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For today's installment of my Tuesday Newsday series here on the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog, I thought I'd share a few items I personally found to be a bit interesting around the interwebz.  Perhaps the most eye-catching piece has been on this Cybergun Magpul PTS Masada situation.  The current sit rep appears to be that A&K is rumored to have handed over one of their signature replicas to Cybergun, who as many of you know, is trying to take over the fully-licensed replica world, one Chinese clone at a time.  While I haven't actually seen anything official on either Cybergun's site or their American distribution friends over at Palco Sports, I think I have seen enough around the web to believe the OEM rumors about A&K being true.
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So, what I'm hoping is that with the new trademarks, Cybergun will have had A&K up the quality of the internals from the unlicensed version, which has received a number of negative marks from users out there.   But I suppose only time will tell.  I've got a question to you three readers out there:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ME REVIEW THE CYBERGUN A&K MAGPUL MASADA AEG REVIEWED HERE ON THE PYRAMYD AIRSOFT BLOG?  

If so, just post up in the comments section and if I can muster up enough interest, I'll see about getting my hands on one to tear down and scrutinize, hopefully laying any rumors about quality to rest, good, bad or ugly.

Check out the rest of today's Tuesday Newsday after the jump...



Next up in Airsoft News, some clever foreign dudes who live on a golf course built a working, shoulder-mounted Airsoft AEG, inspired by the epic movie you and I both love, Predator, which features two former U.S. state governors, an M-134 minigun being handheld while firing (false portrayal of realism), and a 7+ foot tall Alien lizard thing with some badass weapons at his disposal.

Airsoft Predator AEG, Shoulder Cannon

Another pretty sweet piece of news comes from some smart dudes who attend and/or work at a university in Texas have created a way to synthetically replicate the effect of a mirage, which can be used to camouflage an object.  I am going to assume that this technology was specifically designed for Airsoft players. 


While we're on the subject of Cybergun, what are your thoughts on their "entrance" into the first-person shooter (FPS) video game market with Blackwater Video Game?
I say "entrance" in quotes because I haven't actually seen their name mentioned on the video game's website, which was created by an actual video game development company, called Zombie Studios.  However, both Cybergun and Palco have the trailer listed on their websites and there is talk about "officially-licensed" guns being featured in this game.  Since we all know who likes to deal in officially-licensed guns in the Airsoft market, I think you can put two and two together.  Plus, there have been rumors and/or official reports (I can't recall) about Cybergun getting involved in the video game market, not to mention they handle the trademark stuff for the Blackwater brand as it relates to Airsoft, so again.  I think it's a safe bet what went on here.  In case you were wondering, I thought I would clear up a few items about the game.  Number one, it's creators claim it to be the first action FPS game to utilize the XBOX 360 Kinect gestures, which is why you see the dude in the video trailer above "gesturing" intensely in his living room.  Since I did read this info on the internet, I'll take it to be true.  They probably are the first to do this.  Somebody update Wikipedia, if no one has taken the liberty of doing so yet.

Secondly, while you, as the player, can select several different Blackwater operatives to portray in the game, my guess is that you will not have the option of selecting any of the Blackwater guys that allegedly (no court has proved this yet) shot up all those Iraqi civilians a few years ago.  Speaking of shooting civilians, *spoiler alert*, you will not be able to shoot them in the game, regardless of the operator you select.  Definitely a smart move on the part of Blackwater and their game developers, considering they're still in some hot water over that whole incident.  Only time will tell if they elected to insert secret levels or cheat codes that unlock the ability to shoot civilians. 

Cybergun and Palco also have another game banner posted on their sites from a company called Online Warmongers, featuring a free, first-person shooter that I believe is a pc-based, online game called War, Inc. Battle Zone. 
Since it is free, I wouldn't expect it to be on par with a COD or Medal of Honor game, but the trailer doesn't look terrible.

Alright, that's all for now.

*Whisper voice* Airsoft.

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