SOCOM 4

PS3 / Action / Release: Apr 19, 2011 / ESRB: M

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Rumor: Sony shutting down SOCOM developer

Rumor: Sony shutting down SOCOM developer

Sony may be looking to close its first-party developer Zipper Interactive, maker of the SOCOM series and MAG. According to the rumor, the studio is already in the process of being shut down, though Sony has yet to issue an official comment either refuting or denying the mounting speculation.

Read more: Goodbye Zipper? »

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2011 Video Game Leftovers: DC Universe Online, Killzone 3, The Witcher 2, and more

2011 Video Game Leftovers: DC Universe Online, Killzone 3, The Witcher 2, and more

If your expanded belt notch wasn’t indication enough, we live in a land of plenty, and Thanksgiving is a celebration of that. The day after Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is a celebration of finishing up that cold turkey and stuffing before it develops a growth. Just like we need to clear out the fridge today, the long weekend makes a good time to clear out our gaming back-log.

We’re in the midst of a bountiful game harvest, and everyone wants to play the latest and greatest to be part of the zeitgeist. But don’t forget, the calendar year has twelve full months, and finishing a game is gratifying in a way few activities are.

We’ve compiled a list of games that might have been overlooked, passed by, or left unfinished this year.

Read more: Six great videogame leftovers of 2011 »

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The video game release list of 4/18-4/24

The video game release list of 4/18-4/24

We're all awfully excited about Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat being released next week but don't go thinking that's all we're getting.

You'll also find Cargo!, the new game from Pathologic developer Ice-Pick, adventure game The Next Big Thing, the Prince of Persia Trilogy HD, SOCOM 4, and Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection. Read more »

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SOCOM 4 'Pro' access code system unveiled

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SOCOM 4 'Pro' access code system unveiled

If you buy a new copy of SOCOM 4, you'll get access to what Zipper Interactive is calling "SOCOM Pro," the company announced today. Pro access means you're part of a club with regular content updates from Zipper Interactive.

This club includes "Pro" custom game queues on launch day and throughout the game's lifespan, and two exclusive weapons (the M-16 and AK-47) within the first 30 days of release. The team at Zipper also promises other forthcoming freebies like exclusive multiplayer maps, co-op additions, and dedicated leaderboards. Read more »

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Resistance 3 beta comes early for SOCOM 4 buyers

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Resistance 3 beta comes early for SOCOM 4 buyers

Sony is encouraging purchases of SOCOM 4 with the promise of early access to the beta of another anticipated PlayStation 3-exclusive shooter, Resistance 3. The PlayStation Blog announced that if a SOCOM 4 box bears a Resistance 3 sticker, a voucher code is included. The blog didn't indicate what percentage of SOCOM 4 boxes will include the voucher.

Vouchers are also included in all Full Deployment Editions of SOCOM 4, which includes the Move controller, sub-controller, PlayStation Eye, and the Move sharp shooter. Throwing the voucher in as well makes sense, considering it's $149.99. Read more »

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PlayStation Store update: Red Faction: Battlegrounds, SOCOM 4 open beta

PlayStation Store update: Red Faction: Battlegrounds, SOCOM 4 open beta

Sony's weekly PlayStation Store update arrived, as ever, on Tuesday night, bringing new games, demos, downloadable content and more to the PlayStation 3 and PSP.

Only two new releases were in this week's update for everyone, demolish-o-licious vehicular spin-off Red Faction: Battlegrounds and pinball-ish, breakout-y StarDrone. Read more »

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PS Plus bringing SOCOM 4 beta, Ricochet and Swarm discounts

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PS Plus bringing SOCOM 4 beta, Ricochet and Swarm discounts

Sony has outlined the goodies and discounts coming to PlayStation Plus users in the next few weeks. As previously announced, the SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta will come to Plus users a week earlier than standard account-holders, on March 22.

Other additions that week include a PlayStation Move Heroes full game trial to coincide with its release, and a launch day discount on Swarm. It will cost $11.99, instead of $14.99, for Plus users. Read more »

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SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta this month

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SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta this month

SOCOM 4 developer Zipper Interactive has revealed the PlayStation 3-exclusive shooter's multiplayer beta schedule, a multi-step program that will see it rolled out gradually to ever-larger groups from March 15.

Initially, it'll be private for select "eligible players," who'll soon be contacted if they're one of the lucky ones. On March 22, PlayStation Plus subscribers get in. Come March 29, it'll open to everyone with a code from Killzone 3. Finally, on April 5, it'll become an open beta, freely available to everyone on the PlayStation Network. Read more »

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SOCOM 4 getting 'Full Deployment Edition'

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SOCOM 4 getting 'Full Deployment Edition'

Zipper Interactive has just announced a special edition of PS3-exclusive shooter SOCOM 4 on the PlayStation Blog. The "Full Deployment Edition" includes the game, Move controller, Navigation sub-controller, the Move sharp shooter, and a PlayStation Eye. The bundle will set you back $149.99. SOCOM 4 was one of the first core franchises announced with Move support. Read more »

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Daily Filter: February 2, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new media for Batman: Arkham City, Resistance 3, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Infamous 2, SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals, Anarchy Reigns, Crysis 2, DC Universe Online, Trapped Dead, Gods Eater Burst, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Rumble, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, Dying For Daylight, and the first media for the newly announced Kinect-exclusive Michael Phelps - Push the Limit. Read more »

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Daily Filter: January 31, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter is sizable, featuring media for SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals, Fight Night Champion, Interstellar Marines, Hearts of Iron III: For the Motherland, the just released Who's That Flying!?, Magicka, Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty, Ballistic, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, DC Universe Online, Radiant Historia, the HD version of Top Spin 4, the recently delayed Conduit 2, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, the newly announced Angry Birds Rio, creativity using Minecraft, Two Worlds II, and League of Legends. Read more »

"Saw a little about Interstellar Marines this weekend. My interest is piqued."
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Buy Killzone 3, Get SOCOM 4 Multiplayer Beta Access

Those picking up "specially marked" copies of Guerrilla's upcoming Helghast-blast, Killzone 3, will receive a code that grants access to the upcoming SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta, the PlayStation Blog revealed.

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"I bought the last Socom game for PS3 because it came with a free headset. That was one of the ..."
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SOCOM 4 Delayed Until 2011

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The PlayStation 3-exclusive tactical shooter SOCOM 4 has been delayed from this fall until some time in 2011, developer Zipper Interactive has confirmed on its blog.

"While we're certainly aware that you've been looking forward to playing SOCOM 4 this year, we don't want to take any shortcuts," senior community manager Jeremy Dunham explained. "Instead, we want to deliver the best and most immersive SOCOM game we possibly can and we're going to use our extra time to do just that." Read more »

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Zipper Details Main Character of SOCOM 4

Developer Zipper Interactive has revealed the main character of its third-person shooter SOCOM 4. Meet Cullen Gray, the Operations Commander (Ops Com).

A full bio has been posted, detailing Gray's fictional life and path to NATO's International Security Force (ISF). Here's an excerpt: Read more »

"is it me or does he look like he could be bear gryls(dont knw how to spell) cousin"
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PlayStation Move Hands-on Impressions

At GDC 2010, Sony formally introduced its motion controller, aptly titled: PlayStation Move. For those that haven't been following its development and unveiling at E3 2009, the technology pairs a camera (the already available PlayStation Eye) and a wand with a colored orb at the top.

Garnett Lee and I went hands-on with two pre-alpha titles here at GDC: SOCOM 4 and Sports Champions. Read more »

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