News European PlayStation Store Updates: 6th April 2011
Special Offers (available until April 13) Faery: Legends of Avalon (was £11
99/14.99 now £7.19/8.99)</ul>Playable Content MAG (£24.99/29.99) Dungeon Hunter: Alliance (£9.99/12.99) Red Faction: Battlegrounds (£6.29/7.99) Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 1 And 2 Bundle (£11.99/14.99) SOCOM: Special Forces...
News Happy Birthday MAG! May You Stay Massive For Many More Years!
MAG was a bit of an experiment when it launched last year
The madcap 256-player online multiplayer shooter had its critics, but ended up proving its worth. While never commanding a player base as large as a game like Call Of Duty, MAG has a very devoted audience that continues to play today. We still jump in every few months, such is the love...
News US PlayStation Plus Subscribers Net Unlimited MAG Full-Game Trial
Here's a novel way of killing three birds with one stone: MAG's set to get an unlimited full-game trial for US PlayStation Plus subscribers this week
The trial will allow players to experience MAG fully, but will cap progress at level eight. This is actually the best idea ever. Why? It serves three purposes: keeps MAG's servers populated with fresh...
News MAG Scores Version 2.10, Nets Multiqueue & Screenshot Features
If you're still heavily engaged in Zipper's massive action game, MAG, then you should probably know that a new patch has been released today
The update brings a fancy new multiqueue which allows you to line-up several game modes all at once. It replaces the game's Directive feature. The patch also includes the ability to take 720p screenshots...
News MAG Version 2.10 Drops Next Week, It's A Slow News Day
Zipper Interactive's revealed that MAG will get a gameplay patch next week
Patch 2.10 includes "gameplay and technical amendments" along with new game queue technology. Bit of a non-story this really, isn't it? Yep, we thought so. It's that kinda day.
News Zipper: MAG Still "Amongst The Most Played PS3 Games Out There"
Zipper Interactive's Jeremy Dunham has responded to claims that MAG is struggling to maintain a substantial player-base
Posting on Zipper's official forums, Dunham stated: This is incorrect MAG has more concurrent players than SOCOM Confrontation worldwide on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. This has been true for every month since...
News The MAG DLC We've All Been Waiting For Hits Next Week
Ever since MAG released we've always stated: "How cool would it be if all three factions from the game got to take part in one massive royal rumble style match-up?" Next week, our dreams come true
Zipper's confirmed that the Escalation DLC — which places 32 players from each faction on the map — will launch for $9.99 next week. The new game-mode...
News This Is Totally How You Play MAG With PlayStation Move
We've tried MAG with the PlayStation Move controller and it's surprisingly good fun
We're not sure personally whether playing the game with Sony's glowing wand would be our preferred method, but it's nice to have the option there. And that's not to say it's not accurate enough for competitive play because it is - we know of plenty of people who've...
A huge line-up of improvements made
MAG is enjoying something of a resurgence lately, with a sizeable price drop in North America and now the launch of a brand new 2.0 patch adding plenty of new features, including support for PlayStation Move. With an increased level cap, new skill trees as well as around 100 extra tweaks and changes, it's one of...
News MAG Patch Goes Live, Gets PlayStation Move Support & More
If you load up your copy of MAG right now, you'll be prompted to download a fresh patch which brings the 256-player shooter up to version 2
0. The update vastly changes much of MAG's progression system, aswell as increasing the level cap, introducing clan support and, of course, introducing PlayStation Move support. You're going to need to jump into...
News MAG Update Due Within A Month, Adds In PlayStation Move Controls And More
Zipper's confirmed that the long-awaited "2
0" title update to MAG will be available within a month. The patch will not only include support for the PlayStation Move, but also a redesigned skill-tree and increased level cap. Zipper reckons that MAG now boasts "the deepest character customization and specialization ever found in a...
News MAG 2 Rumours Pop Out Of Cover Like A Frustratingly Capable S.V.E.R. Player On Home-Turf
MAG did surprisingly well
Not only has it been well received by players - drawing many hardcore PlayStation players away from the likes of Battlefield and Call Of Duty - but it was also a bigger commercial success than many anticipated. It comes with the PushSquare office seal of approval too; we really enjoyed it (and continue to do so). It's...
News Check Out MAG Demonstrated With The PlayStation Move
PlayStationLifestyle's uploaded some fantastic gameplay demonstrations of the new MAG beta being played with the PlayStation Move controller
We have to say, the implementation looks pretty darn impressive. Movement looks fluid (if a teensy bit clunky), while snapping between targets seems fast and precise. No doubt it's going to take a little bit of...
News European PlayStation Store Updates: 25th August 2010
Special Offers Until September 1: Landit Bandit (was £9
99/12.99 now £5.49/6.99) Heavy Weapon(was £6.29/7.99 now £3.19/3.99) Zuma (was £6.29/7.99 now £3.19/3.99) Crash Commando (was £6.29/7.99 now £3.19/3.99) Crash Commando Combo Pack (was £3.99/4.99 now ...
News American PlayStation Store Updates: 24th August 2010
Games Shank ($14
99) Press Your Luck ($9.99) PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap ($6.99) MotorStorm 3D Rift ($9.99)</ul>Demos (free) MAG Beta Shank Trial Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Network Demo Add-ons Mafia II The Betrayal Of Jimmy ($9.99) Clash of the Titans Apollo's Challenge Quest Pack ($1.99) Guitar Hero Hanger 18 Megadeth...
GamesCom 2010 MAG Gets PlayStation Move Update
Zipper Interactive's massive scale first-person shooter, MAG, will be getting a PlayStation Move update before the year is out
No other details were given, but this should stave off your squad-based Move-controlled shooting needs until SOCOM 4 releases next year.
News MAG Gets Upgraded To v1.07 In Early August
Zipper's massive action game, MAG, is preparing to go through another round of updates next month, as the game gets upgraded to version 1
07. Detailed on the PlayStation Blog, the update includes a number of new features including a daily "Happy Hour" mode (which doubles XP for every first hour played in a whole day period) and some...
News MAG's Sabotage Mode Goes Faction Neutral
We stopped playing MAG because SVER always win
SVER always win because their maps are so bloody easy to defend. So thank goodness for Faction Neutrality, a new update to MAG's Sabotage mode. The slight tweak means you'll be able to play in your relative faction, without necessarily defending your own home-turf. For example: perhaps you're a Raven...
News European PlayStation Store Updates: 23rd June 2010
Special Offers Until July 7: Blue Toad Murder Files Episode 1 (was £4
79/5.99 now £0.99/1.49) PixelJunk Monsters (was £3.99/4.99 now £2.39/2.99) PixelJunk Monsters Encore Pack (was £2.39/2.99 now £1.19/1.49) Ferrari Challenge Pack 2 (was £4.79/5.99 now £2.39/2.99) UFC Undisputed 2009 ...
News American PlayStation Store Updates: 22nd June 2010
Sales Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Add On Bundle Sale (now $6
49, original price $12.99) Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing DLC 2 Metal Sonic & Death Egg Zone Track Sale (now $5.49, original price $7.99) Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Ryo with Forklift Character Sale (now $3.49, original price $4.99) Sonic The...
News "Interdiction" DLC Brings New Maps & Game Types To MAG
We stopped playing MAG when we eventually realised we'd never be able to beat SVER on their home-turf
Since then we've longed for a patch but, sigh, it's never really come has it? Still, new maps all together might fix the balance problem, and thus we have some excitement for MAG's new $9.99 DLC pack, detailed today on the Playstation Blog...
News Second Freebie DLC Pack Adds New Snipers & Light Armour To MAG
Zipper's just committed to an April 29th date for the second free DLC pack for their massive online shooter MAG
The "Fast Attack" gear pack adds three new special edition sniper rifles to the mix (Ravens HM 90 SE, SVERs SASR M, and Valors MK 14 Mod 1 EBR) that include a number of performance adjustments. You'll also get a new set of...
News European Playstation Store Updates: 25th March 2010
Special Offers Until April 1: 1942: Joint Strike (was £7
99/9.99 now £3.99/4.99) Prince of Persia: Epilogue (Pack) (was £7.99/9.99 now £3.99/4.99) Street Fighter IV Complete Costume Pack (was £9.99/12.99 now £4.79/5.99) Shaun White Snowboarding Mile High Pack (was £3.99/4.99 now £2.39/2.99)...
News Free MAG DLC Incoming, Includes Flashbangs, Uniforms & Guns
Zipper's confirmed that there's MAG DLC incoming next week (March 25th) and that it'll be totally free
The Trooper Gear Pack includes flashbangs, two new uniforms, new SMGs and three new LMGs. Awesome. MAG's going to have a double XP weekend to celebrate the new content. We're so going to be there.
Feature Multiplayer Cross-Over Is A Bit Of A Nightmare - "Twiggy" The Push Square Opinionator
It seems to me that every video game has multiplayer these days
More or less. And even when it's debateable whether a game should have multiplayer (Bioshock 2 springs to mind), the resulting component tends to be rather impressive. But that causes its own sub-set of problems, particularly for someone like myself who has to play through multiple...
News MAG Patch 1.03 Arrives At Some Point Today, Looks Big
MAG will be upgraded to 1
03 today. Hurrah. That means we get to dissect a massive list of upgrades to our now-favourite online shooter. The upgrades are "dramatic" according to Zipper, and it certainly looks like they've gone to town with improving the experience. Which of course, is totally awesome news. We'd summarise the updates here,...
News MAG Patch 1.02 Launches Today, Improves Medics
Zipper Interactive have confirmed via the Playstation Blog that MAG will be updated to version 1
02 today in the form of a patch. The patch will improve functionality for those playing as a medic, importantly removing the "medic" icon from those players with only a medical kit, and also the downed players icon only showing for those with...
News MAG Wasn't On The NPD Top Ten, Does That Mean It Tanked?
Not at all, valued reader
The NPD has detailed the top-twenty games in January, continuing our coverage from last week. With five days on sales MAG managed to outsell the XBOX 360 version of Bayonetta which pulled in somewhere above 100,000 sales. It's safe to assume then that MAG easily beat out 100,000 unit-sales, but the official numbers are yet...
News Zipper Interactive To Introduce "Balancing Adjustments" To MAG
If we get beaten by S
V.E.R. one more time... Seriously! MAG is a fantastic shooter, that's only really been hindered in early months by its slight balancing issues. Y'see, those who have played MAG will know - S.V.E.R. rarely lose on their home turf, whereas Raven often lose at home. The problem isn't always strictly dependent on the quality of...
News MAG Stays In The UK Charts' Top Ten, Dante's Inferno Enters At Number Four
Very little change this week in the UK's all-formats chart, with Mass Effect 2 still holding the top-spot
Visceral Games' reimagining of Dante's Inferno entered fairly strongly at number four this week, knocking Sony's MAG to a respectable seventh. By the way, why did Ubisoft moan about Avatar's sales? It's been in the top ten for months now...
News Battlefield: Bad Company 2's Multiplayer "Simply Better" Than Modern Warfare 2
The executive producer of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Charles Magnusson, has told Eurogamer
de</a> that he believes Battlefield: Bad Company 2's multiplayer is simply "better" than Modern Warfare 2."I certainly respect our colleagues and they have made a first-class title on the legs, but I think we simply have a better, richer...
News 128 S.V.E.R. Dudes Get Together To Just, Y'know, Say Hi
The bitter Raven player in us wants to make a snarky comment about this group of S
V.E.R. players who were winning so comfortably</a> on Domination they decided to just, y'know, hang out in the middle of the map. Apparently, still no one was able to take their Cooling Towers. Yeah, us Ravens know why, eh? 'Cos the S.V.E.R. map is horrifically...
News MAG Stands Strong, Enters The UK Charts At Number Four
We were kind of worried about MAG's sales
Oh, there are plenty of people playing the game to make the servers active, and the actual game is worthy of 4/4 on this very website — but if the initial sales were bad then, yo, it might mean less post-support from the folks at Zipper. Which is where MAG is likely to thrive. So it's pleasing to see MAG...
Feature MAG Is The Most Enjoyable Online Shooter I've Played In A Long Time - "Twiggy" The Push Square Opinionator
In 2004 I fell in love
My XBOX Live subscription had been running for about 6 months and I'd had many enjoyable sessions on Project Gotham Racing 2. But Live never truly demonstrated its potential until later that year. Halo 2 released. Prior to Halo 2, my only real exposure to online shooters on a console had come via Quake III Arena on the...
News Zipper: Others Couldn't Do MAG, PS3 Makes It Possible
Zipper Interactive has told VideoGamer
com</a> that MAG is "is what the PS3 can do and few others can."I don't even know if it's possible for multiplatform, senior designer Scott Rudi said. We're using so many architectural features unique to the PS3, like the Cell system, that I would be hard pressed to and I'm not a...
News Zipper Interactive Switch On The MAG Servers
We've had our review copy of MAG sitting on the shelf since mid-last week
As an online-only release, we've been waiting for the servers to kick-in. But with copies being sent out ahead of the game's launch this week in the US and Europe, it seems Zipper have finally hit that switch on their massive action game. We had a 37mb patch to download, and a...
News PushSquare's Playstation Picks: 25th-31st January 2010
Monday means we tell you about all the cool Playstation software out this week
Of which there is some. Namely multiplayer action in the form of Zipper's MAG. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: MAG Public opinion has been mixed for Zipper's MAG, but whether it ends up being a huge success or colossal failure, its scope and ambition is great...
News We'd Pay $1,000,000 For These S.V.E.R. Sneakers
Look, we're Raven dudes, ok?
We pledged our allegiance during the MAG beta, we swore on the oath. But you know what, forget it, because these S.V.E.R. sneakers are properly amazing. They've been designed by Cory Repp; alongside a faction-specific sneakers for both Valor and Raven. But they're a bit cack - we want the S.V.E.R. ones. It would be the...
News Kevin Butler Returns For MAG Commercial
Kevin Butler's back, this time to promote Sony's 256-player shooter MAG as the VP of "first person shooter relations"
Brilliant. MAG's due next week. We'll have a review in the very near future.
News Zipper Interactive: Quit Dissin' Yo, XBOX Live Is More Juvenile Than PSN
Zipper Interactive's Ben Jones has hit back at comments aimed at the PSN, by claiming that XBOX Live is much "more juvenile" than the PSN, and hence MAG "definitely fits" the Playstation audience
The comments come via GamerZines, who were at a launch event in London yesterday. Jones reckons that the immature comments made by XBOX Live users make the...
News Official MAG Websites Open, Play The Meta-Game Brilliantly
The absolute best thing about MAG (aside from the chaos in 256 player) is the economy driven, faction based meta-game Zipper has created
The way in which you join a team, and fight for the good of that team. It's clever, it's different and most of all it's expandable. It's unusual to find yourself in a situation where you're excited about the...
News Your MAG Dynamic Themes Are A Bit Dull, Will Serve To Remind You Of Your Affiliation
Some videos of the various MAG dynamic themes have popped up around the 'Net (via PS3C)
There's a dynamic theme for each faction in the game. They're a bit dull to be honest (well, compared to the Heavy Rain one), but they will give loyal soldiers a sense of pride each time they boot their PS3. Currently the three themes are only available from...
News Wanna Know What Your MAG Trophies Will Look Like?
So, we don't often post trophy lists and whatnot, but when it comes to big Sony exclusives we know there's a lot of buzz around, there's absolutely no exception
So, without us wittering any further, here are your MAG trophies; note: it'll take reaching the level cap with all three factions to, erm, get that platinum. Happy MAGing, you're going to...
News Sony Reckon MAG Will Be The "Tipping Point" For New Console Purchasers
Sony's told MCV that they reckon Zipper's 256-player online shooter MAG will be the "tipping point" for potential console purchasers to buy the Playstation 3
Sony also confirmed today that the game will release on January 29th in the UK."MAG is a very important IP for us and definitely a key exclusive for PS3," SCEE UK product manager Phil...
News Fanmade MAG Trailer Showcases Scale Better Than Official Attempts
Some forum posts popping up around the 'net have questioned MAG's scale; but those of us who stook with it will have unlocked Domination mode, MAG's 256 player, objective based multiplayer component
A fan video by venuslourdes (via PSLS) showcases that sense of scale better than any other officially produced MAG trailer we've seen.
News New MAG Trailer Gives Us Beta Withdrawal Symptoms Already
Here at PushSquare, we're way into MAG
Sure, we have a couple of issues with the game here and there; but in terms of achieving exactly what it sets out to (Massive Action), MAG absolutely hits the nail on the head. In fact, such is MAG's depth, it only gets better and better the more time you spend with it. With the final beta now done and wrapped...
Feature Co-Op Is Definitely The Future Of Online Multiplayer - "Twiggy" The Push Square Opinionator
Co-op is the future of online multiplayer
Never in all my years of opinionating have I been more sure of one thing: co-op is the future of online multiplayer. There'll always be a place in video games for the wrought solo escapades of a tight single-player experience, as will there always be the space for competitive multiplayer — but co-op is...
First Impressions MAG on Playstation 3
Patience, endeavour, team-work, intrigue - all words associated with Zipper Interactive's MAG; a wrought 256-player first person shooter stacked with the anticipation of simply delivering its namesake: massive action
It cannot be denied, MAG does exactly what it says on the tin; but only if you're willing to put in the effort it insists for payback...
News MAG Public Beta Kicks Off Today, Still Requires Stupid Amounts Of Downloading
There's a reason we're still yet to play MAG
It's not because we're not interested in it (we totally are), but it's because those downloads take way, way too long to complete. And that's the same situation for today's public MAG beta, which is, well available to everyone. Again, it's a short but sweet 37mb download from the Playstation Store...
News Sony Confirm Q1 Triple Header: MAG, Heavy Rain & God Of War III
This is more of a reminder to save any Christmas money you get this year; as Sony's exclusive line-up in Q1 is particularly strong
The company has confirmed that MAG will launch in January (29th), followed by Heavy Rain in February and God Of War III in March. It's also worth noting on the exclusives front, that White Knight Chronicles will also see...