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Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/3/2004 3:18:52 PM   
Erik Rutins

 

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Wargame Fans Besiege Gates Of Troy!
Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold!

Staten Island, NY, December 3rd, 2004 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Slitherine Strategies (www.slitherine.co.uk) are pleased to announce that their new turn-based empire-building and ancient battles game, Gates of Troy has officially “Gone Gold.” and will be available for sale in December.

Gates of Troy is an epic style turn based strategy game that takes you on a journey through the Trojan Wars, right down to the giant Trojan Horse. Command heroes like Hector and Achilles as you battle through 6 campaigns of ancient warfare. Enjoy the skill and strategy of commanding over 50 different units and 19 different heroes. If that isn’t enough, anyone who owns Spartan will be able to enjoy all their old favorite battles on the new, improved, Gates of Troy engine. If you don’t have Spartan fear not, for Gates of Troy is playable without any previously installed software.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, “We are proud to add such a noted game series as Slitherine’s to the Matrix line. Gates of Troy is an addictive simulation for fans of empire building, war strategists, and general gamers alike. It is a truly enticing visual and tactical experience for anyone who enjoys strategy.”

List of Features

· Three interactive Tutorials
· Six Campaigns
o The Trojan Wars
o The pass of Thermopylae
o Greek Colonization
o Pre-Historic Greece
o The Ionian Revolt
o Grand Campaign with Rome & Persia

· Beautiful zoomable 3D campaign map
· Full 3D battles with battle setup, formations and free zoom and rotation during battle execution
(Optional 2D for slower machines)
· Land and Naval warfare, including Naval Invasions, Sieges and Assaults
· City and Empire management
· Vassalization of foreign nations through diplomacy
· Diplomacy and Trade (Improved)
· Research and Construction
· Improved AI
· Auto Resolution of Battles (Improved)
· Mission objectives, Historic Events and Capital Cities
· Extra mod features

For more information, check the main Matrix Games page at www.matrixgames.com for future press releases and discussions.

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/3/2004 3:19:38 PM   
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Hi everyone,

We expect to have Gates of Troy for sale early next week. If you're waiting for this one for the holidays, it won't be much longer...

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- Erik

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/3/2004 4:37:18 PM   
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In what stores will it be available and when?

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/3/2004 4:57:40 PM   
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It will be available direct through our online store (click on the "STORE" link in the top navigation bar), initially in digital download format only, then game on demand will be available within a week or so after release.

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- Erik

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/3/2004 9:51:33 PM   
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You mean it won't be available at CompUSA, Fry's and Best Buy like Spartan was?!? Ouch. Guess I won't be getting it.

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/3/2004 10:31:48 PM   
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Solops,

At least not initially. I'm interested in hearing why you wouldn't consider buying from our online store - within a week or so of release you'll be able to get the same kind of box that would be in CompUSA shipped directly to you if downloading is an issue.

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/4/2004 3:21:53 AM   
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No more credit card purchases over the internet for me or my family. Not now or for the forseeable future. Whether it is the transaction itself, the security of the computer in which the card data and order resides or the people who have access to it, somewhere the process is NOT secure.

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/4/2004 6:47:27 AM   
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Solops,

If you have concerns in that regard, we also do support wire transfers. There are also ways to set up temporary "sub-cards" of your credit cards that are only good for a certain amount (say $40) which can be used for a single internet purchase without any risk of further fraud.

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/7/2004 2:45:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: solops

No more credit card purchases over the internet for me or my family. Not now or for the forseeable future. Whether it is the transaction itself, the security of the computer in which the card data and order resides or the people who have access to it, somewhere the process is NOT secure.


Yet you give your credit card to people earning minimum wage plus tips at a restaurant?

I've had my CC details lifted once, and that was from a dominos pizza place. The reality is that credit cards themselves are flawed (poorly authenticated) but the systems in place with most of the banks are good enough to counter that.

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/7/2004 3:36:36 PM   
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Hi!

I used to be afraid of using my credit card online.

I started in what I call a "safe mode" with Pay Pal. That is an excellent system and I really like it.

Nevertheless, there are places where they don't have Pay Pal, so when you are taken to the screen for entering your credit card number make sure the address starts with https. Note the addition of the s. That means secure. If the screen doesn't have that, I don't put my number in and don't buy.

So far, I've bought quite a few things online. No problems yet (knock on wood).

Ray (alias Lava)

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/8/2004 10:27:50 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: solops

No more credit card purchases over the internet for me or my family. Not now or for the forseeable future. Whether it is the transaction itself, the security of the computer in which the card data and order resides or the people who have access to it, somewhere the process is NOT secure.


Wow... sounds like you had a bad experience.

Personally, I buy nearly everything online these days and have never had a security problem. I also pay all my bills electronically.

As was pointed out above, nothing is perfectly secure these day. You can get obsessive about shredding every piece of paper and not using a credit card online and so forth, but if someone sets out to get you... they probably will. You just use common sense about when and where you purchase online and watch your statements so you can pick up on any fraud and file a claim with your credit card company or bank. I also have a low limit credit card that I can use with little risk of too much damage.

It's an electronic world and refusing to play in it is just delaying the inevitable - some day you'll be forced to because that's all that's available.

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/8/2004 12:34:25 PM   
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quote:


Personally, I buy nearly everything online these days and have never had a security problem. I also pay all my bills electronically.


Same here and I started early with that. No frauds yet ...

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/8/2004 4:58:19 PM   
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How many of us used to call 1-800 numbers to buy products over the phone and give our CC number to complete strangers?...I have no concerns about digital downloads and will be purchasing this game today.....

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RE: Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan, Goes Gold! - 12/8/2004 5:02:10 PM   
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Speaking of which, we do support ordering by phone if you want to keep your credit card off the internet. Pasted from the front page of the store:

Order online, or
by telephone:
North America
952-646-5257



Regards,

- Erik

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