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Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Socom 4 multiplayer trailer


Back in the day, before Call of Duty was a twinkle in Infinity Wards’ eye, before Master Chief dominated his first Covenant soldier, back when online gaming was something only PCs did, SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs introduced a new generation of gamers to what online multiplayer could be. By today’s standards it was fairly primitive, and it also required the purchase of a special broadband modem that installed into your PS2, but the SOCOM games filled a niche that many did not know even existed.
In the years since, SOCOM has fallen off a bit. The first three PS2 games were hits, but the fourth was released as the next generation of consoles were grabbing all the headlines. The transition of the series to the PS3 was also a rocky affair, and the last title released, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation was met with a general consensus of meh. The single player was unimpressive, and the online featured just seven maps (not to mention several technical issues). The portable SOCOM games have also met with indifference, and it seemed like SOCOM might be relegated to the fond and nostalgia tinted memories of the millions of people that played it back in the early part of last decade.
Zipper Interactive wants to change that, and they are hoping to do it with the upcoming SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 4, due out on April 19 as a PS3 exclusive. The game has a long way to go if it wants to steal the multiplayer shooter crown back from Call of Duty, not to mention the several other prominent rivals including Battlefield Bad Company 2, but the series has the pedigree. Check out the multiplayer trailer below, and let’s see what Zipper and Sony can do in April.

LINK TO TRAILER

ORINGAL STORY by RYAN FLEMMING

29 comments:

  1. I thought this game died a long time ago? Haha

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  2. As KB said, diden't this game die?

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  3. Well there goes my social life...

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  4. The game has a long way to go if it wants to steal the multiplayer shooter crown back from Minecraft. Amirite?

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  5. Hopefully they'll do a better job this time...Trailer looks good at least!

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  6. The trailer looks awesome, but thats the point of trailers, we'll have to wait and see if the game holds up.

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  7. I can't wait for it to come out!

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  8. interested to see what they come up with

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  9. sadly i never got into socom. Perhaps Ill fire up the old ps2 and give it another whirl on your recommendation though.

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  10. i loved socom for the psp!

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  11. Good ol Socom, that game was lots of fun.

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  12. I miss my old PlayStation. If I'd see what those things can do now, I'd probably want one, so I keep way from them before I spend half my life with a controller in the hand again.

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  13. Even though PS3 is for casuals, this looks pretty exciting. I might have to borrow my grandmother's PS3 and rent it out.

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  14. socom made me want to start playing first person shooters

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  15. Goddamm, I don't have a playstation >:

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  16. I'll stick with my DS. IT never fails to supply enjoyable bit quality gameplay.

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  17. i like this game..
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  18. Shit, resolved why I couldn't post. Love the game blogs. Followed

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  19. Enjoyed Socom 3 a lot so looking forward to see what the 4th installment has to offer

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  20. Oh hell yeah. Love me some SOCOM


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  21. NIIICE.

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  22. cool!

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