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15.04.2008: What systems are used at laser tag sites located at the territory of NIS and Baltic countries?

The diagram shown above represents the calculated quantity of different types of laser tag systems as per April, 2008. "Zone" graph includes MegaZone (all versions) and Nexus systems. Laser Blast, LaserForce and Laser Force Plus systems constitute 3% each, the other systems (without percents indicated at the diagram) constitute less than 3% each.
(C) 2008 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Portal
16.05.2007: What is your attitude towards Armageddon-type multi system laser tag tournament?

A - "Great idea! I'd like to participate!" (33%)
B - "I think I could take part in such event" (44%)
C - "I don't know..." (2%)
D - "I don't think I would participate in such tournament" (14%)
E - "I don't like the idea of a multi system laser tag tournament at all!" (7%)

The poll was conducted by TRUTNEE with the help of major Russian laser tag players' forums. Total number of votes received -45 (100%). Vote Format: single choice, one vote per one person.
(C) 2007 TRUTNEE.COM
31.03.2007: Do you think the map of the indoor laser tag maze should be available for the players?

A - "Absolutely No: there should be something surprising in the maze!" (12%)
B - "I don't think so" (12%)
C - "Who cares?" (8%)
D - "I'd like it to be available!" (19%)
E - "Yes, for sure: no playing without the map!" (49%)

The poll was conducted at TRUTNEE's (Russian section). Total number of votes received - 26 (100%). Vote Format: single choice, one vote per one IP address.
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30.05.2009: VASILY RUDYUK (FIRE LINE AND VDV OUTDOOR LASER TAG SITES): ...'WE DO A SERIOUS BUSINESS!'
Let us present an exclusive on-line interview with one of the most well-known outdoor laser tag operators in Ukraine, Mr. Vasily Rudyuk. Right now Mr. Rudyuk is operating two sites in Kiev, - Fire Line (equipped with Australian Frag Tag system) and VDV (equipped with Ukrainian ACULA system). In the interview: How to run successful marketing and advertising campaigns in outdoor laser tag business? How does operator like Action Ukraine Lasertag (ACULA) and Frag Tag systems? Is operating these outdoor laser tag systems cause any technical problems? Why should a person open two outdoor laser tag sites in one and the same city? Can we say that outdoor laser tag is a seasonal business? What is an average player in Ukraine? What is outdoor laser tag - a kind of sport, or an attraction?.. Read more »
23.05.2009: ANTI-CRISIS LASER TAG GLOVES
At Amazon, they start marketing of 'Lasertag Gloves' - Spy Lazer Chase, a device that is worn on your wrist and fires an invisible beam at your opponent when you clench your fist. It can tag the opponent at up to 45 metres. Cool sounds for firing and getting hit by laser blasts. Each player has five lives measured on lifeforce meter. Batteries included. The average price is about 10 GBP (2 gloves' set - for 2 persons). The device is believed to be manufactured in China, yet may be distributed under Spy Gear trade mark either by Vivid Imaginations (UK) or by Wild Planet Toys (USA).
23.05.2009: WINNENDEN SCHOOL MASSACRE CAUSED ANTI-LASERTAG HYSTERIA IN GERMAN PARLIAMENT
The terrible Winnenden school massacre, that occurred on 11 March 2009 when a 17-year-old drug addict killed 15 persons, caused a new wave of anti-lasertag hysteria in FRG. While there were renewed calls for a complete ban on violent games, it was, surprisingly, paintball and laser tag which, ultimately, will find themselves outlawed. The Local reports that violators of the upcoming bans could find themselves on the wrong end of a € 5,000 (about US$ 6,800) fine. Wolfgang Bosbach, deputy head of the conservative Christian Union parliamentary group, commented: 'We have agreed on reasonable changes that will mean more security without over-regulating hobby marksmen and hunters... [Paintball and laser tag] simulate killing'. At this, no evidence that the shooter ever played paintball or laser tag was released... Read more »
18.04.2009: RAAPA TRADESHOW EVALUATION 2009
During the International Exhibition "Amusement rides and Entertainment Equipment - RAAPA 2009" in Moscow (Russia) several new laser tag systems were introduced to Russian market: for the first time in Russia they showed Ikon-X outdoor laser tag system and LiteBlast variant of Laser Blast system (both manufactured in the USA). Besides, samples of Laser Club, Nexus and even the new RAIDZ outdoor laser tag system's pack could be investigated by the visitors during the special events organized within the frame of the exhibition... Read more »
23.03.2009: JEFF SCHILLING (CREATIVE WORKS): "WE ARE CONTINUALLY DEVELOPING OUR PRODUCTS TO STAY AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE INDUSTRY"
What is the importance of laser tag maze? Which maze is better - single level or multi level? What are the key points for laser tag site to become success? What is Successful Arena Equation? Once laser tag maze is built, should it ever be rebuilt? How popular are Sportive arenas? What trends will become popular in laser tag maze theming in the coming years? - See these and other questions answered by Jeff Schilling, founder of Creative Works - the leading laser tag maze designer and builder, in our exclusive on-line interview. Read more »
07.03.2009: INFRARED OR LASER - WHICH IS BETTER?
Let us present you a new illustrated article written by Doug Willems (Delta Strike International Ltd.), researching the difference between infrared and laser technologies used in laser tag industry. The article covers the nuances of use of fiberoptics, laser sensors, laser and infrared beams and the principles of the two tagging technologies. You can download the file [Here] (.pdf format, 324 kb).
01.03.2009: IN KRYVYY RIH (UKRAINE) SCHOOLCHILDREN ARE PERMITTED TO DO THEIR PHYSICAL TRAINING LESSONS AT LASER TAG ARENA
IPPON laser tag arena in Kryvyy Rih (Ukraine) reports that laser tag activity was approved by the local public education authorities as facultative physical training lessons for schoolchildren. "Kids just admire laser tag; and this activity really resembles a sport of some kind. Besides, laser tag is excellent for team building", - says arena's representative Mr. S.Ponomarchuk, - "We provided the schools with a big price discount and they really got interested. From our side, I can tell that effectiveness of such marketing approach is more than 400%; at this the usual marketing efforts were less than 20% effective here". IPPON arena was opened in June, 2008 and is equipped with 10-pack Q-Zar system and has a 200 sq.m maze. Please, read more (Ukr.) »
26.02.2009: Q-ZAR BRAND IS PURCHASED BY LASER LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Laser Light Entertainment informed that they had completed acquisition of the Q-Zar name and trade marks. Founded in 2002 in Concord (California, USA), Laser Light Entertainment Inc. (LLE) is specialized in servicing and selling Q-Zar equipment (including its rare modification, Q-Kidz). As a representative of LLE informs, right now they are not just selling the stocked supplies of Q-Zar equipment, but also looking into several specialised companies to help them improve the current equipment and produce an updated Q-Zar system. Please, read more »
21.02.2009: NEW LASER TAG ARENA AT SHENANIGANZ FEC (TEXAS, USA) ACHIEVES OUTSTANDING RESULTS IN ROI
As reported by Laser Blast, after only one month in town, 6,700 players have experienced the thrill of HyperBlast arena at new Shenaniganz FEC in Rockwall, Texas (USA). Co-owner Justin Ripp says, “At this pace, we expect full ROI on the LaserBlast Laser tag attraction within 6 months. Although great results were expected, the local interest has been beyond anything we predicted.” With maze themed as the Ruins of Angkor Wat, 2-story laser tag arena complex modeled after the famous 12th century Cambodian temple and can afford up to 26 players. An excellent beginning! Read more about Shenaniganz »
16.02.2009: EAAPA TRADE SHOW IN MOSCOW: LASER TAGS ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE POPULAR IN RUSSIA
Despite the global financial worries, Russian market shows the increasingly strong demand for laser tag sites ('These days we're busier than ever, selling our equipment', - says the representative of Laser Club, a Russian laser tag manufacturing company. - 'People here are loving laser tag!'). Thus, this year at Eurasian Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (EAAPA-2009) in Moscow they tried their best providing the visitors with the possibility to see (and even try) laser tag equipment of different brands, both indoor and outdoor. And for some of them it was the very first introduction to Russian market... Please, Read more »
14.02.2009: BATTLEFIELD SPORTS DELIVER GUNS TO THE ROYAL MARINES
The British Royal Marine Commandos stationed on board the carrier HMS Bulwark will begin training this month with Battlefield Sports gaming guns. "These guns will be used onboard for CQB training, boarding operations and agent infiltration exercises," said Captain Hingston, Support Troop, 4 Assault Squadron of the Royal Marine Commandos, who took delivery of the supply of Battlefield Sports equipment for the crew of the carrier HMS Bulwark this week... Please, Read more »
13.01.2009: TRUTNEE LASER TAG AWARDS-2008 ARE ANNOUNCED
Official results of 2008 TRUTNEE Laser Tag Rating, the oldest Eastern European laser tag award, were just announced. The major award - Laser Tag Site of the Year - goes to Samolet arena in Moscow, Russia (Q-Zar+ system, 40 vests, 500 sq.m maze); Best Laser Tag Web Page award goes to Romanian LaserMaxx Romania in Bucuresti; Best Laser Tag Team award goes to Yozhiki Q-Zar team (Moscow, Russia); Open laser tag tournament held by Russian Union of Scouts (RUS) was recognized as the Major Laser Tag Event at the territory of CIS; the Best Laser Tag Picture award goes to Australian BattleField Sports for Siren set of pictures published recently at www.battlefieldsports.com. Besides the basic nominations, this year three additional awards were introduced: Special award for unique maze theming goes to Latvian LaserMaxx arena at Bowlero FEC (Riga, Latvia); Special award for style goes to Moscow Snezh.com arena (LaZer Runner system, 20 vests, 300 sq.m maze); and, finally, Laser Tag Best Seller (territory of CIS) award goes to Ukrainian K2 Company - the manufacturer of Action Ukraine Lasertag outdoor system. Our congratulations to the Winners! Please, Read more (rus) »
27.12.2008: IAAPA TRADESHOW EVALUATION 2008
This year’s IAAPA Tradeshow in Orlando, Florida offered a great mix of consistent products as well as new innovations in the laser tag industry. With the economic worries across the globe, exhibitors were ready to bring their best presentations to their clients. While no one would argue attendance was down from previous years, the buyers that did attend were serious about finding the best products for their laser tag facilities... 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-2008. Please, Read more »
10.12.2008: STEVEN JENNINGS (Q-2000): "NOW WE ARE BUSIER THAN EVER, OPENING 8 NEW SITES IN THE UK WITH OTHERS IN RUSSIA, SWEDEN AND ITALY"
What is the history of Meno Electronics, the manufacturer of the famous Q-2000 indoor laser tag system? What version of Q-2000 is currently being marketed? Have you ever heard about Chromaburst? How many parts in Q-2000 and 'standard' Q-zar systems are interchangeable? What features of Q-2000 are unique? What is the maximum fire rate in Q-2000 system? What is the average life time of the system? - we asked these and other questions during our exclusive on-line interview with Steven Jennings, the founder of legendary Meno Electronics Ltd. (Q2000 Laser Tag Games): Read more »
02.12.2008: DELTA STRIKE: THE SYSTEM DESIGNED WITH AN OWNER OF LASER TAG BUSINESS IN MIND
Delta Strike, an indoor and mobile laser tag manufacturer located in New Zealand, is rather a new company. Yet, their systems are bright. Their equipment is reliable. They use some new unique features nobody in laser tag industry has ever used before. We bet, they have a bright future. Today, we present you an exclusive interview with the Company's founder, Mr. Doug Willems. In the interview Doug kindly answers our questions about the line-of-sight aiming, Light Columns, back-up controlling system, rear and forward facing phasor speakers, membership features of Delta Strike system, "System - Free!' program, wireless programming, gold and silver team colors, and others... Read more »
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