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Old 2016-02-16, 12:01   Link #1
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Battlezone '98 Redux


While the original is a 1980 arcade classic (with remanifestations on XBLA and, I guess, PSN), and there is an actual VR take in development... what is less well-known is that in 1998, it spawned an RTS treatment whose conceit was that even as the US and USSR had their Cold War on Terra, a competition of a hotter sort was unfolding out in the Big Black over a certain alien material. Having played it, I for one thought the implementation well done, and it was a shame that everyone - including Activision - apparently forgot about it.

Well, almost everyone.

It turns out that Rebellion's plans on revitalizing the IP include remastering this as well.


Steam entry

Scheduled deployment: this spring.

Spoiler for Commentaried gameplay of the original BZ '98 - Mission 1:
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Old 2016-02-17, 00:21   Link #2
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Damn son, I've been looking for an FPS RTS hybrid...
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Count me in. I still remember the game til this day.
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Old 2016-02-21, 21:28   Link #4
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The only other thing like it: Carrier Command
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Omg, I loved that one with a passion! The second game wasn't as good as the first (story wise). But I still liked it.
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Old 2016-03-31, 17:08   Link #6
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Well, there's a closed beta test coming up on 5 Apr.; I was pleasantly surprised to receive an application earlier today.
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Old 2016-03-31, 22:21   Link #7
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Well, there's a closed beta test coming up on 5 Apr.; I was pleasantly surprised to receive an application earlier today.
Same here... see you on Venus.
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Old 2016-04-19, 18:22   Link #8
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And we are go for launch... with a 20% discount through 25 Apr. Some relevant links follow:
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Old 2016-06-09, 16:14   Link #9
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You've seen the Black Dogs' variant units...

...either in the adversarial modes, or through your crosshairs in the course of the CCA campaign. Soon, you'll have the opportunity to serve in this unit in a new theater of operations, facing a new OPFOR.


Scheduled deployment: this summer.

Oh, and BZ98R is now available on GOG. If you haven't picked up your copy yet, you can do so here without DRM and at a discount.
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Old 2016-06-11, 21:14   Link #10
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I wonder if BZ2 wil also get the same treatment, but to be honest, the only thing I like in 2 is: Resourcing and Air Units. But in terms of bases and ground units, BZ1 wins. GIVE ME BACK MY GODDAMN LIGHT TANK THAT CAN FIRE MISSILES!

Well the units I like in BZ2 are: ISDF: APC, Bomber and the Scion: Artillery, Stationary Defense, and General purpose tank.
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