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Read our exclusive 'on-line interviews' with representatives of the world's leading laser tag brands:

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Interview with Arthur Haycraft @ DarkLight >

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Interview with Alex Moon @ Steradian >

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Statistics
21.03.2013: Vote: What would you say - shall we allow alcoholic drinks at laser tag sites?

Results (left to right):
- A : "For sure, yes: no alcohol - no laser tag!" (9,3%)
- B : "Occasionally (e.g., for some special events), alcohol can be allowed" (19,6%)
- C : "Low-alcohol drinks (e.g., beer) can be allowed" (16,61%)
- D : "I don't think it's a good idea, but if somebody wants - he/she may try..." (10,96%)
- E : "Absolutely no: alcohol should be totally banned at laser tags sites" (43,52%)

The poll has been conducted at TRUTNEE's (Russian section) in September 2010 - February, 2013. Total number of votes received - 301 (100%). Vote Format: single choice, one vote per one IP address.
(C) 2013 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Portal

18.09.2010: Vote: What features of outdoor laser tag are the most important for a player?

Results (left to right):
- A : "Max. fire range" (11.94%)
- B : "Variety of the adjustable game parameters (e.g., quantity of lives, game sounds, shields, etc.)" (20.90%)
- C : "Attractive design of the phasor" (22.39%)
- D : "Game parameters emulating the real firearm" (16.42%)
- E : "Phasors emulating different types of firearms (e.g., shotgun, pistol, etc.)" (20.90%)
- F : "Additional interactive game devices (e.g., medic box, ammo box, base station, etc.)" (7.46%)

The poll has been conducted at TRUTNEE's (Russian section) in July - September, 2010. Total number of votes received - 67 (100%). Vote Format: single choice, one vote per one IP address.
(C) 2010 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Portal / Background image: (C) 2009 Serena by BattleField Sports

17.07.2010: Vote: What do you think about international laser tag tournaments for regulars?

Results (left to right):
- A : "My attitude is rather negative; such tournaments make both the operator and the players sick" (1.61%)
- B : "Nobody needs them" (1.61%)
- C : "Don't care much" (3.23%)
- D : "They are for good for regulars only" (6.45%)
- E : "Great idea; can be interesting for all parties" (9.68%)
- F : "International tournaments are the must for laser tag community" (77.42%)

The poll has been conducted at TRUTNEE's (Russian section) in April - July, 2010. Total number of votes received - 62 (100%). Vote Format: single choice, one vote per one IP address.
(C) 2010 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Portal

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Brief News
23.03.2013: Where to play Laser Tag in Russia? - New LASERFORCE site is opened in Syktyvkar. Read more »
21.03.2013: "No alcohol at laser tag sites, please!", - Says the poll results (please, see the left column below at this page).
20.03.2013: Where to play Laser Tag in Switzerland? - LASERCITY in Biel (LASERMAXX system) is now added to our database. Please, Read more »
20.03.2013: Where to play Laser Tag in Italy? - Arena in Milan - Legnano (QUASAR ELITE system) is now added to our Directory. Please, Read more »
20.03.2013: Where to play Laser Tag in Switzerland? - New laser tag arena is opened in Neuchâtel - Saint-Blaise: FUN LASER (LASERFORCE system). Please, Read more »
21.01.2013: Where to play Laser Tag in Germany? - New laser tag arena is opened in Mayen-Koblenz - Weißenthurm (LASERMAXX system): Read more »
Laser Tag News & Comments
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21.03.2013: LARGEST INDOOR LASER TAG SITE IS OPENED IN AUSTRIA
World's largest indoor laser tag site is opened in Vienna, Austria: the new LaserMaxx Wien arena is 2500 sq.m large! The site is located at Bogi Park, Hall A1, and is equipped with LaserMaxx Evo-5 laser tag system for 30 players (allows 6 different teams); besides the obstacles, the game area itself is equipped with different light special effects (FXs), several fog machines and laser show. The previous record belonged to US Hard Knocks site which's 2200 sq.m large only (2010-2012). Please, Read more » about laser tag sites in Austria.
21.01.2013: BATTLEFIELD SPORTS REPORTS THE HUGEST LASER TAG GAME EVER PLAYED
BattleField Sports reported the hugest laser tag game ever played with 436 players at once, thus improving both their corporate record of 2008 (279 players) and Guinness Record (250 players). The event took place during the 2013 Australian Scouts Jamboree in Queensland with more than 11,000 Scouts from all over Australia and many other countries participating. One of the highlights of the massive two-week long event was a huge game of laser tag: the Scouts Australia booked 500 laser tag phasers so hundreds of scouts could play at a time. This record is said to be also the record for biggest single rental of laser tag equipment in the world.
07.11.2012: INTAGER INTRODUCED THEIR NEW EQUIPMENT, RAPTOR II
Hungarian laser tag manufacturer - Intager - introduced the new generation of their outdoor / indoor equipment, Raptor II. The new system is now equipped with the new firmware and operational software (providing the game with lots of possibilities and scenario variations), has a new type of the head set (optionally can be mounted on helmet), referee panel and complex statistics module in Intager Game Manager, new Li-ion polymer batteries, and also can be used with special additional interactive game devices - Intager Boxes. Raptor II is compatible with the previous version, Raptor (I). The software's upgrade is free for the existing operators. Please, Read more »
28.10.2012: FIRST LASER TAG SITE IS OPENED IN CROATIA
With opening of laser tag site in Samobor (Zagreb region), Laser Tag is now introduced to another European country, Croatia. Thus, Croatia (population: 4,290,612; area: 56,594 sq.km) became the 32nd European country, where - to our best knowledge - they play Laser Tag. The site in Samobor is the biggest Croatian paintball and - from now on - laser tag adventure center, located just 15 minutes drive from Zagreb, on the way towards National park Plitvice and seaside. The site is equipped with Hungarian Raptor outdoor / indoor laser tag system and offers 6 different locations to play laser tag. Please, Read more »
28.10.2012: LASERFORCE ANNOUNCED THE RELEASE OF GEN7 SUPERNOVA EQUIPMENT
Australian laser tag manufacturer - Laserforce - announced their new equipment, Gen7 SuperNova. "It's amazing the difference in technology now compared to what we had in 1988," - comments Laserforce founder Len Kelly. "The players have so much fun and the operators make exceptionally good money through reliable equipment packed with hard earned repeat play features. The latest gear has full offsite management tools that analyze maintenance needs and usage reports"... Please, Read more »
03.10.2012: APPTAG: LASER TAG FOR iPHONES, iPODS & ANDROID SMARTPHONES
AppTag Laser Blaster brings first person shooter console gameplay to smartphones in the real world. The free AppTag Apps keep score via WiFi and players can pick up Augmented Reality Weapons, ammo packs, health Kits, and body armour in a similar way to a console game like Halo™, but this is real life, inside or outdoors! You can play single, multi or team games and AppTag can be used with other guns that have an accessory rail, such as Nerf™, BuzzBee™, etc. For targeting, AppTag uses a focused infrared beam and sensor for the 'laser' so it's totally safe. Each unit has an IR sender and receiver, and the AppTag unit works together with any attached smart device with a camera. Introduced by HEX3; prices vary from $40 till $60. Please, Read more »
30.09.2012: FEDERAL LASER TAG SITES OPERATING NETWORK IS OPENED IN RUSSIA
Portal, Russian commercial laser tag operating network, reports grand openings of their new arenas in Novosibirsk ("levyy bereg" city district; this is their second arena in the city), Kemerovo, Tomsk, Barnaul, Tchelyabinsk, Ekaterinbourg, Nizhniy Novgorod and Omsk. Taking into consideration the two arenas opened earlier (in Irkutsk and Novosibirsk), the total number of laser tag sites belonging to Portal network is now 10, and the network itself became 'Federal'. The accumulated total size of the networks' arenas is about 4000 sq.m (ca. 43055 sq.ft), with about 2500 sq.m (ca. 26900 sq.ft) of maze space. At present, Portal is the first and the only federal indoor laser tag network operated in Russian Federation. The equipment they use at their arenas is RIFT (Zone). Please, Read more » about laser tag sites in Russia or visit their corporate webpage (in Russian only).
29.09.2012: ILTA REPORTS GROWTH IN EUROPEAN LASER TAG MARKET
According to the report provided by International Laser Tag Association (ILTA / USA) European laser tag market in 2011 was growing and - together with Australasian market - comprised 40% of world openings. The total number of the confirmed by ILTA world's indoor laser tag openings in 2011 was 101. Read more »
03.12.2011: IAAPA TRADESHOW EVALUATION - 2011
It was another exciting year at the main industry's exhibition - IAAPA Attractions Expo - with some new products and even some new manufacturers in the industry.

The experts at International Laser Tag Association (ILTA) kindly present their special run-down of attending manufacturers and what they had to offer potential clients during IAAPA-2011. Please, Read more »

01.10.2011: BATTLEFIELD SPORTS PRESENTED A NEW PHASER - SABER
Battlefield Sports makes its entry into the toy pistol market with its sights firmly set on giving the all-new Saber model a radical gaming gun design. The new model appeals to clients who focus on indoor arena gaming or mobile events. Its features: integrated forward-facing barrel sensor and integrated Optik head sensors, authentic and ergonomically designed handgrip, compact muzzle flash, blaze orange barrel tip, long lasting re-chargeable 2,800 mAh battery. The model is rather compact - 26 cm long and 17 cm high, and weighs just over 600 g. The pistol includes the latest SATR electronics with an internally mounted antenna. Please, Read more »
13.09.2011: THE FIRST LASER TAG SITE IS OPENED IN AZERBAIJAN
New laser tag arena is now operating in Qabaland Amusement Park in resort city of Qabala, Azerbaijan. The new site is equipped with 14 packs of Dutch LaserMaxx brand laser tag system and is offering games at price of 5 manats (about 4.66 EUR) per 12-minute game. This arena is the first laser tag site to ever be opened at the territory of Republic of Azerbaijan (the former member of USSR). Please, Read more »
08.09.2011: FRENCH LGE REPORTS MORE THAN 75 LOCATIONS USING THEIR EQUIPMENT
French laser tag manufacturer - Laser Game Evolution (LGE) - reports they have currently 76 locations using their equipment, 68 of them being operated in France (58 - under the brand Laser Game Evolution, 3 - under their new brand and equipment - Laser Lander, and 7 - under Laser Game Original, or Laser Game), 2 locations - in Switzerland, 2 - in Belgium, 1 - in Luxembourg, 2 - in Spain and 2 - in French Islands (Guadeloupe and La Réunion). For sure, this makes them the laser tag industry's leader at French market. LGE is also famous for its 100% French origination and for the use of 100% laser technology in their equipment. Please, Read more » about LGE (in French only).
08.09.2011: INTERNATIONAL LASER TAG ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board of the International Laser Tag Association (ILTA) announced that it has named Ryan McQuillen (at picture) the new Executive Director. Mr. McQuillen, who had previously been Vice President of Sales and Marketing for LaserForce USA, will be in charge of managing the ILTA's staff and operations. Besides his previous employment for LaserForce, Ryan McQuillen was Operations Manager of Lazer Blaze in Louisville, Kentucky (USA), Regional Operations Manager for the Fun Junction in DeWitt, New York (USA), and was Tech Support and Installations Manager for Zone Systems in both the USA and the UK.
13.08.2011: THIS YEAR THE US NATIONALS LASERFORCE TOURNAMENT WAS WON BY A TEAM FROM AUSTRALIA
The US Nationals LaserForce international laser tag tournament held at 640 sq.m arena at Fun Warehouse in Camillus, New York (USA) brought some of the game's best players in the world to battle it out in a high stakes tournament of 5 on 5 Space Marines (SM5). 7 Teams competed, each with 6 players, each team competed against each other twice which resulted in a total of 84 games (42 matches) played over 4 days. The winning team from Brisbane (Australia) lost just two games in the whole tourney, one in the round games and one in the finals. Teams from Australia, New Zealand and America participated. Please, Read more »
12.07.2011: THE RESULTS OF ARMAGEDDON-2011 MULTI-SYSTEM LASER TAG CHAMPIONSHIP ARE ANNOUNCED
This year Armageddon-2011 was played at 7 different types of laser tag sites: Nexus, LaserBlast, Q-Zar, LaserQuest, LaserTron, LaserStorm and at an outdoor site. The champ was attended by 7 teams with players coming from throughout the world; the winning teams were: Swebriticans (35 points / 1 place), Zombie Apocalypse (30 points / 2 place) and Insanity (27 points / 3 place). Armageddon is a multi-format lasertag tournament; that means that multiple laser tag systems are represented - each team competes against each other team once in each system represented in the tournament. Teams are dominant in the systems they routinely play in national tournaments for, but in those systems that they are inexperienced at, they have to use raw ingenuity and team work to defeat those that are equally less experienced in the system. Armageddon is annually played in the USA (starting from 1999) and is now considered to be one of the major events form the laser tag player's point of view. Please, Read more »
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Breaking news

25th ANNIVERSARY OF LASERFORCE ARENA IN BRISBANE

February, 2013: - 25th Anniversary of the World's Longest Running Laser Tag Site - Laserforce Brisbane - was celebrated in Australia.

When Laserforce was first established by the Kelly brothers in 1988, many believed it was little more than a passing fad. Now 25 years on Laserforce has become a multinational success, with 120 sites world-wide using the Australian made technology. "It's amazing the technology we have now compared to what we had when we first started" - Founder, Len Kelly said.

The original arena in Brisbane Australia has a database of over 320,000 registered players and it is still growing ever more popular with the young and the older for family fun, kids and teen birthday parties, corporate events and professional league. Please, Read more »

:: Lasersport Ultimate Fighter Championship ::

WILL LASER TAG GO A BOXING-LIKE SPORTIVE EVENT?

October, 2012: - LSUFC - Lasersport Ultimate Fighter Championship - is seen as a "1 vs 1" laser tag duelling, a unique lasertag tournament that can parallel a boxing or MMA event.

The produced during the tournament video may contain a polished event feel much like a modern televised MMA/Boxing match. Match ups can be edited as a lead in to the event, statistics may be displayed, a referee will announce the fighters, intro music will be played, winners will be announced, etc.

What do you think of such type of event? The opinions of regular players, as well as operators, are badly required. Please, Read more »

:: LaserMaxx Virtual EVO 5 ::

LASERMAXX PRESENTS VIRTUAL LASER TAG SIMULATOR

November, 2011: - Dutch laser tag manufacturer - LaserMaxx - presents an on-line laser tag game simulator. The game is done in a very realistic manner and virtually simulates their EVO-5 version of the equipment. The virtual player has an option to chose one of 5 different arenas (at present time; looks like more layouts will be added soon) and and may fight against his/her virtual opponents. Also, the players will be able to create their own arena layouts of different types. The game simulates laser tag game VERY precisely, with all the obstacles, traps, lights, fog you can find at a real arena. The official release is expected in the nearest time.

:: Poligon 64 ::

POLIGON 64 PRESENTS WIRELESS VERSION OF THE EQUIPMENT

September, 2011: - Russian laser tag manufacturer - Poligon 64 - developed and starts marketing of the wireless version of their outdoor equipment. Among the other features of the new version are: realistic sounds, use of two phasers simultaneously (the primary and auxiliary weapons), wireless 'phaser-sensor' connection, etc.

:: EAAPA ::

EAAPA MAGAZINE & LASER TAG

August, 2011: - The main topic of the latest issue of the published in Russia EAAPA magazine is the prepared by TRUTNEE.COM analytical survey devoted to laser tag industry. The survey provides the readers with the detailed and clear instructions on how to open their own laser tag facility.

EAAPA magazine is published by "Smile-Expo" (the organizer of the industry's biggest exhibition in Russia - ЕААРА) in co-operation with Russian Union for Pleasure Industry Associations (SAPIR/APLIA) and is distributed for free throughout the territory of Russian Federation and nearby countries. Available in Russian only.

:: Laser Tag Museum ::

LASER TAG MUSEUM

July, 2011: - The opened in 2005 to general public non-commercial Laser Tag Museum in Louisville (USA) has accumulated many materials of the history of the world laser tag industry – from the very dawn of laser tag era and till the present time.

Yet, to make the full-scale presentation of the industry, even more materials are needed - especially the laser tag products that are predominantly in Europe and Asia: samples of the old laser tag equipment (such as Reflex, Pulsar, early Laser Quest, Q-Zar ver.1-4, etc.), cool laser tag t-shirts, membership cards, unique posters, old manuals, flyers, brochures, informational video tapes, pins, patches, bumper stickers and other related items.

We are addressing all the laser tag enthusiasts asking for their help in creating the true world’s laser tag display. If you can help – please, contact either the ILTA staff (mitchlasertag.org / +1 317-786-9755) or TRUTNEE Administration (trutneenarod.ru). Your help will be much appreciated.


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