MAG Open Beta On PSN Now!
Written Monday, January 04, 2010 By Richard Walker
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Posting on the EU PlayStation Blog, SCEE's European Producer Elliott Martin has announced that the MAG Open Beta Trial has finally gone live, meaning that 64-player Sabotage and 256-player Domination matches await.

The blog states that there have been a few connection issues to date, but that shouldn't stop you trying to get stuck in anyway.

MAG's Beta run will last for just one week from today, so if you're fortunate enough to have already downloaded the required patch, you can jump straight onto the servers and start shooting stuff.

For the uninitiated, MAG is the forthcoming massively multiplayer shooter from SOCOM developers Zipper Interactive.

Now, what are you waiting for? Go! Download! March on, soldier!


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Comment #1 by Man Bear Pig
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 09:50:06 AM
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The beta is awesome, I was not expecting this, the game is really really good! Cannot wait for its release

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Comment #2 by HairySpud
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 10:22:09 AM
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Just thought i'd tell you all:
I'm from Britain (so EU) and the download was only 37MB. Just incase anyone was annoyed at having to download such a big file!

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Comment #3 by HairySpud
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 10:26:44 AM
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Oh, never mind. You have to install the huge file when you go on the actual BETA : sorry

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Comment #4 by funkyweed
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 10:54:33 AM
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@ Hairy - That's what I thought mate, two hours later I started playing ;)

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Comment #5 by Str8Flushin'
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 11:18:42 AM
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Lots of fun. Servers just went down though. First crash of the beta, GJ testers :p

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Comment #6 by InfraRedSkittle
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 11:23:25 AM
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Finally!! Been waiting to play this..

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Comment #7 by ozzy910
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 11:29:01 AM
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does anyone know when you make your character if you have to stick with the team you chose for the whole thing ?

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Comment #8 by Caudill
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 11:32:43 AM
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I've heard the download/game updates are massive and take forever, this has turned me away from trying it.

Perhaps if I having nothing better to do in the next couple days I'll give it a shot, I am very curious to see how the game is.

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Comment #9 by YurtleTehTurtle
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 11:33:37 AM
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Is the beta any good guys, I've got high hopes of this being my first 2010 purchase. Waiting on reviews and Trophy List first though.

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Comment #10 by SimplySupreme
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 12:01:17 PM
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256 players already? wow

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Comment #11 by GAZDAN
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 12:24:24 PM
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Very disappionted, thought this would be like Modern Warfare 2 but on a much bigger scale but its not. The graphics are at least 2 years behind current games and the game play is slow. With no single player campaign coming on the disk I think the £45 price tag is alot to ask for a game in which I imagine the servers will be very quiet in 6 months.

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Comment #12 by Bulby333
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 12:24:42 PM
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I'll have to try it out

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Comment #13 by CFCgrr
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 12:49:22 PM
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gotta try it i hope this game is a +

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Comment #14 by Godlymansean
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 01:24:55 PM
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Comment #15 by blitz7287
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 02:29:09 PM
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Awesome :P

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Comment #16 by Jimbo76
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 02:44:56 PM
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thought 37meg was to good to be true, and realized it was now im downloading a near 2 gig update. still sounds and looks cool though.

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Comment #17 by Crazyfrog23
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 02:45:41 PM
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in order for the game to handle such high numbers of players they could not go with super duper high def graphics that some must have to enjoy a game.and really 2 year old games still look very good in graphics terms.i for one can't wait to play this

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Comment #18 by k3coyotes55
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 04:05:12 PM
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i hurd it sux.....

NICE JOB with the site!!! i figured out something was up when i saw those trophy cards on our profiles lol

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Comment #19 by guillermo
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 04:23:38 PM
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Comment #20 by Derian
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 05:54:26 PM
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I'm really looking forward to this beta.

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Comment #21 by mKilla09
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 06:19:14 PM
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i gotta try this out, i've been hearing mixed opinions

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Comment #22 by karimkz
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 06:35:11 PM
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OH SNAP!! i bet there are trophies like reach lvl 40 in each class or sumthing or 50k kills lol cant w8. Have been playn the beta since 4 months ago!!

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Comment #23 by karimkz
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 06:35:23 PM
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Comment #24 by cheibaby
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 06:47:41 PM
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Fuck it took 2hrs just 2download XD. Got all my homework done it took so fuckng long

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Comment #25 by god-of-paradise
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 06:51:47 PM
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Can anyone send me a message telling me how to get the 256 domination match because i could not find it only the sabotage match witch was still pretty fun but i am looking forward to killing 128 players

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Comment #26 by defutti
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 07:03:45 PM
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hellyeah :)

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Comment #27 by x-CAPP-x
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 07:05:31 PM
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Good deal, Im gonna go grab this.

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Comment #28 by Goldskarr
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 09:19:44 PM
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To anyone with any doubts about wether or not to get the it. It's incredibly fun. Yes it takes a long time to download it, but leave the PS3 on overnight or go to a friends house while it downloads.

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Comment #29 by fgd3086
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 09:24:49 PM
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just awesome

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Comment #30 by Casteor
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 11:50:24 PM
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Played a couple of matches. The game is not quite as polished as the finer shooter-genre games such as Call of Duty series, but I can respect some aspects of this game. It's in beta, so we'll see how much more polishing MAG will get.

I would rank this higher than the Bad Company 2 Beta, but not all too far above.

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Comment #31 by Cloud7Str1fe
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 05:41:09 AM
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Downloaded 37Mb, then updated that 37Mb, now its asking for almost 2Gb?? WTF?

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Comment #32 by bobmalooga
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:08:22 AM
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Comment #33 by Demon666UK
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:43:52 AM
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I agree with #32... over-rated pile of cack with lag lag lag.... BORING!

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Comment #34 by darkjester84
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:45:13 AM
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i just cant see spending 60 dollars on this game maybe 20 dollars

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Comment #35 by manchester united
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 01:21:35 PM
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Definitely buying this game gonna be awesome !!!

i mean 256 online multi player how cool !!!

P.S where can you get the beta

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Comment #36 by The Cosmic Suff
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 02:43:23 PM
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I really suggest everyone to try this beta, you will ether love it or hate it. Dont listen other peoples opinions.

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Comment #37 by soccer07
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 04:03:43 PM
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Hope that the 256 online multiplayer turns out to be as awesome as it sounded when it was first reveled.

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Comment #38 by wwinterj
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 05:55:02 PM
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Might download this when I am out doing things or sleeping. That is one BIG download and will take me at least a few hours.

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Comment #39 by Ichi
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:50:48 PM
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It's good but it is different and that also makes it good..

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Comment #40 by SamLW
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 05:46:23 PM
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Downloaded, but I still need to play it...

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Game Info


US January 26, 2010
Europe January 29, 2010
Japan January 28, 2010

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Online Players : 64-256
ESRB: Teen
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