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  • MISSILE COMMANDER BOOK
    by Tony on November 26, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Happy holidays everyone. A quick post to remind readers of the blog that my book is currently on sale and discounted until the end of the month! Missile Commander is a full-length, detailed hardback book that covers the development of Atari’s […]

  • Weekend Pickup! Robotron Cabaret
    by Tony on November 20, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Well “Weekend Pickup” is maybe stretching things a little in this case, but still. I’ve been on the lookout for one of these cabinets for years. I regarded it as one of my “grail” arcade cabinets, but the potential cost has always been a […]

  • The TDE Podcast Ep 13: Atari veteran Dennis Koble
    by Tony on July 10, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    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 […]

  • Crystal Castles Conversion Kit
    by Tony on July 5, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    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 […]

  • The TDE Podcast Episode 12: Atari Researcher Carol Kantor
    by Tony on March 20, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    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 […]

  • Classic Arcade Video Footage
    by Tony on March 7, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    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 […]

  • The TDE Podcast Episode 11: Steve Golson of GCC
    by Tony on February 7, 2021 at 11:29 am

    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, […]

  • Anatomy of Arcade High Score Tables
    by Tony on January 31, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    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 […]

  • The TDE Podcast Episode 10: Brian Colin of Midway
    by Tony on January 8, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    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, […]

  • Missile Command Arcade World Record Footage!
    by Tony on January 2, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    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 – […]

 

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