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Wed, Sep 09, 2009 | 14:22 BST
Preorder bonuses for MAG were revealed by Sony over on the US PS Blog, today.
Exclusive in-game characters, one-of-a-kind Home Spaces, Public Beta access, it’s all there.
Game’s out January 26, 2010.
Hit the link for more.
Thu, Sep 03, 2009 | 19:00 BST
Sony’s arriving in Seattle this weekend for PAX and tomorrow night it’s holding a MAG-themed Meet-up, where it’ll be the first time beta participants will be able to engage in a 256-player battle.
For people who can’t make it to PAX, Sony is holding a Labor Day weekend contest giving away Beta codes through the US PS Blog Twitter account.
What in on that? Head on over through the link to see how you can participate and hopefully get picked.
Thu, Aug 20, 2009 | 20:09 BST
Past the break there is a video of Seth Luisi, director of development at SCEA providing a walk-through of the 128-player “Acquisition” mode Valor map for MAG.
Qore subscribers will have the chance to get in on the MAG Official Public Beta on September 17, so if you don’t currently subscribe, now may be the time to do it.
Watch on, courtesy of the US PS Blog.
Thu, Aug 20, 2009 | 15:41 BST
Zipper Interactive has confirmed that the open beta for MAG will kick off on September 17: a full week before Tokyo Game Show.
Only recently has the beta begun in earnest with staff from SCEE trying the game earlier this month. It was only this week that SCEA sent out invites to people in the US, while SCEE Beta Trial Testers had only their recieved codes on Tuesday.
Andy Beaudoin of Zipper confirmed the news, adding : “On September 17, we will start an official public beta version”
From Eurogamer Germany.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 08:19 BST
SCEA’s sent out the first batch of beta invites to it massive online shooter MAG.
The download comes in at just under a whopping 2.5Gb and is only available during specific hours. However, as MAG is on display in Cologne this week, Sony are looking for folks to try and take on fellow journos who will play the game at GamesCom this week.
Who knows, you may run into us.
The game is due for release on January 26 in the US. No date yet in EU, but that should be rectified tonight with the SCEE press conference.
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 | 18:29 BST
Sony has announced that MAG will hit North American retailers on January 26, 2010.
Zipper and SCEA will be holding an event during PAX on September 4 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM PST and 200 PS Blog readers are invited to attend the 256-person function and get hands-on with a new MAG map.
All you need to do is RSVP over on the US PS Blog.
Hit the link for the rest.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 19:18 BST
Lucky folks who open their emails today may see a MAG Beta invite crammed in with all the jokes, spam, and Russian mail-order bride requests.
The e-mail contains a code used to access a closed application form and Sony “will be adding people in waves.”
Don’t worry if you don’t have one, you may get one later for the second wave of testing.
Loads more info over on Joystiq.
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 18:33 BST
Sony wants you to write an inspirational battlefield speech and the best one will be featured in the new trailer for MAG.
Ten will be picked, professionally recorded for use in the trailer and the authors will win a MAG prize that will be announced soon.
Things to consider when writing, according to Sony:
- MAG is all about multiplayer combat on an unprecedented scale, so think big.
- The game revolves around three private military corporations – Raven, Valor and S.V.E.R – so you could incorporate them and their personalities into your writing.
- Be original – we Google too so don’t borrow lines from Winston Churchill, Saving Private Ryan or anywhere else!
- Words are slippery things and just because they look good on the screen, they might not sound so epic when spoken. Try reading your entries aloud to make sure they roll off the tongue with ease.
- Keep it clean – sure soldiers swear all the time but this is a family blog, so all the normal commenting rules apply.
Sony will also post some of the best speeches on the blog.
More information over on the Euro PS Blog.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 | 20:09 BST
Sony has confirmed rumors posted earlier in the week regarding a MAG: Massive Action Game Beta.
Only thing is, it’s internal only so players that have seen statuses regarding the Beta popping up on PSN should know that theses are Sony employee profiles.
This was confirmed to CVG earlier today.
Hopefully this means that a public Beta will go live soon.
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 | 15:57 BST
Take a pinch of salt with this, but you may be seeing the first piece of info as to when a beta test is coming for MAG.
Community Team member and Moderator of the English SCEE forums, Yaster, has been snapped playing the beta. Right now, this is most likely internal, but it shouldn’t be before long until we hear something for the public.
Last year, Killzone 2, Resistance 2 and LittleBigPlanet had internal beta’s before either being publicly released or trialed through SCEE’s Beta Trial Member program.
Earlier in May, developer, Zipper Interactive, confirmed that there would be a public beta trial for the game before it’s impending autumn release.
Wed, Jul 15, 2009 | 22:36 BST
GameFly and GameStop are listing MAG for a January 2010.
The game was expected to land on shelves for PS3 sometime this fall.
While Sony has not issued a “firm” release date for the game, the above retailers had it listed for November 24.
Until official word comes down from on high, keep this as rumor.
Update: Looks like the retailers are just speculating, according to a Sony rep speaking to Kotaku: “We haven’t made any announcements in regards to the launch date”.
Fair enough. More through the same link.
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 | 22:18 BST
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 | 07:20 BST
The latest MAG dev diary – watch after the break – goes into detail on the mass-shooter’s three factions, namely Raven, S.V.E.R., and Valor.
As for differences, Raven’s “high-tech, polished,” Valor has a “traditional military style” and S.V.E.R. is “edgy, aggressive,” according to this US PS Blog post.
Take a look. The PS3 exclusive’s out later this year.
Wed, Jun 17, 2009 | 17:51 BST
Mon, Jun 08, 2009 | 21:43 BST
Let’s have some freakin’ online shooter performance stats. Mr Zipper Interactive, speaking in the video after the break, reckons the game of MAG Sony had running at E3 was running at “30 frames per second” in “basically what’s a lag-free environment”.
The shooter was demoed with 256 players at the show.
Hit link. Watch video.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 13:59 BST
What can you say? It’s MAG. It’s on PS3. It has 256 players, some of which can be seen in the screens after the break.
MAG is a game with guns. And objectives. And squads. Look at the pictures. They speak a thousand words.
Which is very handy, because we have aching hands.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 12:02 BST
Sony PS3 exclusive, 256 player multiplayer, men in army clothing, and lots and lots of firepower: that’s what MAG (Massive Action Game) promises to deliver, and judging by the footage below, it might just do that.
We should all be playing this sometime next year.
Check it out.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 17:16 BST
Zipper multi-shooter MAG is to be playable at E3 next week, SCEE has just confirmed to VG247.
Journalists are to be allowed to play as part of a an eight-man squad, led by one of the devs, in a 256-player game.
Hot bastard. We’re proto-pumped. Let’s fucking do this shit, yo. It’s E3!
Tue, May 05, 2009 | 14:26 BST
There’s going to be a public beta test for MAG, according to Zipper Interactive bossman Michael Guttman.
“Certainly, Mag will definitely have a beta,” he told US PS Blog. “I guess that’s probably all I’ll say at this point, but we’ll be getting more information about that very soon.
“We’re really excited about the beta and we want to make sure that it’s designed and set up to be the great experience you expect it to be.”
There’s a video interview with Guttman and the game’s lead designer Andy Beaudoin through the break.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 | 14:15 BST
Sony just released a brand new MAG trailer to go alongside the lifting of its first-party preview press embargo.
After the break. Quick!