Old School Gamer is dedicated to the gamer who enjoys everything from Arcade Game collecting – refurbishing – playing to the home console gamer reliving his childhood from the 70s, 80s and 90s and passing it on to the next generation of gamers. Those that collect the arcade machines, bring that back to life and play them, those that collect and enjoy games from the first generation to the current.
Old School Gamer Magazine was created to fill a hole in the retro gaming community. In North America, there has been over a half dozen magazines attempted over the last 10+ years in this area and hardly any of them have gotten past a dozen issues. In the UK, Retro Gamer Magazine has done fantastic, and we want to start a tradition like they have had since January 2004.
Our ownership comes from a background of publishing for the last 20+ years in the mobile disc jockey industry. Our sister publication, Mobile Beat, published in print for 25 years and ended its print run in May 2016, and now publishes digitally every month through its companion app and website.
We are gamers and publishers. The first generation, Ryan, grew up with his Intellivision and his Genesis, always getting the less popular systems because he liked the better, and now collects arcade machines and primarily for the Atari 2600-5200-7800. We are looking forward to meeting you in person at one of the upcoming retro gaming expos.
Ryan Burger – Editor
Aaron Burger – Directory Editor
Any product that retails for under $100 we ask that the product be given to Old School Gamer Magazine and it will be noted in the review that the product was sent to us complimentary. Games that are available in physical cartridge format are preferred as we prefer to not use emulators on reviews. Any product over that amount, a complimentary product is appreciated but not required. We need minimally a 30-day loaner window and ask that UPS tags be included or offered for return of the product. Note the product will be used actively and will be returned in a b-stock condition but all packaging, manuals, cards, etc will be returned.
Reviews are published within 30 days online whenever possible unless held back by request of the manufacturer/publisher for release dates and marketing.
Press Release Policies
Old School Gamer Magazine will publish any press release received that fits within our editorial focus of retro video gaming, its culture, and more. Additionally, other content of interest to our readers will sometimes be added into our regular mix. Please sign up firstname.lastname@example.org for such releases.
OLD SCHOOL GAMER MAGAZINE Issue 0 September 2017 Digital ISSN 2574-8076 / Print ISSN ISSN 2574-8068 is published bi-monthly for $30 per year by BC Productions Inc., 222 SE Main Street, Grimes IA 50111. Periodicals postage to be applied for at Grimes, IA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to OLD SCHOOL GAMER MAGAZINE, 222 SE Main Street,
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