SOCOM confronts PSN update

Slant Six's online-only shooter leads vanguard of new content for Sony's online store; Eye of Judgment expansion, Motley Crue's <i>Dr. Feelgood</i> playable album also out.

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Many PlayStation 3 owners may have been vexed earlier today by the unscheduled downtime for a portion of Sony's PlayStation Network. While online gaming was still enabled, Sony temporarily took offline the PlayStation Store, account management, and registration. The good news is that the PlayStation Network is once again functioning as intended. Potentially even better news? PS3 gamers can now purchase and download SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation.

The latest edition of SOCOM, created by Slant Six after series creators Zipper Interactive were given command of MAG, has been available at retail since Tuesday, bundled with a specially designed Bluetooth headset for $59.99. The downloadable edition of the online-only shooter requires 2.65GB of hard disc space and clocks in $20 cheaper than its bundled counterpart. GameSpot's previous coverage has more information on Sony's shooter.

Earlier today, MTV Games finally dated the PS3 edition of Rock Band 2, saying it would arrive on Sony's flagship platform this Sunday, October 19. Greeting PS3 gamers who make the plunge into Harmonix's latest rhythm game, as well as original Rock Band holdovers, will be Motley Crue's chart-topping 1989 album Dr. Feelgood. The 10-song playable album includes such Crue classics as "Dr. Feelgood," "Without You," and "Kickstart My Heart" and can be purchased in its entirety for $15.99. Individual tracks can be had for $1.99 a piece.

Sony's internally developed interactive collectible card game Eye of Judgment expands for a third time this week with Biolith Rebellion 3. The downloadable add-on includes 100 new creatures, spells, and abilities and is available for $14.99. Penny-wise gamers can pick up the pack alongside the second expansion for $19.99. EA provides the second piece of downloadable content added to Sony's online store this week, as the Spyglass Hill Golf Course for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 is now available for $7.49.

MotorStorm Pacific Rift is the sole representative for new demos added to the PSN this week. The Pacific Rift free sampler includes the Raingod Spires map, and players can hop into three different vehicles for both single- and multiplayer races.

Nostalgia-seeking gamers can pick up the original PlayStation game Sno-Cross Championship Racing for $5.99, which is playable on both the PS3 and PSP. Also available for the PSP this week are full-game downloads for Dead Head Fred and PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient (both $14.99), as well as a demo for Lego Batman.

Discussion

36 comments
king23_
king23_

Are they ever gonna fix Socom Confrontation?

cocacolafresh
cocacolafresh

iv had this game for a week. its horrible =D

osmifura
osmifura

DISAPPOINTED BOOOOOO, DONT TRY TO MAKE UP, FIX THE PROBLEM, I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!

SwamiG8R
SwamiG8R

Im with trax....Im really disappointed in socom

morechebba
morechebba

nah not now ive got the cod5 beta dont think i will bother.wait for resistance 2 instead waiting on a beta key at the mo

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

i just got socom to work today and its still very buggy and the graphics are ps2 quality the character models look ok but the environments suckl.

prof16440
prof16440

psn seems to be getting better by the day i mean the games available on psn are awesome,look at burnout paradise,siren,wipeout hd,now socom confrontation.

sMeAgOl_VaDeR
sMeAgOl_VaDeR

maxlarson, i have the same exact problem. i bought r&c qfb for 15$, and then something came up and said, an error occurred... i think we did waste our money. but don't worry, every now and then sony tends to fix the ps store for errors so the next time u download something it will be no problem. i has to download the TFU demo like 7 times to get it to work.

maxlarson
maxlarson

I bought the download and now after an 1hr of playing, I'm getting "An error occurred during the start operation. (80029752)" Any help on this. Did I just waste $40 on a download?

JusticeSword
JusticeSword

ropumar U leave joe 6pack alone hes a very nice guy....lol im british neway and dont even care about this game, ama here for the LOLZ.

AM_DAVE
AM_DAVE

why hasnt U.K got socom yet??

ropumar
ropumar

" footfoe2 wow why would any one buy socom off the psn that mic is sooooo awesome." who lives in a country/city that takes 1+month to import such games and they come 3 times as expensive might buy in the PSN, using a international credit card. Not everyone can drive to walmart or bestbuy and buy from joe6pack.

athenian29
athenian29

I always buy a retail copy if I can help it. I hate download-only; it's not as rewarding to type in your credit card stuff and wait for the bar to fill up. I like the feel of the plastic in my hand. Digital is good, but some things just can't be replaced.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Yeah the latest PSN update added a bunch of good stuff even the PSP store got some nice stuff in the new Lego Batman Demo, and the new PSone game.

thirteen_zombie
thirteen_zombie

I'm awful at that game, if you ever run into fecalfantasies online I'm sure you'll run me down a few times.

raverrozza
raverrozza

ukillwegrill sorry! yup conceded that one. never thought of it like that. just jumped into outrage mode!LOL!still even considering a compressed file that still isn't very large or am I mistaken again?

footfoe2
footfoe2

wow why would any one buy socom off the psn that mic is sooooo awesome.

ukillwegrill
ukillwegrill

Actually Raverrozza, the hard copy of SOCOM, will be larger. Compressed downloads. Plus, many devs take advantage of the space on BD and clone data to speed up loading times

Myzz617
Myzz617

warhawk jabra headset is collecting dust in my little tech box. The headset is nice. I personally dont like electronics close to my head for long periods of time. But yes it is a nice headset and my order from UPS came in a day late. I am going to return my 2nd copy of socom :D

joseph_mach
joseph_mach

Man, I really wish the EoJ trophy update would have been retroactive. Still, it's a good reason to pull out the eyetoy and play a few more rounds of Judgment.

hazuki
hazuki

It says motorstorm pacific rift is the only demo on psn? Well if lego batman got added to the psn as well, its not the only one. Some people are going to download it on the ps3 anyways to transfer. Confused me for a bit.

raverrozza
raverrozza

2.65GB??? thats not very much... yet another game not taking advantage of being on BD.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

I might get SOCOM. Though I will get the headset bundle as the one for warhawk is rubbish.

Rza_rectah
Rza_rectah

mine freezes too since socom this game was developed whack wtf

osxgp
osxgp

I don't know about anyone else, but ever since I've installed SOCOM, my PS3 freezes up.

Dante200X
Dante200X

evrynitewithyou Posted Oct 16, 2008 10:14 pm PT still waiting on mgs1 to come to the psn. i have the hard copy but i want to play it on my psp without remote play Same! It's already on the Japanese PSN, but I wonder why they still haven't put it out on the US PSN.... I don't even have that game anymore though so I REALLY want to play it again (playing it on my PSP would just be a bonus).

railroberto2007
railroberto2007

socom is horrible looks like it should be on the 360

XFilthX
XFilthX

I wish that you could buy the headset in stores bundled with a voucher for the download of the game, rather than the game disc.

XFilthX
XFilthX

@ XFoogyX I hear you loud and clear buddy. I picked up the Eye of Judgement a few months ago at a Circuit City, because for whatever reason, it was only $35 for everything, including the eye! Couldn't pass that up. But anyways, I love the game, I only wish that you can find the card easier as well as have the data update free for the card you buy.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Socom is so much fun when you can play it

360player_eq12
360player_eq12

motorstorm 2 is so much better then motorstorm 1.... i cant wait to try it with custom sound tracks i might actually enjoy this one.

cky17
cky17

Yea socom the servers are so full that you cant even play the game

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

so you can download Socom but we still cant play it. thanks Sony.

evrynitewithyou
evrynitewithyou

still waiting on mgs1 to come to the psn. i have the hard copy but i want to play it on my psp without remote play

XFoogyX
XFoogyX

i loved Eye of Judgement when it first came out, but if they think i'm going to pay $14.99 for a download that simply allows me to use the cards im buying, i'm not going to keep playing. It's not an expansion. It's a freaking update. Make it free and maybe we'll keep dishing out money for your cards.