If you’re planning a stop in Quincy, Illinois in hopes of visiting the last Aladdin’s Castle arcade location, you may be about a month too late.
The First Aladdin’s Castle Arcade
I’ve said a lot about the last Aladdin’s Castle. Let’s talk about a better story: The first Aladdin’s Castle arcade at the Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, IL circa 1969.
Rygar Book Author Brian Riggsbee
Brian Riggsbee calls in with loads of insight about the arcade classic Rygar and the scoop on the upcoming second edition of his sold-out book, The Legend of Argus: The complete history of Rygar.
Our Trip to the Last Aladdin’s Castle Arcade
Because my photo post exploded on Twitter with nearly 10,000 impressions and engagement from about 2,500 people at the time of writing, here’s the story of our trip to the last remaining Aladdin’s Castle in Quincy, Illinois.
NBA Jam Book Author, Reyan Ali
I first interacted with Reyan Ali over Twitter just about a year ago. I’d just partnered with Microsoft to do a series of podcasts at GDC which was a total blast, but it caused me to miss the Classic Game Postmortem on the legendary NBA Jam. I tweeted out the presentation with great entusiasm once it hit YouTube, and Reyan and I became fast friends, vowing to do a podcast segment together before the launch of his book. Since that time, I’ve followed with great interest as we inch ever closer to the release of his definitive telling of the game’s incredible story, which will be published by Boss Fight Books.
Religion, Metallica, and NBA Jam
Happy Thanksgiving week! In this episode, Todd shares the story about how two awesome arcade machines ended up in his basement and shares what he’s thankful for (in addition to these awesome machines).
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