Our next Trading Card Spotlight Features Ryan Burger of Old School Gamer Magazine who is displayed on card number 2761, from the Superstars Collection of 2017. Ryan is the founder and creator of Old School Magazine, which is an online and publication magazine. The Magazine first issue was released on October 16th, 2017 and the new issue has just gone digital and will be followed up by the hard copy in a few weeks. Ryan’s moto for the magazine/website is “Dedicated to you, the old school/retro gamer from the arcades to your home!” Ryan has hopes that everyone young and old can enjoy the blogs and articles written by the writers and Ryan himself. This trading card was honored and featured at the International Video Game Hall of Fame in Ottumwa, Iowa this past November.
To see the 2nd edition of the magazine, click here.
Do you remember your first video game / arcade you played and what do you remember about it?
I remember buying the first video game system perfectly. We bought a Sears Intellivision at the local Sears store in Cincinnati Ohio. I can picture the shelf it was sitting on and the display around it. As to the first arcade, it would be a Chuck E Cheese / ShowBiz Pizza, not sure which one it was first, but it was on my 11th birthday in 1983 and we had just moved to West Des Moines from Cincinnati and knew no one so within a week of moving here it was my family at the pizza place having a blast. Back when Chuck E Cheese used to have tons of games.