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Huge MAG Reveal: Gameplay, Mechanics, Online Details!

The PlayStation blog has been giving us a ton of information via special interviews, and the latest is the longest and - in our opinion - most intriguing of the bunch. It's all sorts of information about MAG!

They're calling it the first official unveiling of this hotly anticipated online game, and Jeff Rubenstein talks to Zipper Interactive's vice-president Michael Gutmann; it's a must-see interview! They talk about a huge number of topics, but here's a taste before you click the link and watch the entire video: the game has been in development for over three years, there's actually a storyline in existence, the game will be free, and the team has worked on special communication tools to handle the ridiculous number of players that participate at once. And if for whatever reason you have even more questions after listening to all these awesome details, tune into the PS blog at 2 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST for a LIVE chat with the development team! We really love the idea of total chaos and a completely new type of battle that we've never seen before; they're using combat we might be familiar with in the past, but the scale and size is absolutely mind-boggling. "Objective-based" game modes sound extra appealing to us, even though the "Domination maps" should also be super fun.  What won't this game offer?

We could talk about this interview for quite a long time, but really, you just need to watch it. Set aside 12 minutes and listen to what Gutmann has to say; we promise you won't be disappointed!

Related Game(s): MAG

5/4/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (36 posts)

Morals
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 10:20:27 PM
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Im wondering if after you die you can respawn, because I hope you cant to add a greater sense of realism.

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NiteKrawler
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 11:56:29 PM

I think I heard that you parachute in after dying.

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 3:51:51 PM

It would be cooler if you have a 10-25 second respond, and while your waiting they show you inside the plane ready to paracute off!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 10:22:23 PM
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So it IS free to play? Now I'm getting it for sure, I'm sorry but I have to be a Fanman here a moment: 360 owners are gonna be sad and/or furious when this releases.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 5/4/2009 10:26:07 PM

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Morals
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 10:31:18 PM

they seem to ignore all the other great games that come out pretty well.

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Juanalf
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 10:35:27 PM

Yeah they pretty much make believe that the game doesn't exist or make up lies on how is failing.

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kreate
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 12:05:31 PM

360 fans doesnt seem to be excited about any of the ps3 exclusive games. exception being mgs4.

when i sit in a chat box in the 360, half the conversation is about how crappy the ps3 is.

when i sit in a chat box in a ps3, no one really talks about the 360.

again, this is generally speaking.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 10:47:39 PM
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How can this be the first official unveiling when it was unveiled at E3 last year? Do you mean like the first official informational unveiling? lol

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Sir Shak
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 11:00:57 PM
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This is good news , a lot of people in the forums didn't like the idea of paying a subscription fee .

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 12:39:22 AM

damn straight Shakman, Sony started the freebie train and they can't jump off now!

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 12:44:07 AM

cough/qore/cough

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Juanalf
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 6:34:24 PM

cough/optional/cough

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 7:05:20 PM

so is MAG.

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The_Vandelizer
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 11:17:39 PM
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MAG OWNS!!!!

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 2:12:20 AM
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do u mean its free to play online or u dont actually have to but it. ~Stupid question but im not sure what youm mean

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Banky A
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 2:20:39 AM

It's free online.
LOL is there such a thing as a free game disc????

=D

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migabyte
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 3:42:12 AM

No, I didn't understand either. I thought maybe it would be free to download, but then you pay per month or something.

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 3:55:32 PM

Im guessing they will make up the Sever cost by having micro-transactions,like being able to download new wepon skins and stuff. Hell it works for HOME so MAG should fare well.

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Totalz
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 4:19:19 PM

I think it'll be a boxed game like Call of Duty for example, then you just go to play online and get into the game...or maybe I've got it wrong??

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Banky A
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 2:21:20 AM
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I just pretended to jizz in my pants.

M.A.G. feels like a load of awesome.

;)

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 10:56:03 AM

Ewe dude you need more control over yourself!

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Banky A
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 @ 1:03:10 AM

"Pretended"

Gotcha' =D

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 @ 1:19:21 AM

my bad missed that part.

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DarthNemesis
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 2:26:57 AM
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@SHADOW: Qore is different,it's not a monthly fee to play a game and is not required to better enjoy your PS3.It's more like an online magazine,besides they give out one free episode once and a while.

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migabyte
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 3:44:07 AM

Ya, really, I don't really know Qore that can even be compared. Shadow seems to be a very sarcastic, and somewhat negative, character.

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___________
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 8:04:23 AM
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MAG obviously you have to pay for the game, its free to play online like socom confrontation KZ2 R2 and so on.
all i want to know is there going to be a single player campaign.
if not good day

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 5:08:37 PM

Nice name, I shoulda came up with earlier.

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___________
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 8:07:44 AM
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and come on guys.
seriously how can the game disk be free.
yea there going to spend millions of dollars making the game and give it out for free thats common sence ay?
i hope sony acshaly pulls their finger out of there a$$, and sets up some proper dedicated servers up.
im SICK to death of being signed out of games half way through a match KZ2 im looking at you.

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Robochic
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 10:36:26 AM
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Great news I'm sold since it's free to play online :)

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 10:57:52 AM
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I really want this game!

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Skatejimmy5
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 11:06:35 AM
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Oh god, I want it so bad now!

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 12:29:13 PM
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I have trust in this game now.

They best have a mode where once you die, that's it for you [in that round] or something.

MASSIVE.
ACTION.
GAME.

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tlpn99
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 1:01:22 PM
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This game sounds amazing lets hope it lives up to the hype. :)

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 1:05:21 PM
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I think Ben and Arnold should start doing Video Interviews with people :P

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Totalz
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 4:07:56 PM
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I can see it now, PS3 owners across the world going to (both virtual and real) war as the 3 factions.

I also see many 360 owners crapping themselves and being violently sick with shoooter envy as they look down at there wimpy Halo's online capacity and wonder why it is so small. Ok that was way to fanboyish but who cares...256 PLAYERS ONLINE FTW!!!!!

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 5:10:25 PM
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Happy to learn the online's free. This is a definite buy.

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