About Massively Multiplayer Online Games

About Massively Multiplayer Online Games

Would you want to compete with other online players from different parts of the world in a variety of online only games? A massively multiplayer online game also known as (MMOG/MMO) refers to those video games that allow a large group of players to participate...

Pac-Man World Review by Sarah Thomas

Pac-Man World Review by Sarah Thomas

You’re invited to Pac-Man’s 20th birthday party! In celebration of our favorite yellow dot’s birthday, Namco has released Pac-Man World, a 3D version of the classic game. While at first it may appear Namco has released this 3D game in order to keep up with the Joneses...

Games That Haunt Me: Mega Man 8

Games That Haunt Me: Mega Man 8

I've been playing video games for a good long while, but there are some games that, to this very day, haunt me.  Not because the game is bad per se, or because something happened to said game that made it unplayable.  No, I'm talking about games that, for the life of...

Deep Thaw by Chris Lion

Deep Thaw by Chris Lion

When I was in high school, the only friend of mine who had an Atari videogame was Rosalind Goldberg. Roz, as we called her, was from a family that not only owned the most ultimate high tech video game player available—the Atari 2600—but also had a home computer! They...

Games That Go Bump in the Night

Games That Go Bump in the Night

With the advent of Fall upon us, the appearance of ghosts, witches and vampires at our front doors is not too far in the distance. Yes, Halloween will soon be upon us once again. What better way to spend a Halloween’s eve than curled up with your classic gaming system...

The Legend of Bira Bira

The Legend of Bira Bira

As collectors of classic video games we know how frustrating it can be when we hit upon a dry period of finding classic cartridges and game systems. We know the feeling of wanting to spit nails when seeing the mother lode of rare cartridges walk off with somebody else...

Coleco Visions

Coleco Visions

An underdog in the arcade became a winner in the living room. Based on Universal’s sleeper arcade game, Cosmic Avenger became a huge hit for the Colecovision. As with many of their arcade ports, Coleco took a chance in bringing this game to the home market. However,...

Five Underrated NES Sports Games

Five Underrated NES Sports Games

With pretty much every sport in full swing, Old School Gamer Magazine figures, why not enjoy a game of your favorite sport? And why not do it on a retro console? Here’s our list of five great sports games you might have overlooked on the NES. Pro Sport Hockey: It’s...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Doc Mack

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Doc Mack

This weekend the International Video Game Hall of Fame will be inducting its new members into the Class of 2019.  One of these inductees is Doc Mack.  Doc is the owner and creator of the worlds largest arcade, Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL.  He is being...

Lee’s Classic Corner: CVG 101

Lee’s Classic Corner: CVG 101

Welcome to the first CVG 101 column. My name is Lee K. Seitz, and I've been actively collecting classic video games since the late 1980s. The purpose of this column is to help educate newcomers to the hobby of collecting classic video games. Each issue I'll choose a...

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: A Really Great Tactics Game

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: A Really Great Tactics Game

I love tactics games.  To the passing gamer, they may seem boring with the lack of action and constant planning and strategizing.  But to me, it's an intense chess match where every move matters and the satisfaction of watching a strategy play out perfectly is oh so...

Five NES Sleeper Gems

Five NES Sleeper Gems

With over 700 games, the Nintendo Entertainment System library is massive. For that reason alone, it’s possible you haven’t played some of the best games on the console, despite the fact that the console was discontinued 25 years ago. In this exclusive Old School...