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Zipper Interactive Announces MAG v1.07 Hits PS3 in Early August

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209w ago - Update: The MAG PS3 update patch version 1.07 is now live- as always, details are below for those who missed them the first time!

Zipper Interactive Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has announced today that MAG v1.07 hits PS3 in early August, 2010.

To quote: If you consider yourself the type of person who likes getting new video game features for free, then our next MAG patch – version 1.07, due in early August – is definitely something for you.

Yes friends, in just over a week from now, players will be treated to a number of features that you've been asking us for all summer in addition to a few surprises. Like what, you ask? Like these:

• A new "Happy Hour" Double XP bonus that's applied to the first hour of any player's gameplay session in a 24-hour period.
• Suppression will join Sabotage as a "Faction Neutral" gameplay mode, allowing any PMC to battle each other on any Suppression map.
• Faster download and patching code that allows us to update MAG with more content and bigger file sizes in a speedier way.
• Redesigned versions of the Flores Basin (Raven) and Alyeska Terminus (Valor) Domination maps that include new obstacles and repaired exploits.
• New lighting effects for more attractive and realistic...
 

Zipper Announces MAG PS3 Sabotage Mode Goes Faction Neutral

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210w ago - Zipper Interactive Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has announced today that beginning today the MAG PS3 Sabotage Mode goes Faction Neutral!

To quote: It's been almost six months since our massive online shooter, MAG, was released to stores all over the world, and the team here at [Register or Login to view links] is celebrating by giving something back to fans who continue to support our game and its community.

That "something" we're passing along is also something that many of you have been asking us for with great enthusiasm for months. And so, it is with great pleasure, that I announce that starting today – right this moment in fact – that all maps in our "Sabotage" game mode are going "Faction Neutral!"

If you ever wanted to play against the Valor PMC as a member of the competing Raven Industries on a map that belonged to the third faction, SVER, that option is now yours! We'd like to think of it as a way to experience existing content in an all-new way, and we hope you feel the same.

The best part? You don't have to download a thing to do it. We've already set everything up so that all you have to do is log on to the game, select the Sabotage game mode with whatever your PMC of choice may be, and have fun. It's...
 

Video: Get MAG Interdiction for PS3 Today, Double XP Weekend!

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214w ago - Zipper Interactive Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has announced that MAG Interdiction (4MB Activation Patch) for PS3 is available today alongside a Double XP weekend!

To quote: Today is the day that MAG fans have been waiting for as our first major DLC, "[Register or Login to view links]," is now available for purchase from the PlayStation Store for $9.99 US (prices in other regions may vary)!

If you missed our post detailing Interdiction a few weeks back, allow us to sum it up for you:

MAG Interdiction is a brand new game mode built for 128 players. In it, two rival attacking factions fight to gain control of three different command posts while using armored convoys for every squad on the map (that's right, 16 APCs onscreen at once!).

To earn the victory, teams must capture and hold as many objectives as possible to increase their score while simultaneously decreasing their opponents' score across three all-new "faction neutral" maps (Iron Creek Quarry, Lake Bayano Spur, and Sovot Motorway).





In addition to the new maps and gametype, Interdiction will also include the most powerful protection in the game, the "Heavy Improved" armor set,...
 

Video: MAG Interdiction PS3 DLC Arrives on June 22, 2010

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216w ago - Zipper Interactive's Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has announced today alongside a video that MAG Interdiction PS3 DLC will arrive on June 22, 2010 and include new maps among other PlayStation 3 updates.

To quote: It's been just over four and a half months since [Register or Login to view links] released worldwide and 930,000 battles, 1.7 million players, and 1.1 billion kills later, the time to expand is now.

Yes friends, everyone here at [Register or Login to view links] is proud to announce that beginning June 22, our first expansion pack, dubbed "Interdiction," will be available to players all over the world for $9.99 US (prices in other regions may vary).

"But what's in it," you say? Well, for starters, we're introducing a brand new gametype that we're calling (what else?) "Interdiction." Built for up to 128 simultaneous players, Interdiction challenges two rival factions to be attackers and seize control of three command posts with the aid of several heavily-armed convoys on three brand new maps (Lake Bayano Spur, Sovot Motorway, and Iron Cree Quarry).





To make it even more interesting, we've made all three maps completely faction neutral -...
 

Sony Announces MAG PS3 Patch v1.06 is Coming in June

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218w ago - Update: Jeremy Dunham has now [Register or Login to view links] that the MAG PS3 Patch v1.06 will arrive on June 8, 2010 and will automatically download to your PlayStation 3 the moment you sign into the game.

Sony's European Producer Elliott "Shijima" Martin has announced today that the MAG PS3 Patch version 1.06 will be coming in June, 2010.

To quote: Though we're still several weeks away from its release, we thought it prudent to give everyone a head's up on what we're working towards for our next MAG patch - and it's a big one!

Slated for sometime next month, MAG v1.06 will add a number of requested new features to the game that should please fans regardless of their play style.

Not only have we made it much harder to accidentally kill fellow teammates, for example, we've also expanded the Medical Kit's functionality to give users total control over who they heal (allies or themselves), while updating the experience system that surrounds it.

Other new goodies include improved vehicle handling and physics, new gun ports for APCs, weapon efficiency adjustments, credit cost changes, and updated medal and ribbon requirements.

Another nice addition is that we're also giving users...
 
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