The TDE Podcast Ep 13: Atari veteran Dennis Koble

Episode 13 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is available now for your listening pleasure!

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Recruited by the company in 1976, Dennis Koble was one of Atari’s earliest coin-op game designers. Koble stayed with Atari for five years and was responsible for such notable titles as Avalanche, Sprint 2 and Dominos, before leaving to co-found Imagic. In 1984 Dennis would return to coin-op as Director of Software for Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell’s Sente. At no point did he sit in a hot tub.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike says:

    This was a truly interesting interview. Dennis Koble adds clarity to a number of things / interactions with other Atari employees that I had only read about prior, not to mention more details of many of the earlier Atari products from multiple lines within Atari.

    Thank you for this one too.

    Cheers,

    Mike.

    Posted by a collector of:
    ATARI, INC.
    A Warner Communications Company

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  2. Mike B says:

    PS; I especially liked his comment that (paraphrasing here) “……..Atari was the Cadillac of video game manufacturers…. The others were Chevy’s…” Sort of reflects, closely, how I felt back in the day as a video game player and owner of their products. Obviously to this day as well, now as a collector / player.

    Cheers, Mike.

    Posted by a collector of:
    ATARI, INC.
    A Warner Communications Company

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