Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: VR

VR lands in old town Swindon

VR lands in Swindon
A new VR centre has opened in Swindon’s old town, offering themed booths that allow parties of four to “escape reality for an hour and experience something completely new.”

Sega Amusements promises more blockbuster IPs at IAAPA

Sega Amusements IAAPA blockbusters
Sega Amusements have a line-up of “huge Hollywood blockbuster IPs” set to launch at upcoming events IAAPA and EAG.

VR City to open in Bradford

VR City Bradford opening
Bradford’s first virtual reality arcade VR City is to open this week, occupying part of the former Boyes department store on North Parade.

Belfast council considers CastleCourt FEC plans

Belfast FEC plans CastleCourt
Belfast City Council planners are considering change of use proposals to convert a former Debenhams in the city’s CastleCourt retail centre into a new FEC and cinema destination.

Instance Automatics launches “simple” cashless installation kit

Instance Contactless installation conversion kit
Instance Automatics have launched a “full, simple installation kit to convert most machines to contactless payment”.

Hollywood Gaming plans immersive VR expansion

Hollywood Gaming plans immersive VR expansion
Hollywood Gaming has announced plans to open a new range of “multi-sensory visitor experiences” under the Immersive Hollywood brand, after being supported by the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Ready programme.

VR gaming centre planned for West Devon town

VR Gaming Centre plans West Devon
A virtual reality gaming centre is planned for a former Natwest bank in Okehampton in West Devon.

Singing praises: Harry Levy’s Angry Birds dubbed “the best income hammer game” by operators

Geoff Spencer Harry Levy Amusements Angry Birds Whacker
Described as “the best money taker this season” and “the best income hammer game onsite”, Angry Birds Whacker Game has been praised by FEC operators for its winning theme and eye-catching features. Harry Levy’s Geoff Spencer explains why.

New VR experience for BPP’s Twister

Brighton Palace Pier VR Experience
Brighton Palace Pier is to host the world’s first “Ride with VR” experience, which will see those riding The Twister taken to new heights through a specially designed virtual reality adventure.

Entain all set to pilot multi-sports VR experience

Entain pilot multi sports VR experience
Entain has announced its intention to pilot a VR multi-sports entertainment experience. Building upon the operator’s partnership with Verizon Media, the VR “sports club” entertainment experience will be made available on the Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset.

VR centre plans in aid of local hospice approved

Hartlepool plans NEVRlabs VR Gaming Centre
Hartlepool Borough Council has approved plans for a new VR gaming centre to be located on Park Road, with all proceeds from the computer technology, training and education studio going to Alice House Hospice.

“Big changes” at The Mirage

The Mirage refurbished AGC reopening
Visitors returning to Mablethorpe’s leading arcade after six months may be forgiven for thinking their eyes deceive them, however the new layout at The Mirage is far from a trick of the light.

Council prepares CPO for Blackpool Central as plans for town’s biggest investment in a century move forward

Blackpool Central development
Blackpool Council is preparing to exercise compulsory purchase power to acquire ten acres off Central Drive, in order to begin Phase One of the £300m Blackpool Central entertainment complex.

UK’s first 4D VR venue planned for Birmingham

Kevin Blair Atmos VR Birmingham
Atmos VR has announced that the new location will be in the city’s Digbeth area and that there are eight similar projects planned for other parts of the UK after the company secured and additional £1m in investment.

Axe and you shall receive – Boom: Battle Bar opens in Cardiff

Boom Battle Bar Cardiff
Axe throwing is set to make its mark on Cardiff’s Brewery Quarter, with the opening of the UK’s second Boom: Battle Bar venue on 21 November.

VRcade owner: Next six months all about “survival”

Hyper Reality VR Bethnal GreenLondon
The owner of one new destination gaming venue has spoken of how the next six months will simply be about “survival,” as he rushes to keep pace with the government’s scattered approach to Covid policy.

Crown sets out progressive product roadmap for 2020

Crown Leisure Dean Harding EAG
Crown Leisure is putting faith in innovation as it heads into the new, said a confident Dean Harding, at the EAG expo last week.

Evolution of gaming: Scunthorpe preps for Arcade Warehouse

Arcade Warehouse Scunthorpe opening
Lincolnshire is bracing itself for what looks set to be its first ever esports venue, as Arcade Warehouse in Scunthorpe announces it is just weeks away..

Organisers hail success of EAG 2020

EAG 2020 Showfloo
With the dust now settled on the ExCel Centre, EAG has reported the record-breaking 2020 exposition drew hugely positive responses from..

Crown lines up showpiece EAG debuts

Haunted House Crown Leisure Dean Harding EAG
Crown Leisure will be debuting a range of exciting new products at EAG, from the latest iterations of classic pushers to cutting-edge virtual reality units.

The low-down from Namco for EAG 2020

James Anderson Namco
Bandai Namco heads to EAG on the back of a good year of trading in which highquality redemption still held king. James Anderson, Commercial & sales..

Immersive entertainment at heart of EAG seminar programme

EAG Seminar VR
Immersive entertainment will be at the heart of the EAG International seminar programme when it returns to the London ExCel 14-16 January.

Immotion targets FECs to achieve 1,000 headsets by 2020

Immotion targets FECs
Immotion has honed in on FECs and other leisure attractions as its target market as the out-of-home VR manufacturer aims to roll out 1000..

Head of R&D for LAI Games perfects Virtual Rabbids with D-BOX

virtual rabbids
The recent content expansion for LAI Games’s Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride has been bolstered by new motion technology from D-Box. Having debuted the new game content earlier this year LAI Games vice president of research and development, Shannon Perell, recently visited D-BOX to put the finishing touches on the updated motion technology. D-BOX worked with Perell to ensure that the...

Virtual Rabbids: The Big Expansion Pack launches

virtual rabbids expansion pack
Leading game manufacturer LAI Games has announced that the much- anticipated release of The Big Expansion Pack for its award-winning Virtual Rabbids VR ride. Virtual Rabbids The Big Expansion Pack adds three brand new premium experiences to the existing line-up. It also includes a new game header and signage to advertise the update to players. “These new experiences are exceptionally well...

Could VR help save the high street?

Vivid Reality VR Gaming Lounge Homerton
With many retail outlets being replaced by their online equivalents, VR gaming lounges such as the proposed Vivid Reality in Homerton could contribute to a possible solution for the UK’s ailing high streets.   A virtual-reality gaming lounge and vegan dessert bar has opened in Homerton, filling in one more piece of the London district’s high street puzzle. Vivid Reality is the...

£3m “state of the art” FEC set for Liverpool

Liverpool ArCains The Brewery Tap
The owner of The Brewery Tap at Cains Brewery in Liverpool has set aside £3m to build a new FEC on the site, with the leisure operator backing amusements and VR to drive its flagship attraction.   Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group has announced plans for a new £3m FEC for Cains Brewery in Liverpool, expected to open later this year. Set...

Virtual Rabbids going down a storm in Southend

Virtual Rabbids - The Big Ride has posted positive on-site reports at the New York arcade in Southend, highlighting the growing popularity of attendant-free VR installations. Virtual Rabbids - The Big Ride – the attendant-free virtual reality ride from LAI Games – available from Harry Levy Amusements is creating a stir in the New York arcade since it was first...

Beat Saber lands at the Trafford Centre

beat saber
The Beat Saber attendant-free VR attraction is making new fans in the Trafford Centre, where it joins the line-up at the Namco Funscape FEC.  Namco Funscape entertainment venues provide fun for people of all ages. From ten-pin bowling, American pool tables, the latest arcade and VR games, Pac-Man Soft play, food & drink, dodgem cars, parties, corporate events, and most recently,...

Cumbria enters its own virtual reality

VR Gateway Carlisle
A new virtual reality gaming arena is the first of its kind in Cumbria: with VR Gateway having opened up shop in Carlisle’s city centre on June 15.