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!
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.
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.)