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MAG 2.0 Coming Soon

blog.mag.com: Everyone here at Zipper Interactive is extremely proud to announce that our next downloadable MAG update, MAG 2.0, is not only our biggest and most important patch yet, but also one that’s less than a month away!

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Xwow20082593d ago (Edited 2593d ago )

i need to get this game soon.
Also from what i read the 2.0 patch will do some major changes for the game that will keep the fans very happy.

Christopher2593d ago

I'm really happy with the level of support Zipper is putting into the game. I own it but didn't care for the gameplay at the start and figured they fix a lot of the issues.

Eventually, I have to go back and try it out with all the new changes. I may not like it, but when a developer keeps up the support of it like they have, you owe it to them to at least see what changes they've made.

FragGen2593d ago (Edited 2593d ago )

Meh... MAG wasn't even a complete game when it released, IMHO, so I'd hardly call them scrambling to redo the thing a major achievement.

MAG 1.x felt more like a tech demo/extended beta. That's why the initial user base left in droves. It was unpolished, unbalanced, had insufficient clan support, had no training mode or documentation to speak of (so SL's and CO's were completely incompetent), the GFX were undistinguished, the maps lacked variety and were locked to a coalition, the vehicles were pointless, no persistent compelling shadow war as promised, you could go on all day ... it just felt like they had worked so damn hard to shoehorn 256 players in that EVERYTHING else fell by the wayside in the initial release.

This is an effort to bail the water out of a sinking ship rather than "great support". People like to call out COD/MW2 on being glitchy and buggy every time it gets patched but zipper does it to the point of having to essentially rework the entire game and it's suddenly being responsive and supportive... talk about a double standard.

Christopher2593d ago

Gotta completely disagree with you there FragGen. It was definitely a complete game with a lot of action and gameplay. My issues were with choices in gameplay design choices, not in the overall feeling that gameplay was incomplete, because it wasn't.

raztad2593d ago

Well MAG premise is to have massive battles going on and it has been pretty sucessful at it.

Yeah it may lack some polishing here and there (as someone has pointed out animations are poor) but the rounds are pretty smooth and fun. Furtunately MAG core works very well and it is not glitched to the extend to be a heaven for cheaters.

Contrary to what you are saying Zipper have been supporting this game since day one. Listening the community and improving the balance/gameplay in several ways.

I'm happy MAG 2.0 is coming out. The visuals are even better (they were pretty acceptable for a game of this scale) and the upgrade/economy system is getting an overhaul. It is gonna be fun.

Blaine2593d ago

and think the exact opposite, and you will have a perfect description of what MAG is.

Here, I'll do it for you:

MAG 1.x felt like a complete and polished product. That's why the initial user base got hooked and played it a lot within a very short time span. It was well polished, expertly balanced, had great clan support, a training mode and documentation (so SL's and CO's could learn what they were supposed to do), the GFX were quite good, the maps varied and huge, the vehicles EXTREMELY useful**, a persistent compelling shadow war as promised, you could go on all day ... it just felt like they had worked so damn hard to shoehorn 256 players in that EVERYTHING else fell right into place and came together to make a very compelling game at release.

There, that's MAG.

**HOW THE FUCK IS HAVING A MOBILE SPAWN POINT NOT USEFUL?? Also, when the maps are so huge that it takes a few minutes for a mechanic to walk from the back spawn to the front lines to repair extremely important defenses, then having a fast and agile jeep to take you there in 20 seconds is also EXTREMELY important. You fail hard FragGen.

ThanatosDMC2593d ago

Well, he doesnt have the game after all.

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BattleAxe2593d ago

I'd like to see more suppression maps. If I'm playing by myself, I feel kinda lost in some of these other game modes. Some kind of co-op or Massive Zombie add on would be icing on the cake.

Orbis2593d ago

MAG was (and I guess still is) a captivating online experience. It's such a shame that it was released in an era dominated by FPS's such as Call of Duty, as a lot of people refused to come out of their comfort zone and give the game a genuine chance.

maruyuki2593d ago

improve on the first person animations

i think thats like 70% of why people thought the game looked cheap to most people

if they can get that down, and put some more rpg elements into it where you need to buy new armor and a like 50 different weapons and it takes you like a year to get everything, i think it could be a very, very huge game that everyone looks forward to

Dnied2593d ago

The audio as well

although I did enjoy it, I felt the audio / sound effects were terrible... especially in comparison to bc2

Vip3r2593d ago

That's what I thought when I was beta testing it. Animations need to be top notch to ensure the game doesn't appear cheap.

FantasyStar2593d ago

I agree. MAG overall felt very cheap and didn't provide that visual-flare that keeps pumps the adrenaline. I very much want to like MAG, but first MAG has to get the overhaul it deserves. 256p is seriously an awesome idea and I've participated in a few (after hours of grinding for ranks: totally worth it).

Nykamari2593d ago

Patch 1.07 took care of the animations and made them better. MAG is my favorite FPS this generation and let me tell you, I don't think I could play another fps until other match what Zipper has done. The battles in each mode is very intense and full of people that 16 x 16 seems like an empty parkinglot! The beauty of MAG is that it's always evloving into a new game. Look at it from release to now, it's not the same game! It keeps on getting better and better! I'm a 4x vett. 500+ hrs.

CryofSilence2593d ago

Yeah. I can't go back to other FPSs after playing MAG -- not that it's a bad thing. :)

CryofSilence2593d ago (Edited 2593d ago )

I've extensively played the Beta. The animations and sounds have received a major overhaul, as have many other performance issues. The game has a consistently much higher frame rate too. To this day, and I bought it at launch, MAG remains my number 1 played game.

Nykamari2593d ago

I'm on SVER( main account) but I have a RAVEN and VALOR too!

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MGRogue20172593d ago (Edited 2593d ago )

I tried M.A.G & it wasn't for me.. too glitchy, average graphics & no recoil.

I hate to say it.. but I'll stick to mah' CoD gaming, thanks..

CoD does multiplayer perfectly & I can't complain about anything everytime I play it..

BiggCMan2593d ago

so call of duty isnt to glitchy, has amazing graphics, and realistic recoil?? get the fuck out of here man. if the game isnt for u, then at least give reasons that make sense. MAG servers are amazing, the graphics are good, and the recoil is fine. ever since the new beta program, everything has been revamped. from recoil, to sound effects, animations, servers, EVERYTHING. call of duty has more problems with it then a cancer patient with diabetes.

thief2593d ago

"CoD does multiplayer perfectly"
That statement disqualifies you from commenting on gaming

Elwenil2593d ago

Yet another player who has probably never fired a weapon and certainly nothing fully automatic. At least go check out some YouTube videos and see what REAL recoil is like with similar weapons before commenting on what games have realistic recoil.

Pennywise2593d ago

You just described MAG as "too glitchy, average graphics & no recoil"

And said you will stick to COD. Hypocrite much?

Do you forget the 100's of COD glitch articles? Ive played COD and MAG, unlike you... MAG's graphics are right on par for the scale it delivers.

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R2D22593d ago

MAG was (and I guess still is) a captivating online experience. It's such a shame that it was released in an era dominated by FPS's such as Call of Duty, as a lot of people refused to come out of their comfort zone and give the game a genuine chance.they need to improve on the first person animations - i think thats like 70% of why people thought the game looked cheap to most people if they can get that down, and put some more rpg elements into it where you need to buy new armor and a like 50 different weapons and it takes you like a year to get everything, i think it could be a very, very huge game that everyone looks forward to. i need to get this game soon. Also from what i read the 2.0 patch will do some major changes for the game that will keep the fans very happy

ThanatosDMC2593d ago

So you're the same guy above^? Everybody take note.

vlastanovak = R2D2

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