Thursday, April 26, 2012
A-TACS is now available in soft and snuggly form! I can see this being popular with hunters in Canada, and given the weather we've been having in Ontario they could probably still get some use out of this before the fall rolls around. Release below.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
One of the major failings of paintball is that it's a hobby that disabled persons will quickly find to be rather unaccommodating for several reasons. Team Defiant has broken one of those barriers, and created a treaded wheelchair capable of bringing someone into the heat of paint battle. Kudos guys!
One thing that I've always liked about how airsoft games are organized is that teams are typically asked to wear either predominately green or tan (and respective variations) uniforms when playing, so as to eliminate confusion during play (friend or foe identification). What I've never understood is why we (as milsim/woodsball/scenario paintballers) don't carry that over into paintball. Armbands are a good system, and make things very easy for rentals or people that didn't expect to play that day, but I have yet to see a milsim paintball scenario adopt green/tan rules during registration. The rule normally applies to uniforms only (you can wear accoutrements in whatever colour you like), and most people I know that have been playing paintball with a milsim flavour for 1-2+ years have a few sets of uniforms just lying around, so it sounds like it would be easy enough. So come on field owners and event organizers, let's see someone try a green and tan rule paintball game! If you do, Grey Ops will be sure to showcase it.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Doug Brown, of PsiOps, has been kind enough to answer a bevy of questions posed by paintballers in the below interview. If you have questions that you still want answered, feel free to comment below the post. Doug has a great wealth of information and it's always great to have him share his thoughts.
Jay Y - Where do you see paintball as an activity in the next decade or two?
I don't see it changing that much Jay. Back when we (my partner and I) were first starting out, I didn't know squat about banks, money, or running a business. Business was booming and NOBODY would loan us money. We met a banker playing paintball one day and he got us in front of his boss. He asked "Aren't you worried that Paintball might just be a fad?" I said, " Its the most American of sports. Its shooting people. We'll never get tired of that". I could see my partner shrink down in his chair in embarrassment..... but we got the loan. I wasn't very politically correct then, I'm not now. Men grow up playing Army. They have since the dawn of time. For the last 600 or so years that has involved using a gun. I don't see that changing in the next couple of decades.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
The above picture is one of the King of Malaysia. And yes, he's firing a RAP4 T68. Compare that with the previously discussed photo of Prince Charles (not even a king), and you'll see why the name of this post is irrevocably true. The paintball scene in Malaysia is pretty big, so the fact that this happened doesn't surprise me, but this will certainly be a cool bragging point for RAP4.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
As many of you know, a lot of my time has recently been taken up (amongst other things) by my little store project, Crypsis. Well I purposefully try not to toot (lol toot) my own horn too much on Grey Ops, cause I like to keep things separate, but I'd love some feedback from those of you that have checked out the site (and those that haven't). So, you have opportunity to win some swag and make Crypsis better at the same time. Details below the pic/break.
Friday, April 13, 2012
I'm glad I get to continue my Camouflage in Video Games segment, and in this case the news is straight from the horse's mouth! A-TACS will be featured as a pattern in Ghost Recon Future Soldier, and as seen in the promo photo above it looks pretty badass. Now Battlefield 3 just needs to follow suit and license some proper patterns for their expansions.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Coming this May is an extremely cool toy from XPower, a milsim claymore device that looks and acts the part.
Here are the specs:
- CO2 powered
- Capable of launching powder, paint or BBs
- Uses tripwire, remote or thermal sensor
And here it is in action!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
In a move awaited by many, DCS has announced that A-TACS FG is now available as a water transfer film, available through TWN. Hydrographics seem increasingly popular with paintballers and airsofters, I'm sure this will be an easy sell.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Catch you guys on the flip side.
After much deliberation, I've come to the difficult decision that Grey Ops is too much of a burden on my personal life, and I'm taking time out to work on different things. It's been a great run and I can't thank you guys enough for everything you've done for me. I'm leaving the blog and its affiliate entities under the command of a close friend of mine, one George Bluth. Mr. Bluth is the owner of a real estate development consortium, and has been buying up different blogs in the aim of monetizing them. He'll be appointing a writer to take care of things from the creative end, and I fully trust that the new team will bring you guys lots of new exciting content. The amount Grey Ops was purchased for will remain undisclosed.
Update (afternoon April 1st 2012) - April Fools!