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PlayStation Plus subscribers have been getting access to a number of cool bonuses as of late, but a new MAG promotion may be one of the more novel perks yet. Following tomorrow's PSN update, a "Full Game Trial" of MAG will be available to download in the Plus section of the PlayStation Store. However, unlike most Plus content, you'll have access to this content for as long as your membership is active.

Of course, there's a catch: This is still only a game trial. Although you'll be able to play with and against actual owners of the game online for as long as you want, the full-game trial has an artificial level cap. You'll only be able to advance your MAG character up to level 8, enough to unlock access to the game's signature 256-player mode. Any experience you earn after level 8 will go unrewarded until you purchase the full digital license for $30.
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/12/20/un...ystation-plus/

Pretty cool little demo cause if you don't care about unlocking some higher level stuff - you pretty much get a free game.

PSN Plus just got updated with alot of crap today. Sam and Max Season 3 for free ($35 value), Crash Bandicoot Racing, DC Universe Beta, and a whole bunch of big discounts.
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http://www.joystiq.com/2010/12/20/un...ystation-plus/

Pretty cool little demo cause if you don't care about unlocking some higher level stuff - you pretty much get a free game.

PSN Plus just got updated with alot of crap today. Sam and Max Season 3 for free ($35 value), Crash Bandicoot Racing, DC Universe Beta, and a whole bunch of big discounts.
CTR, DCU, S&M Collection were all from last week... PSN doesn't get the recognition it deserves for being so freaking awesome.
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It'd be better if it were for PC.....
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It'd be better if it were for PC.....
That's talking way out of the subject, this is for Plus members to try the game for free for how long but with a level cap, so really no, it actually wouldn't be better if it were for PC because it doesn't have anything to do with PC.
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Man i love PS Plus.
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That's talking way out of the subject, this is for Plus members to try the game for free for how long but with a level cap, so really no, it actually wouldn't be better if it were for PC because it doesn't have anything to do with PC.
What i meant was that the game overall would be better if it were on PC. Because they should know that a PC has a lot more horse power to play a game with that many people on the smae map, SO the game itself would be better on PC.
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What i meant was that the game overall would be better if it were on PC. Because they should know that a PC has a lot more horse power to play a game with that many people on the smae map, SO the game itself would be better on PC.
It has more power to deal with the load, but the load would still be the same. So, it would be the same game; not being better on PC. The only way your statement could hold truth is if the PS3 is currently having trouble holding up the max player count, which obviously isn't, or if the max player count double or tripled.

I just turned off GT5, so here is a nice comparison... You can spend a ton of money building a car with 1000hp to race against cars with 300hp, or spend a significantly less amount building a 400hp car and still win the race. No matter which way you go, you will win.

That aside... I was disappointed in MAG. It isn't nearly as good as I thought it would be. Everyone seems so, distant... Running around confused like.
Plus, I don't know if it was just for the trial people or not... but being put on a freaking waiting list for such a long time is absolutely ridiculous. The matches support 256 people, how the hell could it not find a game to put me in...
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What i meant was that the game overall would be better if it were on PC. Because they should know that a PC has a lot more horse power to play a game with that many people on the smae map, SO the game itself would be better on PC.
Could you please stop?

Seriously, stop.

I am tired of all of these threads being jacked by people saying stuff about the PC versions. For God's sake, no one cares. Take it to your own threads. You people are just getting ****ing annoying.

Sweet that the PS Plus subscribers are getting this stuff, though. I never saw much merit in PS Plus but as of late, it seems like they're getting a bundle of good stuff. At least Sony and Microsoft recognize that people want something for their money instead of just playing online - Microsoft gives discounts on games and time and points to Gold members while Sony has been giving good deals on games.

Bonus to everyone involved.
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I'm inclined to agree. MAG would be awesome on PC.

But it's still awesome on PS3 so no complaints here.
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Did MAG ever really take off?

I have never purchased it because I never thought it would get big enough to have a half decent life span.
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