Activision 'redefines' FPS games with paintball?

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At last, a true next-generation paintball experience is unleashed! Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) announced today that the official NPPL (National Professional Paintball League) Championship Paintball 2009 videogame is available now for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment systems, and Nintendo Wii(TM).

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Cajun Chicken4243d ago

Nerf should make a game again, Nerf Arena was pretty good fun.
Not to mention, it was colourful and well...Nerf.


WTF.... :/

Im sorry but i wont be buying this...

Teabag4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

I might just wait for Killzone 3, when the Helghast run out of bullets and have to resort to water pistols...

Cajun Chicken4243d ago

Just imagine the water effects!

SL1M DADDY4243d ago

They were ok at best but never really grabbed me as a Paintballer. The feel was just all wrong and there was definitely flaws in the game play.

ZeroXMD4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

I mean, other sports games, i understand. not everyone can get a team together on the fly and start a game. Same goes with this one, true, but i mean, is there really a point to it? Holding a controller doesn't equate to holding a paintball gun (give or take if they add a special paintball gun controller), and how many FPS games are there out now and coming out? I usually don't watch sports because I'd rather be playing them myself. And the whole part of playing a videogame is to do something in it that you don't have the opportunity to do in real life. But Paintball is something that isn't that hard to do in real life (depending on where u live) and is actually derived from something you can't do normally already. Paintball is basically a gun battle where people don't actually get wounded or die (you know what i'm talking about). We play FPS games to do the same thing, albeit in a different fashion. I really don't see how people would play this over (insert badass FPS that has came out recently or will be soon here). I mean, yeah, might be cool, but its still a Paintball videogame. Even more so than any other sport game, i think anyone would rather go play paintball than play a video game of it, IMO.

Does anyone get that? I just hear Paintball videogame and i'm like, Why?

Xander-RKoS4243d ago

The same reason why there are other sports games.

Also, think of it like this: Parents don't like violence, but kids might want to know what it's like to play a FPS style game. Well, here's sort of the medium.

Product4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

@ Zero
people like different things.This is officially licensed by NPPL meaning there are people in the world that love to paintball professionally.
This game is for them.Fans of the sport.
I dont see how you could not see how this is a great game for somebody who likes this kind of stuff but whatever.

Nextil814243d ago

I don't think you get the concept of a "Video Game". Notice the word 'game' there. A game is about having fun, not about simulating something you wouldn't have a chance to do in real life. Buy a dictionary, look it up. I'm right.

Product4241d ago

.......are you kidding me.....let me ask you a question
Do football players play Madden?
if you know the answer to this you dont need the dictionary to see where i was coming from.
..and to think you actually think the Sports genre isnt a simulation of sorts.Pity.

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mastiffchild4243d ago

My concern is that it looks like sh1t. Fair enough about making a non bloody paintball FPS but at least make it look cool otherwise you just sell the fans of the sport short-it has to visually compare to what else is available or it will just wither and die. I also think that they haven't discounted the price enough to make up for the apparent graphical shortcomings-unless that was a screenshot from the PS2 version.