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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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08.05.2010: INTERNATIONAL LASER TAG ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE GOLDEN PHASER AWARDS - 2010
International Laser Tag Association (ILTA) has just announced the winners of the 2010 Golden Phaser Awards in the following six categories: "Best Laser Tag Briefing Video" - Hilltop Family Fun from Somersworth (New Hampshire, USA); "Best TV / Cable Laser Tag Commercial" - Xtreme Adventures from Lutz (Florida, USA); "Best Laser Tag Print Ad" - Blazer Tag Adventure Center from Austin (Texas, USA); "Best Laser Tag Website" - webpages of Combat Sports Outdoor Laser Tag from Manalpan (New Jersey, USA) and Cosmic Laser from Pontault-Combault (France); "Best Laser Tag Radio Spot" - LaserLite Laser Tag from Bloomington (Indiana, USA); "Laser Tag Operator of the Year" - Jarett Waite @ Laser Mania from St. George (Utah, USA). Golden Phaser Awards is an annual laser tag competition held by ILTA since 2009; the winners are usually announced at the Annual Lasertag Convention (USA). Please, Read more »
20.03.2010: NEW TORTURE TEST OF LASER TAG EQUIPMENT
Our new (already the third one) crash-test report (or, 'Hummer-Test', as these reports are also called sometimes) shows the phases of LaserMaxx laser tag pack torture-test, that was performed to prove the equipment's durability. The pack was tried with bludgeon, foot, hammer and bike, and even got under the wheels of a car, tractor and tanker. The test was conducted and taped in 2010 by Dutch SienZien Company by the request of LaserMaxx. According to the released results of the test, the pack had passed all the tortures without any damages and remained fully operationable... Read more »
20.03.2010: ANALYTICS: INDEX OF LASER TAG INDUSTRY (EUROPE) IS UPDATED
According to the updated Index of Laser Tag industry, the strongest national laser tag markets in Europe may be observed in Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom (subgroup A+) followed by Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Russia and Ukraine (subgroup A-); no national laser tag industry (group D) is still observed in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Positive tendency is observed in Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Ukraine and most of the other countries; some type of negative tendency is observed in the Netherlands, France and Slovakia. From the point of view of a laser tag operator, probably the most attractive markets are these of Belgium (subgroup B+), Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Russia and Ukraine (subgroup A-), where the industry's strength is already strong enough, yet the competition level is still more or less moderate. Laser Tag index is an analytical and statistical survey made by TRUTNEE.COM with the aim of figuring out the current situation at 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 »
15.03.2010: LASERMAXX STARTS MARKETING THEIR NEW EQUIPMENT - EVO-5
Dutch laser tag manufacturer - LaserMaxx - just announced they starting marketing the newest version of their equipment, - EVO-5. The new version allows 6 players' teams (with the total number of players up to 64), is equipped extra adjustable bright LEDs, has an improved hit points system, uses continuos radio communication, starts strobing flashes when player is hit, its vests remain in the game even if you dismantle them and take out the battery, etc. Also, they introduced several new modules in LaserMaxx EVO-5 - 2-arena module (allows separate playing of 2 groups of players), ranking module, DMX module, bar console module, MP3 and video modules... New interactive devices, such as PowerPod and Base/Mine are introduced as well. Please, Read more »
22.02.2010: LASERTAG INDUSTRY: AMERICAN MARKET RETAINS LEADING POSITIONS
According to International Laser Tag Association (ILTA), laser tag is a $ 231 million a year industry in North America alone. There are more than 770 laser tag locations in USA with 1400 worldwide. The average return on investment (ROI) in the States for laser tag site is 12-18 months. Laser tag attractions in the US gross between $ 230 000 - 645 000 a year (at this, nearly 50% of revenue comes from reserved parties), an average price for 1 game being about 6 US dollars. In 2007, an estimated 18 million laser tag experiences were played in USA, the target market being the following: 47% of players were 6-12 years olds, 28% - 13-17 years olds, 14% - 18-25 years olds. To compare: according to the data published by Vlast Deneg magazine, the estimated volume of laser tag business in Ukraine in 2009 was about $ 3 million only, yet profitability of the business being up to 80% (including outdoor laser tag sites).
26.01.2010: HOW DURABLE IS LASER TAG EQUIPMENT? - A NEW TORTURE TEST
Following the famous crash test of laser tag equipment performed in 2005 (please, see Hummer Test), the guys from Laser Blast decided to impress us even more by torturing the phaser with a special stand (which was purposely brought to IAAPA-2009 trade show in Las-Vegas, USA) thus proving the famous durability of their equipment. So, how durable is Laser Blast equipment? Please, Read more »
24.01.2010: PAUL SIMMONDS @ LASER ZONE (HUDDERSFIELD): - "...PROMOTING INTER-SITE RIVALRY WILL ONLY INCREASE A CENTRE"S TRADE OVER TIME!"
What is the age of an average laser tag player in the UK? How often should a player play to be defined as "Regular"? What is special all-night event? How do they advertise and promote laser tag arenas in Britain? What is the attitude of British operators towards multi-system laser tag championships of Armageddon type? What game modes and features of Zone system is most popular among the players? What advantages does a two level maze have when compared to a single level one? How strong is the competition among laser tag sites in West Yorkshire? - read all these and many other questions answered by Mr. Simmonds, the owner of Laser Zone laser tag arenas in Huddersfield and Bradford (UK), in our exclusive interview: Read more »
19.01.2010: SHTURM SITE ANNOUNCED THE WINNERS OF THEIR PHOTO CONTEST
Based in Veliky Novgorod (Russian Federation) Shturm laser tag site officially released the results of their laser tag photo contest, Miss Shturm ( Lasertag ) - 2009. Announced in July 2009, the contest suggested choosing the winners among the laser tag photos depicting girls with laser tag gear of any type and any system (and taken in any country - the pictures were submitted by e-mail). The winners were chosen by a special committee that included both representatives of laser tag industry (incl. TRUTNEE.COM) and professional artists. The total number of the finalists was 19, and all the pictures were very bright, so it took rather a long time for the committee to make the final decision. At last, the choice is done and the Winners are announced: Read more »
13.01.2010: FUNNY THINGS FOR IPHONES - PHONE LASER TAG EMULATIONS - ARE RELEASED
"Laser tag meets urban paintball in an epic battle against your friends - a heart pounding adventure that puts you and your iPhone directly in the line of fire", - says ShadowForce, the developing company of GunMan application. The new app for the iPhone is a laser-tag style game that takes the fast-paced multiplayer action of popular online and console titles and brings the war into the real world by allowing players to target their friends and see who *really* has the most skills. For these purposes the application utilizes the phone's camera. Another laser tag emulating application - Phazer Tag by Post Imagineering - uses the new iPhone 3GS GPS and digital-compass to determine the location and bearing of your enemies. "The Phazer Tag game is not only fun, but can be used to increase important team building values, such as leadership, teamwork, and communication; it serves as an excellent experiential-learning tool for training children, teens and even adults", - say the developers.
09.01.2010: THE WINNERS OF TRUTNEE LASER TAG AWARDS-2009 ARE ANNOUNCED
Official results of 2009 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Rating, the oldest European laser tag award, were just announced. This year we have honored winners in the following categories: the best laser tag site (Site of the Year - NIS and Baltic countries only), the best laser tag web-page (WebPage of the Year - European and NIS countries), the best laser tag players team (Laser Tag Regulars' Team of the Year - NIS and Baltic countries), the most important laser tag event (Event of the Year - European and NIS countries), the best image of laser tag thematic (Laser Tag Image of the Year - Worldwide) and Special Laser Tag Awards (European and NIS countries). Our congratulations to the Winners! Please, Read more »
14.12.2009: DELTA STRIKE COMES TO EUROPE
Finally, we've got the confirmation about opening of the two European laser tag arenas equipped with Delta Strike (New Zealand) system. The very first Delta Strike arena in Europe is located in France (Metropolis-Lanester - Zone de manebos, rue Gustave Zédé, 56600 Lanester; see the kid's image to the left taken by them), the second one - in Switzerland (LaserFun - Arena Shopping Center, 9000 St.Gallen). To our knowledge, both arenas' operators were provided with distributorship rights and functions for the applicable territories. The total number of the laser sites currently using Delta Strike system in the world is said to be 20 (including the two European arenas). At this, the total number of laser tag sites of all types which are believed to be open at present time in Switzerland is 5 (and more than 65 for France). Please, read more about Laser tag sites in France » and Laser tag sites in Switzerland »
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 »
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