Back to News Releases



December 1, 2002 -- San Jose, CA -- Beach Head 2002 and 2000, featured in GLOBAL VR's Vortek arcade platform grabbed the number one and two spots respectively in December's Replay Magazine Players Choice Poll in the Video Simulator Category.

Decembers Playmeter Equipment Poll ranked the Beach Head 2000 PUP, #1 in the video dedicated category AND the Beach Head 2002 (Vortek) in the video simulator category. Both games out-earned such well-known games as House of the Dead 2(Sega), Dance- Dance Revolution (Konami), Arctic Thunder (Midway), CoasteRider X-press (Ronbotics) and Cruis'n Exotica (Betson-Midway). This unbelievable industry recognition serves to reinforce that GLOBAL VR is the most exciting company in the coin-op video game industry.

Milind Bharvirkar, President of GLOBAL VR stated, "Beach Head 2000 and 2002 are outstanding titles. We know that great content produces great earnings and we are delighted to be able to provide players and operators a choice of platform. The recognition by our peers and the players is definitely rewarding and as a result, we will further strive to exceed industry expectations."

The PC based VR Vortek System is available in Standard and Deluxe models and features upgradeable hardware, exchangeable software, unique virtual reality interface, longer product life cycle and Blockbuster titles such as Heavy Gear II, SIN, Beach Head 2000, and Incoming. The combination of the platform, diverse titles and upgrade kits has proved a winning formula for higher operator earnings. The Beach Head 2000 Dedicated (PUP) features a compact cabinet style perfect for smaller venues, trackball and button controls, high quality durable hardware and attractive cabinet graphics. Beachhead 2000, previously only available in the company's VR Vortek platform, has been the number one earning video game in America for most of the year.

Playmeter and Replay are top monthly industry publications and the only trade magazines that present these polls. The Operators choice has been ranked the number one industry poll and reflects important feedback operators are receiving from players. In a highly competitive market, the equipment poll assists operators in identifying strong earners and ultimately helps them make their purchasing decision.

GLOBAL VR is the world's leading manufacturer of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. With the exploding home gaming market expected to approach $35 billion worldwide, GLOBAL VR is leveraging massive investment in development of home games and trigger a renaissance in the out-of-home video game industry. GLOBAL VR has development agreements with the world's leading game publishers Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI) Infogrames (NASDAQ :IFGM) and Rage (FTSE:RGE) that provide exclusive rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF, Heavy Gear II and Incoming.

For further information please contact:

Wes Harris
Phone: (408) 597-3400 ext: 2443
Fax: (408) 597-3431

Back to News Releases