VR Esports Games: Competitive Recipe for Growth

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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…

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Launching a Unique VR Arcade Game Distribution Model

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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…

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Virtuix Omni Arena – Replay Cut the Crap the Truth about Exports (22:06)

Learn how a national tournament with cash prizes is driving repeat play and destination traffic.  Bob interviews Jan Goetgeluk, founder of Virtuix, who has been running a national esports tournament at FECs for more than two years, and Todd Maunsell, VP of Operations at Cinergy, who recently held their first “local” esports competition, seeing a…

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WTF is Esports? Replay Cut the Crap – the Truth about Esports (10:37)

Esports is one of the hot buzzwords in the entertainment market. Companies seem to be pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into building esports arenas, gaming lounges, and other location-based entertainment venues catering to the burgeoning esports market. Bob Cooney opens with an overview of the market and its growth along with definitions we can…

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Netflix Double Taps The Unlimited Demand For Zombies with Army of the Dead VR

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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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How to Make More Money from VR Arcade Games

Virtual reality games are the latest trend in family entertainment centers and arcades. The location-based VR market is extremely complex. Most operators are taking an overly simplistic view of it. This worked in 2016 when segmenting the VR attractions market was fairly simple. There was free roam VR, like Zero Latency and The VOID, and…

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The Truth About Star Wars Lightsaber VR Game Earnings

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One of the only companies brave enough to launch a product into the teeth of the pandemic was VRsenal. In October, the company announced that the VR lightsaber game would be available globally after delivering to Dave and Busters for their chain-wide deployment.  Since then, operators have installed close to 200 units.  It’s been challenging to…

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Unis Ultra Moto VR and the Reimagined Arcade

Constraint drives innovation. A recent Harvard Business Review story covers 145 empirical studies that show individuals, teams, and organizations all benefit from constraints. The current pandemic has constrained more aspects of our businesses and lives than we can count. But it’s also leading to an unprecedented spike in innovation across manufacturers, suppliers, and operators. One…

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