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Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Patrick Hickey, Jr.

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Patrick Hickey, Jr. who is displayed on card number 3258, from the Superstars of 2019 Collection. Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of ReviewFix.com and a lecturer of English and journalism at...

People and Places: Estarland – By Ryan Burger and Billy Mitchell

In this issue of Old School Gamer, we are profiling two stores that we love for different reasons. The first, which you will read about elsewhere in this issue, is a smaller sole proprietorship. Jason took his passion and built a store that caters to like-minded...

Alien By Kyle Snyder

Being a fan of horror and sci-fi, I remember being rather excited to see a video game version of the claustrophobic cinematic masterpiece, Alien. It must be a fantastic and frenetic shoot-em-up, I thought. Probably one of those three-dimensional type games like CBS'...
Alien By Kyle Snyder

Alien By Kyle Snyder

Being a fan of horror and sci-fi, I remember being rather excited to see a video game version of the claustrophobic cinematic masterpiece, Alien. It must be a fantastic and frenetic shoot-em-up, I thought. Probably one of those three-dimensional type games like CBS'...

Dumbo’s Flying Circus By Kyle Snyder

Dumbo’s Flying Circus By Kyle Snyder

What happens when you take elements of the arcade classics Joust, Defender, and Kickman, toss in some Disney magic, a clever control scheme, and engaging game play? You get a delightful cocktail known as Dumbo's Flying Circus for the Atari 2600. This was intended to...

Tron

Tron

Odds are, if you consider yourself a “Classic Gamer,” you’ve seen the movie “Tron” 112.4 times. That number comes from the fact that we know you scan the movie to the “Space Paranoids” scene and then straight to when Flynn gets digitized and brought into the computer...

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,...