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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.
(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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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).
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) »
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...
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 »
LASER TAG EQUIPMENT IS UTILIZED IN A VIDEO BY MARIAH CAREY
Mariah Carey, who has recorded the most #1 singles of any female artist in the United States and has won 5 Grammy Awards for her vocal talent, utilizes Laser Tag equipment in her latest video for the song 'Touch My Body' (2008). There, she interacts with Jack McBrayer (Kenneth from 30 Rock) who is wearing an Infusion laser tag pack by Zone Systems. So, there's no doubt the popularity of Laser Tag industry is constantly growing. Watch the video »
BATTLEFIELD SPORTS APPLIED FOR A PATENT FOR 'LIVE COMBAT SIMULATION'
Battlefield Sports, an Australian outdoor laser tag manufacturer, applied for patents for Live Combat Simulation and Inflatable Game System (applications to World Intellectual Property Organization No. WO/2008/074082 and No.WO/2007/070970). The texts of the applications caused some uneasiness within the members of world laser tag industry: some of us estimate that the may-be-issued patent will cover not the equipment produced by BattleField Sports only, but the other laser tag systems as well. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that everyone interested may carefuly study the abovementioned applications. You can also join the appropriate discussion on this topic at LaserForums »
JAPANESE ROBOTS PLAY LASER TAG!
Robots-Dreams.com informs about creation of a super robot laser tag game system, named "Blaser": Japanese Company HotProceed has mounted a small laser on the right arm of a KHR-1HV robot and a sensor in the robot's chest. You can move the laser up, down, and side to side using the analog joystick control. If your robot is hit, that automatically triggers a preprogrammed routine for it to fall down. After a few seconds, your robot can get up and resume play. However, if you're hit more than three to five times, the robot thinks it's dead and you have probably lost the competition. The Blaser system supports up to 16 players at a time, usually divided into two teams with 8 robots each. Please, Read more »
2009' WORLD LASER TRIATHLON TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD IN FINLAND
The three discipline laser sport event (Megazone, outdoor Laser Skirmish by Zone and Laser Trap), World Laser Triathlon Tournament will be held the next year (2009) from June 7th to 12th in Jyväskylä, Finland. Team is max 6 players, Laser Skirmish and Megazone (or, more probable, Zone Nexus system this year) games shall be played as cup. Exact rules haven't been set yet, but previous years Zone3 Australian Nationals rules were used for indoor games. Entry fee will be about 300€ including all three events. Everyone is welcome; you can get more information here »
LASER TAG WIKI IS INTRODUCED
At last, they have launched Laser Tag Wiki - the premier community managed informational web site on the subject of laser tag. The great advantage of the new project is that Laser Tag Wiki in no way is associated with the notorious Wikipedia project. On the contrary, Laser Tag Wiki is a special source of information created, managed and edited by laser tag enthusiasts, thus eliminating the very possibility of existing of the so-called 'editors wars' and disgraceful incompetence which are so typical for the 'original' Wikipedia... Every true laser tag enthusiast is welcome to contribute! Please, visit Laser Tag Wiki »
AIRSOFT + LASER TAG = IKON-X
The American Ikon-X system combines state of the art infrared technologies with full scale replications of airsoft weaponry. The complete system allows the user to play just laser tag, just airsoft or play airsoft with a laser tag scoring system. More than enough for an Extreme Battlefield Experience.The founders of Ikon-x put a year and a half of research and development into their system, considering everything from the functionality and versatility of each unit, to significant issues such as the weight of the units (very important for younger players), the look and design of the units, and the affordable price of the units... Please, Read more »
LASERMAXX LAUNCHED A REDESIGNED WEB-PAGE
A completely redesigned web-page was recently launched by LaserMaxx Laser Games (Holland). Attractive design, good pictures, a lot of information. But the most interesting thing about it is a web-shop, where you can easily buy different products assocoated with laser tag technology, including complete secondhand laser tag systems of different types (which appear there due to the trade-in system run by LaserMaxx). Could be an interesting page to visit by those who is considering starting own laser tag operator business... Visit the LaserMaxx web-page »
"FORCE WITH DIRECTION": VEQTOR, TAG REINVENTORS
What is the laser tag product line currently marketed by Veqtor? IR beam + Laser: how do they manage to use the beams of three different types to implement the shooting patterns of machine gun, grenade detonation and sniper rifle in one and the same laser tag pack? What are the unique features of the new laser tag products by Veqtor, "tag reinvented' - MAX-Blaster and PAQ systems? 'Survival of the Fittest' - how is it possible to play laser tag without a phasor? The sport focus of PAQ Proximity Tag: how can an 'orienteering' style be implemented into the game? What is the price of MAX-Blaster system? How an 'adrenaline rush' effect is implemented into MAX-Blaster-TFS outdoor laser tag system? How much time will it take an operator to change the mode of MAX-Blaster or X-Blaster from indoor to oudoor? What is VenturSCAPE? After the 'Tag Reinvented', will we see another 'revolution' by Veqtor soon? - These and other questions were asked (and kindly answered) in our exclusive 'on-line' interview with Jonathan Plache, Managing Director of Veqtor UK... Please, Read more »
QUASAR MANUFACTURING LTD. INTRODUCES PHASOR-ONLY DESIGN OF QUASAR ELITE SYSTEM
Quasar Manufacturing has recently launched Quasar Elite™ Softplay, all the fun of Quasar Elite but played in a Softplay structure. Featuring a unique phaser only design, children crawl and climb through the play area scoring points by zapping each other and at the end of the game are presented with a score sheet detailing their exploits, just like in the full Quasar Elite game. Quasar Elite Softplay packs away into a self contained cart which can be wheeled in and out at the start and end of the gaming periods. Included in the cart is everything needed to play Quasar Elite Softplay, including the Phasers, energiser, charging system, game computer and printer. Playing a game in your Softplay structure is literally as simple as wheeling the game cart out, plugging it in and giving the phasers to the children. For more information, visit their webpage »
ALAN KEEPING (LASER BLAST): "OUR PHILOSOPHY OVER THE YEARS HAS BEEN TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE OUR PRODUCT"
What's the difference between LightBlast, BasicBlast, ClassicBlast IR system and HyperBlast laser tag systems? What's the idea of use of clear plastics for the phasors' casings? What game parameters are used in Laser Blast? What exactly is Absentee Owner Reporting and how can it help the arena owner? What kind of "clever" battery do they use at Laser Blast? We have these and other questions (warranty, marketing support of the customers, engineering philosophy, price level, etc., etc., etc.) kindly answered by Alan Keeping @ Laser Blast in our exclusive interview. Please, Read more »
MARCEL ROHRS (LASERMAXX): 'WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR PRODUCT!'
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Following the Interview with LaserMaxx arena operator from Riga (Latvia) published on16/03/08, we have received a brief comment from LaserMaxx themselves. Marcel Rohrs at LaserMaxx Lasergames was very kind to clarify the "Phaser-issue" mentioned in the original interview. Besides, he used the opportunity and released some very interesting information about the new generation of LaserMaxx equipment - Evolution-IV, which is just now being tested at one of Europe's biggest laser tag centers in France (the system will be available to the customers within 2 months)... With great pleasure we pass this exclusive information to our dear readers: please, Read more »
CYBERTAG - IT'S NOT JUST A GAME
This game brings people together
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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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