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6:15 PM on 01.09.2014

Get Even, Grand Theft Child Abuse & Senran Cook-gera

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...

Max Scoville


7:00 PM on 01.08.2014

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 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. .

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 PM on 07.16.2013

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 ...

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 07.07.2011

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 pho...

Nick Chester

8:20 AM on 04.18.2011

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 multipl...

Jim Sterling

1:20 PM on 03.31.2011

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 T...

Dale North

4:40 PM on 02.11.2011

SOCOM 4 multiplayer aims to keep old & new fans satisfied

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...

Samit Sarkar

5:20 PM on 02.10.2011

Zipper talks SOCOM 4: Lessons learned from MAG

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 ...

Samit Sarkar

2:20 PM on 02.10.2011

Zipper calls SOCOM 4 'the real first SOCOM on the PS3'

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...

Samit Sarkar



Preview: SOCOM 4 in 3D with the Move Sharp Shooter photo
Preview: SOCOM 4 in 3D with the Move Sharp Shooter
by Samit Sarkar

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 deliberate pace than the Halos and Call of Dutys of the world, the tactical shooter offers an ostensibly closer approximation of the nature of real-life military operations.

Zipper Interactive is the home of the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs franchise, one of the longest-running tactical shooter series on the market. The developer is returning to SOCOM after a four-and-a-half-year hiatus -- during which it put out the 256-player first-person shooter MAG -- with the upcoming SOCOM 4. It’s the first SOCOM game on the PlayStation 3 since 2008’s SOCOM: Confrontation, developed by Slant Six Games. With SOCOM 4, Zipper is looking to restore the good name of its marquee franchise.

I spent about thirty minutes with SOCOM 4 last week in New York City; the game was running in 3D, and I played with the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter, a $40 submachine-gun-shaped plastic housing for a Move wand and Navigation Controller. Zipper’s Ben Jones, a designer on the game, explained that the studio is looking to modernize the tactical shooter in order to bring it to a wider audience. That doesn’t mean this is a dumbed-down SOCOM game, though.

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8:00 AM on 01.20.2011

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 SOCO...

Jim Sterling





1:00 PM on 01.17.2011

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 dat...

Nick Chester

9:40 AM on 07.29.2010

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 y...

Nick Chester

11:00 PM on 02.17.2010

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. ...

Brad Nicholson



Console game in handheld: SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 photo
Console game in handheld: SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3
by Ben Perlee

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 handheld side of things with the PSP.

Sony is very much looking forward to the latest entry in the franchise, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3. Yes, the third game in the Fireteam Bravo side of things, this PSP franchise seems to have slipped under the radar for a while. This is a shame, as some of the features seen here are even ignored in console titles. If you haven’t played a SOCOM title, it might be time to pay attention. Follow the jump to see what I mean.

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2:00 AM on 01.08.2010

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’ po...

Brad Nicholson