The TDE Podcast Ep 17: Gottlieb alumnus David Thiel

Episode 17 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: David Thiel is perhaps best known for his pinball audio work on titles such as Tron: Legacy, Alien, Dialed In, Avatar and Family Guy, but he was…

Freddy Flames: Centuri’s Lost Arcade Game

Some time back, I wrote about Centuri’s successful but brief stint as an arcade manufacturer in the early 80s. In that article, which you can check out here, I touched on a game developed by a member of Centuri’s in-house development team. This week I want to share some more detail about that game –…

Capcom Mini Cute Restoration 1

The Capcom Mini Cute arcade cabinet was launched in Japan during 1991; which for older readers of this blog is probably a frightening thought: 30 years ago! Primarily aimed at kids, it stands at just 1300mm tall, resulting in one of the most diminutive arcade cabinets ever released. As a result, this all-steel games machine…

Classic Arcade News Feed: April 2020

I hope everyone is doing OK in the current situation. I’ve been keeping busy with Nintendo Red Tent and Robotron restorations – updates will of course follow here on the blog in the coming weeks. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these; I’ve been bookmarking a few things over the last few…

Classic Arcade News Feed: May 2019

Here’s a summary for you of the latest arcade-related news! This month, I thought I’d mix things up a bit and pull together bunch of videos detailing what’s new relating to the hobby. Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Paul Johnson is a 2D animator with a penchant for…

Arcade Expo 5.0, Banning, CA

Well I’m back from my travels. I had a great week in California this year and was fortunate enough to take in lots of classic arcade sights and sounds along the way. I had a few plans in place to visit friends and a few tourist spots, but I timed my trip to coincide with…

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…

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…

Centuri Inc: The King of Licenced Arcade Games

The story of Centuri starts well before the Golden Age of arcade gaming. It was launched from the ashes of Allied Leisure formed by Ron Haliburton and Dave Braun in 1968. Allied released many well-known electromechanical and solid state pinball machines. It did actually dabble in the early video game craze – releasing a version of…

Arcade Raid! Louisiana, USA

Another arcade raid to share this week on the blog. We’ve met collector Jay before here on Arcade Blogger in a previous raid article here. This time round, Jay was given a lead about a warehouse in Bastrop, Louisiana. Stored within, he was told, were around 30 classic arcade machines. After significant research, he drew…