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24.06.2006: At indoor lasertag, how often should they change the maze configuration? - Opinion of Russian players Answers received:
A - "I don't think this matter is worth thinking about" (8%)
B - "Once every 3 years" (12%)
C - "Once every 2 years" (16%)
D - "Once every year" (33%)
E - " Once every six months" (16%)
F - "As often as possible!" (12%)
The poll was conducted at TRUTNEE's (Russian section). Total number of votes received - 48 (100%). Vote Format: single choice, 1 vote per 1 IP-address (3-day limitation).
(C) 2006 TRUTNEE.COM
25.12.2005: Talking about the lasertag arena you usually play at, what are the parameters you are dissatisfied with?
24.12.2005: Comparative quantity of different types of lasertag arenas open in the territory of NIS and Baltic countries
As per the end of 2005, the following quantity of lasertag arenas can be found in the territory of NIS and Baltic countries: Q-Zar - 13, Ataka - 8, Laser Club - 4, LaserForce and LaserForce Plus - 2, Dark Light -2, MegaZone - 1, LaserMania -1, Action Ukraine Lasertag (outdoor type) - 1, BattleField Sports (outdoor type) - 1.
(C) 2005 TRUTNEE.COM
Laser Tag News & Comments
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ALEX MOON (STERADIAN): "TIME TO JOIN THE NEW REVOLUTION IN LASER TAG"
What is so revolutionary about Steradian? What are the weak points of laser-based technology? How Steradian outdoor phasor can be converted into indoor one? How does Scenario Master work? What is Medic Box? How to use Ammo Box? Who uses AWS Kit? How does laser tag grenade works? See Alex Moon, Vice-President of Steradian Technologies, LLC answering these and other questions: Read more »
AUSTRALIAN OUTDOOR LASER TAG MANUFACTURERS - FRAGTAG AND LCT - START COOPERTAION
"Over the last eight months, the staff from Laser Combat Technologies [LCT, an Australian producer of high-strength cast aluminium guns] and FragTag [an Australian manufacturer of laser tag electronic components] have been working closely together to develop an outdoor lazer tag system that is second to none," - says the press-release published at LCT's official web-page. The two companies have struck an agreement that leaves all LCT guns to be built to include the FragTag system. The team at FragTag now has their system fully backed by a commercial manufacturer... Read more »
BATTLEFIELD SPORTS ANNOUNCED NEW SENSOR
BattleField Sports announced the launch of its new generation sensor technology - Supasensor. Roughly the size of a silver dollar this latest innovation is both built tough and technically innovative.The new supasensor domes are now made out of polycarbonate. With the Generation 2 firmware, the new supasensor has remarkably even performance between shade and bright sunlight. The difference between these two extremes is only 11%.The other vital feature is the new sensor it that it never becomes too sensitive even in night conditions.These innovations have increased gaming gun range by more than 30%. Read more »
NEW ATAKA SITES HAVE BEEN OPENED IN RUSSIA
Laserniye Technologii Company, the manufacturer of Russian laser tag Ataka, informs that two new sites equipped with their laser tag system have been opened recently in Russia - in Bryansk and in Abakan. And even more - a third facility - the former LaserQuest site in Nizhniy Novgorod (established in 2001) - has been converted to Ataka system, as well. At this, Ataka remains the most popular laser tag system in Russian Federation.
NEW OTDOOR LASER TAG SITES OPENED IN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE
At the very beginning of March, they have opened two new outdoor laser tag sites - in Kiev (Ukraine) and in Togliatti (Russia). Equipped with Ukrainian-made laser tag system Action Ukraine LaserTag, the first outdoor laser tag in Kiev can host up to 10 players, the one in Togliatti - up to 6 players (though, they are planning to increase the quantity of the phasers, so up to 12 persons could play there in the nearest time). These two sites will be followed by the new outdoor club equipped with the same type of laser tag system in Moscow, soon. Speaking about the whole territory of NIS and Baltic countries, at present time we can find up to 10 outdoor laser tag sites of different types here.
Q-ZAR VESTS WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH SHOULDER SENSORS SOON
As they say at Q-Zar Systems' official web-page, "... Shoulder sensors are almost ready for testing. Hope to have them out in 2007". It is also said that Windows-based software version will be released soon. Yet, no news about the announced two years ago Q-Zar Real Time System is still available. We tried to get more information about these matters directly at Q-Zar Systems, but received no reply...
A NEW Q-ZAR SITE IS OPENED IN TOGLIATTI
A new Q-Zar site - Zarnitsa - has been opened recently at Goulyay-Pole FEC in Togliatti, Russian Federation. Based on a 360 sq.m maze, the new arena can accomodate up to 20 players. This site is the first indoor laser tag facility in Togliatti (till the present time, the only laser tag system to ever be used in this city was Latvian-made outdoor laser tag - Specnaz). As we can see, besides Russian-made Ataka system, Q-Zar is the most popular indoor laser tag system in Russia.
BATTLEFIELD SPORTS LAUNCHES NEW PHASOR
Battlefield Sports, an Australian outdoor Laser Tag manufacturer, marketer and world-wide distributor of Battlefield Live products, introduced the all-new Scorpion metal gaming gun. The Scorpion gaming gun is the first entry in Battlefield Sports new 2007 Series of tournament grade guns designed for exceptional performance and durability. Read more »
THE WINNERS OF TRUTNEE RATING HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED
Let us introduce the winners of our traditional annual TRUTNEE RATING (special Laser Tag award for the residents of NIS and Baltic countries): The Best Laser Tag site of the year - Lider Club in St.Petersburg, Russia (Quasar Elite equipment); The Best Laser Tag web-page: Alyens' Team page (Russian only); The Best Laser Tag players team - Kroshki team (Quasar Elite, St.Petersburg - Russia), The Best Laser Tag picture - Ataka promo-picture created in Tomsk, Russia. Our congratulations and best wishes to the winners!
NEW LASERMAXX ARENA IS OPENED IN RIGA
New LaserMaxx arena has been opened recently at Bowlero FEC in Riga (Latvia). Equipped with LaserMaxx Evolution 3 system, the new site can accomodate up to 13 players. Besides DarkLight arena located at Go Planet FEC, the new arena is the second laser tag facility currently active in the capital of Latvia, and the second one equipped with LaserMaxx system to be found at the territory of the countries of the former Soviet Union. Read more about the new arena »
SAM GODFREY (QUASAR ELITE): "THE FEED-BACK WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM OUR CUSTOMERS IS VERY POSITIVE"
How many Quasar Elite sites are being operated in the world at the moment? What is the feed-back received from the customers of the system? What difficulties were experienced by Quasar Elite in Russia? What is the price policy of the appointed distributors in Spain and Russia? What kind of marketing materials do they provide the customers with? Are they planning to introduce a "World Quasar Elite Cup"? Read the answers in the exclusive interview with the official representative of Quasar Manufacturing Ltd., Mr.Godfrey. Read more »
LASERTRON, INC. PLANS ITS FURTHER EXPANSION
Russian Game Zona Company, the operator of LaserTron site in St.Petersburg, anounces that the possibility of opening of 3-4 new LaserTron arenas is just being under its consideration. It is possible, that in 2007 the new arenas will be opened in Ufa, Moscow, St.Petersburg (another one), and - probably - in Bryansk. LaserTron representative, Mr.Zykin, whom we asked to comment on the situation, confirmed that negotiations with Game Zona and some other possible investors were really in a progress. "LaserTron, Inc. is eager to become a more aggressive player at laser tag market here in Russia and Ukraine", said Mr.Zykin.
According to the official web-page of Estonian MegaZone arena Zelluloos (Tallinn), the following interesting records have been established there: the maximal distance crossed during a standard game is 1610 m (the record was established by 15 years old Meelis Rohula); maximal play duration is 27 hours (the record was established by 8 players); record in body weight losing during a game was established by Marko Mallas (3 kg); the maximal time played by a 3 year old child was 3 times per 30 minutes each (established by Raiko Ader). Rather amazing, isn't it?
A NEW INTERNET PROJECT IS LAUNCHED BY ILTA
International Laser Tag Association (ILTA) has launched a new internet project - Laser Tag Start Up - targeted at these ones who are in a position to open own Laser Tag site. The web page contains: image gallery, manuals, videos, information about business planning, financing and start up, laser tag equipment, layout and theming, operations, staffing, food service, etc. To get an access to the databank and their Forum you should be a registered member (will cost you about 115 USD). Go to Laser Tag Start Up »
LASER CHASER HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY MULTIMAXX B.V.
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Recently we've got an information that Laser Chaser has been taken over by Dutch Company Multimax Electronics B.V. (manufacturer of LaserMaxx Laser Tag system, Outsider outdoor Laser Tag system and special version of Laser Tag equipment designed for use at the territory of Germany - Laser Mission). As the guys at Multimax inform, "From now on service for the Laser Chaser centres can by done by LaserMaxx staff, or every Laser Chaser operator who wishes to trade in his Laser Chaser system will get a good discount on a new LaserMaxx system".
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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