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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.
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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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23.03.2009: JEFF SCHILLING (CREATIVE WORKS): "WE ARE CONTINUALLY DEVELOPING OUR PRODUCTS TO STAY AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE INDUSTRY"
What is the importance of laser tag maze? Which maze is better - single level or multi level? What are the key points for laser tag site to become success? What is Successful Arena Equation? Once laser tag maze is built, should it ever be rebuilt? How popular are Sportive arenas? What trends will become popular in laser tag maze theming in the coming years? - See these and other questions answered by Jeff Schilling, founder of Creative Works - the leading laser tag maze designer and builder, in our exclusive on-line interview. Read more »
07.03.2009: INFRARED OR LASER - WHICH IS BETTER?
Let us present you a new illustrated article written by Doug Willems (Delta Strike International Ltd.), researching the difference between infrared and laser technologies used in laser tag industry. The article covers the nuances of use of fiberoptics, laser sensors, laser and infrared beams and the principles of the two tagging technologies. You can download the file [Here] (.pdf format, 324 kb).
01.03.2009: IN KRYVYY RIH (UKRAINE) SCHOOLCHILDREN ARE PERMITTED TO DO THEIR PHYSICAL TRAINING LESSONS AT LASER TAG ARENA
IPPON laser tag arena in Kryvyy Rih (Ukraine) reports that laser tag activity was approved by the local public education authorities as facultative physical training lessons for schoolchildren. "Kids just admire laser tag; and this activity really resembles a sport of some kind. Besides, laser tag is excellent for team building", - says arena's representative Mr. S.Ponomarchuk, - "We provided the schools with a big price discount and they really got interested. From our side, I can tell that effectiveness of such marketing approach is more than 400%; at this the usual marketing efforts were less than 20% effective here". IPPON arena was opened in June, 2008 and is equipped with 10-pack Q-Zar system and has a 200 sq.m maze. Please, read more (Ukr.) »
26.02.2009: Q-ZAR BRAND IS PURCHASED BY LASER LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Laser Light Entertainment informed that they had completed acquisition of the Q-Zar name and trade marks. Founded in 2002 in Concord (California, USA), Laser Light Entertainment Inc. (LLE) is specialized in servicing and selling Q-Zar equipment (including its rare modification, Q-Kidz). As a representative of LLE informs, right now they are not just selling the stocked supplies of Q-Zar equipment, but also looking into several specialised companies to help them improve the current equipment and produce an updated Q-Zar system. Please, read more »
21.02.2009: NEW LASER TAG ARENA AT SHENANIGANZ FEC (TEXAS, USA) ACHIEVES OUTSTANDING RESULTS IN ROI
As reported by Laser Blast, after only one month in town, 6,700 players have experienced the thrill of HyperBlast arena at new Shenaniganz FEC in Rockwall, Texas (USA). Co-owner Justin Ripp says, “At this pace, we expect full ROI on the LaserBlast Laser tag attraction within 6 months. Although great results were expected, the local interest has been beyond anything we predicted.” With maze themed as the Ruins of Angkor Wat, 2-story laser tag arena complex modeled after the famous 12th century Cambodian temple and can afford up to 26 players. An excellent beginning! Read more about Shenaniganz »
16.02.2009: EAAPA TRADE SHOW IN MOSCOW: LASER TAGS ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE POPULAR IN RUSSIA
Despite the global financial worries, Russian market shows the increasingly strong demand for laser tag sites ('These days we're busier than ever, selling our equipment', - says the representative of Laser Club, a Russian laser tag manufacturing company. - 'People here are loving laser tag!'). Thus, this year at Eurasian Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (EAAPA-2009) in Moscow they tried their best providing the visitors with the possibility to see (and even try) laser tag equipment of different brands, both indoor and outdoor. And for some of them it was the very first introduction to Russian market... Please, Read more »
14.02.2009: BATTLEFIELD SPORTS DELIVER GUNS TO THE ROYAL MARINES
The British Royal Marine Commandos stationed on board the carrier HMS Bulwark will begin training this month with Battlefield Sports gaming guns. "These guns will be used onboard for CQB training, boarding operations and agent infiltration exercises," said Captain Hingston, Support Troop, 4 Assault Squadron of the Royal Marine Commandos, who took delivery of the supply of Battlefield Sports equipment for the crew of the carrier HMS Bulwark this week... Please, Read more »
13.01.2009: TRUTNEE LASER TAG AWARDS-2008 ARE ANNOUNCED
Official results of 2008 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Rating, the oldest Eastern European laser tag award, were just announced. The major award - Laser Tag Site of the Year - goes to Samolet arena in Moscow, Russia (Q-Zar+ system, 40 vests, 500 sq.m maze); Best Laser Tag Web Page award goes to Romanian LaserMaxx Romania in Bucuresti; Best Laser Tag Team award goes to Yozhiki Q-Zar team (Moscow, Russia); Open laser tag tournament held by Russian Union of Scouts (RUS) was recognized as the Major Laser Tag Event at the territory of CIS; the Best Laser Tag Picture award goes to Australian BattleField Sports for Siren set of pictures published recently at www.battlefieldsports.com. Besides the basic nominations, this year three additional awards were introduced: Special award for unique maze theming goes to Latvian LaserMaxx arena at Bowlero FEC (Riga, Latvia); Special award for style goes to Moscow Snezh.com arena (LaZer Runner system, 20 vests, 300 sq.m maze); and, finally, Laser Tag Best Seller (territory of CIS) award goes to Ukrainian K2 Company - the manufacturer of Action Ukraine Lasertag outdoor system. Our congratulations to the Winners! Please, Read more (rus) »
27.12.2008: IAAPA TRADESHOW EVALUATION 2008
This year’s IAAPA Tradeshow in Orlando, Florida offered a great mix of consistent products as well as new innovations in the laser tag industry. With the economic worries across the globe, exhibitors were ready to bring their best presentations to their clients. While no one would argue attendance was down from previous years, the buyers that did attend were serious about finding the best products for their laser tag facilities... The experts at International Laser Tag Association kindly presented their special run-down of attending manufacturers and what they had to offer potential clients during IAAPA-2008. Please, Read more »
10.12.2008: STEVEN JENNINGS (Q-2000): "NOW WE ARE BUSIER THAN EVER, OPENING 8 NEW SITES IN THE UK WITH OTHERS IN RUSSIA, SWEDEN AND ITALY"
What is the history of Meno Electronics, the manufacturer of the famous Q-2000 indoor laser tag system? What version of Q-2000 is currently being marketed? Have you ever heard about Chromaburst? How many parts in Q-2000 and 'standard' Q-zar systems are interchangeable? What features of Q-2000 are unique? What is the maximum fire rate in Q-2000 system? What is the average life time of the system? - we asked these and other questions during our exclusive on-line interview with Steven Jennings, the founder of legendary Meno Electronics Ltd. (Q2000 Laser Tag Games): Read more »
02.12.2008: DELTA STRIKE: THE SYSTEM DESIGNED WITH AN OWNER OF LASER TAG BUSINESS IN MIND
Delta Strike, an indoor and mobile laser tag manufacturer located in New Zealand, is rather a new company. Yet, their systems are bright. Their equipment is reliable. They use some new unique features nobody in laser tag industry has ever used before. We bet, they have a bright future. Today, we present you an exclusive interview with the Company's founder, Mr. Doug Willems. In the interview Doug kindly answers our questions about the line-of-sight aiming, Light Columns, back-up controlling system, rear and forward facing phasor speakers, membership features of Delta Strike system, "System - Free!' program, wireless programming, gold and silver team colors, and others... Read more »
02.12.2008: 279 PERSONS SIMULTANEOUSLY PARTICIPATED IN A LASER TAG GAME RAN IN AUSTRALIA
As we were informed by Nicole Lander @ BattleField Sports, they have run a game with 279 people simultaneously (the event was actually booked for 300 but a few people couldn’t make it). The game was run at a BattleField Sports site in Australia. As far as we know, at present this game is the world's largest laser tag game to ever be ran (the previous record was 200 players participating in one game; that game was ran at Australian BattleField Sports' site as well).
25.11.2008: BATTLEFIELD SPORTS LAUNCHES ITS NEXT GENERATION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
After more than two years of research and development, Battlefield Sports (Australian outdoor / indoor laser tag manufacturer) launches its new generation-2 digital technology: S*A*T*R (SATR stands for small arms transmitter reciever). Using a combination of lensed infrared and radio data transfer the new technology enables real-time hit-feedback and other statistics such as fire accuracy without requiring a central computer system. Part of the development process included creating a windows software application called “S*A*T*R-Sim” which was used to develop the games system and specifications. A new circuit board was designed as the motherboard. A custom liquid crystal display was also designed. Each of these components is brand new... Please, Read more (.pdf file) »
14.11.2008: ANNUAL SCOUTS' LASER TAG TROPHY TOURNAMENT IS TO BE HELD IN RUSSIA
Russian Union of Scouts (RUS) and Uley laser tag arena in Nizhniy Novgorod (Laser Blast system) officially establish Annual RSS Laser Tag Trophy. This year the tournament shall be held on November 15th with participation of scouts' teams (up to 6 players each) from the following cities and regions: Arzamas, Dzerzhinsk, Kirovsk and Polarny (Murmansk region), Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Rybinsk (Yaroslavskaya region), Tonkino (Nizhegorodskaya region) and Yaroslavl. Such event will be held for the first time in Eastern Europe. People involved are saying that the next year the RSS Laser Tag Trophy may acquire an international status...
12.11.2008: MIKAEL WIDING, THE PERSON WHO BROUGHT LASER TAG CONCEPT TO CHINA
What is the current situation with laser tag market in China? Who is the average Chinese laser tag player? What for do they use GPS modules in Chinese outdoor laser tag system, LandTrooper? What game modes are the most popular among the players at StarTrooper indoor laser tag arenas? What unique features are implemented in these laser tag systems? And what is the actual price for a laser tag system made in PRC? Read these and other questions answered by the co-owner of the first (and at present, the only) Chinese laser tag manufacturing Company - Widing Sport Development (trade marks are LandTrooper and StarTrooper), engineer Mikael Widing (exclusively at TRUTNEE LaserTag Portal): Read more »
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