Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 26 JAN 2015 05:43 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Deal of the Week Decisive Campaigns: Blitzkrieg News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TBFWTP-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today the beloved Deal of the Week series makes a return with Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris! This historically accurate wargame lets you take part in the early battles of World War 2, as the Werhmacht&rsquo;s Blitzkrieg tactics were unleashed on Poland, France and the Low Countries. Celebrating the Steam release of this in-depth strategy title, we are giving you a 50% discount this week!</p> <p> The development team behind the award-winning game&nbsp;Advanced Tactics: World War II&nbsp;is back with a new and improved game engine that focuses on the decisive early days of World War II!&nbsp;Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris&nbsp;is the first in an innovative series of operational World War II wargames that also include a strategic element.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris&nbsp;simulates Germany&rsquo;s military successes in Poland and France in 1939 and 1940 (including also a hypothetical &ldquo;Sea Lion&rdquo; invasion of Great Britain if you do well enough).</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1Br9qXu">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1584/Deal.of.the.Week..Decisive.Campaigns:.Blitzkrieg Tue, 26 Jan 2015 GMT Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg gets a Steam release! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TBFWTP-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;But the cure for most obstacles is, Be Decisive&rdquo; </em>(George Weinberg &ndash; American Psychologist)</p> <p> 1939-1940: The war machine is released. Plans for the invasion of Poland and Western countries have been carefully prepared by the German commanders. But the Wehrmacht effectiveness is still not proved and its opponents have some serious military assets. Speed and surprise are key success factors that armchair generals will have to master to seize Warsaw, Paris, and London &hellip; or the German troops will be sent packing back to Berlin!</p> <p> Since its first release, the game has benefited from regular and in-depth support from the developers. Today, the game is reaching a new level with a release on the Steam platform, and we are very excited to be able to show this classic strategy title to a whole new audience!</p> <p> <strong>In order to celebrate this important milestone, we are offering a 50% discount during the week of the launch!</strong>We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store. All they have to do is register their serial <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/login?return_url=/my_page/steam_serials">here</a>.</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris</em>from the official Steam <a href="http://bit.ly/1Jdc5aP">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1583/Decisive.Campaigns:.The.Blitzkrieg.gets.a.Steam.release! Fri, 22 Jan 2015 GMT Pike & Shot Twitch Let's Play News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_PaS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <span class="fsl">Join us Wednesday at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC / 14:00 EST) as we start off the first of a Let&#39;s Play series for Pike &amp; Shot! Pike &amp; Shot was the surprise hit of 2014, bringing together engaging and clever gameplay with a setting that is overlooked all too often. This is a turn-based gem you cannot miss!&nbsp;</span></p> <p> During the series we will be playing all the scenarios in order, giving you the chance to witness the full scope of content in the game, as well as the option to share strategies and tactics for specific problems. In addition, the series will give Surtur the chance to hone (actually, to built up) his skills as a field commander.</p> <p> The Stream will be live <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup">here</a>&nbsp;at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC / 14:00 EST)<br /> <br /> Click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/537/details/Pike.&amp;.Shot">here</a> for more information on Pike &amp; Shot:<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1582/.Pike.&.Shot.Twitch.Let's.Play Wed, 20 Jan 2015 GMT To End All Wars Twitch Stream and Announcement! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> This Wednesday we are kicking of the 2015 weekly Twitch streaming sessions with To End All Wars, one of the biggest and most accurate World War One wargames ever created! During this streaming session, Surtur will be playing the game, explaining basic gameplay mechanics to new players. The Ageod developers will also be present during the stream, ready to take on every question you might have.</p> <p> But that is not all! For we will also be <strong>announcing something completely new</strong> for To End All Wars! So be sure to tune in and find out!</p> <p> The Stream will be live on the official <a href="http://bit.ly/RqB5FT">Slitherine Group Twitch Channel</a> at 20:00 CET / 19:00 UTC / 14:00 EST.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1581/To.End.All.Wars.Twitch.Stream.and.Announcement!. Wed, 13 Jan 2015 GMT Vietnam 65 Announced and in Beta! News; <p style="text-align:justify"> <em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&quot;No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.&rdquo; </span></em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">(Richard Nixon &ndash; former US President)</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Early 1965 &ndash; Regular US military units are deployed on Vietnamese soil. The American government sends massive support to South Vietnam to prevent the Viet Cong forces from the North unifying the entire country under the Communist banner. This Cold War conflict was not only fought with classic weapons, but also with unconventional tactics in order to gain support from civilians.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Vietnam &rsquo;65</span></em><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">, the new game developed by <em>Every Single Soldier</em>, aims to capture this unique warfare duality. This is why the your main task is not to crush yout opponent as you usually do in other strategy games, but to win the hearts and minds of the local population! Your main focus will be to plan and execute counter-insurgency operations so that you will prevent villages falling under Viet Cong influence. Thanks to a refined AI and a randomly generated campaign map, you should be ready to face tough and surprising challenges!</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">This atypical multiplatform tactical game is now ready to enter the beta phase on both PC and iPad; and we invite players to help us test it! By signing up for the beta, players will have a chance to be selected to be one of the lucky few who will be able experience </span><em style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Vietnam &rsquo;65 </em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;before release and help us with the final touches, ensuring a smooth release later this year.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Players can sign up for the beta by clicking <a href="http://bit.ly/1fHcTZG">here</a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Get more information on <em>Vietnam &lsquo;65</em> from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1BTMIbF">PC</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/1FLedrY">iPad</a> product pages.<o:p></o:p></span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1580/Vietnam.65.Announced.and.in.Beta! Tue, 12 Jan 2015 GMT War in the West gets its first update! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Following the successful launch of Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West earlier this month, we are happy to announce that the first update is now available, bringing the game to version 1.00.08. This patch contains a number of significant rule changes for campaign logic, as well as for the air model and various other parts of the game. In addition, the update provides you with several interface improvements and of course the priority issues have been fixed. 2by3 Games has put in some hard work to get this first update out before the holidays and we hope you will enjoy the changes as much as we do!&nbsp;</p> <p> Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West 1943-45is the most ambitious and detailed computer wargame on the Western Front of World War II ever made.&nbsp; Starting with the Summer 1943 invasions of Sicily and Italy and proceeding through the invasions of France and the drive into Germany,&nbsp;War in the West&nbsp;brings you all the Allied campaigns in Western Europe and the capability to re-fight the Western Front according to your plan.</p> <p> The full changelog can be found <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3764210&amp;mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#3764210">here</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/WarInTheWest/WarInTheWest-UpdateComp-v108.zip">here</a> to download the patch, or use the automatic update tool.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1orFo2Q">here</a> to find out more about War in the West.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1579/War.in.the.West.gets.its.first.update! Sat, 19 Dec 2014 GMT Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm version 2.08 is now available! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FPRSPE_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Just in time for the holidays the hardworking lads over at On Target Simulations present you with a new update for <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm</em>, the award-winning wargame set during the cold war. This patch brings a number of balance improvements, enhancements and fixes. The continuous development of <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm</em> would not have been possible without the valuable feedback and ideas from the community. Thanks all!&nbsp;</p> <p> In Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm, you are the commander of either NATO or Soviet forces locked in battle on the ground in 1980&rsquo;s Central Europe. &nbsp;As commander, it is your task to provide the battle plan orders to your units. You need to know your mission objectives, strength and weakness of both your forces and you enemy, lay of the land, weather, and time of day in order to come out on the winning end. Your crews will do their best to follow your orders and execute the plan, but in war, no plan survives first contact. You will need to think on the fly and adjust to the ever changing flow of battle.</p> <p> The full changelog for version 2.08 can be found in the &ldquo;What&rsquo;s New&rdquo; document, located <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/WhatsNew.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;Click <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/FlashpointCampaignsRedStorm/FlashpointRedstorm-UpdateComp-v2081.zip">here</a> to grab the patch or use the update tool. The Steam version of the game will be updated automatically.</p> <p> You can learn more Flashpoint Campaigns from its <a href="http://bit.ly/1oxgRXO">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1577/Flashpoint.Campaigns:.Red.Storm.version.2.08.is.now.available! Sat, 19 Dec 2014 GMT Command gets huge update! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_CMANO_WOTY_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> In the spirit of the coming Christmas holidays, the restless developers at WarfareSims have unleashed an Arc-Light strike with a new huge free update for <em>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</em>, continuing their support to this deep military simulation. With this update, the players have been given some great tools to keep them occupied during the winter! <em>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</em> was already lauded for its technical accuracy, attention to detail, gameplay flexibility and its powerful integrated editor and <strong>version 1.06 really takes it to the next level</strong>.</p> <p> The new update brings two great boons to airwar enthusiasts, and an a-bomb for modders and scenario creators.</p> <p> <strong>Surge and Quick-Turnaround air operations </strong>allow players to faithfully recreate the frantic tempo of historical operations like the Six-Day War or the first nights of Desert Storm (or apply the same sortie rates on their own hypothetical conflicts), while also having to deal with the inevitable punishing wear and tear on both crews and airframes that this relentless pace enforces. The faithful depiction of the critical choice between sustained or &ldquo;surge&rdquo; rates is <strong>a first for any unclassified strategy/wargaming title</strong> on the market and pushes Command into the arena of hardcore flight simulators.</p> <p> At the same time, <strong>customizable unit-level proficiency settings </strong>allow scenario creators to model both hard-seasoned eagles and green nuggets on the same side, even down to the same squadron. The effects of unit proficiency are also even more amplified than before, and veteran or ace operators now have decisive advantages over their less experienced counterparts. So now not only do you have to manage and favorably arrange the hardware, but the people too. How do you know your crews are entering battle with a vastly more proficient enemy? Maybe your briefing will tell you&hellip;. or maybe you&rsquo;ll find out the hard way.</p> <p> The third, and perhaps the most far-reaching improvement is <strong>the integration of the popular Lua scripting language right into the scenario editor, </strong>allowing unprecedented (indeed, undreamed of) levels of editing power and flexibility! Amongst other things, the use of Lua scripting allows players to write their own mission scripts, swap units between missions, place new units on either specific or random locations, set a wide range of unit properties, change the Doctrine/RoE settings during the course of the scenario as response to events happening (or not), and much more.</p> <p> Of course there is a lot more to this update, including interface, AI &amp; mechanics improvements and gameplay additions. The list here is so long, that the document containing the full list of changes is over 53(!) pages long.</p> <p> All combined, these updates takes some of the features of <em>Command </em>that players love the most &ndash; such as attention to realism, vast amount of detail and the freedom to set up scenarios as you wish &ndash; and took them to the next level. All of this means that version 1.06 marks another key point in the continues improvement of <em>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</em>.</p> <p> The patch will be downloaded automatically for those who use the Steam version of the game. Everyone else can grab the patch by launching the updater tool, or by clicking <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/CommandModernAirNavalOperations/CommandModernAirNavalOperations-UpdateComp-v1061.zip">here</a>.</p> <p> Check the full list of changes by <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/CommandPatchEBOOK.pdf">reading the pdf file online</a>.</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</em> from its <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/483/details/Command:ModernAirNavalOperations">official product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1576/Command.gets.huge.update! Thu, 17 Dec 2014 GMT Order of Battle: Pacific Featured on Weekly Streaming Session News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_OoBP_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Join us this Wednesday as we give you a preview of Order of Battle: Pacific, our upcoming game by the Artistocrats. Order of Battle: Pacific is a beautiful looking turn-based strategy game set during the Pacific War, where you have to take control of land, sea and air forces in order to seize victory and proceed through the two campaigns.</p> <p> This stream will be the first time that we show you some live gameplay footage, so be sure to tune in! During the live playing session, we will be showing you one of the many scenarios that come with the game and explain the basics of the game mechanics.</p> <p> So join us <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup">here</a> Wenesday the 17th at 20:00 CET/ 14:00 EST.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1575/Order.of.Battle:.Pacific.Featured.on.Weekly.Streaming.Session Tue, 15 Dec 2014 GMT A new fight for Battle Academy! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BA-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Praised by both computer and tablet owners, <em>Battle Academy</em> is now launching an assault on a brand new platform with its release on XBOX 360!&nbsp;</p> <p> The team at Slitherine has worked hard to adapt the controls to the XBOX 360 controller and ensure a smooth tactical experience to console players. We are very excited to show this innovative strategy game to a whole new audience. And it&rsquo;s further proof of our commitment to deliver top strategy games on all gaming devices!</p> <p> XBOX 360 players will be delighted to learn that the version of <em>Battle Academy</em> they can get access is the <strong>Ultimate Edition</strong> that includes the main game and all 6 expansions! With 9 epic WW2 campaigns, more than 90 unique battles, over 200 units from 7 different nations, and deep game mechanics, <em>Battle Academy</em> is going to charm all the fans of strategy games on XBOX 360!</p> <p> Click <a href="http://slitherine.com/games/ba_x360">here</a> to get more information about the game on XBOX 360.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon//Art/BattleAcademy/Controller.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 296px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1574/A.new.fight.for.Battle.Academy! Sat, 12 Dec 2014 GMT Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager is out for Mac! News; <p> We have just made the <a href="http://bit.ly/1r87Bu5" target="_blank"><strong>Mac version</strong></a> of <strong>Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager</strong> available in all our stores.</p> <p> The guys at Polar Motion have worked hard to deliver the game in time for Christmas and it&#39;s just been frantic over the last few days to finish up testing, but they made it!<br /> <br /> So anyone with a Mac can now enjoy the challenge of racing to the moon. Acclaimed by the press and praised by the fans, Space Program Manager has been a surprise hit at release and players have been asking loudly for a Mac version.<br /> <br /> We also decided to extend the length of the <a href="http://bit.ly/1D6hJqf" target="_blank">contest to win</a> great prizes to allow new Mac owners to enter, but there are only few day left to do that. Only players entering the contest before December 31st will be taking part in the final pool of participants.<br /> <br /> Get it now on <a href="http://bit.ly/1r87Bu5" target="_blank">here </a>or on <a href="http://bit.ly/1pt5Fsw" target="_blank">Steam</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1572/Buzz.Aldrin's.Space.Program.Manager.is.out.for.Mac! Tue, 8 Dec 2014 GMT The definitive wargame of the Western Front is out now! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p style="text-align:justify"> <em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;&ldquo;The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield...We must stop him in the water...destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat.&rdquo; </span></em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">(Erwin Rommel &ndash; German Field Marshal)</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">4 years after the release of <em>War in the East</em>, Gary Grigsby is moving the action to the Western Front with his new grand operational/strategy masterpiece: <em>War in the West</em>! In this monster wargame, players will take command of both Allied and Axis forces and relive the biggest operations in Italy, France, The Netherlands, and the other main battlefields.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Renowned developer 2by3 Games has used all its talent and experience to create a deep historical simulation with an incredible level of realism. Order of Battle, logistics, air war, weather, terrain features&hellip; all of the ingredients that made this front unique are included in this wargame, and players can dig into all the details to make their plans come together. To help you get up to speed, five video tutorials and a Player&rsquo;s Handbook along with introductory scenarios complement the full game manual and grand campaigns. Defeating the German army or defending the Atlantic Wall is a very challenging task, and both players and AI have multiple assets and possibilities to rewrite history&hellip; forever!</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&ldquo;<em>It has always been a pleasure and an honor to work together with Gary and Joel and the entire 2by3 Games team.&nbsp; They have surpassed themselves with War in the West, which gives wargamers what is by far the best rendition to date of the entire Western Front from 1943 on, with all the strategic decisions that entails for either side.&nbsp; This is a game that rich with history, deep in strategy, keeps both sides guessing and never plays the same way twice!</em>&rdquo;, said Erik Rutins, Director of Product Development at Matrix Games.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The game features 3 main campaigns and 7 smaller scenarios for a comprehensive coverage of combat in Western Europe between July 1943 and mid 1945:</span></p> <ul> <li> 1943 Campaign - 109 turns</li> <li> 1944 Campaign (May Start) &ndash; 64 turns</li> <li> 1944 Campaign (D-Day Start) &ndash; 62 turns</li> <li> Air Campaign &ndash; 4 turns</li> <li> Operation Husky &ndash; 7 turns</li> <li> Salerno to Rome 43-44 (starting with Operation Avalanche)&ndash; 42 turns/multiplayer only</li> <li> Battleground Italy &ndash; 95 turns</li> <li> Breakout and Pursuit (starting with Operation Cobra) &ndash; 11 turns</li> <li> Westwall (starting with Operation Market Garden) &ndash; 12 turns</li> <li> Bulge to the Rhine (starting with The Battle of the Bulge) &ndash;12 turns</li> </ul> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Today we are very excited to announced that <strong>the game is finally available on the Matrix Games Online Store</strong>! Such a game deserved a special treatment in terms of packaging so connoisseurs of beautiful objects will be pleased to know that the physical edition of the game <strong>comes with an impressive hardbound color printed manual of more than 300 pages</strong>!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">For holiday shoppers, please note that we expect the physical copies to start shipping out on December 16<sup>th</sup>.</span></strong></p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1orFo2Q">here</a> for more information on <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West</em>.&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/72hLRWGO9Hw" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1571/The.definitive.wargame.of.the.Western.Front.is.out.now!.. Fri, 4 Dec 2014 GMT War in the West gets teaser trailer and Twitch Stream! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> War in the West is coming in just two days! We have already shared with you a wealth of information on the game, as the guys from 2by3 Games have been answering your questions on the forums and we have also released to AARs to show you some of the gameplay. But there is more!</p> <p> Tomorrow on 20:00 CET/ 14:00 EST, we will be playing a scenario live for all to watch! This will be the ultimate possibility to get familiar with the game and see some actual gameplay in progress! During the stream, we will cover the basics of the gameplay, as well as some of the new major features in the game.&nbsp;</p> <p> To get you in the mood, we have also prepared a trailer, made of authentic World War II footage! Watch it here to get a taste of the war on the Western Front!</p> <p> The live stream will be live <a href="http://bit.ly/RqB5FT">here</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1orFo2Q">here</a> for more information on War in the Wesr.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/72hLRWGO9Hw" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1569/War.in.the.West.gets.teaser.trailer.and.Twitch.Stream! Wed, 2 Dec 2014 GMT New Preview AAR for War in the West! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> War in the East veterans Shermanny and Mike play the 1944 campaign for the upcoming War in the West (starting in May) . Shermanny prepared an in-depth AAR, showing you the Allied perspective of the campaign as he lays out his strategy and prepares to push the Germans back. At the start of the game, the Allies are pushing hard into Italy, while at the same time the preparations for the invasion of France were well underway.&nbsp;</p> <p> Will the Allies succeed in Normandy and continue into Germany? Or will the Axis hold the line and prevent a total defeat? Click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3747844">here</a> to find out in this illustrated AAR.</p> <p> War in the West&nbsp; is releasing on the 4<sup>th</sup> of December! Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1orFo2Q">here</a>&nbsp;for more information.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1568/New.Preview.AAR.for.War.in.the.West! Tue, 1 Dec 2014 GMT War in the West Manual preview News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We already announced that the manual of War in the West will conquer your bookshelf! And today we are following up on this by showing you an exclusive sneak peek into the manual. The Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West manual will come in the form of a hardbound book made of the best quality and with high resolution images and illustrations!</p> <p> The full manual will explain all gameplay rules and design choices and will include valuable gameplay advice. In addition, it will be printed in full color and contain high quality illustrations to complement the text. By using this book to your advantage, you will be in the best possible position to win the War in the West!&nbsp;</p> <p> Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West 1943-45 is the most ambitious and detailed computer wargame on the Western Front of World War II ever made.&nbsp; Starting with the Summer 1943 invasions of Sicily and Italy and proceeding through the invasions of France and the drive into Germany,&nbsp;War in the West&nbsp;brings you all the Allied campaigns in Western Europe and the capability to re-fight the Western Front according to your plan.</p> <p> You can find the manual excerpt <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/WarintheWestmanualPREVIEW.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1orFo2Q">here</a>to learn more about War in the East.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1566/War.in.the.West.Manual.preview Fri, 27 Nov 2014 GMT The fight for Armageddon begins! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_W40KA_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is now available!&nbsp;</p> <p> A massive Space Hulk is drifting towards Armageddon with a fearsome Ork army on board. Led by the infamous and megalomaniacal Ork Warlord of Waaagh! Ghazghkull, the Orks are prepared to land on the planet and invade this precious Imperial Hive World. This colossal conflict for dominance of the planet is known as the Second War for Armageddon! In <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon</em>, you have the opportunity to relive this epic fight between the Orks and Imperial forces including the troops of the Armageddon Steel Legion and three chapters of Spaces Marines: the Salamanders, Blood Angels and Ultramarines.</p> <p> Today we are overjoyed to announce that the game is finally released and available on both our sites and Steam! In this hex-based, turn-based strategy game developed by Flashback Games and The Lordz Games Studio, players will fight alongside iconic characters such as Commander Yarrick and Lord Dante to repel the Ork invasion, protect the hives, and eventually liberate the planet from this perfidious alien attack. But the Orks are well equipped and hard-boiled soldiers, therefore only those commanders able to expertly combine their units, take advantage of their special traits and abilities, and understand the assets and dangers of their environment will have a chance to save Armageddon! &nbsp;</p> <p> Thanks to its epic story-driven campaign with more than 30 scenarios, over 300 unit types, a multiplayer mode in which players can command both Ork and Imperial forces, and a powerful map editor, fans of Warhammer 40,000 should prepare themselves for a long and heroic journey across the surface of Armageddon!</p> <p> <strong>We are offering a $10 discount to the early adopters during the week of the launch!&nbsp;</strong>We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store. You can grab your steam key by registering your copy <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a> (Slitherine account required).&nbsp;</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon </em>from the official&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1tsNGUd">website</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/U86UkGNOPHo" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1565/The.fight.for.Armageddon.begins!. Thu, 26 Nov 2014 GMT The Matrix Holiday sales are starting today! News; <p> <em>&ldquo;I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.&rdquo; </em>(Bo Bennet)</p> <p> Trees are shedding their leaves, coldness is back and daylight is decreasing a bit more every day. There is no doubt, winter is coming! But a light shines in the dark with the launch of the Holiday Sale on both the Slitherine and Matrix Games sites!</p> <p> So it&rsquo;s time for players to put another log in their fireplace and grab outstanding games at a discounted price! Winter is a long season and provides lots of gaming sessions so it&rsquo;s not the moment to be short of good games! Therefore, wargamers and strategy enthusiasts alike will be ecstatic to know <strong>that we offer discounts on most of our catalog from today till January 11<sup>th</sup>!</strong></p> <p> The list of deals is so long that it&rsquo;s impossible to display it here, but among all of the marvelous opportunities that can be seized are games like <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/483/details/Command:.Modern.Air.Naval.Operations.Wargame.of.the.Year.Edition">Command: Modern Naval Operations</a>,<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/471/details/Flashpoint.Campaigns:.Red.Storm.Player%27s.Edition"> Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm: Player&#39;s Edition</a>, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/435/details/Pandora:.First.Contact">Pandora: First Contact</a></em>, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/500/details/Civil.War.II"><em>Ageod&rsquo;s Civil War 2</em></a>, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/399/details/Panzer.Corps."><em>Panzer Corps</em></a> series, and the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/548/details/Battle.of.the.Bulge"><em>Shenandoah</em> </a>iPad titles are all available at a bargain price!</p> <p> The complete list of the Holiday Sale program can be found <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/wintersales/MG_MG_SALES_HolidaySale2014_PriceList_MG_02.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>. So what are you waiting for?</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1564/The.Matrix.Holiday.sales.are.starting.today!.. Wed, 25 Nov 2014 GMT Warhammer - Weapons of War News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_W40KA_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is one of our biggest projects ever, involving over 300 different units with all kinds of weaponry. To give you an idea of the huge diversity in the fire effects these units show when in combat, we have prepared two short videos showcasing some of the different weapon types. All of these effects were created to give a feeling of complete immersion into the Warhammer 40,000 universe.</p> <p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is releasing this Wednesday. Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1ySW6bI">here</a>&nbsp;for more information.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rI4WOzy_r5E" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ewyjKtcunJw" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1563/Warhammer.-.Weapons.of.War Tue, 24 Nov 2014 GMT Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm gets huge update and a Steam release! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FPRSPE_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Acclaimed by both wargaming specialists and Cold War enthusiasts, <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm</em> swept many prestigious awards last year (Game of the Year 2013 on The Wargamer and Silver medal for the Usenet&rsquo;s Wargame of the Year 2013 award). However, the developers from <em>On Target Simulations</em> wanted to turn this diamond in the rough into an epic game able to touch wargamer&rsquo;s souls for many years to come.</p> <p> More than a year after its initial release, <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm</em> offers a totally different experience due to many updates that introduced new features, tons of fixes, and plenty of gameplay enhancements. Today, the game is reaching a new level with a major patch and a release on the Steam platform, and we are very excited to be able to show this revolutionary strategy title to a whole new audience!</p> <p> This new version is the result of the unique relationship established between the developers and their community. Indeed, the player&rsquo;s feedback was an unmatched asset for <em>On Target Simulations</em>. And this new update, that improves visuals and brings a host of improvements, was created to satisfy the community&rsquo;s requests. It is in their honour that the game gets a new-remaster and is now called <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm Player&rsquo;s Edition</em>!</p> <p> In order to celebrate this important milestone, we are offering a 40% discount during the week of the launch! We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store. All they have to do is register their game <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a>.</p> <p> Of course the Player&rsquo;s Edition comes as a free update to all those who already own <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm</em>. They can download the files <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/FlashpointCampaignsRedStorm/FlashpointRedstorm-UpdateComp-v206.zip">here</a> or run the updater tool from the game launcher.&nbsp;</p> <p> Get more information on Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm Player&rsquo;s Edition from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/11nqEXX">Steam page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1562/Flashpoint.Campaigns:.Red.Storm.gets.huge.update.and.a.Steam.release! Sat, 21 Nov 2014 GMT Battle Academy 2 opens up a new front! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA2_Mac_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> As of today, Battle Academy 2 is also available on for your Mac! Now more people than ever will be able to jump into this clever and challenging strategy game, as they play one of the four campaigns or challenge their rivals in cross platform online multiplayer skirmishes.&nbsp;</p> <p> The best thing is that the Mac version of the game is included in the new multi format master, so you get both the Mac and Windows versions in one package! The serial number that works for both formats and no intrusive DRM, so you can install on your Mac and your PC. If you buy the boxed edition it will come with both formats as well.&nbsp;</p> <p> Sequel to its genre-busting predecessor, Battle Academy 2 moves the action east &ndash; to the bloodied plains of Mother Russia. When a gritty new look, great new features, and random mission generation meet battle-proven gameplay you can be sure of a strategy classic! Experience the brutal campaign from both sides as you play across 4 campaigns &ndash; as partisan, Tiger, T-34 and dozens of other accurately modelled units. See how the harsh weather of the steppes changed the course of the war.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1yWQ0ag">here</a> for more information on Battle Academy 2.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1561/Battle.Academy.2.opens.up.a.new.front! Fri, 20 Nov 2014 GMT