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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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Mar 31, 2020

Zenith enters the home computer market,
Atari's Lynx goes national &
Nintendo finally embraces disks with the 64DD.

These stories and some that aren't about abject financial failures 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...

Mar 22, 2020

On this special episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine, Karl has a chat with industry legend Michael Katz.  They talk about his time at Mattel, the inner workings of product development in the toy business, how he developed the concept of the electronic LED game there, then went on to lambast that very product...