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    Sony signals end to SOCOM, MAG online support Half a year of online play left.

    Sony has signalled the end to online support for tactical shooters SOCOM and MAG.

    On 28th January 2014, Sony will turn off the servers powering the online service for PlayStation 3 exclusives MAG, SOCOM: Confrontation and SOCOM: Special Forces.

    MAG and SOCOM: Special Forces were developed by Zipper Interactive, which Sony closed down in March 2012.

    "The closure is a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within SCE WWS," Sony said in a statement issued at the time.

    SOCOM: Special Forces released in 2011 to middling review scores. MAG released in 2010 and caught attention for its huge, 256-player online battles. SOCOM: Confrontation, developed by Slant Six Games, released a year earlier, but failed to win over critics.
    Im surprised Sony has not cut these games off sooner.

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    they better have something that'll cater to the crowd that they're about to cut off! this is really dumb! socom confrontation still has followers and games are being played every single day! and seeing as how MAG and confrontation are online only, i dont see why they cant just leave those servers up!

    H-Hour is not coming out until late next year so basically socom fans are screwed to the pulp?! $#@! YOU SONY! not even a socom HD remake...zilch...nada! $#@!ing sad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungMullah88 View Post
    they better have something that'll cater to the crowd that they're about to cut off! this is really dumb! socom confrontation still has followers and games are being played every single day! and seeing as how MAG and confrontation are online only, i dont see why they cant just leave those servers up!

    H-Hour is not coming out until late next year so basically socom fans are screwed to the pulp?! $#@! YOU SONY! not even a socom HD remake...zilch...nada! $#@!ing sad!
    Nobody plays these games anymore hence why the servers are getting turned off.

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    It's always a slippery-slope when a company decides to shut down servers. I wish there was some kind of guarantee that a company would leave servers up for a given period of time. Even though these games aren't widely popular, there are still a lot of gamers that are going to get screwed by this decision.

    But hey, if enough gamers voice their dissent, there's always the chance Sony would reverse their decision. Didn't Microsoft do something along those lines when they decided to shut down the Halo 2 servers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungMullah88 View Post
    they better have something that'll cater to the crowd that they're about to cut off! this is really dumb! socom confrontation still has followers and games are being played every single day! and seeing as how MAG and confrontation are online only, i dont see why they cant just leave those servers up!

    H-Hour is not coming out until late next year so basically socom fans are screwed to the pulp?! $#@! YOU SONY! not even a socom HD remake...zilch...nada! $#@!ing sad!
    We still have peeps playing SOCOM 4 as well. But this isn't until 2014. We will see if our teams are still active then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw3d Genius View Post
    Nobody plays these games anymore hence why the servers are getting turned off.
    Because you don't play it doesn't mean "nobody plays theses games anymore" plenty of purple still play it! Clans are actively on playing. Most of them not even interested in the ps4 until h hour comes out...

    The ps2 servers weren't shut down until after socom confrontation and abomination 4 came out...oh well back to cookie cutter shooters

    ^ abomination 4 servers should have been shut down the week the game came out...oh wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungMullah88 View Post
    Because you don't play it doesn't mean "nobody plays theses games anymore" plenty of purple still play it! Clans are actively on playing. Most of them not even interested in the ps4 until h hour comes out...

    The ps2 servers weren't shut down until after socom confrontation and abomination 4 came out...oh well back to cookie cutter shooters

    ^ abomination 4 servers should have been shut down the week the game came out...oh wait

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    MAG is awesome. It's sad I'll never be able to play it again

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    Doesn't make sense when Resistance Fall of Man's servers are still running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Doesn't make sense when Resistance Fall of Man's servers are still running.
    That's what bothers me. There seems to be some degree of randomness as to which servers get taken down and which don't.
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    Smh MAG could have been special if they just made it a tps, classic camera view and not snap to cover mechanism! Another missed opportunity by Sony and the late zipper int.

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    I tried out MAG I played for about a month but really couldn't get into it unless your in a CLAN then you've have a great time because I wasn't it was boring no one revives and no one in non team playing will help you to take over stuff. I found I would follow some players and they would just split and do there own thing not focusing on the task and sometimes it was a bit hard at first what I had to do.

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    I had high hopes for Socom 4, it's a shame they couldn't capture the classic Socom feel with it. Hopefully the new kickstarter will be able to.

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    Damn. Crazy that they would opt so easily to shut down servers on a game that required them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by SchaffinOSX View Post
    That's what bothers me. There seems to be some degree of randomness as to which servers get taken down and which don't.
    Its not really random considering Zipper closed down. These are all Zipper games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    Its not really random considering Zipper closed down. These are all Zipper games.
    Slant six developed socom confrontation...then went on to do resident evil. Hopefully they're developing confrontation 2. I admire what David Sears is doing but a wanna be socom will not cut it! Unless there's a map maker so the community can make the classic maps that we all love

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    I did enjoy the new SOCOM online for a bit. Good things always come to a end.

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