Though laser tag began as a government program to prepare the citizenry for a robotic takeover, it was recast as a recreational game after officials confirmed that The Terminator was just a movie. Hedge your bets against future machine hegemonies with today's Groupon: for $25, you get unlimited laser tag at the St. Johns Mint Festival from Mobile Laser Kombat (a $50 value). The festival runs 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 12, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 13, and noon to 5 p.m. on August 14.
Mobile Laser Kombat's laser tag simulates realistic squad-based fights between opposing teams with myriad adrenaline-pumping missions. Players arm themselves with infrared-firing guns and don laser sensors, which record hits, before defeating nemeses with crack marksmanship, tactical prowess, and a reckless disregard for the photons sacrificed in the name of victory. The missions are based on popular video games and include Capture the Flag (modeled after Battlefield), Hostage Rescue (based on Rainbow Six), and Final Infection (influenced by Left 4 Dead), pitting shooters against waves of implacable zombies and manatees. Between games, light-based warriors can recuperate on the festival's grounds, sampling local food, taking in musical entertainment, and browsing the arts-and-crafts market.
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