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Hardcore Gamer Issue 4

ISSUE: 4Content


  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Nintendo Gamecube
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 (news coverage)
  • Sony Playstation 3 (news coverage)
  • Sony PSP
  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance


(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 (two pages; news section; headlines:)

  • Lanfest 2k5 (tournament coverage)
  • Xbox 360 Priced (sidebar)
  • PS3 Priced? (sidebar)
  • Zelda Delayed (Twilight Princess delayed)

Previews (one page each unless noted)

  • Genji: Dawn of the Samurai (PS2)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (PS2,XB,GC,PC)
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (PS2,XB)
  • Spartan: Total Warrior (PS2,XB,GC)
  • Civilization IV (PC)
  • Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War: Winter Assault (PC)
  • Shining Force Neo (PS2)
  • Romancing SaGa (PS2)
  • DICE (PS2)
  • Indigo Prophecy (PS2,XB,PC)
  • Legend of Kay (PS2)
  • Generation of Chaos (PSP)
  • Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble (GC)
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
  • Total Overdose (PS2,XB,PC)
  • 25 to Life (PS2,XB)
  • Burnout: Revenge (PS2,XB)
  • Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
  • X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (PS2,XB,GC,PC)




(four pages; Treasure history and games overview; includes short interview with Treasure President Masato Maegawa)

Atari Flashback 2.0

(six pages; system review; includes running homebrew software sidebar; interviews with Curt Vendel (Lead Engineer) and Aaron Curtis (Fall Down (2600 homebrew) Programmer); two page 'Hacking the Atari Flashback' article (add working 2600 cartridge port))


Graveyard (two pages; retro coverage; Shin Megami Tensei (SNES))

Cover Story: We <3 Katamari (seven pages; includes Q/A with Keita Takahashi)

Reviews (one page each unless noted)

  • Radiata Stories (PS2; two pages)
  • Nintendogs (DS)
  • Death Jr. (PSP)
  • Madden NFL 06 (PS2,XB,GC)
  • NHL 06 (PS2,XB,GC,PC)
  • Darkwatch (PS2,XB)
  • Beatdown: Fists of Vengeance (PS2,XB)
  • Sigma Star Saga (GBA)
  • Pac 'n Roll (DS)
  • Pump It Up Exceed (PS2,XB)

Strategies (all strategies courtesy/excerpt Prima Games)

  • Madden NFL 06 - Advance Passing Techniques (four pages)
  • Wild Arms Alter Code: F (two pages)

Hardware Reviews

  • NubyTech Street Fighter Anniversary Edition Arcade Stick (arcade style controller)
  • Headbanger Audio Ear Subs (earphones)
  • Pelican Wireless PL-6607 (controller)
  • Prime Global Enterprises Comfort Stylus
  • Kidz Gear Headphones For Kids (headphones)
  • NubyTech Street Fighter Anniversary Edition Controller

Japan (two pages)

  • Taito Memories Volume 1 (import review; two pages)
  • Hayarigami: Revenge (import coverage; two pages)

Fan Art (one page)

Submissions (reader submission; one page; a review of The Ur-Uuan Masters (Star Control 2 remake, computer freeware))

Funnies (one page; comic strips)

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    Title: Hardcore Gamer Issue 4
    Month: September
    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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