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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.
(C) 2009 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Portal / Background image: (С) 2008 Xcalibur (DarkLight system)
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.
(C) 2009 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Portal
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.
(C) 2009 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Portal
Laser Tag News & Comments
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INTERNATIONAL LASER TAG ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE GOLDEN PHASER AWARDS - 2011
International Laser Tag Association (ILTA) announced the winners of the 2011 Golden Phaser Awards in the following six categories: "Best Laser Tag Briefing Video" - Lasergames Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands; "Best TV / Cable Laser Tag Commercial" - Laser Mania - St. George, Utah, USA; "Best Laser Tag Print Ad" - The Fun Junction - Cicero, NYGeorge, New York, USA; "Best Laser Tag Website" - webpage of Blazer Tag - Austin, Texas, USA; "Best Laser Tag Radio Spot" - Laser Tag Adventure - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA; "Laser Tag Operator of the Year" - Jack Turner - Lazer Blaze - Louisville, KY, USA.Golden Phaser Awards is an annual laser tag competition held by ILTA since 2009; the winners are usually announced at the Annual Lasertag Convention (USA). Please, Read more »
LASER TAG ITALIA (LTI) IS NOW OFFICIALLY CATALOGUED BY TRUTNEE AS A COMMERCIAL OUTDOOR LASER TAG MANUFACTURER
Laser Tag Italia by IR Entertainment (Milan, Italy) just started marketing their new outdoor laser tag system - LTI. Among the features of the equipment are: real shot rate from 50 to 800 rounds per minute, on-board audio file uploading (through external programmer), advanced battery checking with configurable battery alarm system, score downloading system, extra features for advanced weapon simulation (e.g., bazooka, etc.), real RPG (secondary trigger and IR led), gearbox or external sound synchronization - timeout configuration for time limited games, score storing and end-game score viewing menu for all 7x32 players, etc. Laser Tag Italia is the first laser tag equipment to be ever produced in Italy. Please, Read more »
MARKSTON SPORT BY ZONE: NEW LEVEL OF EXCITEMENT
Markston Sport, a new outdoor laser tag system by Zone, was for the first time presented at IAAPA (Orlando, USA) in November, 2010 and it is estimated that Zone will start marketing before June, 2011. The new equipment introduces its amazing new Field Navigation Pack, utilising GPS and digital compass to indicate the position of field accessories and teammates; weapons feature a new Optical Dispersion System and sunblock filters for enhanced range and angle of operation in bright daylight. A light-weight yet rugged, diecast exoskeleton with moulded fibreglass-impregnated trim and sealed electronic module, the gun weighs in at only 1.3kg. With three levels of difficulty, Markston Sport offers unlimited scope for operation - from kids to adults, from party hire to holiday camps, though to complex outdoor scenario games and missions. The price is yet not known, though they say it will be 'reasonable enough'. Please, Read more »
ANALYTICS: INDEX OF LASER TAG INDUSTRY (EUROPE) IS UPDATED
According to the updated Index of Laser Tag industry, the strongest national laser tag markets in Europe may be observed in Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom (subgroup A+) followed by Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Russia and Ukraine (subgroup A-); no national laser tag industry (group D) is still observed in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Slovenia. The most dynamic positive tendency may be observed in Belgium (+6.55), the Netherlands (+7.11), Ireland (+5.00), Kazakhstan (+2.60), Portugal (+4.80), Poland (+3.05), Russia (+5.25), Romania (+4.95) and Ukraine (+3.86). Negative tendency is observed in France (-0.35), Finland (-0.93) and Czech Republic (-0.49). From the point of view of an operator, probably the most attractive markets to start laser tag business are these of Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Kazakhstan, Poland and Switzerland (group B - optimal), where the industry's strength is already mature, yet the competition level is still moderate.
Laser Tag index is an analytical and statistical survey made by TRUTNEE.COM with the aim of figuring out the current situation at European laser tag market. To get the final results ('points'), about 15 different factors were investigated and processed for every European country. The Index consists of 4 groups (A, B, C, D) with the countries divided according to the appropriate levels of national laser tag market's strength - from Very High to Very Low / Regressive and Zero-level. Please, Read more »
EAAPA-2011 IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA - A BRIEF REVIEW
Thousands of professionals of entertainment and fun industry visited the Fourth Eurasian Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo - EAAPA-2011 in Moscow (Russia) to see more than 100 exhibitors. This year at EAAPA the laser tag industry was presented by five companies, that were exhibiting: Ikon-X outdoor laser tag system, Rift and Begeara equipments, LaserWar and Poligon 64 outdoor laser tag systems. It was for the first time that Russian outdoor laser tag manufacturers participated in an exhibition, showing lines of their new phasers and prototype equipment. Eugene Sigal, a representative of Minin Laser Club site of Nizhniy Novgorod, visited the exhibition and provided a brief review - exclusively for our readers. Read more »
THE WINNERS OF TRUTNEE LASER TAG AWARDS-2010 ARE ANNOUNCED
Official results of 2010 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Awards, the oldest European laser tag rating, were just announced. This year we have honored winners in the following categories: the best laser tag site (Site of the Year - NIS and Baltic countries only), the best laser tag web-page (WebPage of the Year - European and NIS countries), the best laser tag regular team (Laser Tag Regular Team of the Year - NIS and Baltic countries), the most important laser tag event (Event of the Year - European and NIS countries), the best image of laser tag thematic (Laser Tag Image of the Year - Worldwide) and Special Laser Tag Awards (European and NIS countries). Our congratulations to the Winners! Please, Read more »
MAXIM LOGINOV @ POLIGON 64: "IN OUR EQUIPMENT, WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED SO MANY IDEAS..."
Russian outdoor laser tag manufacturer, Poligon 64: What types of equipment do they currently produce? What are the unique features of this equipment? What features are most demanded by the operators? What is the average ROI time for the Poligon 64's operators? What is the standard warranty time? How many operators and in which countries are currently using this equipment? - See these and other questions answered by Maxim Loginov, an official representative of Poligon 64 (exclusively for TRUTNEE.COM) - Read more »
BATTLEFIELD SPORTS AND TIMESCAPE ANNOUNCE LAUNCHING THE NEW PHASER, COBRA
Australian outdoor laser tag manufacturer - BattleField Sports and their new indoor division - Timescape, announce launching a new light phaser - Cobra. The new phaser is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and incorporates the very latest in industrial design and precision engineering. The Cobra's case is made from heavy duty polycarbonate resin which is on average 4mm thick. The new phaser also includes their latest SATR electronics system, integrated head and barrel mounted infrared Optik sensors and Predator muzzle flash; it has an extra weaver rail underslung for mounting a tactical torch and internally mounted (inside forward hand grip) antenna for maximum robustness. The weight is only 1.8kg (3.9lbs). Cobra will be sold in packs of 6 units with the deliveries starting in March, 2011. The estimated price for the American market shall be 777 USD only. Please, Read more »
IAAPA 2010 : WHATS NEW?
IAAPA 2010 (Orlando, USA) was a great show for those interested in laser tag as there were a number of new innovations from the laser tag industry that were on full display for potential customers. Eric Gaizat, Director of Membership Benefits with the International Laser Tag Association (ILTA) reviews what's new and exciting at this year's IAAPA Trade Show. Please, Read more »
ADVENTURE SPORTS HQ OBTAINS CE MARKING
Adventure Sports HQ Laser Tag, an American manufacturer, announces that it has obtained the CE marking (i.e., European Conformity) for all of its outdoor and indoor laser tag equipment. Copies of their CE certification are available on client request. In addition, they will place the CE mark on all newly manufactured equipment of Adventure Sports brand. CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislations; also CE Marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country. Thus, it is strongly believed that the certification recognizes the safety and quality of Adventure Sports HQ, and contributes to further marketing of this brand in Europe, as well. Please, read more »
LASERMAXX LASERGAMES START MARKETING THEIR NEW OUTDOOR LASER TAG SYSTEM
It is expected that LaserTrooper, the new outdoor laser tag system by LaserMaxx LaserGames (the Netherlands) and successor to their previous outdoor version - Outsider, will be officially launched before the end of this year. As our sources inform, the new equipment successfully passed all the range tests and is absolutely ready to be marketed. They also inform that LaserTrooper phasor can accurately shoot at the distances of up to 125 m in daylight and 'is very sophisticated and styled'. Also, the new system should be 100% running after a drop of 15 meters (at least, it did so during the drop tests). Please, visit their official webpage »
AN AVATAR-STYLED LASER TAG MAZE THEMING IS ANNOUNCED BY CREATIVE WORKS
Creative Works / Theme Factory, world's recognized specialists in laser tag maze theming, recently announced a new theme to their portfolio called Earth Quest that builds upon the Avatar movie. The theme transports the players to a distant planet where a futuristic industrialized world encroaches upon an untamed rainforest of twisted tress, strange creatures, and colorful species of plants. It is expected, that such theming can raise an additional visitors' interest towards the laser tag arena. “We are always inventing exciting new looks to incorporate within laser tag arenas and we believe this one will be a blockbuster theme for our clients,” said Jeff Schilling, Chief of Creative Works.
NEW LASER TAG SITE IS OPENED IN TRIPOLI, LIBYA
New indoor laser tag site is just opened @ Zawey Aldahmany in the capitol of Libya - Tripoli. Equipped with 150 sq.m maze and Canadian Lazer Runner laser tag system, this new site is probably the first one to be opened in Libya and one of the several other laser tag facilities acting in Africa. Also, we have never heard before about Lazer Runner arenas in Africa - it could be the first laser tag arena of this system to be opened there, as well. Please, read more »
LASERMAXX REPORTS 100 SITES OPEN
As it is reported by LaserMaxx Lasergames (MultiMax Electronics B.V., the Netherlands, since 1995), they have 100 sites open today (99 of them operating in Europe and 1 - in Tahiti), with the newest one located in Zaragoza, Spain. There are several types of laser tag and lasertag-based equipment by LaserMaxx currently being operated in the market, including a special version intended for use at the territory of Germany - LaserMission (actually, for the unknown reason the other types of indoor laser tag equipment are not permitted there) and special version for kids, LaserFun. And it is already the fifth generation of their basic system that is being marketed right now, - EVO-5. Please, Read more »
PENTATHLON SWITCHES TO LASER GUNS FOR LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
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Laser guns will replace traditional air pistols in the modern pentathlon at the 2012 London Olympics after a successful trial at the inaugural Youth Olympics. Klaus Schormann, president of world governing body the International Modern Pentathlon Union (IUPM), stated: "We will have laser shooting for London. We can now hold competitions in parks and shopping malls... Based on this new technology, all countries in the world can compete in our sport". This new technology first appeared at June's World Cup final in Moscow after years of testing, and "...is a great improvement to the sport", says honorary president of IUPM, Prince Albert of Monaco. BBC Sport - please, Read more »
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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