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MAG Officially Dated For North America

We've been waiting for the official launch date for what should be one of the most innovative and revolutionary online multiplayer games in history, and now we have it.  Celebrate!

According to the PlayStation Blog, Zipper Interactive's hotly anticipated online extravaganza for the PlayStation 3 will hit North American retailers on January 26, 2010. Now, if you'd like to jump into the action before then, you can always head to downtown Seattle on Friday, September 4 for the annual PAX event. "200 lucky PS Blog readers are invited to attend the 256-person function and get hands-on with a new MAG map." But if you can't make it, you should know that the game is currently in the private beta phase, but will eventually shift to the public phase at some point. We're trying to secure information for this and if we can, we'll try and get some of our readers into the beta as well (but no promises). In the meantime, it appears that yet another massively anticipated title is going to drop early next year, which means you might want to be a tad more thrifty during your holiday shopping. Don't forget to put aside money for God of War III in March, too...

While I'm not the biggest fan of online multiplayer games, I'll have to see MAG. The entire concept sounds totally over-the-top, and this is one experience that ought to be entirely unique in terms of sheer size and scope.

Related Game(s): MAG

8/14/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (24 posts)

King James
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 10:47:01 PM
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And then...January turned into 2nd Christmas.

-MAG finally gets a release date...Yay!!!
-Its releasing Jan. 23rd....Aaawwwww

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 10:54:51 PM

You aint never lied about january being the 2nd christmas. Im glad they pushed it back a few months,there are way too many games coming out this holiday season.

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ThePearlJamer
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 11:26:15 AM

"ain't never"

where did you go to school detroit...?

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Tha_Joker_186
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 10:48:16 PM
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This game will revolutionize fps genre with its MASSIVE online base, hell even other genres will be revolutionized with how many players can play in this game with minimal lag as Zipper stated.

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Victor321
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 10:51:35 PM

PS3 Architecture at its best (or earliest :P).

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mexgeo86
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 11:06:13 PM

or simply stated "only possible on the ps3"

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Victor321
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 3:35:04 PM

Ehh, too cliche mexgeo86 :P

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 10:54:27 PM
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This points to a December date for GT5, imo.

Anyway, I'm not a FPS person, but we'll see. This is probably the biggest multiplayer FPS to date (not sure, so don't quote me on that). So it COULD be fun carrying out missions and stuff. Instead of quick kills, then you get killed a second later, and then respawn. This might be a more strategy based FPS multiplayer. So that alone could be really fun.

Still, GT5, Uncharted 2, Ratchet and Clank, Demon's Soul over this any day, for me at least.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 10:58:37 PM
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Well, that's almost 2009 :)

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smileylyon
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 11:15:34 PM
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PAX baby! I'll be there!

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mustang750r
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 11:15:50 PM
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RESISTANCE 3 better have a 300 player cap.

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 11:36:05 PM

Hehe
Rather, it better have a 20 player story mode :D

^Seriously, that'd be HELLA FUN!
Or at least 2-player local in story mode (I miss that :*( )

Resistance 1 was so fun with 2 players(local)

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kevinater321
Monday, August 17, 2009 @ 2:27:54 PM

I know! my friends doesn't have ps3...yet. and me and him spent weeks on super human just trial and error through the whole game. Man was that fun, and insomniac did it so well too!

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ThePearlJamer
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 11:38:15 PM
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MAG: MASSIVE ASS GUNS

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newchef
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 11:39:23 PM
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this sux now im only gonna have a month to play MAG before GoW:III comes out and idc how awesome MAG is,GoW:III will always come first

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bOnEs
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 12:48:23 AM
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this game intrigues me the more i read about it... i dunno, i'm not THAT into online gaming either... there's some games that are fun but, this one's got a different vibe to it... playing with hundreds of players just seems... what's the word... ... ...epic?

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daizycutter
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 2:24:10 AM
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battlefield 2 for pc could just about handle 64 players online ..MAG are stepping in with 256 players which i just gotta to see to believed
its a big bold claim ..im gonna be really interested in the reviews for this game!!

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___________
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 2:57:28 AM
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DAM IT!
another one slipped to next year.
i tell ya i hope Queen dont have copyright on "Another One Bites The Dust"
otherwise i would be owing them billions of dollars by now.
thats it sony you owe me GT5 for delaying so many games this year, its beyond a joke now.
actually come to think of it, take your sweet time, i would like to get this game and play it day one.
lets see if this can be the first game sony releases that works online day one.
theres a first time for everything....... ok mayb not that.

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Deleted User
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 6:12:11 AM
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meh....too many games for next year i won't be picking this up in till 2011

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ed_winchester
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 12:47:36 PM
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I get the feeling this game will have staggered release dates for Europe etc to ease the stress on the servers

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BeezleDrop
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 2:19:46 PM
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I'm on the fence about this one still... I know it will impress me but it needs to start doing so! Starting with a beta invite.

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Robochic
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 5:30:04 PM
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Man January is looking expensive whatever totally picking this game up.

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Snaaaake
Monday, August 17, 2009 @ 5:31:03 AM
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256 players.........you're gonna be in danger every second you're in the game......

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los626
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:06:29 AM
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w00t w00t in wave 1 of the Beta =)

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