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SOCOM Plagued By Errors, Glitches

Sometimes, it takes a little while to get all the kinks worked out in a multiplayer online game. Such seems to be the unfortunate case with the recently released SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation.

Many beta testers complained of major technical glitches and it appears those issues have carried over to the final version. If you check around the Internet, many new Confrontation owners are complaining of game and room disconnects, Corrupt File errors, crashing and freezing, and a variety of annoying error messages. Perhaps one of the most disturbing problems centers on the update you need to download when you go to play the game: for some, the "Corrupt File" message pops up after downloading the update, and...well, that's kinda the exact opposite of what an "update" is supposed to do. We're hoping Sony can remedy these significant drawbacks over the next few days, and we understand online-based titles are constant works-in-progress. But this doesn't change the fact that many new SOCOM owners are irritated at the lack of reliability, and they have every right to be upset.

Anyway, we'll keep you updated on the issue, as we expect Sony to provide us with a patch to help erase some of the problems. Look for that soon, and in the meantime, feel free to chat it up around here.

Related Game(s): Socom: Confrontation

10/16/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (21 posts)

Bugzbunny109
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 10:29:03 PM
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i will be getting this with lbp and farcry 2 on the 21st, so i hope that i dont have to deal with these issues.

Last edited by baseballdude_ on 10/17/2008 4:11:53 AM

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NextGenGamer
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 10:34:23 PM
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the beta was basically unplayable because of all the technical errors

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Ghostfather
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 12:08:54 AM

I agree and after getting my Blu-Ray copy today I got the corrupt file error after getting the first patch, so I then had to uninstall the nearly 3 gig of game data plus 500Mb patch and reinstall/redownload. Extremely Frustrating!

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The_Vandelizer
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 12:17:09 AM
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I had no problems... i just hope they can patch the lagg problems... so far its a great game and headset is top notch

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Swerve
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 12:37:31 AM
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it seems to work good if you delete all beta info before installing the game

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FLYING_APE
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 4:57:50 AM
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im a big socom fan but the graphics suck ass. Sony keep going on about being a superior console ooh we have better graphics blah blah blah. motorstorm look like crap aswell

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Ed_Wayne
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 7:37:32 AM

If you're talking about the motorstorm 2 demo then yeah, the graphics "suck ass" there. That is because it is the game when it was 40% complete. Go look at different websites and look at the screenshots. Those are from an 80% complete version of the game and it looks way better. This was addressed a month ago when the demo came with Qore.

I don't know why you are worried about socom graphics. All 4 installments of the game on PS2 had terrible graphics and so does this one. Big f'n deal, man.

And yes, PS3 is the most powerful system. Look at the graphics we got from uncharted 12 months after the PS3 launch. Look at MGS4's graphics 19 months after launch. Naughty Dog said that Uncharted is only using 30-40% of PS3's power. It's only gonna get better from here.

Consider yourself educated.

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Orvisman
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 9:50:57 AM

Go home little Xbox 360 troll before we boil your avatar and eat it! I hear your mommy calling.

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jerocarson
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 4:59:11 AM
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probably be fixed soonest!

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jerocarson
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 4:59:13 AM
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probably be fixed soonest!

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Cuetes
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 9:27:51 AM
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The beta was hard to enjoy, its the biggest reason Im waiting on this one. They need to fix it before I buy it.

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JPBooch
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 10:04:24 AM
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The corrupt file had to do with the saved game data from your beta version. just delete your beta profile info and it will save a new profile. You dont have to delete the full install.

That was the least of the problems with this game. I refuse to play it until the trophy patch comes out, I think by then the game will run a hell of a lot smoother.

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Ivan_PSP
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 11:24:34 AM
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Slant Six is pathetic. Zipper Interactive should re-released SOCOM 2.

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photo K
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 12:44:40 PM
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$59.99 for the Socom Bundle or $49.99 for the bluetooth headset alone. Is the difference of only $10 worth it? Sounds like right now, its not. I'd rather put that extra $10 into LBP or Rockband downloads.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 12:55:23 PM
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Hard to hear this, I was hoping Socom fans would be placated this time round, but what you all seem to be dealing with mostly is once again the blasted unreliability of your average computer server. No matter what you do in development, once you are running PS3 software through computers, the stupid thing hiccups and screws you. Just to be vindictive for fun I'll say this: I'll bet the servers and networked control PCs are running Microsoft software. ;)

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photo K
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 2:00:16 PM
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I hope LBP doesn't have this issue. LBP is being delayed till mid November now. It would cause more backlashes if these same issues happens to LBP.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 2:10:51 PM

I just heard, I smell another inspired editorial from Ben coming. I'd like to learn the truth about this Koran (Qu'ran) stuff, seems like a lame tactic someone decided to pull just to cast aspersions on a fantastic game that's PS3 exclusive.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 2:49:15 PM
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Hey Ill take anything delayed rather than what happened with SOCOM. Sony keeps giving the other side of the fence ammunition. Keep it an extra year. Just give me something complete.

This update CRAZE is getting on my last nerve. Its giving them encouragement to not finish something and ship it needing a vital update. Its never been accepted in any other industry why here!!!

Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 10/17/2008 2:50:13 PM

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kj313
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 4:08:38 PM
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PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IS THE POINT OF THE BETA, IF THE GAME STILL HAS ALL THESE PROBLEMS?????? Socom isn't the only game that seems to have these problems! Every game I buy at launch no matter what it was, Online sucked!!!! I can't think of a game that immediately played smoothly online, from the get-go. I thought having all these stupid ass BETAS would solve these problems. Once again sony is letting me down, I know they'll fix it with time but I paid $60 dollars right then and there! If I'm not allowed to have the game and send the development companies money in patches, than neither should they!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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shaydey77
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 8:29:46 PM
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@ kj313
lol!BETAs are to fix problems and glitches but this takes time...i believe that they are having the BETAs too late to make any major improvement by the time the game hits the shelves.
I like the idea of sending little packets of money to the developers!!ha!

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, October 18, 2008 @ 2:04:03 AM
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Yeah feels like I paid for headset and got a free beta!!!!!

Kicka*s headset by the way....

Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 10/18/2008 2:04:33 AM

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