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#1 PS2Hawk
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http://ps3.ign.com/articles/683/683073p1.html

January 24, 2006 - It looks like the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs franchise will stay exclusive to the PlayStation family as Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that it has acquired Zipper Interactive, creators of the highly successful tactical shooter series. Based out of Redmond, Washington, Zipper's SOCOM series has been Sony's Ace in establishing widespread adoption of its PS2 Network Adapter and moving USB headsets into living rooms everywhere.

Though the deal doesn't actually come as much of a shocker, it does formally tie the companies into an exclusive development agreement for the remainder of human history. Zipper's day-to-day operations will continue to remain a part of SCE Worldwide Studios and continue to be co-directed from SCE WWS Foster City Studio.

"Zipper Interactive is one of the most well-known and respected development teams in the industry and we have enjoyed a great working relationship with the company since July 1999," said Phil Harrison, president, SCE Worldwide Studios. "Zipper's tremendous achievements and expertise in creating top-selling games with fantastically loyal online communities is a great addition to our development organization. We are delighted that Zipper Interactive is now a core member of the SCE Worldwide Studios network."

"We were first drawn to Sony Computer Entertainment by their vision for growing the videogame industry," said Jim Bosler, president and CEO, Zipper Interactive. "We've enjoyed an incredible relationship with SCE for more than six years. This has allowed us to combine our cutting edge technical and design capabilities with SCE's creative insights and extraordinary support to become the leader in the online console multiplayer field. As a part of the Sony Computer Entertainment group we can look forward to introducing innovative titles that push online functionality and community experiences even further."

Financial terms in the buyout were not disclosed.
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#2 phillippejr
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Socom4 for ps3.yeah boy
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#3 Captain-Pants
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Socom, Crimson Skies meh they can have'em
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#4 puertorock_papi
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Smart move for Sony. it would of been bad if Socom would of been ported to 360.
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#5 Jonsghost
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more poeple play SOCOM then all of xbox live LOL TLHBO
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#6 ferretzor
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Well, SOCOM is the PS2's only real great online game, imo. It would be cool to see a ps3 socom game.
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#7 Iron-Dragon
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Whatever.  The only reason SOCOM gets as much attention as it does is because it's an above average shooter on a shooter starved console.
 
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#8 Steelspike
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Whatever.  The only reason SOCOM gets as much attention as it does is because it's an above average shooter on a shooter starved console.
 Iron-Dragon

lol if it was on xbox it would be crap so many games would make SOCOM look sub par.

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[QUOTE="ferretzor"]Well, SOCOM is the PS2's only real great online game, imo. It would be cool to see a ps3 socom game.



Ratchet Deadlocked ftw.
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[QUOTE="Iron-Dragon"]Whatever. The only reason SOCOM gets as much attention as it does is because it's an above average shooter on a shooter starved console.
Steelspike

lol if it was on xbox it would be crap so many games would make SOCOM look sub par.



Nein.
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#11 Silencer786
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lmao socom what a flop game
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#12 ShockerD19
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socom is a pretty good game, nice move by sony
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[QUOTE="jechtshot78"] [QUOTE="ferretzor"]Well, SOCOM is the PS2's only real great online game, imo. It would be cool to see a ps3 socom game.



Ratchet Deadlocked ftw.



ject, I just picked up PGR3 and I'm trying to figure out if I should hold onto it.  PM me and let me know what you think of it!
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lmao socom what a flop gameSilencer786
You haven't even played it :|
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socom with good graphics = ownage.
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#16 Xrules06
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more poeple play SOCOM then all of xbox live LOL TLHBO Jonsghost

Yeah because it's free. :lol:  If you had to pay $25 a year only about 500,000 or less would be playing Socom. LOL TCHBO!

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[QUOTE="ferretzor"]Well, SOCOM is the PS2's only real great online game, imo. It would be cool to see a ps3 socom game.

Subsistence might just be another good online game for PS2.
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[QUOTE="jechtshot78"] [QUOTE="ferretzor"]Well, SOCOM is the PS2's only real great online game, imo. It would be cool to see a ps3 socom game. adrian1480


Ratchet Deadlocked ftw.



ject, I just picked up PGR3 and I'm trying to figure out if I should hold onto it.  PM me and let me know what you think of it!

u better just keep it. if u just bough it.

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[QUOTE="Jonsghost"]more poeple play SOCOM then all of xbox live LOL TLHBO Xrules06

Yeah because it's free. :lol:  If you had to pay $25 a year only about 500,000 or less would be playing Socom. LOL TCHBO!

TCHBO? Because the online is free? :?
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[QUOTE="Jonsghost"]more poeple play SOCOM then all of xbox live LOL TLHBO Xrules06

Yeah because it's free. :lol:  If you had to pay $25 a year only about 500,000 or less would be playing Socom. LOL TCHBO!

you both got owned by your sub-par social skills and intelligence...

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#21 Warp_2567
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lmao socom what a flop gameSilencer786
lmao Jade Empire lmao lmao Fable lmao lmao Sleeper Cell lmao o__0
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#22 Xrules06
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[QUOTE="Xrules06"]

[QUOTE="Jonsghost"]more poeple play SOCOM then all of xbox live LOL TLHBO Warp_2567

Yeah because it's free. :lol:  If you had to pay $25 a year only about 500,000 or less would be playing Socom. LOL TCHBO!

TCHBO? Because the online is free? :?

You get what you pay for. ;)

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#23 copp3r
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woot SOCOM FTW 8)
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#24 copp3r
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You get what you pay for. ;)

Xrules06

lol yeah like 8 player CoD2, 16 player Counterstrike, and 24 player BF with no planes and no commmander ROFFLE :lol: :lol: :lol:

$50 well spent! :D

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[QUOTE="Warp_2567"][QUOTE="Xrules06"]

[QUOTE="Jonsghost"]more poeple play SOCOM then all of xbox live LOL TLHBO Xrules06

Yeah because it's free. :lol:  If you had to pay $25 a year only about 500,000 or less would be playing Socom. LOL TCHBO!

TCHBO? Because the online is free? :?

You get what you pay for. ;)

And here I thought the Cows get milked the most...:|

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WTF
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lol I POSTED IN THIS THREAD BACK THEN.lol WHEN sw WAS ALRIGHT WITHOUT ALL THESE RULES

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#28 DoctorBunny
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This old thread reminds of a recent sony quote

"We earn our exclusives"

Looks like they earned SOCOM with some cold hard cash, huh?

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#29 TheDarkDisciple
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i knew something seemed odd about this thread :D
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[QUOTE="Iron-Dragon"]Whatever. The only reason SOCOM gets as much attention as it does is because it's an above average shooter on a shooter starved console.
Steelspike

lol if it was on xbox it would be crap so many games would make SOCOM look sub par.

Name me one. i still yet to find a game on 360 that is better then SOCOM2 online. For crysake I play more socom then any game on xbl.... XBL is just too damn laggy now and in Vegas everybody plays Casino all the time and its getting pretty lame now...

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#31 Ericvon71
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[QUOTE="Iron-Dragon"]Whatever. The only reason SOCOM gets as much attention as it does is because it's an above average shooter on a shooter starved console.
Steelspike

lol if it was on xbox it would be crap so many games would make SOCOM look sub par.

Sounds a little like jealousy to me but I understand.........SOCOM is the best!

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#32 DoctorBunny
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[QUOTE="Steelspike"]

[QUOTE="Iron-Dragon"]Whatever. The only reason SOCOM gets as much attention as it does is because it's an above average shooter on a shooter starved console.
InTheBible

lol if it was on xbox it would be crap so many games would make SOCOM look sub par.

Name me one. i still yet to find a game on 360 that is better then SOCOM2 online. For crysake I play more socom then any game on xbl.... XBL is just too damn laggy now and in Vegas everybody plays Casino all the time and its getting pretty lame now...

And the first blind cow takes the bait

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#33 mikasa
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Now didn't I just read a bunch of posts recently saying sony doesn't buy exclusives?
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#34 InTheBible
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[QUOTE="InTheBible"][QUOTE="Steelspike"]

[QUOTE="Iron-Dragon"]Whatever. The only reason SOCOM gets as much attention as it does is because it's an above average shooter on a shooter starved console.
DoctorBunny

lol if it was on xbox it would be crap so many games would make SOCOM look sub par.

Name me one. i still yet to find a game on 360 that is better then SOCOM2 online. For crysake I play more socom then any game on xbl.... XBL is just too damn laggy now and in Vegas everybody plays Casino all the time and its getting pretty lame now...

And the first blind cow takes the bait

Um no. I got a 360 and PS2. So answer my question there um... LEMING right? Whats better then SOCOM2 online? What game should I try out huh?

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#35 Infinatey
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Um....kind of old.