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  • Bally Midway’s Stanley Jarocki
    by Tony on May 25, 2024 at 6:42 pm

    Sad news to report on the blog this week. Midway’s Director of Marketing during the Golden Era of classic arcade gaming passed away on 14 May 2024 aged 94. He lived out his later years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jarocki’s influence on the […]

  • The TDE Podcast Ep 34: Pong Creator Al Alcorn
    by Tony on May 14, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    Episode 34 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: For this episode we speak with none other than Allan Alcorn, […]

  • Previously Unseen Puck Man Artwork
    by Tony on April 27, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    I recently came across a few interesting and previously unseen rejected artwork examples from the original cabinet design of Puck Man. So this week, I figured I’d do a follow up to the last blog entry about the Puck Man PCB, by sharing some of the […]

  • Puck Man PCB (Namco)
    by Tony on April 13, 2024 at 12:34 pm

    44 years ago (22 May 1980 to be precise), the first Puck Man machine was placed in an arcade in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, starting a worldwide global videogaming phenomenon. Today, Namco’s Pac-Man remains one of the most recognisable video game […]

  • The TDE Podcast Ep 33: Atari’s Roger Hector
    by Tony on April 7, 2024 at 9:06 am

    Episode 33 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: Senior corporate executive, serial entrepreneur, automotive […]

  • Free Play Florida: 2023 Review
    by Tony on March 17, 2024 at 10:39 am

    I’ll start with an apology – I’m rather ashamed that its taken me this long to post my review of last year’s event! It completely passed me by, and its only the recent announcement of the 2024 dates, that reminded me I didn’t share this […]

  • Super Pang Kabuki Chip Repair
    by Tony on March 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    You may have noticed that I don’t share many repairs here on the blog. Although useful (and I’m glad people do share their knowledge) I think they’re pretty dry to read and I don’t tend to tackle repairs – and when I do, they aren’t […]

  • 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 […]

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