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Zipper Interactive Defends MAG's Potential Greatness

MAG hasn't received super high scores from the critics but Zipper Interactive isn't fazed.

The developer held a Massive Action Game event in London recently, which involved the Americans vs. Europeans. The first round went to the Europeans but the Americans struck back in the second round, resulting in a tie. And according to Games Thirst, MAG producer Scott Rudi told Jeuxvideo that his 256-player online extravaganza is the "greatest multiplayer shooter I know." Yeah, there might be a bit of bias involved but he goes on to back up his proud claim:

"It relies on three essential elements which are persistence, talent and leadership. We believe we have managed all aspects [of] the game and we hope you enjoy it. With our command system, we want to reward the most seasoned players. This is optional. It is imperative to become a commander, players who want to become but cannot because the others already perform this function, will have to wait for another party."

We admit there's some semblance of uniqueness to MAG (beyond the huge number of participants) but at this point, it may be tough to convince gamers of the game's superiority with reviews hovering in the mid-7s. At the same time, we have to remind everyone that a game like this needs time to develop; it needs time to find huge numbers of players, and let's not forget that updates and fixes usually come quickly during an MMO's first days. And yeah, this is indeed an "MMO," in every sense of the word.

Stay tuned for our MAG review...

Related Game(s): MAG

1/26/2010 9:16:37 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (78 posts)

Kowhoho
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 9:59:14 PM
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Aren't those reviews based on the beta? The only other possibility was the demonstration at e3 (or some other conference). It seems very unproffesional to do so, and even if these reviewers didn't actually break the embargo date, they would be basing it off of what, a single day of playing? I'll wait for the PSX review, thank you.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 10:02:18 PM
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It's pretty obvious where I stand towards FPS on consoles but I actually enjoyed the Beta. If more of my friends (you guys too!) bought into this game I'd be inclined to drop the cash for it.

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Kowhoho
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 10:07:12 PM

Ive got it......if you care about me :_,(

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 10:11:31 PM

I care about all my children, regardless of who the father is.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:42:42 PM

Limited, only because you said so. I'll buy this game. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:44:47 PM

Consoles, PC, it all kinda fails.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:45:13 PM

That's a good boy.

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I_defenestrate
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 12:36:11 AM

I bought it as well and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I agree that it has immense potential, but as it stands, it is well worth playing.

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phantomMenace
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:04:42 AM

I also bought it, last night at midnight to be exact... or would that be this morning..., anyway I think its a great game and the action is there its 100 times better than the beta cause of the number of people and how quickly you can get into the matches the patch that they gave us fixed a lot of things I had issues with and so far I am loving it. Hope to see you guys online!

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geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 10:22:57 PM
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I have it as well. I find it allright, it seems very interesting. I still haven't quite grasped how to play well yet though.

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Alienange
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 10:38:49 PM
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"persistence, talent and leadership"

You mean like SimCity?

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B-RadGfromOV
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 10:48:59 PM
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"They just, *sniffle*, don't understand!"

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te la meti 14
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:03:44 PM
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they need to fix alot for in order for me to buy it the guns were under powered have atleast sell a bluetooth with it because most of the players i played in the beta had no mics and you cant really work together without mic

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Mamills
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:05:19 PM

i think they bundled the mic with it and i totally agree with you

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johnld
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 12:54:15 AM

i've been playing it since midnight when it came out and surprisingly, alot of the people i played with have and are using mics.

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King James
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:04:21 AM

@johnld

Thats encouraging to hear, b/c I had to quit the beta because NO ONE had mics.

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phantomMenace
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:10:46 AM

go to the playstation blog they already fixed the issues you are talking about and more you can now reload and knife mid reload, they fixed the powers of most guns they tweaked framerates and other things. Check it out it is actually quite a bit better than that beta they put up a couple weeks ago.

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Dridion
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:55:37 AM

You are right about the fact that this game should be shipped with mics BUT they did fix the weapon balance issues. That's the thing that most people don't understand, it was a beta which was there to solve unforeseen issues and IMO they solved A LOT! Before we weren't able to knife while reloading. People complained and they fixed. The same with the weapons power balance and frame rate issues during intensive battles...they addressed those. I think most people are scared that what they saw will be what they were getting and that's not entirely true especially when it evolves a beta of and MMO...they are BOUND to change and enhance their features.

Here's a link to their blog detailing the updates/fixes. Trust me and take my advice, READ IT!!! You wont regret it!

http://blog.mag.com/blog/2010/01/mag-beta-vs-final-game/

On a side note, this is a perfect example of FPS genres over saturating our industry and how they continue to kill innovation. Yea MAG might be a FPS but it's a MMO first and foremost. People need to realize that they can't go around playing this like any other FPS a la MW2. Sadly, this game could have been so much more but wont because of the mindset that people have already. They think that it should be played like a run and gun. That's like trying to play Demon souls like FF; it just wont work. Hopefully this game will eventually reach it's potential and earn it's spot in the limelight. Wake up gamer, we're kill the industry!

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Mamills
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:04:43 PM
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i wish MAG the best, but im skipping.

sorry the graphics are horrible and in the large matches near the end of some rounds it becomes way too hectic.
to the point where it's just not fun

the controls feel like crap to me as well.

good luck mag i pray u don't go the way of Socom confrontation.

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Charger7302
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:17:31 PM
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I knew this game wasn't ganna be getting reviews scores as high as Uncharted 2, but a score of 7 from many "reviewers" doesn't sound good at all, especially since it's an exclusive. Though Ben does have a point, a game like this should be given at least a week after release to really get a taste of how it's ganna play out.

Looks like I will be canceling my mag reseration(I haven't picked it up yet) and use that money on mass effect 2. Judging by it's reviews we might have a serious Game of The Year contender. You guys should really consider reviewing the game.

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I_defenestrate
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 12:43:58 AM

Yeah, for some reason I wouldn't mind a bit if the guys here at PSXE reviewed a couple Xbox games, like the big titles. It'd be nice to get their style of review for the other system. I know that may be sacrilege, but it's hard to find good reviews of the few quality Xbox games there are out there.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:25:26 PM

Negative. Keep the 360 reviews off this site.

This is Plastation Extreme, not 360 or Wii Extreme.

You want 360 reviews, go to Metacritic, you'll find plenty there.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 3:33:14 PM

Ben used to write reviews for Xbox games on "Xbox Nerds" or something like that. The site was EXACTLY like this one. Just an emphasis on Xbox. I wish that would come back...

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maxpontiac
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 9:47:31 AM

If this site begins to cater to the 360 games, it'll do nothing more then turn this site to another Joystiq.

If I wanted to read through comment after comment of flaming, I would have just kept posting on that site and never came here.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:30:45 PM
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Mid-7's sounds right for a me-too game that didn't do anything extra special. It just seems to be missing that fun factor. Graphics were just OK.

"Greatest multiplayer shooter I know" -- I think he needs to get out and play a few more games....but what else is he going to say right?

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I_defenestrate
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 12:45:32 AM

I think it's better than MW2, but that is just my opinion.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:33:57 PM
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If they dont drop the price it will never sell at all. IF they do drop the price, and I mean down to 19.99 it will sell like wildfire, ESPECIALLY if it is a downloadable service.

End of Line.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:44:40 PM

You're a genius. I never would have thought reducing the price of a game would increase its sale potential. Thank you for being such a brilliant person.

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vicious54
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 3:52:48 PM

@Limited

lol, just seething with sarcasm.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 11:44:13 PM
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Poor MAG.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 12:25:57 AM

Not poor MAG. Poor consumers who won't give it a chance. If I had the money I'd be right there in the front of my platoon but I gotta wait, ugh...

This game has huge potential and considering its an MMO needs lots of players. When people see the recipe for this game and realise its a delight when played, they should enjoy it.

I will say this though in a sort of agreemant with you. The game is very iffy. I understand why it's gotten the bad or so-so reviews. But what lies underneath those scores is a solid game for the MP fan and FPS fan. The reviews I've seen (mostly on metacritic) do say it though it has faults, it does excell as a shooter, so...

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King James
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:06:33 AM

I think we got another Valkyria on our hands.

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Arvis
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 8:35:57 AM

Actually, I seem to remember Valkyria Chronicles getting excellent reviews. It also had about 0.5% the amount of hype that MAG has been getting.

-Arvis

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___________
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 12:47:37 AM
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honestly all they needed to do was add some more incentives for people to play as a team and it could of been better than socom.
thats the problem with MAG its a heavy based team game, you have to fight as a team, travel as a team run on your own and you will last 2 minutes.
but there is nothing i wont say forcing but enticing players to do what there suppose to.
i almost wished zipper did force people to do the objectives that way MAG could live up to its full potential.
i wish they would say if you want to cover camp, sit in one spot and snipe people off and not do any objectives than sod off and go play MW2.
its just infuriating when your the only one on your team doing the objective, and even more infuriating to see such a good game spoiled by poor management.
another prime example of developers making a brilliant game than destroying it with something so silly, small and simple.
if i had one cent for every millionth time that has happened id be the richest man in the world!

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King James
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:00:57 AM

I agree with your point about encouraging more team-play and less MW2 play. I think ppl a naturally gonna do it though b/c that's what we are used to right now. MAG should've released b4 MW2 or mid-summer when most ppl will stop playing MW2. Hell I can barely play Killzone 2 multiplayer correctly b/c I'm so used to MW2.

A penny for a million times? Wait...wouldn't you have like $1000 or sum'en?

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johnld
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:01:24 AM

so far i've been only been playing sabotage since im only level 7. theres 2 objectives on the map and half of the faction goes to A while the other goes to B. its kinda like domination except you have to have both objectives to move forward. The game is great. i stopped playing MW2 because of this game..but also because i got bored of MW2. anyway, after those 2 objectives are taken, a third objective unlocks and your entire team just join together to take that. It sounds easy but it becomes a 32 vs 32 match. I cant wait to level up so i can play the games with higher player count.

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King James
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:05:57 AM

@johnld

What score would you give it if you were a PSX reviewer?

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___________
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 3:35:02 AM

but thats the problem.
every game i played during the beta i would go to base A to try and take it over and i would get my a$$ kicked because its me V 32 enemies.
so i would go to B thinking all my team mates are there but nope.
i dont know what they were doing, maybe busy blowing up gates but there was no one on my team doing the objective.
out of the several weeks i played it i had maybe 10 games where i found a good team who worked together, helped each other out and had a leader who knew what he was doing and uses every one of his abilities perfectly.
when that happenes, when everything falls into place NO game is more fun than MAG.
but sadly its very, very, VERY! rarely that happenes.
maybe im being too hard because it was a beta and more people will be playing it now, maybe ill give it a try in the drought months.
now theres far to much to play, i need to finish mass efect 1, 2, bioshock, GOW collection and thursday the AC2 DLC comes out.
MAG could of not came out at a worse time since were not getting it till the 14th of feb, ill be busy playing dantes inferno, bioshock 2 and AVP by then.

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johnld
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 3:49:21 AM

i cant really give it a score yet because i havent played that much. i think you can start playing the games with 256 players at level 8 so imma hold of on that. I would say this though, i got really bored playing modern warfare 2. I didnt have the same problem playing MAG at all. it really encourages teamwork because you dont get much xp from kills, i like that. forces people to stick with their squads.

What i hate is people passing on it because of graphics. Really? a game that main focus is on massive player vs player battle, which has been iterated a million times, and you pass because of a graphics. Nevermind the smooth gameplay and lack of lag, at least from what i played. as long as its graphics is a bit lower than MW2, which isnt that impressive compared to killzone 2 and uncharted series, they pass. Its their loss.

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johnld
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 4:04:07 AM

i do have only one problem with MAG though and its not that big of a deal anyway. I was looking at the trophies for it and it had 3 seperate trophies for reaching level 60 on each faction. However, it wont even let you create a new character without deleting your previous one. I hope creating multiple characters/profiles is unlockable when you reach level 60. I kinda want to have a profile for each class because some of my friends prefer other factions than the one i picked.

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King James
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 12:54:42 AM
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Didn't Warhawk initially get similar scores? That was an Online-Only game, too. Warhawk was a 9 in my book when the game's online community started to take off (no pun intended).

Give MAG time (at least 2 weeks), let the community will develop, then judge it. Besides most of the reviews I READ (I talking not just look at the score and moving on) state that MAG is worth your time and has a lot of potential.

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Hitch
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:01:23 AM
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@ World Yeah Poor MAG is going to be a bust

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Axe99
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:26:40 AM
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I'm not surprised by this at all - while the games industry decries the lack of innovation, often when games pushing the boundaries come out, reviewers fail to grasp what's going on and mark it down accordingly. I read an IGN UK review whose main complaint was the lack of backstory and context?! That would be the same IGN that gave Modern Warfare 2 a very flattering review indeed....

Anyways, from what I've heard from beta participants, and what I've actually read in the reviews, this game sounds _really_ good. Unlike MW2, it's not for everyone, and will require persistent players to develop some social skills, but that's exactly the type of gamers I'm looking to run with. The reason, time and again, I'm happy with my PS3 (and the PS2 and PSX before it) is that Sony makes games for gamers, and makes different games for different gamers - Halo is a mass-market shooter, whereas MAG is shooting at a niche in the shooter market, albeit one I very much want to be in. Sure, it means that in the long run there'll be less 12-year olds trying to be heroes, or folk that just want to run around doing the solo thing, but that won't have me losing any sleep ;).

The only gripe with it that I have is that it doesn't launch in Australia until February 11, so I'm stuck running through Dragon Age again. Although this is no bad thing ;).

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SaintX
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:54:49 AM

Yea, I agree with what you said. Some of the reviews out there on metacritic, like demonoid and sixtaxis gave MAG a 8/10, which I think is a good score for MAG. However, when I read the full review of both, most of the review was praising the game and honestly there werent many negative comments pointed out for the game. I mean based on what I have read, the game sounds more like a 8.5 or more to me. Like one of the review said, MAG has a long learning curve, which is true, and once you get a hang of it, it really is very enjoyable. Lots of people said that the game won't work because there won't be any teamwork among players. Therefore, what you should do is actually try to make friends online, if you see a good player who communicates well, try to add him, so you can play with him the next time instead of randoms. If you get the right players in your squad, then this game really works. I suggest to read the review by demonoid or sixthaxis.
I feel that alot of fellow psx readers are very skeptical about this game. MAG's visuals and audio can never be compared to MW2 or KZ2, they are way inferior. Time and time again, I said that you guys cannot play MAG the same way as those two games.
I trust that Ben or Arnold here will give an all round well written review for this game. I believe psx will give it a fairly good score and help change people's perception towards this game.

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johnld
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 4:11:02 AM

all i have to say after playing mag for a while, its a game where teamwork is just "natural". i dont know how else to describe it. I havent played with anyone from my friend list but with every game i played, i felt like i was playing as if i was in a clan. Most of the complaints about it probably comes from the people who try to play MAG like its modern warfare 2. I made mistakes because of the MAG controls a few times. i run out of ammo with my rifle so i try to quickly press triangle to switch weapons. but it crouches instead,lol. so you really have to get used with the control setup for MAG.

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huh1678
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:55:43 AM
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This is why i hate game reviewers nowadays.Why should a developer defend their game against reviewers who only played the game for ONE DAY especially when its a online only game with a player count so vast that has never been done on consoles.They should all be replaced with some real professionals.

Anyway MAG on its way to my home:)
PSN: huh1678 SVER! if you guys wanna play :)

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Bigtuna1
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 2:42:33 AM

i'm waiting on my copy, hopefully by this weekend. Pre-order from amazon but i'm too cheap to pay extra shipping to get it here sooner. I'm going to be SVER also, I may go valor with my other ID.

I could be the guy on the inside with the intel. I get my inspiration from "Spies like us" lol

I'll send u a friend request

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Banky A
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 2:38:01 AM
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I like it.
:D

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Robochic
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 2:43:57 AM
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I really hope the game does well but I agree the beta was pretty annoying, I could never get online with it or never download the updates so I stoped all together playing the beta before I went Postal. MAG is a i'll wait for it game as of right now.

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DGo8
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 4:56:17 AM
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Add me if your going to get/got it.. D-G-90 im getting it on tha 29th the collectors edition as im in tha UK

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JPBooch
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 9:34:30 AM

If you pick Raven, you can pm me. My friends list is full but I can open a spot for you.

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Imagi
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 5:30:56 AM
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Is there a demo/open beta for this? my closed beta version stopped working after an update so I deleted it thinking I would just download the demo but cannot find one in the PSN Store.

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Imagi
Monday, February 01, 2010 @ 2:43:38 AM

Thanks for the help, Mr.Thumb

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Akuma07
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 6:26:23 AM
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Sorry MAG, but a MMO such as yourself, doesn't have enough staying potential in the PS3 universe.

With the likes of U2, along with future releases of Killzone 3 and the next COD.

It is only a matter of time before your players start to dwindle.

Warhawk was similar.

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Ivan_PSP
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 8:17:20 AM
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I also got it is awesome i love the game a pure bad ass FPS that shouldn't be miss. MAG is just a blast and the best thing is that the game runs so smooth and looks great. The replay value is endless so will the DLC. My PSN ID: Ivan-

Warhawk has tons of people on always.

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Alienange
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 1:35:57 PM

Endless DLC... oh goodie

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 8:57:52 AM
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Ambitious indeed but it seems that the double edged sword has struck.

But I wish MAG all the best though.

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lupus
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 9:25:22 AM
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its not the best online game are u kidding me - this game just sucks a55 - lag - and crap graphics - get shot in the ass - spawn run for 5 min. then die again its so stupid. its waste of money zipper u should have stopped this madnes slong time ago ans remake socom 2!

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 9:44:02 AM

Oh come on it may not be better than KZ2 and MW2 but it certainly isn't that bad.

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johnld
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 9:05:01 PM

maybe your should configure your own connection. i never had any lag or connection problems at all. about the run and die part, i guess you just suck at it. Heres a very useful tip, dont play this game like modern warfare, it seems to me thats what u been doing.

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JPBooch
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 9:26:45 AM
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DO NOT judge this game by the BETA!!!!!

I played for several hours last night and it is an absolute blast. The game play is smooth, the graphics don't suck, and the action is intense.

I have never had the feeling while playing an online FPS that I was in an actual war. This game gives me that feeling. What makes it special is the communication. No longer do you have to hear 12 year olds cursing like sailors and talking trash. You hear people trying to accomplish the goal. Sabotage is a blast.

I didn't play the beta, but I have several friends who have and they said it is immensely better.

BTW, you will have the chance to "prestige" so to speak once you reach level 60 and can change factions. But, whatever faction you pick is the one you are with until then unless you want to start over.

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lupus
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 9:43:26 AM
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another stupid thing is its like cod where u have to play alot to get the good weapons so g4y. special the snipers are crap u vs another sniper but he have the good sniper so u die as u have to shut him twice but he kill u in one shot - mag = lame end of story.

in the 256 battle yes full of f' lag!

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JPBooch
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 9:48:26 AM

Did you play last night? I had absolutely no lag whatsoever. The sniper thing is true unless you head shot them. A few times that happened to me, just makes me want to level up my sniper faster though. The one shot kill sniper is supposed to have a big recoil making it almost impossible to get your second shot off in time if you miss. I can't wait to try it.

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JPBooch
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 9:45:18 AM
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johnld, you are right teamwork is natural. Every game I played the comm was very friendly and helpful. I played for 8 hours. Not once did I hear someone talking trash, simply because you can not hear the other team unless you are in close proximity of them on the battlefield.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 10:21:17 AM
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How valid is a review for an solely online game when it's only been out for a day.

I believe Ben suggested socom at launch was 5 moving to around 8 after a period of settling in.

MAG's 7 at launch, is it a base indicator, and extrapolating, might it be possible that it could attain more of an 8-9 after bedding in?

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Highlightreel
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 11:07:14 AM
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Kudos to a game destined to fail. With all the young Modern Warfare fans who love the 'arcade' game play or think it's realistic to knife someone when running 20 mph while getting shot at this game is out at the wrong time. It needed to come out about 6 months ago; before COD and not right before BFBC2.

The innovation in a console game to allow for leaders that have to earn it and for the ongoing 'Shadow War' that will change the way the life of the game develops (supposedly) and the 256 people in the same room. Over the next year or so we will see games that take from this and improve on it.

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DGo8
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 11:13:03 AM
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@JPBooch add me D-G-90

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JPBooch
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 4:31:36 PM

sure thing bro...I'll be on later. try to send a pm to docbooch as a reminder if you are on.

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Streets_74
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 3:27:33 PM
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Its really sad that I can't convince most of my friends, hell they won't even try it, they are too stuck on modern lag two. I became bored with that sixty dollar exspansion pack, about a month in I, but I still play because thats what all my boys play. But I think I'm just going to find new friends.

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lupus
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 3:47:25 PM
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lol johnld when u reach lv 40 u can create new factions. no one will reach level 40 before the quit this B game

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JPBooch
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 4:25:35 PM

Maybe you didn't see that I replied to your above comment with a question, but I'll ask again. Did you play the retail version last night or are you basing your comments of the beta?

I haven't reached the level where I can participate in a 256 player battle so I can't comment on that. But, I haven't seen any lag in the other modes.

The shot in the a55 and run for 5 minutes is just not true. While it takes maybe 10 seconds on avg to respawn and maybe another 10 seconds to get back where you just got killed, I hardly think 20 to 30 seconds tops is 5 minutes. It makes you rethink just running in there and actually communicating to form a strategy.

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lupus
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 4:33:42 PM
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sorry i didnt notice your comment - retail version and if u go mag offical forum you'll see im not the only one.

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JPBooch
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 5:33:18 PM

Ok, I went to the MAG official forum and I came across one person who posted a lame youtube video showing him playing suppression. Then 8 comments telling him he is an idiot. There was also one thread about a laggy domination game that was apparently rampant last night, but several posts saying they had no lag earlier today. You have to expect some problems on release day for a totally online game.

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ExhumeART
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 5:27:33 PM
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The only reasons I haven't bought this yet are:

a) not enough money :(

b) don't want another game to dominate my life

c) saving for GoWIII and all of the other fantastic games coming out soon

In my opinion, Zipper just chose to release this game at the wrong time, although I'm sure it wasn't their fault. It's hard to compete with Final Fantasy XIII and GoWIII, even if they are coming out later.

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calculator
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 7:37:21 PM
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I'm loving every second of MAG.
It's pretty much my dream FPS.
The scale and size of the battles are amazing.
I don't understand why everyone hates it.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 8:55:55 PM

Big reason some heat is being thrown MAG's way is the fact it doesn't say --

"Call of Duty" Massive Action Game.

I enjoyed the Beta alot, and I am buying it next week, as well as a few other people I know..

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Roach721
Sunday, January 31, 2010 @ 2:48:01 AM

People just like to hate on things, makes them feel better i guess. it's the American way don't you know. ;)

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NonProphet
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 @ 10:51:21 PM
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Played the beta, loved it. Still waiting for my pre-ordered copy from Amazon. Its the closest thing to what I imagine being on an actual battlefield is like that I've ever played. I'm grateful that Zipper has pushed the boundaries with this game instead of making another COD clone. Hooray for innovation, down with the haters.

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