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Amazon Incentives For MAG Pre-Order

For online multiplayer fans, there's only one game in January that sits atop their priority list: Zipper Interactive's innovative and ambitious MAG.

If you haven't pre-ordered your copy yet, you may want to visit Amazon and take advantage of a few sweet incentives. As spotted by PlayStation LifeStyle, pre-ordering the 256-player battlefield extravaganza from Amazon.com will net you the exclusive S.V.E.R. Home Space, which is very cool if you're a frequent Home inhabitant. As if that's not enough, the online retailer will also toss you a $10 credit towards your next video game purchase, and although that's not as "massive" as they make it sound, it's still a great deal. There's also the now-standard $3 discount you already get from buying your game from Amazon so if you add it all together, there are plenty of reasons to drop your cash on MAG now. It's a guarantee that GameStop and other retailers will offer some sort of pre-order incentive as well, but you may not find a better deal. Besides, we've only seen so-called exclusive bonuses from GameStop, as what they offer can typically be found on the Store as DLC not long after the game's release.

MAG launches on January 26 and it's guaranteed to drag in plenty of gamers who have been looking for the next big thing in online multiplayer. And in this case, we're definitely talking big.

Related Game(s): MAG

1/1/2010 9:53:57 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (45 posts)

MRSUCCESS
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:19:27 PM
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I've played the beta for around 10 hours and it didn't click with me. So many players on the map, but there's not much action. There's a lot more action going on in Resistance 2 with 16-32 players on the field. I'll be waiting to see what others say about the final product because as of now, I'm not buying it.

The deal sounds good though.

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:39:50 PM

what do you overall think about the game so far? I've heard mixed reviews about it, i mean FPS games are not my type, but the concept is interesting.

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phantomMenace
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:49:13 AM

I partially disagree, while there are few people in the area at certain times, if you are doing what you are supposed to (attacking/defending certain places) there is always a bunch of people at least for me. They were having some problems in the beta with enough people being in the game modes but hopefully when it launches that wont be an issue. As far as the strategy and gameplay I love it but it might not be for everyone cause it is a little slower than some other fps games.
Not saying that you weren't doing what you were supposed to that is.

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:34:32 PM

256 players is amazing.
You like, die, immediately unless you're a Ninja like World.

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THE-GAMER
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:20:28 PM
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aww too bad i miis out on this deal , i already preodered from eb btw thnx for bringing out the news when other people are vactioning , your are a tank bro

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BTNwarrior
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:29:26 PM

you can always cancel your pre order, don't think they give money back but I'm pretty sure you can just tell them to put the money towards another game like GOW3 or GT5

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hellish_devil
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 10:50:37 PM

If you do that, don't do it for GOW3. Amazon also has a deal. It is an extra costume, the Apollo skin or something.

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Silent_J
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 9:17:14 AM

yeh thats for the pandora's box ultimate edition .amazon always have the best deals.

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GuernicaReborn
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:47:11 PM
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A few co-workers had rave reviews for the beta. I have to take their opinions with a grain of salt, because niether of them have played U2:AT. I'm letting one of em borrow it on tuesday.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:01:34 PM

Eh, I knew a guy that would never sleep with a blonde but all the brunettes he banged were hot.

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:36:15 PM

Tee hee.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:53:51 PM
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Amazon never fails me. You can find just about anything on the site (bought a blue jewish teddy bear last night) for affordable prices. BestBuy is always a hassle with returns and tax. Being a Prime member saves you an assload and you get 2day shipping for free.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:10:20 PM
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I'll be trying the public beta when it is available just to see if I like it. Then checking reviews.

Speaking of Gamestop stuff that comes out later, when are we getting those electric blades for inFamous?

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:25:35 PM

The public beta is what im waiting for, the game looks pretty interesting to me, hopefully it impresses.

hm, electric blades? I think those are scheduled for a special New Years 2011 release ;)

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:30:48 AM

The blades are already on the store. I downloaded them the other day.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 9:40:34 AM

Do they cost anything?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:46:19 PM

Nevermind, sweet I just downloaded the Gigawatt blades, I'll have to try em out when I'm not busy with Uncharted 2.

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___________
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:31:16 PM
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only game sitting on my preorder list for january is darksiders.
have heard very good things about it, but than its getting worse reviews than bayonetta and i really did not see the big deal with that.
not saying its a bad game, but no where near as good as its been praised.
so im hopeful and excited but a little worried at the same time.
i may try out army of two the 40th day and dark void, depending on how my wallet goes.
though crapcom have delayed dark void a million times, and no demo, so i doubt ill give that a try.

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:23:18 AM
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The MAG beta is opening up again jan 4rth. You MUST try it out before you buy it. IMO , wait until Battlefield BC 2. That game is WAAAAAY better than Mag and It comes out in march.

You have to wait up to 30 seconds for a respawn. In beta I had to wait 5 to 10 minutes JUST TO GET INTO THE GAME! The reason is you have to get so many people in certain situations for even number play. Problem is most everyone plays certain factions while other factions are out numbered! This game was meant for TONS of peeps to play at once. I found out rather quickly it is dull when no one is on.

It will retail for 59. Better to get COD MW2 for 49 or Killzone 2 and wait til march for BF BC2.
Well unless you already have those said games and need something different to play.

MAG is an acquired taste for sure.

Of course you can do what I did and go to the PSN STORE and download .........BLOOD OMEN LEGACY OF KAIN!. HAHAHAAAAA! ............... and Battlefield 1943 ..... :)

End of Line.

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phantomMenace
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:56:17 AM

Well I know its all about opinion but depending on what phase of the beta you played, they really reduced the times, at most it was 15 seconds to get in the begining time is more of a sync. As for the number of people that should get better with the release cause hopefully more than 1200 people buy the game. That will make all the difference. And personally I hated BFBC not saying that the single player will be bad but I just couldn't get into the online. And I couldn't stand the controls for the beta I hope you will be able to change that. In all honesty niether game is for everyone. But as I said I prefer MAG.

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NonProphet
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:34:34 AM
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I have high hopes for MAG and while this is a decent deal, I'm inclined to hold off on a purchase until the game is reviewed. I've read a lot of stuff about the beta that was less than glowing. Obviously, its a beta so you can't expect it to be perfect but it seems like there are some inherent drawbacks to the game model. Hopefully, the criticisms will have been addressed, I really hope this game turns out great.

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:35:34 AM
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Can we expect a hands on preview from you guys after the public beta launches?

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Alienange
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:52:25 AM
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Only a $10 credit? Come on Amazon, you gave me 20 for MW2.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:34:44 PM

You bought MW2?


::giggle::

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:06:16 AM
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Well..sadly I'll be on vacation during this so I won't be getting it for awhile. But I hope to get it as soon as I can!

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coldbore
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 8:06:07 AM
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Sorry if I missed anything but what's the word on the subscription fee? Is there gonna be one or not?

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Hezzron
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 9:03:41 AM

I was thinking the same thing.

I've downloaded and installed the public beta, so I'm good to go on the 4th.

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calculator
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 11:19:43 AM

There is NO subscription fee.

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:33:51 PM

NO.

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Streets_74
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 9:38:21 AM
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At first I wasn't excited for MAG then I played the beta back in October then I was impressed, its nothing like the conventional fps it plays more like a fps Socom if you ask me. If you played the beta long enough you'll find which players played which games, sometimes I got into the mix with a bunch of COD fans and all they kept doing was running out and getting shot, instead of going after the objectives, that I was giving them. But when I played with some people who plays Socom you can literaly see the difference in play styles just by the way they move around the maps, we were actually working as a unit every one was calling people out going after and completing objectives and gaining major points for doing so all while having the most fun in a fps since KZ2.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 9:40:16 AM
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Hopefully when the public beta opens we will see some more structure, updates to the issues, and plenty of people in the battles.

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Streets_74
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 9:56:03 AM
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I might be wrong but I thought I read somewhere that its going to be free to play unless it has changed if it has I will not be buying it after all.

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Geobaldi
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 10:23:42 AM
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I'll keep saving my money for Aliens vs Predator next month. I'm sure that will be much more enjoyable online as the past titles have proven already.

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calculator
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 11:23:10 AM
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MAG FTW!
I've played the beta and LOVED it.
I joined a 256 player match and.....
I was awe struck. It's my most wanted game right now.

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:35:04 PM

256 players is amazing.
You like, die, immediately. So sweet!

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Alienange
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 3:15:41 PM

Actually Banky, some of those players are on your team. Let them go first and clean up when they take a bullet to the head. It's a good way to stay alive long enough to see who's shooting you.

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Banky A
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 4:17:53 AM

I was speaking on behalf of my team mates...
I live, heaps.

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huskerfan_101
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 5:21:04 PM
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I think it was worth posting on this one.
Everyone here seems like they are just trying to come up with all the reasons why MAG suck or why they did like it. Please leave those opinions to yourselves. I just don't get it a new IP comes out all but like 4 post were negative or talking about how its not like COD or BF2. Guys its MAG not Call of Duty: MAG or Battlefield 2: MAG. I really love this game and it is great but what makes it great is the people that you play with and you guys here obviously judge a game way way hard. Its a NEW IP THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE, give it a chance. I'm really disappointed in you guys.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 10:51:14 PM

First off you should never come on here and attempt to silence everyone, at that point it doesn't really matter what you're going to say since you've already shown your an ass-hole.

Secondly I think plenty of people on here have praised MAG and are patiently waiting for the open Beta so they can play it. I'm a big fan of BF2 and while I treat FPS on consoles like retarded girls with cute voices I'm atleast going to give it a chance.


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Alienange
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 12:44:14 AM

I was complaining about Amazon. But hey, thanks for reading.

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Banky A
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 4:19:46 AM

But.. but, Huskerfan has a lovely Jehuty avatar.. I couldn't resist the 1+ thumbs up.

We're homiez now *giggle*

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 12:10:27 PM

Banky you sellout.

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mid10smaradoarg
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 6:07:31 PM
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i already pre-order this game like or months ago,i did play the beta and like it,but i think mw2 is better than mag.
i just hope that zipper start working on a new socom.

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sniperflash
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 7:13:23 PM
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just dont know about this game just yet

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Silent_J
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 9:19:19 AM
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The beta starts today I think .you can download it from psn .i gonna try it out when I go home.hopefully its good.

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