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Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 3:54:03 AM   

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How did you guys discover Matrix Games?

I was at Best Buy and saw this interesting game called "Gary Grisby's World at War" and the rest is history.


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 4:22:49 AM   

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I bought Uncommon Valor for $10 in a clearance bin then followed the welcome screen links...


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 4:24:51 AM   


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I was playing PacWar and searched for info on it. I found Matrix games and PBEM games of PacWar.


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 4:40:08 AM   
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I picked up a PC gamer mag and there was a copy of Steel Panthers World at War. I gothooked on Matrix.


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 5:02:52 AM   


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I picked up a PC gamer mag and there was a copy of Steel Panthers World at War. I gothooked on Matrix.


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 5:05:01 AM   

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Mid 2001 PC Gamer had an article on best free games. IIRC. SPWAW was one of them. Lurked for a longgggg time.

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 5:07:39 AM   


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I bought Uncommon Valour and I loved it, that was my introduction to Matrix.




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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 6:06:38 AM   

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Steel Panthers and Matrix, Mother and Apple Pie.

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 6:36:26 AM   

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Steel Panthers was the intro.

WITP later.


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 7:28:00 AM   

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One day I used Google in order to search if Talonsoft is still alive or East Front II had become abandonware, because I disbanded my pc game collection some years ago. Google pointed me to Matrix.

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 8:04:55 AM   

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Once upon a time...

Well, there was a pacwarlist, there was a page called where some guys modded the well known Steel Panther to sp2ww2, WIR 2.0 and PACWAR 2.0 were also hosted on this site.
At one point some of those guys announced their own homepage.
It must be nearly 10 years ago, so maybe I got something wrong...


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 8:18:04 AM   

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How did you guys discover Matrix Games?

It was due to Steel Panthers World at War that I heard about Matrix. I had purchased and played all the previous games in the Steel Panthers series and the news of the latest version being released free seemed to spread like wildfire across the internet.

Thanks, Matrix!


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 9:04:37 AM   

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How did you guys discover Matrix Games?

When they started it got announced on Usenet - TalonSoft was king at the time and they were the new kid on the block trying to build a go-to place by offering some excellent free games and a forum for them.

It kinda worked :)

Erik Rutins was a Usenet regular from before Matrix existed so naturally I followed his adventures with this new company with some intrest but never bothered to de-lurk until Panther Games made me a beta bunny.

Just checked the date under my avatar - 5 years already ??? - time sure flies


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 9:50:31 AM   

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I bought Titan's of Steel from J&R Music World on a whim. After that, I was hooked more and more!


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 9:51:00 AM   

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SPWAW was my way in after coming across it in a very old, now defunct, COW forum. Bought the AGS campaign to go with SPWAW and then bought UV, Korsun Pocket, Witp, TOAW III and acouple others. Will be buying AE, MWIF and BtR


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 10:58:27 AM   

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Bored of FPS etc... I was googling computer wargames and came across a company called Matrix games..... Christmas came early that year.

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 11:53:04 AM   

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Steel Panthers WaW. I remember release day. I was like a kid on Christmas morning, except that it took me 3 days to download. I really do not miss dial-up internet.

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 1:29:06 PM   

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SPWAW lured me here and I just never left....


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 2:07:33 PM   

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Came here after downloading SPWaW. Stayed here because of the way Matrix treats their customers and makes their games. Hell of a company.



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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 2:51:22 PM   
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SPWAW, went here after I started going to the SPWAW Depot.(Goblin knows. )

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 3:23:21 PM   

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I think I had bought Airborne Assualt Red Devils Over Arnhem...can't remember when...prob about the same time as my registration

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 3:39:25 PM   
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I had a call on my answering machine


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 4:55:48 PM   

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I was looking for Eastern and Western Front and ended up here!


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 5:06:37 PM   


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It's all UV's fault.

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 6:18:49 PM   

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Steel Panthers led me here too.


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 6:24:02 PM   

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Was Googling looking for a mod or upgrade for Second Front, found WiR 2.0, hooked!

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 7:16:31 PM   

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I can't remember.  I seem to have joined in August 2002.  It might having been after buying the UK store release of Korsun Pocket?

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 7:24:04 PM   


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I had a call on my answering machine

Can I get one of those??

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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 8:01:17 PM   

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I bought Uncommon Valor for $10 in a clearance bin then followed the welcome screen links...


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RE: Discovering Matrix - 2/17/2009 8:48:12 PM   
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As with a lot of others, SPWAW pulled me in.


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