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Startup Aims to Bring Video Game Features to Real-World Paintball Combat

Overwatch Paintball App

Popularity of Combat Action Play

There’s no shortage of players in combat simulation video games such as that of the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises. With each new title, more and more combat enthusiasts try their hands at first person shooter games, turning even the most unlikely of people into military heroes, if only in their fantasies. As technology progresses and games become more advanced, even true-life war fighters are finding the games fun, and sometimes frustrating, as they get fragged by hidden talents in these realistic simulations.

Those that prefer live action play will always direct themselves towards live combat action role playing (LCARP) using replica guns that shoot tiny plastic pellets or reenact through paintball combat. Much like the video games, both types of live action activities are usually played in some kind of staged arena with life-sized obstacles, barriers, and hiding places where each team eliminates the other by playing out combat roles towards a common objective. While the interest in live action play for the video game enthusiast is rising, there is a huge gap when playing with a controller and that of an actual mock weapon.

Bringing Video Games to Real Life

For 17 year-old Josh Moody, bridging that gap has become his primary mission. Moody, a paintball combat enthusiast as well as an avid gamer has started a company called Innovis Labs. The Bentonville, Arkansas teen developed a cell phone application that is aptly named Project Overwatch. The purpose of the app is to be able to apply the benefits of the first-person shooter advantage in video games to real-life applications.

In video games, a player often has an assortment of tools that help them accomplish their mission. One of the most commonly used and most helpful tool is the inclusion of an area map. The map generally lists the locations of the objective, your teammates, as well the location of any obstacles. Some maps include a general location of your enemies that you may have to encounter on your mission.

Project Overwatch uses live Global Positioning Systems and WiFi to generate a map of the playing arena complete with obstacles, objectives, and for those connected to the grid; player locations. The application then transmits this information between team members as well as allows them to communicate with each other. All by using their iPhone or Android smart phones.

How it Works

By implementing the use of 4G and other data transmitting protocols, the Project Overwatch app will allow players to communicate in any area where a signal is received. This opens the doors for players to engage in airsoft or paintball combat just about anywhere they want to play. Additional features such as “radar jamming,” where the players can scramble their signal so that only their team can see them on the map, are also in the development works and will be added on as a premium feature. The basic application, however, will be free to download.

 

Tippmann Apparel Clearance!

We just received a HUGE shipment of Tippmann Sports Special Forces Jersey’s and Pants at an incredible price! And we are passing the savings on to you!

There are Special Forces and Field Jerseys and Pants

The Tippmann Special Forces Jersey features a tactical padded neck line to protect against neck shots and shoulder padding for increased comfort with tactical vests.

Features

  • Tactical Jerseys have a  padded neck line to protect against neck shots
  • Reinforced padded elbow and forearm for rolling, diving and shooting from a prone position
  • Shoulder padding for increased comfort with tactical vests
  • Internal mesh cinch pocket allows you to carry additional pods or quickly store empty pods
  • Adjustable wrist straps with microfiber wrist band with thumbhole
  • Velcro patches on each shoulder to display patches
  • Breathable lightweight football mesh sides and arms

 

The Tippmann Special Forces Pants feature durable nylon construction and a adjustable built-in belt system.

 

Features

  • Durable nylon construction
  • Reinforced fully padded knees
  • Squeegee pockets on both legs
  • Oversize zippered gusset cargo pockets on both legs, windowed flap on right leg perfect for ID or field pass
  • Oversize zippered gusseted rear pockets
  • Belt loops on inner thigh perfect for use with a holster
  • Padded fly cover
  • Elastic crotch material for better mobility
  • Elastic area behind knees increases mobility and reduces noise
  • Adjustable built-in belt system
  • Velcro adjustment straps on cuffs

The eNMEy is Upon Us!!!

 

In 1995 paintball technology was redefined by the release of the Shocker electro-pneumatic paintgun. In 2005, the Ion re-defined the paintball marketplace by bringing the tournament level performance of an electro-pneumatic paintgun into the price range of the average paintball player. Now, the creative minds behind the Shocker and Ion are changing the face of paintball again with the eNMEy. The benefits of a spool valve design have been well known to tournament paintball players for years. Now GOG Paintball is excited to build this technology into a paintball marker within the reach of a first-time player. “From the beginning, we’ve focused on giving the player more value for their investment in the game,” says GOG’s Adam Gardner. “You really have to shoot the eNMEy to see why we’re so excited. The pneumatic trigger we’ve designed has a pull that is short, crisp and fast, so the marker shoots smooth as silk. This is a whole new level of performance for this price range. People just don’t expect a marker that isn’t electronic to shoot this well.”

Today we have a complete section on our website just for the eNMEY! Several packages and colors to choose from. If you want just the marker or marker, tank, hopper and mask to full blow mega, sniper and nitro packages! We have you covered!

Playing with the eNMEy is a breath of fresh air! Advanced technology in an extremely simple package! Runs on Co2 or HPA. This gun is quiet and accurate to boot. It’s light also! Which doesn’t wear you out during a full weekend of play! Maintenance is simple too. Simply remove the back cap, with the supplied allen wrench, slide the internals out the back of the gun. Wipe them down with a clean cloth. Lube the bolt with Dow 33 grease. Install the bolt and screw on the back cap and your ready for the next round of paintball! I highly suggest you check out the GOG eNMEy! At it’s price point, you could see a changing of the guard on, Go to Markers for field owners and newbies alike!

The Dye Assault Matrix

 

The Dye Assault Matrix was built from the ground up to be the ultimate product for tactical players. We wanted to provide the industry with a stunning tactical marker that gives users the performance of a high-end tournament marker, as well as the aesthetics and features that tactical players need to thrive on the battlefield. The DAM™ has the ability to switch from a Magazine Fed system to a Loader Fed system with the flip of a switch, it can seamlessly change firing modes (semi, three round burst, full auto), comes standard with Picatinny rails for accessorizing, a gas-through frame, an easily maintainable bolt with a quick release system and built in hyper regulator, clamping feedneck, competition-style single trigger frame, Dye Tactical Sticky Grips, and much more. The Dye Assault Matrix delivers the perfect combination of performance and versatility, catering to all styles of play and giving users that edge on the scenario field that only Dye can provide. The weight of the DAM™ is 4.76 lbs without the clip.

 

Be the most versatile player on the field with the all new OTF system. Combined with the rotating eye pipe gearing, this system allows the operator of the DAM unprecedented options for loading capabilities. With the slide of the OTF switch, the operator can seamlessly move from traditional hopper fed, to magazine fed loading, and back again at a moments notice. Use your shaped projectile rounds when you need precise shots and go back to regular paint when volume is necessary.

The DAM comes magazine feed ready. Ambidextrous magazine release for right and left handed users makes reloading a snap and allows you to keep an extremely low profile, even when reloading. All Dye magazines are Shaped Projectile ready and waiting to deliver each shot just like a real firearm. Leave the accuracy-by-volume to the trigger monkeys and do it like the big boys. One shot, one kill.

With the push of a button the DAM can switch from Semi Auto to Three Round Burst to Fully Automatic, or if you want to get fancy you can even program specific firing modes that cater to your style of play. All changes can be done with your gun fully assembled, even mid-game. A board lockout can be implemented to get you on the tournament field or any firing-mode-restricted areas. Precision or volume, just a button away.

The quick release bolt system is a feature on the DAM that incorporates magnets within the knurled back cap. These magnets allow for the back cap to extend and give you enough surface area to grip the bolt and unscrew it by hand. This makes maintenance of your bolt easier than ever before.

The Eye Pipe, patent pending, internal design houses multiple critical systems that ensure worry free performance. The polycarbonate pipe shields the self-cleaning anti-chop eye system from dirt and broken paint, ensuring the eyes are always monitoring the breech and ball drop. The seamless pipe is wiped clean by the bolt tip o-ring on every cycle. The Eye Pipe system also eliminates miss feeds and double feeding. In addition it eliminates external eye plates and the potential of stripped or corroded eye plate mounting screws.

With even easier Toolless access to the battery and extra thick ergonomic design, this all new grip improves on every aspect of these top-of-their class grips grips.

The two interchangeable shroud sections and front cap allow the operator to reconfigure the DAM for any style of play. With all shroud sections installed, the DAM has over 2 Feet of standard Picatinny rails. All side and bottom rails are removable and interchangeable. Picatinny rails are standard for fire arms and will allow attachment of any standard optics, grips, etc.

Based on a custom design by Youngblood himself, the DAM’s trigger incorporates vertical ridges and an extra wide face, used by top firearms competition shooters. This design ensures steady trigger feel even in the most adverse conditions with or without gloves. Customizable forward and backward travel with spring tension adjustment create the perfect pull.

The all new In-Line regulator is based on the proven Hyper line of regulators and improves on it with the easiest access and simplest break down of any gun Dye has made. With the Quick Release Bolt any operator can toollessly access their bolt and regulator in one simplified assembly. Now all parts that require standard maintenance are accessed with 2 turns. With velocity adjustment accessible through the back cap, we’ve moved the regulator out of the way for that real military look and operation.

The DAM comes standard with a feedneck Cover Plate that can replace the feedneck assembly giving the operator an unbroken top Picatinny Rail compatible with all standard military optics. Reduces your profile and gives your DAM the most realistic look and feel. It also comes with an adjustable cam lock feedneck allows you to securely lock you loader onto your gun without tools. DYE’s cam lock feed neck sits low and tight on the marker making sure your loader stays low profile with the rest of your gear.

10% Off Easter Sale!!!

Easter Sale!

10% Off Select Items!

Friday March 29th thru Tuesday April 2nd

Use Code “EASTER” To Receive Your Discount! 

March 29th thru April 2nd! 

 

Ultimate Paintball would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter by offering it’s customers 10% off on select items at www.ultimatepaintball.com. This sale is running from Friday March 29th thru Tuesday April 2nd! So head over to our website and make your purchases!

Paintball Gear – the Necessities

Congratulations on your engagement in the intense and highly-fun sport of paintball!  To begin, you’ll have to familiarize yourself with the necessities regarding paintball gear and equipment.  Depending on where you play, bare essentials are usually available for rent, yet you’ll soon find rental equipment is of low quality, warranting the purchase of bare necessities.

Let’s start with one of the most obvious necessities of paintball gear – the paintball gun (also called a marker).  Markers are offered in various sizes and host a number of varying features.  Of course, you’ll gravitate towards highly-efficient guns, yet in the beginning of your paintball career, be honest with yourself regarding your level of play.  It’s okay to be a novice; through continuous play, you’ll get increasingly better, developing your own style and using experience to your benefit.  You could start with a high-end gun purchase, but it’s suggested to get some experience under your belt first.

Logically following the purchase of a gun is the purchase of ammunition.  Like most paintball gear, all paintballs are not created equally.  High-quality balls adopt a spherical shape, making them more accurate, in addition to having smaller shells, making them break easier upon impact.

Paintball is an intense sport.  Some safety precautions need attention.  A safety mask is a necessity.  Don’t take the easy road and use just any mask.  Make sure you purchase a mask designed and used for the game of paintball.  Safety masks provide protection for the eyes, face, and head.  Be wary of attempting to save a few bucks; you get what you pay for regarding masks.  Cheaper masks won’t protect you as well as higher-end equipment.  If you’re trying to cut corners financially, we suggest not doing so with masks.

Clothing is another form of essential paintball gear.  Paintball clothes are heavy-duty, helping to absorb the impact of balls.  Advanced players search for camouflaged clothing, helping them stay hidden in sylvan settings such as the woods.  Camouflaged wear is not a necessity but does facilitate a covert position.  In addition, consider the kind of footwear chosen for play.  Sneakers or worn-in hiking boots are suggested.  The game requires a lot of movement and running in some situations.

If you’re a total novice, don’t be shy in contacting us regarding paintball gear and equipment.  We are here for you.  We have all the things you need but we also like to help those just starting play.  Be sure to regularly come back to our paintball blog to get great tips on play and gear!

Shoot Your Mouth and Gun during Paintball Play

Here at Ultimate Paintball, we’re not just a place to find the best deals on paintball equipment and apparel; we’re a source of information on the sport!  Have you just begun to play the game?  Not everyone is a natural-born expert; it takes time to understand the game and develop your own style and strategies.  It’s okay to be a little “wet behind the ears” at first; like most things, efficiency comes with more experience.  One insight you’ll have to internalize is the advantage of communication between teammates.  It’s okay to have some butterflies in the stomach, but you don’t want them to fly up into your throat, obstructing your ability to communicate.

If you’re a novice, it’s likely you’re not on a tournament team.  You’re probably engaging in walk-on play, where you can find the most dominant, experienced of players and those like you, who have high passion but little experience on the field.

Team sports require communication between players.  The same goes for paintball.  Close-knit groups may seem like they’re not communicating, but believe us, it’s going on. Communication on the field is paramount.  A large number of eyes and ears are better than one set.  Not knowing other players may make you hesitant to communicate, but communication facilitates victory.

You might think verbal communication gives up your location but use good judgment; if you know where an opponent is hiding and they’re within gunshot of a nearby ally, let the latter know of the former’s position.  Once you play with the same guys and gals for a while, verbal communication may evolve to non-verbal gesticulations.  For instance, if you ever catch two star basketball players who’ve been teammates for some time, you’d be amazed at how they seem to inherently know what the other is going to do.  You can develop such dynamic between your paintball teammates too!

Aside from using your mouth in conjunction with your eyes and ears, use your mouth to talk to other players before and after the paintball game.  Did you see a mysterious tactic and unsure why someone used it? Ask them afterwards.  Does it seem like the guys on your team have rich experience?  Tell them you’re a novice and ask if they have any tips for you to implement into play which would work well with their styles.  For instance, they might be aggressive players; so, a more defensive style of play may work well with them.  This will give you a chance to try different styles, facilitating the development of your own style.

Don’t be shy.  Most players, regardless of higher skills, remember what it was like when they were first starting to play.  Those who respect the sport will respect your willingness to listen to their insights and passion to increase your own abilities.

A Paintball Mask is a Must

Have you ever been hit with a paintball?  The most macho characters must admit it does sting a bit.  Aside from the pain, paintballs can cause injury to sensitive areas of the body, especially the face and ears.  Whether you’re an expert or novice player, a paintball mask is a must.

Hits to the ear can cause trauma.  In rare cases, ear injuries lead to permanent damage.  Paintballs are not life-threatening but do move at high speeds.  A shot to a sensitive area of the body won’t make for a pleasant outcome.

There’s reason to worry if injury occurs, but injuries can be easily avoided with the purchase of a paintball mask.  We have a huge selection of masks from leading manufacturers at the Ultimate Paintball website.

Paintball is an intense sport.  Winning and succeeding takes timing, knowing when to be passive or aggressive.  Regardless of personal tactics or immediate game ambiance, a paintball mask gives the confidence players need to focus on the game and less on possible injuries.

Particular masks protect more than the face, offering protection to the front of the head as well.  A paintball won’t cause serious head trauma, but it’s very important to protect sensitive areas, especially the temples.

Be sure to realize that all masks are not created equally.  Aside from immediate cosmetics, paintball masks vary in performance and features.  Read our in-depth descriptions of each product and check for customer testimonials on desired products; if you want to know how something performs on the fields, take word from fellow players.

Particular manufacturers leave nothing to desire regarding attention to detail and unique designs.  These aren’t just plain masks; go to our selection to see camouflaged, alien, skeleton, and creations.

The online Ultimate Paintball store is the place to go for all your paintball gear and accessories.  Enjoy weekly specials as well as great ongoing deals from leading manufacturers of the industry.  Get paintball masks, guns, balls, pants, shirts, and a lot more.

The Tippmann A5 Models – Powerful Paintball Guns

Are you searching for the best in paintball guns?  You don’t have to look further than the Ultimate Paintball site.  The Tippmann A5 models are powerful paintball guns, impressing players and manufacturers from around the sport.  We have several A5 models in stock here at Ultimate Paintball, your one-stop shop for all paintball needs.

Tippmann A5 paintball guns are designed for snipers.  The gun provides excellence of accuracy while the 20-inch barrel affords extra distance.  The guns have an adjustable stock, guaranteeing a sure fit against the shoulder.  In addition to shooting excellence, a sling feature allows players to conveniently tote the gun around when not firing.

The A5 is one of the leading paintball guns from one of the leading manufacturers in the sport.  The guns are in high demand for a very good reason – awesome power and handling!  Easily setup for bolt system disassembly, the gun is ready for immediate use or upgrading.

Are you searching for paintball guns that deliver precision and power but won’t bust your wallet?  The Tippmann A5 models are for you and we have multiple products in stock at our online Ultimate Paintball store.

The Tippmann A5 kit includes:

-          A5 paintball marker

-          20” sniper barrel

-          Sight with red dot

-          Gun sling

-          Collapsible stock

-          And more!

The paintball gun’s cyclone feed system links the feeder sprocket to the air system.  That means the paintball guns feed just as fast as you shoot!  Pull the trigger 15 times per second and the gun will unleash 15 balls per second!

Visit the Ultimate Paintball Site

Paintball is more than a pastime for players.  It’s an intense and fully-interactive sport.  Depending on your physical location, it may be difficult to find supplies and gear from leading manufacturers of the sport.  Luckily, players have the Ultimate Paintball site, so regardless of where you live, you have access to the best the sport has to offer.

Don’t worry about selection.  Ultimate Paintball always keeps its online store in stock with guns, markers, gear, barrels, hoppers, paintballs, goggles, harnesses, tubes, masks and more.  With over six years in the business, the owners of the store know how to satisfy players and keep the site stocked with name-brand equipment from Spyder, Kingman, Tippmann, BT Paintball, DYE and others.

Let’s face it; oftentimes, a player is as good as their gun.  Regardless of shot and skill, those with an advanced gun will always have an advantage.  We provide some of the best-selling paintball guns in the game.  We have the Spyder Victor, Empire Axe, Spyder Electra, Spyder Pilot, and too many others to mention here.

Enthusiasts get out on the field often – sometimes several times a week.  That means curbing costs on equipment is a welcome sentiment.  Enjoy weekly specials and ongoing deals here at Ultimate Paintball.  Think of us as the go-to place for players of the game.  We know what players want and can provide the low prices to satisfy them further.

Don’t get caught standing still.  Strike and take advantage of all the equipment and tools needed to excel in the game.  There’s not one piece of equipment or model we don’t have or we can’t find for you.  For the players, there’s only one place to get all the latest equipment – Ultimate Paintball!