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12.09.2009: Vote: What do you think, shall we start the procedure of obtaining the official sport status by laser tags? A - "Absolutely no, it's the worst idea I've ever heard of!" (4.05%)
B - "I don't think it's a good idea" (9.46%)
C - "I don't care" (2.7%)
D - "Let's wait a bit - probably, laser tags will get the sport status on their own in the future" (32.43%)
E - "Good idea!" (28.38%)
F - "Oh, yes: laser tag is a sport!" (22.97%)
The poll has been conducted at TRUTNEE's (Russian section) in June - September, 2009. Total number of votes received - 74 (100%). Vote Format: single choice, one vote per one IP address.
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28.06.2009: Vote: How have you learned about laser tag for the first time?
A - I saw their commercial on TV (1.92%)
B - Somebody passed an advertising leaflet to me (1.92%)
C - I've seen their advertisement in a newspaper (magazine) (3.85%)
D - Occasionally came across with a laser tag site during shopping (or, walking / sightseeing) (7.69%)
E - Got a recommendation from a friend of mine to visit a laser tag site (40.38%)
F - I've learned about laser tag during my Internet surfing (44.23%)
The poll was conducted at TRUTNEE's (Russian section) during March-June, 2009. Total number of votes received - 104 (100%). Vote Format: single choice, one vote per one IP address.
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09.03.2009: Vote: In case when a laser tag pack is accidentally broken by a player, what solution would you suggest?
A - The player must pay a penalty and may refund all the the repairing expenses! (8,57%)
B - The player must refund the appropriate repairing expenses only; no penalty should apply! (15,71%)
C - Such case should go to the court (2,86%)
D - The repairing expenses should be borne both by the player and the operator (in proportion 50/50) (22,86%)
E - The repairing expenses should be covered by the insurance company (25,71%)
F - This is the operator's problem: the player shouldn't pay for the broken pack at all! (24,29%)
The poll has been conducted at TRUTNEE's (Russian section). Total number of votes received - 70 (100%). Vote Format: single choice, one vote per one IP address.
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Laser Tag News & Comments
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LASERMAXX COMES TO UKRAINE
Today they have opened a new laser tag arena at Terminal FEC in Brovary, the suburb of Kiev (Ukraine). This site is equipped with LaserMaxx Evolution 3 system. The size of the new arena (1200 sq.m) allows simultaneous playing of 32 players. This arena is the first LaserMaxx arena opened in the CIS countries, and the third laser tag site in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.
QUASAR ELITE ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBUTORS
Quasar Manufacturing Ltd (UK) announces the availability of Quasar Elite in the regions of Spain, Portugal, Russia and Ukraine, through local distributors in those areas. Distributors for Spain and Portugal are Quasar Elite Spain, distributors for Russia and Ukraine are Quasar Elite Russia. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Quasar Elite operator you may contact the distributors, or visit Quasar Elite booth at one of the following trade shows: LIW Show, 26-28th September, NEC Birmingham, UK - where they shall have a fully playable arena so you can experience Quasar Elite; EELEX 2006, 27-29th September, Moscow, Russia; SIF (Salon Internacional de la franquicia), 26-28th October, Valencia, Spain.
TACTICAL ACTION GAMES. POWERED BY VEQTOR
Veqtor (Veqtorian Ltd.) have launched a new system-supporting web-page, located at www.tagway.com and named Tactical Action Games. The web-page provides the visitor with the equipment's description, game rules and addresses of the equipped with Veqtor system laser tag sites in the territory of the United Kingdom. Visitors can conduct an on-line game booking, as well. The page looks great, and for sure is worth visiting »
BATTLEFIELDSPORTS: INTERVIEW WITH PETER LANDER
Does BattlFieldSports have some trade secret? How mauch does the equipment for Boat Wars cost? Why M16 and M4 phasor require licensing in Australia? Is it possible to operate outdoor lasertag equipment under the rain? What is the life-span of BattleFieldSports equipment? - We addressed these and others questions directly to the Founder of BattleFieldSports - Mr. Lander, and got all the answers published here... Read more »
UK ARMAGEDDON - 2006
This year they are introducing the famous American multi-system Laser Tag Tournament in the United Kingdom. The UK Armageddon is modeled on the method used in the USA (that has proved so successful) and is the first multi-system tournament to ever be held in Europe. UK Armageddon-2006 runs from 11th August 2006 until 13th August 2006. The systems and centres covered are as follows: Quasar Elite - Acock Green, Birmingham; DarkLight (v5) - Gloucester; MegaZone (T2 Infusion) - Northampton; LaserForce (Gen6) - Peterborough; Q2000 - Derby; LaserQuest (LQX) - Stourbridge. The event will operate with 4 to 5 teams, with 8 players per team. Each team will play all the other teams at each system. Read more »
THE 50TH LASER TAG ARENA HAS BEEN OPENED IN EX-USSR
This summer the total quantity of Laser Tag arenas opened in CIS and Baltic countries became 50. Yet, 50 Laser Tag sites for such a big territory is still rather insufficient, when comparing to the year 2004 it is possible to say that the arenas' quantity is really rocketing here. As can be seen at diagram Different types of Laser Tag equipment (see Statistics section of our web page, below), Russian Ataka system became the most common Laser Tag type in the ex-USSR. Besides, this year three new DarkLight arenas and the first LaserTron site in Europe were opened here. So, we can see a certain progress in introducing of Laser Tag idea in many of the ex-Soviet countries. According to the systematized statistics, most of the Laser Tag arenas are still located in Russia... Read more »
ARMAGEDDON-2006: AN ULTIMATE LASER TAG TOURNAMENT
8 teams of laser tag players from around the world participated in the 7th annual Armageddon Multi-System Laser Tag Tournament over July 4th weekend. The popular tournament was hosted in the Baltimore-Washington area, with stops in Northern Virginia.
The tournament is a unique laser tag experience. Each team plays every other team at each system in a giant round robin style tournament. Commercial arena systems LaserTron, Darklight, Laser Quest, Q-Zar, and Laser Storm were played. The goal of the event is to allow players to compete not just on their home system, but on many systems to find the best team... Read more »
LASERTRON ARENA IS OPENED IN ST.-PETERSBURG
New laser tag arena was opened in St.-Petersburg (Russia) today. Equipped with LT-10 system, this site is the first one in Europe to use American LaserTron laser tag. The new arena is located in Warsaw Express (Game Zona) entertainment center, has 2 levels of maze and is designed for up to 40 players. Good beginning! Visit arena's web page »
NEW LASER BLAST ARENA IS OPENED IN KIEV, UKRAINE
Recently they have opened a new laser tag arena in Kiev equipped with Laser Blast system. Installed in new FEC DyvoSvit, this Laser Blast site is the first one located in the ex-USSR. Besides MegaZone, it is the second laser tag arena in Kiev, as well. Besides laser tag site, they may open a unique attraction Dyno-Safari, that applies Laser Blast tecnologies to animatronic scale models of dinosaurs, in the nearest time. Visit web page of FEC Dyvosvit »
MEGAZONE SITE IS OPENED IN KRASNODAR, RUSSIA
We have been informed that they have opened a new Laser Tag arena in Krasnodar (Russia). The new site is equipped with 12-guns MegaZone system imported from the UK. This site is the second Laser Tag arena installed in Krasnodar (the first one uses Q-Zar equipment) and is the second ex-Soviet arena that uses Zone equipment (another one is located in Kiev, Ukraine and is one of the oldest Laser Tag sites here in the ex-USSR).
RUSSIAN OUTDOOR LASER TAG MANUFACTURER IS PLANNING TO OPEN 4 NEW SITES
Russian company Adva Systems (manufacturer of oudoor Laser Tag equipment of Adva Combat Reality trade mark) announces their plans to open 4 new outdoor sites in Russia and Moldova. Three of the the new sites will be equipped with the Laser Tag systems based on Kalashnikov sub-machine gun imitations, one will be styled to be used by kids (the equipment will be designed in resemblance with the guns used in The 5th Element movie). Looks like outdoor Laser Tags are getting popular here in Russia, too...
SPIDER MAN vs DOC OCK
Have a look at this pretty toy designed for kids who are too small to play standard Laser Tag - Spider Man vs Doc Ock by Kid Designs. Set for two includes 2 laser shooters, vests and wearable targets. Laser shooters may be attached to wrists and work like Spidey's web shooters, targets make noise when hit, laser shooters and targets operate within a 100' range... A good beginning for a kid! Read more »
NEW Q-ZAR SITE IS OPENED IN MINSK, BELARUS
New Q-Zar arena was opened in Minsk recently. At present time, this arena is the only Laser Tag site on the territory of Belarus (the former Soviet Republic) - in the past, they used to have another Q-Zar in Minsk and LaserForce arena in Brest, but both arenas were closed some years ago. So, the new arena will be much appreciated by both new players and by those who used to go for Laser Tag in the past. Besides, the arena operator - East European Company (well-known as a distributor of Q-Zar and Laser Blast equipment) is planning to add to the maze some "special animatronic effects"... So far - so good, and our best wishes to the new arena's staff and players!
NEW OUTDOOR LASERTAG SITE OPENS IN SEBASTOPOL, UKRAINE
It is just being announced that a new outdoor lasertag club - Alpha-Extreme - has been established in Sebastopol, Ukraine (Crimea). They use Ukrainian oudoor tag system named Action Ukraine Lasertag there. Quantity of players may be up to 8, the number of game modes - 7, number of different game ranges - 3. The price is about USD 8 per person per hour. For further information feel free to visit their web-page » (Russian only).
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A discussion about the possibility to conduct a European variant of American multi-system tournament Armageddon has been started at LaserArena's Forum. At present time, the participating lasertag sites and systems, schedule, logistic and accommodation matters are discussed. So far, the UK Armageddon is planned for summer, 2006. Everyone is invited to join the discussion and to share his/her own opinion on-line. Visit the Forum »
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 »
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 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 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 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
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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