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Battlezone Gets Classic Mode Update on Dec. 20

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016

The original version of Battlezone unarguably deserves its place in the pantheon of greats. 36 years ago, Atari unleashed the arcade game on the world and created an entire new genre: the first-person shooter. The cabinet also featured an innovative periscope viewer thorough which you’d peer into the game’s green wireframe world, creating an intimate, personal experience that resembled VR.

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Building a Virtual Cockpit in Battlezone on PS VR

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016

If you’ve read anything about VR, you’ll hear a lot of people talk about a distinct sense of place. Of being there. It really is difficult to describe to anyone who hasn’t tried VR (although these chaps do a pretty good job!).

But what does that really mean? What’s different about placing you, the player, in Battlezone’s futuristic tank cockpit in VR, versus a regular TV screen? Let us explain…

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Battlezone on PSVR Has Four-player Co-op

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

Early on in the development of Battlezone there was one important question we had to ask ourselves: what’s better than piloting the most powerful tank in the galaxy?

The answer of course was blindingly obvious: piloting the most powerful tank in the galaxy right next to your friends… who are also piloting the most powerful tanks in the galaxy!

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Battlezone: VR for Your Ears

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016

Creating the music and sound effects for Battlezone was both an honor and a treat for our Audio Lead Graham Gatheral. The 1980s was a formative time for him, and he and the audio team are still very much into video games, music, and film from that era, such as Blade Runner, Tron, and — of course — the original Battlezone.

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The Unlikely Games That Inspired Battlezone’s Rogue-like Campaign

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016

You can break the design of Battlezone down into two core components: feel and structure.
The feel I wanted to capture was my memory of the original arcade game; exhilarating, futuristic, dangerous and fluid. If we achieved nothing else, moving and shooting in our Battlezone had to feel cool, skilful and completely intuitive.

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Bringing Battlezone to Life on PlayStation VR

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

Let me take you back 16 months to E3 2015 — we’ve just introduced Battlezone for PlayStation VR, and we’re calling it the return of “the father of VR gaming.” Was that a little bombastic? …Maybe.

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Sniper Elite 3 Hits PS4, PS3 Tuesday

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014

We’re really excited to get Sniper Elite 3 out there on PS4 and PS3 next week. It’s the sniper game the fans really wanted, and we’re glad that we have been able to deliver. Right after Sniper Elite V2 we asked the fans what they thought about that game – the good bits, the bad bits, and what needed to happen in Sniper Elite 3.

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Aliens vs. Predator: Your Questions Answered

Posted by on Feb 03, 2010

Last week we called for your questions (via Twitter) on SEGA‘s upcoming PS3 shooter Aliens vs. Predator. And as usual, you delivered some good ones, covering off on all areas off the game’s single and multplayer modes, the special Hunter edition and more. Tim Jones from AvP developer Rebellion was on hand to field as […]

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