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

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 playing, that'd...

 
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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...   read

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Your first look at the SOCOM spiritual successor, H-Hour

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 the...

 
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MAG & SOCOM PS3 servers shutting down

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 on 01/28/14." I...

 
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SOCOM Mobile HQ app available for Android phones

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 phones. The SOCOM ...

 
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SOCOM 4 to really screw over secondhand customers

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 multiplayer access unl...

 
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Walmart exclusives in SOCOM 4, Michael Jackson: TE

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 Track for Xbox 3...

 
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Killzone 3 purchase grants access to SOCOM 4 beta

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 SOCOM 4.  Spec...

 
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PlayStation Move-enabled SOCOM 4 set for an April release

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 date comes as part...

 
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SOCOM 4 release pushed into 2011

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 year, we don't w...

 
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SOCOM PSP to require PSN authentication for online play

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. This afternoon,...

 
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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

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Fireteam Bravo 3 slated to hit February 16th

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’ portable take on ...

 
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Socom Fireteam Bravo 3 sees delay

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 shooter, but promises...

 
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SOCOM: Confrontation 'Cold Front' DLC gets detailed

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 five new maps, th...

 
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SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 gets dated, pre-order goodies

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 who are, you may...

 
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SOCOM remains popular on PSN, beating Killzone 2

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 Rogers said that t...

 
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Preview: MAG

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

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

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. According to a Ripten ...

 
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SOCOM: Confrontation patch is live

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 hefty patch, and re...

 
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SOCOM: Confrontation update delayed until January

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 blog indicates t...

 
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SOCOM: Confrontation and Echochrome getting beefy patches [Update]

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 the game. In a...

 
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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

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

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. Sony’s ser...

 
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SOCOM: Confrontation now available on PSN, also MotorStorm Pacific Rift demo

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-length game, S...

 
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Get your blasting skills ready: SOCOM Confrontation gameplay

[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 after the jump d...

 

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