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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)

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May 22, 2020

If you ever played a computer strategy game on your home micro computer in the 80s or 90s, spending countless hours moving your troops around the battlefield, be it  Antietam, Vietnam, WWII or even the mythical land of Krynn, or one of the amazing Gold Box games, you have one man to think, Joel Billings, founder...


May 17, 2020

Apple introduces its next gen system
Acclaim powers up its team
and
Nintendo wants a piece of the Harry Potter pie

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 May of 1980, 1990,...


Apr 29, 2020

There are many legendary CEOs in the gaming business, and while many of them were famous for either their charisma, their business acumen, or their larger than life personalities, I can think of only one who was famous for all three, and he's our guest today on the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine, Mr. Wild Bill...


Apr 25, 2020

Arcade operators fear the VCS
Nintendo trounces Atari in court
and
The PS2 takes Japan by storm

These stories and a very tired Karl 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 April of 1980, 1990, 2000.
As...


Apr 9, 2020

We sit down with Michael Katz for a second round, this time  covering Epyx's publishing of Lucasfilm's first titles, working with Jack Tramiel's Atari, and helping establish Sega's no nonsense advertising for the Genesis.

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