#13-Sound Off – Virtual Reality Check, End of an Era and Galactic Overhaul

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"Sound Off" with Kevin Williams
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Uncover the future of fun with Kevin Williams as we embark on a deep-dive into the high-stakes world of location-based entertainment. This episode is your ticket to understanding the cutting edge of arcade VR technology and the critical importance of adaptability for businesses with VR. With the landscape shifting beneath our feet, we dissect the implications of the latest FEC closures, including the shuttering of Kidzania and Two Bit Circus, and extract valuable lessons on the art of securing repeat customers and the perils of premature launches.

Experience the thrill and turbulence of the entertainment sector as we chart the course of new beginnings, celebrating the launch of ambitious projects like Round One and the new-look Dave and Buster’s. The conversation takes a turn to the transformational journey of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, while drawing insightful parallels with consumer experiences in tangential markets such as electric vehicles. Strap in for a session packed with industry insights that promise to enlighten enthusiasts and professionals alike about the dynamic nature of leisure, play, and the pivotal first impressions that shape their destinies.

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