MAG is unlike anything else on PS3. In fact, it's unlike anything else on any console system. To understand what it accomplishes, you have to look back to PC games like Joint Operations or PlanetSide, where massive numbers of players (i.e. more than 64) fought each other on wide-open battlefields. It's a sign of the times that the best example of those kinds of games is now a PS3 exclusive that you can't play with a mouse-and-keyboard. Welcome to the battlefield of the future. Now work your way up to squad leader and then be sure to open a chat channel to your platoon leader.