MAG beta key giveaway

UPDATE Tues, Oct 6, 2009: This contest is officially closed and we are no longer accepting new requests for GamesRadar's MAG 256 closed beta program.

By now, everyone who requested an invitation to the MAG private beta program should have received an email from us with their beta key code and instructions from Sony explaining how to redeem your code, download the client, and play.

Thanks for visiting GamesRadar and thanks for your patience as we distributed these codes. We hope to see you soon!

- Tyler Nagata

With online battles designed to support up to 256 players, MAG is shaping up to be one of the biggest and most ambitious console shooters of all time. With 256 players shooting, driving, sniping, and blasting each other on the same map, it’s theoretically possible that MAG will be about 64 times more intense than a four player campaign in Left 4 Dead, 16 times more addicting than a 16 player Slayer match in Halo 3, and 14.2222 times more satisfying than an 18 player round of Team Deathmatch in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Or not. Who knows? There’s only one way to find out for sure. So why don’t you join the beta, play the game for free, and help make it better? That’s right! GamesRadar is pleased to have the opportunity to give away 256 invitations for MAG’s private beta program to the most important people on the planet: our readers.

Above: This could be you! Enter now for your chance to win a special invitation to MAG’s private beta program 

Above: If GamesRadar selects you, you’ll be able to access MAG’s beta until November 8! 


IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately, these codes are region specific. So we can only accept entries from US residents. This will ensure that these invites will not go to waste and that every winner will actually get to enjoy participating in the private beta program.
1. Read our contest rules. Then, join RadarNation by clicking here to sign up for our site. Already a member? That’s awesome! Login and scroll down a few pixels to read step two!

2. Now that you’re logged in, click on your Inbox, and send a new message to GamesRadar256. Tell us why you want to play MAG and why you think you’d be a helpful member in the private beta program. While you’re at it, feel free to tell us why you love GamesRadar so much too. Most importantly, MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR PREFERRED EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE! 

3. Wait patiently.

If we select you as a winner, we’ll send you an email with your code along with detailed instructions on how to redeem it and play MAG until November 8.

It could be today! It could be tomorrow! It could be early next week!
You can check this article, the comments field below, and Twitter for updates on our progress as we sort through entries. Just follow @GamesRadar for the latest.

A few hints that might improve your chance of winning: We like people who take a moment to choose an avatar for their profile. We like people who follow directions and are patient. We DON’T like people who DON’T follow directions. We also DON’T like people who try to create multiple RadarNation accounts to improve their chance of winning or spam us with repeat requests. If you try to abuse the system we will crush you.

Good luck!

Sep 22, 2009

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  • fallonpark - October 17, 2009 1:08 p.m.

  • universe343 - October 10, 2009 3:12 p.m.

    Yea dude it does. I still gotta add you man! But i will today! xD! I just switched to SVER because me and my clan leader (we are both leaders) need to be together to wipe the battlefield of all opposition. I wish the MAG servers were open on the weekends. *Sigh*.
  • STEALTHGUNNER101 - October 9, 2009 5:04 a.m.

    Im beasty at MAG it so awesome and it requires alot of teamwork.
  • universe343 - October 8, 2009 9:44 p.m.

    LOL!!! Dude the Raven is beast! Im never switching from raven!! My loadout: •I forget the name but its the gun with the circle clip. It has Adv. scope (red dot) and increased stability. •Pistol •Most expensive armor •Rocket Launcher •Medic Healer Its an awesome combo!!! :D and i leave one of the expansion slots blank because i only have 300 credits left over. But dude im beast at the game!
  • eVu - October 8, 2009 6:32 a.m.

    Universe... it was werid lol i downloaded that download it was on for 12 hours downloading lol!!! but before that it downloaded the new 1.22 patch.... loaded in to game and played it then stoped working reloaded game and it asked to download that 1.22 patch and a 300mb patch (it should of done this before i could play first time lol!
  • GODSACE - October 8, 2009 1 a.m.

  • universe343 - October 7, 2009 7:43 p.m.

    LOL eVu!!! xD!!! They had a bunch of extra codes at the end!!! Dude!!! The big update is not bad at all, the 2661.88 MB one... I downloaded that in less than 2 hours... then again i have Verizon Fios with 50mbs download speed XD!!! Ima now play MAG.. just got home from school and did my work!!!
  • eVu - October 7, 2009 5:30 p.m.

    But i entered after (or on the edge) of the contest lol. NOT COMPLAINING WOOT! Man the dl is slow may miss todays times
  • peregy - October 7, 2009 3:12 p.m.

    i also got it by the end lol,it was close,downloading now 3gb :(
  • eVu - October 7, 2009 6:43 a.m.

    SO.SO.SO many thanks gamesradar, i thought you wouldnt send me one, after all i was late to enter. What changed your mind?
  • eVu - October 7, 2009 6:07 a.m.

    Thanks Gamesradar for the code, Nearly lost hope :P
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - October 7, 2009 1:04 a.m.

    Hi everyone, Thanks for your patience as we distributed these codes. By now, everyone who entered should have received an email from us with a code and instructions provided to us from Sony. Thanks for visiting GamesRadar. We hope you have fun playing MAG. Tyler
  • universe343 - October 6, 2009 11:35 p.m.

    I GOT MY CODE!!!!!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!! Dude just stay calm!!! they will send them! i was at the end of the chain!!! WOOT WOOT THANKS GR!!!! eVu i hope you get one bro!!!! btw my psn is vadersdemise93! :D
  • GypsyPlaya - October 6, 2009 10:20 p.m.

    ok something not right its been over 5 days since gamesradar256 has been on and there hasn't been any codes sent out. guess looks like only codes we be getting in from gamestop. thanks GR for keeping us updated...NOT!
  • EvilElmoDaKing10 - October 4, 2009 11 p.m.

    25 levels in 1 day on sver (yawn)(im gonna be so beast in this game) 7 hours of playen to cant wait till tomorrow
  • eVu - October 4, 2009 8:55 p.m.

  • eVu - October 4, 2009 8:16 p.m.

    Stealthgunner what class you going?
  • eVu - October 4, 2009 8:15 p.m.

    Stealth i got 2 more chances now :P one on eu forums and the competion for the invent a faction. hope to be able to download tomorrow and play thats if i get a key
  • STEALTHGUNNER101 - October 4, 2009 8:13 p.m.

    Im waiting for the servers to b up i cant wait and im sorry if u dont get a code eVu. If anyone wants to play Cod5, Socom confrontation, Call of juarez, rainbow six vegas, or Mag beta with me hit me up (add me) at STEALTHGUNNER101
  • eVu - October 4, 2009 7:41 p.m.

    Thanks, i never found out i was anygood at writing in till last year *was my last year at secondary school* and i got sent out of class and so i was tasked with writing a story for preparation for my GCSE's my teacher was blown away.... i cand post another story if you want to look? in fact im going to post link MUHHAHAHAHA i wrote it early this year and didnt check for grammar or spelling so its ruff. Tell me what you think of that *its based in the fallout3 world* i also wrote my story in my gcse about fallout because i was fixated on it at the time

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