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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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Nov 27, 2022

Arcades take on theme parks
Amstrad and Sega team up
EA buys Origin

These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in October 1992.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always...


Nov 19, 2022

No family name is more associated with the early popularization of computers than Tramiel. We speak with Leonard Tramiel, son of Commodore co-founder Jack Tramiel about his life growing up around tech, his role in Commodore's earliest machines and becoming VP of Software at Atari.
In this second part of our interview,...


Nov 10, 2022

No family name is more associated with the early popularization of computers than Tramiel. We speak with Leonard Tramiel, son of Commodore co-founder Jack Tramiel about his life growing up around tech, his role in Commodore's earliest machines and becoming VP of Software at Atari.
In this first part of our interview...


Nov 6, 2022

Distributors give conversion boards the cold shoulder
Atari looks down on the competition
The computer price war heats up

These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in October 1982.
As always, we'll mostly be using...


Oct 20, 2022

Xbox sales figures soar
3D gaming is coming to your cellphone
Cryo is no more

These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in September 2002.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of...