The Arcade Blogger
10  juillet     19h32
The TDE Podcast Ep 13: Atari veteran Dennis Koble
Tony    Episode 13 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is available now for your listening pleasure If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: Recruited by the company in 1976, Dennis Koble was one of Atari’s earliest coin-op game designers. Koble stayed with...
05  juillet     20h35
Crystal Castles Conversion Kit
Tony    We’ve looked at arcade conversions here on the blog previously. Put simply, this was a way for arcade operators to maximise their profits. When an arcade machine got to the end of its play life and stopped taking money, why buy a whole new cabinet, when a simple swap of the game’s PCB, controls and...
20  mars     14h56
The TDE Podcast Episode 12: Atari Researcher Carol Kantor
Tony    Episode 12 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: Hired by Atari in 1976, Carol Kantor became the videogame industry’s very first market researcher. Kantor talks to us about the game-changing yet...
07  mars     18h06
Classic Arcade Video Footage
Tony    I’ve shared a good deal of vintage arcade footage that has surfaced over the years here on the blog. You can check out some of those videos by clicking here. Whilst new unseen footage is scarce on the ground these days, YouTube does occasionally throw up new examples of arcade scenes, factory...
07  février     11h29
The TDE Podcast Episode 11: Steve Golson of GCC
Tony    Episode 11 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: The imitable Steve Golson reminisces about his days evading Atari’s radar with GCC, subsequently being co-opted by the former for arcade classics such...
31  janvier     22h04
Anatomy of Arcade High Score Tables
Tony    The arcade high score table. A chance to get your name in print on a CRT screen of your local arcade. For those of us fortunate enough to frequent the arcades during the Golden Age of arcade video games, it was an opportunity to establish early bragging rights in the arcades of the early eighties.....
08  janvier     21h15
The TDE Podcast Episode 10: Brian Colin of Midway
Tony    Episode 10 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: This episode, we talk with Rampage co-creator Brian Colin about the early days at Bally Midway, applying his traditional animation know-how to the...
02  janvier     18h36
Missile Command Arcade World Record Footage
Tony    Happy new year 2020 was interesting, but personally speaking, last year wasn’t all bad I finally managed to release my book, Missile Commander (I still have copies available if you’ve yet to order). Feedback has been very positive thanks again to you all for supporting the project. You can...
12  décembre     21h16
The TDE Podcast Episode 9: Kevin Hayes of Atari Ireland
Tony    Episode 09 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast talks with Kevin Hayes, former Managing Director of Atari Ireland. If you played an Atari arcade game in Europe...
05  décembre     15h16
Missile Commander Book Now Available
Tony    I am delighted to announce that my new book Missile Commander is now available to order I’ve made it available here for readers of my blog, and I will personalise and sign every copy. For now, this is the only place to order the book. So what’s it all about? Missile Commander has been a... Read...