GLOBAL VR Releases First Green Label Title for Vortek
For Immediate Release - SAN JOSE, Calif., December 8, 2004 — GLOBAL VR® announces the release of its first green label title for the Vortek V3. In the game, Invasion Earth, a player finds himself transformed into defender of the world as he deflects fire attacks and eliminates alien spaceships while also dodging an onslaught of hurdling space debris.
Dan Reid Claims $15K Grand Prize in Video Golf Championship
For Immediate Release - SAN JOSE, Calif., November 24, 2004—Seasoned pro video golfer and Illinois native, Dan Reid, walked away with $15,000 in prize winnings at the first EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF North American Championship sponsored by GLOBAL VR®. According to Reid as well as onlookers, the inaugural Championship held November 12—14 at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was an event to be remembered. “It was all well-planned. GLOBAL VR did a great job putting this together,” said Reid.
First GLOBAL VR Hosted North American Championship Coming
to Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
For Immediate Release - SAN JOSE, Calif., November 1, 2004—Prominent San Jose, California-based video game manufacturer, GLOBAL VR®, gears up for the North American Championship, video golf tournament. On November 12—14, video golfers from all over North America and Canada will come together to compete for a prize pool of $100,000 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the first annual, North American Championship.
Top Earning Beach Head Series Available as Conversion
For Immediate Release - SAN JOSE, Calif., October 21, 2004—Three of the best earning GLOBAL VR® titles are now available in a conversion kit. Beach Head 2000, Beach Head 2002 and Beach Head 2003 Desert War will prolong the life of existing cabinets and energize earnings by stimulating new player interest.
GLOBAL VR Creates GLOBAL IMPACT: An Online Promotional
Materials Store For Operators
For Immediate Release - SAN JOSE, Calif., October, 2004 —GLOBAL VR® announces the launch of a new web-based store for operators where they can order customized promotional materials for their locations. The new program will effectively help operators promote events by allowing them to create visually exciting, custom materials, on-demand, with a minimal turnaround time of 72 hours.
EA SPORTS MADDEN NFL FOOTBALL and PGA TOUR GOLF Are Coming
to Your Area
For Immediate Release - SAN JOSE, Calif., September, 2004—Coin-op manufacturer, GLOBAL VR® announces exhibition matches and tournament events for EA SPORTS™ MADDEN NFL™ FOOTBALL and EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF to take place in select cities.
EA SPORTS MADDEN NFL FOOTBALL Comes to Coin-Op
For Immediate Release - September 2004, San Jose, CA -The #1 sports videogame of all time, with over 37 million copies sold, is coming to coin-op, courtesy of GLOBAL VR®. EA SPORTS™ MADDEN NFL™ FOOTBALL is now on display in distributor showrooms, with the first orders shipping in late August.
GLOBAL VR INSTALLS INDUSTRY PUNDIT
DAN VAN ELDEREN AND CALIM’S BRAD NELSON
For Immediate Release - September 30, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR® today announced that it has retained the services of one of the industry's most experienced veterans, Dan Van Elderen. Mr. Van Elderen is best recognized as the President and COO of Atari Games where he was employed from 1973—2003. Elderen’s background as an electrical engineer and, his experience as a seasoned manager helped to loft Atari to its position as the industry leader for almost 3 decades. In his new role as consult to GLOBAL VR, Mr. Van Elderen will work with the GLOBAL VR management team to refine product and business plans.
EA SPORTS MADDEN NFL FOOTBALL Tournaments Broadcast Live
For Immediate Release - September 17, 2004, San Jose, CA - #1 rated Chicago sports radio station, 670-THE SCORE, will broadcast EA SPORTS™ MADDEN NFL™ FOOTBALL tournaments live this fall. Starting with a kick-off, 32-man tournament on September 19th at the world famous Cubby Bear Café/entertainment hot-spot, EA SPORTS™ MADDEN NFL™ FOOTBALL tournaments will be covered in tandem with post Bear’s shows during a series of live SCORE remotes.
Ballers Club Founder Joins GLOBAL VR-MADDEN Promotional
For Immediate Release - September 16, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR® is pleased to welcome Ballers Club Founder, Mario Theodule, to its marketing team. Mario will support the EA SPORTS™ MADDEN NFL™ FOOTBALL promotional initiatives as Madden Product Manager.
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR GOLF to Make Appearance at Ryder’s
For Immediate Release - September 14, 2004, San Jose, CA -This September 14—19, EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF is honored to have a presence at the prestigious Ryder Cup matches to take place at Michigan’s Oakland Hills Country Club. Since 1927, the Ryder Cup biennial matches have evolved from a friendly set of golf matches into one of the world’s premier sporting events with Europe and the United States taking turns hosting.
Bharvirkar Transitions to Chairman of the Board for GLOBAL
For Immediate Release - September 10, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR® today announced that Milind Bharvirkar, founder, CEO, and President of GLOBAL VR will immediately assume the role as Chairman of the Board of the Company. It will be his responsibility to work with the executive staff to help develop the strategic direction for GLOBAL VR. He will continue to exercise his experience by providing insight into the industry, acting as counsel to the company, and being the external spokesperson for GLOBAL VR.
GLOBAL VR Ceases Countersuit
For Immediate Release - September 9, 2004, San Jose, CA - In order to hasten the resolution of the lawsuit brought against GLOBAL VR® by rival game manufacturer Incredible Technologies™, GLOBAL VR® has opted to voluntarily dismiss its counterclaims asserted in that litigation. In its counterclaims, GLOBAL VR® alleged that IT™ was taking steps to maintain its monopoly position in the coin-operated video game market by preventing GLOBAL VR® from competing effectively.
GLOBAL VR Introduces Universal Players' Card
For Immediate Release - September 7, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR® announces that a new players’ card format will ship with all products, starting with EA SPORTS™ MADDEN NFL™ FOOTBALL. The secure card features a data chip and magnetic stripe that will allow players to store information across all GLOBAL VR® games.
Pro Video Golfer, Dan Gralapp, Undefeated at Chicago
For Immediate Release - September 1, 2004, San Jose, CA -Pro Video Golfer, Dan Gralapp, was the undisputed champion of the Sixth Annual Chicago Challenge held July 17th & 18th at Official's Time Out in Hoffman Estates, IL. The prestigious, annual event is a mainstay to the video golf community. The excitement this year, however, took place on EA SPORTS™
PGA TOURŪ CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION III cabinets, as a response to player demand.
Kick Up Collections With Wild West Classics
For Immediate Release - August 19, 2004, San Jose, CA -The Six-Gun Select platform by GLOBAL VR®, is built from the ground up to recoup quickly and keep earning for years. Wild West favorites, The Last Bounty Hunter, Mad Dog McCree and Mad Dog McCree 2, are now available to accompany Fast Draw Showdown.
First GLOBAL VR Hosted North American Championship
Coming to Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
For Immediate Release - July 19, 2004, San Jose, CA -Prominent San Jose, California-based video game manufacturer, GLOBAL VR®, announces the chosen location for the North American Championship, video golf tournament. This November, video golfers from all over North America and Canada will come together to compete for a prize pool of $100,000 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the first annual, North American Championship.
Celebrated Game Industry Veteran Joins GLOBAL VR
For Immediate Release - June 17, 2004, San Jose, CA - Upwardly mobile coin-op game manufacturer, GLOBAL VR™, announces the appointment of celebrated game industry veteran, RJ Mical, as Vice President of Technology. Mical is recognized for his innovations in the home entertainment market, his leadership abilities and his software engineering and development expertise.
GLOBAL VR Welcomes Evan Steiner to Marketing Team
For Immediate Release - June 17, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™ announces the appointment of Evan Steiner as Senior Product Marketing Manager. Evan brings to the company over 20 years experience in coin-op as well as experience in the hi-tech and entertainment industries. "Evan has a wealth of experience in coin-op operation and, at the higher levels of product marketing, that will be very welcome at GLOBAL VR," says Product Marketing Director, Wes Harris.
Championship Edition III New Play Mode Draws Players
For Immediate Release - June 16, 2004, San Jose, CA - Included in the new, Championship Edition III version of its popular golf game, EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF, GLOBAL VR™ recently released a play mode called World Tour that allows players to complete 19 courses in order to establish a handicap ranking. While the first cabinets went online just two weeks ago, reports suggest an increase in play of about 300% over the regular 2-week tournament play. Additionally, the new, GLOBAL VR World Tour leaderboard lists several new players who've already completed World Tour. GLOBAL PLUS Producer, James Kucera feels that such an immediate, enthusiastic response is very encouraging.
New Need For Speed GT Game Drives Up Earnings
For Immediate Release - June 15, 2004, San Jose, CA - Recent reports suggest that the GT version of the popular, GLOBAL VR™ driver, Need For Speed™, is making its presence known to the player community and driving up earnings for locations. "Feedback is very positive and player acceptance is increasing," says Director of Sales, Scott Walker.
GLOBAL VR Introduces Championship Edition III
For Immediate Release - May 18, 2004, San Jose, CA - With the release of EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION III, video golf will finally have a method for ranking skill levels. World Tour is a new mode of play that simulates the handicapping system used in real golf.
GLOBAL VR Supercharges Need For Speed
For Immediate Release - May 18, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™ announces the release of a "supercharged" version of its popular driver. Need For Speed™GT ramps up the cars' handling, introduces four new cars, and adds several new and improved features.
Michael Hernandez Joins GLOBAL VR Team
For Immediate Release - May 7, 2004, San Jose, CA - Bringing to the company over 15 years of experience in business operations, working with start-ups and high growth organizations, Michael Hernandez joins the GLOBAL VR™ team as the new Vice President of Operations. Michael's background is heavily weighted with leadership roles in the hi-tech and digital entertainment industries. His employment history includes a term with billion-dollar Automatic Test Equipment and interconnection systems supplier, Teradyne, Inc., as Operations Manager, and a four-year tenure at Creative Labs, Inc. as Senior Director of Operations.
Classic Games Casts Its Coin For Children's Miracle Network
For Immediate Release - April 26, 2004, San Jose, CA - Charles Romero of Classic Games was the high bidder on a GLOBAL VR™ sponsored EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF Conversion Kit, auctioned at the 2004 American Amusement Machine Charitable Foundation (AAMCF) Silent Auction. The auction took place at this year's annual Amusement Showcase International (ASI) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Illinois State Video Golf Tournament Winners Announced
For Immediate Release - April 22, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™, In a sweeping victory, Schererville, Indiana native, Jason Todd, captured first place honors at both, Saturday and Sunday open tournament events hosted by the Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association (ICMOA). In conjunction with the annual ICMOA pool and dart state finals, GLOBAL VR™ sponsored the Illinois State Golf Tournament held April 2-4 at Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois.
GLOBAL VR Announces Houston Open Tournament Winners
For Immediate Release - April 9, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™, Pro video golfer, Dan Reid, stole top honors in the February 2004 Houston Open PGA TOURŪ GOLF tournament that took place at Forgetta Bout It in Houston, Texas. GLOBAL VR™ contributed an initial $10,000 to the cash prize pool. Cash prize winners were as follows: In 5th and 6th place, Tom Kostos and Kevin Nored took home $750 each; in 4th place was Jerry Arney earning $1000; Tim Shannon claimed 3rd place, receiving $1600; Daniel Gralapp came in 2nd, coming away with $2200 in prize earnings, while Dan Reid took home the grand prize winnings of $3,000..
Six-Gun Select Platform Ensures "Revolving" Bang for Buck
For Immediate Release - March 31, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™, announces the release of Six-Gun SelectT with an old west inspired, upgradeable platform. The game is PC-based and does not use laserdisks. While the cabinet features Fast Draw Showdown along with the availability of The Last Bounty Hunter, there will be more western-themed games to follow which will help retain the cabinet's "freshness" for players.
Need For Speed™ TOURNAMENT PLAY PREVIEWED AT ASI
For Immediate Release - March 30, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™, previewed tournament play on Need For Speed™ at the Amusement Showcase International (ASI) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada by hosting an ongoing daily competitive event on four of its cabinets. The event was meant to serve as a precursor to what can be expected when formal tournaments are implemented in the future. "Online racing machines have traditionally increased cabinet earnings by about 40-50%. We expect even greater results because Need For Speed™ will be the first driving game to award national cash prizes," suggested GLOBAL VR™ President and CEO, Milind Bharvirkar.
GLOBAL VR Super Sizes its Lineup
For Immediate Release - March 30, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™, announces the expansion of its line of deluxe cabinets just in time for vacation season. In addition to EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF, which has been on the market for some time, Need For Speed™ and Six-Gun SelectT will now round out the company's deluxe product line.
VIDEO GOLF VETERANS GRAIG KINZLER AND CORTNEY BLACK JOIN GLOBAL VR
REGIONAL TOURNAMENT TEAM
For Immediate Release - January 29, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™, manufacturer and developer of video games for the coin-op market, is proud to announce the appoint of two of the most recognized names in video-golf, Graig Kinzler and Cortney Black.
TONY MANISCALCO AND JOE BUNDRA JOIN GLOBAL VR'S SALES TEAM
For Immediate Release - January 29, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™, manufacturer and developer of video games for the coin-op market, today announced the appointment of two of the most well known names in the coin-op industry to the sales team. Mr. Tony Maniscalco and Mr. Joe Bundra will each take on the responsibility of serving operators and distributors in their respective regions.
Championship Edition II Now Shipping from GLOBAL VR -
Free for Tournament Connected Cabinets
For Immediate Release - January 28, 2004, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR, manufacturer and developer of video games for the coin-op market, announced today that free copies of the new Championship Edition II software update are shipping to EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ Golf tournament operators.