Strafe Left: The Formative Years #54

By Tim Stone on December 24th, 2008 at 12:01 am.

Last seen: PC Gamer UK’s Christmas 2007 issue.

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  1. graham says:

    Ho Ho Ho

  2. Derek K. says:

    Hell yeah.

    Now that’s funny.

  3. Brian says:

    ROFL!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Fumarole says:

    Santa’s in for a world of pain.

  5. Rei Onryou says:

    Bring back Strafe Left! I miss it terribly. There’s plenty of space in the mag if you just get rid of that terrible Retro part of the Hardcore section. Who write’s that again?

    j/k, but still, bring back Strafe Left!

  6. Noc says:

    On the contrary, he’s got an elf up the chimney with an Ubercharge ready.

  7. A-Scale says:

    Why did they have to cancel this, my favorite of all canceled comics?

  8. Tony says:

    A-Scale: IIRC, it was because of the 20th Century in TF2 terms getting censored and Tim not being happy about it, or something.

  9. MeestaNob! says:

    That’s awesome. Good stuff Tim!

  10. Pags says:

    WHY IS RPS SNOWING?! I AM SCARED AND CONFUSED.

    Also, this was a good one.

  11. Nick says:

    Bring back Strafe Left in RPS form. The internet demands it.

    Please? =(

  12. Saflo says:

    Ha!

  13. Gap Gen says:

    SPY’S SAPPIN MY SHERRY!

    Also: IT SNOWS!

  14. Nimic says:

    Strafe Left was brilliant. Bring it back!

  15. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    The blue Robin is a nice touch.

  16. Dr Squires says:

    Mmmm, this snow is keeping my processor toasty warm.

  17. Hoernchen says:

    Omg, it’s rock paper snowgun !

  18. ascagnel says:

    Haha this was pretty awesome. Very clever. Kind of makes me wish I could get PC Gamer UK in the US…

  19. gbarules2999 says:

    Who left the window open?

  20. Pijama says:

    :D

    Now, I want RPS crew singing their version of “On the first day of Christmas…” haha.

    And thank *insert divinity of choice* it’s Christmas. :)

    Or near it, of course. Merriment to all!

  21. sbs says:

    Well what a lovely surprise. Merry Christmas, electric folks.

  22. McCool says:

    Awww, BLU Team have a picture that they must’ve recieved from RED up above their fireplace. :3
    That is, unless BLU spy snuck into the RED base purely to take a photo of their own house…no, the first idea is far more christmas spirity.

  23. the snow it is scary says:

    @ascagnel
    my local Barnes & Nobel has both US and UK versions.

  24. A-Scale says:

    McCool- There was a time before all this madness. There was a time of building and creation. How far these basic colors have fallen.

  25. Saflo says:

    Unfortunately it costs $17 an issue here and there’s no way to subscribe.

  26. Stupoider says:

    Heheh, merry christmas, RPS! ^^

    One of my favourite Strafe Lefts. :3 And the snow! How festive.

  27. The_B says:

    Rock, Paper, Snowglobe, surely?

  28. Youatemycheeto says:

    I really enjoy the little sniper dot just between Santa’s feet.

  29. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    He’ll respawn. If you believe.

  30. Hmm-hmm. says:

    A very genuinely meant merry christmas, everyone.

    I hope this won’t be the only snow I’ll get to see this winter.. but hey, it’s snow!

  31. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    Wanna trade places? Seattle was paralyzed by a whopping three inches of snow. We’re bad at this whole “winter” business.

  32. A-Scale says:

    Bah humbug. In Detroit we got 7 inches last week, and an additional inch today. Today was the worst though, as the roads were already slick, and even 4×4 vehicles were spinning out of control. I lost control of my car between two others, and nearly hit both of them. Oh, and this evening it rained ICE.

    I like it.

  33. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    Oh yeah? Seattle’s civil authorities refuse to salt the streets because they’re afraid of effecting the salinity of the Puget Sound. Due to environmental concerns. Despite the fact that there’s literally hundreds of traffic collisions in the span of half a week due to this decision.

    Even more ironic is that instead of salt, they’re using sand. Which is both less effective in improving road conditions as well as more troublesome for water contamination concerns in the long run.

    Instead of clearing the roads and making it safe to drive, walk, or bike, Seattle’s trying to pack the snow on the road so that it becomes ice. Delicious, slippery, road-hazardous ice.

    As I said, we’re not good at this winter thing.

    Even worse, I hate to think of what this Puget Sound weather tomfoolery is doing to Valve’s progress on the new year’s upcoming TF2 update! Unless Gabe Newell supplies all of his employees with jetpacks, I’d think they’re having a hard time of it as well.

  34. A-Scale says:

    Detroit may be dying, but at least we can salt our streets.

  35. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    Edit: *cough* Er, affecting.

  36. Tei says:

    If you play XMax videos backward, you can watch this red dude (Santa) stealing gifs from childrens and escaping that way.

  37. Nick says:

    It’s not longer running in PCGUK (*cries*) so no need to subscribe just for the joyfulness that is Strafe Left. It’s a heck of a lot better than PCGUS in general anyway though ¬_¬

  38. Seniath says:

    Go go WordPress Snow!

    Also, merry christmas everyone :).

  39. Pod says:

    Loving the snow.

    But Pentadact’s one is better!!11 It sticks to the screen. and everyone knows it’s not realy snow unless it “sticks”.

  40. kororas says:

    Open up several RPS tabs in firefox and watch you PC grind to a snowy halt! :D :D

  41. Alex says:

    Merry ChristmaKwanzEidUkkahWali, everyone. :)

  42. Jochen Scheisse says:

    Frohe Weihnachten, ihr Narren!

  43. Tei says:

    White dots + black background = asteroids game :-)

  44. Psychopomp says:

    Y’know, I live in Texas.
    I never get to see snow.
    Thank you, RPS.

    Note:It should be known that having this RPS running in the background while NOT mining in Eve led to a 10 frame drop in my FPS; yet, I can run Far Cry 2 maxed out…

  45. egg says:

    @Psychopomp

    Oh yeah? I live in Brazil.
    …..

    ..

    :(

    Oh, and do bring SL back.

  46. Cigol says:

    RPS one of the few websites (I frequent) to have tacky Christmassy effects this year. Love it! Great Strafe Left to go with it as well.

  47. MattB says:

    First Pentadact, now here. All of this snow is killing my web browsing abilities.

  48. vinraith says:

    Whatever happened to running Strafe Left on a weekly basis? I was enjoying that, but it seems to have stopped after this one.

  49. Broslovski says:

    Yes, as above. Moar Strafe Left required…

  50. Larington says:

    All the material was finished, we never got a promise that new material would be made.