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RIP SOCOM: ....Confrontation, SOCOM 4, MAG servers going down

Wario64

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Advisory: Online multiplayer services for MAG, SOCOM Confrontation, and SOCOM 4 will be ending on 01/28/14
 

-tetsuo-

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SneakyStephan

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Socom? really? I thought this was one of sony's bigger franchises at the start of the gen.
Way to piss away a lot of goodwill going into next gen.

Then again, console communities never live long I assume the mp has been dead for years?
 

macewank

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i am disappoint :(

I actually liked MAG. Socom 4 was a turd, and SOCOM Confrontation never really captured the magic.. but man, poor Zipper :(
 

elfinke

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I stopped playing MAG around the time the playerbase was fragmented between the haves and have nots and associated gameplay changes, but it was easily my favourite console shooter this gen. R(z)ipper game.

Guess I'll have to fire it up and say farewell at some stage.
 

TheRealTalker

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that sucks for MAG players seeing as its still has a live community and gaining new recruits in Asia and Latin America
 

oldmario

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won't this effectively turn mag and socom confrontation into coasters? or can you still play them offline
 

Xer0

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MAG was my favorite online FPS this gen.

What a bummer. Hope this somehow ignites the community to help it go out with a bang.
 

DaveKol

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Terrible news (not really surprising ones tho), I still played MAG occasionally and the servers were awful but with a decent amount of players still.
 

Krakn3Dfx

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But I paid $1 for MAG at Gamestop, and still haven't gotten my money out of it!

Actually, I played like 2 hours one day, and it seems pretty cool. I should play more while I can I guess.
 

TheSeks

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I ain't even mad. Constipation was terrible. 4 was alright but not really Socom. Mag could've been good if the gunplay was fun, but it wasn't. So... :/
 

zeelman

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I really hope this doesn't happen on the PS4 since we have to pay to play games online.

(Yes, I know games get shutdown on Xbox Live as well, I still don't like it.)
 

AwShucks

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Sad. I'd love it if Socom 2 made a comeback. I went back and played it when Socom 4 was coming out, it was still amazing even now.
 

Pachimari

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Are you kidding me!? I'll miss MAG. =;(

I'm gonna play it a LOT until January 28. I guess I'll jump ship to PlanetSide 2 on PS4.
 

ThisOne

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I bought Socom 4 about a week before psn went down and I never played it again. Ended up selling it on eBay just a few weeks later. Didn't seem like a bad game though..
 

GraveRobberX

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Everybody G^

4ce!

GG

Butterstick, Vote him the fuck out!

*Nostalgia*

Funny MAG is getting shuttered, all that free PS+ DLC = Pointless now, *womp womp*