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  • The Arcade Raid That Wasn’t
    by Tony on January 22, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Been a while since I wrote about an arcade raid here on the blog. For the uninitiated, an “Arcade Raid” usually involves the discovery and subsequent removal of classic arcade cabinets. A typical raid will occur in an old warehouse, barn or […]

  • The Development of Xevious
    by Tony on December 30, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Well here we are at the end of another year on the blog. I want to thank everyone for checking in regularly and of course for the support with my book, which continues to sell well. Over the Christmas break I found myself playing a lot of Namco’s […]

  • The TDE Podcast Ep 26: Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day
    by Tony on December 17, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Episode 26 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: We speak with Walter Day, the grandfather of e-sports and the […]

  • What if Atari’s Pong was a Sci-Fi Movie?
    by Tony on December 4, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Well, there’s a question I’ll bet you’ve never asked yourself. Don’t worry, me neither. But someone out there on the internet did. Pong of course is the arcade videogame that started it all – every video game that has come since, was […]

  • Missile Commander Book: 2023 Update
    by Tony on November 21, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    I have arranged another run of my book Missile Commander for 2023! Feedback to date has been universally positive and I want to thank everyone who has supported the project thus far. To celebrate this new 2023 run, I’m adding a couple of things to […]

  • The Last Ridge Racer
    by Tony on November 20, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Well, this is a bit of a roller coaster tale that I’ve been meaning to share for a while. Before we start, let’s take a trip into the history books to set the scene. In October 1993, Namco released its seminal arcade racer, Ridge Racer to wide […]

  • The TDE Podcast Ep 25: Centuri coder Lee Feuling
    by Tony on November 18, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Episode 25 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: This month’s episode: Lee Feuling is a retired United States […]

  • Williams Defender Restoration 1
    by Tony on October 2, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    So, with some decent weather around these parts over the past couple of weeks, I thought I’d make a start with the restoration of the Defender upright that I picked up. Catch up on the details here. Our starting point isn’t exactly great, but […]

  • The TDE Podcast Ep 24: Death Race Creator, Howell Ivy
    by Tony on September 24, 2022 at 6:35 am

    Episode 24 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: Howell Ivy is the creator of Exidy’s infamous Death Race. […]

  • Weekend Pickup! Williams Defender
    by Tony on September 12, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    If you’ve been following this blog over the years, you will know that space is now at a premium here at Arcade Blogger Towers. Simply put, I cannot see a way of squeezing another cabinet into the loft arcade space that I have, so future […]

 

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