One hundred community members (some from as far away as New York!) and a host of gaming and consumer electronics media joined us to celebrate MAG going gold, but the hospitality didn't end at the hors d'oeuvres line; the first attendees through the door will receive a free retail copy of MAG later this month.
If you weren't one of the lucky attendees but would still like to see some of the action from last week's event, head on over to our Flickr page where you can see the highlights.
Right after we announced the gift, MAG Designer Ben Jones talked with me about what Zipper learned in the beta process to make the final launch super smooth on January 26th.
Our CES Community event wasn't the only big news for Zipper last week. Our MAG open beta was an enormous success too, with players from all over the world helping us put the finishing touches on our game.
In fact, more than a million players worldwide (860,000 in North America alone) downloaded the MAG beta between January 4 and 10 to get their Sabotage and Domination on.
But there's more! U.S. players who still want their fill of MAG goodness before it officially comes out on January 26 can still battle it out with the PMC of their choice by heading on over to IGN.com and signing up for its MAG Tournament.
Not only can you continue to shoot S.V.E.R., Raven and Valor opponents as much as you want between January 14 and 22, but you can win prizes too! So make sure you sign up before the deadline, which is tonight at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
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