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Buzzers brings indoor laser tag to Jamaica

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:00 AMCurtis Campbell
It's official! The new Lazer Tag Arena, dubbed Buzzers 2.0, is now open.
They were locked, loaded and ready to have some fun.
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Gaming haven, Buzzers, recently extended their array of gaming gadgets to include laser tag.

Laser tag is a tag game played with guns, which fire infrared beams. Infrared-sensitive targets (vests) are worn by each player and are sometimes integrated within the arena in which the game is played.

Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner at the launch, hosted at Buzzers gaming lounge in Portmore, Phillipe Edwards, director at Buzzers, expressed that they have been growing over the past two years.

"We are becoming a brand and a household name. We have been expanding by investing in entertainment and we started in a small space. Now fast forward two years later, we are now in an 18,000 square foot facility which is all catering to family entertainment," he said.

He also said Buzzers will defy odds and continue to reap success at the huge venue which has been renamed on more than one occasion.

"We are here to stay, it has been two years and we are already expanding. Most businesses in entertainment tend to reinvest after five years and we have not just expanded, but we have brought something new to Jamaica. We were the first to bring 5-D simulators here and now we are the first to bring indoor laser tag technology here ... this is a better version of paint ball shooting and there is no pain involved," he said.

Buzzers is opened to the public from Thursday to Sunday, and according to Edwards, "We have a strict no uniform policy and a no minor policy. So once you are under the age of 12, you need to be accompanied by your parent," he said.

The occasion concluded with members of the press and specially invited guests taking turns at trying out the new gaming facility.