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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.
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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.
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12.12.2009: THE FIRST INDOOR LASER TAG SITE IS OPENED IN TURKEY

The first indoor laser tag site is now opened in Turkey. Located at Atlantis FEC (Istanbul Cevahir Shoping Mall, Atlantis Entertainment Centre - Sisli) in Istanbul, the arena is themed as an underwater world (the maze size is 450 sq.m, one level), equipped with LaserMaxx Evo.III system and can host up to 10 players. This arena is the second laser tag site to ever be opened in Turkey; the first one was opened earlier this year and is also located in Istanbul (yet, equipped with BattleField Sports outdoor laser tag system). The arena's operator, Turkish Bersa Limited Company is also acquired the status of local LaserMaxx dealer. Please, read more about the Laser tag sites in Turkey »

12.12.2009: IAAPA TRADESHOW EVALUATION 2009
This year’s IAAPA Trade Show (Las Vegas, USA) was a breath of fresh air compared to past years. Not only was attendance up from last year, but our industry was also well represented with 15 different laser tag manufacturers exhibiting at the show! 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-2009. Please, Read more »
01.12.2009: QUASAR ELITE COMES TO ITALY
The first Quasar Elite arena in Italy was recently opened in Rome (the site is called Q-Zar Elite and is located at via Aristide Staderini, 83). Equipped with 400 sq.m maze, the new arena can host up to 40 players simultaneously. This laser tag site is the twelfth one we are aware of existing in Italy nowadays. Besides, the new arena acts as a local equipment's distributor (according to the information we've got, this is the third foreign distributor officially authorized by the manufacturer, Quasar Manufacturing Ltd.: besides Italy, they have their people in Spain and Russia already). So, if you are thinking about starting your own laser tag facility in Italy, you may contact them. Please, see the whole list of Laser tag sites in Italy »
12.10.2009: ZONE LASER GAMES ANNOUNCES NEW INDOOR LASER TAG SYSTEM, RIFT BLASTER
RIFT Blaster is a high-end, real-time radio system delivered at a low price point. The new system offers either a 2 or 3 team set up upon delivery. The packs offer Smart Team Formating which turns all packs blue during a solo game and allows players to choose their team on a team game. Rift Blaster offers 10 unique game formats and also has a brand new software interface. Other features are: programable pack names, green lasers, lightweight packs (2.5 kg total), 2 hand sensor, 20 hour battery. A 50% deposit is required before installation will be scheduled; the other 50% can be payed off at 0% interest for 12 months or on the new pay-for-play system which allows the operator to only pay for the time he/she uses. The price is about USD 35 000 for a 20-pack system. Please, Read more »
05.10.2009: DECORATING LASER TAG ARENA: A PIECE OF ADVICE FROM THE SIDE OF SPECIALISTS IN FLUORESCENT PAINTS, UV LIGHTS AND LAMPS
How long can a fluorescent painting last and how often it is recommended to repaint the laser tag maze? When painting the maze, what is the correct way of applying the fluorescent paint? Do you need to have some specific skills to apply a fluorescent painting? What types of UV lights and lamps are typically used at laser tag mazes in the UK? What quantities of fluorescent paints and UV lights should be purchased to decorate a typical laser tag maze? What fittings and tubes are recommended by professionals? - All these (and many others) questions were kindly answered by James Fuller @ The UV Centre (UK) - the specialists in fluorescent paints, UV lights and lamps. Read more »
01.10.2009: ALEXANDER MOISTSRAPISHVILI (DELTA CLUB ARENA IN TBILISI, GEORGIA): 'WE ARE PLANNING TO ADD AN EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT TO A LASER TAG GAME!'
Why have they chosen Laser Club system? How durable is this laser tag system? What features of it are popular among the players and what are not? What is the age of an average laser tag player in Tbilisi? What category of the players is the most important for a laser tag site? Who is provided with special discounts and bonuses at Tbilisian laser tag arena? How to advertise your arena? Is the web an effective way to advertise it? - See these and other questions kindly answered by Alexander Moistsrapishvili, representative of the first laser tag site in Transcaucasian region - Tbilisian Delta Club (Laser Club system / customized version). Read more »
19.09.2009: MEGAZONE (TALLINN): LASER TAG PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO USE CAMO FACE PAINTING!
Rather an interesting marketing innovation is introduced at Megazone lasertag site in Estonian Tallinn (Tartu mnt. 80F, Tallinn 10112): prior to entering the maze, the players can apply camo face paint now. As they say, "Camo face painting may provide the player with some type of tactical advantage (in a dark maze, the opposing players can hardly detect the player with a camouflaged face); besides, a person with camo face painting just looks great!". The paint they use is of natural origin, is allergy-tested and absolutely safe; the same type may be used for military operations and by hunters. When required, Megazone staff can help the player with applying the paint the proper way. Looks like face painting is not a bad idea to attract more visitors; besides, it can be easily implemented and for sure may add some traces of uniqueness to a laser tag arena. Please, Read more » about laser tag sites in Estonia.
14.09.2009: TWO EQUIPPED WITH RAIDZ SYSTEM OUTDOOR LASER TAG SITES ARE OPENED IN SWEDEN
Two equipped with RAIDZ system new outdoor sites just were opened in Sweden. The system's manufacturer, Sci-ARMS Company from Thailand (RAIDZ trade mark), started marketing their outdoor laser tag equipment at the end of 2008, thus Swedish Battleground: Dalarna in Falun and Battleground: Skåne in Lund are the first confirmed sites to be using RAIDZ system in Europe. As it is advertised by the manufacturer, 'RAIDZ is a Close Quarter Battle simulation system of the new age of Laser Tag equipment with a combination of realistic outdoor sport and an experience of a first-person shooting game' (this safe laser-based system utilizes game helmets, vests, LAN (Wi-Fi) protocol and can be used both indoor and outdoor). The new Swedish sites offer their players the game territory of about 10000 sq.m each and are opened during daylight hours (customers may book in advance). Please, Read more »
15.08.2009: HOW STRONG ARE NATIONAL LASER TAG MARKETS OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES?
According to the Index of Laser Tag industry, the strongest national laser tag industries in Europe may be observed in Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom (group A+) followed by Cyprus, Finland, France, Ireland and Norway (group A-); no national laser tag industry (group D) is still observed in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. From the point of view of a laser tag operator, probably the most attractive markets are these of Belgium, Russia and Ukraine (group B+, where the industry's strength is already strong enough, 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 with European laser tag market. To get the final results ('points'), about 15 different factors were 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 »
11.08.2009: INTERNATIONAL LASER TAG ASSOCIATION (ILTA) ANNOUNCED THE WINNERS OF 2009 GOLDEN PHASER AWARD
As it is announced, the winners of the 2009 Golden Phaser Award by International Laser Tag Association are: New World Laser Tag (Kristie Gracie, Middletown, CT) - The Best Briefing Video ; Laser Island (Doug Hornecker, Upland, CA) - The Best TV/Cable Commercial ; Lazer Traxx (Brian Anderson, Loveland, CO) - The Best Print Ad ; Fun Junction (Brian Jackson, Cicero, NY) - The Best Website ; Randall Briggs Shadowland, Columbia, MD) and Davor Franicevich (Laser Tag of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA) - The Operator(s) of the Year. Established in 2009, ILTA's Golden Phaser Award is honoring the special achievements attained by American laser tag sites and operators... Please, Read more »
22.07.2009: LASER BLAST IS STARTING MARKETING THE NEW VERSION OF THE EQUIPMENT, ZETABLAST
US laser tag manufacturer, Laser Blast announces they start marketing the new version of their laser tag system, ZetaBlast. The phasers & vests of the new version are identical to HyperBlast vests. But: the newest system allows for the freshest, most customizable game formats available - players earn credits by tagging others throughout the game, and can exchange these credits for over 20 new upgrades to their armor and weaponry. This exchange is made by tagging microblasters placed throughout the maze. The microblasters can be set to dispense any of the exciting new weapons or shields, and you can change them at any time. Looks like ZetaBlast is an excellent way to keep long-time members playing at your center and enjoying themselves!.. Read more »
23.06.2009: NEW VERSION OF RUSSIAN INDOOR LASER TAG SYSTEM 'ATAKA' IS TO BE RELEASED IN JULY [UPDATED]
The famous for the creating of Tselik (Russian laser-based military combat training system) Novosibirsk Central Design Bureau Tochbribor in cooperation with Lasernye Technologii, Ltd. (Russian manufacturer of commercial indoor laser tag system Ataka) has developed and is starting manufacturing and marketing of new commercial indoor laser tag system Ataka-3 (based on the technologies used in Nora military combat simulator). The new commercial system (see picture to the left) is equipped with radio controlling functions and opposing to the military version uses IR technology. The estimated price of a new Ataka-3 system may be 18,000 roubles (about 420 EUR) per pack.
23.06.2009: UPGRADE YOUR PAINTBALL MARKER INTO LASER TAG PHASOR WITH 'HEAD SHOT NOV TAG' EQUIPMENT!
Russian outdoor laser tag manufacturer - Head Shot Nov Tag (Veliky Novgorod) - informed that they launched manufacturing and marketing of outdoor laser tag unit allowing transforming any airsoft gun or paintball marker into laser tag phasor. Technical and basic operational characteristics of the new unit match the ones of the basic version of Head Shot Nov Tag equipment. The estimated retail price of the unit is 260 EUR.
12.06.2009: PAUL SAVARD @ LAZER RUNNER: HOW MUCH MONEY CAN A LASER TAG SYSTEM GENERATE FOR YOU?
Let us present to your kind attention a report prepared by Paul Savard, the leading marketing expert of LaZer Runner Laser Tag Systems (Canada). Also being a marketing issue in its origin, the report contains interesting figures (taken at 270 laser tag sites which are currently monitored by LaZer Runner's experts) and calculations proving that an indoor laser tag arena (in particular, but not obligatory, equipped with LaZer Runner system) is an excellent 'money generator' and, probably, is the most valuable addition to other entertainment options already existing in your FEC. Besides, in this report Paul attracts the reader's attention to their special offer - Pay-Per-Play financing, providing you with all the necessary information (unfortunately, this offer is valid for residents of USA and Canada only). Read more »
11.06.2009: FIRST LASER TAG SITE IS OPENED IN GEORGIA
In May, 2009 in Republic's capital - Tbilisi, they opened the first indoor laser tag site in Georgia - Delta Club. Also, it looks like this site is the first laser tag facility to be opened in the Transcaucasian region. The new site is equipped with 12 customized packs of Laser Club system and has 300 sq. m two level maze. Unlike the common version of Laser Club system, the one operated by Georgians is equipped with special type of phasors made in a form of Heckler & Koch submachine guns. For laser tag players, Delta Club offers standard games, birthday parties, all-night games and corporate events. Please, Read more »
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