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Hardcore Gamer Issue 6

ISSUE: 6Content


  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Nintendo Gamecube
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Sony PSP
  • Nintendo DS
  • PC
  • Macintosh


(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 (three pages; news section; headlines:)

  • Blizzcon 2k5 (Blizzard Entertainment convention)
  • Independent Game Developer's Conference

Previews (one page each unless noted)

  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo (PSP)
  • Mario Kart DS (DS)
  • Wild Arms 4 (PS2)
  • Tomb Raider Legend (PS2,XB,PC)
  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos (PC)
  • True Crime: New York City (PS2,XB,GC,PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
  • Alelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2 (PS2)



Power Gaming 101

"Fanatic gamers like to know everything about their games, so we're going to show you two techniques you can use to try and understand more about how the math in your favorite game works." (two pages; math in game design; breaking down mathematical formulas in Final Fantasy Tactics)

Xbox 360 Launch (five pages; system and accessories overview, along with capsule summaries of the following games:)

  • Amped 3
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Condemned
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • FIFA 06
  • Gun
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Madden 06
  • NBA Live 06
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • NHL 2K6
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Project Gotham Racing 3
  • Quake 4
  • Ridge Racer 6
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

Behind the Scenes: Localization (two pages; interview with NIS America representative Jack Niida and 'Fan Translations: The Other Side of the Coin' sidebar)


Cover Story - Path of Neo (eight pages; review; includes sidebar interviews with David Perry, Gabriel Rountree)

Reviews (one page each unless noted)

  • The Warriors (PS2,XB; two pages)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II (PS2,XB,PC; two pages)
  • Soul Calibur III (PS2; two pages)
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PS2,XB)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP)
  • L.A. Rush (PS2,XB,PC)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS2,XB,GC)
  • Blitz: The League (PS2,XB)
  • Karaoke Revolution Party (PS2,XB,GC)
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (PS2,XB)
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (PS2,XB,GC,PC)
  • Suikoden Tactics (PS2)
  • WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw 2006 (PS2)
  • Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble (GC)
  • Without Warning (PS2,XB)
  • Myst V: End of Ages (PC,Mac)


(1/4th page reviews:)


  • SSX On Tour (XB)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (PS2,XB,GC)
  • Gretzky NHL 06 (PS2)
  • NBA Live 06 (GC,PS2,XB)
  • SOCOM 3 U.S. Navy Seals (PS2)
  • Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (PS2,XB,PC)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six Lockdown (GC,PS2,XB)
  • Sniper Elite (PS2,XB,PC)
  • Serious Sam II (XB,PC)
  • FarCry Instincts (XB)
  • Capcom Classics Collection Volume 1 (PS2,XB)
  • Battalion Wars (GC)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (GC,PS2,XB)
  • Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (PS2,XB,GC)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (PS2,XB)
  • Scooby-Doo! Unmasked (GC,PS2,XB)

Fan Art (one page)

Japan (one page each unless noted:)

  • Super Robot Wars (import review)
  • Street Fighter Alpha Generations (anime review)
  • Raiden III (import review; two pages)

Cosplay (one page)

Funnies (one page; comic strips)

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    Title: Hardcore Gamer Issue 6
    Month: December
    Year: 2005
    Publisher: DoubleJump Publishing
    Editor: Greg Off
    Pages: 84
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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