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Zipper Confirms MAG Full PS3 Game Trial on December 21, 2010

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210w ago - Today Zipper Interactive Sr Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has officially confirmed that the MAG Full PS3 Game Trial begins on December 21, 2010.

For those curious, as long as you're a PS Plus member, you can play the game at no charge, with a level 8 cap. Which means you can Play MAG as long you have membership, but you can't level up after 8.

To quote: We're extremely excited to announce that starting tomorrow, on December 21, [Register or Login to view links] will be available in its entirety as a full game download on the PlayStation Store.

Priced identically to its boxed "Greatest Hits" counterpart, the downloadable version of MAG (4.7 GB) will run you a mere $29.99 and come complete with all the bells and whistles found in our patches up to v2.10.

To celebrate its release, PlayStation Plus users can try MAG out for free with an exclusive full game trial! Members can play the game and any of its original modes at no charge for as long as their PlayStation Plus membership lasts, with their only limitation being a level 8 character cap.

However, members will continue to earn experience as long as they play the game, allowing them to automatically receive credit for time played once they've purchased the full product. Membership has its...
 

MAG PS3 Escalation Add-On Pack and Patch v2.02a Arrives Today

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216w ago - Last week we reported on the MAG Escalation expansion patch heading to PlayStation 3, and now Jeremy Dunham has confirmed that the add-on pack and PS3 patch v2.02a will arrive today- November 4, 2010.

To quote: Our MAG "Escalation" add-on pack has seen a short delay from its original release date of November 2. The good news is that the postponement is a short one and that our new DLC will be available starting tomorrow, November 4.

As a thank you to our loyal fans, we've activated a "Double XP" bonus of +100% to MAG as a whole, which stacks with other in-game bonuses for quite an XP haul (note: the "Directives" queue will not award extra XP during this period).

As of yesterday, we've also kept our originally-planned price drop for the first MAG add-on pack, "Interdiction," to $4.99 (US).

In addition, as some of you may have already discovered through PSN promotional materials, we're also offering a special discount of $7.99 (US) on the "Escalation" DLC pack!

This promotion will be offered to anyone who previously purchased Interdiction at its original price prior to 12am Pacific Time, October 28, 2010*. The discounted price for...
 

MAG Escalation Expansion is Coming to PS3 on November 3, 2010

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217w ago - SCEE European Producer Elliott "Shijima" Martin has announced today that the MAG Escalation Expansion is coming to PS3 on November 3, 2010 in Europe, and a day earlier on the 2nd in the US according to [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: This past summer, many of you took part in our latest MAG Beta program to help us test out a number of new features slated for our recently released update, MAG 2.0, and future DLC.

Thanks to your devotion, we gathered a surplus of fantastic data that allowed us to make MAG a better game... and we're not done yet!

Though the MAG 2.0 patch has been available since the end of September, the DLC portion of the beta has remained unreleased – but not for too much longer.

Starting on the 3rd of November, our three faction gunplay whirlwind, the "Escalation" Add-on Pack, will be available for download from the PlayStation Store for €7.99/£6.29!

If you didn't get a chance to play it in our MAG Beta, the Escalation add-on supports up to 96 players, or one 32-man platoon for each PMC, as a separate in-game mode that pits the forces of Raven, SVER, and Valor against each other at the same time.

The aspirations for each PMC is...
 

Zipper Interactive Announces MAG v2.02 PS3 Patch is Incoming

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217w ago - Today Jeremy Dunham Zipper Interactive has announced that the MAG v2.02 PS3 patch is incoming addressing issues with PlayStation Move and parachuting, now users won't be stiff as a board when parachuting in.

To quote: As we continue our quest to provide the best first-person shooting experience possible, the team here at Zipper Interactive has made a couple of changes to MAG that you can find in our latest patch.

You'll be able to download MAG v2.02 starting today, October 27. Be sure to grab it when it becomes available!

And now, the changes: Patch v2.02 - Available October 27, 2010 - 35MB (TPPS), N/A (DLS)

Gameplay

• Modified FRAGO bonuses so that they are applied more evenly for players located on the upper floors of multi-storied buildings
• Fixed problem that prevented PlayStation Move users from controlling their character while parachuting
• Updated PlayStation Move "Aim" tuning values

Technical

• Fixed various game crash scenarios
 

MAG PS3 Patch 2.01 Update Released, Fixes Freezing Issues

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219w ago - A few weeks back the MAG 2.0 PS3 Patch was released and some users reported freezing issues as a result of the update, but today Chris Roper has announced that the 2.01 patch update should remedy them.

To quote: "The release of MAG 2.0 represented the culmination of months of work on our end and marked what was easily the biggest collection of overall improvements to the game since its debut in January.

Not everything was perfect, however, as some users have reported freezing issues since MAG 2.0′s release, but today's 2.01 patch should clear most everything up.

It's a short, but sweet, update that aims to fix a handful of important stability issues, and also adds in a couple voiceover messages. Enjoy!

Patch v2.01 - Available October 13, 2010 | 34MB (TPPS)

• Voiceover plays when vehicles are extracted in Acquisition
• Voiceover calls out sensor abilities when mortar battery is down
• Various stability improvements"
 
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