Shrapnel Games Celebrates Year Eight!
As the 20th century began to draw to a close the world of computer gaming, enjoying a popularity previously unheard of, had started a transformation. In the new, corporate driven world of PC gaming innovative craftsmen were replaced by generic East European code teams, bleeding edge graphics trumped artistic expression, and entire genres that didn't fit in with the new marketing buzzwords were excised. For gamers who had grown up loving games for what they offered, and not because they were the fad-of-the-week, it was the beginning of a dark time.

Eight years ago to this day the darkness was pierced. Tim Brooks, designer of such titles as Wages of War (New Worlds Computing/3DO), Soldiers at War (SSI), and the best selling and critically acclaimed, 101st: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy (Empire Interactive), challenged the mainstream groupthink that computer gaming had become and unleashed Shrapnel Games onto the world. With an initial focus on his love for wargaming, Shrapnel Games soon expanded to delivering gamers the best gaming in the genres that the "big" guys had forsaken.

When asked about starting Shrapnel Games, president and founder Tim Brooks said, "I had no idea that Shrapnel Games would become the most successful niche publisher of War and Strategy Games. I think you can look at our competition to see just how successful we have been. It is truly amazing, the number of companies that have copied our business model. As we enter our 9th year, we are looking to offer greater quality, unique games in the War and Strategy genre."

In the past eight years fans and pundits around the globe have enjoyed the offerings of Shrapnel Games, and Shrapnel Games has stayed true to its vision of offering unique games in a multitude of genres. A wonderful community of enthusiastic gamers has been with us since the beginning, and for our eighth year in business we want to thank everyone who has made our continuing success possible.

In the best tradition of cheesy car dealership ads Shrapnel Games just wants to say it may be our anniversary, but you're the ones receiving the presents! As a thank you to all past, present, and future fans, we are having a sale on all currently available (sorry, no pre-order titles) games in our catalog! Starting today, July 9th, and running thruough July 22nd, gamers will enjoy savings that are... hmm, what would Crazy Al say... out of this world? Amazingly awesome? So damn impressive that even people without computers will want to get in on the deals?

Our anniversary sale consists of the following savings (savings you can see, we should add): all games that are normally $40 and up are discounted $9 off their usual price, all games between $30 and $39.95 have a savings of $6, and everything else earns a $3 discount. The following is a breakdown of the individual titles, and their discount, to make it easy to scope out how much you can save during the sale.

Titles with a savings of $9.00:

Air Assault Task Force
ATF: Armored Task Force
Dominions 3: The Awakening
The Falklands War: 1982
Raging Tiger: The Second Korean War
The Star and the Crescent

Titles with a savings of $6.00:

Air Command 3.0
BCT Commander
Space HoRSE
winSPMBT: Main Battle Tank
winSPWW2

Titles with a savings of $3.00:

Land of Legends
Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space

You will also find Remote Assault and Salvo! discounted $5.00 on our Monthly Specials page.

Click your way over to the official Shrapnel Games e-store, the Gamers Front at www.gamersfront.com/xcart/home.php to take advantage of our anniversary sale today! But hurry, the sale ends on July 22nd! We would be remiss if we did not also mention that we offer amazingly low shipping rates, and some of our products are available for direct delivery online. When you save with Shrapnel, you really do save!

In addition to the great anniversary discounts we're offering, you can find our thoughts about the wonderful world of gaming by visiting:

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Anniversary.htm.

Happy anniversary to us, happy gaming to you! Thanks everyone for a wonderful eight years!
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