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Happy Birthday MAG! Let’s Celebrate!

Jeremy Dunham's Avatar Posted by Jeremy Dunham on Jan 25, 2011 // Sr. Community Manager, Zipper Interactive

MAG Beta Starts Today!

It may sound clichéd, but wow, time really flies! It’s hard to believe that it has already been a full year since our massive 256-person PlayStation 3 exclusive shooter, MAG, was released all over the globe. To celebrate our one-year birthday, we’re unveiling a handful of promotions as a thank you to our fans throughout the week.

First up, starting Wednesday, January 26 at 12am Pacific Time, we’re changing all in-game queue and “Happy Hour” bonuses to 256% until Sunday, January 30 at 11:59pm. If you’ve been meaning to level up to grab our various “level 60” trophies, our promotional time period is a great time to go for it!

Speaking of January 26, all day from 10am-5pm Pacific Time, members of the Zipper Interactive QA team (our best players!) will be online and playing MAG throughout the day. If you’ve never participated in our “Play MAG with Zipper” events, they’re great fun and offer you the perfect opportunity to show us your skills.

Our third and final promotion is a special “Faction Neutral” switch for the Domination and Acquisition modes. For the first time ever in MAG “Live,” our two biggest game types will switch from being PMC-specific to being open for defense by any of our three factions. Like our 256% XP bonus, this mode switch will be in operation from January 26 at 12am Pacific to January 30 at 11:59pm.

But this isn’t all we’re doing to wish MAG a happy birthday. We’ll also be posting some additional posts throughout the week, including a breakdown of MAG statistics and numbers on Thursday and a special “Five Things You Never Knew About MAG” article on Friday morning. It should be fun.

As always, everyone here at Zipper Interactive wants you to know how much we appreciate all the support and feedback you have given us over the last year and we hope you’ve enjoyed playing the game as much as we’ve enjoyed making and improving it. Thank you very much!

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+ DarkHowl on January 25th, 2011 at 8:27 am said:

Just to be clear, the 256% is being added to each individual game mode too? And if so, does it still stack with the multi-queue? It’d be nice to have about 768% bonus for an hour and 512% the rest of the day.


+ tk2012 on January 25th, 2011 at 8:57 am said:

This is MAG-nificent!


+ KoRnFlaw on January 25th, 2011 at 9:02 am said:

@jimmyhoffa82 dude i played it and was really good at it. when that first real dlc came out and after being released for only two weeks it started taking 20 minutes to get enough people to play a game. i realized it was dying faster than any other game for multiplayer…. faster then warhawk.


+ Arcadian_Rebel on January 25th, 2011 at 9:14 am said:

Sounds good! Thanks for the continued support for this game!


+ QDub on January 25th, 2011 at 9:40 am said:

There a better way to Celebrate! It’s called making the game “Not” Freeze after 5 minutes. This Game is broken for a LARGE number of users!



+ J-Wat on January 25th, 2011 at 9:59 am said:

Wow! 1 year later and I am 1 medal short of getting my “Eager Beaver” which will earn the “Massive Action Gamer” platinum trophy. I’d better get to work.


+ yohan12 on January 25th, 2011 at 10:10 am said:

OH MAN!! I am currently trying to platinum MAG and have spent the last few weeks going through Raven and am lvl 58, I don’t think I will sleep much for the rest of the week! Thanks Zipper


+ poodude on January 25th, 2011 at 10:13 am said:

Oh man, I’m gonna be so torn between playing this and Dead Space 2!


+ FormerPSfan on January 25th, 2011 at 10:15 am said:

This game failed in so many ways its not even funny. Still buggy as smeg a whole year later. Still a stomping ground for script kiddies trying to cheat, campers, trolls kicking people with no reason, teamkilling. the same boring unplayable maps which as you always fail to tell people most of which are *NOT* 256 player maps. bonus xp will not draw people back by the thousands. Perhaps some of you at Zipper could pop into gamestop and ask why this is one of the most traded games of all time. While your there ask them why all the used copies are coming close to matching the yearly release sports games that are nearly identical year after year.


+ Insanecyclone on January 25th, 2011 at 10:20 am said:

I traded mine in a week before 2.0 was announced. Felt like I did something wrong then. It’s been on my backlog things to buy again. A $30 price tag now is still great and I will eventually get it but so much stuff is coming out this year.

Socom 4, Killzone 3…etc.

Happy Birthday MAG. I’m an old beta tester too.


+ mountain_duwe on January 25th, 2011 at 10:23 am said:

Dunham…this Friday is more momentous than MAG’s birthday. You know what I’m talking about too.


+ iTofuMan on January 25th, 2011 at 10:33 am said:

Why no discount on the game? I have the demo (from PS+) and i would have loved to get the game, but it would be nice to get it priced as the same(or cheaper) as retailer prices.

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    + Chris Roper on January 25th, 2011 at 10:47 am said:

    It wasn’t too long ago that the game was moved to its current Greatest Hits pricing, which we already think is a great deal given the amount of time that you can easily spend with the game.


+ piefromhell on January 25th, 2011 at 10:33 am said:

awsome will have to pick this game back up

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