MAG Escalation: A Closer Look

"Escalation is a simultaneous three-faction battle for resources that supports up to 96 players, or one 32-man platoon for each PMC. The ultimate goal for each Escalation map is to earn the maximum number of points before time runs out or, if time does expire, to have the most points overall. Whichever team meets this goal wins the map and some additional Shadow War points for the cause.

Points are gained as Raven, SVER and Valor vie for control of wind, thermal and solar energy objectives — but it’s not as easy as just “running to all your objectives” and holding them until the end."

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plenty a tool2986d ago

but can someone please tell me. can you customize your controls in MAG?? because the reason i havent yet bought MAG, was that during the beta, i had to use r1 for shooting and i doidnt like it..

looking forward to a response

Dramscus2986d ago

You can't. They say it's complicated to set up on their end and uses quite a bit of ram.

Blaine2986d ago

Get used to it, because *most* shooters on PS3 use R1 as default button, and don't allow you to change it. In fact, contrary to you, I hate games that use R2 to shoot.

Chug2985d ago

But I can't stand using R2 as a trigger button, doesn't feel right. I'm glad I could change the button layout in Borderlands because it has R2 as default trigger and I couldn't stand it.

plenty a tool2985d ago

blaine: i bought a xbattle adaptor and wired 360 pad especially for shooters! i prefer r2, for me its better

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God_Of_Epicness2986d ago

The gameplay is not my type but I think I'll try playing it again. Who knows. Second time charm might just hit me.

raztad2986d ago

I'm so playing that beta.

MAG is so good and gets better by the day.

ESCALATION 1 vs 2, this game mode has the potential to be more popular than Domination.

AtatakaiSamurai2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

domination is my fav and i thought interdiction would be better. it's nice just like old battlefield games on pc just with more people but i still think dom is one of the most innovative game modes of fps online.

this one looks like it might be just as good or better cause there's a lot of thinking and strategy it seems but we'll see

oh how do you get in the beta?

kingjoker342986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

I like MAG a lot, its just i got addicted to UC2 multiplayer about a week ago and I want to get to level 80 in the multiplayer so that's all i'm gonna be playing till LBP2 comes out.

oh and to get into beta, next week in the ps store they will have a beta app that you download. Then put in ur mag disc after you download it, and you will be in the beta

raztad2986d ago

"this one looks like it might be just as good or better cause there's a lot of thinking and strategy"

Definitely. It's gonna be hard to keep 2 positions against TWO opposing teams at the same time. 3 factions fighting for the same position. Sounds crazy. A fully working chain of command, with a good OIC has to be in place to win the battle. I can easily see a hour long round if the three teams are roughly performing the same.

The_Claw2986d ago

there wont be a oic as its only 32 per faction. just sl and pl. so if you capture two points, then defend d, its your 32 vs 64 basically...thats gonna suck. im looking forward to the beta as well, i just hope they dont make this dlc. nobody will buy it, just look at interdiction...never more than 100 ppl in Q

dangert122986d ago

I never really noticed a developer support a game as well as they are on the ps3,I liked turn 10 for how they handled forza 3 after realease i thught it was amazing now zipper are steping it up if GG and Naughty Dog and other sony devs (as i prefer the ps3 now) could be as consistant with games they have already out man when the offical update of this game comes i will be blown away i mean i paid for intriction and i love it dont regret it at all but all this for free? O_O
I <3 Zipper

AtatakaiSamurai2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

its for free? o.O i didn't know that

hacking, what you mean aweful graphics? it looks like MW2 online graphics and in many cases even better especially when you consider the largest map on MW2 is only the spawn point area for a squad in mag.

the graphics online look far better than BFBC2, halo reach, L4D and many other online shoooters but no one says their graphics are crap. uhmm, i wonder why/ and mag has far better gameplay which is what you all love to say about other fps with subpar graphics right? o.O

here this isn't a really good vid but you can see even from the less than quality vid that the graphics looks like MW2 or even better.

crazy how gamers will hype mediocre rubbish and look to kill with hideous lies truly innovative gaming that pushes gaming entertaiment forward.

ddurand12986d ago

MAG does not even come close to competing with MW2, BC2, or Reach graphically. Are you blind? or have you just never played MAG before?

The_Claw2986d ago

agree w/ ddurand1. i LOVE MAG, dont get me wrong, and it is the best gameplay of any fps on the market, but graphically? no, its not even close to any of those games listed.

Blaine2986d ago

Who gives a shit about the graphics when the gameplay is so good?

Seriously, the graphics aren't bad to begin with, they're just less good than other shooters out there. It's actually a good looking game by itself. And the gameplay more than makes up for the graphics.

(Seriously, 256 players in one game, and GIGANTIC maps, what kind of graphics do you expect??)

Trroy2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )


Have you *played* MW2 and BF:BC2 online, and seen how bad the graphics are compared to single player? MAG *does* look better.

Get yourself some YouTube and do some side by side comparisons, rather than watching canned single-player gameplay trailers, puffing some herbs, and pretending those games look that good online.

ddurand12986d ago

he never mentioned gameplay. the gameplay is great.

and ive owned all three of those games. so dont give me that bullshit.

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Ravage272986d ago

i always wanted to fight in a 3 sided battle

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