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Here's a look at the upcoming portable from the makers of the SOCOM games. You'll see how the same kind of tactical focus has been revisited and rebuilt for a portable and more social experience, as previously noted by our own Stephen Totilo. With the fact that the Vita's a dual-stick handheld, this could be a shooter that feels like the ones made for consoles do, but one with intriguing network features that make it stand apart, too. Unit 13 will hit during PlayStation Vita's launch window, which opens on Feb. 22 of next year.

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Scuttlebutt has it that the Sony Computer Entertainment studio Zipper Interactive, maker of combat shooters MAG and the SOCOM series, lost several employees in a round of layoffs today. Reached for comment, a Sony spokesperson confirmed layoffs at Zipper, characterizing them as "normal business practice and a result of cutting back on production resources after the launch of two major franchises." Sony would not specify how many positions were lost.