190w ago - Below is a video from Sony's recent event in Seattle showcasing the PS3 Move system with SOCOM 4 for PlayStation 3.
Zipper Interactive's upcoming title SOCOM 4 is just one video game boasting the new PS3 Move motion-control system that is currently estimated to cost around $100.
To quote: "Zipper and "SOCOM" helped Sony leap ahead in the past.
When the PlayStation 2 introduced a network adapter enabling online play in 2002, the first "SOCOM" game was released to showcase this capability. The "SOCOM" franchise went on to be one of the PS2's biggest hits, selling more than 10 million copies, and Sony bought Zipper in 2006.
"SOCOM 4" is still early in development, with no price or release date set yet, but Sony has been showing it to fans and reporters in events across the country, including one in Seattle earlier this month."
Zipper's resident uber-scribe and Creative Director, Ed Byrne, sat down in front of a microphone yesterday to record a few tidbits of info to provide a little more background on what the first SOCOM video is showing off.
Though it's just a smidge past the 60-second mark, the "Director's Commentary" version of the SOCOM 4 teaser still has a few morsels of key information that make it worth watching - so be sure to invest a good minute of your time to check it out.
Of course, if you'd rather just see the teaser video in its original form, or just want to watch both versions for the heck of it, we have the standard edition of the video ready to watch as well.
196w ago - Today Zipper Interactive Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has officially announced that SOCOM 4 is coming for PS3 and 51N15T3R shared the debut video below!
Additionally, in the comments section he stated the following: "We stick with what we're good at and like to make. That doesn't mean that we'd never consider something else... except Mahjong – a Zipper Mahjong game just isn't in the cards."
To quote: I wanted to drop in and deliver some truly exciting news - on behalf of everyone here at Zipper Interactive, I'm pleased to announce that SOCOM 4 is indeed in development and is slated for release exclusively on PlayStation 3 this fall.
Of course, as with any new announcement, what you really want to know are the details: Who's in your squad? Where have they been deployed? What kind of threat are they up against?
Though we'll be revealing the answers to all these questions and plenty more throughout 2010, we don't want to leave you completely in the dark, so what we will tell you is that a militant revolutionary has unexpectedly seized control in an important South Asian country.
As the Ops Com, your mission is to command an elite five-man squad charged with stopping his aggressive agenda before it's too...
198w ago - Today the SOCOM Confrontation Online Team has announced that PS3 patch update version 1.61 is incoming, as follows:
Patch 1.61 is scheduled to be deployed on Thursday, February 18th at 2:00 a.m. PST (10:00 a.m. GMT, 7:00 p.m. JST).
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the forum. This patch includes adjustments to the following:
• Lighting of the night maps
• Scope line of sight
• Weapon movement while prone
This patch also addresses an extremely rare issue concerning the loss of Command Equity. Those who have been following this issue on the forums will know that our Quality Assurance and On-line Support groups have been unable to recreate this issue.
However, this patch places additional safe guards into the code that we hope will address the issue.
207w ago - Update: Sony has now confirmed that Socom Confrontation Cold Front PS3 DLC will be available in all European PlayStation stores from January 7th, 2010.
Today SCEA Senior Producer Mark Rogers revealed some details via PlayStation Blog on tomorrow's Socom Confrontation Cold Front PS3 DLC.
To quote: We've got some great news for all you SOCOM fans! We're excited to announce that the Cold Front expansion pack for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation will be available tomorrow for download in North America on the PlayStation Network. Cold Front is loaded with a number of new features and content.
Check out what's included in the new download pack below:
• New Russian / Eastern European Area of Operation
• Snow setting complete with snow effects
• New snow gear and camo for both the Special Forces and Mercenaries
• Thermal vision
• New ARMS RUN gameplay mode
• 5 New Maps: Uprising, Entrapment, Blizzard, Night Stalker, Vigilance
• All new mercenaries characters...