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Issue #16 (May 2020) - Old School Gamer - Late 1980's

Late 1980’s Theme Issue

Welcome to the Thunderdome! Two men enter; one man leaves. IT’S DYIN’ TIME!!!… Oops! Sorry… I was reliving the late 80’s… Not an easy task if you were as crazy as I was back then. What we have here is the Late 80’s issue of OSG, loaded with incredible stories about Double Dragons, Robot Monsters, the End Of Days, Defenders, Game-Changing Consoles, Insane Asylums, and a hedgehog named Lizzy. So grab a cold one and dive into gaming history!
I’d like to apologize to Richard Moss for accidently omitting him from The Scribes section. His piece “Mac Attack” was a great expose of shooters that appeared on Apple computers.
Hey, If you’ve got something to say about our labor of love here, feel free to shoot me an email. I’d love to hear from y’all! My email is billd.oldschoolgamer@gmail.com.

 

In This Issue

Prince of Persia
Robot Monsters!
MSX2: Game Changer
End of Days: Magic Knight Rayearth
Defender: Eugene Jarvis Interview
80’s Arcade Life
The Jaded Gamer: Adventure Writer
Genesis: The Launch Games
Sega Does What Nintendon’t
Double Dragon
The Lizzy Hedgehog Story
Float In The Fizzy Tunnel
Game Gear
Super Arcade Controller
Retron HD Console
Issue #15 (March 2020) - Old School Gamer - Shooters

Shooters Theme Issue

Howdy, folks! My name is Bill Donohue, and it looks like I’ll be filling up this box now. If you know me, you know I’m a huge gun fan, real or pixelated. So I’m real happy about Issue 15… SHOOTERS! We’ve got shooters you’ve probably never heard of. We’ve got shooters that existed only on Macs. We’ve also got the classics: Duck Hunt (You know dog is delicious, right?), Sinistar (Face it, the only thing getting eaten is you), and Airborne Ranger (Foon!). So hunker down and set your sights on Issue 15 of Old School Gamer. Drop me a line sometime. I’d love to hear from the folks we do this for. My email is billd.oldschoolgamer@gmail.com.  Bill Donohue, Editor

 

In This Issue

Konami Shooters
Duck Hunt
Brett’s Old School Bargain Bin
The Jaded Gamer: MMU812A
Mac Attack
Metalstorm
The Super Spy
Breakout
Video Game Box Art
Interview with Jim Levy
Sinistar: Noah Falstein
The Game Scholar: War Games
You Can’t Call It… #!%%$!
Ultimate Guide to the NES Library 1985-1995
Issue #14 (January 2020) - Old School Gamer - Early 1980s

Shooters Theme Issue

We’re very excited to present issue 14 of Old School Gamer Magazine. I’ve been on board since issue 3 and it’s been incredible to see the response and acceptance of OSGM by the community during that time. In this issue, we have an interview with Bob DeCrescenzo, a preeminent Atari homebrew creator. We also have some excellent ColecoVision stories as well as fantastic pieces from our regular contributors. As always, we’d love to hear from you. Reach out @ brian@ oldschoolgamer.com. Enjoy! Brian

 

In This Issue

Nolan Bushnell Interview
Designer of the ColecoVision
Brett’s Old School Bargain Bin
Modern Retro Programming
A Tale of Two Consoles
The Jaded Gamer
Coins Detected In Pocket
The Game Scholar
Moon Patrol!
The Walter Day Report
2020 OSG Events Calendar
Game Gear
HC One-Up NES Arcade Stick
Hyperkin HDTV Cable
Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro
Bleeps On Wax

Old School Gamer 2019 Back Issues

Issue #13 - Old School Gamer (November 2019) - Puzzle Games

Puzzle Games Special Issue

It’s lucky issue number 13, and in this edition we explore the world of puzzle games. We’ve brought in some exciting new writers for this issue, and we also continue our insightful pieces by Howard Scott Warshaw and Walter Day. This is an issue you need to read from cover to cover (or top to bottom as it were). We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it! Brian

In This Issue

Myst
Myst: Solve the Original in 30 Minutes?
Tetris in Pop Culture
Puzzle De Pon!
Tetris Attack and Zoop
The Birth of an Arcade
OSG Events Calendar
Game Scholar: Plug and Plays
The Best Video Game In The World
Bomb Squad or Boom Goes The Dynamite
30 Years of the TurboGrafx-16
Convention and Event Update
Designing Yar’s Revenge – The Sizzle
Underground Retrocade
1990 NWC vs. Dave ‘DLo’ Lopez
It’s A Burgertime Party
EveoRetroing Out Your Nintendo Switch
Street Fighter Replicade
NES Encyclopedia
Art of Point-And-Click Adventure Game
Killer Queen Black
Coffee Break Shootout and Total Refill
Sorry Sony
Great Retro Shops

 

Issue #12 - Old School Gamer (September 2019) - The 1970's

The 1970’s Special Issue

In This Issue

Magnavox Odyssey
A Conversation with Nolan Bushnell, Part 1
Space Wars
Colossal Cave Adventure 1976
Exploring The Classic Text Adventures
That 70s Show
Space Invaders
So You Want To Be A YouTuber
OSG Events Calendar
Convention Update
eStarland
Entering the Digitized Era – Part 3
Designing Yar’s Revenge – Part 1
8 Bit Hall of Fame
Nickelworld
Then and Now – Pac-Man
Joust and Lonnie McDonald
3 Arcade Cabinets
Faster Than Light
Sega Master System: A Visual Compendium
Great Retro Shops

 

Issue #11 - Old School Gamer (July 2019) - Platformers

Platformers Special Issue

I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Brian Szarek, Editor for Old School Gamer Magazine. I’ve been with OSGM since the second issue. After reading the first issue I knew that I had to be a part of this in some way. Old School Gamer Magazine is really quite unique and fills a void in the retro gaming community. While there are some great online resources, podcasts and YouTube content providers out there, a bi-monthly print and digital magazine featuring all-new content from some of the industry’s top writers is always a great read. All of our writers are excellent and bring interesting and unique perspectives.

While we’ve had top industry writers, such as Brett Weiss, Michael Thomasson, and Walter Day, writing for OSGM since the beginning, this issue we’ve added one of the top names since nearly the very beginning of home console gaming: Howard Scott Warshaw.

With this exciting new addition, we’d also like to create a new section called “Ask the Editor”. Email me directly with any recommendations for stories, themes, content, or anything else on your mind as it relates to the publication. In the forthcoming issues we’ll take a random sample of the submissions and respond, in kind. We’re here to make this the best magazine possible, and your input is critical. We
look forward to hearing from you soon! Brian Szarek – Editor brian@oldschoolgamermagazine.com

In This Issue

Ninja Gaiden
Earthworm Jim
Space Panic
Smurf: Rescue / Pitfall Mayan Adventure
Oping On Designing
Analogue In A Digital World
Atari Program Exchange
Ed Hathaway of NE Ohio
OSG Events Calendar
Convention Update
Misadventures in the Golden Age
Honoring A Pioneer
Mysterious Case of Pseudo-Sonic
Kelsey Lewin
Retro games on Modern Consoles
Nintendo 64
Great Retro Shops

 

Issue #10 - Old School Gamer (July 2019) - Platformers

Platformers Special Issue

In This Issue

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Arcades: The Granddaddy of Social Media
Warlords
Warlords and Mega Bomberman
Ice Cold Beer and Arcade Tournaments
Entering the Digitized Era – Part 2
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
Tecmo Bowl
OSG Events Calendar
Convention Update
Contra
What’s In A Name?
3 Big Books
The Game Chasers
Retro Games On Modern Consoles
Nintendo Game Cube Pricer
Who’s On The Cover?
Great Retro Shops

 

Issue #09 - Old School Gamer (March 2019) - Simulators

Simulators Special Issue

In This Issue

The Sims
Turn and Burn
Fox’s Game: Lucasfilm, Mirage
Driver and Driver 2
Behind Enemy Lines
Asteroids and Beamrider
Flip Grip: Bullet Heaven
Old Atari on Switch
Entering the Digitzed Era – Part 1
Intruder Alert… Intruder Alert!

Wonderful World of Arcade Simulators
Dan Kitchen: 2600 to Modern and Back
Dr. Mario and Packie
Buying With The Captain!
Game Swappers of SoCal
Frank Schwartraubner
Video Games Debut at Heritage Auctions
New Books on Old School Gaming Topics
Super Nintendo Pricer
Great Retro Shops

 

Issue #08 - Old School Gamer (January 2019) - Shooters / SHMUPS

Shooters / SHMUPS Special Issue

In This Issue

Galaga
An R-Type Revival
Atari 2600 Shooters
Thunderforce
The Art of Shooting
32X – Star Wars Arcade
Retroplace
Origins of the Name Pac-Man
Killer App: Star Raiders
Convention Update
OSG Events Calendar
Darius Series
Tetris and Joseph Saelee
Joel West
Feel The Joy(Stick)
Oh My Gosh, They Are So Small!
Jason Knigge
History of Starpath Corporation / Supercharger
Arcade 1Up
Great Retro Shops

 

Old School Gamer 2017-2018 Back Issues

Issue #07 (November 2018) - Old School Gamer - Fighting Games

Fighting Games Special Issue

In This Issue

Enter the Fatality: Mortal Kombat
Sega vs. Nintendo
My Experience as a Expert Witness
The Untold Story of Highlander
Hopping Zombie Vampires
Requiem for Game Room
Old School Stuff
Shareware
Battlezone
The Adventures of Stuart Smith
Convention Update
OSG Events Calendar
Reading the Classics
Street Fighter II Turbo
Before the Dawn of the Street Fighter Age
Beavis and Butthead
Jayden Burke
Pole Position and Michael Klug
About Atari: Jamie Lendino Books
The C64 Mini
Rec Room Masters: AlphaCade
Game Shell
Game-O-Tron
ARpiCade: Raspberry JAMMA
Great Retro Shops

 

Issue #06 (September 2018) - Old School Gamer - Pop Culture

Pop Culture Special Issue

In This Issue

Super Mario Bros.: The Movie
Tron
Rampage Double Feature
Fat Albert Saves The Day
Stuff
Diff’rent Strokes and the Shoot-Out
Video Games Live: Tommy Tallarico
Intellivision Entertainment
How Contagious Was Pac-Man Fever
Happy Meal Toys and Fast Food Tie-Ins
The Strong Museum of Play
Convention Calendar
The Movie Favs
Game and Market Watch
SNES Favorites
REBOOTED: Making Old New Again
Preserving History
Stacy Burns
The Power of Glove
Convention Update
Digital Press Video Games
CDi, Turbografx16, Vectrex Pricer
Great Retro Shops

 

Issue #05 (July 2018) - Old School Gamer - Sports

Sports Special Issue

In This Issue

Stuff
BoomShakaLaka with NBA Jam
Mutant League Football: The Interview
Early Computer Baseball
I Didn’t Know My Retro Console Could Do That!
The Sporting Life: Sports Controllers
From Pigskin to Pixels: Atari Football
Old School Event Calendar
Going For Golden Eye
Sports Games
‘YER OUT: 2600 vs. Intellivision
Sports in the Arcade
G.O.A.T.’s of the 21st Century Pt 2
Josh Neels
Convention Update
Take Care of Those Consoles
Remembering the Arcade Industry Trade Shows
Cool Control from Retro-Bit
ColecoVision and Intellivision Pricer
Issue #04 (May 2018) - Old School Gamer - Maze Games

RPGs Special Issue

In This Issue

A Selected History of RPGs
Role Playing Games
Nox Archaist
Just for Qix: Cadash
Old School Event Calendar
Wizardry Talk
Evolution of Role-Playing Games in Japan
Lord British Meetup
Brett’s Old School Bargain Bin Dungeons and Dragons
G.O.A.T.’s of the 21st Century

A Few Minutes with Buck Stein
Interview with Video Games Monthly
I Have The Power: Super RetroCade
Boss Fight Books
Convention Update
Man vs. Snake
45 Years of Arcade Gaming: The 1990s
Keyboard Creations
Sega 32x and Sega CD Pricer

Issue #03 (March 2018) - Old School Gamer - Maze Games

Maze Games Special Issue

In This Issue

A Selected History of Maze Games
Pac-Man Merchandising
Just For Qix: Wizard of Wor
Back in the ’80s Was There A G.O.A.T.
Old School Gamer Event Calendar
Hyperkin Supa RetroN HD
Game and Market Watch
Atari 2600 Arcade Companion
Raspi-Boy
Retro City Festival in SoCal
Q*Bert’s Dad Warren Davis
|Official Magazine of RSW
NES Oddities & The Homebrew Revolution
30 Years of Arcade Auctions In Iowa
King of Arcades
Mouse Trap and Ms. Pac-Man
45 Years of Arcade gaming: 1984-1989
Revising History
Mini Arcades / My Arcades
Sega Genesis Pricer
Issue #02 (January 2018) - Old School Gamer - Kong

Kong

In This Issue

Portland Classic Gaming Expo
Old School Pinball and Arcade
When President Ronald Reagan Almost Came To Twin Galaxies
Old School Event Calendar
Nintendo 64 Anthology
A Gamers Paradise in Las Vegas
Game and Market Watch
Free Play Florida
Pinball Hall of Fame
How High Can You Get
Where It All Began
King of Kong Movie Review

35 Years Later We Celebrate
Billy Mitchell
Steve Weibe
Donkey Kong and Beauty and the Beast
45 Years of Arcade Gaming
The Nintendo Odyssey
I Didn’t Know My Retro Console could Do That!
Inside the Play Station, Enter The Dragon
Controlling The Dragon
Playstation 1 Pricer

Issue #01 (November 2017) - Old School Gamer - Premiere Issue

Debut Issue

In This Issue

Classic Game Fest
National Video Game Museum
Billy & Walter Go To The Library of Congress
Old School Gamer Advisory Board
Galloping Ghost Arcade
Get Your Kicks from Qix
Ed Averett is KC Munchkin
KC Munchkin from Odyssey2
Preserving The Past
Old School Bargain Bin: Q*Bert
45 Years of Arcade Gaming: The 1970s
Conversations with Consoles
Hyperkin Retron HD
Retro-Bit RES+
Text Adventures and Early Gaming
Atari 2600 Pricer

Other Great Retro Gaming Magazines From The Past

Old School Gamer has acquired the rights to these magazines to put online for you to enjoy.  They also served the retro gamer market similar to us in the past.

 

Classic Console Magazine

Classic Console Magazine - Five Issues Published in 2014-2015

From their first issue:

Welcome and thank you so much for deciding to read our little publication. In this busy world, you have many choices for your entertainment, and we are honored that you have decided to read our magazine. This first issue is just a single step in what I hope will prove to be a great endeavour. My goal for creating this magazine is to bring together all of us who love retro gaming in one place.

Some of my fondest childhood memories were of being sprawled out on the floor of my parents’ house with NES controller in one hand and guidebook or video game magazine in the other. As I got older, I subscribed to publications such as Game Informer, and enjoyed reading the reviews and tips.

At the time that I thought about starting a magazine such as this several years ago, there was nothing covering retro gaming on the market. This is the cultivation of several years of dreaming and imagining, and I am so happy that it is now becoming a reality.

Now, there are a few other classic gaming magazines that exist, but we have something to offer that they do not. We are 100% FREE and publish monthly! We are here to serve the retro gaming community, and I cannot wait to interact with all of you and read your mail and letters. Remember, this magazine is for all of us, and that includes you!

Josh LaFrance
Editor in Chief

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Classic Gamer Magazine

Classic Gamer Magazine - Eight Issues Published in 1999-2002

In the early 80’s I always looked forward to the next issue of “Electronic Games Magazine.” Month after month the anticipation of waiting for the latest edition would nearly kill me. There was no greater feeling at the time than see- ing the new issue on the magazine rack at my local Long’s Drugstore. Arnie Katz, Bill Kunkel and Joyce Worley delivered, without fail, an informative, entertaining and fun-to- read magazine. After the great video game shake-out in the mid- 80’s, Electronic Games released their final issue. Sadly, it was the end of an era.

As a video game player, the mid- 80’s was a dark time. Atari was a shell of its former self, Activision started producing computer games in order to survive, and the words “video game cartridges” became ob- scene words in the hard hit retail sector. After Nintendo and Sega reinvented the home video gaming industry and the Internet started to explode, people began remember- ing their gaming roots. We dragged our Atari 2600’s out of attics and basements, dusted off our Colecovi- sions, and once again cursed at our

Intellivision controllers (and wished we had kept our Vectrex system!). The magic seemed to be back for us. But it never really left, did it? We just temporarily stored it away.

Once again we manned tanks in Combat and became Star Raiders. We swore along with Q*Bert, swung from vines with Pitfall Harry, and wondered if we could still earn those Activision patches. “Doom and Quake who?” We even paid Pac-Man and E.T. a return visit on the VCS (although, understanda- bly, probably not for very long.)

On the Internet we found we weren’t alone. “Finally! Someone who understands my quest for game cartridges and lost systems!” Now we trade, sell and auction our classic favorites freely on the World Wide Web (and keep each other in line to make sure that we aren’t rip- ping each other off!) We scour the flea markets digging through dusty boxes and when passing a garage sale we can’t help but think, “I won- der if there are any rare cartridges there?” Of course, when we’re done searching and weary from the day’s hunt we log back on to the Internet and brag of our rare finds

or missed opportunities to envious and sympathetic ears.

Since the fun is back in playing these classics we thought it only wise to publish a magazine dedi- cated to the games of yore. Whether you are a hardcore collec- tor, casual hobbyist or just like to play a game of Asteroids every now and again we hope you find this magazine fun, informative, and en- tertaining. Inside you’ll find news, reviews, humor, opinion columns, where to find the best classic gam- ing websites, and of course, “The Legend of BIRA BIRA.”

While our magazine can only hope to achieve the greatness of Katz, Kunkel and Worley’s “Electronic Games,” we hope you enjoy this first issue of Classic Gamer Magazine.

-Chris Cavanaugh Editor-in-Chief

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Video Game Collector

Video Game Collector - Twelve Issues Published in 2004-2009

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Video Game Trader

Video Game Trader - Thirty Five Issues Published in 2007-2015

A new year, a new look. Well, after only one issue, I have decided to make a major change to this project. I am changing the format from simple price guide, to a magazine. 

Why this change? Above all else, I want the magazine to be valuable to people. After some feedback ( I use the word loosely) from the classic community, it is apparent that, simply a price guide is not valuable. 

Therefore the format is changed. Another change is to make the magazine a monthly publication, instead of a quarterly publication. Because of this change, I will need all of your help. The magazine will need articles, reviews, historical documents. Anyone that wishes to volunteer his or her time is welcome to contact me. There are no experience requirements at all. 

Also, if you run a website that contains interviews, articles, pictures. I would like to be able to use them. Any article or picture that I use will be linked to the original. For any printed version of the Magazine, the author will receive free advertising. 

So, what other changes are in the future? I am not sure, but welcome your comments. If you feel we have missed a title or think the prices are incorrect in the guide, please send us an email. Or if you just have a question or suggestion. We will print the letters and answers. Our address is vgtnj@aol.com. Please put PRICE GUIDE on the subject line. The one change we are considering is to make the magazine a completely FREE publication, funded by advertising. 

If you enjoy our magazine and want it to continue, I asked you join our Google group. Even if you don’t participate in discussions, you will be showing your support by just joining. This will give us an idea as to how many people are reading .

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