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The Video Game Newsroom Time Machine is a monthly retro gaming podcast that looks at headlines from the arcade, video game, and computer gaming business from 40, 30, and 20 years ago.  In addition to just looking at what was making news, we also take a look at some of the historical context and consequences of those stories. 

It's fun and educational! (in case you need to justify listening to it to a significant other)

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Sep 11, 2019

CompuServe brings online services to the masses!
The Battle for Tetris begins in court!
Sega flounders heading into the Dreamcast launch!

These stories and many more on this month's episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine.

This month we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry...


Jul 31, 2019

Financial scandals rock the computer world!
Sega is set to take on NEC in North America!
And the Dreamcast is thinking...
These stories and many more on this month's episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

This month we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in July of 1979,...


Jun 22, 2019

Sesame Street wants to teach kids computing,

The PC Master Race is pissy that the NES is watering down gaming

and

Sega teams up with iomega to bring zip drives to the Dreamcast

 

These stories and many more on this month's episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

This month we will look back at the biggest...


Jun 3, 2019

This month we look back at December 1978, 1988, and 1998. Bushnell gets the boot, Phillips jumps into the cartridge console market, Nintendo stops the Giana Sisters and much, much more!

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Jun 1, 2019

Downloadable games come home,
CD based systems are on the rise,
and
The PS2 eats Dreamcast's lunch before either's launch

These stories and many more on this month's episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

We look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in May of 1979, 1989, 1999.
As...