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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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Oct 16, 2020

We often think of trade shows today as just gimmicky PR extravaganzas that rarely surprise and amaze, with most big reveals having been leaked way before hand, and little revolutionary happening on the show floor.
The Amusement & Music Operators Association International Exposition of Games and Music in 1980 was...


Oct 10, 2020

Ken Williams is the co-founder, with his wife Roberta, of Online Systems, later Sierra Online, and then just Sierra.

He lead the company through the creation of the first graphic adventure, Mystery House, animated adventure, King's Quest, the first online games network, TSN, and so many other firsts, as well as,...


Sep 30, 2020

Electronic games may be about to crash!
Amstrad enters the console wars
Pokemon single handedly saves video games

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 September of 1970,...


Sep 15, 2020

Electronic Arts, Activision, Sierra, Sega, GT Interactive, Konami... few resumes include so many illustrious names, but Chris Garske's does. Find out how this industry veteran helped bring some of the biggest games to market in this in depth...


Aug 27, 2020

Ethernet heralds a new age of networked computing
Sonic the Hedgehog is coming...
Playstation2 gets a US launchdate


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 August of 1980,...