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|Formerly||Xatrix Entertainment, Inc. (1993–1999)|
|Fate||Merged into Treyarch|
Gray Matter Interactive Studios, Inc. (formerly Xatrix Entertainment, Inc.) was an American video game developer based in Los Angeles.
Gray Matter Interactive was founded as Xatrix Entertainment in 1993 by Drew Markham and Barry Dempsey.[ citation needed ] The company was renamed Gray Matter Interactive on June 17, 1999,[ citation needed ] and was acquired by Activision on January 14, 2002. In 2005, the studio was merged into Treyarch, another California-based Activision studio.[ citation needed ]
|1995||Cyberia 2: Resurrection|
|1998||Redneck Rampage Rides Again|
|Redneck Deer Huntin'|
|Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning|
|1999||Kingpin: Life of Crime|
|2001||Return to Castle Wolfenstein|
|2004||Call of Duty: United Offensive|
|Canceled||Trinity: The Shatter Effect|
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