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  • Blog Post: Online Services For SOCOM Confrontation, SOCOM 4, And MAG Ending In January

    Sony has just announced that online services for three shooters will be ending in early 2014. SOCOM Confrontation , SOCOM 4 , and MAG will be losing their multiplayer components in just a few months. The news comes via the official PlayStation Twitter account. This will essentially make SOCOM Confrontation... More
  • Blog Post: Original SOCOM Servers Going Offline

    A few months ago Sony closed down developer Zipper Interactive . Now, it's turning off the servers for the PlayStation 2 and PSP SOCOM titles at the end of August. The following message was posted late yesterday confirming the decommission of the servers: On August 31, 2012 Sony Computer Entertainment... More
  • Blog Post: SOCOM Developer Suffers Layoffs

    Hot on the heels of the releases of SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals and MAG, Sony has confirmed that developer Zipper Interactive has cut a portion of its staff. Sony confirmed the layoffs to Gamasutra , describing it as "normal business practice and a result of cutting back on production resources after... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, SOCOM 4—Weekly Roundup 4/18

    It's a big week for new releases, with Mortal Kombat, Portal 2, SOCOM 4, and Conduit 2 hitting shelves, to name a few. On the downloadable front, Mega Man X is hitting the Virtual Console, and Section 8: Prejudice is available on Xbox Live and PC. Hold onto your wallets, folks, this could get expensive... More
  • Blog Post: Sony To Limit Used Copies Of SOCOM 4

    Or if you prefer, Sony and Zipper will be giving out a slew of bonuses to people who buy the game new. New copies of SOCOM 4 contain a one-time use code that upgrades you to "SOCOM Pro," which lets you enter into Pro-only matchmaking queues as well as giving free access to planned content expansions... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Reveals SOCOM 4 Trophies

    The PlayStation Blog coughed up the full trophy list for Zipper Interactive's latest entry in its long running tactical shooter. As you can see on the list below, the trophy list is your typical complete this, shoot that hodgepodge of objectives: Bronze Elite Ops – Complete a Story Campaign... More
  • Blog Post: SOCOM 4 Beta Dates Revealed

    Itching to get your hands on Zipper Interactive's tactical shooter SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs? Sony has announced details for the upcoming beta due out later this month. The team says a private beta will begin "soon" and will then be opened up to PlayStation Plus members on March 22 in North... More
  • Blog Post: SOCOM 4 Full Deployment Limited Edition Bundle & Pre-Order Stuff

    The game comes out on April 19, and fans of the game can get their hands on the ultimate SOCOM setup, complete with a Move controller and more in this limited edition bundle. The Full Deployment Edition is priced at $149.99 (normally, the items in it would be priced at $220), and contains: SOCOM 4: U... More
  • Blog Post: SOCOM 4 Dated, New Trailers Released

    Sony's PlayStation blog just revealed that Zipper Interactive's SOCOM 4 is getting ready to deploy to retail. The multiplayer favorite will be released on April 19, and Zipper celebrated by releasing this new trailer. You can also head over to GameStop [Game Informer's parent company] to... More
  • Blog Post: Buy Killzone 3, Get Access To SOCOM 4 Beta

    Just in case Killzone 3 owners don't have enough to shoot come February 22nd, Zipper Interactive has announced that players who buy specially marked copies of the game will get access to the SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta. Here are the full details. Zipper Interactive's Chris Roper explained the deal... More
  • Blog Post: SOCOM 4 Pushed To 2011

    The PS3 military shooter was originally set to release later this year and now it appears SOCOM 4 has been delayed for a 2011 release. Sony released the following statement: "We can confirm that SOCOM 4 will be released in 2011. The team is focusing on additional features which will help to deliver... More
  • Blog Post: SOCOM 4’s New Focus On Single Player And Move

    Original developer Zipper Interactive is back for SOCOM 4 and is ready to take on the franchise’s reputation for lackluster single player. This time around, players will take on the role of Ops Commander Cullen Gray over the course of a six-day battle against revolutionary forces in Southeast Asia... More
  • Blog Post: Battlestar Composer Scoring SOCOM 4

    It looks as though SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals players may have a reason to turn up the volume. Bear McCreary, the composer of the TV show Battlestar Galactica and Dark Void games has revealed on his blog that he's writing the score for the latest installment of Sony and Zipper Interactive's military... More
  • Blog Post: SOCOM 4 Gets Its Move On

    If Sony's Move motion controller is going to win over the hardcore gamer, the company will need big titles like SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALS to prove the new input device is more than a Wii knockoff. Surprisingly, the game Sony announced just last week appeared as a playable demo at the Move press event... More
  • Blog Post: Sony, Zipper Announce SOCOM 4

    Today Sony Computer Entertainment pulled the veil off the latest entry in its popular tactical military shooter series. The first proper numerical sequel to the franchise in five years, SOCOM 4 returns to the hands of original developer Zipper Interactive, which just shipped its massive multiplayer shooter... More
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