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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)

May 8, 2019

A computer in every home
Atari and Nintendo sue each other
and
Nintendo gets its panties in a bunch over emulation

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


Apr 7, 2019

Tandy mourns its CEO
Epyx beats Data East in court
and
Steve Jobs wants to make the Mac a gaming powerhouse.

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 March of 1979, 1989, 1999.


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Mar 1, 2019

AMD wants in on the hot new microcomputer action
The GDC is born
PCs are coming to rescue the arcade

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 February of 1979, 1989, 1999.
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Jan 27, 2019

 Commodore tries to get into the retail business,
Atari announces plans to release a 16 bit console,
Interplay hits hard times
And much, much more!

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

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Jan 13, 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! 

Our sources this month include:

http://www.the-nextlevel.com/odyssey2/articles/timeline/index.php