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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Well, well, well, what do we have here? Some price drops on a few of our favorite PS3 games is what.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
War broke out on my Playstation 3 last night, slowly unfolding like a deadly blossom over the course of seven hours.