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H-Hour: World's Elite is your new SOCOM fix


Coming soon to Steam Early Access
Apr 03
To some people, H-Hour: World's Elite will look like a real fun time. Can't say I'm one of them because, well, team-based military shooters scare me. I can empathize with every single soldier killed in this video. If I were ... read
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Your first look at the SOCOM spiritual successor, H-Hour


H-Hour: World's Elite
Jan 08
H-Hour: World's Elite is the spiritual successor to the SOCOM franchise. After the studio went up, the team reformed into Special Operations Forces Studios and created a Kickstarter for a new third-person military shooter. The team met their funding goal last year and now we're seeing the first footage of H-Hour. The gameplay video here is all in pre-alpha, and it's looking pretty promising. . read
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MAG/SOCOM servers closing

MAG & SOCOM PS3 servers shutting down


'You mean I won't be able to play SOCOM 4 online anymore???' someone might sadly say, maybe
Jul 16
With one deft tweet, fans of Sony's exclusive strategical shooters might be disappointed. The official PlayStation Twitter announced that, "Online multiplayer services for MAG, SOCOM Confrontation, and SOCOM 4 will be ending ... read
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SOCOM Mobile HQ app available for Android phones


Jul 07
Can't get enough SOCOM? Need to check your stats while you're in line at the bank, sitting in a waiting room, or on the crapper? No problem, there's an official SOCOM Mobile HQ application that's been released for Android pho... read
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SOCOM 4 to really screw over secondhand customers


Apr 18
Zipper Interactive is planning to take the "online pass" concept to new heights (or lows), by introducing a code that unlocks SOCOM Pro.  The traditional online pass system, pioneered by EA, restricts online multipl... read
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Walmart exclusives in SOCOM 4, Michael Jackson: TE


Mar 31
Look at you, Walmart! Coming out with the exclusives for games. Aren't you cool! Walmart sends word that they have a couple of exclusive content bits for gamers. Michael Jackson: The Experience comes with Walmart Exclusive T... read
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Zipper Interactive is modernizing the tactical shooter with SOCOM 4. Designer Ben Jones summed up the accessibility-oriented changes -- which include regenerating health and a cover system -- as "the evolution of the SOCOM fr... read feature

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Between the development of the 2006 PSP title SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2 and the upcoming SOCOM 4, Zipper Interactive released one game: MAG, which launched just over one year ago to critical acclaim. That ambitious shooter set ... read feature

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Last week, I had some hands-on time with Zipper Interactive's SOCOM 4, the studio's first SOCOM game in four and a half years (the last entry in the franchise that the developer worked on was the 2006 PSP game SOCOM: Fireteam... read feature

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The tactical shooter is a sub-genre that has existed for many years as a more “hardcore” alternative to mainstream first- and third-person shooters. Often marked by squad-based, stealthy combat, and a more deliber... read feature

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Killzone 3 purchase grants access to SOCOM 4 beta


Jan 20
For some reason, Sony thinks that Killzone 3 fans love PS3-exclusive shooters. We don't know where they got that wacky notion, but they're certainly banking on it, since Killzone 3 will come packaged with early access to SOCO... read
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PlayStation Move-enabled SOCOM 4 set for an April release


Jan 17
Things have been mostly quiet on the SOCOM 4 release date front since the game was delayed back in July of last year. Well, things are still quiet, but the Wall Street Journal is pegging the game for an April release. The dat... read
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SOCOM 4 release pushed into 2011


Jul 29
No SOCOM 4 for you this year; Zipper Interactive, the game's developer, has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 title has slipped into 2011. "While we're certainly aware that you've been looking forward to playing SOCOM 4 this y... read
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SOCOM PSP to require PSN authentication for online play


Feb 17
In a move to fight piracy, and seemingly in an attempt to cultivate a culture of people who desire to buy their SCEA games new, Sony is bundling a PSN registration voucher for all UMD-based copies of SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3. ... read
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SOCOM is an interesting franchise. Back when the original released for  the PS2, SOCOM was seen as the multiplayer experience for consoles. Times have changed, and the SOCOM series has made itself comfortable on the hand... read feature

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Fireteam Bravo 3 slated to hit February 16th


Jan 08
Sony made good on their promise to give SOCOM: US Navy Fireteam Bravo 3 a new release date “in the coming weeks.” According to the latest information from the software and hardware giant, Slant Six Games’ po... read
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Socom Fireteam Bravo 3 sees delay


Dec 21
Sony has announced that SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 won't be making its previously announced January 12 release. Sony hasn't yet announced the updated release date for the PlayStation Portable third-person shoote... read
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SOCOM: Confrontation 'Cold Front' DLC gets detailed


Oct 19
Slant Six and SCE have announced a new and snow-themed expansion called Cold Front for the FPS SOCOM: Confrontation. Set to hit at an unknown date and priced at $14.99, the cold DLC is packing a flurry of content including fi... read
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SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 gets dated, pre-order goodies


Sep 16
Sony has announced that SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 will be available for PlayStation Portable on November 24. Yes, that's right -- a third one. Admittedly, I can't act too excited about this, but for those w... read
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SOCOM remains popular on PSN, beating Killzone 2


Jul 29
Despite being in abysmal condition at launch (and for many weeks after), SOCOM Confrontation has managed to stay popular with PlayStation 3 owners. Speaking with Joystiq this morning in New York, SCEA senior producer Mark Rog... read
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Last year at E3, Sony made an announcement that left a lot of people (including me) scratching their heads. The game announced was MAG -- an acronym for "Massive Action Game" -- and the trailer boasted an experience... read feature

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Rumortoid: SOCOM: Confrontation to get new maps, guns, factions and more


Feb 04
Slant Six is a busy developer. After squashing bugs and dishing out numerous patches for their hobbled PlayStation 3 multiplayer shooter SOCOM: Confrontation, the studio is allegedly moving on to downloadable content. Accordi... read
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SOCOM: Confrontation patch is live


Jan 09
According to a posting on the SOCOM blog, update 1.30 for SOCOM: Confrontation went live today. It fixed over 100 problems related to gameplay and network performance. Servers went down at 5 A.M. (EST) to accommodate the heft... read
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SOCOM: Confrontation update delayed until January


Dec 23
A few weeks ago we reported that SOCOM: Confrontation would be receiving an update that would fix over 100 different problems. These ranged from gameplay mechanics to network functions. A recent update on the official SOCOM b... read
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SOCOM: Confrontation and Echochrome getting beefy patches [Update]


Dec 13
Within a tiny timeframe both Echochrome and SOCOM: Confrontation will receive Trophy patches and gameplay upgrades. In SOCOM’s case, the version 1.30 patch appears as if it could fix many of the issues that we felt hurt... read
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I like it when a small amount of bullets kill an enemy. Any game that markets itself as realistic must have this essential property. I’m often surprised that the majority of games don’t do this. Take Far Cry 2 for... read feature

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SOCOM's stability is still a threat, patch to eliminate coming soon


Oct 21
The majority of people who played SOCOM: Confrontation have reported many of the same problems that the beta had. Disconnections, long loading times, and even game freezes have been reported since the first hour of release. S... read
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SOCOM: Confrontation now available on PSN, also MotorStorm Pacific Rift demo


Oct 16
If you didn’t know, PlayStation Store was down for a few hours today. It is now back up and packed with a bunch of new content. The premiere addition to the store today (and possibly the reason it was down) was the full... read