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Games2U Arrives on Big Island

June 2, 2009 by By Roger Mari - KHNL Honnolulu

BIG ISLAND (KHNL) - It gives new meaning to the term "Mobile Entertainment." The name says it all. This Games2U van becomes an instant entertainment center at a park in Hilo.
"We bring the games to where ever you want to have a party, your house or the beach or a park," said Paula Thorne of Games2U.
On board, three 42 inch, High Definition flat screens, Surround Sound System and Laser Lights. Outside, there are 2 panels for standup games.

"It's more fun than waterslides," said gamer Waylen Makua Kane Andrada. 

San Antonio Living Interviews Michael Moody

June 1, 2009 by WOAI NBC San Antonio

San Antonio Living interviews Michael Moody who demonstrates the party van, laser tag, human hamsterball, and the Games2U air cannon.  

I Beat Pete: Human Hamster Ball

May 27, 2009

Can You Say 'I Beat Pete'?  Pete is ready to accept any and all challenges and maybe you'll get to say 'I Beat Pete' but Pete doubts it!  
In this installment of "I Beat Pete," Jack Chapman of Lubbock's Games2U, challenges Pete to a Human Hamsterball race.

Games2U comes to KLBK

May 21, 2009 by Evan Onstot - CBS 13 KLBK, Lubbock

New to Lubbock, Games2U's mobile unit will bring the party to you. Inside, you can play xBox and Wii games on three huge flat screens (complete with a laser light show). Outside, you can play in the Hamster Ball, or you can pit family and friends against each other in Laser Tag. The KLBK team had a great time - watch the clip to get more information on this unique entertainment option in the Hub City.

ABC 15 News in Phoenix Brief on Games2U

May 13, 2009 by KNXV ABC15 Phoenix

ABC 15 covers Games2U and interviews parents and describes the Games2U service. 

Games2U Throws 'Rock Star' Parties for Kids

May 12, 2009 by Dennis Dougherty -

The days of having an average, run-of-the-mill birthday party are over for Palm Beach County kids. Games2U, a mobile video game theater, is rolling into town and is poised to fill a major void in the multi-billion dollar party segment.

Looking for a way to combine their entrepreneurial skills with their passion for having fun, Paige and Steve Graves launched a Games2U franchise in Palm Beach County, which mixes two of the most popular entertainment segments for kids - video games and laser tag - into one vehicle that's delivered to the door step of the party child.
"Kids are tired of going to a bowling alley or roller skating for their birthdays," said Paige Graves. "We are offering everyone the chance to have a 'rock star' birthday party at an affordable price."

Ocean Springs couple's franchise will bring the games to you

May 10, 2009 by By MICHAEL DUMAS - The Mississippi Press

Not long ago, Ocean Springs resident Kelly Bailey was researching independent business opportunities on the Internet and his eyes lit up. The Air Force reservist and his wife, Lynne, always wanted to work for themselves, but hadn't quite found the right fit, he said, though that was about to change.

"I called my 10-year-old son, Collin, over to the computer and played this short video I'd found," Kelly Bailey said. "And he immediately started jumping up and down saying, 'Dad, that's what I want for my birthday, that's what I want!'
"I looked at my wife and said, 'This is what we need to get into.'"
When all was said and done, Collin got his birthday wish, and his parents got their business.

Arcade business leaves boy feeling like a rock star

May 6, 2009 by by Erin Donaghue - Gazette.Net

Even if it was just for one afternoon as he marked his ninth birthday, Potomac resident Noah Kaplan-Davis got to feel like a rock star.
On Sunday, the nearly 30 partygoers who had arrived to help the Fallsmead Elementary third-grader celebrate screamed at the top of their lungs and crowded around as a giant van emitting a misty gray smoke arrived at his driveway.
It wasn't overheating — the smoke was from a built-in fog machine. Inside, the van — known as a "Mobile Video Game Theater" — also featured three built-in flat screen televisions, a laser-light show, and subwoofers beneath each seat. Mounted on the outside of the van were another two video screens, allowing for 20 children at a time to try their hand at video games like Guitar Hero and Mario Kart for Nintendo Wii.

WFSV Better Connecticut Interviews Franchise Owner, Ron Mehmet

May 4, 2009

WFSV Better Connecticut Interviews Franchise Owner, Ron Mehmet

What's New [in Baton Rouge]: Games2U

April 30, 2009 by Mary Helen Crumpler - 225 Magazine

Face it. Kiddies flocking around old school birthday games is so not mod. Enter Games2U to ax the boredom of circling a rink or binging on cake. This one-stop van comes to the party location, complete with a crew to operate all the gizmos. A basic two-hour combo party that has video games and laser tag is $325. Parents have the discretion to select which video games will arrive at the party, based on their maturity ratings. The video games include: Nintendo Wii, Xbox and Rock Band. The party can also be customized to include: hamster balls for kids to get in and roll around the yard, a gyroscope that spins them around and to top it off, an air cannon full of candy that explodes at the end of the party. “Our parties are great for parents, since they often join in on the fun and don’t have to worry about keeping the kids entertained,” owner Terri Jackson says. This blowout party is geared toward kids ages 7 to 16. As for the boomers that foot the bill, they’ve been known to have a good time, too.