Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Slow news week? Check out last week's 1up Yours

On last Friday's 1up Yours podcast, SOCOM Confrontation was discussed for about 5min, and in a very positive light. Garnett Lee, known for being a hardass and loving to play devil's advocate, seemed to really be impressed with SOCOM Confrontation after getting his hands on it at Sony Judge's Day two weeks ago.

Check it out here at around the 69min mark.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

"The Real SOCOM" Podcast - Episode 2

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Yes, it's finally here, the long awaited Episode 2 of "The Real SOCOM" Podcast. Once again Hellman joins me (David Doel) for another great discussion, this one being roughly 55min. We cover everything that we can think of from our impressions of the gameplay videos, to ranked games being stuck to match making, to the name of Hellman's dog (no lie). And of course, like every show, we have a map of the week, but you'll have to tune in to find out what it is.

Enjoy the show!

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Monday, May 19, 2008

A new gameplay video

Check it out.

The audio is really good in this one too. You'll notice the voice of the woman from Single Player in past SOCOMs, giving you your objective. At one point in the video you can also hear radio chatter from what sounds like another person playing (who's obviously got a headset on).

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Gametrailers walkthrough part 1 & 2 in HD

Part 1
Part 2

Definitely check out both videos!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

GameSpot posts a great video interview. IGN posts written impressions

Check out the GameSpot video interview here. It shows how the Sixaxis works in action (which looks REALLY good) and if you take a look at the TV near the end you'll see the knife attack!

And here are the VERY positive written impressions from IGN.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sony adds Youtube support to PS3 dev kits - what that could mean for SOCOM

Check it out

The functionality, which is being debuted in the free Mainichi Issho daily news and entertainment service, will allow uploads of user-created movies to YouTube directly within the game - making the PS3 the first games console to have official support for YouTube, according to Sony.

What does this mean? Well just imagine having the ability to upload your clan wars to Youtube, directly from within SOCOM Confrontation. Thats just one example. This also opens up the possibilities for machinema, videos of your strategies, and so on.

First round of Q&A answered

Go check out where they have finished up the first round of getting your questions answered. Most interestingly, armor is confirmed to be in the game, but is sounds like it'll be properly implemented rather than making things more complicated, as a later comment from Seth Luisi shows:

Seth Luisi replied on
05.15.08 06:24 AM

We've had the armor in the game for some time and have been testing it with our QA group. Basically, normal players are just picking the armor which they feel looks best, "unless" they want to play a specific role like getting to the satchel first (lightest armor) or defending the bomb plant point (heavy armor).

So far, armor has been a good addition to the game. It is not over done like other games out there but it does mean something if you do want a slight edge in a specific role.
Keep an eye on for more Q&A answers.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New IGN interview

Definitely worth checking out.

- 4 original maps
- 3 classic maps (making it 7 maps total)
- 5 of the maps will work with up to 32 players
- 2 of the maps will work with 16 players max (hopefully the 2 additional classic maps)
- Maps designed to work with all modes
- Night/Day on all maps

As well as other stuff I'm sure I forget. But thats why you need to read through the interview!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Get your most pressing questions answered!

Assuming you're a member, simply go here and post a question (1 question per post). Abigale will send them off and get them answered by either Slant Six or SCE. Just make sure you read through the thread before posting your question to ensure it hasn't been asked yet.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Glimpse at the weapon selection interface

Finally some gameplay videos from the European Playstation Day event are surfacing. In one of the videos seen here, for a split second when the camera moves off the tv you can see the new radial menu for the in-game weapon selection. PAs_SCORPION on the boards makes a good post here of what we see in the video.

What we saw....

my interpretation of what we saw......

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Correction: SOCOM WILL be at the show!

It was in the video opening at the press conference and it's also under Eurogamer's list of games that are appearing at the show (under Clan).

I have to go out shortly, but I'll be back to give you all the info!

Possibly new info coming today from Playstation Day conference in Europe

I'm going to say there is a 40% chance we'll see something on SOCOM at the conference which is about to start right now. Keep an eye on this link for the live blogging feed and this link if you're late to the party.