Atari Gravitar Restoration 2

Here we are with the second instalment of this Gravitar restoration project. If you’ve been waiting patiently for me to get this cabinet completed, I can only apologise. I have too many arcade projects and so little time! To catch up on the history of this cab so far, take a look here for the…

Classic Arcade News Feed: January 2019

Welcome to Classic Arcade News Feed for January 2019! This is the second instalment in this series. Feedback was good from last month’s inaugural news article, so I can see this being a regular feature here on Arcade Blogger. Let’s get to it! First up is a great interview with American Classic Arcade Museum curator…

Arcade Raid! Jacksonville Flea Market Rescue

It’s high time we featured another arcade raid tale here on the blog. My buddy Steve is a collector we’ve featured previously – he was responsible for the NOS artwork raid I featured some time back. This particular haul was discovered earlier this year, but not by Steve initially. He received a call from a…

Arcade Odyssey: The Last Arcade

Surprisingly, options for Classic Arcade Gaming in Miami, Florida are pretty limited. I found myself in town for a couple of days back in November 2018 after visiting the Free Play Florida event, and was taken aback by Google’s distinct lack of suggestions for places to check out, given the size and cultural significance of…

Golden Age Arcade Games: Bootlegs, Lawsuits & Litigation

It is true to say that software piracy and video games go hand in hand, but not just in the home computer and console market. Since the early 70s, literally the infancy of video arcade gaming, manufacturers have struggled with the endless number of counterfeit and “clone” video game cabinets and PCBs out there. Arguably,…

Newbie Goes to Funspot

My annual trip to the USA this November was in two parts. Aside from dropping into Free Play Florida, I’d decided that en-route, a whistle-stop visit to the American Classic Arcade Museum was in order. Joining me on that leg of the trip was my mate and fellow Brit arcade collector Richard May. So this…

Free Play Florida: 2018 Review

Sharp-eyed visitors to Arcade Blogger will know that Free Play Florida is a regular haunt of mine each year. I’m fortunate enough to get some time away on an annual basis, and like to make a stop at Orlando during my November trip, to take part in this great event. Free Play hosts well in…