Foundations Entertainment University #41

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Cedar Point unveils online game for guests to play while waiting in line, virtual reality tested on Iron Dragon too

Waiting in a long line for a popular ride can be a real bummer, so Cedar Point is looking to a virtual world to help its guests pass the time.

The park is now offering an online game “The Battle for Cedar Point” within its mobile app that pits guests against one another. The free game was developed by UK-based Holovis.

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DNA London Seminar Speaker Update

– The DNA London Seminar 2013 is only a matter of days away (seven days and counting) – the London ExCel based event on the 21st January, 2013 taking place the day before EAG. The last additions have now been made to its influential line-up of industry speakers.

– One of the latest additions is ThemeParkNerd’s Mark Locker – coming to the DNA London Seminar to help educate attendees on the great opportunities of mobile Apps based content, towards promoting and supporting established facilities. Along with a keynote from respected industry veteran Randy White (White Hutchinson Leisure and Learning), the seminar will be moderated by Kevin Williams, of KWP and Founding Chair of the DNA Association.

– The remaining places to attend the event available from the London Seminar web page:

http://www.dna-association.com/conferences/uk-2013/

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Coming to Tokyo Disneyland Park in 2013

The legendary Star Tours ride is heading to Japan, and it’s better than ever: Tokyo Disneyland Park has announced that Star Tours: The Adventures Continue — a complete renovation of the classic ride, now featuring 3D images and much more — will open in Tomorrowland on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

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IAAPA 2012 – Pro-Sumer Racing Simulators Teaser

Images of the latest Pro-Sumer simulator racing cockpits on the market at the show – read the Stinger Reports full coverage of the DOE impact on the racing simulator at the show next month…

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IAAPA 2012 Show Floor Pictures

Arcade Heroes beats the rest with the first images from the IAAPA 2012 show floor – “…The Stinger Report was at the show, and they have exclusively shared with us the first line-up of pictures taken from the show floor…”

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NCM Fathom Showing Live Interactive Event with Bon Jovi

DNA Conference LA participant NCM Fathom Events Announce a new not-to-be-missed event  that will feature a LIVE broadcast Q&A with Bon Jovi from Times Square.

Three Historic Performances. One Screen. One Dream Set List. One Night Only ™

MILLIONS WERE THERE….NOW IT’S YOUR TURN….

NCM Fathom Events and AEG Live present BON JOVI Inside Out in select movie theaters nationwide Tuesday, November 27 at 8:00pm ET/ 7:00pm CT and tape delayed 7:00pm MT/ 8:00pm PT.

Featuring a hand-selected set list from their catalog of hits, BON JOVI Inside Out includes the iconic band’s best performances from their sold-out, 12-night stand in London’s O2, the inaugural multi-night run at New Meadowlands Stadium and their celebratory shows at the famed Madison Square Garden. Split-screen footage will provide a unique view of the band performing this dream set list, creating a unique concert experience.

Get your front row tickets to see this larger-than life band on the big screen when BON JOVI Inside Out comes to a movie theater near you on November 27 for One Night Only ™!

For more information on the band visit bonjovi.com.

Where Are We Going?

The videogame industry is on the verge of an historic shift that could eventually create a renaissance for amusement operators, much as the digital jukebox did for music. Three megatrends will drive this historic shift.

First, the rise of social networks.

Second, the explosion of mobile networks for smartphones and tablet computers.

Third, the rise of what is known as “competitive gaming.”

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The Arcade Games of EAS 2012 in Berlin Germany

This week has seen a exhibition for arcade games called EAS, which has been held in Berlin Germany. And we have the first look at some of the new games there, thanks to Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report. We can consider this to be a small preview of the IAAPA trade show that takes place in Orlando next month, although my understanding is that many more companies will be at this latter show which also garners more attention so a larger variety of new products will be there. That is not to take away from EAS though, which is allowing customers in Germany to get a taste of some of the latest games to be on the market.

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