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Hardcore Gamer began its life as a printed magazine in 2005. At a time when magazines were shutting down, we did the opposite. Within months, hundreds of thousands of issues of Hardcore Gamer Magazine were distributed to subscribers internationally. We quickly became a trusted source in the industry, employing only the top writers who were also seriously hardcore about gaming. In 2010, with the ever-expanding internet becoming the clear journalistic focus of the world, we shifted online.

Now one of the most frequented independently owned and operated gaming journalism websites in the world, Hardcore Gamer has one of the largest active video game review libraries in addition to top video production and heralded investigative reporting. We’re devoted to delivering articles that you won’t read anywhere else. So long as it meets our strict standards, we don’t censor content that our writers wish to print — popularity be darned. In addition to unique features and news, you will see articles that are solely informed opinions, putting a true gamer’s spin on a story.

Owing to our history as a magazine, Hardcore Gamer sticks to its mantra: No Nonsense, Just Games. We operate as if we were a gaming magazine circa 1999 — focusing solely on what you need to know about games. We’re apolitical, we don’t do “clickbait,” we don’t have mutli-page slideshows and we don’t do sensationalist stories. Those who click on most any Hardcore Gamer article will find a single page of gaming goodness from somebody who lives and breathes games aimed at somebody who lives and breathes games. Just how it should be. With our staff consisting of veterans of the industry and promising newcomers, we’re a forum where the hardcore gamer’s voice can be represented by the media. After all, we’re one of you.

Hardcore Gamer is provided with complimentary review samples for the majority of releases it covers. These considerations do not have influence nor impact our evaluations of said releases.

Hardcore Gamer is an independently owned and operated website. For an all-access archive of our past printed magazines, free for download in PDF format, click here!