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The important differences between first-person and third-person games

Picture this: you are a game developer, and you are currently working on a shooter. Obviously you are going to design weapons that pack a punch, program the AI so that it can adapt to sundry in-game situations , and design environments that can accommodate multiple combat tactics and strategies that can range from… » 8/27/15 6:30am Thursday 6:30am

Unit 13 Proves That the PlayStation Vita Can Deliver a Full-Console Experience in the Palms of Your Hands

People love Nathan Drake. And it's safe to say that Uncharted: Golden Abyss will be the premiere adventure title for the Vita. However, it's looking like Unit 13—from Zipper Interactive, the developer behind SOCOM and MAG—will be the one you'll want to sate that thirst for Rainbow Six-style antics. » 1/11/12 2:00pm 1/11/12 2:00pm

See How Unit 13 Brings Touch-Happy Tactical Shooting to the PlayStation Vita

Here's a look at the upcoming portable from the makers of the SOCOM games. You'll see how the same kind of tactical focus has been revisited and rebuilt for a portable and more social experience, as previously noted by our own Stephen Totilo. With the fact that the Vita's a dual-stick handheld, this could be a… » 12/20/11 3:40pm 12/20/11 3:40pm

SOCOM Studio Hit With Layoffs; Sony Calls them Routine

Scuttlebutt has it that the Sony Computer Entertainment studio Zipper Interactive, maker of combat shooters MAG and the SOCOM series, lost several employees in a round of layoffs today. Reached for comment, a Sony spokesperson confirmed layoffs at Zipper, characterizing them as "normal business practice and a result… » 5/19/11 12:27am 5/19/11 12:27am