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[Opinion] Zipper Interactive Closes its Doors After 17 Years in the Biz

ALL GOOD THINGS..
Where do I even begin to describe how disheartening this news is. After 17 years in the business, Zipper Interactive is closing its doors. Zipper, and its SOCOM series for the PlayStation 2, are tied together eternally like Michael Jordan is to the Chicago Bulls.

To me, the SOCOM series is a milestone game that reflected the power of multiplayer on the PlayStation 2. Immersive, challenging, never dull, and will keep you on your toes for a measurable period of time. Dubbed “SO-CRACK” by many in reference to its very addictive multiplayer gameplay.

I would be lost, literally, for hours at a time playing SOCOM 3′s “Convoy” mode. Opposing teams take turns in loading cargo trucks with supplies and ultimately driving them to the extraction zone, while another tries to destroy them. I loved extracting Convoy trucks.

Production value of the SOCOM series progressed in high fashion by the time the 3rd installment was launched. Big names like Michael Clark Duncan and Jennifer Hale had lent their talents. There was even a whole orchestra to accommodate and compose the soundtrack. The game was not just some clone of the previous one. What you have to understand during this time is multiplayer games were just starting to blossom, and words, such as “DLC” or “XP,” did not exist. No one cared about how your character on screen looked, there were no extra reticule colors or XP to harvest. It was just pure team work and fun from the get go.

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MLB 12 The Show-Miami Marlins Ballpark

Jody Kelsey stopped by the Sony Blog to share a look at the Miami Marlins Ballpark in MLB The Show 2012.


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Patapon 3 Review (PSP)

You must save the tribe in its most desperate hour. Feel the rhythm on the earth beneath your feet and keep to the beat to give your faithful warriors a fighting chance. With over 80 quests to complete and enemy tribes, monsters and Dark Heroes to face, you must channel the bravery of the Patapon legends to fulfill your destiny as the tribe’s savior.

Sign the sacred Uberhero’s Pledge, select what Uberhero you would like to reincarnate in and name him, as you and the Uber are meant to be as one. Build up your battle experience, customize the armor, weapons and skills and watch how your Patapon evolve into one of 21 different classes with unique abilities.

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GOW: Ghost of Sparta PSP Review

Oh, brother where art thou? In Hell, you say? Well I had better slay every man, beast and God that stands in my way to rescue him then. God of War is back on the PSP in the form of Ghost of Sparta and it looks to test the capabilities of the handheld so hard that it threatens to rip it apart like one of Kratos’ many enemies. But does GOS push the series in any new directions or has the GOW started to stagnate after the recent PS3 epic?

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