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Socom Confrontation Released!

With LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, and SOCOM, there's no question that the holiday season belongs to Sony. The first of Sony's big three releases has now launched, and beginning today, PS3 owners can walk into a store and pick up their copy of SOCOM Confrontation with an official PS3 bluetooth headset. Actually, you don't even have to walk, you can just click your way to the PlayStation Store and buy the downloadable version of the game. You can either buy the stand-alone game on Blu-ray or PlayStation Store for $39.99, or pick up the bluetooth bundle for $59.99.

"Working with the PS3 System Software, R&D and game development teams at Sony Computer Entertainment, we made a great effort to develop the most compelling headset for the PS3 community and are excited to bring it to market with the launch of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation," said Seth Luisi, director of development, SCEA.  "With the new headset, we were able to implement new game features such as proximity chat which utilizes high quality voice chat play back within the game in full surround sound with reverb and sound occlusion to match all of the sound effects and VO in the game; providing players with the most immersive voice chat experience seen in any game title."

The PlayStation 3's official bluetooth headset features some high-end traits, such as noise cancellation and a High-Quality mode for the most clean and clear communications without the "What" and "Huh" every other second. Smart shoppers should opt to spend the extra $20 for the bundle, as the Official PS3 Bluetooth Headset will retail for $50 when it arrives to stores in a few weeks.

Remember, this SOCOM game boasts a plethora of features, including 32 player matches, revised classic maps (some will be part of downloadable content), seven game modes, and the cleanest voice chat around. Go out and snag yourself a copy, or download it now on PSN.

Related Game(s): Socom: Confrontation

10/15/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (27 posts)

The_Vandelizer
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 12:37:21 PM
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The Game Is Awesome... I Recommend it ..... Pretty Amazing and The Headset is Worth the Buy.... Go Get it

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www
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 12:43:05 PM

So how is it compared to COD4? Don't be bias please....

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DIsmael85
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 1:01:36 PM
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Glad mine is reserved, gotta wait till Friday though to pick it up. :(

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RustEDalex
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 1:05:54 PM
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it should be a little cheaper on the PSN, im still going to buy it but on disc

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Nynja
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 1:16:28 PM
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First, SOCOM's traditional gameplay is 3rd person. The game's fundamental design is not run-n-gun like most gameplay found on CoD4. Though, in respawn rooms, run-n-gun can be just as fun. It is a very team orientated gameplay with more unique game modes; Extraction, Demolition, Escort, Elimination, and Breach.

If you are tired of the same old death match and capture the flag, SOCOM has a very refreshing feel.

My favorite part of the new SOCOM is the proximity chat. Nothing like sneaking up on someone and whisper to them "You should watch your back" right before you knife them. Having the proxy chat really adds another element to the gameplay.

The primary gameplay style can be compared to CoD4's Search and Destroy game modes.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 1:39:43 PM
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I prefer Socom over any FPS. Almost every FPS is run and shoot.

Socom is tactical and a team game. With a lot of game modes. If you like to run-kill-die-respawn type of games, then skip Socom.

I'm waiting for my copy... the seller hasn't shipped =(

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www
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 3:12:22 PM

If y'all are sayin it's team based i hope it's not boring like ghost recon advanced war fighter,dat game had all the bad guys lookin the same, always in some all-black outfit.
Socom should be better.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 5:38:39 PM

Nothing similar to GR:AWF2. You should go for it, it's a sweet deal, the game will only cost you $10 if you go for the bundle.

If you are not into tactical games, I recommend a rent. Try it for yourself

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shaydey77
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 2:17:14 PM
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I think ill get this for christmas!

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Fatcat3788
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 2:29:51 PM
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I am really impressed with this game. The graphics aren't amazing but the gameplay is exactly what it wanted to be. TOP NOTCH. I was surprised by how smooth it runs online as well and the customization options are enormous in proportions. Definately worth a pick-up.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 2:33:44 PM
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I could use a more tactical FPS! I hate in COD4 that I have to adjust so much for certain types of gamers. I tend to want to play more tactical but then you get campers, juggernauts or those bast*rds that love to sit on turrets or wail on a saw. And I HAVE to play to counter. That sucks. Especially if your trying to work on your Scorpion or something...

Dont hate me...but I am really attracted by the awesome price of a quality bluetooth. Im looking at that first and "hey a free game!"

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Cavan
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 2:44:10 PM
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does anyone know when this game will be released in the uk, all the sites i can find just says november 08, with no specific date, as i dont wanna miss out on socom and am thinkin about importing it if its not coming out for a month here.??

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keville22
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 3:02:07 PM

cavan,i am in the uk aswell and am thinking about importing it as it doesnt come out til the 28th of november. but is it region coded?

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keville22
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 3:02:28 PM
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is this game region coded? plz reply

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pavlovic
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 3:07:01 PM

As far as I know it isn't.

During the beta I played from Mexico with guys from the USA and from spain, so I think that the servers will be worldwide

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JPBooch
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 5:26:40 PM

As far as I know no, one of my buddies in the UK picked up the US version and should get it any day now. I'll let you know.

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Cavan
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 3:26:36 PM
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keville22... no its not, no ps3 game is region locked, i have 2 american ps3 games and they work perfectly tho beware, game or gamestation wont trade in american games, however u can get it chepaer ive found it for 35 quid on ebay which am gunner get including headset, so thats quite good, as i can see the headset being at least 30 quid ( sorry for late reply was watching england match )

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pavlovic
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 5:36:55 PM

The BD are region free, but some games have online region restrictions like MGS4. You can play the game, but you can't play online.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 4:36:34 PM
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I'd consider it just to get a game with a nice headset, but I'm about to head to best buy and plunk down my dough on Dead Space. Tactical stuff really isn't my game but I do need a headset, what to do what to do.

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JPBooch
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 5:29:38 PM
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The voice chat is crazy in this game and I'm only talking about the beta. I heard guys around a corner so I just waited for them to come around it and plunked him! The taunting that is going to happen in this game will top any tea bagging ever...game is just SICK!!!

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 6:44:23 PM
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SOCOM = third person shooter
CoD4 = first person shooter

I don't think SOCOM is as good as CoD4. I'm instlaling it now and I go the headset. I tested the headset out and it was AMAZING. Super awesome, sweet, clean! It's a must-buy if you use headsets!

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PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 7:27:43 PM
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Well we can't even log into the server..but good game tho. once the fix the server issues

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tankerkevo
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:59:50 PM
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Change the headline to: SOCOM Confrontation Released: And Breaks Instantly!

I know. I know. It's brand new... Well, no it's not. The SOCOM franchise has been around for several years and this is the 4th version with a major online component. Not only that, but this is the first version with ONLY ONLINE play.

Make your excuses for Slant Six and Sony. Say that it isn't Zipper anymore, which is the excuse I'm sure most will provide. Fact is, people paid good money to play this game today, and they can not. That should be embarrassing to all the companies involved with this game's launch.

I've played since the original release day of SOCOM I, and this has been the issue with ALL of them. I guess expecting Sony and its developer (who ever it is) would have learned a lesson will always be a mistake.

From now on when any type of server goes down, I'm going to say it's "SOCOM'd".

It's a shame such a great game has to be delivered a black eye like this yet again on its opening day!

Last edited by tankerkevo on 10/15/2008 11:05:16 PM

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Affliction17
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 11:09:38 PM
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Let me add that the bluetooth headset is amazing I picked up the bundle today and out of the 4 bluetooth headsets I owned this on is the best the others were a motorola and the jabra that came with warhawk.I def. recommend the headset as well as the game.

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tanner1
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 6:37:11 AM
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Ive pre ordered off play.com for £29.99 unfortunately not released till end of nov, :(

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FullMetalSasuke
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 9:48:44 AM
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i be sure to buy this game when it first come out and play it all day too

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keville22
Sunday, October 19, 2008 @ 11:28:17 AM
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so does this work in the uk then if i imported it?

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