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The Ted Dabney Experience. Conversations with leading lights from the Golden Age of Video Arcade gaming. A Podcast Project by Richard May, Paul Drury (Retro Gamer magazine) and Tony Temple (The Arcade Blogger).

The Ted Dabney Experience The Ted Dabney Experience

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The Ted Dabney Experience. Conversations with leading lights from the Golden Age of Video Arcade gaming. A Podcast Project by Richard May, Paul Drury (Retro Gamer magazine) and Tony Temple (The Arcade Blogger).

    TDE EP14 - Q*Bert co-creator Jeff Lee

    TDE EP14 - Q*Bert co-creator Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee was the original video artist at D. Gottlieb and Company, designing the character Q*Bert and working on titles such as Krull, The Three Stooges and the late Kan Yabumoto’s seminal Mad Planets. Jeff talks to The Ted Dabney Experience about his days at Gottlieb (later Mylstar) and, most importantly, the origin of Q*Bert’s vestigial limb.

    The Ted Dabney Experience - Trailer

    The Ted Dabney Experience - Trailer

    Conversations with Golden Age video arcade greats. A podcast project by Richard May, Tony Temple (The Arcade Blogger) and Paul Drury (Retro Gamer magazine).

    TDE EP13 - Atari veteran Dennis Koble

    TDE EP13 - Atari veteran Dennis Koble

    Recruited by the company in 1976, Dennis Koble was one of Atari’s earliest coin-op game designers. Koble stayed with Atari for five years and was responsible for such notable titles as Avalanche, Sprint 2 and Dominos, before leaving to co-found Imagic. In 1984 Dennis would return to coin-op as Director of Software for Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell’s Sente. At no point did he sit in a hot tub.

    TDE EP12 - Atari market researcher Carol Kantor

    TDE EP12 - Atari market researcher Carol Kantor

    Hired by Atari in 1976, Carol Kantor became the videogame industry’s very first market researcher. Kantor talks to us about the game-changing yet quotidian minutiae of market research in the late Seventies, the graphic genius of the late George Opperman and those controversial accusations against Nolan Bushnell.

    TDE EP11 - GCC’s Steve Golson (Ms. Pac-Man, Super Missile Attack)

    TDE EP11 - GCC’s Steve Golson (Ms. Pac-Man, Super Missile Attack)

    The inimitable Steve Golson reminisces about his days evading Atari’s radar with GCC, subsequently being co-opted by the former for arcade classics such as the frantic Food Fight and the singular Quantum, and of course Crazy Otto (aka Midway’s Ms. Pac-Man).

    An Introduction to TDE

    An Introduction to TDE

    A brief introduction to The Ted Dabney Experience podcast. Originally released as a segment for the Retro Asylum Christmas Special episode, 2020.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

FamilyJules ,

Quality podcasting

Everyone knows their stuff and is obviously passionate about the era and the subject - probably more intended for listeners of the same ilk but without condescending the casual listener. I’m probably a bit younger than these guys and learning a lot. Agree with the other reviewer on here about the great presentation and music etc. Looking forward to more.

Endless Mutton ,

6 Stars

I’d give 6 stars if I could. Great podcast, top presenters and fantastic guests. I’ve learnt so much from listening.

C64endings.co.uk ,

I *hate* podcasts... but I *LOVE* this!

This podcast is pure quality from the opening music through to the quality and thought-through questions. A *quality* podcast.

All other retrogaming podcasts, take note...*this* is how it’s done!

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