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Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast is a weekly podcast that dives deep into Arcade Life and takes a look back at classic coin-op games and arcade memories of yesteryear! The podcast is hosted by The Retroist's Vic Sage along with his arcade co-worker Andy Pickle. 






This week's episode is about TRON, the coin-operated arcade video game manufactured and distributed by Bally Midway in 1982. It is based on the Walt Disney Productions motion picture TRON released in the same year. The game consists of four subgames inspired by the events of the science fiction film. It features characters and items seen in the film, such as Light Cycles, Battle Tanks, the I/O Tower. The TRON arcade game earned more money than the film's initial release.


Today's episode also includes a very special interview with former Aladdin’s Castle arcade manager Gary Burton!


The Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast is a terrific podcast for those who are passionate about classic arcades and the memories that come along with them. I hope you'll find the time this weekend to tune in and give this podcast a listen. You could download it in iTunes, pop in some earbuds, and take it with you to your local arcade to listen while playing a great game. Maybe you'll see me there, doing the same.






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Here's what Vic Sage had to say about the episode:




Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast – Episode 008 – TRON


Welcome friends to the eighth episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast! Each show I will not only discuss a particular classic arcade game but share some behind the scenes information of what it’s like to work at a retro arcade. On this show I discuss the 1982 Bally/Midway classic “TRON” and have former Aladdin’s Castle arcade manager Gary Burton join me for an interview! This episode is quite a bit longer than usual with the info on TRON and the interview but I also announce the winner of the T-Shirt giveaway.






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