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'Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D' (Xbox) Paints It Up In Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT

With the release of Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D (GHTP MAX'D) the intensity and innovation of the 2004 sleeper hit returns to the Xbox. With new features such as Breakout Manager and Field Editor, the franchise's continued focus on speed, tactics and teamwork separate this first person action game from the pack.

GHTP MAX'D sets the tone with a breakthrough feature set providing limitless gameplay possibilities for gamers. The new Breakout Manager gives gamers complete control of their AI teammates' positions, moves and targets at the start of the game. This control is so complete that gamers can even direct their AI teammates to maintain shooting at key positions known as "Burn Lanes." In addition, the new Field Editor and Split Screen features enable gamers to create their own fields and test their skills with multiplayer split-screen action, allowing both head-to-head competition and Co-Op play on their own created fields.

"With more than 120,000 registered users on Xbox Live, Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball is among the most popular multiplayer games for the platform," said David Oxford, Activision, Inc. "Now with GHTP MAX'D, fans and new players alike will experience a whole new level of intensity and innovation."

GHTP MAX'D builds on the speed, tight controls and recognized innovative features that made the original GHTP a 2004 sleeper hit. In GHTP MAX'D, gamers engage in "play for real" action to carry them through 213 field layouts and 29 tournaments offered in the game. Using a combination of speed and tactics to take out their opponents, including 14 pros from Keely Watson and Chris LaSoya to Greg Hastings, players are constantly challenged by the limitless combinations of team match ups and field layouts. From designing their own fields to taking control of the team with voice and field commands, gamers must utilize true tactics and strategy to earn their degree from the GHTP Shooter School of Tricknology.

The Xbox Live factor plays heavy with this game. Over 120,000 registered gamers have played the original GHTP on Xbox Live and the game has consistently ranked in the Xbox LIVE Top 25 games since its launch last year. GHTP MAX'D is poised to pick up where the first game leaves off with the ability to have up to four players on the same Xbox. Career Mode Co-Op also lets players join with friends to break up the pros or taking each other on head-to-head.

A groundbreaking game would not be complete without an outstanding soundtrack. The GHTP MAX'D soundtrack is setting a new standard for music in video games. Working together for the first time, multi-platinum artists DJ Lethal (Limp Bizkit) and B-Real (Cypress Hill) have recorded a new hip-hop song entitled "Play for Real" for the GHTP MAX'D soundtrack. In addition, the soundtrack features Puddle of Mudd, and several up and coming bands.

GHTP MAX'D is available for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft for a suggested retail price of $39.99 with other platforms to follow soon. The game has been rated "E10+" by the ESRB for ages 10 and up. For more information about the game visit www.activisionvalue.com.

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