For MAG’s Birthday, YOU Get the Presents

The PlayStation 3’s ‘massive action game’, MAG, is hitting a big milestone this week. To celebrate its first birthday, what could be better than a party where everyone is invited?

Zipper Interactive is having a party, and you’re invited! Come one, come all to MAG‘s first birthday. The online-only shooter was announced at E3 back in 2008 and after a few open and closed Betas, launched on January 26th to rather positive reviews. It’s been heavily supported  over the past year with a multitude of patches, expansions, with the developer even putting in support for the PlayStation Move. MAG really has grown up a lot. But what does that mean for you?

Starting January 26th at 12AM Pacific Time, and running through to the following Sunday the 30th, all in-game queue and “Happy Hour” bonuses will be increased. How much exactly? Well, a whopping 256% boost, with the number chosen for obvious reasons. If you’ve been meaning to get the Level 60 trophies for your faction, the Zipper folks say that this would definitely be the time. Also on the 26th, the Zipper QA staff will be playing online from 10AM  to 5 PM Pacific. Think you’re good at the game? Time to show off your stuff against the people who have probably played it more than anyone else!

Lastly, the two biggest game modes, Domination and Acquisition, will be going Faction Neutral for the duration of the promotion. If you’re a MAG veteran you probably know what that means, but for the uninitiated it means that the biggest game types will loose their PMC-specific nature to free-for-all. Anyone can defend any type of area they want. Let the chaos ensue!

What are you waiting for? The Shadow War awaits!