You know, when I first found out we were getting 100 codes for the MAG beta test, and then learned we'd be doing a wallpaper raffle of sorts, I wondered to myself, "gee, will we even get 100 uploads?" Man, I'm an idiot .

I either underestimated everyone's drive for one of these valuable little codes, or I miscalculated how many people routinely visit our site…or both. Because now that all the codes are gone, I've totally lost count but I think there may have been as many as 750 submissions, which was just plain overwhelming. You have to realize that I had to look at every single one to insure it fit our requirements, and I also had to rename most of them as well. Then, after a while, a lot of duplicates starting heading our way and thanks to my ridiculously perfect memory (a curse, not a blessing; trust me), I would know if I'd seen it before. I was about ready to collapse last night and I couldn't leave the computer for more than an hour, 'cuz I'd come back and there'd be 25 more wallpapers! For a few seconds there, I really hated all of you. 😉

But you guys did an absolutely amazing job. I didn't see a single solitary offensive or X-rated wallpaper and only a few had logos or site names that I had to reject. The only other ones I rejected were duplicates – I think – and I'm sure I approved most; we got great stuff in the Nature department, and there were tons of wallpapers for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , God of War III , Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots , Final Fantasy XIII , LittleBigPlanet , and even a few custom-made ones for MAG . And there were quite a few hot babe pics, too, so it's a fantastic assembly. We couldn't have asked for a better response, really. And in the end, those 100 codes are gone, and I'd like to think they went to worthy individuals. If you uploaded like 20 or 30 wallpapers and didn't get one, I sincerely apologize.

The bottom line is that I'm sorry there have to be any losers at all. Oh, and I know some of you have had a few issues with the code, but everyone who has reported those issues have gotten back to me and said the code works now. So if you have one, just know these things are a little iffy but it will work. And as much as I hate to say it – I'm so wallpapered out – feel free to submit wallpapers in the future. You'll only get Author credit (provided you fill in the Author space, of course) but hey, that might be enough for you. And thanks again…we'll see a lot of you in MAG . 😉

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Daedusian
Daedusian
11 years ago

Wow, there were some really great submissions! Dlding some of them now.

But Ben, I know you don't want to hear this after all of your work, but a few of the Uncharted wallpapers named as "Uncharted 2" are actually from Uncharted 1. I think there's only two tho. Just fyi. =)

unleash_jad
unleash_jad
11 years ago

Edited by Ben D: There's just so much wrong with this.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 9/20/2009 12:44:19 AM

dso8515
dso8515
11 years ago

I think maybe you need to calm down a little bit.

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

shouting on your computer isnt gonna help you at all

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

OMG, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, Ben your the best bro!!!!! You guys rock, Can't wait to try it out when the servers go up ^_^, OH did I say THANK YOU yet? lmao.

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

has anyone who got the code got to play it yet, and if you have how is the game?

randomname
randomname
11 years ago

Can't wait till Monday!

I am learning how to do themes, when I get the hang of it, Ill be sure to post some Exclusive themes here at PSXE. 😉

schillah
schillah
11 years ago

thanks Ben!

on a side note…someone uploaded the same wallpaper i made lol the "MAG for PS3" one lol

Jackyl
Jackyl
11 years ago

Damn, I was waiting for some time off work to submit my entries.

You should do more of these contests for beta codes and what not. I'll save my submissions till then.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

We'll certainly try.

Russell Burrows
Russell Burrows
11 years ago

Good job Ben!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I'll admit. Once I read the article to win the MAG BETA.. I quickly became a member. I do pop in to this site every so often. (btw very superb journalism) I didn't expect to win. Send really hot babes, some nature pics, etc. Y'know, "stand out" And no BETA. I practicality have given up. Must be lucky pick #100 as I opened my e-mail to shock. Thank you Ben. Looking forward to monday. PSN: Logamus_Prime
See you in the battlefield

s360s
s360s
11 years ago

Thanks for the contest, but I didn't win. (sigh). Anyway you could give us the names of the pics that won?

Ultimateps3king
Ultimateps3king
11 years ago

heyy whats up with quor im a subscriber but havent got my code. i mean are they releasing them in batches or what anyone know plz let me know. thx.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

I got mine in an email earlier in the week. I think it showed up on Tuesday. Do you remember what email you registered your account with or have you checked it?

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Most likely you download it off the episode. If not call Sony.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Well Ben, you did a good job by not picking me. For some reason my wifi connection is always sketchy anyway. Thanks for bringin the other boys the flava as always.

www
www
11 years ago

Lol, well I dunno but I couldn't get myself to upload anything, I dunno if its because is another fps. Maybe if it was the Uncharted 2 Beta I would have had some montivation 😉


Last edited by www on 9/20/2009 6:44:27 AM

www
www
11 years ago

motivation! I mean

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm in the U2 beta, its pretty badass

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Did anyone spend the time to make a PSP or PS3 theme?

It would've been harder than making a wallpaper but I was going to make a PSP theme.
Though I knew I didn't have enough time left so I didn't enter. I'm good at it, at all.

Maybe a quick wallpaper could have gotten me a beta ^_^

EDIT: Or was it wallpaper only?


Last edited by Banky A on 9/20/2009 2:17:59 AM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

*I'm not good

HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

hey i used only wallpapers i got 4rm a very special website called interfacelift & i got the beta

Hestar
Hestar
11 years ago

Thanks so much ben and grats to all!!!.Just got done dling the game and I'm ready to rock some mag on monday!!!..Getting my mag code and hering yakuza 3 is prolly coming to NA has made my weekend :D!.Thanks again!!

Antu
Antu
11 years ago

Thnx Ben

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Seeing that Antu has already thanked you for the rest of us , I just want to congratulate you on a job well done .

persianhero
persianhero
11 years ago

screw this! i know that there were few codes to begin with but i submited very early…. it goes to show that these contests are usually bullsh**!


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 9/20/2009 8:54:15 PM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

So you only joined for this? 🙁
Ya'can't catch em' all.

HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

hey this contest was no joke, i truly respesct the website now & will frequently vist here 4rm now on

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Right. You didn't get a code so nobody did.

…sour grapes, much?

Solid_Rain
Solid_Rain
11 years ago

I have my code but it doesn't seem to be working right now.

Ellis
Ellis
11 years ago

i didnt get a code oh man

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

yay 🙂 i got a code. Downloading right now. Can't wait to check out this bad boy.

Bencsizy
Bencsizy
11 years ago

Hi Ben,
I sent you the PM! Reply please! 🙂

HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

HEY BEN
i often have trouble view ur awesome website on my PS3 browser, anything u can do 'bout that PLZ! by the way i also got a code & im excited 4 mon THX AGAIN BEN

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

I wrote a thread on that in the Forums, first have your PS3 at 16:9, then go to the internet browser push Triangle go to Tools => Display area=> Full Pixel then triangle again Tools => Resolution=> +2 and there you go.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

now, this was my kind of contest :D… i think building a custom wallpaper was the trick needed to get in… at least, it worked for me… thanks ben!! i'm not a big FPS fan but, maybe this game will convince me to like another…

here's hoping it does!! see some of you maybe on monday…

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

agreed, i made 7-8 custom psp papers, and i got my code..

THNX BEN, YOU ROCK BRO!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

HAMCHU I use this site on my PS3 browser and never have had a problem. I even uploaded all of those PSP/PS3 wallpapers through the use of my PS3 browser

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

i have the add overlap problem…

maybe you use hdmi, if you do, then i think that solves it… or you use a 16:9 as opposed to my 4:5 resolution tv..

ShaggyZBR
ShaggyZBR
11 years ago

i try… =~

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

eh, i never thought that would make difference. sweet jesus. PS3 is a powerhouse

mid10smaradoarg
mid10smaradoarg
11 years ago

Once again thank you Ben and PsxExtreme for give me the chance to be a part of the M.A.G Beta test i cant wait until tomorrow to try it out .
Now is time to go back to another beta Socom Confrontation "i hope some day they finish this game"

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

"For a few seconds there, I really hated all of you. ;)"

ah i laughed so hard when i read that.

so everyone with a code that didnt figure it out do not try to redeem it on the xmb you need to go into the store and redeem in the store.

there is a lot of downloading to do. maybe the servers will be faster on monday morning. i spent like 3+ hours total downloading stuff.

when i finally got in there was only one type of game going with 64 players max.

spiderboi
spiderboi
11 years ago

Funny thing– when i saw this post i gave the site to my friend thinking "hey, i dont think people do win in stuffs like this" so what the hey just for the fun of it lets see how he does. And lo and behold, he wins a code! Moral of the story- dont count your chickens before they go on winning MAD codes! hehe.. i tried joining also but alas, it was too late and too many have already joined in. oh well, at least im a good friend 🙂

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

HA! I don't NEEED your stinkin' raffle! Just recieved an email from Playstation saying I'm recruited. HA HA. HA HA HA!

Juust kiddin'; reckon the competition giveaway was an awesome idea =P

Just overjoyed atm. Yakuza 3 news, and now this =D *humps air*

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

Heh. Makes sense why I recieved my code on Monday: there's been heavy traffic. Still downloading after 3 hours =/

Hahahah, just imagine those who suffered the same problem and got given a code by PSXE xD

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

1) I redeemed the code through XMB to no problem
2) It musta took maybe an hour no bullshit. Downloading went fast. Installing no (Did that Saturday)
3) There seem to be only two playable modes. 32 VS 32 battles to no problems.

I'm a level 5. Honestly the game runs very smoothly. Creepy polish for a beta. It has been one day and MAG feels fantastic. Can't wait for the final copy. (And please.. easy trophies this time Zipper =/ )

benjasmine
benjasmine
11 years ago

i think i uploaded 16 and did not receive a code… 🙁

oh well, congrats to those who got it!