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Thomas Was Alone, Unit 13 free on PlayStation Plus this week

Sony expands its Instant Game Collection this week with Thomas Was Alone and Unit 13, which will be released as free downloads for PlayStation Plus subscribers starting tomorrow. Mike Bithell's Thomas Was Alone, available for both the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, takes a gang of quadrilateral...

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MAG, SOCOM PS3 servers signing off for good

Servers for MAG, SOCOM 4, and SOCOM: Confrontation are shutting down on January 28, 2014, Sony has announced. As it stands, the server shutdowns will essentially make MAG and Confrontation obsolete, due to their reliance on online play. The news follows the closure of MAG and SOCOM studio Zipper...

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SOCOM vets form casual studio, seeking Kickstarter support

A team of vets displaced after Zipper Interactive closed have reformed as Nobodinos (pronounced: nobody knows) and are currently seeking funds through Kickstarter. GI.biz reports the studio launched shortly after Zipper shuttered, and has been at work on Bottom Feeders, a casual multiplatform...

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Yoshida on SOCOM: We 'never retire any franchise'

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, wants to quell fears that we'll never see another entry in the SOCOM franchise. Even though series creators Zipper Interactive was shuttered back in March, "never say never," he said. "It's not done. We never retire any franchise," Yoshida told...

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PS2 and PSP SOCOM servers shutting down at the end of August

Amazingly, Zipper Interactive servers for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs have continued to be active since the game's original debut on the PlayStation 2 in 2002, meaning that crazy people dedicated fans with online adapter-equipped PS2s have been able to keep playing for nearly 10 years. Now though, since...

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Sony confirms Zipper Interactive closure

Today has been a rough one for the games industry. Following massive layoffs at Sega today, Sony has confirmed Zipper Interactive's closure after it was rumored last week. In a statement given to Game Informer, a Sony representative stated the move was the "result of a normal cycle of resource...

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Rumor: Sony shutting down SOCOM dev Zipper Interactive

Sony may be on the verge of closing down its shooter studio, Zipper Interactive. According to Kotaku sources, there's been "chatter for several days" about an impending closure and the possible cancellation of a current project. Sony has not commented on the situation. Those with short memories may...

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Unit 13 review: Fired up, feels okay

Developer Zipper Interactive cut its teeth on the PlayStation 2 with the SOCOM series, becoming legend to military shooter fans with a trio of outstanding titles. In the following generation, however, Zipper hasn't been as consistent. Initially, my time with Unit 13, the dev's new military shooter...

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Unit 13 launch trailer shoots a lot of bad men

If video games have taught us anything, it's that dudes who cover their face are the bad guys....

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Unit 13 trailer shows us how to play

Because pushing all of the buttons at once is a horrible strategy....

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