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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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Mar 31, 2020

Zenith enters the home computer market,
Atari's Lynx goes national &
Nintendo finally embraces disks with the 64DD.

These stories and some that aren't about abject financial failures 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...


Mar 22, 2020

On this special episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine, Karl has a chat with industry legend Michael Katz.  They talk about his time at Mattel, the inner workings of product development in the toy business, how he developed the concept of the electronic LED game there, then went on to lambast that very product...


Feb 24, 2020

Coleco does what Mattel-don't!
Nintendo misfires with DragonQuest!
Big Money sees big future for the Playstation 2!


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 November of 1980,...


Jan 19, 2020

Commodore updates its Systems for the new decade
The Turbo Grafix 16 heralds in the age of the CD
Gaming takes to the web...

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 November of...


Dec 9, 2019

Bushnell borrows big to build!
Tengen trounced in Tetris tussle!
Pokemon perceived to push to pupils!

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 December of 1979, 1989, 1999.
As...