Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 4 JUL 2015 07:43 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Independence Day Sale! News; <p> To celebrate <strong>Independence Day</strong> we are offering a <strong>10% discount</strong> on <strong><u>any purchase</u></strong>!</p> <p> The coupon is only valid once, so make sure you use it wisely. You only have this week-end to use the coupon as the sale will expire on Monday 6<sup>th</sup> at midnight <strong>Pacific Daylight Time (9am CEST/ 3am EDT)</strong></p> <p> To use the coupon <u>just type this code before checking out!</u></p> <p align="center"> <strong>IndependenceDay10%</strong></p> <p align="center"> <strong><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/IND_Spotlights_MG.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1740/Independence.Day.Sale! Sat, 3 Jul 2015 GMT Legions of Steel Saturday Twitch Stream News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_LoS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Agrippa</strong> is back with another thrilling Twitch Stream! This time he will face never-ending waves of deadly Machines in the dark dungeons of <strong>Legions of Steel!</strong></p> <p> The battle will start <strong>Saturday 4<sup>th</sup></strong> at&nbsp;<strong>20:00 CEST / 18:00 UTC / 2:00 PM EDT</strong>on our Official <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel!</a></p> <p> <em>Legions of Steel</em> is our upcoming sci-fi tactical game, where players have to lead a squad of highly trained Commandos in dangerous environments with plenty of firing and movement options at their disposal.</p> <p> Get more information of the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1KA5Sre" target="_blank">Product Page</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/LiveTwitch{600x302}.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1739/Legions.of.Steel.Saturday.Twitch.Stream. Sat, 3 Jul 2015 GMT Revolution Under Siege Gold is Released and Streamed! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_RuS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.&rdquo;- </em>Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn</p> <p> Brest-Litovsk didn&rsquo;t bring peace to a battered Russia. The divisions inside the <em>Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party</em> see the minority faction &ndash; the <strong>Mensheviks </strong>- always struggling against the majority one &ndash; the&nbsp;<strong>Bolsheviks. </strong>Meanwhile border countries once part of the Russian Empire are considering the possibility of taking advantage of their former &ldquo;Motherland&rdquo;...</p> <p> <strong>Revolution Under Siege GOLD</strong>, the first complete historical simulation on PC of the Russian Civil War between 1917 and 1923, <strong>is out now!</strong></p> <p> <strong>A wealth of historical events and geopolitical options, real or possible according to the player&#39;s choices, will bring a realistic tempo to the manoeuvre of your forces and those of your opponents alongside dozens of new features and bug fixes!</strong></p> <p> Embrace the Revolution or fight to preserve the debris of the Old Society!</p> <p> <strong>Watch the Stream of the game today at 20:00 CEST / 18:00 UTC / 2:00 PM EDT</strong>&nbsp;on our official&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel!</a></p> <p> Get more information of the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1cZ0gtI">product page</a></p> <p align="center"> <strong><em>Revolution Under Siege Gold is also available on <a href="http://bit.ly/1LFJNsn" target="_blank">Steam</a></em></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1738/Revolution.Under.Siege.Gold.is.Released.and.Streamed!. Fri, 2 Jul 2015 GMT Slitherine and BAE Systems to start collaboration News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_CMANO_WOTY_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Over the years, <u>Slitherine</u> has developed some of the most in-depth and well-researched wargames in the market. Combining historical accuracy, cutting edge AI and enhanced combat models, Slitherine games have always been more about what is under the hood than before the eyes.</p> <p> A crucial appreciation of these efforts is now coming from experts at defense, security and aerospace multinational <a href="http://www.baesystems.com/" target="_blank"><strong><u>BAE Systems</u></strong></a>. In particular, real time wargame <strong>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</strong> <strong>has been chosen to start a collaboration with Slitherine and its development partners</strong></p> <p> Developed by <u>Warfare Sims</u>,<strong>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</strong> is the next generation of wargaming. Using a 3D earth globe for each of its scenario, the game simulates sensors and weapons just like in real life, with all their strength and weaknesses. Its success has been overwhelming, so much that hundreds of scenarios have been created and shared by an ever-growing community.</p> <p> For more <u>information</u> about Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations check the <a href="http://bit.ly/1A81kiS">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1736/Slitherine.and.BAE.Systems.to.start.collaboration Thu, 1 Jul 2015 GMT Legions of Steel - Meet the Machines! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_LoS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> They come from the sky but not as a conquering force. Despite their overwhelming Fleet their goal is not to gain more planets or solar systems. They don&rsquo;t feel anger, vengeance, tiredness or desire. Debris and ruins are the signs of their passage.</p> <p> Their only aim is the extinction of all life forms. <strong>They are the Machines!</strong></p> <p> As the release date of the game is approaching it&rsquo;s time to have a close look at the menace Mankind will have to face!</p> <p> <em>Get more information about <strong>Legions of Steel</strong> from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1oslSxz" target="_blank">Product Page</a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Desktop 30-06-2015 11-12-14-781.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Desktop 30-06-2015 11-12-14-781.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px;" /></a></p> <p align="center"> <em>G1 Nightmare</em></p> <p align="center"> <em>They are the bulk of the Machinery. Most effective in large numbers, they can use the &ldquo;Nachtmacher&rdquo; Grenade to affect the enemy precision and to gain more survivability&nbsp;</em></p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Desktop 30-06-2015 11-47-41-989.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Desktop 30-06-2015 11-47-41-989.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px;" /></a></em></p> <p align="center"> <em>Assault Fiend</em></p> <p align="center"> <em>This unit is very </em><strong>fearsome</strong><em>. Only few are deployed on the battlefield. They have superior armour (which means that they can be hit twice before to die) and their weapon makes them a formidable threat both for melee and range fights&nbsp;</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1735/Legions.of.Steel.-.Meet.the.Machines! Thu, 1 Jul 2015 GMT Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is releasing today on iPad! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40KA_iPad_Materials_Box_2D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&quot;There can be no mercy. No surrender. If we survive this day it will be a miracle.&rdquo; </em>(Commissar Sebastian Yarrick)</p> <p> Today is a good day to join the fight for the Emperor! Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon, after having managed successfully to capture the unique tabletop feel of the franchise, has reached a new important step!</p> <p> <strong>Today iPad owners will be happy to know that the game and all its expansions are now available on tablets!</strong>Benefiting from extra months of development, <strong>this adaptation contains all of the updates released since November, including the free <em>Untold Battles </em>expansion and the latest 1.08 patch </strong>(check the changelog <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3882920" target="_blank">here</a>)<strong> with fully localization in German, French &amp; Spanish</strong>.</p> <p> On top of that, the developers have given specific attention to optimization and controls in order to deliver the best possible experience on iPad!</p> <p> Here is the official price list for this release:</p> <ul> <li> <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon (including Untold Battles)</em>: <strong>$19.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>Vulkan&rsquo;s Wrath</em> expansion: <strong>$4.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>Angels of Death</em> expansion: <strong>$4.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>Glory of Macragge</em> expansion: <strong>$4.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>The 3 Space marines DLC&rsquo;s are also available as a package</em> for <strong>$9.99.</strong></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Time has come to raise high the banner of the Emperor and repel the hated Ork invasion!</strong></p> <p> <em>Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1etwQFn" target="_blank">product page!</a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1733/Warhammer.40,000:.Armageddon.is.releasing.today.on.iPad! Sat, 19 Jun 2015 GMT HoW15 - I don't like this, it doesn't work News; <div> Imagine catching a flight to a distant city you&#39;ve never been to. You leave in a rush, no time to read a proper travel guide. Don&#39;t know the language either. Don&#39;t know the local rules: <em>this trip is going to be a nightmare</em>, for sure.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The airport is your first test. And most airports <strong>are pretty good at showing the right information</strong>, making good use of symbols, <strong>guiding customers through the right paths</strong> and making them feel like they are doing the right thing and it&#39;s not as hard as they thought just before landing.&nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>We try to make our site,</strong> the shopping experience, the forums, the product pages and every part of our digital Home of Wargamers as easy as possible to understand, for newcomers, passing passengers, experts and frequent travelers alike.<strong> But we know that there may be flaws</strong> and we would love to listen to your comments to help us improve your experience.&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>What is it that you think should change?</strong> Is there anything you don&#39;t like or things you would have done in a different way? <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3878678" target="_blank">Make your voice heard</a>, this is your chance to craft the ever changing Home of Wargamers. Next stop, the future! Prior to <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post8.html">#HoW15!</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post8.html" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Post8.jpg" style="width: 698px; height: 345px;" /></a></div> </div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1730/HoW15.-.I.don't.like.this,.it.doesn't.work Sat, 12 Jun 2015 GMT Scourge of War - The Waterloo Diaries Part 4 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_SoW-W_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The last part of the <strong>Waterloo Diaries&nbsp;</strong>is on line on our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D82xyOHz7JA" target="_blank">YouTube Channel</a> and its huge! In this part <strong>Matthew</strong> from the <strong>development team</strong> will introduce you to the <strong>Sandbox campaign!</strong></p> <p> While Sandbox battles were already in the previous games of the series, this time you are also able to run it for your campaign!</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1c0FuJu" target="_blank">product page</a></p> <p> <strong>Have you missed the Stream?</strong> Watch the video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUChY1c8wC4" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D82xyOHz7JA" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/SOWW Diaries 4.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 330px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1729/Scourge.of.War.-.The.Waterloo.Diaries.Part.4 Sat, 12 Jun 2015 GMT The Ageod Summer Sales are starting today! Contest; <p> <em>&ldquo;Now is the winter of our discontent</em><em>/Made <strong>glorious summer</strong> by this sun of York</em><em>&rdquo; </em>&ndash; Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene I</p> <p> Darkness and coldness are finally giving way to summer, and is there anything better than a <strong>summer discount </strong>to celebrate this important turning point?</p> <p> <strong>You now have the chance to grab plenty of awesome games at a discount so as to better enjoy your spare time!</strong></p> <p> <em>Alea Jacta Est, &nbsp;Civil War II</em><em>,&nbsp;</em><em>Pride of Nations, ...</em>&nbsp;the list is so long that it would be hard to show them all here; but all of those games and many more are awaiting you, so be sure to check them all <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Summer Sale Ageod.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <p> <strong>Hurry up! The sale will run until June 21st!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1728/The.Ageod.Summer.Sales.are.starting.today! Fri, 11 Jun 2015 GMT The Matrix Summer Sales are starting today! News; <p> <em>&ldquo;Now is the winter of our discontent</em><em>/Made <strong>glorious summer</strong> by this sun of York</em><em>&rdquo; </em>&ndash; Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene I</p> <p> Darkness and coldness are finally giving way to summer, and is there anything better than a <strong>summer discount </strong>to celebrate this important turning point?</p> <p> <strong>You now have the chance to grab plenty of awesome games at a discount so as to better enjoy your spare time!</strong></p> <p> <em><a href="http://bit.ly/1liUqEJ">Battle Academy</a>, &nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1FeskQc">Flashpoint Cam</a></em><em><a href="http://bit.ly/1FeskQc">paigns: Red Storm</a>,&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://bit.ly/1HP5zcA">Distant Worlds,&nbsp;</a></em><em><a href="http://bit.ly/1sRAtt2">Commander: The Great War,</a> <a href="http://bit.ly/1Jv4jvn">Panzer Corps,</a> <a href="http://bit.ly/1oZJlbe">Close Combat: Gateway to Caen</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/1uFK2gv">Hell</a></em>, .... the list is so long that it would be hard to show them all here; but all of those games and many more are awaiting you, so be sure to check them all <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Steam Summer Sale List.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <p> <strong>Hurry up! The sale will run until June 21st!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1727/The.Matrix.Summer.Sales.are.starting.today! Fri, 11 Jun 2015 GMT HoW15 - A War of Religions? News; <div> Sometimes personal preferences about turn resolutions are dangerously bordering with orthodoxy. Something close to the Nadal and Federer debate (Federer for me, of course), Pasta and Rice, Beatles and Rolling Stones, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson (well, both, in this case).&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Play style is important</strong>. It can instantly attract or discourage players to even view product information. A tough choice that goes hand in hand with many other basic design choices that an experienced wargamer would spontaneously check to gauge his/her interest in a product.&nbsp;</div> <div> Of course some games are naturally suited to a specific type of turn resolution, while others are in a grey area where a decision on whether to use <strong>IGOUGO</strong> or <strong>WEGO</strong> is based on factors that go from personal preference of the developer, to a way of thinking, strategic approach, gameplay reasons and so it goes on.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The reality is there is no perfect solution. How do we attract WEGO system fans to try out a perfectly decent IGOUGO game and vice versa is the true challenge. <strong>Want to share your view about this subject?</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3876312">Join the discussion</a> now and make your voice heard prior to #HoW15!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post7.html" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/A War of Religions.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 321px;" /></a></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1725/HoW15.-.A.War.of.Religions? Wed, 9 Jun 2015 GMT Scourge of War: Waterloo is out now! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_SoW-W_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The Guard dies but does not surrender!&rdquo; </em>(General Pierre Cambronne)</p> <p> It is the morning of June 18<sup>th</sup> 1815. The whole French army led by his Emperor in person is marching trough Belgium to engage with the forces of the Seventh Coalition. The armies of the Duke of Wellington and Bl&uuml;cher&#39;s are still divided. It is the last chance to defeat them, before they become too organized.</p> <p> This will be the battle where the fate of Europe is shaped!</p> <p> <strong>Today </strong>all of you fans of the musket era have the chance to become immersed in the final chapter of the Napoleonic Wars with the official release<strong>of <em>Scourge of War: Waterloo</em>!</strong></p> <p> From Hougoumont to La Haye Sainte including Placenoit, you will do your best to coordinate your infantry, cavalry and artillery units in order to outsmart your opponent in huge battles counting thousands of soldiers, while seizing the key locations in time.</p> <p> Along with <strong>20 historical scenarios</strong> and a <strong>set of multiplayer maps</strong>, the new creation from developer <em>NorbSoftDev</em> includes a <strong>sandbox campaign for the very first time in the <em>Scourge of War series</em></strong>!&nbsp; This game mode regularly requested by the community finally allows you all to string battles together for a thrilling <em>what-if </em>approach of Waterloo.</p> <p> <strong>Your soldiers are waiting for your command!</strong></p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1c0FuJu">here</a>!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/From Bart.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/From Bart.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 282px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/Sowwl_release_05.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/Sowwl_release_05.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 281px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/Sowwl_release_02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/Sowwl_release_02.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 281px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1724/Scourge.of.War:.Waterloo.is.out.now! Wed, 9 Jun 2015 GMT Slitherine gets a Humble Bundle! News; <p> What have the Middle Ages, the Second World War, Ancient Rome and Hellish demons got in common?</p> <p> Probably nothing, apart from the fact they are the settings of our games in the <a href="https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly"><strong>Weekly Humble Bundle!</strong></a></p> <p> Starting today a huge list of Slitherine/Matrix games will be available through the <a href="https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly">Humble section.</a></p> <p> <strong>You can name your price for <em>Conquest! Medieval Realms</em></strong>, <strong><em>Frontline: Road to Moscow</em></strong>,<strong><em>Battle Academy</em></strong>, and<strong><em>Rise of Prussia Gold</em></strong>.</p> <p> If you wish, you can pay <strong>$6</strong> or more to receive <strong><em>Qvadriga</em></strong> and <strong><em>Hell</em></strong> as well.</p> <p> And last but not least, for only <strong>$10</strong> or more you will receive all of the above plus <strong><em>Close Combat: Gateway to Caen, </em></strong>the latest release in the critically-acclaimed Close Combat series!</p> <p> Don&rsquo;t miss the opportunity to play these amazing games and help a charity at the same time!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1723/Slitherine.gets.a.Humble.Bundle! Fri, 4 Jun 2015 GMT Scourge of War: Waterloo Diaries Part 3 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_SoW-W_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> <strong>The third part of our journey through the features of Scourge of War: Waterloo is on line</strong> on our <a href="https://youtu.be/RLXSIdCUBbg">YouTube Channel!</a>&nbsp;Surtur is presenting the different infantry formations available in the game. So if you&#39;re not already familiar with skirmish or square formations, it&#39;s high time to learn these tactics that may change the tide of a battle in the game!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Stay tuned for further videos!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p> <em>Get more information from the game&#39;s official <a href="http://bit.ly/1c0FuJu">product page</a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1722/Scourge.of.War:.Waterloo.Diaries.Part.3 Fri, 4 Jun 2015 GMT Star Hammer is Released! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SHTVP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong><em>Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy&nbsp;</em></strong><strong>is now available on <a href="http://bit.ly/1B6dAnH" target="_blank">PC</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/1Q9AS6z" target="_blank">Mac!&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p> Developer <em>Black Lab Games</em> focused on designing a unique <strong>sci-fi game</strong> with deep tactical mechanisms. Thanks to the <strong>simultaneous turn-based approach</strong>, not only do players have the <strong>time to think</strong> about their next moves, primary targets, and fleet positioning on the battlefield, but they also have the excitement to see <strong>the result of their choices during intense real-time sequences</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>Human and Nautilid factions have very different assets</strong>and superior <strong>firepower will not be enough</strong> to seize decisive victory <strong>when the enemy benefits from more units and better positions</strong>. So daredevil commanders will have to keep a cool head if they want to see the end of the war&hellip;</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1B6dAnH">here</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>The game is also available on&nbsp;<a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/337680/">Steam</a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1721/Star.Hammer.is.Released!. Fri, 4 Jun 2015 GMT Civil War II Updated to version 1.0.6! Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CWII-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Civil War II has been updated to Version 1.0.6! </strong>This new version improves the general gameplay in many ways, from &nbsp;fixing a bug related to the hosting time to a change in how forbidden regions are displayed!</p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/CivilWarII/CivilWarII-UpdateComp-v106.zip">here</a></p> <p> Be sure to check the changelog <a href="http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?39611-Civil-War-II-Updated-to-version-1-0-6!&amp;p=347918#post347918">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1kv6O0e" target="_blank">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1720/Civil.War.II.Updated.to.version.1.0.6! Thu, 3 Jun 2015 GMT Pandora: First Contact Patch 1.6.0 is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PFC-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Pandora: First Contact has been updated to Version 1.6.0!</strong></p> <p> This large free update tremendously improves the AI, overhauls espionage and rebalances diplomacy. Thanks go to community member Alexander Stumpp&#39;s hard work for making it possible. The update also adds the long-awaited French translation, thanks to Steve Torres.The AI will now play a lot more like the best human players play the game: expand slower, dynamically improve tiles, adjust the tax-rate, handle resource emergency situations, prioritize refitting, perform flanking and out-of-sight maneuvers, build more diverse units, effectively use artillery and much more.</p> <p> To address the repetitive nature of the espionage mechanic, success chance for missions can no longer reach 100% and agents can now lose health even if they complete a mission successfully. To combat exploitative behavior when factions have cities close to eachother, agents now lose all their movement points when entering another faction&#39;s territory.</p> <p> Diplomacy has also been rebalanced and improved to make both dialogue and gameplay interactions more meaningful.</p> <p> But the list of changes is very long so be sure to check it <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3872291">here</a></p> <p> <em>This update is only for those who have the base game and the expansion &quot;Eclipse of Nashira&quot;</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1719/Pandora:.First.Contact.Patch.1.6.0.is.out! Thu, 3 Jun 2015 GMT How15 - The Price is Right? News; <div> There are always discussions going on about this topic. Every single release has its own thread on how expensive the game is, how it should be sold at a lower price to attract a wider audience, how a good discount would sell more copies, all the way to very strong opinions about how our business should be run.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It is definitely something that players are very sensitive about and of course not only in games. You can buy Vietnam &#39;65 for the price of two beers in a decent pub and Order of Battle: Pacific for less then a dinner for two. Still, there is someone saying prices are too expensive, or various other arguments and they all sound prefectly reasonable and valid.&nbsp;</div> <div> What is also interesting is the perception of prices out there. Matrix Games and Slitherine are perceived as companies that never discount games, despite a total of over 500 temporary price reductions per year, including a 7 weeks long Holiday Sale at Christmas time, an Easter sale including all releases and a massive number of other rebates.&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <p> Is this reputation a good or a bad thing? And what is the best course of action to handle price life cycles in this market segment? At <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post6.html" target="_blank">HoW15</a>, we are going to discuss this particular topic, so don&#39;t forget to share your views and participate in the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3872272" target="_blank">debate</a>!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post6.html" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Post6.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 297px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1718/How15.-.The.Price.is.Right? Thu, 3 Jun 2015 GMT Vietnam 65 Napalm Version 1.11 Update! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Vietnam65_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.&rdquo; </em>(William Westmoreland &ndash; Chief of Staff of the US Army from 1968 to 1972)</p> <p> <em>Vietnam &rsquo;65&nbsp;</em>has been updated to what we could call &ldquo;the Napalm Upgrade&rdquo;!</p> <p> <strong>Releasing today on both <a href="http://bit.ly/1Gg3Rkq" target="_blank">iPad</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/1NgSWqv" target="_blank">PC</a></strong>, this new version of the game introduces <strong>major changes that not only affect the gameplay but also the overall replay value and immersion level</strong>! A custom game mode with 10 variables to tweak, combat modifiers, fog of war, zones of control mechanics, village and unit names, weather, hex overlays on maps, and many other new features come together for a completely overhauled Vietnam experience!</p> <p> <em>Download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/Vietnam65/Vietnam65-UpdateComp-v111.zip">here</a></em></p> <p> Be sure to check the entire changelog <a href="http://slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=329&amp;t=65102">here</a></p> <p> The game is also available via <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/336080/">Steam</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/V65/gif_zac_light.gif" style="width: 650px; height: 556px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Map&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/V65/gif_sweep_mines_1920.gif" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Sweeping Mines</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1716/Vietnam.65.Napalm.Version.1.11.Update! Tue, 1 Jun 2015 GMT Star Hammer Human Vessels Preview! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SHTVP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> It&rsquo;s time to see what <em>the Naval Strike Group 7</em> has in store to face the Nautilid threat!</p> <p> All of the human military spacecrafts have shields <strong>on 6 different segments that receive individual damage</strong>. Also there is a specific setup for every single alien unit. As a consequence, attacking from top rear or left front, for instance, will have <strong>totally different results depending on the target and weapons selected</strong>.</p> <p> Be sure to the check the videos on our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWI1oWU6hSM&amp;list=PLQrYLOdjwRhQBsZ5bHads6O7aNEc65yMY&amp;index=3">YouTube Channel</a>!</p> <p> Stay tuned! Space is vast, but it is not empty. <strong><em>Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy</em></strong> is going to fill it with <em>plenty of capital ships and aggressive aliens</em> next week, <strong>on June 4<sup>th</sup></strong>.</p> <p> Get more information about the game&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1B6dAnH">here</a>!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWI1oWU6hSM&amp;list=PLQrYLOdjwRhQBsZ5bHads6O7aNEc65yMY&amp;index=3" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/StarHammerVP 2015-05-20 14-09-13-55.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 253px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1715/Star.Hammer.Human.Vessels.Preview! Sat, 29 May 2015 GMT