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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 5:58:02 PM   
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LarryP - try 75007, I got it from Grapevine Mills Mall in Dallas, Tx


BINGO! It's shows it's in stock. You were telling the truth... now where is Erik when we need him... Erik, oh Erik...

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:02:32 PM   
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Yep... Texas has it.
Time for Matrix to release the game as a download.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:05:02 PM   
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I'd be more than happy to, except I don't how to post screenshots.

btw, its got a Matrix installer, which I was not expecting.




Just below where you type this message is a "Click here to upload!" line that is a active link. Just follow the instructions from there. Also make sure you check the box "Embed picture in post" before you click to upload.


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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:12:12 PM   
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Proof retail version is out and I have it !








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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:12:30 PM   
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Sigh... and nobody believed me.  Told you it meant what it said.

If I were Chris at the NWS Store, I would be ticked off royally (not at Matrix, though). I stand by my guns that retail releases for PC are barely worth bothering with.

Now... maybe we can get the Matrix DL today? SOOOOOO EXCITED!


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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:15:47 PM   
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SoM, we give you the credit back that was taken from you. Now where's that blasted plastic card I use for making games happen...

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:16:19 PM   
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Proof retail version is out and I have it !









Cool! Erik....?
Man I'd be pissed if I was Martix.....

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:25:53 PM   
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Hello
Guy posted a look at the game he bought at gamestop the 19th of november.
There you can see some gameplay and he talks about how the game plays.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8iLEvTu27c


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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:34:36 PM   
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I got plastic in hand and ready to buy when it shows up for a digital download! I can't wait!

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:35:02 PM   
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Hello
Guy posted a look at the game he bought at gamestop the 19th of november.
There you can see some gameplay and he talks about how the game plays.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8iLEvTu27c


He said a lot but did not show a lot graphically. However, it gets the game juices flowing...

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:38:54 PM   
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Unfortunately I have to go to work now . Be back in 5 hrs. If the game is not out by then, I'll post some initial impressions throughout the weekend.

Hope Matrix can get it out before then though.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 6:43:28 PM   
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Same I got this weekend off, but not the next, so it'll be another 14 days before I have time to play :/
But a release this weekend would definitely be well appreciated given that theres people who can buy it now at gamestop.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 7:36:13 PM   
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Hi Guys,

We hear you, but we are bound by contract here. I have asked if we can release this earlier than originally planned, but if they say no we will have to wait until the 24th. Believe me, we want to get it to you ASAP and we are ready to sell it if we get the green light. We just don't want to cause any issues on the retail side.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 7:38:32 PM   
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Understood.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 7:44:02 PM   
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Erik, could you at least put the whole manual on-line?

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 7:53:25 PM   
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Any answer, Erik?

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 8:06:09 PM   
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Hi Guys,

We hear you, but we are bound by contract here. I have asked if we can release this earlier than originally planned, but if they say no we will have to wait until the 24th. Believe me, we want to get it to you ASAP and we are ready to sell it if we get the green light. We just don't want to cause any issues on the retail side.

Regards,

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Erik, are you asking NTronium, is that who you are referring to?

Just some anecdotes, not advice or anything like that. When I worked at Ebgames, when one party "broke contract" it basically made the contract void - i.e. if Best Buy sold a copy early then we would follow suit in the spirit of fair competition. It was a dirty business, some retailers would send "spies" to get early copies and force competitors to break street date so they could sell early (there was a chance at fines if you broke street date early and it resulted in poor relations with a distributor or publisher). This happened more often than you think - especially with big releases - like Blizzard ones (we actually had Warcraft 3 copies about three weeks before release date, sitting in the back, mocking us).

Strange this would happen with Armada 2526, I'm thinking it was a misunderstanding - as people are pulling back from PC sales. But IMHO, Matrix should be allowed to sell, under free competition - Gamestop shouldn't have market monopoly.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 8:08:30 PM   
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I think it's funny the shoe on the other foot and the physical copy gets out before the download. Way to go Gamestop! woohoo

also: it's in Grapevine Mills Mall and Stonebriar Center

It's nice to be from Texas.

You all from the North and overseas gotta wait haha

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 8:14:48 PM   
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Much weirdness...

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 8:18:06 PM   
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So gamestop can prevent Matrixgames from selling it eventhough they're selling it and Matrixgames is the publisher?...err? what?!
That would definitely make the contract void.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 8:45:35 PM   
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Thas ok you downloaders only have to wait four more long drawn out grueling 24 hour periods before you can get it. Just be patient.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 9:15:01 PM   
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It looks like people who mail order it from EB site are getting it now.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 9:17:23 PM   
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Ebgames is owned and operated by Gamestop now, FYI.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 9:19:44 PM   
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I believe the requirement is that it be widely available in retail before we are allowed to sell it online. This is just part of doing business with retail these days, they are very anti-online sales (unless it's their own download site). I'm still waiting to hear back, but my guess is that if it's only showing up in the stores in Texas that we will have to wait to put it up for sale.

As far as whether we as the publisher could sell it anyway if we chose to - sure, but that would then burn our bridges to these retail stores (especially GameStop) in the future and I don't see how that would be wise. Worst case scenario, it will go on sale here as soon as the date changes to November 24th in some part of the world.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 9:20:41 PM   
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Breach of contract. 

In these days of incessant litigation, I can understand being cautious.  However, Matrix isn't the one who broke it. 

Consult the lawyers and put it up.


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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 9:36:21 PM   
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Does online retail not count here - because I assume I could get it anywhere if I just ordered online.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 9:42:54 PM   
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<edited>

I believe the 4x segment is so small it needs all the support it can get, but undoubtedly many people won't care about that.
It really sucks that gamestop can ruin this games release like this.


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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 10:13:31 PM   
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Epsilon,

Thanks, but I'd rather we not post about that subject so I edited your post slightly.

If you want to give maximum support to the developer (or Matrix), your best option is to order from us directly once that option is available, but all methods of purchase will support the developer to some degree.

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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 10:31:08 PM   
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Buying or not is out of the question :) I will buy the game and pay to have the box shipped to me, I never support gamestop and won't do so now either. Definitely not when buying direct gives more money back to the developer.
Gamestop have proven time and time again they don't care about pc games as they're not the biggest segment. So I don't have any sense of loyalty towards them. :P


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RE: Gamestop shipping Armada already! - 11/20/2009 10:39:16 PM   
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... wrong thread ...
sorry

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