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MAG Available On PSN, Full Game Trial For Plus Members

We heard about the possibility a few days ago and now, it has been confirmed.

Firstly, according to an update at the PlayStation Blog, the entire in-depth experience will be on the PlayStation Network on December 21. Yeah, that's basically today. For the same price as the Greatest Hits physical media version - $29.99 - you can sign up for one of the three factions and work towards dealing with more than 250 players on a battlefield. The downloadable version is v2.10 and comes "complete with all the bells and whistles" thus far. Furthermore, to celebrate the release, the rumored full game trial will be free for PlayStation Plus users. "Members can play the game and any of its original modes at no charge for as long as their PlayStation Plus membership lasts." The only limitation: a Level 8 character cap. Still, you will continue to earn experience if you keep playing; so when you purchase the full game later on, you'll finally get credit for that experience.

If you haven't given MAG a try just yet, now might be the time. It's quite the online multiplayer experience.

Related Game(s): MAG

Tags: mag, mag full game trial, zipper interactive

12/20/2010 9:19:30 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 9:55:47 PM
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Damn, I haven't played this game much yet. I played a little with Frylock but now that I have GT5, I am glued.

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johnld
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:23:38 PM

same here, i figured it was going to be like this. i still have bioshock 2 and star ocean to play and tools of destruction and heavenly sword to replay. when i'm not playing gt5, i leave it on b spec. in fact its on b spec right now. my a spec is at 15 and bspec is at 20. so far, driver is demolishing every race with my furai and zonda r. im clearing every race so far except gt all stars, which is weird because i'm blowing past the race after it.

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frylock25
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:01:53 AM

i have been considering getting my first playstation fixed just so i can run bspec mode on one ps3 and play a different game on the second. i am 21 a spec and 23 b spec.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 2:29:55 AM

I got a question :)
What does this mean?
"The only limitation: a Level 8 character cap"

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frylock25
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 2:38:31 AM

at level 8 you will have all game modes (aside from dlc) to play. you will only be able to spend 8 skill points for leveling up. also weapons are locked to your level. so you have to be a certain level to buy guns and add ons for guns. you can reach level 8 fairly quickly.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:19:05 AM

You sucker Jawknee. Come roll with me next time! LOL

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johnld
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 12:52:05 AM

you can only have 1 ps3 using your psn id at a time so it wont work. you cant have 2 ps3s online with the same psn id.

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frylock25
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 2:04:23 AM

true but i can sign in on the one i want to play on and run bspec mode offline

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johnld
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:19:11 PM
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thats a good way to do the free game trial, none of those hour time limit where you cant get anywhere really because of cutscenes or just pointless walking around. i dont remember when you get domination mode though but if it unlocks at 8 then this maybe the thing that generates game sales. limiting it to playstation plus users maybe a bad thing but it could be early access. if not then thats a big chunk of customers that they're leaving out.

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Alienange
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:33:50 PM
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I wish I could spend more time with MAG. Whenever I do play it I usually end up putting down the controller in frustration and just opt for a different game.

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Qubex
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 11:04:40 PM

Alienange - why?

When I played the Beta I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am hooked on Bad Company 2 online at the moment. If anyone has it you will see me on there most nights and weekends for a few hours.

Other than that Killzone 3 on the horizon. SO to fit MAG in is going to be tough really. Not to mention picking up GT5 sometime next year...

I just wish there was a enough time for all this entertainment... how do people lead normal lives... I must ask... especially avid gamers...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:23:09 AM

What level are you Alien?

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:14:50 PM

I can't possibly be higher than level 3. I've never played a shooter online that simply doesn't award me the kill no matter how many bullets I pump into an enemy. I had to resort to knifing people because it seemed like the only way to get xp.

Qubex, if you ever want to show me the ropes in MAG I'm all for it. Unless you don't have a headset of course. Can't stand those fps texters.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 4:24:55 PM

Not sure what level Qubex is, but have a few hundred hours in the game, a 3 time Veteran and am currently at Level 69. I would willing to help you and anyone here.

Perhaps I'll start a thread in the forums here if there is interest.

Last edited by maxpontiac on 12/21/2010 4:26:49 PM

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Sunni_Boi
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:47:21 PM
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Yes very cool way to do a game trial! Perks of being an plus member, i just got to renew mines since its going out 2morrow!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:55:53 PM
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That's kind of stupid, it would cost less to just buy the game, no level cap, and it wouldn't fill up your hard drive.

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BikerSaint
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:57:01 PM
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Shame they're not giving everyone, Plus or not, a chance to try out the trial.
I would think their idea should be to try & sell Mag to everybody.

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___________
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:00:28 AM
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not bad, not bad at all.
shame i cant say the same thing about the game.
;)

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:56:08 AM

and here I was worried that you wouldn't be leaving one of your positive open minded comments....Glad that's over...

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frylock25
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:07:19 AM
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mag is one game i would not mind owning a digital version of. its almost pointless to have to put in the disc. the whole game is online, even your save is online. you can go to any ps3 you log in from and play your file without any kind of data transfer.

it would also be nice to not have to switch the disc to go from gt5 to mag and back. just launch the game.

i guess the best part is that there will hopefully be more people online for me to shoot and if they are only level 8 it will be easy targets.

level 8 really is nothing at all in this game. you will just unlock domination at that point. cant lead any squads or anything. but just to increase player interest, i hope it works

Last edited by frylock25 on 12/21/2010 1:07:42 AM

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:21:28 AM

I think anyone under level 20-30 is an easy target (barring they have a great connection).

I can't wait...

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:23:29 AM

Yea, maybe some people might be easy targets but not me! Been playing FPS since 07 & it's my specialisation :)

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Kevin5
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:29:56 AM
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MAG was terrible imo. The big lure of 265 (or whatever the ridiculous amount was)players onscreen at once was more of a "Wow, look what we can do" approach rather then it being beneficial to the game itself.

I played it when it first came out & was mottled by constant lag & server drop outs, my connection was fine too. And having 200+ people running around all at once got messy & completely cluttered. The more players in one game equals the more "eat my balls" comments you will recieve from gimp mic kings.

Credit to the developer for sticking with it & retailing the game at a budget price though.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:22:49 AM

If you are basing your opinion of MAG on almost a year ago, the only thing I can say is, you might want to give it another chance.

It's changed quite a bit.

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Deadman
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 5:18:21 PM

The fact that you can't interact with the 255 other players is a turn off. It's awesome that each map supports 256, but you really only see the 16 in your company and the 16 in the other.

@maxpontiac, they improved it slightly but it still isn't as engrossing as something like BF:BC2 is. One of the biggest gripes about MAG is all of the weapons are seriously under powered.

Last edited by Deadman on 12/21/2010 5:22:09 PM

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StevieRV
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 2:26:20 AM
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i played the beta and didnt enjoy it, but i wish i was a plus member because i really wanna give it another shot, but i guess ill just rent it from blockbuster or something

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A2K78
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 4:26:53 AM
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this is just another effort by sony to get people with free accounts to go premimum

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ColonelKain
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 5:59:04 AM
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It's brilliant, Zipper have done one hell of a job, always looking to improve it.It takes a little getting used, but when you get into the swing of it, it really its the top FPS.

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Amazingskillz
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:44:09 AM
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Why is Mag not as popular as the other FPS'? Medal of Honor, Call Duty, Battlefield are all far more popular with better sales. What is Mag failing to do/provide?

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:09:49 PM

Part of it may be the Multiplat that the other games are.

And even though everyone seems to be all about online multiplayer for the other titles, I think that the fact that there is no single player campaign does influence the sales of this game some.

Most of the people who will be playing this one are more then likely Zipper fans from the old SOCOM's. Sure there are some new FPS fans who love this game, but I have a feeling the majority are long time Zipper supporters...



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SaintX
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 6:29:33 AM

It's not as popular because this game requires a lot of team work from your teammates. Most fps players just love to camp at one point of the map and get kills so they can freaking nuke the whole map. Like I said over and Over again, if you get good team mates and you guys work together to achieve your goal, the satisfaction you get from you game will be unlike any fps game out there cause there's just so many strategies invilved

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ColonelKain
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 3:34:38 PM

You speak wise words SaintX, this is exactly what makes MAG such a great shooter, I don't think i'll be playing another Multiplayer FPS, anytime soon as much as I play MAG (bar KZ3). Or they bring out 'MAG 2' but I don't really see that happening, what could they add to make it a full retail game? 500 player servers!? lol
Also I think its to do with brands people trust, like kids will just keep buying COD because they know it. MAG certainly deserves more custom, hopefully the Full Game Trial will provide that.

Last edited by ColonelKain on 12/22/2010 3:36:46 PM

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spiderboi
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:11:08 AM
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I'm still looking for a good deal on this. But yeah, I'm all prepped up. I have two Moves so i have a spare when this comes up (but yeah, I'm looking for Move party games first before this)

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ColonelKain
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 5:32:56 PM
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Gotta disagree with you there Deadman, the guns are fine the way they are. If your aiming for the head/cheast then you'll easily get like a dozen kills without trying, as long as your aiming correctly. Also depends which level you are, obviously the more you level up the more guns you unlock.
Also with the amount of players in the game, its not like your locked off to one part of the map, as long as you push forward on Domination you can help out other Platoons.
Hows everyone liking Escalation? Managed to get into my first Interdiction game for like 2 monthes the other day, thats a really awesome game mode too.

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Deadman
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:49:31 PM

Oh, they are fine just not great. This is just my opinion but in MAG the weapons are second priority. The goal of leveling up is to get the leadership ranks or new game modes, not to get your next rifle. I'm wasn't dogging the game or nothing, I really like it.

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ColonelKain
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 8:40:27 AM

Yeah true, I really like the Command the levels in the game, my favourite is Platoon Leader as no one usually bothers kicking you for no having a Mic. Out of curiousity what faction are you in Deadman? I never really enjoyed using Valors assault rifles, I used the Sniper with them, Submachine gun with SVER, and currently using Assault Rifle/Machine Gun with Raven.

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Deadman
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 3:07:48 PM

Valor is my main one and Raven is my second, I got the extra character slot for Sver but haven't used it yet.

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ColonelKain
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 3:28:24 PM

Yeah I'm liking Raven at the moment, trying to decide weather to re vet to SVER or stick with Raven after I hit 70. Problem with SVER is that its way too easy to defend most of the time, unless you have well organised opponents.

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SaintX
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 6:30:33 AM
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Maxpontiac, what faction are you in MAG

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