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#1 R.Widlake~HostileInentions

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:09 PM

Does anyone remember that paintball TV show that was on british TV about 6 years ago?

It was'nt like speedball it was an attempt by someone to do a gladiators style paintball spin off.

What was it called and what site was it played on?
And on the eight day the lord gave us PAINTBALL!!


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Posted 04 June 2009 - 07:13 AM

reckon it can be found on sky on the old repeats?

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:06 AM

Do you mean mission paintball? They had several different woodsball areas, and some sort of shooting range challenge i think?

It was repeated on Virgin1 at about 3am recently.. stopped the weird sleep patten being so dull ^_^, but its finished now.

Might not be the one you were thinking of though.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 04:09 AM

the other one was ccrossfire (or crossXfire) it was like a milsim crossed with a sci fi roleplay. like x-files, meets mission impossible.#

not sure where it was played, i think it was private sites owned by the tv company.

i think it was on channel 4 at one point

aka Xfire

2001-2002

The programme was a game show/reality TV cross, featuring a strike team consisting of 6 players armed with paintball guns, who will attempt to complete challenges such as defusing a bomb or rescuing hostages. The teams would have to take care not to get shot by the Grunts, whose sole objective was to stop the team completing the challenges by shooting them with paintballs. These were accompanied by the Special Forces; 6 individuals (with made-up character names and bios; however, their skill was real) with exceptional skills. These Special Forces were named Hellmet (ranked Oberleutnant), Morgan (ranked Sergeant), Clawz, Dalia (Sergeant), AJ (ranked Commander) and Little Yin.

Each programme would contain three missions, the last of which always took place in the 'Special Forces HQ'. The missions would always be based around a particular scenario, such as stopping toxic waste dumping or stopping the production of counterfeit bank notes. The Special Forces would always be involved with these evil plots, and thus had to be stopped by the strike team.

In between each challenge the team were allowed to purchase items such as more paintballs, shields, grenades, a stationary shotgun weapon (firing up to 100 shots in one go) or buy back team mates who had been shot in the previous challenge (200 Credits). These were bought with credits, earned by shooting grunts, 500 for shooting special forces members, and 1000 for completing primary objectives.

The series was axed shortly following the terrorist attacks on September the 11th, and as such the penultimate episode, titled 'Star Wars', was never broadcast, instead Channel 4 broadcast the final episode to end the series.

Unlike the paintball games that are most commonly played, the paintball seen in X Fire is far more organized and realistic. Teams were inserted and extracted by a Ford Transit Van; teams often engaged enemy tanks; stealth was commonly used, with laser tripwire and security cameras used to detect the contestants; traps were often laid, such as ambushes, pressure-sensitive mines and tripwire mines. Games would take place in military compounds, office buildings, or in bunker complexes. In reality these were the facilities at RAF Bentwaters.

2001-2002

The programme was a game show/reality TV cross, featuring a strike team consisting of 6 players armed with paintball guns, who will attempt to complete challenges such as defusing a bomb or rescuing hostages. The teams would have to take care not to get shot by the Grunts, whose sole objective was to stop the team completing the challenges by shooting them with paintballs. These were accompanied by the Special Forces; 6 individuals (with made-up character names and bios; however, their skill was real) with exceptional skills. These Special Forces were named Hellmet (ranked Oberleutnant), Morgan (ranked Sergeant), Clawz, Dalia (Sergeant), AJ (ranked Commander) and Little Yin.

Each programme would contain three missions, the last of which always took place in the 'Special Forces HQ'. The missions would always be based around a particular scenario, such as stopping toxic waste dumping or stopping the production of counterfeit bank notes. The Special Forces would always be involved with these evil plots, and thus had to be stopped by the strike team.

In between each challenge the team were allowed to purchase items such as more paintballs, shields, grenades, a stationary shotgun weapon (firing up to 100 shots in one go) or buy back team mates who had been shot in the previous challenge (200 Credits). These were bought with credits, earned by shooting grunts, 500 for shooting special forces members, and 1000 for completing primary objectives.

The series was axed shortly following the terrorist attacks on September the 11th, and as such the penultimate episode, titled 'Star Wars', was never broadcast, instead Channel 4 broadcast the final episode to end the series.

Unlike the paintball games that are most commonly played, the paintball seen in X Fire is far more organized and realistic. Teams were inserted and extracted by a Ford Transit Van; teams often engaged enemy tanks; stealth was commonly used, with laser tripwire and security cameras used to detect the contestants; traps were often laid, such as ambushes, pressure-sensitive mines and tripwire mines. Games would take place in military compounds, office buildings, or in bunker complexes. In reality these were the facilities at RAF Bentwaters.




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