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Hardcore Gamer Issue 1

ISSUE: 1Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE THIS ISSUE

  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Nintendo Gamecube
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Sony PSP
  • Sega Genesis
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • PC
  • stand-alones

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(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents, with select article excerpts in quotes. (Notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.)

Biographical Data (staff bios)

Previews (game previews (one page each) and E3 coverage (11 pages) sorted by company)

  • Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (PS2,XB)
  • The Suffering: Ties That Bind (PS2,XB,PC)
  • Geist (GC)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
  • Makai Kingdom (PS2)
  • L.A. Rush (PS2,XB)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (PS2,XB,GC)
    E3:
  • EA
  • Activision
  • Atari
  • Bandai
  • Vivendi Universal
  • THQ
  • Eidos
  • Konami
  • 2K Games
  • Midway
  • Sega
  • Square-Enix
  • Sony
  • Namco
  • Ubisoft

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Features

Videogame Cameos

"One of the Easter eggs I really like is the cameo appearance, when one game makes a reference to another. This is our listing of and tribute to cameos in gaming, for your entertainment, education, and information." (four pages)

The secret art of Game Hacking - Diary of a ROM hacker

"While most modern games stay fresh by offering level editors or expansion packs, the classics can get boring rather easily. Let's face it; it can get old playing the same Pac-Man maze over and over again, and who wouldn't want to see a new level added to Donkey Kong for a change? That's where hacking comes in." (four pages)

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Graveyard (four pages; retro coverage; Rocket Knight Adventures (Gen), Sparkster (SNES,Gen))

Cover Story: Darkwatch (eight pages)

Reviews (one page each unless noted)

  • God Of War (PS2; two pages)
  • Unreal Championship 2 (XB; two pages)
  • Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity (PS2; two pages)
  • Pariah (XB)
  • Metal Slug 4 & 5 (PS2)
  • Jade Empire (XB)
  • Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition (PS2,XB)
  • Forza Motorsport (XB)
  • Psychonauts (PS,XB,PC)
  • Spikeout (XB)

Strategies (all strategies courtesy/excerpt Prima Games)

  • God of War (two pages)
  • Jade Empire (two pages)
  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (two pages)
  • The Sims 2 (two pages)

Hardware Reviews (two pages total; accessory, peripheral and system reviews)

  • Pelican Pro Series Predator II (PS2 wireless controller)
  • Intec Star Wars "Jedi Hunter" (PS2 wireless controller)
  • Intec Star Wars Sith Vs. Jedi (XB glow-in-the-dark controllers)
  • Intec PSP Pro Gamer's Kit (carry case/accessories)
  • Logitech MX518 (PC optical mouse)
  • Jakks Pacific Star Wars Plug & Play TV Games (stand-alone)

Japan (four pages; 'Super Battle Opera: The 2nd Arcadia Cup Tournament')

Anime Review (two pages; 'Star Ocean EX')

Fanart (two pages)

Cosplay (two pages; 'Interview With The Cosplayer;' Christopher A. Canizales interview)

Funnies (one page; comic strips)



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    Title: Hardcore Gamer Issue 1
    Month: June
    Year: 2005
    Publisher: DoubleJump Publishing
    Editor: Greg Off
    Pages: 84
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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