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The Video Game Newsroom Time Machine is a weekly retro gaming podcast in which we travel back in time to see what was making headlines 40, 30, and 20 years ago in the arcade, video game, and computer gaming business and interview industry veterans. 

We try to put those events into historical context to understand how the industry of today came to be. 

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

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Jan 21, 2021

Michael Dornbrook Interview Part 1
 

He was there at the birth of Infocom, founded the Zork Users Group, the first hint books, and stayed on through thick and thin.  
Michael Dornbrook is an industry legend and he sat down for a mammoth interview with me.  The first half covers his background, the founding of...


Jan 13, 2021

Japanese games get weird
3Dfx is no more
and
Steven Kent ushers in a new age of game history

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

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in December of 2000.
As always, we'll mostly be...


Jan 7, 2021

Virtuality is bringing VR to the arcades
Nintendo goes easy on NES developers
and
Sierra bets on CD-Rom

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

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in December of 1990.
As always, we'll...


Dec 30, 2020

Gene Lipkin leaves Atari
Electronic toys are heading for a cliff
and
Digital information services go corporate

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

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in December of 1980.
As always,...


Dec 20, 2020

From stacking inventory on the Parker Brothers loading docks, to being knee deep in the trenches of the video game crash, to founding Hasbro Interactive and helping acquire Magic and D&D, Tom Dusenberry has seen the industry like few others and he's here to share his story, his passion for innovation, and some...