PSA: MAG Beta Access Guaranteed by Qore Sub

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In advance of today's PlayStation Store update, Sony has reminded everyone that those with an annual subscription to its online PlayStation 3 video magazine Qore are guaranteed access to the upcoming beta test for Zipper's 256-player shooter MAG.

The beta is slated to kick off September 17, with the full game due January 26, 2010.

Anyone aged 18 or older that has plunked down the $25 for an annual Qore subscription (or renewed said subscription for $20) on or before September 17 will be e-mailed a voucher code for participation, going by a post on the official PlayStation.Blog.

While Qore isn't the only way to gaining access to the MAG beta--e-mails soliciting beta applications went out to some earlier this year, and Sony has already started giving away codes in contests--an annual subscription is thus far the only guaranteed method.

From The Chatty
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    September 3, 2009 3:42 PM

    I really want this game to be good

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      September 3, 2009 4:33 PM

      I'm in the current beta and I think its great. I haven't seen the whold 256 player mode unlocked yet but I've played a bunch of 128 player matches. It feels like Cod4 to me but with more strategy/teamwork instead of just run and gun. I'm hoping they can keep the performance up as they add more people because right now I notice almost no lag.

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        September 3, 2009 5:31 PM

        Have you had encounters with 50+ players in your view distance at a given time?

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          September 3, 2009 5:42 PM

          honestly I have no idea. There have been times when it seems like everyone is battling over one location so there are lots of people then however there are lots of things to hide behind and people don't really group together. When you first spawn you will be with a good chunk of your team so I guess I might of had about 30 people then.

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        September 3, 2009 6:39 PM

        Good to hear, someone's gotta get this right sooner or later.

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      September 3, 2009 5:50 PM

      I'm missing the 256 player PAX event today because I'm working during the hours... so lame. I wish they had the serves up for like 8 or 12 hours shifts.. but alas.. no such luck. It really is a fun game, it does need all this polish time to tighten it up. I'll be buying it on launch day but I wouldn't be surprised if it needed subsequent patches shortly after release. The different factions, varied weapons for each, are solid. The gunplay and movement is good feeling too. I suggest you all get in the beta and help us all get it to be the best online game yet.. because as it is its brewing with potential.

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        September 3, 2009 6:08 PM

        yeah, I'd love to get on that beta.....once I get a ps3

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