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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. 

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May 6, 2021

Arcades get new tech
Nintendo stabs Sony in the back
Everyone is getting into the CD-ROM game

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 April of 1991.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actual events.

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7 Minutes in Heaven


Acme shows off hits
RePlay April 1991 pg 16. Acme pg 1

Sega shows off new tech at ACME show
RePlay April 1991 pg 16. Acme pg 1

TMNT2 the arcade game for NES comes to the arcade?
Play Meter April 1991 pg. 21

Nintendo topped toys sales chart
Playthings April 1991, pg. 15

Nintendo drops exclusivity rule pg. 76

AVE locked out of NES pg. 76

Sega unveils MegaCD

Sony and Nintendo to partner on CDRom drive for SNES

Phillips announces CDRom add-on for SNES

Commodore shows off Amiga CD add on at CES

Comad sees games as advertising

Microprose announces new titles

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Sound Effects by Ethan Johnson of History of How We Play and Enzo Maida.