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Read our exclusive 'on-line interviews' with representatives of the world's leading laser tag brands:

Interview with Sergey Shvets @ Action Ukraine LaserTag >

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Interview with Peter Lander @ BattleField Sports >

Interview with Jeff Schilling @ Creative Works >

Interview with Arthur Haycraft @ DarkLight >

Interview with Doug Willems @ Delta Strike >

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:: Interview with Maxim Loginov @ Poligon 64 >

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Hummer Test, or How durable is laser tag equipment?
How durable is laser tag equipment?

Statistics
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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« back | 08.02.2008: REVOLTER OUTDOOR LASER TAG SITE: NEW UPGRADE OF 'ACULA' SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE

:: REVOLTER: NEW UPGRADE ::
(Article by Artem Neganov, Revolter outdoor laser tag site; Adopted translation from Russian)

Revolter outdoor laser tag equipment is based on technologies of AcULa (Action Ukraine Lasertag) system. Yet, since 2006 we have introduced several independent upgrades aiming at improving the performance of the original system from the point of view of player’s preferences.

Originally, the controller was placed in a separate casing and was connected with the head sensors and the phazor with the help of electric cables. It was designed that the controller should be placed either in ‘cartridge’ coach or at player’s waistcoat. The advantage of this design was universality, i.e. the absence of the necessity to place the controller’s components in the phazor’s body, thus it was possible to connect different types of phazors (including the so beloved by the players weapons replicas) to the controller.

Alas, during the field-testing we didn’t find that design to be the best one. First of all, the traditional wires connecting the controller to the phazor’s emitter are subject for too intensive current resistance, resulting in sufficient decrease of the effective fire distance. Secondly, the connecting cables are very often got interlaced with one another resulting in tensions and breaking.

Considering the above mentioned, we decided to place the controller inside the phazor (as it is done by all western outdoor laser tag manufacturers). The next thing we had to do was to choose the right casing for the phazor.

Our first choice was Izh-60/61 rifle (the one which was admired by the players). In Summer 2007 we succeeded in placing the controller inside the rifle (though we had to use a more compact accumulator battery). After that, we had conducted several many-hours trial games. Unfortunately, that rifle turned out to be too brittle and one month later we refused the further use of it.

The second – and the most brilliant choice – was MR514K pneumatic rifle (manufactured at Izhevsk factory). Most of the players simple love that rifle. Besides, it is quite easy to modify its case – there is plenty of space for the controller inside. Though this rifle is a little bit heavy, it possesses excellent ergonomic characteristics. At present, it is the very rifle type we use at our outdoor laser tag club.

The next thing we’re planning to do is modifying the head sensors and emitter’s optical system. And we are thinking about another upgrade of the phazor, as well. To succeed in this business you are to be in constant development, you know…

At the pictures below: Nice looking, but useless Izh-60/61 (to the left); MR-514K (in the middle), MR-514K, camouflaged (to the right).

  

(C) 2007 Artem Neganov
Translation (C) 2008 TRUTNEE.COM

Breaking news

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 »

:: Lasersport Ultimate Fighter Championship ::

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 Virtual EVO 5 ::

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 ::

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 ::

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 ::

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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