Friday, December 26, 2008

SOCOM needs your vote!

If you believe that SOCOM Confrontation was the best online game to be released this year, then head on over to page 2 of's Reader's Choice Awards and vote it for "Best Multiplayer". Then go to page 3 of the nominees and vote it for "Best Downloadable".

Monday, December 22, 2008

1.30 patch NOT coming before 2009


Should we be surprised?

IGN Article: What is SOCOM Nation?

IGN just put up an interview with some SOCOM veteran players, including a couple guys from 'RECOGNIZE MY DISEASE =\RMD/= ', friends of the blog.

So check out the article here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

So funny I had to post it

This is a fake Update that HeadAcheJoe posted on the boards. I think it's important to recognize members of the community, even when they say something that is tongue and cheek. You can read it below:

Posted by Sath Luigi (on

I hope everyone is gearing up for a SOCOM filled Holiday season! The 1.3 Patch is back in the hands of Sony QA now for the third time. We had some minor issues that cropped up in their first two go arounds of testing. It was actually quite humorous, as everything seemed to work on one map, but then we switched from Crossroads to Fallen. While the map looked like the Fallen map, everybody could only MOVE like it was Crossroads-- where we saw tunnel entrances, there was an invisible outer wall of the Crossroads bazaare! We must have wasted hours, laughing, and watching everyone run around in mid-air; dancing was a real hoot. To top it off, you could see your enemy, but couldn't shoot him because a wall was in the way! You can imagine the fun. But, I digress.

With the new, updated-updated patch now with Sony QA, and the crazy posters in the comments sections and on the forums, we decided the Slant Six team needed a vacation. After all, we've been working hard!

So, we loaded everybody onto a bus, and headed out to Manitoba for some camping, airsoft and campfire singing. Camping in Canada this time of year is not for the feint of heart. We found out that several of our programmers, in fact, ARE feint of heart, and had to send 2-3 home for frostbite treatment. I've been told they're doing great in the Vancouver General ICU, and should be back to work just after New Years.

In addition to being cold, the airsoft was intense! It almost had the feel of a 20min 16 v 16 Elimination game on the Urban Wasteland night map, when you only have one enemy and 18mins left in the round! We had a pretty scary moment when one of our top programmers, Ramy, took a pellet in the hand. It generated a really nasty looking bruise. The EMTs that were called out said he'd be okay, but just to be safe, we're giving him the next four weeks off to recover.

Fortunately, it didn't hurt his guitar playing. Coombaya never sounded so sweet!

To keep with the trend of our other updates, I wanted to post a new screenshot. This one has nothing to do with the game-- it's actually the background of my laptop. My chihuaha, Yappy, likes me to dress him up, and when this pic was taken, we were both dressed as US Navy SEALs. Don't you just LOVE the custom mini M4? So does Yappy!

Well, I have to get back to my emailing. It looks like I've gotten about 43 emails from the Sony QA team while we were away. (Crazy that they're all marked urgent.) I'm sure they're just telling us that the patch has passed their tests-- good thing, too, because without Ramy for the next 4 weeks, we'd be in trouble.
I'll be sure to keep you posted! Until, Happy Holidays, and even Happier SOCOMing!

Love it! LOL

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Quick match/party system to be in 1.30 patch

And thank god for that.

Hopefully this comes before Christmas, but it's good to see they are finally adding this feature that was supposed to be there for launch.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

SOCOM Confrontation mentioned on 1up Yours

No, it hasn't exactly been discussed thoroughly on the "what you've been playing" segment yet, but on this past Friday's 1up Yours podcast, Garnett Lee said he finally purchased the game and is going to check it out over the next few weeks before he talks about it. And John Davison and David Ellis also both showed interest in playing it.

So finally, the crew on my favourite gaming podcast may finally be discussing the game. I'm pretty interested to hear what they think about it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I had a dream...

That Seth had made a post on apologizing because there would never be any downloadable content for SOCOM Confrontation as they had accidentally released the game without supporting the thought of future DLC...

I usually don't dream this nerdy...honest :)

And yes, it was only a dream! Don't go searching for any validity to this.

Monday, December 1, 2008

1.30 video part 2 - Dpad Lean

A lot of people have been asking for this feature. On's newest update they've posted a video and some details of the new d-pad lean.