Advisory Board

Doc Mack – Galloping Ghost Arcade/Productions – Doc is the owner of the 600+ arcade game Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL.  He’s a gift to this industry that is working with the entire arcade scene to grow it and develop it further.  His other related enterprises include Galloping Ghost Productions (newly developed arcade games), and Kombat Kon (fan event for Mortal Kombat fans).



Dan Loosen – Midwest Gaming Classic / GOAT Store – Dan Loosen has been running the GOAT Store, LLC with his business partner Gary Heil for 18 years. The company was formed when the pair was trying to collect video games at a time that people selling games didn’t think about their collectible nature. The company has grown and changed throughout the past 18 years, now having more than 20,000 items in stock, and selling throughout the world! The GOAT Store has expanded to publish games for retro consoles and host the annual Midwest Gaming Classic trade show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that draws more than 10,000 gamers together. Dan will bring this “behind the scenes” knowledge in his articles.

Billy Mitchell – History’s most famous video game player. Proclaimed the Video Game Player of the Century at the 1999 Tokyo Game Show, Billy has enjoyed a remarkable career that included history’s first perfect score on Pac-Man (3,333,360 points on July 3, 1999) and appearing in the 1982 LIFE magazine photograph that featured the video game superstars of the Golden Age of video games. Famous the world over as the iconic creator of Rickey’s World Famous Sauce, Billy is based in Hollywood, Florida and is the co-creator of the annual Kong Off (the official Donkey Kong World Championship).


Walter Day – As the founder of Twin Galaxies, the oldest video game scorekeeping and adjudication service in history, Walter Day is known as the creator of e-sports and has often been called The Patron Saint of Video Games.  His remarkable efforts to find, verify and catalog video game world records has led to a decades-long partnership with The Guinness Book of World Records.

Editorial Board

Ryan BurgerRyan is the publisher of Old School Gamer Magazine and started it with his kids to further his enjoyment of gaming and make a truely family business.  His first computer was a TI-99/4a, first game console an Intellivision (Sears Version), and first arcade game Gauntlet.  He is a full time Business/Computers teacher and has run Old School Gamer since 2017 from his home in the small town of Grimes Iowa just outside of Des Moines.  He, his wife Becky live with and a shrinking percentage of 5 kids who are going out on their own.  Several of which are involved in the magazine.




Bill Donohue – Bill is a friend to those who need no friends; an enemy to those who have no enemies. He created The Cleansing, along with all of its bizarre characters: Gazuga, The Unholy Three, the Undead Lizard Warriors, Skullbats, and the Mortar Shell Catchers. He once caused hundreds of gamers to put pieces of cheese into their mail. Along with his band, The Rockin’ Chair!, he composed the ultimate Super Bomberman 2 anthem – “No Boot” (now available on and other fine streaming sites). His dog, Domino, is fond of practical jokes and frozen cow femurs. He is very capable with pistols, rifles and shotguns. Above all, he is a river to his people!


Brian Szarek – Brian has worked as an Editor for OSGM since issue 3. He is an avid gamer of arcade classics as well as both vintage and current home consoles. During his time getting reacquainted with vintage gaming over the past five years or so, he has been an active member of the online gaming community. He also has a passion for preserving and restoring vintage consoles and games. When not busy editing and contributing pieces for OSGM, he also enjoys collecting vintage Beatles vinyl records as well as spendng time with his wife and two beautiful children in the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH.




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