The Problem With Revisiting Games

There are two situations that make it it painful to go back to an older game: when it's something you only liked because you were a kid and didn't know any better, and when you play a highly praised game. » 7/29/13 6:00pm 7/29/13 6:00pm

Sony To Kill Multiplayer For SOCOM 4, MAG In Early 2014

Womp, womp: Sony has announced that SOCOM 4 and MAG, the two military shooters that never quite managed to become as successful as they would've liked, will be losing online multiplayer support early next year. » 7/16/13 6:15pm 7/16/13 6:15pm

SOCOM Studio Hit With Layoffs; Sony Calls them Routine

Scuttlebutt has it that the Sony Computer Entertainment studio Zipper Interactive, maker of combat shooters MAG and the SOCOM series, lost several employees in a round of layoffs today. Reached for comment, a Sony spokesperson confirmed layoffs at Zipper, characterizing them as "normal business practice and a result… » 5/19/11 12:27am 5/19/11 12:27am

PlayStation Revivals On NGP That We'd Like To See

Many of the games being made for Sony's PSP successor, the NGP, appear to be build upon past PlayStation greatness. If that's how it goes, might we suggest a few more? » 1/31/11 4:00pm 1/31/11 4:00pm

PS3 Assault Rifle Misfires Even With Move

In multiplayer shooters, I'm the worst, and peripherals offer the seductive idea of an advantage. CTA Digital's Assault Rifle Controller, for PlayStation Move, looks like something that could point-and-shoot me to pwnage, or at least not sucking. » 1/19/11 1:00am 1/19/11 1:00am

This Is My Rifle, This Is My Gun; This Is For PS3, This Is For Fun

Alright, maggots, here is how you inspect, assemble and clean your Move-compatible Assault Rifle Controller, from CTA Digital. It's $59.99 and Amazon says it's due early next year. » 12/17/10 6:00pm 12/17/10 6:00pm

MAG DLC Escalates With 200 Percent XP Bonus

"Escalation," the three-way battle among all the factions of MAG, is available now on the PlayStation Network and comes at a discount for those who bought the previous DLC installment, "Interdiction" before Oct. 28. » 11/04/10 10:30pm 11/04/10 10:30pm

MAG Upgrades To Version 2.0

The 2.0 patch for Sony's MAG went live today, bringing with it PlayStation Move support and enough game tweaks and changes it could be considered a whole new game. » 9/30/10 2:30pm 9/30/10 2:30pm

MAG Beta Launches Next Week

MAG is already out, but it's getting a new PlayStation 3 beta next week anyway (clarification: MAG game disc required). Sign up for it and you can test the game's new skill tree, in-game economy and three-way 96-player battles. » 8/17/10 4:30pm 8/17/10 4:30pm

Sony Remains Committed To Massive Shooter MAG

It has been six months since Sony launched their massively multiplayer online shooter MAG and as with many online games, time has started to dwindle their numbers. » 7/23/10 12:00pm 7/23/10 12:00pm

Will We Still be Able to Play our Games in 20 Years?


I really enjoy playing old games. This will come as no surprise to readers that keep up with our Friday Old Games series. But when I do get in the retro mood, I almost always play on the real console. » 7/22/10 10:00am 7/22/10 10:00am

MAG Deploys Free Fast Attack Gear Pack

Zipper Interactive unzips its second free downloadable content for massive multiplayer shooter MAG next week, with a trio of special edition sniper rifles ready to make life more difficult for players with a love for wide-open spaces. » 4/22/10 1:20pm 4/22/10 1:20pm

Free MAG Content Incoming: Flashbangs, Fashion & Firearms

The first batch of downloadable goodies for owners of the PlayStation 3 massively multiplayer shooter MAG will arrive next week, according to Zipper Interactive, bringing fresh outfits, disorienting grenades and all-new guns guns guns! That new stuff is all free. » 3/18/10 8:30pm 3/18/10 8:30pm

SOCOM 4 Revealed, Franchise Returns To Zipper Interactive

Sony's premier tactical shooter series is back in the hands of Zipper Interactive and ready to redeploy this fall with SOCOM 4. Featuring 32-player multiplayer, what does SOCOM 4 mean for the future of Zipper Interactive's MAG? » 3/04/10 3:40pm 3/04/10 3:40pm

NPD Top 20 Shows How MAG, Bayonetta Fared In January

Well-read sales analysis enthusiasts are already well aware that some of January's most anticipated games did not become January's bestselling games. While some new properties, like THQ's Darksiders, managed a top ten showing, some settled for the top 20. » 2/15/10 6:40pm 2/15/10 6:40pm

MAG Review: World of Shadow Warcraft

It's the year 2025 and a mandated world peace gives rise to three Private Military Corporations. The rise of the PMC also gives birth to the shadow war, a raging worldwide battle fought for profit and power rather than political ideologies. » 2/02/10 2:30pm 2/02/10 2:30pm

Raven (and I) Need You!

Tomorrow I'm writing up my review of Playstation 3's MAG. But today, today I need to earn my command stripes and spend an inordinate amount of time playing the game. » 2/01/10 2:00pm 2/01/10 2:00pm