Virtual World Entertainment

Company Description[edit]

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan Virtual World Entertainment, LLC (VWE) was a supplier of attractions to the location-based entertainment industry. Virtual World had produced and distributed gaming cockpits since 1990.

BattleTech Cockpit Simulator Pods[edit]

VWE's gaming cockpits provide gamers the opportunity to play the part of BattleTech MechWarriors the exhilaration of piloting a virtual BattleMech in networked combat with other players. The Tesla II cockpits, featuring the BattleTech: Firestorm software, are fully-enclosed, arcade-style simulators that feature seven screens, over 90 control systems, and a 12-speaker surround sound audio system. When seated in the cockpit (or 'pod'), the player pilots their own 'Mechs onto the virtual landscape to compete for battlefield superiority with those seated in surrounding cockpits.

BattleTech Centers[edit]

The BattleTech Pods were available at various retail centers across the United States. See the following map for locations. NOTICE: This list of centers has been updated May 2020.

BattleTech Pods at Conventions[edit]

The BattleTech Pods travel throughout the year to various conventions across the United States. This convention tour listing provides upcoming venues. Further information for planning and scheduling of pods should be done through event organizers, with specific details found at the Con Organizers site.

Example Pod Media[edit]

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