SOCOM: US Navy SEALs - Fire Team Bravo

Sony announces budget US PSP packs

Sony announces budget US PSP packs

One final software push?

Sony is repackaging a number of first party PSP titles in the US at a budget price point.

As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, a range of Dual Packs go on sale this week for $14.99 (£9.40) a pop.

You can pick up Secret Agent Clank and Daxter; Syphon Filter: Loganís Shadow and Killzone Liberation; and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo.

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SOCOM: US Navy SEALs - Fireteam Bravo

"SOCOM," my new drunken American friend confided after I'd asked him why everyone seemed to love it so much over in the States, "ish the peak of going-around-killing-people on the Internet."

"With a PS2," he added, at which point I nodded rather unconvincingly. "But obviously we love running around shooting people so much here that we don't notice certain things. Like the graphics. Or the controls." Or that woman's foot, I pointed out, as circumstance quickly overtook the subject.

I'm not sure whether it's my British-stiff-upper-lip-wot-wot conservatism or my many years of playing Counter-Strike with a highly organised band of ruthless killers (a loudly organised band of ruthless killers, more like - I once had the volume up so loud on Roger Wilco I had "RUN WITH THE F***ING KNIFE" bouncing around my head for the best part of a week), but I've never quite gotten on board with SOCOM. I admire it because it's the closest anyone's come to doing something like Counter-Strike on a Sony system (Tom Clancy winning the Xbox battle on about fourteen fronts, naturally). But I never seem to have as much fun with it as I do anything on the PC, and I loathe Sony's tortured online service.

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Sony acquires SOCOM dev

Zipper joins Worldwide Studios.

As the Japanese giant finalises plans for the launch of its next-generation PS3 console, Sony continues to expand its exclusive developer group with the acquisition of SOCOM: US Navy SEALs creator, Zipper Interactive.

Observant types testing early builds of SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fire Team Bravo for PSP have noted a headset icon on the game's HUD, suggesting that we'll be able to buy a headset and partake in voice comms when the game's finally released.

SOCOM coming to PSP

Sony fires off new details.

Sony has revealed fresh information about the PlayStation Portable version of military shooter, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo.