The TDE Podcast Episode 10: Brian Colin of Midway

Episode 10 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now! If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: This episode, we talk with Rampage co-creator Brian Colin about the early days at Bally Midway, applying his traditional animation know-how to the seminal Discs of Tron, and meeting The Rock….

The TDE Podcast Episode 9: Kevin Hayes of Atari Ireland

Episode 09 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now! If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: The Ted Dabney Experience podcast talks with Kevin Hayes, former Managing Director of Atari Ireland. If you played an Atari arcade game in Europe during the proverbial Golden Age of video…

Missile Commander Book Now Available!

I am delighted to announce that my new book Missile Commander is now available to order! I’ve made it available here for readers of my blog, and I will personalise and sign every copy. For now, this is the only place to order the book. So what’s it all about? Missile Commander has been a…

Atari Community Awareness Program

The arrival of the video game phenomenon across America’s arcades in the early 80s, hit society like a steam train. Communities across the nation were concerned about arcades becoming dens of iniquities, and many adults struggled to understand the appeal of this new fangled form of electronic entertainment that was sucking so much time (and…

Williams Electronics Promotional Films

Some time ago I took a look at some of the marketing materials used by Williams Electronics to promote themselves to the industry that would distribute and operate arcade machines across the USA. If you missed that post, check it out here.  Founded way back in 1943, Williams began life as a manufacturer of pinball…

The TDE Podcast Episode 7: John Newcomer

Episode 07 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now! If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: An in-depth discussion with John Newcomer, designer and lead developer of one of the most unique and enduring arcade games of the Golden Age, Joust. John talks to The Ted Dabney…

The TDE Podcast Episode 6: Doug Wismer of Electrohome

Episode 06 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now! If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: Electrohome supplied CRT monitors to all the big-name video arcade game manufacturers of the Golden Age, including Atari, Gremlin and Midway. Doug talks to us about how the company was saved…

Atari Liberator: Failure to Launch

I am sure you will have noticed that things have been rather quiet on the blog in recent weeks. I have lots going on, so apologies for the lack of output currently. But an announcement is imminent regarding the book that I’ve working hard to complete (almost there!), so do keep an eye out for…

The TDE Podcast Episode 5: Atari’s Mike Hally

Episode 05 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now! If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: Mike Hally devoted a quarter of a century to Atari, from the Sunnyvale years through Time Warner, literally turning off the lights when the company closed its doors for good in…

Classic Arcade Gaming Quiz: 2020 Edition

If you’re a regular Arcade Blogger reader, you might recall that back in November 2019, I made my annual trip to The Free Play Florida event in Orlando – read my review of this excellent event here. Each year, I am asked to get involved with the event organisation in some way. Myself and colleague…