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Debut Battlesphere Causes Uproar - 3/10/2000

BATTLESPHERE™ DEBUT CAUSES UPROAR AND REKINDLES INTEREST IN OLDER GAME CONSOLES

March 10, 2000

CAPITOLA, CA -- The recent announcement of the completion of the long awaited BattleSphere™ by ScatoLOGIC Inc. has caused a rekindled interest in classic games and older consoles, and an unprecidented renzy to own the very first copy.

A special autographed copy of BattleSphere™ went up for auction on eBay on February 29, 2000. As an added incentive, the name of the high bidder was to be digitally encoded into this very special collectors item.

On March 4th the story of the release and auction of BattleSphere™ broke on www.slashdot.org, and in a single day generated over 200 comments by interested readers. Douglas Engel, ScatoLOGIC COO was completely surprised by the amount of interest which their game generated. "In just 4 short hours, the bandwitdh of our homepage and my personal website exceeded our entire monthly quotas. Surfers from all over the world linked through our sites and were exploring the vast network of pages devoted to the support of older systems, like the Atari 2600, Jaguar, Lynx, and the Intellivision, Colecovision, and others," Engel reported. John Carmack, the creator of he immensely popular Doom and Quake was quick to point out, "There is something noble about developing on a dead platform -- it is so completely or the joy of the development, without any commercial motivation." This is especially true in the case of ScatoLOGIC, where all profits from the game will be donated to diabetes research.

The final bid on the auction of BattleSphere™ #1 was an incredible $1,575.00 after 63 bids. Scott Le Grand, ScatoLOGIC CEO states, "We expected someone might bid $400 or $500 for our game, but almost $1600 is incredible. This makes all of the effort we put into this game very rewarding."

Copyright 2000-2002 ScatoLOGIC Inc. All rights reserved. This article may be reprinted in its entirety. BattleSphere™ is copyright and trademark 4Play/ScatoLOGIC. All rights reserved.

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