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MAG and SOCOM: Confrontation shutting down, SOCOM 4 losing online features in January

Come January 28, 2014, the SOCOM series will essentially be over as Sony will be shutting down online functionality for Slant Six’s SOCOM Confrontation and Zipper’s SOCOM 4, both of which were PS3 games and the last of the series to have servers running. Furthermore, Zipper’s MAG, the online FPS that supported 256-player battles, is […]

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  • SOCOM franchise not canned, says Yoshida

    Sony’s president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has told the US Official PlayStation Magazine hasn’t cancelled the SOCOM franchise. “It’s not done. We never retire any franchise,” he said before using Sly Cooper as an example of a franchise rebirth. Yoshida added “it’s sometimes good to have a fresh look at the franchises we have,” […]

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  • Rumor - Zipper Interactive was working on a PS4 game before being shuttered

    Internet sleuth Superannuation has found the resumes of former Zipper Interactive employees which state the firm was developing a game for the next Sony console before the studio was shuttered.

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  • Sony to shut down SOCOM PS2-PSP servers

    Sony’s announced the closure of online servers for eight SOCOM titles, from the original SOCOM: US Navy Seals on PS2 to SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike on PSP.

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  • Sony confirms Zipper Interactive closure

    Sony has confirmed the closure of SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive after rumors of lay-offs surfaced last week.

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  • Rumour: Sony set to close Zipper Interactive - details

    Sony’s is in the process of laying off staff at SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive to the extent it could be considered a total shutdown of the studio, according to Kotaku.

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  • Unit 13 Training Videos: Part 3 – Sharing and Competing

    Zipper Interactive has posted the third and final installment of its Training Video series for Unit 13. The video, called Sharing and Competing, introduces the viewer to the game’s networking capabilities and the always-on leaderboards. It also takes a look at the Daily Challenges, High Value Target sharing via Near, and the new two-player co-operative […]

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  • Unit 13 Training Videos: Part 2 – Game Types

    Zipper Interactive has posted the second installment of its Training Video series for Unit 13, which lands on the PS Store Friday, March 9 for Vita. The video, called Game Types, introduces the viewer to various mission types and provides advice on how to best approach them while going over basic mission rules and tactical […]

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  • Unit 13 launch trailer shows core shooting in your palms

    Zipper Interactive’s effort might not be the Vita shooter you’re waiting for, but it shows off the systems core potential and looks pretty neat in its own light.

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  • Unit 13 video shows you the controls, how to score, provides strategies

    Sony has released a how-to video for Unit 13 called: Part 1, “How to Play” which covers the controls, tactical combat strategies and the scoring system. The next two videos will discuss Game Types and Sharing and Competing and will be released “in the near future.” Unit 13 will be available on March 6 for […]

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  • Unit 13 Trophy list and Vita functionality video released

    Zipper Interactive has released a Trophy list and video for Unit 13, which drops players into an elite group of operatives out to “stop the world’s deadliest threats.” The Vita shooter will contain over 40 Trophies including a few which will require some “serious detective work to uncover,” and you can view the entire list […]

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  • Zipper's Unit 13 launching on March 6

    Sony’s announced it’s to release Unit 13 in the US on March 6. The Vita shooter, from SOCOM and MAG developer Zipper Interactive, emerged around the end of last year, and was already promised for around the launch of the new handheld. The game will come with co-op and 3G support. Thanks, Joystiq.

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  • Zipper releases new trailer for Unit 13

    Zipper Interactive is showing off their first PlayStation Vita game today with a new developer walkthrough. The new video features game director Seth Luisi walking players through a bunch of Unit 13′s more unique features along with plenty of in-game footage.

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  • Unit 13 gets first trailer following last night's unveil

    Sony’s released the first trailer for Unit 13, the Zipper Interactive third-person shooter announced last night for Vita at a European showcase in London. Take a look after the break. The game’s being promised for “around” Vita’s EU launch on February 22. Get the rest of the European launch lineup here.

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  • Vita gets EU launch line-up, Motorstorm RC and Unit 13

    Sony’s announced its first-party EU launch line-up for Vita, as well as confirming Evolution’s MotorStorm RC and Zipper Interactive’s Unit 13.

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  • SOCOM 4 DLC adds Evac, brings back Demolition mode

    Long-time series fans are in for a treat with the latest SOCOM 4: US Navy Seals DLC packs, which includes the much-loved Demolition mode.

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  • Zipper details free SOCOM 4 DLC

    Zipper’s detailed on the US PS Blog free DLC for PS Plus and SOCOM Pro users for SOCOM 4.

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  • Report - 33 staff laid off at Zipper Interactive

    According to a Kotaku report, 33 people have been made redundant at Zipper Interactive. Sony said that the layoffs from the SOCOM and MAG developer was “normal business practice and a result of cutting back on production resources after the launch of two major franchises.” Zipper launched new massively multiplayer IP MAG back in January […]

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  • SOCOM: Special Forces gets launch trailer with UK release

    SOCOM: Special Forces releases in the UK today, after seeing a US release on Tuesday as SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs.

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  • New Sony commerical stars the VP of Silent but Deadly

    Sony has released a new “It Only Does…” commercial, and this time our VP of Everything is pushing SOCOM 4.

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