172w ago - SCEE's Social Media Manager Jem Alexander has posted a video today on the European PlayStation Blog covering the round up of their recent MAG256 PS3 review event.
To quote: As you may have witnessed our MAG256 review event last week was a resounding success.
If you were among the one hundred and twenty eight players who fought so valiantly against each other -- and the developers in the US -- then I wanted to personally thank you all very much for coming. We hope you had a great time and look forward to hearing all your thoughts of the experience in the comments below.
For those of you who weren't able to make it, however, we've put together a little video and some photos to give you a feel of what it was like to attend. Extra points are awarded for those who manage to spot themselves in the video.
As you can see, the main attraction of the event was the 256 structure, which housed the 128 PS3s equipped with retail copies of MAG. Even when empty this was a pretty impressive set up, but it really gained a sense of gravitas when fully manned. Especially with the Voice Of MAG (who wasn't lacking a sense of gravitas himself!) making some very loud announcements over the tannoy.
173w ago - Today Sony Senior Vice President Peter Dille in charge of Marketing & PlayStation Network has unveiled the latest PS3 video ad dubbed 'It Only Does 256 Players' below.
To quote: It certainly has been a great start to a new year here at PlayStation and we want to thank you for helping us to break some pretty big milestones this past holiday. Not only was it our single highest sales month for PS3 in its history, it also marked the highest single revenue month for PlayStation Network.
It was also a banner year for our software line up, which boasted more than 200 industry awards and accolades across our first party releases, ranging from VGA's Game of the Year award for UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves to PS3 crowned "Platform of the Year" by Metacritic's 2009 Game Platform Power Rankings for overall game quality.
We've also seen incredible momentum from our publishing partners with the launches of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Madden NFL 10 and Assassin's Creed II, which were the top three selling publisher games in the U.S.
We're incredibly excited for this new year and have lined up many big reasons for PS3 fans to keep coming back for more. Not only do we have truly groundbreaking technology that will be filling living rooms this year with 3D and motion controlled...
173w ago - SCEE Social Media Manager Jem Alexander has shared a video today on the Europeam PlayStation Blog which includes timelapse footage from a recent Sony MAG256 PS3 event.
To quote: I'll have a full report from our MAG256 event -- including more video, photos and more -- on Friday, after I've got my breath back.
Many of you were there in spirit, using the #MAG256 Twitter hashtag to appear on our event Twitter wall. Thanks to all of you who did and, indeed, to all of you who showed up and helped give Zipper a good pounding! (Well, once at least).
To tide you over until Friday, here's a timelapse video of the setup process for the now legendary "256″ structure that housed our brave soldiers during the event. I think you'll agree it's a pretty impressive feat of engineering.
So here's the video. I'll be back with more very soon, but right now, I'm off for a lie down. I think I've got shell shock...
203w ago - Today PR Manager Jill Webber has shared an exclusive MAG Developer Diaries video on the PlayStation Blog, as follows:
The first video posted last Monday, and took us through the overlying persistent Shadow War, where each battle victory or loss contributes to your PMC's world standing, moving it on the offensive or pulling it back to the defensive.
The second dev diary in the series posted yesterday and focuses on the scale of MAG, which for the first time ever will bring 256 players to a console. All environmental effects (explosions, gunshots, etc.) can be attributed to live players! Listen to what the devs have to say about 256 in the video below.
GameTrailers will be continuing the "MAG Mondays" feature with another dev diary next week, and we'll post it here next Tuesday. Stay tuned!
251w ago - Rade Stojsavljevic (MAG Sr. Producer) gives us a first look at MAG today. The respective title is a new online shooter due for release in 2009 where up to 256 players wage battles as 8-person squads in what is deemed as a new and unique world.
To quote: Recently we had the incredible opportunity to share with you a first look for the MAG project at the SCEA E3 Press Conference. We're thrilled with the early responses from everyone and have been amazed at all the creative speculation about the game.
If you haven't seen the news, MAG is a new online shooter coming in 2009 where up to 256 players wage battles as 8-person squads in a new and unique World. You can watch the press event here or download it from the PLAYSTATION Store.
Though it's early to talk in depth about MAG, we can definitely quell some fears we've already heard from you about how MAG will need to compromise on gameplay to support its size. Well, it may be massive but it is an action shooter at its core. You can run around and shoot enemies, throw grenades, and drive vehicles just like any other shooter except with MAG you'll do it with up to 256 players.
The team at Zipper was one of the pioneers of online gaming on consoles with the SOCOM franchise and they've used this knowledge to create...