here is a bit of Socom 2 news taken from the IGN forums Will be in some PS@ magazine next month. Quick SOCOM 2 article sum up. -Larger Levels some set in Albania, Brazil, Algeria, and Russia -Better Graphics -Online Ranking Ladders -Buddy/Ignore Lists -Progressive Scan supported -Spectator Mode -Voice Chat in game lobbies -Better security to prevent cheaters/glitchers/codebreaking -Socom servers will still be up and running with Socom 2 getting it's own improved servers. -Artillery implacements -Landmines that can be deactivated if found before stepped on. -Two new online game modes BREACH and ESCORT - relased date = nov 2003 Oh one more thing = FREE! I will now fall into a catatonic state in which I do nothing else but dream of playing socom 2. Nov. can't get here fast enough.