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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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Oct 19, 2021

Kevin Hayes started out as an accountant but ended up at Atari Ireland in the early days of the arcade boom before coming to America and running Atari and, later, Namco's arcade chains.

 

What was international arcade cabinet distribution and manufacturing like in the Golden Era?

How did you make money off of an arcade...


Oct 11, 2021

Bejeweled addiction sweeps the world
Atari classics are coming to phones &
Companies are dying in droves

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 September of 2001.
As always, we'll...


Oct 2, 2021

Sonic becomes a packin
Dune is coming in stereo
Flight Sims go to a galaxy far far away

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 September of 1991.
As always, we'll mostly be using...


Sep 25, 2021

Bienvenidos a la primera entrevista del Video Game Newsroom Time Machine en español (aun si es español muy pobre). :)

El legendario diseñador de Neverwinter Nights, Utopia y Tony LaRussa Baseball, y producer de titulos como Prince of Persia, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers y Racing Destruction Set vuelve a hablar...


Sep 15, 2021

Donkey Kong comes to Nintendo's rescue
Software retailing is coming to a mall near you
Computer Chronicles brings tech to TV

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 August of...