Thursday, May 26, 2011

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CrowdGather, Inc Acquires PBNation

Posted: 25 May 2011 09:00 AM PDT


CrowdGather is one of the leading networks of community forums, reaching millions of passionate users each month. The heart of CrowdGather is the richness of content created by our highly engaged audience of technology, gaming and lifestyle enthusiasts.

The CrowdGather Network comprises thousands of online communities, now serving over 135 million page views per month and 13 million unique monthly visitors. We provide a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide.

We believe in forums.

The largest media outlet for paintball is now part of a growing community that will help expose paintball to many new advertisers and viewers. The purchased of by a public company is recognition that the paintball community is an important and desirable market with tremendous potential.

The CEO of CrowdGather is a long-time forum owner and operator and is completely dedicated and passionate in the believe that forums are an important and vital part of the Internet experience. He has a vision of how CrowdGather will successfully grow and the other communities associated with their team.

We had several companies that were actively pursuing for purchase. CrowdGather was the obvious choice as they have a long-term vision for the growth of forum communities and they recognized the tremendous value of our team and marketshare.

In the long-term, the paintball community will benefit as CrowdGather grows and brings major, national advertisers into CrowdGather communities. This is something that has always been elusive to the sport of paintball but now becomes a probable outcome as becomes a part of a larger whole.

We believe that the CrowdGather team (including you) will be able to grow and improve with the additional resources that will become available by this acquisition.

Thank you for making this the Home Page for Paintball and for your continued support.

All the best,
The Team at PbNation

Action Village Acquired by ANSgear

Posted: 25 May 2011 08:57 AM PDT

Action Village is or was an extreme sports retailer with an emphasis on paintball. Action Village sold products for snowboarding, bmx, airsoft, and skateboarding. Through the course of time, Action Village has slowly declined and was foreseen to end it all.

Luckily, for Action Village ANSgear has acquired them and now ANSgear will be an extreme sport super power by expanding their inventory to that of Action Village.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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NPPL Chicago Results

Posted: 23 May 2011 10:11 AM PDT

1st – San Diego Dynasty
2nd – St. Louis Avalanche
3rd – Portland Uprising
4th – Edmonton Impact

1st – Dynasty 2
2nd – Texas Storm
3rd – Impact Echo
4th – Critical Wrecking Crew

1st – 3CT
2nd – LSD Savage
3rd – Marine Team one
4th – Top Gu n Evolution

1st – DBS Kidz 2
2nd – TKO – Blackout
3rd – Boom II
4th – Raiders

1st – Centermass Hawaii
2nd – Asylum Ballers
3rd – Toxic
4th – University of Michigan

1st – Total Grief
2nd – Zero
3rd – Milwaukee Throwback
4th – CPX Pro Stars

Friday, May 20, 2011

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New Divisions for PSP

Posted: 19 May 2011 10:03 AM PDT

PSP is introducing new divisions for the Chicago Open; Tactical Race to and Pump.

Tactical RaceTo builds on PSP’s current world-famous RaceTo format, adding one enhancement: Each team starts each point with a full hopper for each player, plus five 140-round pods to divide up amongst the team. Give a pod to each player, or give them to your back players, or give it all to the player who has to hold down that key lane into the snake. The decision is yours, and in Tactical RaceTo, these decisions matter.

Tactical RaceTo will not just bring new strategy elements to the game and put greater focus on communication and precision technical skills, but also cut paint consumption by up to 80%, dramatically reducing the cost to compete.

3 new divisions will be offered:
Division 4 Tactical RaceTo-4 (Thu-Fri Prelims, Sat-Sun Playoffs) – $2,600 Entry
Division 4 Tactical RaceTo-2 (Sat Afternoon Prelims, Sun Playoffs) – $1,000 Entry
Open Pump RaceTo-2; Classification Counts as D4 RaceTo-2 (Sunday Only) – $500 Entry

Prizes for all divisions:
1st Place: Free Entry, Trophy and Medals
2nd Place: ½ Entry, Trophy and Medals
3rd Place: ½ Entry, Trophy and Medals

How is your stamina? Think you can complete the paintball quadathalon? Players have the option of playing on up to four teams at the Chicago Open: One Traditional RaceTo team, one Tactical RaceTo-4 team, one Tactical RaceTo-2 team, and one Pump RaceTo-2 team.

Teams playing both Traditional and Tactical D4 RaceTo-4 will not have any schedule conflicts.
Teams wanting to play both Traditional RaceTo-2 and Tactical RaceTo-2 should request to have their Traditional RaceTo-2 games scheduled for Saturday morning to avoid conflict with the Saturday afternoon Tactical RaceTo-2 prelims. Traditional and Tactical D4 RaceTo-2 playoff schedules will not conflict.

Teams wanting to play both Traditional RaceTo-4 and Tactical RaceTo-2 may sign up for Tactical RaceTo-2 through the evening of Friday, June 24th, providing a great way for RaceTo-4 teams who may have been knocked out to use any leftover paint to get more play time. Late registration fees will be waived for any Tactical RaceTo-2 team with at least 5 players who played RaceTo-4 at the Chicago Open.

Similarly, registration for Open Pump RaceTo-2 will remain open through the evening of Saturday, June 25, and late fees will be waived for Pump teams with at least 5 players who played in other divisions at the Chicago Open. Because Pump prelim play starts Sunday morning, conflicts with playoff games in other divisions are possible. Teams who make the playoffs in another division and would have a conflict with their Pump games may withdraw from the Pump division up until Saturday evening.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Virtue Gearbag

Posted: 18 May 2011 02:19 PM PDT

Virtue has come out with a gearbag. It’s really a back pack but can accommodate as much as a regular gearbag.

Introducing Virtue’s Bugout Bag

Get ready to bug out to the field with the Virtue Bugout bag. Comes available with or without a removable Solar Charging Satchel for those days when you need to keep your phone, mp3, or even gun charged up all day long.

You can pack an amazing amount of gear into the Virtue Bugout bag thanks to 1900 cubic inches of storage space, plus external straps w/ buckles. The solar charging station produces its own power so you can charge your phone, mp3 player or gun from anywhere.

Key Features

* Removable Solar Charging Satchel (optional) w/ multiple adapters for phone/mp3
* Heavy duty Ballistic Nylon Construction
* 1900 Cubic Inches of Storage
* Padded, Adjustable Shoulder Straps
* Padded, Adjustable Waist Belt
* Padded Back w/ Hidden Gun Pouch
* Side Compression Straps, Useful to Attach Harness, Goggle, etc.
* Two Large Main Compartments (12x18x6" combined)
* Mid-Size Back Pouch (9x16x3")
* Rear Back Pouch (9x7x2")
* Removable Satchel w/ optional Solar (7x5x1.5")
* Solar Satchel includes 7 charging adapters for (Blackberry, LG, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, USB) – plus iphone/mp3 usb cables simply plug right in using your stock charging cable.
* Inner, Outer mesh pockets, compartments, etc
* 15" Laptop Pouch (main compartment will hold up to a 17" laptop)
* All-Over Screen Print w/ Embroidery

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Artifact Season 2 Coming Soon

Posted: 10 May 2011 01:57 PM PDT

Planet Eclipse is coming out with a new season of the series Artifact. This upcoming season will be featuring Dynasty.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

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New Soft Goods from Virtue and Exalt

Posted: 06 May 2011 01:40 PM PDT

Virtue has come out with a new all weather jersey.

Exalt has come out with a line of camo headbands.