From the editor

Lyndsey beatty,

Hello all! Quite a few things have happened since our last issue!

You should notice my name change across all of GI’s presence in the world. Brandon and I were married April 15 of this year, after eight years of dating. We made the leap after deciding to postpone our original wedding date in 2020 because of COVID-19. Hopefully, and happily, this will be the last name change for me. Going forward, I am professionally known as Lyndsey Beatty.


Also, we switched the timing format of Gaming Insurrection. For 13 years, we operated under a quarterly system. Beginning with this issue, we will solely be using the issue number format. Because we haven’t published on a consistent basis in the past few years, we made the decision to change how we denote the issue. Our extenuating circumstances are mostly cleared, but the timing change allows us to take a little bit more time with the issue.


And in this issue, for the fourth year, we’re focusing on East Asia: food, music, anime, games and movies. All the things we’ve come to love over the years from China, South Korea and Japan are highlighted to share. We’ve come a long way from our first issue in 2013 that focused on Japan only, but we’ve still got plenty to discuss and spread the love with our faithful and gentle readers. Here’s to learning something new and bold.


Enjoy the issue!


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