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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 ...
Hey there, teens! Who wants some keen news about the latest "vidz?" Well, too bad, because there's not a whole lot of it. However, there are some new details about Evolve and a trailer for Get Even that doesn't expl...
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. .
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 ...


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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
[video]107704:556[/video]SOCOM Confrontation hits stores this week and Sony wants to entice you into buying it with a few gameplay trailers. This first one features some basic multiplayer action, while two additional videos a...
Three months ago we mentioned that one of the rewards to subscribing to Qore service early was entrance into the SOCOM: Confrontation beta. Despite the fact that the beta is currently experiencing some issues, the guys at Ins...
Today, SOCOM: Confrontation developer Slant Six threw out an update in an attempt to fix some of the issues that have been crippling the game’s newly released public beta. Thus far, there’s a laundry list of probl...
Yesterday, Jim Sterling came at you guys with news that Sony had officially announced their PlayStation Bluetooth headset.Today, Sony Computer Entertainment of America have confirmed the headset's October 14th North American ...
Headsets seem to be the norm when it comes to extras that accompany big PS3 online games. Bundled with every specially marked box of SOCOM: Confrontation is a very sleek Bluetooth headset.The headset's color is a silky flat b...
It would seem that Zipper hasn't exactly been sitting around, twiddling their thumbs while Slant Six is busy ramping up SOCOM Confrontation for that September 16th release date. Unbeknownst to us, they've been hard at work on...
Scores of PlayStation 2 owners will vouch for how much joy the SOCOM games have brought to their console over the years (present company included), so it's not exactly surprising that interest in the next game, SOCOM Confront...