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…
The studio that made the SOCOM series went kaput in early 2012. Its alumni re-formed into Special Operations Forces Studios and now bring you H-Hour: World's Elite, which as this video shows, is right in their wheelhouse of third-person tactical military shooters.
Womp, womp: Sony has announced that SOCOM 4 and MAG, the two military shooters that never quite managed to become as successful as they would've liked, will be losing online multiplayer support early next year.
As the SOCOM series slowly went off the rails, careening further and further away from what made the early games so good, fans were left with nowhere else to go. As anyone who liked early Rainbow Six or SWAT games will tell you, when it comes to tactical shooters, they just don't make 'em like they used to.
Oscar nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away earlier today. The 54 year-old died from complications from a heart attack he had earlier this summer. Duncan is best known for his roles in The Green Mile, Armageddon, and Talladega Nights—among many, many other films.
Zipper Interactive, a first-party Sony studio responsible for the creation of the SOCOM series and PS3 shooter MAG, is in the process of being shut down, according to Kotaku sources.
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.
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…
Unit 13 is the new shooter from Zipper Interactive, the studio behind most of the SOCOM games.
Zipper Interactive has released a new DLC pack for SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals. The "Pro Assault Pack" includes three new maps and two new guns—and is absolutely free, for registered SOCOM Pro members. [SOCOM Blog]
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…
Sony tells us today that SOCOM 4, for the PlayStation 3, will be out in North America on April 19.
Following in the trail blazed by Dead Rising 2, the next Resident Evil game may come from the Great White North. SOCOM developer Slant Six Games could be the latest studio tapped by Capcom to create its games.
The teenager who got so miffed at Sony over a game of SOCOM that he hacked the company's website has been sentenced for his crimes. He will not be hung, drawn or quartered.
This is Cullen Gray of NATO's International Security Force. He's going to be the lead performer in the upcoming SOCOM sequel. Sony published a small batch of screens, plus a profile of what makes the new Operations Commander tick.
Your perceptions of Tiger Woods may have changed of late, considering he's been accused of banging every cocktail waitress in the continental United States, but there was once a time he was a mere golfer, playing SOCOM on his PS2.
The best Kotaku podcasts are the ones where you guys and girls do most of the talking. Download the latest episode to hear some provocative calls about the year's biggest games and who deserves the heat for bug-ridden games.
Sony's Greatest Hits line of budget PS3 titles for the North American market has expanded by two today, with the release of Uncharted and SOCOM: Confrontation.
A patch, some clothes and Watchmen-themed costumes are out for Home this week. Street Fighter, SOCOM, Uncharted and Siren stuff is on the way.