Neoseeker : News : Sony closes SOCOM studio Zipper Interactive
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Red 9 Mar 30, 12
Well, to be honest, a lot of the stuff they were putting out lately wasn't very much good. They strayed so far from what SOCOM was, trying to turn it into some kind of COD experience.
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rpg Mar 30, 12
never played socoms for anything except ps2, but I've played MAG and this is a frigging suprise to me.
MAG being the first online fps I ever played was a good way to get into things for me but then playing black ops, that kind of ruined the experience :/
I never experienced lag on MAG (256 players can be on a map my gawd) and teamwork is a must, plus healing yourself and rezzing was freaking kool and funny.
The game was great (unless the time I was on valor lol) and the only one problem I could think about it besides the unfair advantages on few maps (one map being impossible against sver I think it was) was the kicking could be abused at times.
MAG to me was unique and great but I can't say anything about the other games. ( so f'ing much for MAG 2 -.-)
I feel like sony just ran over my puppy with their car, over and over again.
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Sparky_ Mar 30, 12
SOCOM 2 is still and will always be my favorite FPS Online Multi-player Game. They did everything right in that game, from great maps, to an awesome Server Browser. They got it right with kicking people in-game as well as muting people.

Every Online Shooter I play now, I always compare to SOCOM 2, but they never live up to it. Sad to see Zipper go, even though after 2, the rest of the SOCOM franchise went downhill. Never played MAG, but heard some good things about it.

Best of luck to all Zipper employees.
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THM Mar 30, 12
Nothing lasts forever after all
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ositocarinosito Mar 30, 12
Unode los mas grandes creadires de juegos. duerte en todos sus proyectos
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Wakaman Mar 30, 12
quote ositocarinosito
Unode los mas grandes creadires de juegos. duerte en todos sus proyectos
One of the biggest video game creators/makers. Good luck with all your projects.


Just translating, don't mind me.
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MrGrimm Mar 31, 12
Does this mean they're closing down their Socom 1 and 2 servers? I still play that game every once in a while. Mostly nostalgic value. And other people still played it too.
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Cyanide Mar 31, 12
They got lucky with the older SOCOMs. They were amazing games, but they will never be able to hold up today. I'm glad to Zipper go. They were making too many bad descisions.
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rpg Apr 1, 12
of course, any time I get more then 3 notifications it's a spammer -.-
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Grimdark Apr 3, 12
Oh wow. I'm honestly shocked at these news. I figured Zipper was pretty much a pillar of Playstation since they came out with the Socom series. MAG was also a great game, but I'll always love Socom 3.

RIP Zipper.
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WipeOut Apr 17, 12
The best times I ever had playing online were on Socom 3. After playing that for so long and being dissapointed in SoCom 4 I switched to MW2, MW3 and Black Ops. Its a shame they strayed from the feel of SoCom 2 and 3. I really mIss the 3rd person over the shoulder gameplay. Adios Zipper. Best of luck to their employees.
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