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Hardcore Gamer Issue 25

ISSUE: 25Content


  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Sony Playstation 3
  • Sony PSP
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo DS
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Macintosh
  • Linux
  • PC
  • mobile
  • arcade


(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:)

  • Movies and Games (Michael Bay's Digital Domain branching into game development; Liam Neeson voice-acting in Fallout 3; Kung Fu Hustle game)
  • Someone is Actually buying Vista!? (sales figures)
  • Departures (Ken Kutaragi retires; Atari layoffs)
  • Cancellations (Metronome, Possession, PS3 Saints Row cancelled; Spore, Kane & Lynch, Crossfire delayed)
  • Role Playing Games Coming Soon (THQ,Sega upcoming RPGs)
  • Visa Crucible (World of Warcraft Visa card)

Previews (one page each unless noted:)

  • Nights: Journey of Dreams (Wii)
  • Beautiful Katamari (PS3; two pages, including brief interview with Yu Namba and Bill Alexander)
  • Persona 3 (PS2)
  • Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (Wii)
  • Heavenly Sword (PS3)
  • Dragoneer's Aria (PSP; two pages)
  • Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP)
  • Disgaea Portable (PSP)
  • Soul Nomad & the World Eaters (PS2)
  • Lair (PS3)
  • Halo 3 (360)
  • Bioshock (360,PC; four pages, including interview)

Cover Story - Play B3yond (eight pages; sections:)

  • Playing B3yond: A Deeper Look at the Current State of the Playstation Brand
  • Playstation 4? No, not a new Playstation, but four ways Sony can begin to see increased sales of its current Playstation 3
    • Price Adjustment
    • Online Focus
    • Exclusives
    • New Marketing Strategy
  • On The Horizon

    • Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
    • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
    • SOCOM: Confrontation
    • Little Big Planet
    • Singstar
    • Folklore
  • On The Horizon: The Hottest Upcoming Games for Sony's PSP

    • Jeanne D'arc
    • SOCOM: Tactical Strike
    • Parappa The Rapper PSP
    • Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
    • God of War: Chains of Olympus

Feature - Square Enix Party 2007 - Is It Hip To be Square-Enix? A Junket Journal At The Square-Enix Party (four pages)

Reviews (one page each unless noted:)

  • The Red Star (PS2; two pages)
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary (PS2,PSP,PC; two pages)
  • Odin Sphere (PS2)
  • Grim Grimoire (PS2)
  • Monster Madness: Battle For Suburbia (360)
  • Cube
  • Brooktown High (PSP)
  • Hot Shots Tennis (PS2)
  • Practical Intelligent Quotient 2 (PSP)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PS3)
  • Hoshigami Remix (DS)

Arcade - Let's Go Jungle! (one page review)

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

  • Calling All Cars (PS3)
  • Catan (360)
  • Spheres Of Chaos (PC,Mac,Linux)
  • Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Wii (SNES))
  • Gyruss (360)

Japan (four pages; import game reviews:)

  • Professor Layton and the Mysterious Village (DS; two pages)
  • Super Robot Wars W (DS; one page)
  • Monster World Complete Collection (PS2; one page)

Graveyard - Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES; two pages; retro coverage)

Mobile (one page; Transformers mobile game review)

Squawkbox (one page; 'E3: Everyone Else Excluded;' Gamecock insider commentary)

Fanart (one page; reader submitted artwork)

Funnies (one page; comic strips)

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    Title: Hardcore Gamer Issue 25
    Month: July
    Year: 2007
    Publisher: DoubleJump Publishing
    Editor: Greg Off
    Pages: 86
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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