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Rumor: Gamecock founder in talks to purchase Hardcore Gamer mag

Rumor: Gamecock founder in talks to purchase Hardcore Gamer mag

We always secretly enjoyed the low-brow hijinx the fellas over at Gamecock Media Group frequently found themselves carrying out -- particularly the monkeyshines of the indie dev's CEO, Mike Wilson. We were appropriately bummed when Gamecock was bought out by publisher Southpeak, but we had an inkling that we hadn't seen the last of Wilson. If recent rumors are true, he'll be making a reappearance soon enough, bringing his inimitable brand of tomfoolery to the esteemed realm of gaming journalism.

Of course, Wilson couldn't enter said realm under unremarkable circumstances -- New York Times recently ran an article about Hardcore Gamer, the mag that was on the eBay auction block earlier in the month, in which they revealed that "an entrepreneur who had recently sold his video game business" purchased the mag minutes before the auction closed. Wilson, who fits this mold, confirmed to Kotaku that he has been in talks with the mag's owner, but denied that he was dropping the 42 G's required to purchase it.

Whatever dealings that did go down are expected to be finalized by the end of this week -- hopefully, we'll be finding out more about the fate of Hardcore Gamer (and Wilson's presumptive involvement) soon.
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