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Monday, July 28, 2008

MAG (Massive Action Game) is a massive multiplay.

Yesterday Sony unveiled a game that is in progress. The developers themselves and Sony said that it is probably going to use the full processor and the capabilities of the ps3. The game is an online shooter game that involves 256 players at each area playing at the same time. They showed a trailer of the game and the size of the terrain is ridiculous!! Massive! If this game can meet what its meant for, then we could see a whole new leap in consoles. Look and be amazed! Its a PS3 Exclusive.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

E3 2008: Massive Action Game E3 Conference Impressions and Views

Get Ready for the Ultimate gaming experience ever!

Zipper Interactive's new massively multiplayer online game made an appearance at the Sony press conference, and we got to take a look at the trailer.

The developer of SOCOM is moving on to bigger territory with Massive Action Game, a new online title for the PlayStation 3 that will support battles with up to 256 players. Players will be split into eight-person teams. There will also be character advancements and character customization. We didn't get to see any in-game footage, but a trailer hints at Battlefield 2-style combat, but on an even bigger scale.

The footage itself showed a huge team mounting an assault on a military base, with the team approaching on foot and in tanks. An epic battle then raged with bullet and rocket fire all around. Eventually, the protecting team managed to protect the base. It was at this moment that the attacking team launched a second attack, with planes taking part in bombing runs and dropping a fresh batch of soldiers with parachutes.

We were disappointed that MAG wasn't shown using in-game footage, but as one of Sony's "beyond holiday season" releases, it may not be in an advanced state. If we get any more information during the show we'll be sure to let you know.


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MAG (Massive Action Game) is a massive multiplay

Recently we had the incredible opportunity to share with you a first look for the MAG project at the SCEA E3 Press Conference. We’re thrilled with the early responses from everyone and have been amazed at all the creative speculation about the game. If you haven’t seen the news, MAG is a new online shooter coming in 2009 where up to 256 players wage battles as 8-person squads in a new and unique World. You can watch the press event here or download it from the PLAYSTATION Store.

Though it’s early to talk in depth about MAG, we can definitely quell some fears we’ve already heard from you about how MAG will need to compromise on gameplay to support its size. Well, it may be massive but it is an action shooter at its core. You can run around and shoot enemies, throw grenades, and drive vehicles just like any other shooter except with MAG you’ll do it with up to 256 players. The team at Zipper was one of the pioneers of online gaming on consoles with the SOCOM franchise and they’ve used this knowledge to create a brand new server architecture to make an original game like MAG possible.

Here’s a sneak peak from one of our internal play sessions:.

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MAG: Massive Action Game for PS3 - Multiplayer


**UPDATE**


The Official PlayStation US Blog, Gives us a 1st Look at MAG. The Respective Title is a New Online Shooter Due for Release in 2009, Where up to 256 Players Wage Battles as 8-Person Squads in What is Deemed as a New and Unique World

MAG: Massive Action Game for PS3 - Multiplayer
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MAG: Massive Action Game for PS3 - Multiplayer



Zipper Interactive's, MAG (PS3), Promises 256 Players Online ! WOW Amazing !


While a Lot of People are Convinced that Resistance 2's 60-Player Online Battles will be Phenomenal, that Feat will Soon be Overshadowed by a more Elaborate Effort in Online Action.


Zipper Interactive, Best Known for Their Work on the SOCOM Series, Revealed a New Project Codenamed, MAG, ((M)assive (A)ction (G)ame) for the PlayStation 3 which will Have the Capacity to Host 256 Players All at the Same Time.

Massive Action Game for PS3 - Multiplayer



The Developers Said that Their upcoming Game will Have 256 Humans Divided into Teams of 8 (that's 32 Teams) Fighting Free-for-All (FFA) Style in 1 Giant Map. That certainly Sounds Fun, but we Know you're Wondering How Long you'll Have to Wait to Set up Matches.


That Hasn't been Answered Yet, but we Hope the Devs do in Time. Jack Tretton Has Gone Out of his Way to Remind People that They're Accomplishing All this in the PS3's Sophomore Year. What more Could be in the Pipeline as we Go Along ? We'll See

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MAG (Massive Action Game) is a massively multiplay


MAG - Best or worst name ever?

"Personally, I think "MAG" is a great name. Albeit generic, it seems to fit the game perfectly. It wouldn't bother me if it was the title of the final product or just an interim thing till a new name is thought up. All I know is when I saw the coverage, went around to everyone I know and said, "MAG FOR PS3 256 PLAYER ONLINE!!!" some changes in undergarments occured."

"I like the name, and honestly who cares what fanboys think."

"What needs to be a concern with so many people able to play is making sure this game doesn't get dubbed "LAG".


"Maybe they can avoid lag by have each PS3 act a part of the server , kinda like Folding Home . Anyhow , they're gonna have to get creative to get this to work well , and for the 256 players to be organized instead of just plain mayhem . "

MAG - Best or worst name ever?

"They said that there will be groups of 8 with a team captain for each group right? It is entirely possible for each group of 8 to have its completely independent host within themselves that shares information with each other captain, ultimately creating a chain of hosts in the game and not bogging down one individual with the burden of hosting an online game for each of the 256 people. If done right this game could be the greatest thing of all time. If not, it will be the greatest flop of all time. It will be exciting to see how this all pans out in the long run."

"Its simple, but perfect. Its a change from the stereotypical shooter titles we're used to seeing, i.e. "resistance", "gears of war" etc. MAG FTW!"

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MAG (Massive Action Game) is a massively multiplay



About This Game

The first next-generation game for Zipper Interactive (creators of the online phenomenon SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs), MAG offers a sweeping battle experience for a total of 256 players online. Eight player squads combine together to form a tactical military experience like no other.
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MAG (Massive Action Game) is a massive action game


Sony saved the final announcement of its E3 keynote for a concept using the placehold title of "MAG: Massive Action Game," Unveiled by Andy Beaudoin from Zipper Interactive, MAG — whose trailer looked like "SOCOM set 15 years into the future," according to our eyes on the scene, will immerse players in large online battles of up to 256 players. The trailer featured multiple terrain types, complex tactics, and sounds very much like a SOCOM MMO at this stage.

Character growth will be accomplished through an advancement tree, which allows players to fine tune their players throughout massive campaigns. "MAG will deliver an intense and long lasting shooter experience," said Beaudoin, who also described the game as "a workout even for the PS3 architecture."

MAG (Massive Action Game) is a massive action game

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MAG: Massive Action Game for PS3 - Multiplayer

The Messiah of Massively Multiplayer Online games!

MAG: Massive Action Game for PS3 - Multiplayer Socom of the Future

kotaku.com — Sony saved the final announcement of its E3 keynote for a concept using the placehold title of "MAG: Massive Action Game," Unveiled by Andy Beaudoin from Zipper Interactive, MAG — whose trailer looked like "SOCOM set 15 years into the future," according to our eyes on the scene, will immerse players in large online battles of up to 256 players.

"This is what all of us have been waiting for. The Messiah of Massively Multiplayer Online games!! "

"I'll be more excited when I see in-game footage instead of the pre-rendered stuff they spewed out today. All-in-all though, sounds like a great idea. Let's see if they can pull it off."

""Massive Action Game" has got to be the best name for a video game thus far ..."

"MAG definitely looks cool, but anyone think it will release before 2010? 2011?"

MAG: Massive Action Game for PS3 - Multiplayer Socom of the Future


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