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%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;s only one way to find out for sure. So why don%26rsquo;t you join the beta, play the game for free, and help make it better? That%26rsquo;s right! GamesRadar is pleased to have the opportunity to give away 256 invitations for MAG%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;s private beta program
Above: If GamesRadar selects you, you%26rsquo;ll be able to access MAG%26rsquo;s beta until November 8!
HOW TO WIN AN INVITATION TO MAG%26rsquo;s PRIVATE BETA PROGRAM
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 ourcontest rules. Then, join RadarNation byclicking hereto sign up for our site. Already a member? That%26rsquo;s awesome! Login and scroll down a few pixels to read step two!
2. Now that you%26rsquo;re logged in, click on your Inbox, and send a new message toGamesRadar256. Tell us why you want to play MAG and why you think you%26rsquo;d be a helpful member in the private beta program. While you%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;T like people who DON%26rsquo;T follow directions. We also DON%26rsquo;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.
Sep 22, 2009