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PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition Released!

Great New Features, New Title and Upgrade for Previous Customers

Staten Island, NY, October 5th, 2005 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) is delighted to announce that its exciting new sports simulation, PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition (www.puresim.com), is now available for sale through the Matrix Games Online Store. The digital download version is available immediately for $29.99 with a $39.99 boxed game to follow later this week.

PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition is the ultimate baseball fan's toy, with support for both casual and hardcore baseball fans and the ability to play out any season in baseball history.

David Heath, Director of Operations for Matrix Games, said, "We are proud to be able to enter the sports games market with a title of such excellent quality. PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition is the best all around baseball game we've played and has not yet received the attention it deserves. We are aiming high with this release and hope that baseball fans around the world will give this fun, powerful and flexible game a try."

PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition allows you to choose how much you want to do. You can play out each at bat in every game or focus on the financial or statistical aspects. Creating a league can be as easy as a simple three step wizard and allows fictional or real players from any season since 1871 with PureSim's integrated support for the free Lahman 2004 MLB player database. Career play allows you to keep going for as many seasons as you like. Multiplayer support is included, run an entire league with other players!

Shaun Sullivan, Designer and Developer of PureSim Baseball, stated, "I'm very excited about this release and all that it brings to the table in terms of major new features and improvements as well as a great new manual. I believe both current owners and curious new gamers will find a lot to like here."

PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition also allows detailed statistical analysis, allowing multiple replays for checking lineup combinations, a full almanac system and metrics, full player editor support and unattended simulation features. Every pitch is tracked, with reports such as Runs Created 27 (RC/27), Relative Batting Average, Pitching Runs, Park Factors, Defensive Independent Percentage, and more. Add-in support allows the creation of mods that plug directly into the game.

For previous customers, the new 2005 Gold Edition includes a number of exciting new features, including improved multiplayer support, adjustable ratings scales, a sandbox mode that also allows import of entire teams (pit the '27 Yanks against the '04 Red Sox!), performance improvements, non-US English Windows support and many more improvements and fixes, over sixty in total!

A free upgrade to the Gold Edition is also available for qualified customers who recently purchased PureSim Baseball 2005. For more information and instructions on the upgrade, please visit the PureSim Baseball forum on the Matrix Games site.

PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition is the game that every baseball fan should have.

For more information on Matrix Games, visit the main Matrix Games page at www.matrixgames.com. For more information on PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition, please visit www.puresim.com and the Matrix Games Forums.

ABOUT MATRIX GAMES

Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published over two dozen titles and several award-winning games, including War in the Pacific, Highway to the Reich, Gary Grigsby's World At War, Flashpoint Germany, Battles In Normandy, Starshatter and Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com

ABOUT PURESIM

Shaun Sullivan has worked on the design and development of PureSim Baseball as a labor of love for over six years. Together with strong support from the PureSim community, the result has been an outstanding, accurate and fun simulation of Baseball. PureSim Baseball has received a number of very favorable reviews in major gaming publications, including PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, Computer Games and GameSpot. PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition is a "living game", with new features often added weekly, and will continue to grow along with the requests and support of the game's loyal users.

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