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Sony has signalled the end to online support for tactical shooters SOCOM and MAG.
UPDATE: Sony has finally confirmed that Zipper Interactive is no more.
PlayStation 3 tactical shooter SOCOM: Special Forces gets a free DLC pack this week, Sony has announced via the PlayStation Blog.
The add-on brings back the franchise's Demolition Mode, which sees teams vying for control of a bomb which they can use to destroy the opposition's HQ.
The pack includes four new maps, two of which - Bitter Jungle and Ruins - return from previous SOCOM games. They'll also support many of the existing multiplayer modes, while six of the original retail maps will also support Demolition Mode.
Sony has revealed its latest round of PlayStation Plus deals, which go live later today.
All members are eligible for the offers, including those using the Welcome Back offer's free subscription.
What do you get? Sony's EU PlayStation blog lists extra maps for SOCOM: Special Forces and MAG are available at 100 per cent discount - completely free.
Anyone checking out SOCOM: Special Forces multiplayer will get double XP "for the near future", developer Zipper Interactive has announced.
SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive has suffered a round of job cuts, owner Sony has confirmed.
SOCOM: Special Forces is out now on Playstation 3!
US gamers who pick up a pre-owned copy of forthcoming PlayStation 3 shooter SOCOM 4 will have to pay an extra fee to access all of the game's multiplayer content, developer Zipper Interactive has revealed.
Zipper tells all about title's tech.
Despite selling about 12 million copies over its decade-long history, nobody in the real world has ever heard of SOCOM. In fact, we'd hazard a guess that great swathes of those who've played the series don't even know what it stands for.
Neither do we. It doesn't matter. All you need to know is that it's a third-person tactical shooter with a chequered past, and Special Forces arguably represents its stab at the big time. It's immediately clear that the developers are going for the full Hollywood effect, as you've barely learnt the controls when the game's first exploding helicopter lands at your feet.
For reasons explained by earnest cut-scenes and interminable briefings from what appears to be Lorraine Kelly, you're somewhere in South East Asia, and there's a war going on, ostensibly against "farmers with shotguns". You (primarily) play Cullen Gray, a middle-class buffoon with more than a whiff of rugger and a yard-of-ale about him. As such, he's the leader of a pair of two-person units, and you can tell he's in charge as the rest of the squad are either Northern, non-white or female.
There's a SOCOM: Special Forces event happening in London this very evening.
The PlayStation Store has been redesigned. A bit.
There are new sections you'll notice when you tootle down the virtual aisles today. There's a top-level Demos category; a Franchises section to group all content by, say, Call of Duty; a Charts section for the most popular forms of all Store content; easier to find Themes and Avatars; and a more organised PlayStation Plus area.
Those changes are presented with a new cosmetic flourish.
Robot! Crane! Chicken!
Move-enabled PlayStation 3 exclusive SOCOM Special Forces launches in the UK and Ireland on 22nd April, Sony has announced.
It hits mainland Europe on 20th April and Australia and New Zealand on 21st April.
A beta is "incoming", PlayStation Blog Manager James Gallagher tweeted this morning.
The full list of trophies for Zipper Interactive's cap-heavy PlayStation 3 shooter SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs is out in the open.
Exclusive PlayStation Plus access to the SOCOM: Special Forces beta will begin on 23rd March, Sony has announced.
PlayStation Plus members will get automatic access to the impending SOCOM 4 beta, Sony has announced.
The news came courtesy of the EU PlayStation Blog's Twitter feed, although no firm start date was revealed.
Things will work slightly differently in the US however. There, anyone picking up a specially-labeled copy of Killzone 3 when it launches next month can expect to find a code within granting them access to the beta.
PS3 developer Zipper Interactive has promised gamers the recently delayed SOCOM 4 will be worth the wait.
Motion controlled Homeland Security.
As it states in the Geneva Convention, probably, you can't put a motion controller on shop shelves without at least 487 mini-game compilations to sit next to it. So it was with the Wii, and so it shall be when PlayStation Move and Project Natal launch later this year.
At last, Sony's new motion controller has a name. And it's not Arc or Gem, as you'll know if you read our live text blog or the rumours floating around the internet before the press conference even kicked off. As soon as it was over the audience flocked to the room next door, where Sony had set up 30 demo stations to show off the first batch of PlayStation Move games.
Supports PS Move all the way through.
This week's "surprise Sony sequel" reveal has turned out to be SOCOM 4.
Zipper, developer of MAG and all other SOCOM games, will create - shifting the focus to South East Asia.
"Your mission is to step into the well-worn boots of the Ops Com, a NATO Operations Commander of an elite, five-man squad. You must venture deep into inhospitable jungles, city streets and crumbling urban ruins to engage an army of rebel fighters and discover their plans," read the story description on the European PlayStation blog.