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Ideas for TRON arcade games in modern times

July 15, 2010

I’ve not made it a secret that I am very excited for the upcoming Disney movie TRON Legacy. Even though the original was not a perfect film, it has always been a favorite of mine and it implanted in my head the idea of being an arcade operator one day. Back when the original movie came out, arcade popularity was still riding a high and movie trivia suggests that the arcade game TRON which was based upon the movie actually grossed more than the movie itself (I believe that is the case as I’ve heard that elsewhere although IMDB’s trivia isn’t perfect as also under TRON they claim that 3D game engines would have been invented in 1994 when in fact the arcade title I, Robot from 1983 had a 3D polygon engine). It’s not clear if the arcade game Discs of Tron is added into that or not. The popularity of arcades was also prevalent throughout the entire film, from Flynn’s arcade to stuff in the virtual world being based upon arcade concepts.

With TRON Legacy we have seen some nods to arcade culture although as times have changed we see less arcade influence at work here. They are working on console title  called TRON: Evolution which ties into the movie and there is the online Space Paranoids game which was launched as a browser game recently.  We did see a Space Paranoids arcade machine at Comic Con 2009 but that’s far from an official announcement. As a big arcade fan and a big TRON fan, I think it’s only proper to take a look at what some arcade games may look like or play if they were based upon TRON Legacy so I have taken it upon myself to dream up some concepts. This is just for fun,(so nothing here is sponsored or endorsed by Disney, Disney Interactive or anyone else involved in the films) although I obviously would love to see these ideas or something similar to them come to fruition one day. Ideas and artwork  found after the break

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Video of a new attraction – Lazer Frenzy

August 6, 2009

Last week when we posted about a new FEC opening up in Florida called Xtreme Adventures, there was one thing that the company had mentioned as being a part of their facility called Lazer Frenzy. I wasn’t really sure what it was at the time but the company who developed the idea has recently posted some videos on Youtube showcasing the game for more people to see.When it comes to exergaming I think that this could be put into that category as it is essentially a maze of lasers that the player has to navigate around in a variety of ways. The game is coin-operated and with varying sizes starting at 150 sq. ft. it’s certainly something different that many types locations could carry although it will set you back roughly $40,000 for a basic package.

Here’s the groovy video that explains the concept in more detail (watch towards the end for the ‘special moves’ section for a good chuckle)

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