The Tokyo Game Show 2017 will be taking place this week and Tokyo Marui will be there as well. In cooperation with CAPCOM, they will have their Biohazard/Resident Evil shooting range where visitors from age 18 and up can try the airsoft guns that were used in the video games. They will also get a close look at the Thor’s Hammer designed by Tokyo Marui that will be used by Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil 7 “Not A Hero” DLC.
The Tokyo Game Show 2017 will be on the 21st to the 22nd of September at the Makuhari Messe.
EA are having a field day with their Battlefield 1 game and with the upcoming release of the Call of Duty: WW2, some Battlefield fans are looking to a Battlefield World War 2 theme too. But so far, there is no news of a Battlefield World War 2 theme even if the video game franchise started as PC and OS X game in 2002 with Battlefield 1942, which of course is a World War 2 based video game. It was developed by Digital Illusions Created Entertainment and released in 2002 initially for the Microsoft Windows with the Apple OS X version in 2004.
It looks like that one fan cannot wait for the a new Battlefield World War 2 game and decided to take it upon himself to do something — a Battlefield 1942 playable in High Definition, and in this case making it scalable to 4K. According to Kotaku, ScureHD, the modder behind the Battlefield 1942 Remaster Project says the first version in early November. Probably to rain on the Call of Duty: WW2 parade? Maybe, but then it would be nice to have WW2-themed video games available in November.
ScureHD says that the game has the following mods as posted on Mod DB:
New particle effects (dust, smoke, explosion, etc) New water effects New higher resolution reflections on some objects. Higher quality LOD New skybox (upscaled for now + minor tweaks)
New, more detailed shadows on most objects. Advanced shaders thanks to ReShade.
Here is a video showing some of the remaster project:
Why has EA not doing any remaster project, when the other big name studios such as Blizzard Entertainment (Starcraft Remastered), Activision (Modern Warfare Remastered) are doing so. According to International Business Times, in an interview with EA Executive Vice President Patrick Soderlund, in which they brought up the topic remasters, if there is a demand by fans, they might just work on one.
The final release of the Battlefield 1942 Remaster Project is expected to be in early 2018. We assume that this will only for Windows PC and no versions for consoles such as Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
The start of February 2017 did come with some good news that got at the attention of the real steel and airsoft communities. Heckler & Koch has unveiled their new assault rifle, the HK433 that comes with the best features of two of its successful predecessors, the HK416 and the G36 assault rifles. A hybrid, you will say, but if it truly does feature the best of these rifles, then military organisations should pay close attention to the HK433 if they are looking for a new assault rifle to equip their soldiers.
With the Bundeswehr looking for a new rifle to replace the G36 due to problems and ended the contract (which Heckler & Koch won the dispute in court), companies are lining up with their offerings. For the company, they are determined to participate in the bidding a new rifle than offer an older rifle in a report at DW.com:
“Of course, we will take part in the bidding process – assault rifles are our core business,” Heckler & Koch CEO Norbert Scheuch told the DPA news agency. “We are very well positioned for the upcoming competition,” the CEO said, after presenting the new HK433 assault rifle in Las Vegas as an alternative.
The HK433 is said to have the gas system of the G36 and the AR lower of the HK416 with the handguard showing the use of the KeyMod rail system that allows for a lower and sleeker profile. With the use of the gas system, it eliminates the need for a buffer tube that will allow for the use of a folding stock as well as any other stock that will be compatible with it (like third party accessories makers can build new stocks for it).
Just like the G36 and HK416, the ammo will be 5.56mm, though according to Europäische Sicherheit & Technik there are planned versions that that can take in the 7.62mm NATO and will be called HK231, .300 Blackout, and 7.62mm x 39 Kalashnikov which will be called HK123. The tubing lengths are also selectable: 11 “, 12.5”, 14.5 “, 16.5”, 18.9 “and 20”. This shows the HK433 series will give clients more options to choose from.
It is also said to be cheaper than HK416 as the HK416 is an expensive weapon and that will make it more affordable for militaries looking for the features of the HK416 but are on a budget.
Even with the dispute with the German government over the G36 issue, Heckler & Koch is seen as a front runner for the new assault rifle contract as the G36 will be phased out by 2019. The company will have to win this contract as it will be a big one, and given that they are in debt by several hundred million euros, they will have to work really hard to give what the Bundeswehr wants.
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Wish everyone have a Happy new year in Year of the Rooster!
Multicam, or for some airsoft, Guccicam, has expanded the from its original Multicam Pattern to a variety of patterns under the “Multicam Family of Camouflage Patterns” that have been designed to fit certain operating environments (e.g. Urban, Tropical, Snow, and Arid). As of now the Multicam pattern is the most famous camo pattern that has been adopted by several countries.
Now apart from its family of patterns, Multicam has put together a group of Brand Ambassadors under “Team Multicam”. Whilst most of the members are retired servicemen from the U.S. Armed Forces, they also selected a group of professional sportsmen. The whole team is made up of men, though women would have welcomed a female member of this team.
With the formation of Team Multicam, Multicam will be releasing a series of video documentaries at their YouTube Channel that will highlight each member Brand Ambassador. Starting yesterday, with the introductory video of Team Multicam and over the months, videos will be released.
Full press release below the introductory video and airsoft players can look forward to the upcoming videos of Team Multicam to inspire them:
TEAM MULTICAM BRAND AMBASSADOR VIDEO SERIES
Brooklyn, NY – MultiCam®, a camouflage pattern designed for use in a wide range of conditions, has partnered with renown video production house, Foxhound Productions, to launch a documentary video series highlighting the Team MultiCam® brand ambassadors.
The fist video of the series, set to premiere February 1st through MultiCam®’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/multicampattern ), is an action-packed cinematic thrill ride meant to highlight the collective talents of Team MultiCam®. After this initial release, viewers can expect monthly video installments throughout 2017 that will individually profile each team member with an in-depth look into their backgrounds, careers and hobbies.
Team MultiCam® is made up of a diverse group of individuals, both military and civilian alike. The group includes decorated service members Jeff Benrud (US Army ret.), Jamey Caldwell (US Army ret.), Luie Zendejas (US Army ret.), JD Potynsky (US Army Ret.), Mark Llano (USMC ret.) and Kyle Defoor (US Navy ret.). These men, who in addition to pursuing their passions, lend their years of military experience to help train active duty military units and help fellow veterans.
Jeff Provenzano (pro skydiver), Travis Gibson (pro shooter), Luke Johnson (off-road racer) and Ricky Johnson (off-road racer) round out the team. With each member also providing training to military and law enforcement in their respective fields.
Collectively through the Team MultiCam® Military Charity Initiative, the team raised $40k for various military charitable funds in 2016, and aim to raise even more in the coming year.
“MultiCam® has always been a unique brand known for doing things a little differently,” stated MultiCam® Brand Manager, Ernesto Rodriguez. “As we built this group of brand ambassadors, we looked for unique individuals with interesting stories who would showcase our brand to new audiences. This video series is our way of providing that platform for the team to do so; and we hope everyone can appreciate them as much as we do.
One of the big treats for Jonathan Higgs of Airsoftology during his visit to Taiwan last year is being able to visit what he thinks is probably the world’s biggest airsoft show, the TWAAA Camo Festival… “Jonathan finishes his G&G trip to Taiwan with a visit to the Taipei CAMO show; possibly the biggest dedicated airsoft convention in the world!”
UAC announce their Tactical Trigger for the Tokyo Marui M&P9 Gas Blowback Pistol… “Tactical Trigger for TM M&P9 Type B – A new and slim design. Precision CNC from a billet 6061 Aluminum. Finished with hard anodize which can provide excellent anti-scratch performance. Re-designed flat trigger shape with Glock-like safety mechanism transfer the force of the trigger pull directly to the sear in order to provide a crispy press. Adjustable pre-travel distance allow you have a more sensitive and fast trigger press. Perfect for high speed shooting eg. Competition and great advantage for wargame.”
For some real steel news, Smith & Wesson announce the release in the latest evolution of their M&P pistol, the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0… “Feature-Rich, M&P M2.0 Establishes New Pistol Platform for the Future. Highlights of the M&P M2.0 pistol include an extended stainless-steel chassis and high grip to barrel bore axis ratio for reduced muzzle rise and faster aim recovery.
The M&P M2.0 pistol further improves performance with a fine-tuned, crisper trigger, lighter pull, and a tactile and audible reset. The pistol, available in three calibers, includes an aggressively-textured grip and four interchangeable palmswell inserts for optimal hand-fit and trigger reach. The M&P M2.0 is an ideal pistol for all shooters in all conditions.”
KWA Performance Industries (KWA USA) announced at the SHOT Show 2017 the news as being the exclusive distributor of PTS Syndicate products in the U.S.A…. “KWA is pleased to welcome PTS to the KWA family. PTS rifles will be available exclusively through KWA authorized dealers and the KWA online store in the United States. Keep following us during Shot Show to find out which PTS rifles will be available for purchase and when. These include all-new, never seen before products.”
If you are at the SHOT Show and want to drop by the PTS Syndicate booth to learn more, you can find them at Booth 4343.
We’re finally seeing a deluge of videos from the SHOT Show 2017 Industry Day at the Range where the media and industry guests try their hands on every real steel firearm they can and shoot them at the range. It’s the first big gathering before crowds get into the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada as the SHOT Show 2017 kicks off.
But before we go to the real steel guys talking about real steel stuff, here is our compilation of videos from the Airsoft industry and community. Still few videos that we can find but we find an Industry Range Day video from Spartan117gw where he goes out shooting at the range with Milsimjunkie, Airsoftology, Robo-Airsoft, and RedWolf Airsoft:
Evike.com, as they have promised, have started doing live videos at the Sands Expo Center, and they here are their initial videos:
Lancer Tactical is there as well, and they have an announcement to make:
We are expecting more videos from the airsoft side as the SHOT Show 2017 progresses. Since the SHOT Show 2017 is mainly a real steel event, here are more videos from the Industry Range Day. We’ll keep on reporting on what we see from our friends for the rest of the week.