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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?

Results:
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?

Results:
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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29.07.2006: 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 »
29.07.2006: 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 »
17.07.2006: 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...
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08.07.2006: 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 »
01.07.2006: 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 »
20.05.2006: 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).
17.05.2006: 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...
22.04.2006: 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 »
15.04.2006: 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!
01.04.2006: 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).
20.03.2006: UK ARMAGEDDON
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 »
18.03.2006: VEQTOR RELEASES MAX 2006 VERSION?
At Veqtor's official webpage they have published some rather attractive shots depicting the new to-be-released-soon version of their equipment - VEQTOR MAX 2006. There is no technical specifications, the only thing is mentioned are the following features: - Radio based with rich with Digital Sound; - Up to seven teams loaded with features; - Futuristic styling in a choice of colors. So, at present we have no information whether this version is actually released, but the pictures are worth looking at... Read more »
14.03.2006: LASER CLUB: UNIQUE LASERTAG SYSTEM MANUFACTURED IN RUSSIA
Let us present to our English visitors a detailed description of the new indoor lasertag system produced in Russian Federation - LaserClub. Formally inspired by LaserQuest, by now LaserClub system has undergone a great redesigning and developement: e.g., such unique features as VOP (Voice Operated Phasor), barcoding, programmable targets and headquarters (bases), etc. have been added. At present time we have information about at least 5 LaserClub sites being operated in Russia and Ukraine; the representatives of the Manufacturer also claim they have succesfully exported two systems to Czech Republic and Pakistan (though we cannot confirm this info right now). So, hope you'll enjoy this article... Read more »
12.03.2006: DARKLIGHT: INTERVIEW WITH ARTHUR HAYCRAFT
How many sites in the world are currently using DarkLight equipment? What unique features are realized in DarkLight? What national languages can be used in this system? What are the ways of training of the site's personnel? What are the plans of DarkLight Developements concerning the further expansion to Eastern Europe? Read our interview with Arthur Haycraft (Sales)... Read more »
27.02.2006: LASERFORCE: INTERVIEW WITH LEN KELLY
What type of equipment is used at the world's longest running lasertag site? What are the unique features of LaserForce Gen6 SuperNova equipment? What is G-Force accelerometer? Does LaserForce have any stock facilities in Europe to supply European customers and what is the total number of LaserForce sites? Read our interview with Len Kelly at LaserForce International... Read more »
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