Category Archives: arcade

RETRO magazine

Dear reader! Starting with the next issue, I’ll be writing regular columns for RETRO magazine, covering arcade history and game tech, two subjects that are pretty much always on my mind anyway.


I’ve been a subscriber since the magazine’s debut, and RETRO has continued to improve with each issue since. I’m pleased enough to be writing with a retro gaming focus, but after chatting about the team’s plans for the upcoming year, I’m even more thrilled to be onboard.

RETRO is currently running a Kickstarter to bolster subscription numbers and add additional content for year two. The funding goal was quickly surpassed and now the focus is on stretch goals, three of which (more pages! stickers! posters!) have already been met. If you’re interested in reading, it’s a good time to subscribe, as the Kickstarter rate is a hell of a deal.

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Retro extravaganza!

Atari Force

Download all 21 issues of DC Comics’ Atari Force, one of the more ah, interesting Atari licensing deals of the 1980s. The original pack-in issues (telling a previous story) are also available.

Scott Evans, curator of, recently uploaded the CAX 2009 Atari alumni discussion panel. Available in 5 parts, Arcade Heroes has bundled them all into a single post.

The birth of an industry: Ralph Baer and His All-Purpose Boxes.

For the ZX Brits: 25 Years of Crash.

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It’s burger Friday! Today’s pick: Burger Bar. It’s gonna be delicious.

Dreamcast Top 100

The Dreamcast User Top 100 Poll. Give Rez and Typing of the Dead some love.

Who’s Buying, a Jet Set Games side project, is now in the App Store. Go buy it and get drunk. [Bonus: try and see how many concurrent balls you can get going in a single player Multiball session]

Keeping The Cabinet Alive, an interview with the owner of Austin’s Arcade UFO.

Another bonus chapter from Matt Barton and Bill Loguidice’s Vintage Games is now available: The History of Robotron: 2084 – Running Away While Defending Humanoids.