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  • The TDE Podcast Ep 32: Eugene Jarvis
    by Tony on February 16, 2024 at 6:08 pm

    Episode 32 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: Eugene Jarvis cut his teeth in the Atari pinball division […]

  • Atari’s Mike Jang
    by Tony on February 13, 2024 at 6:58 pm

    Some sad news to report on the blog this week. I got word that long-time Industrial Designer at Atari coin-operated division, Mike Jang, has passed away. I’ve known Mike since 2016, and whilst we never met, he was always on the other end of an […]

  • The Automatic Services Universal Arcade Cabinet
    by Tony on February 10, 2024 at 9:27 pm

    A few weeks back I wrote about Automatic Services and the arcade cabinets that a group of us were able to acquire, after its owner Mark Shepherd passed away. If you missed that post, go here. This week, I wanted to follow up by taking a closer look […]

  • The Bizarre Taito Taitan arcade cabinet
    by Tony on January 27, 2024 at 10:24 am

    Generic cabinets from the Golden Age of arcade gaming tended to be functional workhorses. Of course the beauty of dedicated cabinets from manufacturers such as Atari, Williams, Gottlieb and Sega is undeniable. Those cabinets usually had bespoke […]

  • The TDE Podcast Ep 31: Dr Alan Meades
    by Tony on January 20, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    Episode 31 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: Dr Alan Meades teaches the undergraduate and post-graduate […]

  • Saving an Arcade Workshop: The legacy of Automatic Services Limited
    by Tony on January 10, 2024 at 2:20 pm

    If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll have read several articles where I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go through old collections or stashes of arcade cabinets. This is where arcade collectors get together to […]

  • A British Classic Arcade Photo Tour
    by Tony on December 30, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Searching the web for photos of classic arcades from back in the day, tends to bring up a plethora of American locations. Which is all well and good and pretty informative, but sets of genuine photographs taken in the 80s and 90s that documented the […]

  • A Return to Arcade Odyssey
    by Tony on December 27, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    My recent trip to the USA allowed me some time to check out a few arcades, specifically one of my favourites in Miami, FL. The last time I reviewed Arcade Odyssey, was a good five years ago. You can check that out here. The upshot I concluded back […]

  • California Extreme Arcade Expo 2023
    by Tony on November 4, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    I promised I’d share some pictures from my visit in August this year to the California Extreme arcade expo, so, here we go! Hosted at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Santa Clara, the event describes itself as the ultimate celebration of coin operated […]

  • The TDE Podcast Ep 30: Atari Engineer Dave Sherman
    by Tony on October 29, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    Episode 30 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: Dave Sherman joined Atari shortly prior to Nolan Bushnell’s […]

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