Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2016, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 31 AUG 2016 20:07 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Drive on Moscow is coming to PC with many new features! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/DOM_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong><a href="/products/550/details/Drive.on.Moscow:.War.in.the.Snow" target="_blank">Drive on Moscow</a>&nbsp;</strong>is an immediate, exciting and fast paced strategy game set in 1941, with the German Wehrmacht making a push for the capital of the Soviet Union. It was previously available only on iPad, but <strong>it&rsquo;s being ported to PC </strong>and upgraded with many new features for the occasion!</p> <p> The game puts you in charge of either the Wehrmacht or the Red Army. In the winter of 1941, the key to the war is Moscow. Were it to fall, the Soviet Union would receive such a huge blow that it might not recover. But were it to stand, maybe the Russians will be able to reverse the tide&hellip;</p> <p> Sporting an incredible impulse-based turn activation system, the gameplay revolves around decisive initiative, clever timing and exploiting the weather and the terrain. Weather in particular is crucial: it affects the dynamic map, and even the turns&rsquo; duration!</p> <p> The game is being upgraded with a new <strong>Live PBEM system</strong>, implementation of Slitherine&rsquo;s <strong>Tournament system</strong>, as well as a <strong>greatly enhanced AI!</strong> Drive on Moscow is being improved greatly in both single and multiplayer. The addition of the tournament system in particular will allow us to organize tournaments in the future: you&rsquo;ll have the chance to win glory on the battlefield (as well as some nice prizes!).</p> <p> Last, but not least: the game is about to enter its <u><strong>beta phase</strong></u>. Feel free to join and help us: the goal is to provide you with the best gameplay experience, and we need your help. We&rsquo;ll be extremely grateful for that. Click <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=550">here</a> to join the beta.</p> <p> <strong>Important</strong>: if you want to join the beta it&rsquo;s important that you first log in on the <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=350">Slitherine forum</a> once. That is due to a bug which prevents new users who never logged on their forum account from joining the beta. The bug will be fixed soon, but until then we ask you to take that small step. Thank you!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/550/20160831035215.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/550/20160831035215.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/550/20160831035111.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/550/20160831035111.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2031/Drive.on.Moscow.is.coming.to.PC.with.many.new.features! Thu, 31 Aug 2016 GMT 21st Panzer Division is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Hon-21PD_SLIT_HoN_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The hit <strong>Heroes of Normandie </strong>gets richer with the release of its latest DLC, <strong><a href="/products/642/details/Heroes.of.Normandie:.21st.Panzer.Division" target="_blank">21<sup>st</sup> Panzer Division</a>. </strong></p> <p> This expansion adds 20 new units, a new hero, several new unit abilities, new mechanics such as the firing arc, and more, all for the mighty Wehrmacht!</p> <p> <strong>Heroes of Normandie </strong>is an extremely fun game, a digital adaptation by the popular boardgame with the same name by Devil Pig Games. The developers Cat Rabbit are working hard to constantly improve the game and add more features: <strong>21<sup>st</sup> Panzer Division </strong>is yet another step in that direction.</p> <p> The expansion is now out on <a href="/products/642/details/Heroes.of.Normandie:.21st.Panzer.Division" target="_blank">our store</a>, on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com//app/502510" target="_blank">Steam</a> and on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heroes-of-normandie/id935248296?mt=8" target="_blank">iTunes</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Important: </strong>if you buy the game on our store you&rsquo;ll need to use the key we&rsquo;ll give you to activate the DLC from the Heroes of Normandie main menu.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2030/21st.Panzer.Division.is.out! Wed, 30 Aug 2016 GMT Tales of uncommon valor on Grogheads News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_OoBP-USM_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Grogheads has just started publishing a new exciting series of AARs on <strong><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/610/details/Order.of.Battle:.U.S..Marines." target="_blank">Order of Battle: U.S. Marines</a>. </strong>The first battle is Tanambogho and Tulagi.</p> <p> The author, Avery &quot;<em>Airboy</em>&quot; Abernethy, will play throughout all the campaign! How will he fare? Follow his accomplishments <a href="http://grogheads.com/?cat=201" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <p> And feel free to discuss and comment on the forum <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=264&amp;t=73697" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://grogheads.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/OOBUSMC-1-1-Campaign-Start.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://grogheads.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/OOBUSMC-1-1-Campaign-Start.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2029/Tales.of.uncommon.valor.on.Grogheads Wed, 30 Aug 2016 GMT Attention Wargamers! This post is for you! News; <p> This is a first (and experimental) post to see if we can spark some positive discussion about topics related to wargames and to help us better understand your views and opinions about stuff we care about. So here you go.</p> <p> Most of the time, wargames depict conflicts with surgical precision and analytical rigor. Nevertheless, they tend to focus only on the military (or close related) aspects. That&rsquo;s pretty self-evident, of course, as wargames are about war, after all. But we shall not forget the all conflicts are not a mere confrontation of brute force. Also, the more a conflict is controversial, the more it is difficult to show it exclusively from the military perspective.</p> <p> Where are the ethics, the politics, the personal relationships, the diplomatic struggles? Do we play war because of the strategic and tactical implications only and can we avoid any form of partisanship when a conflict is touching us closer? How do we look at the Vietnam war, for instance? And the Arab-Israeli conflicts?</p> <p> Since the main goal for a wargame should be the most realistic representation of a conflict, how should we tackle the most controversial ones? Is the &ldquo;100% military focus&rdquo; option the only one available? Or can other ways be attempted? Is there a perfect compromise?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Share your thoughts <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4140747" target="_blank">here!</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2028/Attention.Wargamers!.This.post.is.for.you!. Wed, 30 Aug 2016 GMT Polaris Sector: 1.05 patch and discount! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Polaris_Sector_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> Good-day spacefarers!</div> <div> We have big news for you!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/595/details/Polaris.Sector" target="_blank"><strong>Polaris Sector</strong></a>, one of the most intriguing 4x space games of the year, is updating to version 1.05!</div> <p> The developers have listened to the feedback by the community and have acted on it: this new version comes with many UI improvements, all suggested by the players! The developers keep patching the game and improving the gameplay, so keep providing your feedback please: we listen.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But it&#39;s not all, folks. The game is getting a really nice <strong>25% discount</strong> for the duration of the week! If you haven&#39;t tried it yet, now it&#39;s your chance. Don&#39;t miss it!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2027/Polaris.Sector:.1.05.patch.and.discount! Tue, 29 Aug 2016 GMT The tournaments are back! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BOTB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Are you ready for a new season of tournaments and online competitive play? We&rsquo;ll start with a tournament for <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/588/details/Battle.of.the.Bulge." target="_blank">Battle of the Bulge!</a></p> <p> 16 players, 3 rounds, <strong>one winner</strong>. What&rsquo;s the prize, you ask? The winner will receive a nice <strong>50 dollars voucher</strong> to spend on our store!</p> <p> Sign up <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/tournaments.asp" target="_blank">here!</a> The tournament will start in two weeks, the first round on <strong>Monday September 12<sup>th</sup></strong>. The second round will start one week later, on <strong>Monday September 19<sup>th</sup></strong>, and the third and final round will take place on <strong>Monday September 26<sup>th</sup></strong>.</p> <p> May the best strategist win!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><u>Attention:&nbsp;</u></strong>the tournament will follow our Tournaments system rules. Make sure to read how it works <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&amp;t=73680" target="_blank">here.</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2026/The.tournaments.are.back! Tue, 29 Aug 2016 GMT Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy is out on XBox One! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SHTVP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The game has had a tremendous amount of good press when it released on PC and iOS last year, but it took quite a while to upgrade the graphics and adapt the UI to the console systems. The whole concept of brining a deep PC strategy game is not easy to translate into practice. Ease-of-use and accessibility are key to the console players to enjoy games, but we made it!</p> <p> It&rsquo;s a game of 3D tactical space battles where players take part in the Second Contact War in a <strong>campaign with a branching story </strong>and <strong>over 60 missions</strong>. The game also allows to create own scenarios in <strong>skirmish mode battles</strong>. Orders are given during pause times of a perfectly balanced <strong>WEGO system</strong>, then players watch the results unfold in intriguing pausable real-time. There&rsquo;s a pretty <strong>extensive arsenal of crew abilities and assault class ships</strong>, making the game extremely varied.</p> <p> Fleets grow as the game progresses through strategic and tactical battles where players exploit the enemy&rsquo;s weaknesses with superior positioning and flanking maneuvers to inflict devastating damage.</p> <p> Get Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy on your XBox One <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/star-hammer-the-vanguard-prophecy/bvz0znk4rkmz" target="_blank">here</a>!&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>And it&#39;s not over: the game will also be released on PlayStation 4 on September 1st!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2025/Star.Hammer:.the.Vanguard.Prophecy.is.out.on.XBox.One! Sat, 26 Aug 2016 GMT A new DLC for Heroes of Normandie: the 21st Panzer Division is coming! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Hon-21PD_SLIT_HoN_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> There had been rumours circulating (well, it was even in the patch notes!): yes, a new DLC for <strong>Heroes of Normandie</strong> is coming, and yes, it&rsquo;s going to be amazing.</p> <p> Starting from August 30<sup>th</sup> you&rsquo;ll be able to lead the fearsome 21<sup>st</sup> Panzer Division and throw those yankees back into the sea from where they came. The expansion comes with 20 new units, a new hero, several new unit abilities, and much more!</p> <p> It will be released on <strong>August 30<sup>th</sup></strong> on PC and iOS.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Visit the <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/642/details/Heroes.of.Normandie:.21st.Panzer.Division" target="_blank">product page</a> for a more detailed list of features!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/642/20160825032312.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/642/20160825032312.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/642/20160825032217.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/642/20160825032217.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2024/A.new.DLC.for.Heroes.of.Normandie:.the.21st.Panzer.Division.is.coming! Fri, 25 Aug 2016 GMT Wars of Succession reveals its main art and opens for Beta! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WoS_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Developers from Ageod are very proud to reveal today the main art for their new project, <strong>Wars of Succession!</strong></p> <p> The game will allow you to take the lead of different Great Powers during the turmoil of two greatest wars of the early XVIII&deg; century. The <em>War of Spanish Succession (1701-1713) </em>pitting the French &amp; Spanish Bourbons monarchs against the Grand Alliance built by Austrian Habsburg, Britain and the United Provinces, andthe&nbsp;<em>Great Northern War (1700-1721</em>), between Sweden and Russia (and her allies), most of which focused around the succession of Poland.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="/products/637/details/Wars.of.Succession" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Ageod/WoS_Box_2D_800.jpg" style="width: 565px; height: 800px;" /></a></p> <p> <strong>But the good news are not over!</strong>The game has reached the <strong>Beta stage</strong>, and we invite all the players to join it and help us for the final touches!</p> <p> You can enlist signing <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=637" target="_blank">here!</a></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="/products/637/details/Wars.of.Succession" target="_blank">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2023/Wars.of.Succession.reveals.its.main.art.and.opens.for.Beta! Thu, 24 Aug 2016 GMT Star Hammer is coming to XBox One on August 26th! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SHTVP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy </strong>will hit your screens on XBox One this week, on <strong>Friday August 26th!</strong></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">The game, already available on PC and Mac, features exciting and deep tactical space battles in which your maneuvering ability will be hard tested. Play through the 60 missions long single player branching campaign or make your own battle with the skirmish mode! Employ your officers efficiently and manage your crew to reap optimal results on the battlefield. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of the many types of ship under your command! And show no hesitation, because space is unforgiving&hellip;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> Star Hammer&rsquo;s explosive gameplay has been ported to console, complete with a new interface and tweaks!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px; text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px; text-align: center;"> <strong>Watch the XBox Launch trailer!</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px; text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4CbMTAM78dU" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/192.168.22.91_Image_0.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/192.168.22.91_Image_0.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/192.168.22.127-20160714-0006.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/192.168.22.127-20160714-0006.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2022/Star.Hammer.is.coming.to.XBox.One.on.August.26th! Thu, 24 Aug 2016 GMT Command LIVE You Brexit, You Fix it is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_II_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> After decades of slow integration, Europe has to face a decisive turning point. British citizens have expressed their will to leave the Union, adding a new element of instability in a Continent already plagued by economic stagnation and pressed by multiple crisis.</p> <p> The unpredictability that has followed this event must not be underestimated in the short period.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/19fYvh3DGSg" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> While Europe is struggling to act as a whole, Russia is trying to turn this new geopolitical situation to its advantage.</p> <p> Even if weakened by western sanctions, Moscow has showed to the world to have the political will to pursue ambitious projects, despite high risks.</p> <p> The Baltic States have always been considered by the Russians as part of their historical Sphere of Influence, and several thousands of troops have been already deployed in the region to conduct extensive military exercises.</p> <p> Maybe this is the right moment to take advantage of Europe&rsquo;s lack of cohesion and deliver a surgical &ndash; but devastating &ndash; blow to NATO?</p> <p> <strong>Play history as it happens in the second episode from the <em>Command LIVE</em> series!</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/640/details/Command.Live:.You.Brexit,.You.Fix.it!" target="_blank"><strong>You Brexit, You Fix it!&nbsp;</strong></a>is military strategy at his finest, featuring two playable factions &ndash; NATO countries and allies against the Russian Federation &ndash; fighting a highly technological war!</p> <p> Expect intense air and naval combats, and the deployment of some of the most modern equipment in use: F-22 &amp; Eurofighter Typhoon featured fighting side by side, the Russian SS-26 Iskander Short Range Ballistic Missile system, S-400 SAMs, SM-3 - Theater Ballistic Missile Defense missiles as well as some of the newest and most capable ships in NATO and the Russian Federation inventory.</p> <p> The game is an expansion for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/483/details/Command:.Modern.Air.Naval.Operations.Wargame.of.the.Year.Edition" target="_blank"><em>Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations</em></a>&nbsp;and require the base game to be played.</p> <p> <em>Command: Live &ndash; You Brexit, You Fix it is also available on</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/497611/" target="_blank"><em>Steam</em></a><em>! Liked the game? Leave a review!&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/Command Live Issue 2.pdf"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/Command Live 2 Newspaper.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;" /></a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2021/Command.LIVE.You.Brexit,.You.Fix.it.is.out! Tue, 22 Aug 2016 GMT The WAAAGH! Is here... Da Orks is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40KDO_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon &ndash; Da Orks is out on <a href="/products/628/details/Warhammer40,000:Armageddon-DaOrks" target="_blank">PC</a>, &nbsp;<a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/455340/" target="_blank">S</a><a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/455340/" target="_blank">team</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/warhammer-40-000-armageddon/id1108906299?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS!</a> </strong></p> <p> Following the huge success of <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon</strong> and <strong>its long series of DLCs</strong>, we return to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, offering a whole new take on the 2<sup>nd</sup> War for Armageddon.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In this new <strong>stand-alone game </strong>you will lead the <strong>iconic Orks</strong> through <strong>a long campaign</strong> split in <strong>three different acts. </strong>Fight side by side with the mighty warlord <strong>Ghazghkull Thraka </strong><strong>and command </strong><strong>over 150 different types of units from a list of over 400</strong><strong>, to form </strong><strong>the largest unit roster ever seen in a Warhammer 40,000 videogame</strong><strong>. </strong></p> <p> Overrun the forces of the Imperium with <strong>swarms of squigs</strong>, employ mechanized warfare and make use of the might of the <strong>Gutrippa&nbsp;</strong>and the <strong>Bonebreaka, </strong>or crush your enemy with the sheer brute force of the <strong>Morkanaut </strong>and <strong>Gorkanaut</strong><strong>! </strong>Orks can also<strong> </strong><strong>capture imperial tanks and vehicles</strong> and use them against their former owners. Like in Armageddon, <strong>units are carried over between scenarios&nbsp;and </strong><strong>can be upgraded with new equipment and weapons</strong><strong>.</strong></p> <p> Sporting a<strong> new, revamped look for the UI </strong>and a<strong> whole new tutorial featuring the rise of </strong><strong>Ghazghkull Thraka</strong><strong>, </strong>the game offers a truly immersive orkish experience and recounts the <strong>story of </strong><strong>Ghazghkull Thraka&nbsp;</strong>and his lieutenants from an original perspective.<strong> </strong>You will need to employ<strong> </strong><strong>radically different tactics when commanding Orks</strong> compared to the might of Imperium.</p> <p> The game features a brand new <strong>multiplayer skirmish mode </strong>through which it&rsquo;s possible to select the map, customize multiple factions per side, set army size and troop availability, set victory conditions and turn times and more <strong>to generate and endless supply of scenarios! </strong>You will be able to lead up to <strong>five different factions </strong>from the Warhammer 40,000 universe and make use of the <strong>cross platform system </strong>to play on PBEM against PC and iOS players alike.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Check some of the new units!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Da Orks/Horizon_06.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Da Orks/Horizon_07.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 288px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>(click on the image for a better resolution)</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2020/The.WAAAGH!.Is.here....Da.Orks.is.out! Fri, 18 Aug 2016 GMT Command Live News Report! Video Reportage! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_II_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Time has come for another reportage from our Command Live News team on the ground!</p> <p> How the Brexit referendum will impact on the quintessential Western collective defense, the North Atlantic Alliance?</p> <p> Are the rumors of a Russian mobilization in the east confirmed? And how much effective would be a European countermove?&nbsp;</p> <p> Watch the Video Reportage below and find the answers!</p> <p> <strong><a href="/products/640/details/Command.Live:.You.Brexit%2C.You.Fix.it!" target="_blank">Command LIVE: You Brexit, You Fix it</a> will be available on August, 23<sup>rd</sup>!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/19fYvh3DGSg" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2019/Command.Live.News.Report!.Video.Reportage! Thu, 17 Aug 2016 GMT Da Orks - Check the new screenshots! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40KDO_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello everyone! We are releasing a new set of screenshots to display our upcoming stand-alone game,<strong> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> They show some of the many new units as well as the brand new Skirmish mode!</p> <p> The game is being released <strong>tomorrow!&nbsp;</strong>Are you ready for the WAAAGH!?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>(Cick on the screens for a better resolution)</em></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_01.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_01.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_02.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_03.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_03.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_04.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_04.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_05.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/W40kDaOrks_Screenshot_iPadPro_05.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2017/Da.Orks.-.Check.the.new.screenshots! Thu, 17 Aug 2016 GMT Strategic Command Blog Post #2: 'Artificial Intelligence' News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SC_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> In 2002, the original&nbsp;<em>Strategic Command</em>&nbsp;game was a relatively simple construct. With a limited rule set and a much smaller 62x37 map of approximately 2300 hexes, the requirements for the AI were not necessarily trivial, but in general terms, they were straightforward.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> Fast forward to today, and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe" style="color: rgb(204, 102, 0);" target="_blank"><em>Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe</em></a></strong>&nbsp;has been expanded into a modifiable hexagonal game engine allowing map sizes of up to 512x512 or 262,144 hexes!</p> <p> <strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">Quality vs. Speed</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/StrategicCommand/Blog_AI_Material/graphic.png" style="width: 563px; height: 316px;" /></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> While it is simpler to have the AI identify targets, calculate optimal results and movement paths on smaller maps, any inefficient AI algorithms can unfortunately reveal themselves to be serious time wasting problems once the map grows up to 100 times larger. Often, the only solution to these problems is a sacrifice in AI quality in order to improve the duration or calculation speed of each AI turn.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> While some sacrifices invariably need to be made, a significant reduction in AI quality was never on our acceptable radar.&nbsp; This ultimately led to an overhaul and rethink of the&nbsp;<em>Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe</em>&nbsp;AI in order to address the issue of quality vs. speed. &nbsp;</p> <h1 style="text-align: center;"> <em>Read the full entry&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/SC/Blog_2.asp" target="_blank">here</a></em></h1> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2016/Strategic.Command.Blog.Post.#2:.'Artificial.Intelligence' Fri, 11 Aug 2016 GMT Command LIVE: You Brexit, You Fix it - Geopolitical Analysis! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_II_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We have received from the Command LIVE News Report editorial team their second dispatch, and as expected, this time is entirely focused on the <strong>Brexit situation!</strong></p> <p> <strong>A truly in-depth analysis</strong>, essential to better understand the military implications for NATO and Europe after this extremely important referendum.</p> <p> Stay tuned for further updates! Get more information about&nbsp;<strong>You Brexit, You Fix it&nbsp;</strong>from its official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/640/details/Command.Live:.You.Brexit%2C.You.Fix.it!" target="_blank">product page!</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/Command Live Issue 2.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/Command Live 2 Newspaper.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2015/Command.LIVE:.You.Brexit,.You.Fix.it.-.Geopolitical.Analysis! Thu, 10 Aug 2016 GMT Command LIVE: You Brexit, You Fix it! - New screenshots released! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_II_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello everyone! We are releasing a few new screenshots showing the new exclusive DLC for <strong>Command: Modern Naval Air Operations</strong>, <strong>You Brexit, You Fix it!</strong></p> <p> The expansion is the second episode of the innovative series <strong>Command Live, &nbsp;</strong>which goal is to represent contemporary events as they happen as well as what-if scenarios.</p> <p> In <strong>You Brexit, you Fix it! </strong>Russia takes advantage of turmoil in Europe following the Brexit to make a move on the Baltic states. Will Putin&#39;s gamble be successful? Or will NATO manage to answer in a decisive manner?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (Click on the screenshots for a better resolution)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CMANO/01.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CMANO/01.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CMANO/02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CMANO/02.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CMANO/03.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CMANO/03.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CMANO/06.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CMANO/06.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2013/Command.LIVE:.You.Brexit,.You.Fix.it!.-.New.screenshots.released! Fri, 4 Aug 2016 GMT A Sengoku Jidai: Gempei Kassen AAR News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SJ-GK_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Jayson NG, one of the developers of the new, upcoming DLC for Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun, has written an AAR to show us what this new expansion is all about! We hope you&#39;ll enjoy it.</em></p> <p> The Gempei War started in 1180 when Taira no Kiyomori placed his grandson, Antoku, on the imperial throne after deposing Emperor Takakura.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Minamoto lords then rose up to oppose this political move.</p> <p> Warfare during the late Heian period was quite different from the period of warring states 300 years later.&nbsp; During this time, the samurai were mainly mounted archers but they would also fight on foot in their heavy and boxy &#332;-yoroi armour.&nbsp; The supporting ashigaru wore less armour than their Sengoku era counterparts.&nbsp; Because shock cavalry was non-existent, their main weapon was the naginata polarm instead of the yari spear.&nbsp; There were ashigaru units armed with bows too. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gempei/1.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 427px;" /></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>Illustrated Story of Night Attack on Yoshitsune&#39;s Residence At Horikawa, 16th Century</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p> In the following AAR, I took command of 7,000 Taira troops against 11,000 Minamoto warriors in open battle (skirmish mode).&nbsp; The terrain is pretty open with a town and temple, flanked by fields, in the centre.&nbsp; On my right is a forest.&nbsp; There is nothing in the terrain that will greatly influence my tactics.&nbsp; For my optional troops, I chose to bring more naginata armed ashigaru and some samurai (mounted and foot).&nbsp; I do not foresee a large number of opposing cavalry so I opted to purchase more melee than bow infantry.&nbsp; Bows are good weapons against cavalry due to the rate of fire but the samurai armour would partially reduce the damage potential.&nbsp; Just like the early Sengoku era, all foot units are classed as warriors during this time.&nbsp; This gives them less problems with mobility and terrain so the paddy fields won&rsquo;t be a problem.&nbsp; Since they don&rsquo;t require to fight in formation, they are able to charge cavalry at will.&nbsp; &nbsp;But bow cavalry can choose to evade a melee engagement...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>You can continue reading the AAR on the forum <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=421&amp;t=73372" target="_blank">here!</a></strong></p> </div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2012/A.Sengoku.Jidai:.Gempei.Kassen.AAR Fri, 4 Aug 2016 GMT Ageod lands on Bundle Stars! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CWII-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Excellent news! We are happy to announce a huge list of excellent strategy titles from Ageod will be sold on Bundle Stars at a very special discount price!</p> <p> Ranging from the Ancient Rome to World War I, those titles cannot be missed in every strategy library!</p> <p> Brace yourselves! This opportunity ends August, 8<sup>th</sup>!</p> <p> To redeem the Steam Keys you have only to follow <a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/grand-master-bundle" target="_blank">this link!</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 1 - $2.49</strong></p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alea Jacta Est</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alea Jacta Est Cantabrian Wars</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alea Jacta Est Spartacus 73 BC</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alea Jacta Est Birth of Rome</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alea Jacta Est Parthian Wars</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pride of Nations</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pride of Nations American Civil War 1862</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pride of Nations: Spanish &ndash; American Civil War 1898</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pride of Nations: The Franco- Prussian War 1870</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pride of Nations: The Scramble for Africa</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 2 - $4.99</strong></p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Civil War II</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Civil War II: The Bloody Road South</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Revolution Under Siege Gold</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rise pf Prussia Gold</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 3 - $6.99</strong></p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To End All Wars</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To End All Wars &ndash; Breaking the Deadlock</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thirty Years&rsquo; War</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If you are of a mind to save don&rsquo;t miss this amazing offer</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2011/Ageod.lands.on.Bundle.Stars! Thu, 3 Aug 2016 GMT The Hour of the Wolf is nearing! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> <b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach</span></b><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"> brings you to a dark era of carnage and endless war. One of Imperium&rsquo;s fiercest enemies, Grukk Face-Rippa, leads his Red Waaagh! in the Sanctus Reach system. Worlds after worlds fall to billions of Orks, until <i>only one last planet resists the green tide: the Knight World of Alaric Prime. </i>This is where a brave company of Space Wolves makes its stand to defend the last bastion of mankind in the system.</span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LTdfyjk1J6o" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">After the successful launch of Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon, Slitherine and Games Workshop renew their association to offer a brand new, 3D turn-based strategy game set in the Sanctus Reach. Featuring some of the most iconic races and characters from the Warhammer 40,000, Sanctus Reach is a fan beloved campaign and story from the universe.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Standard"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;<i>Teaming up with Games Workshop for this thrilling project is testament of how well the partnership has worked out on Armageddon</i>&rdquo;, says Iain McNeil, Development Director at Slitherine. &ldquo;<i>Straylight are a very promising new development team that we are proud to work with. They bring not only passion and dedication, but a great deal of knowledge of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and that is an invaluable asset</i>&rdquo;.</span></p> <p class="Standard"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The game is being developed by new born Scotland-based team Straylight Entertainment and will release before the end of 2016. This is the first game to be published using the brand <b>new Archon engine</b>, developed in house by Slitherine and made available to a number of its developers.</span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Standard"> &nbsp;</p> <p> For more information please visit the game&rsquo;s <a href="/products/634/details/Warhammer.40,000:.Sanctus.Reach" target="_blank"><u>product page</u></a>. The game is also going to be available on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/502370/" target="_blank"><u>Steam</u></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> And if you want to be part of the beta, don&rsquo;t forget to apply <u><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=634" target="_blank">here</a>!</u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <u><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/634/20160801042718.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/634/20160801042718.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 353px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></a></u></p> <p> <u><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/634/20160801042722.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/634/20160801042722.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 353px;" /></a></u></p> <p> <u><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/634/20160802030310.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/634/20160802030310.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></a></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2010/The.Hour.of.the.Wolf.is.nearing! 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