovers are from opposite factions? A story of romance, murder and betrayal, in amongst bullets and fast cars in the summer heat of San Paro.
Check out the trailer, and watch out for the movie - release date 1st May 2013.
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For four days only, save 75% on all Painkiller games (excluding new DLCs).
This fast-paced shooter series contains six standalone titles so that you can enjoy them individually or own all of them. The classic battle between heaven and hell plays out in these nonstop action games, where protagonists Daniel, Belial and Wild Bill confront demons, fiends, and monsters with an arsenal of weapons.
Titles on sale are: Painkiller Black, Painkiller Overdose, Painkiller Universe, Painkiller Redemption, Painkiller Resurrection and Painkiller Hell & Damnation (Standard and Collector's editions).
The Promotion ends April 18, 2013.
Experience Victoria II, an in-depth political simulation where the population will react to your decisions based on their political awareness, social class, as well as their willingness to accept or revolt against their government.
Victoria II: Heart of Darkness, the second expansion for the grand strategy/political simulator, focuses on the Scramble for Africa as you compete with other colonial powers and experience international crises which require Great Power mediation if the world is to avoid war.
New to this expansion: a naval combat system, a newspaper system that alerts you to local and global events, a new colonization system, and an international crises system.
Join two brothers as they set off across a battle-scarred kingdom to drive off savages, restore their land, and search for the magic items that will breathe new life into their once magnificent realm. Gather resources as quickly as you can, and then clear roads and rivers, rebuild bridges and towns, and beat back enemies, earning gold, silver or bronze trophies for your efforts.
Explore glorious Asgard, delve into dwarven caves, and slog through soggy swamplands, freeing druids, fairies and fellow warriors. Through 50 levels of rollicking time-management fun, you'll learn the heroic ways of the Vikings and experience an epic story of love, valor and legend!
Will you take up the cause of the Vikings and restore their world today?