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Interview with Jim Zespy
Logan Arcade is a new arcade-bar that opened just February 2014. It features over twenty-five pinball machines and forty-five vintage arcade-games. Owner Jim Zespy collects and restores arcade games, including those in the ...
Interview with Terry Minnich and Jeff Lee
￼For our oral history project, we interviewed Jeff Lee, and Terry Minnich who is also known as Trickman Terry. Jeff Lee was an artist that made artwork for QBert, Exterminator, and as well as other freelancing work. ...
Interview with Jessica Kent
Before video games were invented, people initially played coin-op games like skeeball. The most prominent coin-op game was pinball, and its appeal endures to this day. However, the arcade and coin-op scene, including ...
Interview with Larry Wilson
Larry Wilson is an electromechanical repair hobbyist, and has been one for most of his life. As a seventeen-year-old, Larry came across his hobby when he discovered a Coke machine at a party. Larry was captured by the sleek ...
Rob Lach - Oral History
Interview with Rob Lach
Interview with Daniel Bishop
Mr. David L. Bishop is the Vice President of Namco USA, and works at Level 257 in Schaumberg, Illinois. Growing up working in an arcade as a teen, he instantly fell in love with video games. Defender was the game that ...
Interview with Patrick O'Malley
In the heart of the college town of DeKalb, Illinois there is a small arcade of about 45 machines. Looking closer at them, it is clear to see how meticulously clean and well preserved they are, almost like the day they ...
Interview with George Spanos
George Spanos is a game technician living in Schaumburg, Illinois. He works freelance around the Chicago suburbs at arcades and warehouses fixing whatever machines and cabinets are sent his way. Spanos’s first memories of ...
Interview with Davin Loh
Interview with Andrew Breyer
In the early days of home video game systems, Atari hosted tournaments where the best players competed to be the world champion for different games on its systems. One such player, Andrew “Andy” Breyer, competed in the ...