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Scott Parrino -> Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/20/2012 9:17:39 PM)

Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) are breaking out the eggnog and stockings early with the 2012 Holiday Sale Event!

Starting on November 20th and lasting until January 14th, 2013, wargamers can pick up dozens upon dozens of incredible strategy games for as much as 36% off! Titles like the critically-acclaimed Panzer Corps, the classic Field of Glory series, the amazing Distant Worlds series, the challenging Unity of Command, the Battle Academy series, and even the mega-strategy game Gary Grigsby’s War in the East are part of this wonderfully cheerful sale!

Please note that these are the prices for the DOWNLOAD versions, physical copies add $10 to the cost.


Original                                            Sale   Discount  Saving
Price           Game                                Price      %        $

$29.99  Achtung Panzer: Operation Star              $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$39.99  Across the Dnepr Second Edition             $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$39.99  Advanced Tactics: Gold Edition              $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$29.99  AI War Alien Bundle                         $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$19.99  American Civil War - The Blue and the Gray  $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$29.99  Armada 2526                                 $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$14.99  Armada 2526 Supernova                       $9.99     33%    $5.00   
$29.99  Battle Academy                              $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$14.99  Battle Academy - Blitzkrieg France          $9.99     33%    $5.00   
$14.99  Battle Academy - Market Garden              $9.99     33%    $5.00   
$14.99  Battle Academy - Operation Sealion          $9.99     33%    $5.00   
$19.99  Battle of Britain II - Wings of Victory     $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$49.99  Battlefront                                 $32.99    34%    $17.00  
$49.99  Battles In Italy                            $32.99    34%    $17.00  
$49.99  Battles in Normandy                         $32.99    34%    $17.00  
$14.99  Birth of America                            $9.99     33%    $5.00   
$19.99  Birth of America 2: Wars in America         $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$19.99  Campaigns on the Danube 1805 + 1809         $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$49.99  Carriers at War                             $32.99    34%    $17.00  
$19.99  Chariots of War                             $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$39.99  Close Combat: Cross of Iron                 $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$39.99  Close Combat: Last Stand Arnhem             $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$29.99  Close Combat: Modern Tactics                $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$39.99  Close Combat: The Longest Day               $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$39.99  Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein                $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$34.99  Combat Command: The Matrix Edition          $22.99    34%    $12.00  
$59.99  Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge         $39.99    33%    $20.00  
$29.99  Commander - Europe At War Gold              $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  Commander - Napoleon At War                 $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$39.99  Conquest Of The Aegean                      $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$49.99  Crown of Glory: Emperors Edition            $32.99    34%    $17.00  
$39.99  Decisive Campaigns: Warsaw to Paris         $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$39.99  Distant Worlds                              $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$24.99  Distant Worlds - Legends                    $15.99    36%    $9.00   
$24.99  Distant Worlds - Return of the Shakturi     $15.99    36%    $9.00   
$59.99  Empires In Arms                             $39.99    33%    $20.00  
$29.99  Field of Glory                              $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$19.99  Field of Glory - Decline and Fall           $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$19.99  Field of Glory - Eternal Empire             $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$19.99  Field of Glory - Immortal Fire              $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$19.99  Field of Glory - Legions Triumphant         $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$19.99  Field of Glory - Rise of Rome               $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$19.99  Field of Glory - Storm of Arrows            $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$19.99  Field of Glory - Swords and Scimitars       $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$34.99  Flashpoint Germany                          $22.99    34%    $12.00  
$34.99  For Liberty!                                $22.99    34%    $12.00  
$49.99  Forge of Freedom                            $32.99    34%    $17.00  
$24.99  Frozen Synapse                              $15.99    36%    $9.00   
$49.99  Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich           $32.99    34%    $17.00  
$49.99  Gary Grigsbys War Between The States        $32.99    34%    $17.00  
$79.99  Gary Grigsbys War in the East               $52.99    34%    $27.00  
$39.99  World at War: A World Divided               $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$19.99  Gates Of Troy                               $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$19.99  Great Invasions                             $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$34.99  Guns of August 1914-1918                    $22.99    34%    $12.00  
$39.99  Hannibal: Rome and Carthage                 $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$59.99  Harpoon Ultimate Edition                    $39.99    33%    $20.00  
$29.99  Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge                 $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$39.99  HISTORY Great Battles Medieval              $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$29.99  Hornet Leader PC                            $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  Horse and Musket: Volume I                  $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  John Tillers Battleground Civil War         $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  John Tillers Battleground Napoleonic Wars   $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$34.99  John Tillers Campaign Series                $22.99    34%    $12.00  
$49.99  Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets             $32.99    34%    $17.00  
$29.99  Korsun Pocket                               $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$39.99  Legion Arena Gold                           $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$19.99  Legion Gold                                 $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$19.99  Making History II: The War of the World     $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$39.99  Maximum Football v2                         $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$39.99  Napoleon in Italy                           $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$39.99  The Operational Art of War III              $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$29.99  Officers - The Matrix Edition               $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  Operation Barbarossa                        $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$34.99  Panzer Command: Ostfront                    $22.99    34%    $12.00  
$29.99  Panzer Corps: Wehrmacht                     $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  Revolution Under Siege                      $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  Smugglers IV - Doomsday                     $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$19.99  Spartan                                     $12.99    35%    $7.00   
$29.99  Star Sentinel Tactics                       $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$24.99  Starships Unlimited v3                      $15.99    36%    $9.00   
$69.99  Steel Panthers: World at War                $45.99    34%    $24.00  
$29.99  Storm over the Pacific                      $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$39.99  Time of Fury                                $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$29.99  Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great           $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar                 $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  Uncommon Valor                              $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$29.99  Unity of Command                            $19.99    33%    $10.00  
$59.99  War In The Pacific                          $39.99    33%    $20.00  
$79.99  War in the Pacific - Admirals Edition       $52.99    34%    $27.00  
$44.99  War Plan Orange                             $29.99    33%    $15.00  
$39.99  World War II: General Commander             $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$39.99  World War One Gold                          $25.99    35%    $14.00  
$19.99  WW2: Time of Wrath                          $12.99    35%    $7.00   





Fallschirmjager -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/20/2012 10:37:39 PM)

Fantastic news

Forge of Freedom is on the definite must buy list.


How is the AI in Close Combat: Last Stand Arnhem?
I spent dozens of hours in high school playing the SSI classic. But the downfall was always poor AI.




JudgeDredd -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/20/2012 10:54:02 PM)

I absolutely LOVED Forge of Freedom...unfortunately it looks crap on newer resolutions...I just couldn't play it on my 22" monitor [:(]

I wish they'd update the interface - it's a fantastic game!




Fallschirmjager -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 12:26:37 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: JudgeDredd

I absolutely LOVED Forge of Freedom...unfortunately it looks crap on newer resolutions...I just couldn't play it on my 22" monitor [:(]

I wish they'd update the interface - it's a fantastic game!



I have a 30" monitor [:(]

Is it fixed at 1024x768?

Can it be played in a window?




Erik Rutins -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 12:29:50 AM)

It's fixed at 1024x768. It looks fine on my 32" monitor though. A lot depends on how your monitor and graphics card scale games that are at resolutions other than your monitor's native resolution and whether you know the options to try in your driver settings. The way I have my system setup here, all my fixed resolution games look good but YMMV.

Regards,

- Erik




JudgeDredd -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 7:35:51 AM)

Seriously Erik? Anything programmed to 1024x768 doesn't look right on a monitor sporting larger resolutions. Admittedly options on the drivers can "ease" the pain you feel through your eyes - but you are making the game MASSIVE!

1024x768 does not look nice on a monitor sporting 1650x1080...I'm speaking from experience. You might "put up with it" - but it doesn't look nice compared to something which will scale to the right resolution - and in this case if it did then I'd still be playing Forge of Freedom.

I would much rather you just put out a patch (hell I'd pay for a patch) that gives the interface an uplift so I can play it

Or you could pass on these tips and I'll see if it works - but I tried everything to get this game looking nice enough that I could play it again - to no avail!




Iain McNeil -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 9:53:27 AM)

It really does vary from monitor to monitor and card to card. Sometimes it can look fine and other times quite nasty.




Erik Rutins -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 1:44:48 PM)

Judge,

It does vary widely based on graphics card/monitor combination as well as setting, but there is also certainly a subjective component. I may be fine with how it looks on my system, but you may not be.

Regards,

- Erik




wodin -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 1:57:02 PM)

There is usually an option in your graphic card software to scale it so it gives borders rather than stretching the game..but I have yet to ever get it working.

Shame Command Ops HTTR wasn't on sale.




Iain McNeil -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 2:02:38 PM)

HHTR was not on sale as it released earlier this year. That is the general rule that is applied as don't want the hard core fans who are the early adopters to feel cheated by price drops too soon. I know this is not what everyone else does but you always knew we were different!




catwhoorg -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 2:06:51 PM)

Any chance that the War in the Pacific - AE manuals will be reprinted in time for the sale ?




Iain McNeil -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 3:12:59 PM)

Manuals are back in stock now for War in the Pacific AE. Is there somewhere we forgot to update this info and let you guys know?




JudgeDredd -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 3:46:13 PM)

Erik - Iain - just update the single best game ever published by you lot! [:)]




Scott Parrino -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 7:49:31 PM)

Command Ops: HTTR has been added to the holiday sale. Enjoy!




JudgeDredd -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 7:52:46 PM)

^ I don't think that's fair - I paid full whack for it not that long ago! [;)]




Treale -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 7:56:04 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: JudgeDredd

^ I don't think that's fair - I paid full whack for it not that long ago! [;)]


you Scots are known for pinching a "Penny" [8|]




JudgeDredd -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 7:58:26 PM)

That's actually a myth Mr Tony - surveys have shown we are by far the most giving and welcoming [:D]

Moody bastards mind, but then it's always pishing it down with rain - so who wouldn't be pissed off living in that environment!




amps63 -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/21/2012 11:47:24 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Scott Parrino

Command Ops: HTTR has been added to the holiday sale. Enjoy!


Any chance of Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue being added? Pretty please?




catwhoorg -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/22/2012 2:37:32 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Iain McNeil

Manuals are back in stock now for War in the Pacific AE. Is there somewhere we forgot to update this info and let you guys know?



Good to know. The store earlier this week was saying they were still out of stock.
Though the store page linked above does say digital express edition




J P Falcon -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/22/2012 4:35:15 AM)

Great items for sale...I'll finally repurchase Battle Academy and try out the Napoleon Commander at War game now since I doubt it will be redone with the new Commander game engine......




schascha -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/22/2012 7:49:56 AM)

Any chance for the expension of WITE ??




JudgeDredd -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/22/2012 7:52:23 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: amps63


quote:

ORIGINAL: Scott Parrino

Command Ops: HTTR has been added to the holiday sale. Enjoy!


Any chance of Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue being added? Pretty please?

+1




Iain McNeil -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/22/2012 9:25:09 AM)

We're not going to be adding anything else - HTTR was only added at the specific request of the developer not you guys sorry!

I see the problem on the WItP page and have asked for it to be updated. Sorry for the confusion.




JudgeDredd -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/22/2012 9:43:53 AM)

Strange decision - I'd have thought a sale at 33% off was better than no sale.

Hey ho - it's your business [:'(]




Iain McNeil -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/22/2012 11:38:13 AM)

Newsflash - Unity of Command is now $9.99!

This is not a game we exclusively publish and it is to make sure we're not being undercut by other sites. You can't get it cheaper anywhere else! We think it's crazy but there you go! Don't miss out!




n01487477 -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/24/2012 11:08:48 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Iain McNeil
...That is the general rule that is applied as don't want the hard core fans who are the early adopters to feel cheated by price drops too soon. I know this is not what everyone else does but you always knew we were different!

As a long time supporter if Matrix - I would just say that where you don't have exclusive rights to games you should do a quick internet search and see that you are being undercut on no less than 5 games on offer here - and some by more than 50%...

As a loyal subject, I will continue to support and pay more for games here; but can that be said for all?




Iain McNeil -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/26/2012 9:57:57 AM)

Thanks for the info - the problem is that for those games we are not kept up to date when sales are run by other sites and its not really possible to do a daily search. If you let us know which games we can see what we can do as we are not allowed to just drop prices on these games without permission from the developer. Only a small portion of the line up is not exclusive and going forwards its going to be less and less as the whole distribution model doesn't work and we're only interested in titles where we have exclusivity so we can properly market and manage them.




n01487477 -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/26/2012 10:30:10 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Iain McNeil

Thanks for the info - the problem is that for those games we are not kept up to date when sales are run by other sites and its not really possible to do a daily search. If you let us know which games we can see what we can do as we are not allowed to just drop prices on these games without permission from the developer. Only a small portion of the line up is not exclusive and going forwards its going to be less and less as the whole distribution model doesn't work and we're only interested in titles where we have exclusivity so we can properly market and manage them.

Okay - I didn't put the price points here as well as the competition before, but as you ask...
Gamersgate has:
1. Time of Wrath $6.80
2. Armada 2526 $14.95
3. AI wars $16.99 (not sale)

Making History II was also a weekend sale at $5.99 but has subsequently gone back up in price to more than the Matrix price point.

This was just a quick check of one site. Yesterday I checked a few others and found other deals too. It does really depend on the day that you search.

I don't want to see other Game Distributors cutting into your market share as Matrix needs to be around for a long time to come.




Iain McNeil -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/26/2012 11:37:03 AM)

That's really the problem - the prices on the sites change on a daily basis and we do not get notified and if we did we probably wouldn't have the bandwidth to keep changing prices. We don't like this one day sales with huge discounts that get headlines but punish the normal customer. Usually by the time you get there the prices have changed...




catwhoorg -> RE: Holiday Savings Comes to Strategy Gamers! (11/26/2012 1:17:51 PM)

Picked up WITP-AE and Harpoon.

Haven't played Harpoon in a long long time (the original version).
That should be me set for the next 12 months or so.

Thanks for the sale
:)




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