Into the Maze

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Nvidia’s Deep Learning

January 19, 2017

The Future for AI

Self driving cars have been talked about for the last few years and just recently they have been put to the test. With Nvidia’s newest break-through in technology, self-driving cars are sure to become the norm in the future.

According to Google Deep Learning is “a branch of machine learning based on a set of algorithms that attempt to model high level abstractions in data”. In other words, this allows a car to “learn” how to drive from you (the driver), and other self-driving vehicles. This will implement a smarter and safer self-driving vehicle.

Check out the snippet from the announcement of this major break-through!

 

If you would like to learn more you can watch the full video here!

 

#EscapeOrdinary

 

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


MLK Day Promo!

January 15, 2017

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Starting Tomorrow You can save $3 off per person for games booked this vMonday-Thursday! Hurry while spots are still available! Promo Code: MLK

 

#EscapeOrdinary

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


The National Championship Game!

January 9, 2017

CFP National Championship Game!

CFP National Championship Game is here!

Who do you think will win? No. Alabama or No. 2 Clemson?

#EscapeOrdinary

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


5 Tips to Help You Finally Finish That Book!

January 8, 2017

5 Tips to Help You Finally Finish That Book!

It’s really easy to get caught up in work, school, and our day-to-day routines. Maybe you’ve found the time to start a book, and your life gets a little hectic. So much so, you haven’t opened it back up in days and sometimes even weeks! Or maybe, you want to pick up a book because it’s been a while, but you feel that you won’t have the time to follow through with it. Well, here’s some quick easy tips to help you finish book no matter what’s holding you back from doing so.

  • Buy the audio book and instead of listening to music in the car, listen to the book!
  • Make yourself read a page or two before falling asleep for the night.
  • Make time to read at the gym! Prop a book on the elliptical, elliptical bike, the stair master, and even the treadmill.
  • Carry the book with you pretty much anywhere you go and read a page any chance you get!
  • If you can, schedule your reading time and do everything you can to make it happen!

#EscapeOrdinary

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


6 Reasons Why Virtual Reality is Here to Stay

January 6, 2017

6 Reasons Why Virtual Reality is Here to Stay 

In 2016, VR hit the market of technology and it hit hard.

  1. Many major companies announced their involvement in the new market. One of these companies was Facebook. They bought Oculus VR for $2 Billion. Oculus VR is, as you can probably guess, a Virtual Reality company. They created and developed a VR headset that hit the consumer market early 2016. Following the release of the Rift, the Oculus Touch motion controllers were released in early December of 2016.
  2. Sony also got their hands dirty in this new market by releasing their PlayStation VR along with the PlayStation Pro to power the higher quality experience. By the end of 2016, Sony ended up selling about 1.4 million headsets. Which is extremely impressive considering it was released in October of that year.
  3. HTC and Valve (the creators of Steam) teamed up to develop the HTC Vive, the first VR headset to market with motion controllers. This created a healthy competition in the PC VR market.
  4. Samsung teamed up with Oculus to release the Gear VR with Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and newer devices. The platform now consistently has 1 million plus monthly active users. This makes Samsung the leader of the mobile VR market.
  5. Microsoft is developing the new Xbox code-named Project Scorpio. It will supposedly be able to power high-end PC quality virtual reality experiences while also being at an affordable consumer price.
  6. Google released their Daydream View mobile VR headset/operating system with a simple motion controller to go along with the Pixel phone. This creates a compelling experience for a compelling price while also looking appealing to most consumers.

 

What experience have you had with VR? If you haven’t, would you be willing to give it a try?

 

#EscapeOrdinary

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


Check This Out!

January 5, 2017

Check out these Breakout goers in Jacksonville! They came in with custom t-shirts!
 
Awesome, right? 
 
#EscapeOrdinary

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


Diet Smarter With These Tips!

January 2, 2017

Want to lose weight this year? Here’s a few tips that will help you stay on track!


  • Get more sleep! A good nights rest is always beneficial to your health. When trying to lose those extra lbs, a good nights rest will give you the energy to follow through with the next tip!
  •  Try to work out for 1 hour at least 5 days a week! Also, make sure to drink plenty of water other wise, you won’t have the power to finish through.
  • Don’t eat more calories than you’re supposed to. There’s an awesome app, available for both iPhone and Android, that will help you stay on track with your calories and help you set goals! It’s called Myfitnesspal! Seriously, it’s awesome and very easy to use. It makes counting calories easy and fun!
  • Don’t weigh yourself too much. If you do it too frequently, then you can become discouraged because you aren’t seeing immediate results. Do it about 1 time a week and you’ll see better results that way.
  • Set daily goals. Big or small, daily goals will help you get through the week and you’ll feel better each day you accomplish them!

 

These are just some small things to keep in mind. We hope that these tips will help you through your journey this year!

 

#EscapeOrdinary

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


First City to Enter into 2017!

January 1, 2017

There are 4 cities!

Do you know which cities were the first to celebrate the new year?

 

According to timeanddate.com, the first cities to enter into the new year was Kiritimati, Nukualofa (Tonga), Apia (Samoa) and Neiafu(Tonga)!

#EscapeOrdinary

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


Top Resolution for 2017

January 1, 2017

New Year New Adventures!

What do you think the top resolution is for 2017?

Believe it or not, it’s not dieting! According to patch.com, this year’s top resolution is to be a better person!

This can mean a variety of things. You can be a better person by spending more time with friends or family, taking on new adventures and learning new things, putting your health first, and much more!

So what is it for you?

#EscapeOrdinary

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


Vote on the Game (pt. 2)!

December 30, 2016

Facebook Votes

Which team do you think will win the game tomorrow? No. 3 Ohio State or No. 2 Clemson?

#EscapeOrdinary

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


Vote on the Game!

December 30, 2016

Facebook Votes

Which team do you think will win the game tomorrow? No. 4 Washington or No. 1 Alabama?

#EscapeOrdinary

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


Top Movies!

December 28, 2016

Movies that have recently come out!

See any movies over the holiday? Vote for your favorite!

#EscapeOrdinary

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


Christmas Sweaters!

December 27, 2016

See or wear any awesome Christmas Sweaters over the weekend? Show us!

#EscapeOrdinary

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


Top Christmas Gift!

December 27, 2016

What was your top gift from Christmas?

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


Top 5 Things to Do With Your Family After Christmas!

December 26, 2016

Top 5 things to do with your family after Christmas!

 

Shop post Christmas deals! You can get decorations for next year or even just to shop. The post Christmas deals are pretty awesome and some are worth checking out.

Go on a hike! Burn off those extra Christmas calories.

Play Breakout’s Christmas Caper game! It’s only available for a limited time, so hurry!

Go see a movie! The movies that have come out look pretty good. Check out Rotten Tomatoes to see which one got the best rating!

Go ice skating! It’s never to late for ice skating, just try not to fall!

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


We Have Survived Christmas Day!

December 26, 2016

Can you sum up your Christmas in one pic?

Challenge! Sum up your Christmas day in 1 picture!

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


Show Us Your Cards!

December 23, 2016

Christmas Cards!

We want to see your awesome Christmas cards!

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


2 Days ’til Christmas!

December 23, 2016

2 Gingerbread Houses Answer

Here are the differences! Did you get them all right?

#12Days

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


3 Days ’til Christmas!

December 22, 2016

Christmas Songs!

Do you know all of the Christmas tunes with the word ‘Christmas’ in the title?

#12Days

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


4 Things You Didn’t Know About Santa Claus!

December 21, 2016

Did You Know?

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Santa Claus!

1. He was born around the year 270 and was the bishop of Myra. A town that is now in what is now known as Turkey!

2. He has only been referred to as Santa Claus for about 200 years!

3. It is said that he was about 5’6″ and had a broken nose!

4. His parents passed away when he was just a child, making him an orphan.

Share if you thought any of these facts were surprising!

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


5 Days ’til Christmas!

December 20, 2016

Check out this Brain Test!

Which is the top view?

Answer is below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A: C

 

Did you get it right? Share to challenge your friends

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


9 Days ’til Christmas!

December 16, 2016

We're getting pretty close!

We are officially 9 days away! What better way to celebrate, than to have another FREE game giveaway?

 

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


10 Days ’til Christmas!

December 15, 2016

10 Days ’til Christmas! Posted by Facebook on December 15, 2016

Check out our Breakout family!

Facebook Contest!

10 Days until Christmas!
Comment the name of the song our Breakout Family is preforming below and share this video for a chance to win a FREE game!

breakoutgames.com #12Days

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


11 Days ’til Christmas!

December 14, 2016

Christmas tunes!

What is your favorite Christmas tune?

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


12 Days Until Christmas!

December 13, 2016

Vote for the best Christmas cookie!

Vote for best Christmas cookie and we’ll randomly pick someone from the top voted cookie to win a FREE game! #12Days

Social Media Team

Tricia Hughes


12 Days and Giveaways!

December 12, 2016

Stay tuned starting tomorrow because we’re starting the ultimate count down to Christmas! 12 days filled with fun and opportunities to win a free game for you, your friends and your family!

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


Holiday Cleaning Life Hack!

December 11, 2016

Check out this useful Life Hack!

We know that with the holidays around the corner, for most there’s a lot of cleaning in order. If you you ever find yourself out of paper towels and have no time to get any, use a coffee filter! It works wonders!

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


Crazy Fun Fact!

December 2, 2016

Check Out this Crazy Fun Fact!

Did you know that bubble wrap was originally intended to used as wallpaper? Not a bad idea for those who love to pop the bubbles!

Robbie Nguyen


Lit Santa!

December 1, 2016

Lit Santa! Posted by Facebook on December 1, 2016

LIT Santa has some dance moves! Check out what he thinks about Breakout Games!

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


Guess the Code to Receive Your Promotion!

November 29, 2016

Here's a hint: It mimics the effect of ice and is used in many home this time of the year!

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


We’re Having a Promotion!

November 25, 2016

Make sure to stay tuned next week! We'll be having a promotion!

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


Happy Thanksgiving from Breakout Games!

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from Breakout Games! Posted by Facebook on November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from Breakout! Some of our Breakout family wantes to say what they're thankful for. Check it out! breakoutgames.com #EscapeOrdinary

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


Gift Cards are Here!

November 18, 2016

Gift Cards are Here! Posted by Facebook on November 18, 2016

Give the gift of a lifetime this holiday season! Breakout gift cards are perfect for thrill seekers and will not disappoint! Check it out!

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


The Christmas Caper is Now Open for Bookings!

November 17, 2016

Check out our new room, Christmas Caper!

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


What’s Under the Wrapping?

November 16, 2016

What do you think is under the wrapping?

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


Go Vote!

November 8, 2016

Go Vote! Posted by Facebook on November 8, 2016

It's Election Day! Use promo code: "election" to receive 20% off your game! Only valid until this Sunday!

Robbie Nguyen

Social Media Team


Gift Cards Are Here!

November 7, 2016

Gift Cards Are Here! Posted by Facebook on November 7, 2016

Just in time for the holidays! Give the gift of an adventure full of unforgettable memories!

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner!

October 26, 2016

Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner! Posted by Facebook on October 26, 2016

Congratulations Jenny in St. Louis!

Tricia Hughes

Social Media Team


New Breakout Games Locations Coming Soon!

September 30, 2016

Where should we go next?

We are excited to announce that Breakout Games is planning on expanding to several new markets in 2016! It has been such an amazing experience getting to be a part of cities we are currently located and we are eager to engage with the communities of our next locations just as much! Below are the locations opening by the end of 2016, spread the word to your friends and family located in these cities!

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Newport News, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Evansville, IN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Dallas, TX
  • Milwaukee, WI

Colin Perrier

Marketing Director


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