You knew it was on the way…and now, iPhone and iPad lovers, you have a chance to remote-control the “Death Star.” Released MAY 21st, 2011…the date is important, follow along….
In out first-blush look at the Apps Store sales page, we gotta say that this is one nicely put-together app.
Graphics follow the CYBER-G/WWLILS branding, with product info for a FAMAS (how apropos!)…and, on the far right screenshot, looks to be some kind of FPS Calculator that swaps the gun’s bb loading into a Meters-per-second energy equivalent. Although frequent readers will spy that this will likely be incorrect, as Cyber-G’s energy ratings are often vastly overstated for the actual performance of the gun OOTB.
The description of the App also opens some new windows into Cyber-G marketing “strategery”…
OH GOODY…. “the news updated every DAYS”…Now Old Thumpy will HAVE to get an iPad or iPhone to keep you posted on their DAILY happenings and announcements.
But, what seems most troubling about their marketing approach is that the App Store age rating for the Cyber-G App is ”9+.” According to Apple’s own APPLICATION RATINGS, seen below…
But, wait. Isn’t this is a SALES TOOL for a product that, by Cybergun’s own package labeling and website information, is only for sale to persons 18 years of age or older? So, why is this not rated as an app for the “17+” category?
AND THE TIMING OF THIS APPS RELEASE IS MOST TROUBLING OF ALL!!! (We told you the date was important!) With the improper use of an airsoft gun creating a firestorm in California with the Senate Bill 798 debacle…WHY WOULD CYBERGUN DECIDE NOW, of all times, to release an app to someone aged 9-18 ? This is at best, in our opinion, a FAIL’ed attempt at pushing airsoft to a younger-and-younger market for which it is not intended…and could be ruinous as fodder for anti-gun activists who will latch on to this as an attempt to do just that. More reason to be wary. Very. Wary.
On top of the news that Cybergun netted major supplier SMK Sportsmarketing in the UK, now comes another alliance that will see CYBER G hooking into their web of Magpul connections….from major supplier Edgar Brothers.
OFFICAL EDGARBROTHERS.COM Announcement : LINK HERE
And, a note to our U.S.readers…does anyone else find it eerie that Edgar Brother’s logo looks a lot like another “EIB” logo? Does Limbaugh work for Cyber-G?
OK, better late than never….what a crazy, looney, fun bunch of airsofters at the BEST Airsoft Expo in the WORLD
PLENTY OF OTHER AIRSOFT VIDEOS AT THE 3-D YouTube CHANNEL HERE…..And MORE VIDEOS COMING SOON from the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo 2011 in High Point, NC…sponsored this year, along with the Thumpy’s SHOT SHOW 2011 Videos, by our buddies at BIG BOY TOYS AIRSOFT and their NEW STORE in Greensboro…and ROIGHT HEARE on Ye Ole Airsoft Webs-of-Love!
NOW, TODAY FOR THE BIG NEWS….CYBERGUN ANNOUNCES THE TERMS OF A PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF I2G, INTERACTIVE GAMES GROUP….
CYBERGUN WATCH is back… with HUGE NEWS that Cyber-G is setting terms for their next major expansion, moving into the world of VIDEO GAMES, themed and tied to their portfolio of Airsoft Guns, gear and accessories.
At a press conference with business media members in Paris on 28 February 2011, (reported HERE and HERE) CYBERGUN announced terms of an on-going negotiation to purchase I2G, Interactive Games Group, described as an “executive” company headed by former Atari Interactive Chief Exective Officer Frederic Chesnais, and formed around a corporate strategy, much as CYBER-G was, of leverage of intellectual property rights in the convergence of real property (ie: CYBERGUN’s Product physical airsoft and other “lines”) and the digital world (Video games and entertainment products) “coordinated” by I2G….according to I2G’s Website, partners in game production include Atari (LINK), Interplay (LINK) producers of the “Fallout” games, Southpeak Games (LINK), 3-G Studios (LINK), Collision Studios (LINK), and others….
A DEAL VALUED AT 16.8 MILLION EUROS!
So, in today’s economy, What does 16.8 Million Euros get you?
Well, apparently I2g has already negotiated rights with Gene “KISS” my “FAMILY JEWELS” Simmons (WEBSITE HERE) for video game-related projects….
AND, Add Jillian Michaels Athletics to the proposed CYBER-G Stable, too. (WEBSITE HERE) (And, while you are at it, insert your own “BIGGEST LOSER” punchline here, if you must….we’ll wait till you finish….OK.) And, you could even add on to the “Double D’s” jokes from Jillian’s “other” new partner, Go Daddy…which means she may even be tempted to wear a 6 “M-M” BB or two in future commercial endorsements, perhaps along with former MTV-babe Daisy Fuentes (LINK HERE, to her SEGA game title), also developing exercise/fitness related video products via I2G.
THUMPY’S BACKGROUND: This was not an un-predicted move by Cybergun, as we heard directly from Cybergun representatives, up to and including CEO Jerome Marsac, who revealed at the SHOT Show 2011 that they would be producing/distributing a new line of BLACKWATER USA-trademarked Airsoft guns and gear, as seen in Thumpy’s photos from the Cybergun/Palco/Softair USA display hub.
We will have expanded details, and further announcements on our query to CYBERGUN HQ for their direct input on this breaking story….as it develops!
For those new to the old CYBER -G Watch, let’s do a brief recap:
HERE’S a look at the MAJOR HEADLINES that Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has covered since CYBERGUN WATCH BEGAN:
LINKS HERE and DROPDOWN MENUS that will take you to our CYBER-G WATCH information section:
AND, Thumpy’s joint journo-piece with our buddies at POPULAR AIRSOFT, with the first major Airsoft interview with CYBERGUN, is RIGHT HERE:
For background on I2G: Click THIS LINK
Redwolf Airsoft’s “Arclight” has done an impressive…as always!….VIDEO look inside and all-’round the upcoming ARES M3A1 GREASE GUN that we showed you over at the Z-Shot Booth at SHOT Show 2011 in Vegas.
And, if you missed it, here’s our buddy Wallace Lau, showing it off to the SHOT Show Crowd!:
ANOTHER BONUS! For all those attending the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in High Point, NC Next weekend….Wallace and the Grease Gun will be available for handling…well, the Grease Gun, anyway, Wallace’s discretion if HE wants to be “Handled”… At the Z-SHOT / Systema / ARES booth!
North Atlantic Airsoft Expo UPDATE: CALLING ALL SHOOTERS!
Z-Shot and PANTAC host Competitive Shooting Course!
Shooting Challenge – Come test your skill! Pantac USA & ZShot.com is bringing their fun and competitive tactical shooting challenge to NAA Expo, where winner takes all! Participants with the best posted scores will take home valuable prizes including Ares Tavor TAR-21, Tactical Gear, and other goodies. Your first try is included with your admission – Don’t miss out!
Get all the latest updates on PROGRAMS, EXHIBITORS, EVENTS and MUCH MORE….AT THE NAA EXPO WEBSITE RIGHT HERE….
And, if you missed the INAUGURAL NAA Expo, here’s Thumpy’s look at LAST YEAR’s EVENTS!
And, Thumpy is stepping it up, with more updates and a countdown to the big weekend. Do NOT MISS the Airsoft Expo Event of the year! THUMPY….OVER
How bout we get back into the AIRSOFT NEWS and INNOVATION Business, with another quick update on what’s happening? GOOD!
Thumpy’s next Web Adventure is ON THE WAY…You can stay tuned here for some teasers coming this week…and we hope to have the grand unveil at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in High Point, NC….which leads us into…
UPDATE on the EXPO!
Here’s the link to all things AIRSOFT in MARCH! YEE and HAH……http://www.naaexpo.com/
BEAT DOWN BOOGIE Cast and Crew Members coming to the EXPO!
If you haven’t caught the Modern War Gear Solid parody series on YouTube…get your “view” on OVER HERE, get up to speed, and then get ready to meet some of the cast and crew from North Carolina at THE Airsoft Expo of 2011…
ALSO…MORE PARTNER/VENDORS ARE ANNOUNCED…
AND, STAY TUNED AS THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES….MAKE YOUR PLANS TO JOIN US IN HIGH POINT!
SHOUTOUTS TO THE SHOT SHOW MEDIA MAKERS!
LOTS OF SHOT Show 2011 coverage is still making its way to the Web’s of Airsoft Love….
Jonathan and Steve at AIRSOFTOLOGY give Thumpy a “Link” and a “Shoutout”…not a “pinch and a giggle”….Catch their latest FULL-ON Podcast over HERE!
Dr. Airsoft, Mark Vaughn and “Rangemaster Larry” are discussing everything from Thumpy, to the Vegas Card Thumpers, to Gynecological Advertising….over at the BRAND NEW Airsoft Medicine Podcast…RIGHT HERE via FEEDBURNER!