Watch & Win: The MAG Beta

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Edited By Brad  Staff

I got to play a couple rounds of Zipper Interactive's MAG (the title formerly known as the Massive Action Game) at PAX recently, with the intention of heading back to a computer and telling you all about it. But MAG isn't a game you can speak intelligently about after a mere 20 or 30 minutes, which may not surprise you for a team-based shooter that accommodates up to 256 players. So I'm going to spend some more time with the MAG beta here in the office before I try to write about it as if I know what I'm talking about.

While I educate myself, you should listen to a guy who does know what he's talking about: Ben Jones from Zipper, who I got to speak with at length about MAG, how the beta's going, similarities to SOCOM, and more. Also, it was really hot in that room. Watch! 


  

Did that further whet your appetite for MAG? If so, here's the part you've probably been waiting for: We're going to grant a random 40 of you access to the MAG beta at the end of this week. Here's a list of what you need to win.

  • A PlayStation 3
  • US or Canadian residency
  • The ability to comment on this story

That's right, it's everyone's favorite: another random drawing. Just drop a comment (or two, or three) on this story sometime between now and 3pm Pacific time this Friday the 18th, at which time I'll pull 40 names out of this big invisible top hat I have here. Now please, commence commenting, and behave yourselves!

If you'd like a somewhat less random and more skill-based way to win access to the MAG beta, we're also giving away a handful of codes to those of you who send in the best submissions for this week's Question of the Week. Feeling creative? Watch this week's I Love Mondays to find out more! 
 

UPDATE 

 
The cantankerous old contest robot is acting up right now, so in the interest of fairness and selecting truly random winners, I'm going to extend the contest until Monday at 11am Pacific. 
 

UPDATE 2: WINNERS 

 
The contest robot is back online and has grudgingly provided us with the list of winners. And here it is. 
 
ScottG13
Karmum
sliderbot
MacGoesZoom
Rorschach
yakov456
Packfan104L4
koi
CL60
fildznuts
LReyes2036
CraigAA
dbz1995
AleeN634
BloodEffect
tristan906
raikoh05
HngryHungryH0B0
DanielJW
Andrwmorph
iAchilles
adri4n
PAkman5009
Monkeygb21
ran2
baxterpunch
WorthlessOne
lolgreg
Itsdapoleece
Twisted_Scot
sandlsl
Ututu222
Zatoichi_Sanjuro
GrimReaper29045
whynot69
Skeet11
DOUBLESHOCK
KiltSamurai
skunk     
king_saddam 
 
Thanks to everyone who entered! Winners, in order to expedite the distribution of codes, please send me a PM with the subject line "MAG beta winner" and I'll reply with your code. If I don't hear from you in the next couple of days, I'll come looking for you. (You can go to my profile to send me a PM since my name no longer appears in the auto-complete form.)
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#1  Edited By Brad  Staff

I got to play a couple rounds of Zipper Interactive's MAG (the title formerly known as the Massive Action Game) at PAX recently, with the intention of heading back to a computer and telling you all about it. But MAG isn't a game you can speak intelligently about after a mere 20 or 30 minutes, which may not surprise you for a team-based shooter that accommodates up to 256 players. So I'm going to spend some more time with the MAG beta here in the office before I try to write about it as if I know what I'm talking about.

While I educate myself, you should listen to a guy who does know what he's talking about: Ben Jones from Zipper, who I got to speak with at length about MAG, how the beta's going, similarities to SOCOM, and more. Also, it was really hot in that room. Watch! 


  

Did that further whet your appetite for MAG? If so, here's the part you've probably been waiting for: We're going to grant a random 40 of you access to the MAG beta at the end of this week. Here's a list of what you need to win.

  • A PlayStation 3
  • US or Canadian residency
  • The ability to comment on this story

That's right, it's everyone's favorite: another random drawing. Just drop a comment (or two, or three) on this story sometime between now and 3pm Pacific time this Friday the 18th, at which time I'll pull 40 names out of this big invisible top hat I have here. Now please, commence commenting, and behave yourselves!

If you'd like a somewhat less random and more skill-based way to win access to the MAG beta, we're also giving away a handful of codes to those of you who send in the best submissions for this week's Question of the Week. Feeling creative? Watch this week's I Love Mondays to find out more! 
 

UPDATE 

 
The cantankerous old contest robot is acting up right now, so in the interest of fairness and selecting truly random winners, I'm going to extend the contest until Monday at 11am Pacific. 
 

UPDATE 2: WINNERS 

 
The contest robot is back online and has grudgingly provided us with the list of winners. And here it is. 
 
ScottG13
Karmum
sliderbot
MacGoesZoom
Rorschach
yakov456
Packfan104L4
koi
CL60
fildznuts
LReyes2036
CraigAA
dbz1995
AleeN634
BloodEffect
tristan906
raikoh05
HngryHungryH0B0
DanielJW
Andrwmorph
iAchilles
adri4n
PAkman5009
Monkeygb21
ran2
baxterpunch
WorthlessOne
lolgreg
Itsdapoleece
Twisted_Scot
sandlsl
Ututu222
Zatoichi_Sanjuro
GrimReaper29045
whynot69
Skeet11
DOUBLESHOCK
KiltSamurai
skunk     
king_saddam 
 
Thanks to everyone who entered! Winners, in order to expedite the distribution of codes, please send me a PM with the subject line "MAG beta winner" and I'll reply with your code. If I don't hear from you in the next couple of days, I'll come looking for you. (You can go to my profile to send me a PM since my name no longer appears in the auto-complete form.)
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#2  Edited By rentfn

I would like to try this game out. Make that wish happen!!!!!

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#3  Edited By MikeFightNight

Pick me pick me! 
I'm from Canada and would love to take part in a MASSIVE ACTION GAME! 
 
They are still calling it that right??
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#4  Edited By JoelTGM

dude I own a PS3, I live in Canada, and I just commented! 
 
oh, and because you are picking random people, I'll be random and post this random photoshop I did.
WABAM

(this was actually my submission for... a previous mag beta contest... that I lost lol)
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#5  Edited By watertails

Pick me, duder!
 
Also, Brad, how do you know where your invisible top hat is, if it's invisible?

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#6  Edited By JJOR64

I wouldn't mind having a beta key.     :-)

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#7  Edited By TopCat

i will cast zio if i get a beta

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#8  Edited By gcash81001

pick me brad

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#9  Edited By bed

DUDE! BRAD! you know you want to pick me  
I'M CANADIAN AND I OWN A PS3 D: 

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#10  Edited By ac3x

I AM A MASSIVE ACTION GAMER.  Seriously, I weigh, like, over four hundred pounds.

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#11  Edited By Waffles13

Sup dawgs.
 
I can't wait for a reason to turn on my PS3 that isn't Persona 4.

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#12  Edited By CactusWolf

I meet all of those prerequisites!
 
Amazing!

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#13  Edited By sleeprockss

Yeah I want to say if its as massive and actiony and gamey as they promised

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#14  Edited By Expletive

I have all of those requirements, do I win?

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#15  Edited By Tearhead

I wanna shoot dudes in da FACE!!

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#16  Edited By VisariLoyalist

me win?

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#17  Edited By MaSteRMaSteR

beta key get!

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#19  Edited By truebornracer

IN!

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#20  Edited By hardcorebunnni

Why is the beta key only for USA or Canadian residents? I live in Portugal, I also want a beta keys :(
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#21  Edited By WallacetheGreat

I heard there were beta coeds here!?!?!?
 
OH, beta codes. Now I feel silly.

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#22  Edited By SeeDsTOHR

Just dropping a line hoping for a beta key i tried so hard on twitter and facebook, here is hoping.

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#23  Edited By Red

A beta for MAG? 
 
 
AWESOME!

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#24  Edited By Revenant86

I Really like how you can fight at your own pace. i think it really makes the squad based play come out.

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#25  Edited By taco484

I believe I have met all the determined criteria, and qualify for this! select me please!

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#26  Edited By insanejedi

MASSIVE ACTION GAMEEEE!

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#27  Edited By NTM

So, you want me to put a comment on Fri and not today? That's what it says. I'll wait and add another comment. Ha ha ha.
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I would like one PLZ!!!!!! 
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Why I'd love one!

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#30  Edited By nachoninja

It looks good but I am seriously curious if 256 players will work.
Win?

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#31  Edited By inspectah

Cool would love to a chance to be in the beat

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#32  Edited By RsistncE

I own tha PS TRIPLE and...Ok I'll stop. I gots a PS3 and am Canadiana. Gives me the beta! Please?

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#33  Edited By jacobmccourt

MAF: MASSIVE ACTION FUN!

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#34  Edited By busterblade

almost worth A rainy day ram-en challenge.......  Almost

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#35  Edited By HeyLookIJust

Sounds like Disco

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#36  Edited By Williamdeb

I'd be way down to try it out. sounds confusing. but i hope it works.

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#37  Edited By SirPsychoSexy

I would greatly apperciate a beta invite my good sir.

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#38  Edited By Hoppondeez420

Giant Bomb, Brad Shoemaker.......pick me please, I'm the beta player you are looking for!!

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#39  Edited By BirthWild

comment on WHAT!?

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#40  Edited By killerewok

I'd love a MAG beta key!
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#41  Edited By CodeMcK

awesommmmeeeee

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#42  Edited By jacobmccourt
@WallacetheGreat said:
" I heard there were beta coeds here!?!?!?
 
OH, beta codes. Now I feel silly. "
 
lol

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#43  Edited By nachoninja

It needs a new name!!

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#44  Edited By raikoh05

DO WANTS

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#45  Edited By ververdan0226

I would like a MAG beta key... pweasies...
 
I suppose if I don't get my wish, I could just rub Vinny's head, that'll grant me my wish... definitely.

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#46  Edited By killdave

 

  • A PlayStation 3 CHECK
  • US or Canadian residency CHECK
  • The ability to comment on this story  CHECK
 
 CHECK me in!
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#47  Edited By Rekka

In for a beta code!

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#48  Edited By MasturbatingBear

Masturbate?

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#49  Edited By packfan104l4

As long as MAG is better than SOCOM, I'll be happy.

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#50  Edited By inspectah

LOL i want a key lol dam i want to go to pax so bad lol

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