EAG Trade Show: January 2023

I thought I’d share a few pictures this week of a recent visit I made to an amusement trade show here in the UK. EAG (Entertainment, Attractions & Gaming International Expo) has been around for a few years now, since 2009 in fact, and is the first in a year-long calendar of similar events across…

The Arcade Raid That Wasn’t

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 storage area, usually owned by an ex arcade operator. These buildings house stashes…

The Development of Xevious

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 excellent vertical shooter Xevious on my Mini…

The TDE Podcast Ep 26: Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day

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 inspiration for Wreck-it-Ralph’s avuncular arcade manager, Mr Litwack. Walter is the founder of the long-defunct but…

What if Atari’s Pong was a Sci-Fi Movie?

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 birthed out of Pong, which also happens to be 50 years old this…

Missile Commander Book: 2023 Update

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 package – every new purchaser will receive: Missile Commander…

The Last Ridge Racer

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 acclaim. The graphics, gameplay and sound score, delivered…

The TDE Podcast Ep 25: Centuri coder Lee Feuling

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 Airforce and American Airlines pilot who, once upon a time, was a coder for Centuri Video Games…

Williams Defender Restoration 1

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 there’s enough here that’s complete to get this thing back into…

The TDE Podcast Ep 24: Death Race Creator, Howell Ivy

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. Released in 1976, this was the first arcade game to stir a moral panic over videogame violence…