MAG (Massive Action Game)

PS3 / Action / Release: Jan 26, 2010 / ESRB: T

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MAG, SOCOM Confrontation, and SOCOM 4 multiplayer servers to shut down in 2014

MAG, SOCOM Confrontation, and SOCOM 4 multiplayer servers to shut down in 2014

"Online multiplayer services for MAG, SOCOM Confrontation, and SOCOM 4 will be ending on 01/28/14," according to a tweet from PlayStation.

Both series were created by Zipper Interactive, a studio which Sony shut down last year. Zipper was best known for its SOCOM franchise, born in 2002 for PS2. The studio went on to create MAG, which supported up to 256 players in battle.

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Rumor: Sony shutting down SOCOM developer

Rumor: Sony shutting down SOCOM developer

Sony may be looking to close its first-party developer Zipper Interactive, maker of the SOCOM series and MAG. According to the rumor, the studio is already in the process of being shut down, though Sony has yet to issue an official comment either refuting or denying the mounting speculation.

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MAG Celebrating Birthday with Massive XP

MAG is getting ready to celebrate its first birthday, and will be offering extra XP and developer play sessions to mark the occasion. The PlayStation Blog detailed the festivities, which kick off at midnight tonight.

Starting on January 26 at 12 a.m. PST, all in-game queue and "Happy Hour" bonuses will count for 256% their usual value. The XP-grinding lasts until this Sunday, January 30 at 11:59 p.m. Plus, if you jump into a game tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, you may find members of the Zipper staff on your team. Read more »

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MAG 'Escalation' DLC Hits PSN on November 2 for $9.99

PlayStation.Blog has announced that a new downloadable 'Escalation Add-on Pack' for Zipper Interactive's MAG will be available via the PlayStation Network on November 2 for $9.99.

'Escalation,' which made its initial appearance during the last MAG beta, "supports up to 96 players, or one 32-man platoon for each PMC, as a separate in-game mode that pits the forces of Raven, SVER, and Valor against each other at the same time." The PMC who achieves the requisite number of points first, or has the most points when the round ends, wins the match and some additional Shadow War points. Read more »

"I really enjoyed this game, however, after buying the Inderdiction DLC over the summer and never ..."
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MAG 2.0 Patch Now Available, Adds Move Support

The "2.0" patch for Zipper Interactive's MAG is now available, according to the PlayStation Blog. "PlayStation Move support, an increased level cap, our revamped skill tree, the new economy system, and our highly-demanded clan deploy feature" headline the update.

The full patch notes are quite long and can be viewed at the official MAG site. I haven't played the game recently enough to be able to pull out any earth-shattering changes, but I'll probably patch up and check out the game again. Read more »

"Ive kinda always wanted to try this game, but I wanted to wait some time after release so they ..."
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Sony Adds Seven Games to PS3 Greatest Hits Library

[Update - 4:30PM] Though it will not be added to the Greatest Hits library, Sony has dropped the price of ModNation Racers to $39.99 on the PS3 and to $19.99 on the PSP.

[Original Story] Sony has selected an additional seven PlayStation 3 games for inclusion in its Greatest Hits program, knocking the prices of the following titles down to $29.99 along with fancy new boxes.In the case of the previously announced Greatest Hits version of Demon's Souls, it also means a fresh set of copies, making the excellent game a bit easier to find. Read more »

"I'll probably get attacked for this, but I still think MAG is an extremely fun game. It's one of ..."
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MAG Getting PlayStation Move Support

Sony has announced at Gamescom 2010 that Zipper Interactive's MAG will be getting PlayStation Move support through a game update. No release date for the patch has been announced.

Zipper is also working on SOCOM 4, which will also support Move. It is likely that the work done on integrating Move into SOCOM 4 is being retrofitted to MAG as an easy value-add. It will also represent your first chance to play a Zipper shooter with Move as SOCOM 4 was delayed into 2011.

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"Ah ah ah, you're assuming the Move patch for MAG will be out before SOCOM 4."
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MAG Gets "Faction Neutral" Game Mode, Sony Details Forthcoming Content and Updates

Sony's faction-based, 256-player FPS MAG has received "faction neutral" map selection for one of its game modes, Sabotage. Players choose one of three factions when creating an online character, but are limited to playing maps according to the current standing of the game's persistent "Shadow War".

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"I have to get back into this. Been away for 3 months and havent logged back in. alien swarm ..."
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MAG 'Interdiction' DLC Arrives June 22

The first premium-priced downloadable expansion for Zipper Interactive's online PlayStation 3 shooter MAG will hit on June 22, the developer has revealed.

Dubbed "Interdiction," the $9.99 add-on brings with it a new game mode of the same name, along with three new maps--Lake Bayano Spur, Sovot Motorway, Iron Cree Quarry--along with the "Heavy Improved" armor plus new medals, ribbons, and trophies.

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"waaah, gotta pay for new maps :( i think i'm a casual gamer, should i just stick to flash games ..."
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MAG Gets Free 'Fast Attack' DLC on April 29

Zipper Interactive's multiplayer shooter MAG is getting another free downloadable content bundle, according to the official PlayStation.Blog. The 'Fast Attack' DLC adds new weapon and armor options to the game's existing arsenal.

Improved Light Armor

Available for download from the PlayStation Store on April 29, the 'Fast Attack' Gear Pack includes newly tweaked versions of three of the game's sniper rifles (Raven's HM 90 SE, SVER's SASR M, and Valor's MK 14 Mod 1 EBR), as well as a new armor type called Improved Light Armor, which can be purchased by members of all three factions for 400 in-game credits.

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"hope people are still playing this when i get back from OS mid June. nice to see free updates!"
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MAG Getting Free 'Trooper Gear Pack' DLC

MAG, the PS3-exclusive online shooter boasting up to 256 players at a time, plans to drop some free gear on its players starting Thursday, March 25. On their blog developer Zipper Interactive announced the "Trooper Gear Pack" which will be the first downloadable add-on for the game.

So, what's in this field resupply? For starters, new special edition light machine guns for each of the game's three private military contractors (PMC's). Raven gets the APEX 100SE; for SVER it's the RTK-74 VLa; and Valor takes the Mk46 Mod 1. Besides offering a new look, these new guns also have their own performance specs. Trooper Gear also includes the addition of flash bang grenades, a staple of tactical shooters useful for stunning an entrenched enemy before making a rush. And, as has become the norm for DLC packs, there's two new uniforms. Read more »

"Just glancing at this news story brought in a flood of memories of reading any of the old ..."
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MAG Patch Ver. 1.03 Hits Tomorrow With Fixes

A new patch (version 1.03) for Zipper Interactive's PS3-exclusive shooter MAG will be released overnight at 3AM CST and includes a hefty list of changes, chiefly focused around weapon balance.

Zipper's Jeremy Dunham summarized the patch on the game's official website: Read more »

"This game looks neat, but no air units means I will go with BC2. I don't know why they decided ..."
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MAG Patch 1.02 Arriving Overnight

The official MAG blog posted the details for patch 1.02 in anticipation of its overnight release. The update goes live at 1am Pacific (Wed., Feb. 17, 2010).

Most of the things players will immediately notice center on refinements to the medical support role. Once patched, only players with a kit to revive fallen comrades will be marked with a cross. Likewise, only those carrying that kit will see the "incapacitated" tag on downed players. Read more »

""Reduce lag in highly populated games." YOu mean, the 256 player games that their entire ..."
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MAG Beta 5 Stats Revealed

With the release of their massively-multiplayer online shooter MAG (Massive Action Game) due in less than two weeks, developer Zipper Interactive shared some statistics from the fifth and final beta that concluded last Sunday on the official PlayStation blog. Statistics from prior betas 4.0 and 4.5 were revealed last month, along with the game's official box art.

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"I'm glad they released a beta...now I wont waste 60 dollars on this like i was going to, thanks ..."
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MAG Trophies Announced

With Zipper Interactive's massively-multiplayer shooter MAG (Massive Action Game) due out in just a couple of weeks, the official PlayStation blog has revealed the complete list of 38 PS3 Trophies.

You can take a gander at the complete list of virtual accomplishments and rewards below. The PS3-exclusive massively-multiplayer online shooter launches on January 26th. Read more »

"Zipper = RECOIL for me. Who remembers/has played that gem?"
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