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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.

Apple Vision Pro and The Inevitability of the Metaverse

January 21, 2024

Despite many opinions to the contrary, the Metaverse isn’t dead. First off, it doesn’t even exist yet. But don’t let that fact dissuade you from its inevitability. The metaverse is coming, whether you want it or not.Why does the very mention of the Metaverse freak people out? Maybe it’s the idea of strapping a computer…

Mastering Brand Differentiation in the Competitive Entertainment Business

January 3, 2024

In the dynamic world of location-based entertainment (LBE), competition is rapidly heating up. As an operator, distributor, or supplier in this field, you are likely facing an increasingly tough battle to maintain your pricing and margins. In such a competitive marketplace, how can businesses stand out? A key lesson can be learned from Mike Cessario,…

Boxblaster and Elaut Changing the Game for Kids VR

August 2, 2023

VR simulators are great moneymakers for amusement operators. LAI Games set the bar high with Virtual Rabbids. It took a couple of years for operators to really buy into the value proposition of an unattended VR ride, but Rabbids quickly became a standard fixture in FECs. Then Raw Thrills entered the market with King Kong…

How To Get Your Area 15 VIP Reception Tix

March 7, 2023

VIP Reception tickets for the Area 15 Event at the VR Arcade Game Summit must be purchased during your Amusement Expo registration process. Use the code VR2023 on the first screen. If you have not registered watch the video above for step-by-step instructions. If you’ve already registered, log in with your registration email and password,…

SteamVR Base Station Out of Stock for Arcade Game Suppliers

New Supply Chain Chaos for VR Arcade Game Suppliers

July 25, 2022

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…

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What’s Better Than Beat Saber Arcade Cabinet?

June 12, 2022

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…

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