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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. 

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Nov 9, 2019

Taito is going Made in USA
Capcom launches the CP System 1
With the PS2 launch looming, the Dreamcast is thinking "I might be in trouble"

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...


Oct 28, 2019

I had the good fortune to interview Ed Zaron, founder of Muse Software. Not only did he found one of the first computer gaming companies back in 1978, but he helped bring titles such as Robotwar, Firebug, Castle Wolfenstein, and Space Taxi to the masses, to say nothing of his friendship and work with the legendary Silas...


Oct 16, 2019

Fairchild gets out of gaming
PC sound is going to get blasted
and
Sega cans Bernie Stolar


This month we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in October of 1979, 1989, 1999.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the...


Oct 15, 2019

In a break from our normal programming, we interview Al Lowe, the father of Leisure Suit Larry, the padre of Freddy Pharkas and the god of Torin.

In this interview we touch on his first steps into the gaming industry pre-Sierra, his adventures dealing with Disney, the rise of Leisure Suit Larry and the changes in the...


Oct 3, 2019

The KGB wants our KBs!
EA's Madden hits the shelves!
and
The Dreamcast lands in America!


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 September of 1979, 1989, 1999.
As always,...