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Hardcore Gamer Issue 22

ISSUE: 22Content


  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Sony Playstation
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Sony Playstation 3
  • Sony PSP
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo DS
  • PC
  • NEC PC-8800 (never released) (retro coverage)
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance (retro coverage)
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color (retro coverage)
  • Sega Saturn (retro coverage)


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

Biographical Data (staff bios)

News (one page; news section; headlines:)

  • Out With The Old, In With The New (studio acquisitions, shutdowns)
  • Financial Gibberish (financial stats)

Previews (one page each unless noted:)

  • Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP)
  • Blacksite: Area 51 (PS2)
  • Field Ops (PC)
  • John Woo Presents Stranglehold (PS3,360)
  • Hour of Victory (360)
  • SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS (DS)
  • Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos (PSP)
  • Kororinpa: Marble Mania (Wii)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics (PSP)

Feature - Mass Appeal: An inside look at MMOs through the eyes of EA Mythic (four pages; includes capsule previews of the following:)

  • Sword of the New World
  • Lord of the Rings Online: Shadow of Angmar
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Online
  • Warhammer: Age of Reckoning

Cover Story - Heist (ten pages)

Feature - A Darkside of Retrogaming Special Feature: Ports Gone Wrong! (two pages; bad ports:)

  • Super Mario Bros. Special (PC-8800; import)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis (GBA)
  • Mega Man (PC)
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Sat)
  • Dance Dance Revolution GB (GBC; import)

Reviews (one page each unless noted:)

  • God of War II (PS2; two pages)
  • Def Jam: ICON (PS3,360; two pages)
  • Lunar Knights (DS)
  • Chili Con Carnage (PSP)
  • Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (PSP)
  • Capcom Puzzle World (PSP)
  • Motorstorm (PS3)
  • Bullet Witch (360)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (PSP)
  • Fuzion Frenzy 2 (360)
  • Ghost Rider (PS2,PSP)

Hardware (two pages; hardware and accessory reviews:)

  • J2Games.com/GoodDealGames.com From Neptune to Earth (novel)
  • Nyko Charge Station for Wii (rechargeable battery dock)
  • Nyko Intercooler for PS3 (cooling fan)
  • SteelSeries SteelSound 5Hv2 (gaming headset)
  • Pacific Design Nintendo DS Lite Street Pack (carrying case)
  • Nyko FrontMan Wireless Guitar for PS2 (Guitar Hero controller)

Warez - Almost As Cheap As Free (one page; Disaster Report)

Downloads - On The Download (two pages; digital download reviews:)

  • Trackmania Nations ESWC (PC)
  • Heavy Weapon (360)
  • Teeter Torture (PC)
  • Rappelz: Siege For Glory (PC)

Japan (four pages; import game reviews:)

  • Disgaea Portable (PSP; two pages)
  • Jump! Super Stars (DS; one page)
  • Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren DS (DS; one page)

Graveyard - Skullmonkeys (PS; retro coverage; two pages)

Creations (one page)

Funnies (one page; comic strips)

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    Title: Hardcore Gamer Issue 22
    Month: April
    Year: 2007
    Publisher: DoubleJump Publishing
    Editor: Greg Off
    Pages: 78
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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