About Al Jackson

Al Jackson - Hardcore Droid's founder and editor has been a writer, an aspiring graphic artist, a heavy metal singer, as well as a secondary and trade school teacher. His short stories have appeared in online magazines, anthologies and literary journals.



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GeForce Now Gains Control

March 28th, 2020 | by Al Jackson

Nvidia’s Cloud Service Gains Epic Exclusive and Promises a New Game Every Week It’s been a bumpy start for Nvidia’s


The Shadow Sun Review

October 31st, 2019 | by Al Jackson

A Mobile Gem Ossian Studios’ The Shadow Sun is a rare bird in Mobile gaming. In the main, Mobile gaming


Dark Quest 2 Review

August 17th, 2019 | by Al Jackson

  The dungeon is wall-to-wall goblins. At first glance, I can’t imagine how my party could possibly survive. But we


Grim wanderings Review

July 29th, 2019 | by Al Jackson

Android games make hardcore gamers snarl, crack sarcastic jokes or just dismiss the whole platform outright. We understand. As hardcore


2018 Hardcore Droid Awards

January 28th, 2018 | by Al Jackson

At Hardcore Droid we celebrate Android titles that offer players PC and console-style gaming experiences. And while such games are


Ticket to Earth Review

January 13th, 2018 | by Al Jackson

Back in the eighties there was this very popular and completely demented TV commercial for Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups. Queue


Wizrogue Review

January 1st, 2018 | by Al Jackson

Being a huge fan of both mobile games and old school RPGs, I came to Wizrogue, the latest offering from


Legna Tactica Review

November 1st, 2017 | by Al Jackson

You Sir, Are No Final Fantasy Tactics On a warm June night in 1969, at the now legendary Monterey Pop


Titan Quest Review

August 24th, 2016 | by Al Jackson

When hardcore gamer meets hardcore game dysfunctional behavior is bound to ensue, especially when the game in question is the


Sony Library to Come to Mobile

March 26th, 2016 | by Al Jackson

According to a press release posted on Sony Entertainment’s website yesterday, Sony will be changing their name to Sony Interactive


GTA: Liberty City Stories Review

March 23rd, 2016 | by Al Jackson

  Ten years represents one-seventh of your life. Think about it: You actually only get seven, maybe eight such stretches


9th Dawn II Review

January 31st, 2016 | by Al Jackson

The Old School Gem Returns With a legendary pedigree from the dawn of PC gaming and enough detail and complexity


The Best Android RPGs of 2015

August 30th, 2015 | by Al Jackson

Best Android RPGs of 2015 So far 2015 has been a banner year for Android RPGs. While, unfortunately, we haven’t



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