From the editor

Lyndsey beatty,

Hello dear and gentle readers, we're trying to beat the summer heat and stay healthy as always and doing a little summer reading while we're at it.


While we're chilling in this maddeningly hot summer, we've been a little nostalgic for video game guides that we discovered in our childhood. There are quite a few quality Nintendo Player's Guides that I've collected over the years, but our favorite has always been the NES Game Atlas.


The NES Game Atlas holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first guides I bought on my own with my allowance and lit my fire of gaming journalism. I bought it as a 10-year-old avid gamer, eager to learn the secrets of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3 and pored over it many a night at the dinner table. You could usually find me memorizing maps for almost all the games in the guide, many of which I still know by heart.


This issue, I'm sharing the love I have for the guide with you dear readers by taking an in-depth look at the guide itself, the games included and the history of Nintendo's publishing arm. I'd like to think I'm not alone in my adoration of this finely crafted piece of gaming knowledge straight from the pros themselves.


Enjoy the issue!


We are a small video game publication based in Columbia, S.C. While we focus on retro games, our love is really for digital entertainment, whether it be manga, anime, comics or gaming.


Gaming Insurrection began in 2002 in Editor-in-Chief Lyndsey Beatty's kitchen as a side project to sharpen her print journalism skills while in college. After a six-year hiatus, GI was restarted and enhanced with a redesign and addition of staff.


Gaming Insurrection produces a PDF version of the magazine as well as the occasional video and podcasts for mass consumption.



The Gaming Insurrection crew past and present gets together or goes solo to have fun in various ways on camera. Watch all of the episodes of the Gaming Insurrection Show here.



Lyndsey Beatty is co-founder and editor-in-chief of GI. She enjoys binge watching TV with her husband, editing as part of the Uppercut Editions team and playing various retro video games. Lyndsey resides in Columbia, S.C., and is an

accounting auditor for the state of South Carolina.


Brandon Beatty is editor-at-large for GI. Brandon writes reviews when the mood strikes him, produces the  Otaku Corner column for The Strip and spends a significant amount of time watching new and old anime alike with his wife. Brandon resides in Columbia, S.C., and is a security specialist for the state of South Carolina.