Deal Alert: $7.99 – Blackwater Kinect game for Xbox 360

Blackwater – Xbox 360 Kinect enabled game for $7.99 + S&H (brings price to about $11), for any who may be interested.

http://www.gohastings.com/product/GAME/Blackwater/sku/285210441.uts?siteID=PvTvb1zzm2o-X6hXDZxnDYJ0jJN0jjpUCg&creative=10&offer=191378&source=LinkShare

And seriously? Where is History Channel’s Top Shot for Xbox 360?

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Published in: on August 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Normal everyday people can be good shooters and can have a lot of fun doing it.

Just finished watching the season finale of Top Shot: Season 3.  And let me say that the final competitors this season were excellent, professional and a tribute to the sport.

I was overjoyed to see the winner bring it home. I had been rooting for them since the start of the season, but this was the first time that the person I had initially been rooting for won the season.  Let me commend the season 3 winner for having been upstanding, and a superb example of the caliber of both the shooter and the character of a shooter.

The fact that the winner does such noble activities off the range. Makes me over-joyed to see him win the $100,000.

And I love this quote “Normal everyday people can be good shooters and can have a lot of fun doing it.” from the winner.  It is so true. And he just proved it.

Other thoughts:

– Love that they used a canon. It was the one challenge I’ve suggested for a while. – Sad not everyone represented themselves well.
– Glad that Dustin did so well throughout the season, showing that youth is never a reason to underestimate a opponent.
– I’d still like to see a female competitor go a bit farther.
– I’d like to see the next season start with a team on team paintball challenge using a tactical course.
– Glad that the episodes finally showed up on Hulu. I do hope next season will be a bit quicker.
– Would like to see more advertisers support the show. I’d like to see a few runner up prizes ($10,000 2nd place, $5,000 3rd place).  Would love to see a loser prize too. Even if it’s just $250 gift card to Brownells.

Published in: on November 14, 2011 at 2:48 am  Leave a Comment  
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Top Shot: Season 3

Just catching up with season 3. Some things I see have become a “trend” in Top Shot. Two groups seem to be targeted regardless of their performance. Others will do a worse job, but these two will often be selected over those worse performers.

1. Women are knocked off quickly. In this season several of the teammates mentioned the physical factor. While I am sure most can out bench press their female teammates. I am not so sure they can out-physically perform them in stamina and ability. Sure saw a few of those men struggling to climb those telephone poles in episode 1.

2. Funny, how the next group that is ALWAYS targeted is the young member. You’d think after Kelly Bachard showed up just about the whole first season that this would cease to be a de facto instinct to nail the young members of the team.

This kind of makes me want one of the next seasons of Top Shot to be “female only”. Bring back some of the past female contestants as well as some new ones. That’d make for a really fun show. And perhaps…just perhaps, get more women interested in watch the show.

Then maybe in season 6 or 7, we can do “Teen Top Shot”. Okay, that almost sounds silly…until I think of Kelly Bachard and what an amazing job he did on the show. Ironically, we’d probably see less drama with the teenagers than we do with the adults.

 

Interesting watching Sarah shoot, and noticed that she used the slide lock release. Which most instructors I’ve read and heard speak seem to discourage due to the loss of fine motor control during stressful scenarios.

Published in: on September 20, 2011 at 3:29 am  Comments (4)  
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Why I won’t be watching Top Shot Season 3

UPDATE: I’ve been informed Hulu has all episodes until October.

http://www.hulu.com/top-shot

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Top Shot: Season 2 & Blogs

The auditions for “Top Shot” season 2 are soon to take place.  (http://pilgrimfilms.tv/casting/topshot/) Many of the blogs have expressed criticism of the show and upcoming season 2. I think that’s in part because of the “reality gaming” that goes on during the show.

Sebastian and SayUncle have both been dismissive about whether they would audition for such a show.  But I think this is, in part, throwing the baby out with the bath water.  If I had the skills, I would try out, and here is why.

I’ve seen people leave organizations and groups because of the “bad apples” (or policies). How many people do we know in our community who refuse to join the NRA over some minor petty issue from 20 yrs ago. These individuals not only weaken our cause, but they essentially remove any means that they might have to influence the NRA as an organization. Where as I as a life member can vote for those who are more supportive of causes I seek progress on.

So what would I propose?  I’d rather see a group of us, good shooters, mature shooters, audition.  With the intent to “best represent” the shooting community. They would then encourage all the rest of the competitors to act accordingly.  Thus giving a better appearance than the first season.  I think such would be a better choice.

Published in: on July 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm  Comments (2)  
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History Channel Greenlights First Competition Series, “Top Shot”

Skilled marksmen get a shot at making history in…

“TOP SHOT” HISTORY Channel™ Greenlights Series Debut for 2010

New York, December 8, 2009 – In Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Annie Oakley used a mirror to shoot a rifle over her shoulder. William Tell shot an apple off his son’s head with a crossbow. Whether it’s the Romans shooting flaming arrows or Barbarians slinging stones, history is filled with legendary tales of amazing marksmanship. Now, HISTORY is tapping into these inspiring feats of sharp-shooting for it’s first-ever competition series – and one contestant will emerge with a $100,000 prize package and the title of “Top Shot.”

The new 10 episode series, TOP SHOT, is slated to premiere in 2010. The announcement was made today by Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager, HISTORY.

In each episode, contenders will face team and elimination challenges inspired by real events in history, from Wild West shootouts to modern-day sniper missions. Every challenge will reveal the weapons, technologies and tactics of a different era, while hi-speed HD cameras capture the skillful execution of each test with breathtaking precision in extreme slow-motion.

“Not only will contestants have a chance to experience history in the making, but they might make history themselves by breaking a world record,” said Dubuc.

A nationwide search for contestants is underway. 16 finalists will be selected from among thousands of applicants, and only one will be declared “Top Shot.”

TOP SHOT is produced for HISTORY by Pilgrim Films & Television. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Dirk Hoogstra and Paul Cabana. Craig Piligian is Executive Producer for Pilgrim Films & Television.

H/T to Gun Nuts Media

Published in: on December 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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