ANNOUNCES NEW TOURNAMENT PROGRAM and NATIONAL LIVE EVENT
For Immediate Release - December 31, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR, manufacturer and developer of video games for the coin-op market is pleased to announce that a new Tournament Program will go into effect January 1st, 2004. The new program increases the existing cash prize pool by more than 400%, which is certain to translate to additional revenue for operators and locations.
ANNOUNCES THE IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY OF EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF CONVERSION
For Immediate Release - November 19, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR, manufacturer and developer of video games for the coin-op market, today stunned the industry by announcing the immediate availability of EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF Conversion Kits.
AVAILABLE FOR EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF CONVERSION KITS
For Immediate Release - November 19, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VRT, manufacturer and developer of video games for the coin-op market, and Firestone Financial Corp., a leading independent provider of financing to the coin-operated amusement industry, unveiled unprecedented financing programs that provide operators a choice of either a 13 month 0% loan or a 25 month 8.99% loan on the purchase of 5 or more EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF Conversion Kits with tournament hardware. These programs are effective November 20, 2003 and will remain in place until February 29, 2004.
GLOBAL VR'S™ EA
SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION TAKES AMOA'S 2003 INNOVATOR AWARD
For Immediate Release - September 26, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR's participation at last week's Las Vegas AMOA Show was highlighted by the acceptance of one of the industry's most coveted awards, The 2003 Innovator Award. This year's trophy was awarded to GLOBAL VR's new golf product, EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF Championship Edition.
VICTORIOUS AT INJUNCTION HEARING. COURT SAYS NO TO INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES
For Immediate Release - September 24, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR, developer and manufacturer of coin-operated video game products based on in-home software hits, today announced that the United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois has rejected the motion filed by Incredible Technologies ("IT") for a preliminary injunction against GLOBAL VR's EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF game.
THE WILD WILD
WEST IS BACK WITH GLOBAL VR'S THE LAST BOUNTY HUNTER
For Immediate Release - September 22, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR announced the return of the classic Wild West shooter, The Last Bounty Hunter.
EA SPORTS™ PGA
TOURŪ GOLF NOW AVAILABLE IN DELUXE CABINET
For Immediate Release - September 12, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR announced today that the highly successful EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF game is now available in a dramatic new deluxe cabinet.
DELIVERS FULL-THROTTLE ACTION WITH NEED FOR SPEED
For Immediate Release - September 11, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR announced today that one of the best-selling driving franchises is coming to coin-op in September.
Need For Speed™, an EA GAMES™ brand product originally published for PC by Electronic Arts, puts players in top high-performance cars such as the 450-horsepower Dodge Viper GTS, the nimble Lotus Elise, the BMW Z8 and the fastest production Corvette ever made, the Z06. With a mix of high-end American muscle and top European exotics, Need For Speed has cars that will appeal to all players.
VR SETS UP IN NEW OFFICE AT 1955 Concourse Drive
For Immediate Release - July 11, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR today announced that it has recently moved from San Jose's Hartog Avenue office space to a newly renovated, fully furnished 50,000 square foot facility located only blocks away. In addition to over 100 cubicles, 17 conference rooms, and a modern warehouse, the new office is also equipped with a state-of-the-art server room which now hosts GLOBAL VR's Tournament Servers.
RAY JOINS THE GLOBAL VR DEVELOPMENT TEAM
For Immediate Release - July 09, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR today announced that 25-year industry veteran John Ray is the most recent addition to the ever-increasing roster of industry pundits at GLOBAL VR.
HORSE DEAN LIAKAKOS POSTS -15 TO WIN GLOBAL VR'S PRINCEVILLE CHALLENGE
For Immediate Release - July 09, 2003, San Jose, CA - An avid video golfer for nearly 5 years, Dean Liakakos has often ranked amongst the top players in the US - but until now he's never won a national PGA TOURŪ Golf tournament. Dean claimed top honors, and $5000 cash, in GLOBAL VR's EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF June tourney, The Princeville Challenge.
VR EXTENDS FINACING PROMOTION TO INCLUDE THE NEW VORTEK V3
For Immediate Release - July 07, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR and Firestone Financing today announced that the 24 month financing promotion announced last month for EA SPORTS™ PGA TOURŪ GOLF is now extended to GLOBAL VR's Vortek V3.
VR AND SECRET WEAPON JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER GOLF COURSES FOR EA SPORTS™
PGA TOUR® GOLF
For Immediate Release - June 11, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR today announced that it has joined forces with one of the gaming industry's most prolific developers of golf courses used in video games, Secret Weapon. Having years of experience in developing courses for Electronic Arts and other renown gaming publishers, Secret Weapon provides GLOBAL VR with the talent necessary to deliver the highest quality, most challenging real world and fantasy courses ever developed for the coin-op industry.
"TOMMY" GARDENHIRE GRABS TOP SPOT ON GLOBAL VR GOLF TOURNAMENTS
For Immediate Release - June 10, 2003, San Jose, CA - William Gardenhire, known as Tommy to his friends, has been an avid video golfer for the past seven years. A six time national video golf qualifier, Tommy now finds himself on the top of the heap of GLOBAL VR's EA SPORTT PGA TOURŪ GOLF Tournaments. Winner of GLOBAL VR's February Timber Hill and April Scorpion Ridge Tournaments, Gardenhire has found his video golf pastime turning into quite a lucrative endeavor.
PAYMENT UNTIL WINTER ON EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF GAMES
For Immediate Release - May 22, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR™ and Firestone Financial are pleased to unveil a 6 month deferred payment promotion for operators who purchase EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF games. Operators taking advantage of this spectacular financing opportunity will enjoy NO MONEY DOWN and NO PAYMENT DUE FOR 6 MONTHS.
VR APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE DEPARTMENT
For Immediate Release - May 8, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR today announced it has appointed Brian Matthews as head of the company's Quality Assurance and Customer Service departments. A seasoned veteran of the coin-op industry, Mr. Matthews brings with him a over 8 years of experience in developing and implementing processes in manufacturing, documentation and quality assurance.
BLOCKADE - THE LATEST GLOBAL VR EXCLUSIVE INTRODUCES MULTIPLAYER LINKED GAMING
TO VORTEK SYSTEMS
For Immediate Release - March 21, 2003, San Jose, CA - Company President Milind Bharvirkar announced today that GLOBAL VR is set to launch the new exclusive software title Operation Blockade for Vortek systems.
SELECTABLE GAMES ARE IN THE WINNERS SEAT ON GLOBAL VR'S NEW gvrSX
For Immediate Release - March 21, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR today announced its newest hardware platform, the gvrSX. The striking design of the gvrSX delivers a completely new form factor that includes a seat for players to get comfortable on while enjoying one of the many player selectable games that are available on the system. It is also the first GLOBAL VR system that comes with a joystick controller as a part of the standard unit.
VR INTRODUCES THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE VORTEK FAMILY - VORTEK V3
For Immediate Release - March 20, 2003, San Jose, CA - GLOBAL VR today announced a long awaited addition to the highly successful and profitable line of Vortek Systems, the Vortek V3. This "junior" version of the Deluxe and Standard Vortek products has been in development for many months and is now ready to hit the streets.
HEAD 2003: DESERT WART ANNOUNCED AS ANOTHER GLOBAL VR™ EXCLUSIVE!
For Immediate Release - March 20, 2003, San Jose, CA - Adding to its lineup of exclusive software titles, GLOBAL VR announced today the availability of Beach Head 2003: Desert War.
VR WELCOMES MARTY MAN SMITH TO THE SALES TEAM
February 4, 2003 - San Jose, CA - Mike Taylor, GLOBAL VR Vice President of Sales, today announced that industry veteran, Marty Man Smith has become the most recent addition to the growing Global VR sales department.
VR'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TOURNAMENT SYSTEM TO DEBUT FEBRUARY 1ST
January 17, 2003 - San Jose, CA - Company President Milind Bharvirkar announced today that GLOBAL VR will launch its National Tournament by offering players a chance to participate in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR® Inaugural Open set to begin February 1st, 2003.
VR ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF CARYN MICAL AS VP OF MARKETING
January 2, 2003 - San Jose, CA - Company President, Milind Bharvirkar announced today that Caryn Mical has joined GLOBAL VR in the newly created position of Vice President, Marketing. A twenty-year veteran of the home entertainment industry, Ms, Mical brings a wealth of experience in both marketing and well as product management.