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  • Blog Post: Sony Closes Zipper Interactive

    Sony today confirmed it has closed Seattle-based game studio Zipper Interactive, the creators of the SOCOM series. Responding to rumors last week , Sony representatives sent Game Informer the following statement: Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm the closure of Zipper Interactive, a Seattle-based... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Sony Planning On Shutting Down Zipper Interactive

    The writing could be on the wall for Socom and MAG developer, Zipper Interactive. According to sources at Kotaku , the developer is being hit with layoffs and project cancellations and may even face studio shutdown. Zipper’s last game was the PSone Vita title Unit 13 . We’ve reached out to... More
  • Blog Post: Vita's Unit 13 Gets A Release Date

    Sony confirmed the release date for Unit 13, the portable action game coming to PlayStation Vita from Zipper Interactive, the team behind the SOCOM series. The game will release on March 6, 2012. The PlayStation Vita itself launches in North America and Europe on February 22, 2012. More
  • Blog Post: Socom Dev Announces Unit 13 For Vita

    Zipper Interactive, the Seattle-based developer best known for crafting the original SOCOM series, announced it's developing a new shooter for the PlayStation Vita called Unit 13. Players will choose one of six operatives in the game, each with unique abilities, as they fight through 36 missions... 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: 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 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: Full-Game Trial Of MAG On PSN Tomorrow

    To celebrate MAG hitting "greatest hits" status, Sony is dropping the price of the game down to $29.99 and putting a free trial up for PlayStation Plus subscribers. According to the PlayStation Blog , PlayStation Plus subscribers can access the free "full-game trial" on December 21... More
  • Blog Post: Unlock New Character Slots In MAG For Recurring Fee

    Earlier this summer, Sony promised us they are not abandoning MAG , and a couple weeks ago we heard about some of the changes coming to the online shooter. It looks like one of the ways they plan to continue supporting the game is through the use of recurring microtransactions. You can now pay a small... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Not Abandoning MAG

    Though the game didn't blow any multiplayer records away, Sony staff producer Ken Inagaku, Sr. says that "SCEA and Zipper are fully committed to supporting MAG indefinitely." In a response to Kotaku , Inagaku touts the post-release support that MAG has enjoyed to date. The game has had... 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
  • Blog Post: Play MAG For Free

    Socom fans are probably already busy playing the beta for Zipper Interactive’s new military shooter MAG, but anyone interested in taking part in 256-player online domination matches might want to hop in on the beta, which starts today. Zipper was having some server hiccups this morning, but it... More
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