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Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 1:21:58 PM   
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Just had a tweet from Matrix "Big announcement later today"....... mmm
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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 1:23:16 PM   
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They bought the Simcity franchise. Oh well...

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 1:30:00 PM   
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They're declaring bankruptcy.

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 1:36:48 PM   
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They're purchasing the Simcity franchise THEN declaring bankruptcy.

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 1:53:15 PM   
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Gabe Newell contacted them and allowed to put Panzer Corps on Steam through the backdoor.


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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 3:29:54 PM   
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Just had a tweet from Matrix "Big announcement later today"....... mmm


When today European time or US time??

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 3:43:46 PM   
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Well, they're an American company, so...


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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 3:48:43 PM   
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I thought matrix had joined Siltherine and was thus an English company.


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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 3:53:49 PM   
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Matrix still exists as a separate entity, as far as I know. The brand name certainly hasn't gone anywhere.

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 4:15:19 PM   
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No they are the same company..just kept the American offices as Matrix..to keep things simple. They are all really called Slitherine Group.
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Matrix still exists as a separate entity, as far as I know. The brand name certainly hasn't gone anywhere.


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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 4:18:44 PM   
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Thanks, for the clarification, was not quite sure if I had the facts right.

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No they are the same company..just kept the American offices as Matrix..to keep things simple. They are all really called Slitherine Group.
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Matrix still exists as a separate entity, as far as I know. The brand name certainly hasn't gone anywhere.




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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 4:28:19 PM   
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So a linkage with Games Workshop.... Didn't see that coming

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 4:41:58 PM   
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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 4:48:53 PM   
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More fantasy. The slide from serious games continues. More ipad fodder. Sorry, I can't get excited about this.

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 5:01:22 PM   
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Slitherine replacing THQ seems interesting!

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 5:25:16 PM   
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We have been accepted as a bidder in the next round of asset sell off at THQ ;)

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 5:47:01 PM   
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Fascinating. I'll be very curious to see where this goes.




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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 6:13:32 PM   
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Well if they do this right it will be superb..and something I've banged on for awhile. The tabletop games are ripe for sensitive PC conversion..making sure what the tabletop players love is in game..like Marine customisation and army painting. As well as turn or wego and tactical. I really hope this isn't a missed opportunity and what we get is some mobile based game or rts. The market out there is massive..and is a source that really hasn't been tapped into by PC games.

Please I implore you make the most of it and produce something that is tactical..replayable..customisable..and looks great and lots of depth.

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 6:15:27 PM   
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Slitherine replacing THQ seems interesting!


Doom all those conversation we had last year eh? Remember..

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 6:35:43 PM   
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The game designed is pretty much complete and some assets are in production and I just can't wait to play it. For now all I can say is it is turn based and will use the PBEM++ system for multiplayer. I can't wait to tell you more! :)

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 6:41:26 PM   
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You had me at turn based....

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 7:07:58 PM   
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WOW..sounds superb.


Now I'm excited. If it plays how I'd like it to play a dream has come true. It will be a first day buy for me..which has never happened yet on any game.


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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 7:18:05 PM   
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Should be good for sales, those kids seem to only play two things, Magic the Gathering and Warhammmer 40k.



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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 7:43:16 PM   
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erm..not just kids..Wh40K is a massive adult hobby..read an article about how it was popular in the army at base camp in Afghanistan. Saying it's a kids game is abit demeaning. It's a tactical wargame..sent in a Gothic si fi universe..and kids couldn't afford to play it.


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Should be good for sales, those kids seem to only play two things, Magic the Gathering and Warhammmer 40k.




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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 7:49:54 PM   
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More fantasy. The slide from serious games continues. More ipad fodder. Sorry, I can't get excited about this.


It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I don't understand the suggestion here that there is somehow a "slide" from serious games. Could you elaborate on what makes it seem this way to you?

We've always done sci-fi as well as historical strategy and had games of all realism and complexity levels. Nothing has changed in that regard. We have the same kind of mix of games in development as we've had in the past, just more of them and we're doing them better with each year.

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 7:51:26 PM   
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Should be good for sales, those kids seem to only play two things, Magic the Gathering and Warhammmer 40k.


I think a pretty large part of our existing community will actually be quite interested in this once we release more details, as well as bringing in some new gamers that may not be aware of Matrix Games and Slitherine.

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 7:56:09 PM   
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More fantasy.

Hey man, Warhammer 40,000 is science fiction. Fantasy game is called Warhammer Fantasy Battles

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 7:56:22 PM   
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Erik..for me it's the best PC news I've seen in a long time.

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 8:00:15 PM   
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As a side note, I'm a serious wargamer, but my gaming interests are pretty broad. I've played GW games since I was 18, starting with the old Rogue Trader 40k and going on to Warhammer Fantasy, Epic, Blood Bowl, Warmaster, etc. They are great games, a lot of fun and scratch a different itch for me than historical wargames while still giving me plenty of mental exercise. It's been a personal goal to work together with GW at some point to bring our kind of strategy game to their universe, so I'm very happy that we'll have that chance.

For those who are GW fans, you can be sure we'll be faithful to the GW 40k universe and we'll also remain faithful to our roots as a top notch computer strategy game company. For those who are not into sci-fi or fantasy, keep an open mind, these are really fun games and I think you'll enjoy our take on 40k.

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RE: Big Announcement - 3/14/2013 8:00:26 PM   
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I think it's great news, can't wait for a few more details. .......... Still waiting.


Ok is it only going to be 40K or will there be Warhammer et al in the future?

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