The Latest The Being Virtual Show - Deep Dive with George Smith from Family Entertainment Group
Join Bob and his guest George Smith in this Deep Dive interview. George is one of the most experienced VR operators, with 23 different VR arcade games across his locations. Together they discuss bundling and pricing strategy, real estate leasing, George's favorite VR attraction and more.
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Every once in a while a new product hits our market that promises to change the game. I’d like to introduce you to VAR BOX, a new unattended virtual reality arcade system boasts the best VR games we’ve seen. It also offers the promise of a transformative esports program for operators looking to build recurring visitation. Join Bob in a free webinar to learn more.
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An 8X entrepreneur with thirty-five years of experience launching emerging technology companies, Bob Cooney is widely referred to as the world's foremost expert on location-based virtual reality.
An Inc. 500 CEO with a successful NASDAQ IPO, Bob is the go-to-market strategist behind many of the world's most successful immersive entertainment products. Cooney mentors founders and executive teams of some of the top VR companies and helps operators choose the best VR products for their locations.
If you’re considering adding virtual reality arcade machines to your family entertainment center in the next year, keep reading. This post will save you time and money. The supply chain has created real headwinds for VR arcade game suppliers. For the last year or more, finding headset cables for an HTC Vive Pro was like searching…
VRsenal, inventor of the original Beat Saber Arcade Cabinet, continues to innovate in the VR music rhythm genre. When Facebook acquired Beat Games, the studio behind Beat Saber, they pulled all the arcade licenses. VRsenal then partnered with Blackwall Games to bring the arcade hit Rhythmatic to family entertainment centers. Housed in a new arcade…
Could competitive VR esports games be part of the future FEC arcade landscape? Esports is wildly popular. Video games like League of Legends and Fortnite pay out millions in prizes. They are watched by hundreds of millions of fans, both in stadiums and on Twitch. Billions are being invested in esports. Major league sports teams…
Virtual reality is exploding. It’s the fastest-growing segment of the Amusement Industry. More traditional amusement manufacturers have jumped on the VR bandwagon in recent years. Sega is the latest entrant with their VR Agent game. I am sure there are more coming. VR provides a more immersive gaming experience, which is what players want. Recent…
VRsenal showed a 2-station unattended VR arcade platform (the V2) at IAAPA Orlando last month. It was one of the hits of the show. Now I’m getting constant questions from operators asking, “Which VRsenal V2 games make the most sense for my location?” There are four options to consider: 1. Star Wars Dual Station Due…
Viva Las Vengeance teams Zack Snyder with Pure Imagination for location-based virtual reality mayhem The Army of the Dead VR experience “Viva Las Vengeance”, is a bold move for the streaming giant. But it’s not a surprise if you’ve been following closely. In July of 2019, Netflix made a move that got little coverage in…
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Bob Cooney was an early advisor once we determined that we would be entering into the space of family entertainment. With his nearly 30 years of predicting business and technology trends, evaluating product and market viability, and helping to introduce new experiences to the public, he would be an asset to any company looking for leg up on the competition.
Founder and CEO of Hologate
VP Latin America, GM of Mexico, American Gaming Systems
"An eye-opening experience"
Ever since our first contact with Bob, we've felt that unique chemistry that defines true professionalism. With true down-to-Earth and practical approach, Bob has been an invaluable help to our strategic development. Thanks to Bob's intimate knowledge of best practices in out-of-home entertainment market and track record-proven "do's and dont's" combined with crystal clear intensive study framework, our team was able to lay the foundation to what normally takes months to prepare. On behalf of all of Neurogaming team, I would like to thank Bob for his time and help!
I've worked with several consultants throughout Virtuix's history, but I can say that our workshop with Bob has been the most impressive and valuable consulting session I have ever experienced. Bob is a marketing genius. In just one day, we were able to cut through the noise, including our own nonsense, and distill a brilliant marketing message and positioning that set us up for success in this competitive industry. If you need help to navigate marketing and find your value proposition in the location-based entertainment space, Bob is the best guide around."
CEO, Founder, Virtuix
"provocative, engaging and informative…overwhelming two thumbs up!”
Executive Vice President of the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA).
Emmanuel from Scale1
ICART, President SCALE-1 PORTAL".
Bob has been instrumental in developing our go-to-market strategy. His understanding of the location-based entertainment market has informed our transition from a game studio to a solution provider that builds turnkey games for the LBE market.
Matt Schiel Design
SVP Dave and Busters
Bobs creativity, big picture view, and extensive industry insight enable him to quickly position a product and formulate a go-to-market strategy. His charismatic leadership, relatability, and genuine enthusiasm enable him to facilitate this type of thinking during his workshop. Our team came away from the workshop educated on the industry and with a real sense of ownership in the positioning, brand identity, and market strategy developed over our 2 day session. We are charged up and excited to tackle the challenges still ahead. Bob's executive mentoring workshop is fantastic and I would highly recommend it to any company looking to enter the Location-Based Entertainment space.
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