Massive Action Game (MAG)

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    DarthVader1432 Banned

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    "MAG", which stands for Massive Action Game, is going to be released later this year I'm thinking. Its a Playstation 3 exclusive and it is entirely based on online play which will have 256 players in it. That is the biggest number of players in one game on a console ever. Hoefully its not pandemonium like resistance 2 was.

    Here is a video about how the game is going to work

    Here is the e3 trailer

    It is made by the same people who made the SOCOM series. Hopefully its much better than the SOCOM game thats already out for the ps3 and it uses some of the techniques it used on the ps2 versions (which were insanely good). Its going to be in 1st person mode unlike the SOCOM games though.

    Can't wait

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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Certainly sounds interesting. Big chance you'll get some wicked lag though.
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    DarthVader1432 Banned

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    maybe but ps3 has dealt with a large amount of people without lag (Resistance) maybe they will use same technique for this game. I really am not familiar with how servers can or can't be set up when it comes to multiplayer though.
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    I don't think its going to be too easy to fill the server. My friends have trouble filling servers / rooms currently on their PS3s.
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    Yeah heard about this game a while back. As you say, same people who made the Socom series before Confrontation - Zipper Interactive.

    They are gunna have to do something about lag though, I head COD4 on PS3 can be bad sometimes. Though obviously varies from person to person - 256 people is a big difference.
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    I agree, lag may get out of hand with this game.

    But before making a game with that many players they should have realized it before starting. So they probably have something going on to help it.
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    Looks really cool. I hope they go through with it, and have little lag.
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    Apparently they've made up a whole new server architecture which will supposedly by able to handle the large amount of players without lagging that much.
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    DarthVader1432 Banned

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    i heard of this too

    I think the rooms will be set similarily up as old socom servers have. (EAST U.S., as an example based on location)

    with a maximum of 256 people in one room(same amount allowed into one server in older socom games

    i haven't played the new ps3 socom yet(kinda old)
    Im used to the ps2 versions and psp version

    Lol, I'm already imagining making an elite squad that sneaks around the back and flanks while the other squads attack from the front.
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    You join a squad of 8 players, who then get dropped into a battlefield of 256. Sounds awesome, makes me want a PS3 :'[

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