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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball' (Xbox) Blasts Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 18, 2004 @ 1:12 p.m. PST

It's time to take on paintball's elite players in Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball from Activision Value. The game, which is available exclusively for the Xbox, allows players to face off against 20 of the sport's top pros on actual tournament fields, using top-of-the-line paintball gear.

"We wanted to create the most authentic paintball experience possible," said Patrick Kelly, Vice President of Studios, Activision Value Publishing Inc. "Paintball is an up-and-coming sport that requires skill and accuracy and this game is the best virtual platform for paintball enthusiasts to practice their skills."

Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball allows players of all skill levels to "ball" like the pros. Players will battle on real-life Paintball fields in tournament locations such as Huntington Beach Open in California, Island Open in Aruba and SC Village in Los Angeles.

They can choose from 179 different field layouts and hundreds of game configurations. Special features allow players to feel like they are inside the game, a stance and mobility-based targeting system allows for shooting accuracy changes, and Quick Look allows players to look around without their body shifting.

Players can hone their paintball skills on their own as a novice with basic skills and equipment and advance from rookie to pro before facing off against multiple players. Once their skill level has been increased, the more experienced players will want to try the multiplayer game option, which offers both system link and Xbox(TM) Live play. Using Xbox Live voicechat, players can coordinate strategy and identify opponent positions with their teammates, bringing the reality of the game to their living room.

Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball features top pro Paintball players, including Greg "Red" Hastings, Rocky Cagnoni, Chris LaSoya, Nicky Cuba, Keely Watson and many more. To provide an even more authentic paintball experience, 25 real-life paintball sponsors are featured including Severe, Tippmann, JT, Dye, PMI, Draxxus, BAWLS and many more. In addition to practicing their skills players can buy new gear with the money they earn from tournament winnings and can choose from 10 categories of gear to outfit their characters and ensure they are wearing the most fashionable Paintball equipment.

Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball is available in retail stores nationwide for $39.99 and has been rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.

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