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MAG – Your Questions Answered (+ Live Chat Announcement!)

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by on May 04, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

We know you’ve got questions about MAG.

When we asked you what you wanted to know about a rather large list of our upcoming, exclusive games, questions for developer Zipper Interactive far outweighed the rest. That’s why the following Q&A video lasts a whopping 12 minutes (!)

But know that I had to have a light hand on the editor; any shots cut are readers’ queries going unanswered – and where’s the fun in that? First up, Zipper VP Michael Gutmann gives us the overview, before Lead Designer Andy Beaudoin breaks down the gameplay in detail.

OK, even with all of those questions deftly addressed by Zipper, I’m wagering that you now have a few more things that you’d like to ask. That’s why the team will be joining us LIVE on the Blog this Wednesday at 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern for a chat. Please join us!

//Add Your Own

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+ skynidas on May 4th, 2009 at 5:08 pm said:

M.A.G will be awesome, Im sure that Zipper will make a great job


+ mknightstalkerx on May 4th, 2009 at 5:09 pm said:

Wish i could join. Got work that day.


+ motor78 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:10 pm said:

3rd Comment :D


+ Calendaros on May 4th, 2009 at 5:10 pm said:

I didn’t know MAG was a PSP game.


+ MainEv3nt_69 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:14 pm said:

zipper is my favorite developer ever since socom 1


+ cool_trainer on May 4th, 2009 at 5:16 pm said:

nice can’t wait


+ Black_Seraphiel on May 4th, 2009 at 5:18 pm said:

MAG will be one of PS3’s must buy, no doubt.


+ Frankie09 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:23 pm said:

MAG: Must buy


Jeff: I Want that shirt!!!!!!!!!!!


+ jakinov on May 4th, 2009 at 5:23 pm said:

@4 because it ain’t.


+ ATOMS11 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:24 pm said:

I have some great questions in store… Cant wait !


+ Axecution on May 4th, 2009 at 5:26 pm said:


Win. xD


+ Jon_Mclane on May 4th, 2009 at 5:28 pm said:

Looks great but MAG is one of the worst names for a game ever


+ Stinkinmushroom on May 4th, 2009 at 5:35 pm said:



+ drownedphoniex on May 4th, 2009 at 5:38 pm said:

Awesome. Thanks Jeff and Zipper!

And Jeff, that shirt is awesome. May I have it?


+ cfcj12 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:39 pm said:

i want that beta!!! great vid btw, i wil def pick this up!!


+ tearsofash on May 4th, 2009 at 5:39 pm said:

I’m not into these sorts of games, but I think I will play it just so I can say I have a 256 player game.


+ WackyWeedCreed on May 4th, 2009 at 5:40 pm said:

You’ve got me sold, I’m buying it.

Zipper should call up Kojima to get Snake running around the battlefield.


+ lebron_accel on May 4th, 2009 at 5:41 pm said:

MAG will b one of those massive games ive been w8ting for.


+ remanutd5 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:41 pm said:

great interview Jeff , lots of info , looking at the direction sony is going with online play i really think sony should bundle the ps3 with a headset , online play is very important these days , just 2 more interviews left from games im highly anticipating Jeff Motorstorm Arctic Edge ( which by the way i saw the gametrailers interview and it looks great ) and Heavy Rain , too bad Ratchet and Clank a Crack in Time wasnt show at the playstation gamers day , thanks a lot once again for asking our questions


+ gus_xl on May 4th, 2009 at 5:41 pm said:

This is one I’m really looking forward too. I just hope squad based combat works as good as they hope it does.


+ Nicknack12 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

I wonder if this game can really pulloff having 256 players online,I’m hoping this game turns out to be a really great.


+ TakiFuGu on May 4th, 2009 at 5:45 pm said:

Please tell me that this game is a third person shooter. If so, I’m buying it. If not then I’ll pass.


+ sscoolChea on May 4th, 2009 at 5:45 pm said:

@12 what the name is stupid ? Come on Massive Action game . Who can beat that ? I will be getting this for sure .Got me sold on the 256 players , plus zipper is doing this so I’m pretty sure this will be sweet .

Keep pumping those exclusives baby


+ Haskell420 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:46 pm said:


I was amped up last summer when they showed it the 1st time.. just seeing that entire battlefield, with all the different parts going at the same time.. tanks, troops moving in, snipers on the roof, guys parachuting in.. oh baby! lol

This is 1 request I would love to ask

When you log in, and go online for the multi player, when we spawn into the game, can you please, PLEASE make it that as soon as we enter into the game, we spawn inside of a Military Transport plane.
That way, when we spawn in the 1st time, we enter the game in the airplane, then we have to jump out and parachute to the ground..and we get to control our flight and here we go.

Man that would be a killer intro into the game..


+ S3NTRY93 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:48 pm said:

Wonderful interview, VERY informative and I got a much better sense of what they are trying to go for with MAG. Defintely not worried about how the game will turn out, in Zipper we trust!


+ Vilmer on May 4th, 2009 at 5:49 pm said:

Great interviews!


+ spunnups on May 4th, 2009 at 5:51 pm said:

I’m hoping for a ton of customizations, perks, weapons, clothing, vehicles. There better be a ton of stuff going on in this game for it being online only. Cuz if the game isn’t up to snuff, there’s not going to be anyone to play with.


+ NyghtHawk on May 4th, 2009 at 5:55 pm said:

Nice QA. Added all new info the the Info thread on the forums.


+ gamekoning on May 4th, 2009 at 5:55 pm said:

WEDNESDAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6 MAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ Ac3theone on May 4th, 2009 at 5:55 pm said:

will it have trophies?


+ katsuo7171 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:58 pm said:

Thank you Soooo much guys also for the live chat’s time


+ NewYork214 on May 4th, 2009 at 5:59 pm said:

hmm still not sold on this game yet. not giving up on it but it seems like it will just get a little chaotic. and sony should start bundling the PS headset with PS3’s. need mroe people to get mics for games like this


+ Dehshizknight on May 4th, 2009 at 5:59 pm said:

Can’t wait for a release date!!!


+ guyaneseromeo on May 4th, 2009 at 6:01 pm said:

SONY u say u listen to us…… can we get new avatars?


+ kingmeazly on May 4th, 2009 at 6:01 pm said:

Awesome interview Jeff, you two look tired
anyways i have a question you might be able to answer Jeff, How many people will be able to play from one T.V.?? as in will it be splitscreen???

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 4th, 2009 at 6:04 pm said:

    Dude, we were. We were.


+ NoSkillz187 on May 4th, 2009 at 6:01 pm said:

Goodbye Socom Confrontation, hello MAG.


+ DustyBlue on May 4th, 2009 at 6:03 pm said:

Great Q&A, Jeff! This game seems epic already. Also, what does your trophy shirt say?


+ Insyt on May 4th, 2009 at 6:05 pm said:

looks hella fun i’m ready to check it out…

I got one of those shirts jeff is sportin…its pretty nice…



+ CrimsonFox13 on May 4th, 2009 at 6:06 pm said:

Aw, cool! I can’t wait to play.


+ KIT-_-KAT on May 4th, 2009 at 6:09 pm said:

looks good cant wait! hope to get into beta. also is there a thing for TKers?? you know there will be those people who love to ruin others fun


+ thegriefer on May 4th, 2009 at 6:12 pm said:

This game reminds me of bf2 and all the countless hours i played that game. I will buy this game:)


+ QCVic on May 4th, 2009 at 6:14 pm said:

I can’t wait for this!


+ X-CageRage-X on May 4th, 2009 at 6:15 pm said:

A lot more details than expected.


+ commedieu on May 4th, 2009 at 6:17 pm said:


So there ARE helicopters? I noticed he said you can just sit in one?


+ Fersis on May 4th, 2009 at 6:21 pm said:

Please make a no respawn mode or at least a respawn limit!


+ evildude683 on May 4th, 2009 at 6:28 pm said:

for the rating: just put it on Mature, you’ll get more ppl like that, all those emo teens go for M rated games rather that T

Examples:KZ2,Socom,MGS4 and don’t forget the most overrated game of all times (beisdes halo) Call Of Duty 4!!!!!!!


+ Elsa on May 4th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

Nice Q&A! I’m really liking the teamwork slant and actually rewarding players for helping others and playing as part of the squad to achieve the objectives.

…but I notice he didn’t answer my question about whether there would be female avatars or not. :(
(it’s really just a yes or no answer… though I suspect the answer will be no).


+ gooch-getta on May 4th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:


Screw YOU Slant Six, YOU SUCK

I LOVE YOU ZIPPER, whatever you make i will buy.


+ SteveO1683 on May 4th, 2009 at 6:36 pm said:

I need the beta!


+ llucariny on May 4th, 2009 at 6:41 pm said:

Awesome! I hope the beta comes soon.

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