Archive | Editorial

This Means War Editorial on Social Paintball

Do you think the movies accurately portray paintball?  (What a stupid question, right?  Of course NOT!) Check out the editorial and discussion on Social Paintball


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial0 Comments

Susan G. Komen Foundation, 68Caliber & Planned Parenthood

For several years now, 68Caliber has supported the Susan G. Komen ‘Drive for the Cure’ charity for breast cancer by helping to promote events that fund raise for the charity.  This has included numerous types of events, paintball among them. Recently, the foundation has removed all funding from Planned Parenthood – funding that provided free […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial4 Comments

Maryland Blind Paintballers Case NOT Based on “Blind Shooting” Statement

The original report found in the Washington Examiner on this story erroneously attributed the lawsuit to language in the paintball park’s rules regarding “blind shooting”. This is not the case: BISM is bringing suit on an alleged instance of the park’s refusal to allow blind players access to the facilities. You can view the court […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial4 Comments

BS Discrimination Lawsuit Goes After Paintball Field

According to the Washington Examiner website, Tom Maliszewski’s paintball field – Route 40 Paintball – is being sued in Federal District Court for discrimination against the handicapped – specifically the blind. A non-profit organization named Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (founded by the Maryland General Assembly in 1908) is suing the field over language […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial3 Comments

Help Save Cousin’s Paintball

UPDATE: (Read below for more on this subject): Thanks to the wonders of Youtube, here is some of the local news channel’s on-air coverage of the impending eviction of Cousins Paintball (the stuff that was behind a paywall is now FREE!!!) Cousins Paintball has long been a fixture of the industry scene. It has also […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial1 Comment

This Is A Bit More Troubling Than Pink Airsoft Guns

The on-going battle between the police, videotaping them and constitutional rights


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial6 Comments

A Monumentally BAD Idea

Summer “War” camp is not a good image for paintball


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial, Editorial - Commentary10 Comments

Paintball and the Information Age

Paintball and the Information Age

As some of you may recall, 68Caliber announced the introduction of its weekly newsletter a few weeks ago and then (almost as quickly) announced that “due to technical difficulties” the newsletter program had been suspended while we worked out some glitches. I’m happy to say that those glitches have been worked out and we’re moving […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial1 Comment

Editorial #2: Spam, Infringement, Lame Marketing and Hacking

Yesterday I entitled the editorial as #1 since I actually thought that I was going to get around to putting editorial #2 up as well. That didn’t happen which makes both editorial titles seem a little weird. But as always, we forge ever onwards, so don’t let it bother you. This editorial’s subject runs the […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial, Editorial - Commentary1 Comment

Editorial #1: Proof in the Paintball Pudding

I revisit the Uncertainty Principle concept, with proof of its effectiveness


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial, Editorial - Commentary1 Comment

Woodsball World Cup Report Coming

I had an absolute blast at the first ever Woodsball World Cup at Paintball Sports New York: I got to hang with a bunch of old friends – many of whom I haven’t seen in well over a decade – and to make a lot of new ones – ones who will become old friends […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial, Editorial - Commentary1 Comment

Woodsball World Cup Weekend!

The paijntball playing public (and the public public as well) are invited to join the legends of paintball this weekend at the inaugural Woodsball World Cup tournament!


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial, Editorial - Commentary, News, Sports1 Comment

A Loss for Paintball: Forest Brown

According to a post on Automags.Org, Forest Brown, founder of the Challenge Park field outside of Chicago and originator of CPX Paintball Park, passed away in his sleep yesterday (9/4). Forest captained Team Farside, helped to introduce paintball technology to movie-making (as props and special effects tech), had one of the most fantastic retail stores […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial, Editorial - Commentary2 Comments

A First For Paintball

Lonnie Schuyler, writer/director of the indy feature film SPLATTER – Love, Honor & Paintball, is a paintballer himself. His film (fresh off of winning yet another audience award at a film festival) will be a featured presentation at the upcoming Paintball Extravaganza (presented by 68Caliber!) in Annaheim, CA. We recently received the copy of the […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial, Editorial - Commentary1 Comment

Editorial Review: A Selection of Past Editorials

Want to know what we’re thinking?  Check out this selection of editorials posted by the editorial staff at 68Caliber over the past year or so.  Then let us know what you’re thinking! The Uncertainty Principal Paintball and Intellectual Property Bringing People Back To The Game Where We Need To Go Limited Paint Paintball Tournaments When […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial0 Comments

The Uncertainty Principle

The Uncertainty Principle

No, I’m not going to be laying cosmology and physics on you (though if you want, you can Google Heisenberg and Schroedinger), unless you count the ‘physic’ part of ‘physical’, because today I’m going to discuss new players.  Specifically how and why new players get introduced to the game, what they are looking for and […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial7 Comments

Paintball & MilSim Look-a-Likes Causing Problems Worldwide

Two mainstream press stories released today make the point following arrests in one country and the deployment of a bomb disposal team here in the US:  look-a-like weapons are often seen and reacted to by security personnel as the real thing – and for good reason.  They’re designed to look just like the real thing. […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial1 Comment

Paintballers and the Press

There have been a couple of high-profile mainstream news stories lately (Israeli Commandos Use Paintball Rifles, Paintball Age Limit, Terrorists Used Paintball for Training) that have obviously made it necessary to once again revisit the subject of how we all should talk to the press when interviewed on a subject related to paintball. I’m not […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial0 Comments

Controversy in Paintball Land: Are Half-Naked Chicks Appropriate At Events?

68Caliber and staff have, for quite some time, been pushing a ‘family-friendly’ agenda for the website, our news coverage and the paintball industry in general. Our position has nothing whatsoever to do with morality or ethics, religious mores or personal views about the things that are or are not appropriate.  It has always clearly been […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial15 Comments

Paintball & Intellectual Property (Copyright, Trademark, Patent)

A recent blog post has prompted me once again to weigh in on the subject of Intellectual Property, which includes such things as copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets & etc. The subject of the blog entry purportedly discusses the probability that an awful lot of scenario game promoters are breaking the law in […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial4 Comments

Pump Paintball is Coming on Strong!

Representatives of the National Pump League (NPL) have been attending numerous high-profile events over the past several months to promote the up-coming NPL-sanctioned WOODSBALL WORLD CUP tournament. NPL reps have attended, amongst many other local events, the Spring Classic at West Point and EMR’s latest Castle Conquest and are happy to report that reception to […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial0 Comments

Bringing People Back To The Game

I was talking with one of my old-time paintball buddies the other day (like I have anything but old, old-time buddies) and, as is usually the case our conversation turned into a bit of “paintball then and paintball now”. We spent quite a bit of time discussing some of the things we used to be […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial2 Comments

Before Paintball Was Politically Correct

There’s a lot of talk these days about “where the game is going”, “where the game came from”, “getting back to our roots”, and playing the game the way it was meant to be played before it went all politically correct – whatever that means.


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial, Featured5 Comments

Where We Need To Go

I don’t know how many of you have noticed this, but a lot of old names are popping up in the industry.  You could start with Gino Postorivo (Valken, formerly NPS), or Richmond Italia (GIMilsim, formerly ProCaps).  You can add Tom Kaye to the mix – and there are a whole lot more, like Kevin […]


Read the full story

Posted in Editorial, Featured0 Comments

Friends of 68Caliber

Translator

English flagItalian flagKorean flagChinese (Simplified) flagChinese (Traditional) flagPortuguese flagGerman flagFrench flag
Spanish flagJapanese flagArabic flagRussian flagGreek flagDutch flagBulgarian flagCzech flag
Croatian flagDanish flagFinnish flagHindi flagPolish flagRomanian flagSwedish flagNorwegian flag
Catalan flagFilipino flagHebrew flagIndonesian flagLatvian flagLithuanian flagSerbian flagSlovak flag
Slovenian flagUkrainian flagVietnamese flagAlbanian flagEstonian flagGalician flagMaltese flagThai flag
Turkish flagHungarian flagBelarus flagIrish flagIcelandic flagMacedonian flagMalay flagPersian flag