I bought a Broxia at the TTAC Show this year for my son to plink with. He's a roughhousing 9 year old and he's destroyed a TM Boys M4 already. What impressed me about the Aftermath products is the quality of the plastic being used for a gun at such a low price point - back when I started playing some years ago, TM was very much like this, but we paid $500+ for our guns and the first thing you did was rip them apart and rebuild them because you knew they were shit. This thing fires 375fps out of the box and the grouping is reasonable (not stellar) and you could do some simple smithing to improve it.
As for gaming, I don't know, he's not old enough to game it and I don't give him a battery, he just plays war with it with his buddies on a nearby farm property (no visibility from the road) and they have a ball and it comes back in one piece, albeit a little muddy. We'll occassionally plink with it but I am very happy with it. It also assures me that airsoft is improving and more and more options are becoming available for the average player.
As a starter gun, you can't go wrong - rip it apart, learn about how they work, upgrade this platform and become knowledgable - you don't have to have deep pockets anymore.